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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

  • Key Stage 2 Hockey Festival. Hollybush Lane 25th April 26 April 2019- I was not able to be there for every match but those I saw were great examples of St. John’s determination – a sporting spirit to run that extra mile to complete the job and the end result was that they remained unbeaten, won the competition and will now represent the area in the Kent […]
  • Easter Service, 4th April 04 April 2019- The Easter Service is always a special way to end the term with each class making their contribution to the Easter story.  The Year 3 recorder group and Easter drama; Year 4 prayers; Year 6 Bible Reading in addition to the choir and Mrs Henry’s singers and finally Year 1 and 2’s Easter songs rounding […]
  • Mothers’ Day Celebration 28 March 2019- This is always such an inspiring family occasion at the Church.  Each year group put together a thank you to Mum either by song, verse or prayer in front of a large congregation, ending with the school song which is the voice of all St John’s stands for.   Class Presentations Class 6: All about […]
  • Key Stage 1 Inter House Sports Afternoon 13 March 2019- Danielle Parfett, with the help of all Key Stage 1 staff organised an Inter House Competition this afternoon.  Six sports were the order of the day: football, catching, running over floor ladders, speed bounce, hurdles and skipping.  The stars of the afternoon were Yr 6 who all took part in running the event, with the […]

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Diary

Forest School Yr 1 Group B
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: June 17, 2019 - 12:00 pm
Location: Sevenoaks Preparatory School, Sevenoaks TN15 0JU, UK
Description: We are very fortunate to be able to offer Year 1 another series of Forest School sessions at the Sevenoaks Preparatory School site, commencing next term from Monday 10th June up to, and including, Monday 1st July.

The format will be the same as it was for their sessions last Autumn, and the children will therefore be in the same groups as previously.

The class will be transported from school to the designated forest area and back by school minibus during the school day.

We will go out in all weathers, except for strong winds (due to the danger of falling branches). Therefore, it is important that the children are well prepared for the outdoors. This means keeping them dry and warm as far as possible. All children should come to school on Forest School days in home clothes with long sleeves and long trousers (ideally clothes you don’t mind getting muddy), and they will also need wellies, warm socks, hat and gloves (please refer to the attached information sheet). We have a set of waterproof clothing for each child (jacket and trousers), which they will wear over the top of their own clothing. I must stress that they are only windproof and children must wear a warm coat and clothing underneath.

We are looking forward to the next series of outdoor learning days, which will help the children to work together, co-operationally and courteously.
Hockey Finals
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: June 18, 2019 - 5:30 pm
Location: Holcombe Hockey Club, Curtis Way, Chatham, Rochester ME1 2TQ, UK
Description: These will take place on Tuesday 18th June at Holcombe Hockey Club, Rochester. The players will travel by minibus with Mrs Baillache and Mrs Barnett.

We need to leave school at 9.00am and should return by 5.30pm. We will text if we return earlier.

It is essential they have shorts/skorts and PE tops, gum shields and shin pads for these finals

They will need a substantial lunch, plenty of water and sun cream.

Please can I ask parents to complete the slip attached giving permission for their child to play by Monday 17th June.
6M Swimming Lessons
Starts: 12:30 pm
Ends: June 18, 2019 - 1:30 pm
Location: Walthamstow Hall, Holly Bush Ln, Sevenoaks TN13 3UL, UK
Description: All children in Class 6M will commence their swimming lessons at Walthamstow Hall starting from the first week of next term; Tuesday 4th June 2019. They will have four lessons; 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th June.
Each child will swim for an hour during each session. The group will have two qualified swimming instructors and an assistant in the water, plus a poolside assistant and a class teacher, with them.
All children are required to wear a swimming cap during their lessons. Please note girls must wear a one piece swimsuit. Bikinis and tankinis are not acceptable for safety reasons.
The charge for will be £10.00 per child.
Please return the form attached to the School Office by Tuesday 4th June 2019. Payment should be made online via your PMX ParentMail account (visit http://www.pmx.parentmail.co.uk and select ‘Payments’).
Key Stage 1 Rapid Fire Cricket
Starts: 1:00 pm
Ends: June 18, 2019 - 4:00 pm
Location: Sevenoaks Vine Cricket Club, Holly Bush Ln, Sevenoaks TN13 3UH, UK
Description: Kent Community Cricket have for the first time in many years organised a rapid fire cricket event for Key Stage 1. It will take place on Tuesday 18th June at Sevenoaks Cricket Club, The Vine, Sevenoaks from 1:00pm to 4.00pm. The children will walk to the Vine Cricket Club but will need to be collected from there at 4.00pm.

As always we would welcome parent support at this event.

Please ensure your child has a full clean PE kit, hat and sun cream. Your child will require a packed lunch for the day to be eaten before we leave school. They should ensure they have plenty of water to drink and some snacks for the afternoon.
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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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