Y2 Cheer Team - Star Performers

What a wonderful performance from our Y2 cheer squad! Our special invite to the South Manchester dance festival was a very special occasion for us all. The Y2 children have all been offered cheerleading coaching this year and then after everyone had had a turn, names were drawn out of a hat for…

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Quadkids Athletics Finals

Congratulations to our Y5/6 athletics squad on achieving bronze medals at the recent Quadkids event. The Quadkids event is an all-around athletics event where children are expected to cover all areas of athletics - running, jumping and throwing. Congratulations too must go to the Manchester…

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Y4 @Projeckts MCR

Projeckts Manchester, have been visiting the children in Year 4, introducing Skateboarding! Skateboarding is a great way to exercise and have fun at the same time. It has been proven to increase balance, agility, coordination, and reaction time. It specifically targets the leg muscles and core…
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Thank You Raffi!

A big thank you to England U16 Rugby star and former pupil for presenting the school with his most recent England Jersey. Worn during his goal-scoring international clash, where he helped beat Wales 41-22. 

Raffi gave a motivational speech to the KS2 Children. Sharing that it's not been easy in…

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Gold Again!

St John's have been awarded School Games Mark Gold for the 7th year running! This is a huge achievement and shows the dedication to PE, sport, physical activity and competition from all the pupils, staff and families at St John's.

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National School Sport Week 2017

National School Sport Week is a huge celebration of everything that is great about PE and school sport. This week pupils will be taking part in a range of sporting activities from, traditional sports such as football, hockey or netball, or alternative activities such as archery, dance or BMXing,…

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Y1 Muti-Sports

Y1AOC made the most of the warm weather! During a PE lesson, children built on their previous learning of Fundamental Movement Skills by using sporting equipment to strike, jump and throw - resulting in some amazing games being made up by our mini athletes!

Well Done Y1!


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Tri Golf Tournament

What a fabulous week for tri golf we've had at St John's this week. We've been lucky enough to have 3 teams in 3 separate events at Platt Lane Sports Complex.
Our Y4 squad became Manchester champions and our Y5 squad came an amazing 3rd place out of 13 schools! 
Our Y4 squad will…
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Important PTA Dates June/July 2017

Dear All

The final PTA meeting of this school year will be held on Tuesday 27th June at 6.30pm in the School Staffroom. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please come along and get involved. 

Our last Coffee Morning will be held on Friday 30th June. Again, everyone is welcome to attend. If you…

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Y5 Leading the Way: Bikeability

Children in Year 5 have been doing their Bikeability Safety training.  This involves learning skills on a bicycle in the about safe cycling. 

Below are just some of the skills the children learnt during the training:

Level 1

At Level 1 new riders learn to control and master their bikes in…

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Football Finals - What a Result!

Congratulations to our y5 boys on their outstanding performance at Manchester City Academy today. Every game was close with some being decided by golden goal and penalties. After battling hard the boys made it to the final only narrowly losing 1-0 to become silver medalists for…

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Football Skills

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St.John's Alumni Rugby Star

Former Pupil, Raffi Quirke helps England U16s defeat Wales, 41-22.

Sale Sharks’ Quirke impressed throughout so it was no surprise that he was heavily involved in England’s third try of the game. His smart tap and go from inside his own half gave wing Botterill the opportunity to show his…

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The Road to Old Trafford!

Congratulations to our Y2 and Y3 children (not forgetting Mr.Hogan!) who attended the Road to Old Trafford competition this week. The children showed great sporting attitude and skill to be victorious in the first round of this competition.

Our Y3 won 4-0 in the final and our Y2 won 2-1 in…

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Reception and Y1....

...throwing their weight around!

These sessions appear to be just good fun, but are the precursor for developing all the amazing athletes we have in KS2.

By kicking, crawling, jumping, throwing, running and such, children are developing fundamental movement skills. These help the children…

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Y6RG Sport Leaders

Amigos training has kicked off! The progamme promotes older children to develop leadership skills and then deliver sessions that are: fun, engaging and inclusive of all.

Pupils focused on differentiation - learning there are many different ways to achieve an outcome, a skill which can be…

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Fantastic Citywide Cross Country Final! Manchester Champions 2016!


Superb running today from all our children at Phillips Park! Up against the best of the rest of the city with 146 runners in each race St John’s showed true grit and determination to be the best they could be! Personal bests occurred all over the place

Final results were impressive with…

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2016 – What a Year for PE and Sport at St John’s!

Not only has 2016 been an amazing year for Team GB, at St John’s we have also excelled ourselves! After huge success in area competitions 2016 has seen us make over 18 Citywide finals in a range of sports and represent Manchester in 7 different areas at regional level! Manchester topped the table…

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Football Tournament


Recently, St.John’s played host to a mini – tournament with local schools St.Catherine’s and St.Cuthburt’s. It was great for the children to play against other children from other schools, great fun was had by all!

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Workout Week

What a fabulous week we have all had working out and raising money for our St John’s school grounds development project!

Miss Vecchione will spend the weekend adding up the scores to see which class travelled the most laps in their half hour and the winners will be announced in Monday morning…

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Knock Out Karate 

Our karate club members had a tremendous weekend performing their hardest to produce some amazing results. They represented our school valiantly in the competition and their efforts were rewarded with the School Special Achievement Award 2016

Congratulations to all our Karate experts

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Boccia Champions 2016

On Monday our fabulous Boccia team showed extraordinary skill at the Citywide Boccia championships held at Levenshulme High School. Our team fought off tough competition from 11 other schools to be crowned Boccia Champions 2016!

The final came down to last 2 balls with our players holding their…

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St.John’s Gymnasts WOW at Manchester School’s PE Conference

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Year 6 Boys Football

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Girls Football

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Cross Country – Our First City Wide Final of 2016-17!

Congratulations to all our cross country runners, for an outstanding start to our competitive activities. The runners had their first success in the level 2 School Games cross country competition. Both our boys and girls go through as Central Manchester cross country WINNERS! An outstanding…

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Follow the Football

Our footballers have again been entered for the Manchester Primary Football League. We enter the competition as reigning champions after our fabulous team last year soared to the winning spot with a fantastic 6-1 in the final. Good luck to this year’s team!

Follow our progress by clicking on…

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Cross Country!

A huge well done to the St.John’s Cross Country team, who put in an outstanding effort at the central and east cross county league heat last night. Each runner put in everything they had and produced incredible performances, hopefully progressing the team onto the city wide and regional…

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St John’s Awarded Gold for the Fourth Consecutive Year!

For the fourth consecutive year St John’s have applied for and been awarded the highly prestigious School Games Mark Gold. This is an outstanding achievement and demonstrates our commitment and dedication to Physical Education and Sport.

Our school motto, ‘Surrounded by Opportunities” helps us…

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St John’s at 10 Downing Street!

St John’s were invited by the Prime Minister’s adviser for health to attend 10 Downing Street to share all the outstanding practice in PE, Sport and physical activity, as well as all our initiatives to support the health and well-being of our children. St John’s are recognised locally, regionally…

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Twickenham Aviva Premiership Final for Year 4

Year 4 had a fantastic afternoon playing tag rugby at Twickenham on Saturday 28th May. Yet again St John’s were selected to represent Sale Sharks playing against other clubs in half time games.

St John’s Y4 represented us brilliantly showing great skill and sporting behaviour and also…

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Premier League Round 1 Winners!

Congratulations to our football team on a wonderful team performance at the Manchester United Premier League competition, this week. The boys, really held their nerve as the final went to penalties! A fabulous save, followed by a confident goal secured the team in winning position.

The team…

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