Whole School Events
KS1 Maths Parents workshop
2023 Carnival Procession - November 2023
Despite the storm nothing could dampen the spirits of St John and St Francis and our planned Carnival Procession 2023!
In our year groups we paraded, danced and sang in the dry and warmth of the school hall. We really hope you enjoy looking at the pictures and video's. We hope you will agree the children look like they are having a great time!
EYFS really enjoyed their carnival procession and dancing! We made firework shakers in DT. we used these to help us with our firework dancing I hope you enjoy the show! We all enjoyed performing!
We made headresses. We loved dancing and perforning to our song from Encanto...Enjoy our performance!
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Year 3 performed the "Carnival of Animals" have a look at our video! It was great fun!
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Celebrated the 'Rio Carnival of Birds' this afternoon! We were inspired by feathers and all the colours, sparkles and celebrations of the Rio Carnival.
Year 5 have worked incredibly hard on their tie dye t-shirts. Enjoy watching their big reveal (including excellent dance moves) for the carnival! They all look amazing!
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Science Week 2023
The children at St John and St Francis have had a wonderful week making connections and learning lots. KS2 focused on making connections within engineering behind bridges, how gliders work and how our brains connect to the rest of our body! We even looked into how finger prints connect to crime - I wonder if Mrs Wells ever found out whole stole the chocolate.
KS1 made connections linking animals to their habitats using observational skills, and knowledge of the names and features of living things typically found in parks, gardens, fields, and hedgerows in the UK. They also made connections between different types of animals, noticing similarities and differences.
Thank you to any parents who popped in on Friday. The children really enjoyed sharing their learning with you.
European Day of Languages 2023
On Tuesday 26th September we took part in the European Day of Languages, a celebration of the language diversity of Europe. Each class chose a country and spend time learning about the language and culture of that country. Everyone dressed in the colours of their country.
Year 2 were fortunate enough to have a native French speaker visit to share some stories and songs.
It was a successful day and really helped to raise awareness of the diversity of languages spoken by our children and families, in our local area and beyond.
European Day of Languages
Science Fair : June 2023
Our school Science fair (STEAM fair sponsored by the Ogden Trust) took place on Wednesday 8th June. It was a great success with many entries, which ranged from foaming volcanos to home-made water filters and from lava lamps to illuminated robots. Parents and children, who attended viewed all the projects and then the children explained and demonstrated how they worked or what they had learned; this was a great demonstration of some amazing oracy skills.
After the event, the judges (thank you to Jon Culshaw- who helped judge KS1 and lower KS2- and to Mr Butt who helped judge upper KS2) pondered for along time to decide on the winners!
KS1 winners will be announced in celebration assembly on the 16th June and KS2 on the 23rd June.
Science Fair 2023
Run for Fun! Comic Relief : 17th March 2023
Thank you for all your sponsor forms and donations for this year's Comic Relief. The children have successfully completed their Run for Fun around the playground, ably assisted by our Year 6 Team Captains, and staff!
The total amount raised was an incredible £942.42!! Thank you for your generosity to this worthy cause!
Comic Relief 2023
Run for Fun!
Gardening Award : 7th March 2023
St John and St Francis GROWING from strength to strength
The staff and children of St John and St Francis School were delighted to receive the RHS gardening award Level 1. The children have worked hard with staff to ensure our outdoor curriculum and space is an amazing place to "grow" and learn! We are already busy preparing for Level 2 and beyond!
World Book Day 1st March 2023 – Crazy, Mad Hair Day
The school was full of excitement and wonder at all the fabulous crazy hair creations that were found in each classroom! We would like to thank everyone for taking part and spending lots of time on these masterpieces this morning! As you can see we had lots of fun! We also shared stories on hair in our guided reading sessions, these are found below, we discussed why people had different hair or coverings for their hair, looking at PSHE, RE and Oracy skills. The children really enjoyed the day, each child has a World Book Day Token to spend either on a £1 book of their choice or to be put towards a more expensive book.
World Book Day : 1st March 2023