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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

  • Primary School Rugby Training 20 September 2019 - A few of St John’s Key Stage 2 pupils took part in a rugby training session organised by Sevenoaks Rugby Club yesterday afternoon on their ground. 50 pupils from a variety of local primary schools were there. They were split into 4 groups and then had 4 20 min training sessions with each of the […]
  • End of Term 23 July 2019 - I have the very privileged position of being a Governor here and in the present times when we badly need Leadership and the right examples to be set it, gives me great confidence that with the Leadership we have at St John’s from Sally and her entire team; together with the co-operation, help and support […]
  • End OF Term Plays and Service 19 July 2019 - The plays are always highlights of the school year and this years’ were indeed something special.  The Directors, Sophie Allen (who also wrote the Key Stage 1 play “Cock-A-Doodle-Don’t), Jane Gillhouley (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat) and the Musical Director Lizzie Hughes are the hugely talented leaders.  However they will be the first to […]
  • Are you a ‘sharent’? 10 July 2019 - Five Thinkuknow articless to help you engaged with your child’s online activities over the summer holidays. Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. Sharing pictures of your child online Lots of parents love sharing photos of their children with friends and family, particularly when they are […]

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Diary

Class 5 Visit to Knole House
Starts: 8:45 am
Ends: 24 September 2019 - 3:15 pm
Location: National Trust - Knole, Knole House, Sevenoaks TN15 0RP, UK
Description: As part of our proposed project work during Term 1 we will be learning about the Tudors. We have, therefore, arranged for Class 5 to visit Knole House on Tuesday 24th September.<br>During our visit we will have the opportunity to dress up in Tudor costumes, handle replica Tudor artefacts and learn about Tudor life. We will be leaving school promptly at 9.00am and returning before the end of the school day. <b>Please therefore ensure your child is at school by 8.45am,</b> in order that we can register the class and leave school punctually.<br>All children should wear full school uniform (including the school coat/raincoat if weather dictates). As we will be walking across grassy areas of Knole Park, we are asking the children wear trainers. However, they should bring their school shoes to change into once we are inside the house. In addition, all children will require a packed lunch and drinks (no glass bottles please). Please ensure all children have a backpack or similar to carry their food and belongings.<br>The cost of this trip will be £6.00 per child, which includes entry to the house and workshop activities.<br>We would appreciate help from one parent to accompany us on the day, and if you would like to take part please contact me directly. If you do volunteer, please be aware that we may ask you to help with children other than your own for part of the time.<br>Please return the form below to the School Office by Friday 20th September 2019. Payment should be made online via your PMX ParentMail account (visit http://www.pmx.parentmail.co.uk and select ‘Payments’). The deadline for all payments and permissions is Friday 20th September 2019. It is important to adhere to the above deadline date for the return of the permission slip and payment for this activity.
Yr 2 Swimming
Starts: 1:00 pm
Ends: 24 September 2019 - 2:00 pm
Location: Walthamstow Hall, Holly Bush Ln, Sevenoaks TN13 3UL, UK
Little John's
Starts: 2:00 pm
Ends: 24 September 2019 - 3:15 pm
Location: School hall
Table tennis Trials Yr 5 - All Yr 5 welcome
Starts: 7:45 am
Ends: 25 September 2019 - 8:45 am
Location: School Hall
Description: Interested in Table Tennis? Come Along .....

Mrs Gillhouley would like to invite any year 5 pupils who are interested in table tennis to try out for our squad next Wednesday 25th September at 7:45 - 8:30 in the school hall. Come along in your trainers and school uniform. We will provide bats and balls so do not worry if you do not have these.

It would be lovely to see as many of you as possible next week. No need to book just come along and have fun.
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Meet the classes

Reception

Mrs Canniford (nee 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

Miss Prendergast / 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, focused, 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, focused, 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 6

Mrs Mackelworth / Mrs Gillhouley

This year we begin to prepare the children for greater independency in their learning. They learn to become more independent, focused, 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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