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Week Ending Friday 23rd February

FebruaryPosted by Claire Marsland Sun, March 11, 2018 20:49:03

We hope you all had a lovely half term!

We certainly enjoyed looking at the photographs many of you sent in showing children reading in all sorts of strange places... in the car boot... in a wheelie bin... under water... in a dentist chair... We will judge these and announce the winners next week!

Children have been working very hard this week; well done to all of our Headteacher Award winners!

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Week Ending Friday 9th February

FebruaryPosted by Claire Marsland Mon, February 12, 2018 17:56:17

Even though it has been a short half term, we have still had a full and busy few weeks, where children and staff have all worked hard!

I am very proud of the way the children have coped with prolonged staff absence this half term, and would like to say thank you to all of them, and to all of the staff for providing extra cover.

Children in Rowan class in particular have behaved respectfully for school and supply staff, in class and on their quarry trip yesterday, earning the whole class a Headteacher’s Award. Here they are following a well-deserved Buzz Time with Fir Class.

In Headteacher Awards we celebrated some fantastic work, our chess players recent successes and our Green Panthers.

I am hoping that we will be back up to full strength after half term, and that everyone has a restful and enjoyable half term break.

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Week Ending Friday 2nd February

FebruaryPosted by Claire Marsland Sun, February 04, 2018 21:14:51

I would like to congratulate the children on how well they have coped with staff changes due to staff illness. I am sure that you all join me in wishing all of the staff who are currently absent a speedy recovery. I would also like to thank the staff team, including our regular supply teachers, for being so adaptable and supportive in the circumstances; you have all been and continue to be fantastic!

Well done to Sophie, Eva, Isaac, Leo, Hannah, Tom, Frank, Lara, Evie, Phoenix and Seba for being awarded Headteacher Awards this week!

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Welcome Back

FebruaryPosted by Claire Marsland Sat, February 25, 2017 17:17:00

Welcome back everyone after the half term holiday! We hope you all had an enjoyable break.

Well done to the children awarded Headteacher Awards on the last day off term: Mabel, Noah, Jayden, Amelia, Chloe, Jayden, Gracie, George, Callum, Molly and Poppy

Also well done to this week's recipients: Romilly, Leo, Jessica, Barbara, Alfie, George, Scott, Archie, Josie and Lily-Mae.

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Week Ending Friday 3rd February

FebruaryPosted by Claire Marsland Sun, February 05, 2017 17:32:35

Yet another busy week at St John's! Year 3 have been rehearsing hard in the hall, ready for their performance this week, Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed 'The Three Little Pigs Gazebo' and sharing stories with Year 4 children, and Year 1 have been on a material hunt!

The grown ups have also been really busy! Ms Bolton led the rest of the teachers in their Professional Development Meeting on 'Putting Learning First', and I attended a very interesting conference on 'Growth Mindset' on Friday.

Headteacher Awards were presented for: having a great first week at St John's, working hard on writing and number, being the best they can, using lots of adjectives and adverbs in story writing, telling the time, recognising numbers to 10, joining in really well, using speech marks, not giving up, science experiments, growing in confidence, enthusiasm to learn, punctuating questions correctly and understanding fractions.

Well done to: Oleander, Aimee, Ruben, Jude, Ava, Telia, Adina, Mia, Sonny, Bea, Jago, Alya, Alice G and Luke!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our survey about core values. Based on the results from children, staff, parents and governors, we have chosen Friendship, Aspiration and Respect for our school's core values. These fit brilliantly with our strapline - 'Learning together, aiming high!

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