Our school day

All classes

8.50am = Start of school day

10.30 - 10.45am = Playtime

12.00-1.00pm =  Lunchtime

3.15pm End of the school day

 

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Eco-Council

Sustainability at St John's School

Eco-committee news 2021- 2022

St John's has an elected eco-council who are full of fantastic ideas!

What have we done so far?

Eco council wanted to ensure that we were helping our planet by turning off lights and taps when they were not needed. The eco team made posters and attached them next to light switches and above the sinks around the school to remind everyone to switch the lights off and turn off the taps.

Eco council have been busy using our litter picking equipment during breaks and lunch to ensure our playgrounds are a clean and tidy space for all children at St John's. The children learnt about reducing waste and recycling more. 

All children at St John's engaged in an 'Environment Day' where we all learned about the topics our Eco councillors have decided to focus on this year.

KS1 - Marine

LKS2 - Waste

UKS2 - Global Citizenship

What are we planning to do next?

Eco council have produced an action plan to improve the chosen topics. 

We have begun a ‘Travel Action Plan’ to gain funding for St John's to improve eco travel. Look out for more exciting days to support our travel project!

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The School Council

The School Council plays an important role in the life of St John's. It is made up of two pupils from each class who are elected to represent the children from their class at the council meetings. They meet regularly with Mrs Graham and have been involved with many recent projects in school. 

Lasy year, the School Council were involved in a project that increased the provision for physical activity during play and lunch as well as a plan that further strengthened online safety in our school. This year, School Council will play a lead role in launching our new trust name 'Futura Learning Partnership' as well as introducing our new school values and supporting a project to increase the amount of shade available on hot days.  

 

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Healthy Schools Award

This year St John's achieved the Healthy Schools Gold Award! This means that we have been recognised for:

  • our food education and compliance with the school food standards;
  • the amount of time children spent on PE each week;
  • our participation in active travel schemes.

As part of the award, one of our children won a competition to design and make a healthy vegetarian recipe that children were able to choose for a lunch option at school. Each class has also planted their vegetable patch, ready for harvesting at the end of the Summer.

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Sporting Achievements

Futura Sport Competitions

All year groups enjoy taking part in a series of inclusive sports competitions throughout the school year with other schools within the Futura Learning Partnership.

Girls Netball

Congratulations to our superb St John's Netball team, who have won the BANES Netball tournament and qualified for the WESPORT School Games Final. Well done!

Girls Cricket

St John's took part in the BANES quick-cricket tournament and reached the semi-finals. Fantastic team work!

Boys Football

Well done to all of the boys who have taken part in the Football Cup Competition. They successfully reached the quarter finals.

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Breakfast Club and after school activities

Premier Education

Our provision is run by Premier Education. You can book into their after school and breakfast club provision by clicking on the following link.

Premier Education

Premier Sport run provision from 7.45 until the start of school day. After school provision begins at 3.15 with the option to remain at school until 4.15 or 5.

School Clubs

Teachers and teaching assistants run a number of lunchtime and after-school clubs. Sign-up to these is released at the beginning of the school year. The options for 2021/2022 are:

  • Art and craft
  • Music
  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Environment
  • Textiles
  • Netball

In addition, we invite in specialists to run after school clubs. These will also be released at the beginnng of the school year.

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Curriculum and Hook Days

Hook Days

We begin our new themes with a hook day. Our programme of hook days ensures that all children experience annually the following activities:

  • Library visit
  • Museum visit
  • Dress-up days
  • Trip in the local area

Curriculum Days

Throughout the year, the children take part in curriculum days, progressively planned across the year groups. This year we have held:

  • Environment Day
  • STEM Day
  • World Book Day
  • Arts Day
  • Journey Day and Patronal Festival
  • Online Safety Day
  • Mental Wellbeing Day
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Careers Education

Children at St John's have access to a wide range of opportunities to raise aspirations and explore new opportunities, fields and careers.  Our aim is to support our pupils for life in modern Britain. We do this through inviting members of the school community to talk to the children about their careers as well as giving the chance to think about careers when studying different topics, for example a geologist when learning about rocks.

Here are some examples of our visitors this year:

  • a female pilot as part of our STEM Day;
  • a member of Greenpeace as part of our Environment Day;
  • parent career talks to Year 5 and 6;
  • author visits.
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