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Welcome to St John’s CE Primary

St. John’s is a happy, caring church school having strong community links with a distinctive christian ethos. We provide a warm and welcoming learning environment where everyone is valued and encouraged to reach their potential. Visitors often compliment us on the children’s confidence and positive atmosphere in school. We know children learn best when they are happy, we live by our school vision statement. All different and equal: All learning together in God’s world.

Mrs Sally Quirk
Headteacher

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Ofsted says…

‘The staff and Governors have a clear vision for the school that promotes the achievement of every pupil within a caring community based on Christian values.’

‘Pupils learn in a happy, calm, friendly atmosphere. They are keen to help one another and strong relationships throughout the school build trust and confidence.’

‘There is a strong culture of nurturing and support, combined with high expectations.’

‘The extraordinary extra-curricular programme supports learning really well.’

‘Pupils benefit from the quality and range of sporting activities and clubs as well as the rich provision for music throughout the school.’

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Latest news

  • Seville Airport.. 08 February 2019- The Captain has asked that we are polite to the cabin crew. Apparently on the delayed flight here the passengers were rude and difficult. Don’t worry Captain Brian – you’re flying with St John’s 6W recognised for their impeccable manners and kindness. [Translate]
  • Seville – Airport delay 08 February 2019- Please note that the flight has been delayed by at least three hours. Please would parents check with Easy Jet (https://www.easyjet.com/en/flight-tracker/EZY8176) directly for further updates. The flight number is: EZY 8176.   3 hour delay at airport so William built us a camp! [Translate]
  • 6W Safely in Seville! 05 February 2019- 6W have arrived safely in Seville and are at the hostel. They are already busy unpacking and making their beds. Mrs Quirk says they’ve arrived to blue skies! [Translate]
  • Top 1% Key Stage 2 Maths results! 04 February 2019- Please see the attached letter from the Department of Education and join us in celebrating this fantastic achievement. [Translate]

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Diary

Half Term
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: February 23, 2019 - 12:00 am
Forest School (Yr 3)
Starts: 1:00 pm
Ends: February 25, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Location: Sevenoaks Preparatory School, Sevenoaks TN15 0JU, UK
Description: This year we are very grateful to Sevenoaks Prep School who are giving us the opportunity for Forest School, for our younger children, to be held on their site and providing us with the expertise of their forest leader, Mrs McGilchrist.

The next group to benefit will be Year 3.

Year 3 children have been split into two learning groups; each group will go to the forest for three sessions on alternate weeks across the term. The class will be transported from school to the designated forest area and back by school minibus during the school day.

Please make a note of the dates on which your child’s group will take part in Forest School. (See attached letter for details).
Football (Selected team)
Starts: 3:30 pm
Ends: February 25, 2019 - 4:30 pm
Location: Knole Academy, Sevenoaks TN13 3DW, UK
Description: We have a football match on Monday 25th January 3:30pm and 4pm at Knole Academy.<br><br>The matches will take place at Knole Academy (Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks) and the team will be transported to the venue. <br><br><b>Please arrange to collect your child after the event from Knole Academy at 4:30pm</b>. <br><br>The team will wear school football kit, but must bring their own shin pads, trainers/astroturf boots. Players are welcome to wear their own socks; however they must be dark blue to match with the rest of the team. <br><br>We hope that you are happy for your child to take part. Please return the attached permission slip to the school office. If for any reason your child can not participate, please email me directly ASAP (dparfett@stjohnssevenoaks.co.uk) so that I can arrange a replacement. You are more than welcome to come and watch your child play. If you do so, please encourage and praise fair play and sportsmanship. 
6M Residential to Seville
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: March 2, 2019 - 12:00 am
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Meet the classes

Reception

Miss Allen 

As their first year at school I believe it is crucial to ensure that first and foremost children feel happy and secure coming into school. This year is not only about building the foundations of the curriculum, phonics, literacy, maths, physical development, creative arts and understanding the world; it is also about encouraging children to become more independent learners.

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Class 1

Miss Giles

In Year 1 the children make the transition from Early Years Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1. Not only is the curriculum new, but the expectation for independence and concentration is increased. The transition is gradual, moving from largely play-led learning to a more formal style.

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Class 2

Mrs Temp

During this pivotal year, we encourage the children to flourish, becoming more independent and confident in themselves and in their learning. We will be preparing the children for their SATS at the end of the year, as well as their transition into Key stage 2.

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Class 3

Mrs Boshoff / Mrs Clark  

This year we begin the transition to Key Stage 2. We learn how to become more independent and build confidence in ourselves as responsible learners.

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Class 4

Mrs Casewell / Mrs Hollands

This year we begin to prepare the children for their transition to Upper Key Stage 2. We learn to become more independent, focussed, mature and responsible learners. We begin to take an active role in our own learning, developing our curiosity and questioning, whilst developing critical thinking skills.

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Class 5

Mrs Grimble / Mr Grobel


This year we begin to prepare the children for their transition to Upper Key Stage 2. We learn to become more independent, focussed, mature and responsible learners. We begin to take an active role in our own learning, developing our curiosity and questioning, whilst developing critical thinking skills.  

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Class 6M

Ms Mackelworth / Mrs Gillhouley

This year we begin to prepare the children for greater independency in their learning. They learn to become more independent, focussed, mature and responsible learners.  The children begin to take an active role in our own learning, developing their curiosity and questioning, whilst developing critical thinking skills.

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Class 6W

Mrs Legg / Mrs Woodhouse

This year we begin to prepare the children for their transition to secondary school. Part of this preparation involves taking on new roles and responsibilities, such as the role of house captain, sports captain, tuck shop manager and sports reporter in addition to the school council representatives. 

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