Greek myths, simnel cake and much more!

We have had an extremely busy term 4 in Year 6. In English, we have been studying Greek mythology, culminating in writing our own Greek myths, complete with heroes and monsters. We magpied beautiful literary language from the myth ‘A Shot in the Dark’ and used this, combined with our own stunning similes and metaphors, to re-write a different version of the story.

We are almost at the end of our maths journey! Our latest topics have included perimeter, area and volume and we will be finishing off the term with some challenging geometry.

As a build-up to the Easter celebration, Year 6 enjoyed learning about the significance of Simnel cake – it helped that we also got to sample it!

As a cohort, Year 6 are working hard to earn REAP points to spend in the summer term after SATs. Take a look at the picture of the Year 6 board showing all of the wonderful treats that the Year 6s can earn in return for their engagement and positive attitude every day.

Wishing you a wonderful Easter holiday from everyone in the Year 6 team.

Sumdog competition – Get playing!

Welcome Maths Enthusiasts. I have entered the whole school into a Sumdog competition against other schools.

All you need to do is log onto Sumdog with your usual username and password then enter the school code sjs3 to help us gain as many points as possible. The competition started today and ends next Friday 14th February at 8am.

How do you earn St John’s some points? Simply play! The more you play the more we earn.


Good Luck children!


Mrs Gillhouley