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2017/2018

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays.You can sign your child up at your local library, then get them to read six library books of their choice to complete the Challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it’s FREE to take part!

The Summer Reading Challenge 2018 is called Mischief Makers, inspired by the much-loved children's title Beano, which celebrates its 80th anniversary. Children will explore a map of Beanotown to find the mysterious buried treasure and become ultimate mischief makers! Dennis,  Gnasher and friends will help them solve clues and collect stickers, having lots of fun and adventures along the way!

Watch the official promotional video below and share it with your young mischief makers:

https://youtu.be/5Yt9ovdvH_4



Our school took part in South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership’s 10 day Active Travel Challenge which started on Monday 11th June.The challenge was for pupils & their families to choose an active way of getting to school over the 10 day period. Thank you to everyone who took part and made an effort to travel to school in an active way during the challenge. The benefits of which include;

1. Improve health & wellbeing of our pupils & their families
2. Encourage pupils and families to be more active
3. Reduce congestion and parking problems around our school
4. Promote active travel for the journey to school and for families to continue to do this after the challenge!

During the challenge each classroom had a wall chart on which pupils who have travelled actively recorded their journey by adding a special sticker to the chart. Each child, who took part in the challenge, will receive a 10 day active travel badge.




The hugely talented and totally inspirational Marc Griffiths visited St John's on Thursday 14th June. The children loved him. Their laughter could be heard all around school as he used his puppets to teach them about the importance of making the right choices in life. 



Sustrans Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge inspiring pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school. 

A big thank you to all those who took part over the last 2 weeks. We averaged 38% of the school scooting or cycling to school each day and finished 2nd out of all the schools in Sheffield who took part.  This is a great achievement and one that we are very proud of. 

Hopefully you all enjoyed the experience and will continue to encourage eco-friendly travel to school. 

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M and M Productions returned to St John's on Thursday 27th March, this time with their amazing production of The Hobbit.  A brilliant show, full of energy, imagination, action and fun. Thank you M and M Productions. Just amazing! 




Great fun was had by all at our Easter Disco. Big thanks to Parent helpers for organising the event, for our office staff for dealing with ticket sales and to all the staff who stayed behind to help. 

 

    

   

British Science Week, was a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths.

This year, the theme was Exploration and Discovery, which aimed to encourage children to think about everyday discoveries and how they affect their lives by exploring Science in the world around us; from their home to school and to the wider environment.

As a school, we dedicated Tuesday 13th March to Science. After a special Science based assembly, children returned to class for a day of 'Exploration and Discovery'. 

The day finished with the launch of our poster competition. Children can make their poster about anything related to exploration and discovery. The posters will be judged in school and five winners will have their poster entered into the British Science Week School Poster Competition. 








What is it with World Book Day and Snow? Well, try as it might, it didn't stop us today.

Although later than initially planned, the day started with all the children gathering in the hall to share a story, brilliantly read by Miss Danks, and then we all took park in the World Book Day Book Bonanza quiz before heading back to class.

At 2:45pm, it was time for the children to cuddle up with their teddies and enjoy a delicious cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows, whilst enjoying a story with their teacher.

We have had a fabulous day.



Throughout the first week back at school after February have term, we held a week dedicated to reading, Drop Everything and Read week. At different times each day, we dropped everything and read!


A delightful carol service in front of a packed congregation at St John's church brought the whole school together ahead of the Christmas break. It was lovely to be joined by so many family members, carers and friends of the school, who enjoyed carols, prayers and bible readings along with performances by our choir, who led the school with a beautiful candlelit 'Hope of Heaven.' Thank you to everyone who joined us.


Pendle Productions - Aladdin

What happens when you cross the most magical time of the year with the best touring pantomime in the UK? You get Pendle Productions’

It was lovely to have Royd Nursery Infant School join us this morning, for this years pantomime, which had more sparkle and dazzle than you could ever imagine.

Poor Aladdin worked all day and night with Wishee Washee in Widow Twanky’s laundry. Unknown to them all, the evil Abanazar has a plan to send Aladdin into the cave to find the magic lamp that contains the Genie.

With a little bit of help from the Fairy of the Ring, Aladdin sets out on his journey to find the lamp and earn the riches that will enable him to marry the Emperor’s Daughter, Princess Jasmine.

With Wishee Washee always in a mess, we couldn't help but laugh, sing and clap along all at the same time.



    

A big thank you has to go to our 'School Funders' for organising our school disco.Everyone had a fabulous time. The event could not have gone ahead without our teaching assistants, who all stayed behind to help. We are also grateful to our office staff, Mrs Denton and Mrs Stocks, who have been busy sorting out tickets sales. 





Friday 17th November, was BBC Children in Need. Since 1980 Children in need has raised over £600 million for disabled children and young people in the UK.  For a donation of £1, children wore something spotty to school and purchased biscuits/cake to help us raise funds for such a worthwhile charity.  

  



Anti Bullying Week was between the 13th and 17th November and was organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. The purpose of the week is to shine a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, parents and teachers to take action against bullying throughout the year. 

The theme for Anti Bullying Week this year has been set as 'All Different, All Equal, following a survey of nearly 600 children, children who took part in the survey shared that they wanted the annual awareness week to tackle bullying based on perceived differences and celebrate what makes us all unique. 

Over the course of a number of weeks, we have been discussing bullying in our PSHE lessons. 

