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Week Beginning Monday 5th June

JunePosted by Claire Marsland Sun, June 04, 2017 13:54:09

I hope you have all had a lovely half term break. We have a very busy final half term ahead of us, starting with quite a busy first week back!

On Tuesday, a group of four Year 3 children are attending the Poetry Slam at Dillington House with Ms Bolton and Year 1 children have a sports afternoon.

On Wednesday our class photographs will be taken and our Year 2 children are attending a Tri-Golf Festival.

On Thursday some of our Year 4 children will be attending a football tournament.

Every week, up until the summer holidays, we have some exciting opportunities for the children. I look forward to seeing you all at some of these events.



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Week ending Friday 19th May

MayPosted by Claire Marsland Sat, May 20, 2017 10:30:47

This week we celebrated the achievements of the children for the last time this half term for: great reading comprehension, persevering with joining handwriting, writing newspaper reports, being kind and caring, learning to divide, having a positive attitude to learning, consistently working hard, symmetry work and swimming awards.

Well done to: Rose, Annabel, Cara, Rio, Rosalie, Oliver, Lea-Anna, Zach, George, Lilly-Rose, Harvey, Josie and Zac. We are extremely proud of all of you.



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Week Ending Friday 12th May

MayPosted by Claire Marsland Sun, May 14, 2017 21:21:21

We celebrated the achievements of children during our Headteacher Awards on Friday. It is lovely to hear about their achievements from Reception children learning to read and to write their names, right through to Year 4 children writing non-chronological reports!

Well done to: Chloe, Elsabeth, Lilja, Kavin, Adina, Erin, Charlie, Molly W, Max, Myla and Ben!

We were also able to congratulate our fantastic chess players who had qualified for the Somerset Megafinal, which was held at Millfield last Sunday. Well done to Oliver S, Rudy, Gabriel, Xavi, Sam S, George L, Aisha, Stan, Freddie, Jesses and Tom who all competed. An extra special well done to Gabriel, Xavi, Sam, George and Aisha who then went on to qualify for the next round at Twickenham in July. Gabriel and Aisha were also the top scorers in their age groups and won trophies and the titles Supremo and Suprema respectively. St John's dominated the top boards and medal ceremony, with ex-St John's pupils also winning older categories! Well done everyone!



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Week Ending Friday 28th April

AprilPosted by Claire Marsland Mon, May 01, 2017 18:16:57

I hope you have all enjoyed the long weekend with your families.

Last Friday, we celebrated some fantastic work and achievements. Well done to: Alfie, Archie, McKenzie, Tabitha, Lola, Trinity, Evie, Mia, Chelsea-Mae, Luka, Harry, Jesse, Mya and Oliver S!




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Week Ending Friday 21st April

AprilPosted by Claire Marsland Sun, April 23, 2017 18:15:43

A warm welcome back

We hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable Easter break, although we know that the holiday ended rather sadly for many of you.

In our thoughts...

We were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Mark Dredge, proud father of Finley and Bradley, and uncle of Sophie and Mia. Our entire school community has been rocked by Mark's untimely death and we extend our heartfelt sympathy to all of Mark's family.

Also, in our thoughts...

We would also like to offer our condolences to Annie White, our Finance Officer, whose father died on Wednesday after a long illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with Annie and her daughter Mollie at this difficult time.

A busy first week back...

We have a busy first week back! Many children were creative during the holidays making Easter hats and decorating hardboiled eggs, which they brought into school on Tuesday. Their efforts were judged whilst the children went searching for their Easter eggs and the new golden eggs. I am relieved that I did not have to judge, as their creations were all fabulous. The children who won prizes are: Thomas, Joshua, Edward W, Lacey A, Ania, Mia H, Kizzi, Holly, Georgina, Bea, Molly M, Patrick, Ayla and Ellis. Well done everyone!

On Wednesday afternoon, the children took part in a special environment event; they had to work well in their house teams to transport water without wasting any. I hope that we will have some photos for you very soon.

On Friday we presented Headteacher Awards to: Reggie, Indigo, Florence, Jaelin, Natalia, Sienna, Charli, Catalina and Isla. Well done everyone!





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Week Ending Friday 31st March

MarchPosted by Claire Marsland Sat, April 15, 2017 21:06:54

During our last Headteacher Awards for the spring term, we had lots to celebrate!

Firstly, we recognised the achievements of children who have worked hard in each class. Well done to: Harriett, Iris, Sonny, Zoja, Alfie, Anish, Charlotte, Aphie, George, Alfie, Cali, Patrick, Etienne and Aimee-Leigh.

We also congratulated the Year 3 children who won prizes for their Science Fair presentations. I am sure it was very difficult for the staff to choose their winners, as there were so many brilliant exhibits and experiments. Lots of learning and lots of fun! Well done to everyone in Year 3!

Special awards were also given to a group of Year 4 children who showed great determination, enthusiasm and friendship while on their residential to Liddington. Again, I know that staff would have found it difficult to choose children for these special awards, because they all achieved so much in those three days. Well done to everyone in Year 4! I was also able to pass on my personal thanks to my staff who accompanied the children on this fantastic trip, and the children presented them with Easter Eggs.

We also said 'thank you and goodbye for now' to Mrs Davies as she leaves us to go on maternity leave.

I hope you all have a relaxing and enjoyable Easter holiday.





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Week Ending Friday 24th March

MarchPosted by Claire Marsland Fri, March 24, 2017 17:44:25

I hope you have all had the chance to look at the other blogs; the children and staff have been so busy this week.

On Tuesday the School Council ran a very successful Cake Sale, which the choir performed at; thank you to everyone who donated and purchased cakes. The raffle for the giant red noses was drawn; thank you to everyone who bought tickets and congratulations to the winners. Here are two of them:

On Wednesday a group of Key Stage 1 Pupil Premium children had the opportunity to attend a sports festival. Also, a group Year 3 children performed in the finale concert for the Year of the Recorder with 11 other schools.

From Wednesday to Friday, our Year 4 children went on their residential visit to Liddington. Looking at their photographs, the children tried lots of new activities, challenged themselves and had great fun along the way. A massive thank you to the staff who accompanied them, and a big well done to all of the children.

This morning, we celebrated the achievements of these children: Sophia, Benjamin, Tolly, Nate, Oscar, Pablo, Gabriel and Fred. Well done to all of you!



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Week Ending Friday 17th March

MarchPosted by Claire Marsland Tue, March 21, 2017 21:04:12

Well done to all of the children awarded Headteacher's Awards this week. Well done to: Ruben, Bobby, Genny, Sam, Courtney, Elsie, Sophia, Nate, Kailan, Rylie, Rasmus, Molly M, Ashton and Ben P.

Also well done to our chess players: Gabriel, Oliver S, Rudy, Xavi B, Aisha and George L for their recent successes in the Delancey UK Schools' Chess Challenge.



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