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St John's Church Of England Primary School

Growing towards the future through love, care and respect

We wish you all a safe and happy holiday and we look forward to seeing everyone recharged in September.

AUTUMN TERM 2016

BIG WRITING - DESCRIPTION OF A VILE VILLAIN IN ROALD DAHL STYLE

STOMP WORKSHOP-YEARS 5 AND 6 HAD GREAT FUN!!!

CERAMICS WORKSHOP AT VALLEY PARK - MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL

BOOK WEEK - CAN YOU GUESS OUR CHARACTERS?

READATHON- WE LOVED SHARING OUR BOOKS AND FEELING COSY!!

MATHS CALCULATIONS AFTERNOON 

It was lovely to welcome so may parents to our calculation lesson! We hope you gained a useful insight into how Year 5 Maths is taught and this will prove invaluable when helping with homework. The children were very confident in explaining how to approach the four rules and they modelled the different methods we have learnt so far. Thank you for coming!

SLAM POETRY COMPETITION

We held a competition and all the children wrote and performed their own poems. Any subject was allowed with the intention of appealing to an audience. A vote was conducted and Hayden was the outright winner. I hope you enjoy his poem about melons!

ANGLO-SAXONS LIVING HISTORY DAY

MAD HATTER'S TEA PARTY DANCE

This dance was based on key motifs from the Mad Hatter's Tea Party in Alice In Wonderland. The children had to create their own phrases within a set routine for the Dormouse, as well as create an interesting ending based on physical theatre. The final composition shows a variety of choreographic ideas using solos, duets. trios and group formation. Performance skills and musicality have developed over a six week period. 

IT'S CHRISTMAS PARTY TIME!! LOOK AT OUR IMPRESSIVE TABLE DISPLAYS- SNOW, LIGHTS, GLITTER, CENTRE PIECES, HOMEMADE DECORATIONS ......WELL DONE CHILDREN!! 

SPRING TERM 2017

REFERENCE TEXTS

As part of our English this term, we have been studying how to compile a successful reference article for a non-fiction book. The children have researched information on a topic of their choice, which was unknown to them. In class, the children worked in pairs to share their planning and drafts for their text. Finally,the articles were written and are now on display as a source of interesting information. 

MATHS WEEK - TRIANGLE THEME 

Our tables were covered in tape to make all kinds of angles. This introduced the theme for the week and it's amazing how many triangular lessons we had!! We started with measuring angles, drawing angles to scale, identifying triangles and then sorting them according to their properties. The children had different challenges that included investigating patterns of triangles, constructing triangles and proving statements about triangles. 

WE MADE A GEOBALL MADE OF TRIANGLES-IT'S PART OF AN ICOSOHEDRON

PIZZA SLICES ARE TRIANGULAR !!

A lot of preparation went into our pizza toppings! We learnt how to cut, slice  and grate food safely. Everyone chose the ingredients they liked and made two slices of pizza which tasted delicious. Following that, we designed an eye-catching recipe for a children's cookbook. The classroom smelt like 'Pizza Express'!!  We even listened to Italian  music as we ate!

SHARING GAMES AND BOOKS WITH PARROT CLASS

One of our challenges for the week was to design a board game for Parrot class and since it was Shrove Tuesday we based our games on a pancake story. Working in pairs meant we could share our ideas and produce a lotto game using positional language. When we played the game the children really enjoyed it and asked to play again!! As well as this, we helped the children make a shape picture. This reinforced their language and we were able to scribe their thoughts.

Later in the week we read stories to different children in Parrot class and on Friday they read their own stories to us! We made some lovely friends!

BIKEABILITY TRAINING

CSI ROLE-PLAY 

FASHION SHOW 

ORCHARD PROJECT- WALKING ROUND GROVE GREEN

SUMMER TERM 2017

EXPLORING R.E THROUGH DRAMA AND ART


CELEBRATING EASTER

MULTICULTURAL WEEK- CHINA

Years 3,4,and 5 landed in China this week and we had lots of fun! We used the iPads to explore the physical features of the country. Also we wrote mini stories based on an ancient Chinese tale and designed story plates. Some children tasted food and learnt to use chopsticks!