Children

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After school activities

At St John's, there is a range of exciting after school clubs on offer to children. New clubs start throughout the year, letters will be sent home to advertise these. 

For more details please our Afterschool Clubs and Recorder/Keyboard Tuition Information Booklet (Pdf, 1Mb).

Please contact Mrs Manuel in the office for more information about clubs or to sign up.

Currently running:

Monday: Multi-ball Sports 3:15 - 4:20
Tuesday: Girls Netball 3:15 - 4:15
Wednesday: Newspaper & Cooking Clubs 3:15 - 4:30
Thursday: Gymnastics 3:15 - 4:15
Friday: Cricket & Choir Clubs 3:15 - 4:30 

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Phonics

Phonics

Phonics is a key part of children's reading and spelling tools. Watch and listen to the short phonics film on the correct way to pronounce sounds or phonemes.

Miss Davis has put together some information on what the Phonics screening check involves (Pdf, 496kb).

If anyone has any questions or would like further advice for how to support their child then do not hesitate to come and see your child's class teacher.

The children complete the Phonics screening every year during term 6.

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e-Safety

Today the children learnt about e-safety during our 'Safer Internet Day'. The day started with an assembly from Sergeant Gent, a parent and governor from the school. Children undertook a variety of activities during the day including colouring in their 'Smartie the Penguin' or 'Digi Duck' e-safety badges.

Mr Hilliam & Mrs Bruton gave a talk to parents about e-safety issues for children at home. The slides for the powerpoint can be viewed here (Pdf, 355kb).

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The School Council

The school council plays an important role in the life of St John's. It it made up of two pupils from each class (a boy and a girl) who are elected to represent the children from their class at the council meetings. They meet regularly with Dr Cottrell in the staff room and have been involved with many of the recent projects in school.

This year the School Council has been considering designs for a quiet garden around the Friendship Bench. We hope that the project will be completed soon.

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55 Club Multiplication Challenge

Last year we launched a whole-school times table challenge to encourage children to learn their multiplication facts by heart. This replaced the former times table challenge that resulted in bronze, silver and gold awards.

Children complete a 5 minute test, according to their ability. Once they have gained full marks on the test twice they move up to the next (more challenging) test, receiving a certificate in the process. The clubs progress as follows: doubles club, 25 club, 35 club, 45 club, 55 club, 75 club, fractions club and more difficult fractions club.

So, for example the 25 club contains 25 questions covering the 2x, 5x and 10x tables.

Here are some resources that may be helpful with learning times tables. Many further resources can be found on the Espresso website.

Times table resources:

BBC Times Table Grid

Times Tables Tests

Crickweb Times Tables resources

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Singing at St John's

At St John's, singing is a bit part of our school. From our exciting Singing Club, to a special project we are involved in with Bath Abbey, to our everyday singing in school and special events like our bedtime story evening, there is a lot of singing going on! 

This page will be updated during the year, so check back for photos, videos and lots more!

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Useful websites to help you learn

There are thousands of useful websites to help support your learning at home.

We'd like to recommend that you visit the Coxhoe School website as it has the most amazing selection of resources and they are all organised into different subject areas.

For websites specific to your class that your teacher recommends, please visit your class page.

Other helpful pages:

 

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