The Poppy Appeal is the Royal British Legion’s biggest fundraising campaign held every year in November, the period of Remembrance.

Each year, an army of volunteers distribute the iconic paper poppies throughout the nation, collecting donations in return to help support the vital work, the Royal British Legion do for the Armed Forces and their families..

Thank you to everyone, who made a donation and purchased a poppy.

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hank you to everyone who supported our 10 day active travel over the last 10 days. It was great to see so many children and their families supporting the campaign and finding an active way to travel to school.

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Luckily, the weather remained fine as we headed down to St John's Church for our Harvest Service.

It was great to see so many parents, family members and carers present.

We are so proud of all our children, who sang beautifully, behaved impeccably and read from the bible with confidence.

Thanks again for all your kind donations of food, for The 'Stocksbridge Food Bank'.


   
Thank you to everyone who attended our Macmillan Coffee afternoon and helped us raise much needed funds for this worthwhile cause. 

   

M and M Productions have been coming to St John's for a number of years now and their shows have always been amazing. This mornings performance of 'The Wizard of Oz' has been one of their best.

The whole school clapped and joined in with the show, singing along with many of the well known songs. We hope children have been inspired to love literature and performing arts.

We're off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz.....

     









 
2017/18

Tuesday 17th July - Summer Fayre and 50th anniversary celebrations. 

This year, Royd Nursery Infant school are also celebrating their 50th anniversary and both schools decided to come together to mark the occasion. The day started with an open session for past pupils and staff to come and look around the school and enjoy a piece of birthday cake. 

Both schools held a dress up day, where children came in clothes from the sixties. Royd joined us at lunch time, where we all enjoyed a picnic lunch on our school field. 


         

During the afternoon year 3, 4 and 5 sold the produce that they had made during enterprise week. Whilst our year 6 children ran stalls and organised games. 

         

It was great to see so many parents, carers and family members in school supporting us.  Thank you. 

   

OWednesday 4th July, we celebrated our school's 50th Birthday. A 1960's themed lunch was served to the children. Bishop Pete (Bishop of Sheffield) and the school Governors joined them. Afterwards, we continued our celebrations, and parents were invited for tea, coffee and cake and then to watch our Summer concert, which was led by children from across the school.  


          

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A big thank you to everyone who donated £1 on our dress down day to our garden fund. We raised a total of £117. Which we have used to transform the area. We now have a soft fruit bed filled with strawberries and a thornless blackberry bush at the end. Beans and peas are growing in planters and tomatoes in the greenhouse. The herb planter is nearly full and we have onions and garlic growing at the end. At the bottom end of the garden we have a red currant and white currant bush, a fig tree and some rhubarb. Later this week our eco warriors will be planting some pumpkins and each year will be in competition to see who can grow the biggest one.

We had a little bit of money left to invest in some new plants to smarten up the area outside Mrs Riley and Mrs Thompson's classroom.

Any donations of plants would still be appreciated. We have the year 6 garden area and planters in our quiet area that could all do with some work.

The children are already loving the area, asking questions, smelling the herbs and taking an interest in what we are growing. Especially when they saw the juicy red strawberries. They were delicious.

Thank you again for your £1. All of the money raised has been carefully spent.





Design and Technology Day - Friday 9th March 2018.

This academic year at St. John's we have introduced Design Technology Days. Each day covering a different aspect of the DT curriculum and providing the opportunity for all children to design, make and evaluate various products throughout the year.

Our recent DT day has been extremely successful with children enjoying the day hugely. All the staff are extremely proud of our children's creativity, resilience and problem solving.



A big thank you to Vicky, our school cook and Gaynor, her assistant for cooking and serving over a 100 delicious christmas lunches today. 


Since 1990, more than 146 million children in over 150 countries have experienced God's love through the power of a simple shoebox from Operation Christmas Child. 

This year, as we have in previous years, Deepcar St John's have collected shoeboxes for this worthwhile charity.

Thank you to all the parents and family members who donated a shoe box to our Christmas shoebox appeal. 

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On Wednesday 15th November, Fire House Productions came to St John's. They produce educational drama for children, drama being a powerful and flexible tool to develop and enhance their understanding of social issues. They combine education with entertainment, balancing humour with serious messages. Within their production of 'Just Joshing' they take a look inside the head of a bully, a target of bullying and a bystander.  We got to meet Josh, a friendly, upbeat school boy. We also met his nemesis Jack, the school bully, who seems intent on making Josh's life a misery, and we meet Dotty, Jacks not so innocent sidekick and bystander.  Just Joshing delivered the anti bullying message, in a fun way, balancing humour with reflection. 
 
  



Bikeability, is a course run by professionals, based on the National Standards for Cycle Training, which teaches children the necessary skills to ride safely and confidently on the road. It is a free course that we run in school each year for our year 6 pupils. Unfortunately, the weather was not great, but that didn't stop them having a great time and learning the necessary skills in order for all that took part to pass. Big well done. 




 The NSPCC's Speak out. Stay safe. programme visited  St John's on Monday 5th December.

With the help of their mascot Buddy, Speak out. Stay safe tought our children about safeguarding, in a lively, interactive and memorable way. 

Their specially trained staff and volunteers sensitively discussed issues like bullying and sexual abuse, without using scary language or adult words, they presented an assembly to all children as well as a workshop for children in year 6. 

If you would like more information on the NSPCC's Speak out. Stay safe campaign please visit the following website nspcc.org.uk/schools