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Archive for July, 2016

E-Safety activity of the week

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Do you know the differences between social networking sites and our learning platform (welearn365)?

Can you add your comments below?

Think about your behaviour on these different places. Appropriate places to share information and safety. We look forward to reading your responses.


From St John’s E-Safety Team

3B- Mediterranean Art Day

Friday, 1 July 2016

Today was a very exciting day in 3B, not only did we get to visit the library and take out lovely new books but it was art day! All the children were very excited that we were going to be spending a whole day doing art. In the morning we researched some famous artists such as Monet, Seurat, Picasso and van Gogh and the children enjoyed finding out interesting facts about their lives. After that we got the chance to recreate some famous pieces of art and experiment with lots of different techniques. We painted the Eiffel Tower in a pointillist style and had a go at turning the Mona Lisa into a cubist piece. A great day was had by all!!

4L: Epistolaries, Ancient Egyptian Life, and the Library!

Friday, 1 July 2016

This week has been all hands on deck, with lots of exciting learning!

We have been exploring Ancient Egyptian life, through our history and guided reading sessions. We found out what gods they worshipped, what they did for pleasure, and compared our lives to the lives of the Ancient Egyptians.

We have also explored a style of writing which was new to us, an epistolary. We told the story of the discovery of Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb through postcards sent between Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter.

Very excitingly, the all new and improved St. John’s Library was opened today! After a long and arduous wait, we were finally able to explore all of the lovely new books, and take them out to read at school and at home.


Reception- Handa’s Surprise

Friday, 1 July 2016

This week in Literacy we read the story of Handa’s Surprise, we used picture cards to sequence the story, we pretended to be a character from the story and created a story map. We also looked at the fruits from Handa’s Surprise and created observation pastel drawings of the fruit.

In Maths this week we have been recapping subtraction. We know that subtraction is the same as taking away and the number gets smaller. Using real fruit and play dough oranges we showed an understanding of how to take away practically and how to record this in a number sentence.

This week we also had a fabulous class trip to Warwick Arts Centre where we watched the show Tiddler and other Terrific Tales. We all had a great time and enjoyed being on the coach and going to the theatre. All the children were really well behaved and represented St. John’s School well, we were very proud of them.

RG also had their class assembly this week, they showed all the wonderful learning they have being doing. It was lovely to watch and we hope parents and carers enjoyed it too.

Mrs Fenner and Miss Gill