https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/ https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/ Feed https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2055 Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:09:48 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2055 Recorder Performance https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2054 Wed, 28 Mar 2018 14:34:07 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2054 In our assembly today, we were very lucky to have a special Easter performance by the Year 5 recorder players. They performed their own version of Hot Cross Buns which they had arranged themselves. I am sure you will agreed that they sound brilliant! Well done Year 5!  In our assembly today, we were very lucky to have a special Easter performance by the Year 5 recorder players. They performed their own version of Hot Cross Buns which they had arranged themselves. I am sure you will agreed that they sound brilliant! Well done Year 5! 


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St John's Talent Show 2018 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2053 Wed, 28 Mar 2018 10:45:00 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2053 We held our first St John's Talent Show last Thursday, with some fantastic performances from students in Years 3 - 6. After a long audition process, during which many of the children showcased their talents, we finally narrowed it down to a final performance, featuring acts such as comedians, singers, dancers, gymnasts, cheerleaders, drummers and poets, as well as the St John's Choir. The show was also compered by our head boy and head girl, Sobhan and Fatima. We are very proud of all the performers, and those who auditioned, and the show was a great success, enjoyed by all the children, as well as the parents of some of the performers. It was wonderful to see the many and varied talents that the St John's children have! We held our first St John's Talent Show last Thursday, with some fantastic performances from students in Years 3 - 6. After a long audition process, during which many of the children showcased their talents, we finally narrowed it down to a final performance, featuring acts such as comedians, singers, dancers, gymnasts, cheerleaders, drummers and poets, as well as the St John's Choir. The show was also compered by our head boy and head girl, Sobhan and Fatima.


We are very proud of all the performers, and those who auditioned, and the show was a great success, enjoyed by all the children, as well as the parents of some of the performers. It was wonderful to see the many and varied talents that the St John's children have!

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Reception Parents in the Pod https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2051 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:05:06 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2051 There will be an Easter Parents in the Pod on Thursday 29th. We will be doing different Easter activities including card and basket making and playing a game. We look forward to seeing you there! There will be an Easter Parents in the Pod on Thursday 29th. We will be doing different Easter activities including card and basket making and playing a game.


We look forward to seeing you there!

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100 Million Minute Reading Challenge - UPDATE! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2050 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:12:58 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2050 Thank you to everyone who has been sending in the minutes they have read at home! Apologies for the slow update - we have been having trouble with the website where we log the number of minutes we have read. This is now up and running again so teachers have been adding all the minutes shared to our account. So far we have reached over 4,000 minutes (which is pretty impressive) but I think we can do much better than this! I am setting the school a target to reach 6,000 minutes by next Thursday (29th).  Don't forget to log the number of minutes in green reading journals or on a piece of paper - your teacher will then add them to our account. Remember the minutes read with an adult, on your own or in class all count!    Thank you to everyone who has been sending in the minutes they have read at home! Apologies for the slow update - we have been having trouble with the website where we log the number of minutes we have read.


This is now up and running again so teachers have been adding all the minutes shared to our account.


So far we have reached over 4,000 minutes (which is pretty impressive) but I think we can do much better than this!


I am setting the school a target to reach 6,000 minutes by next Thursday (29th). 


Don't forget to log the number of minutes in green reading journals or on a piece of paper - your teacher will then add them to our account. Remember the minutes read with an adult, on your own or in class all count! 


 

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https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2049 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:36:45 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2049 Choir @ One Britain One Nation launch event https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2048 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:10:22 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2048 On Friday St John's choir were invited to perform at the One Britain, One Nation launch event, held at the University of Bradford. We were one of only 3 schools in West Yorkshire to be invited, and the children performed a brilliant version of "This is Me" from the Greatest Showman, fitting in with the campaign's themes of unity and diversity.  The children also joined with pupils from Silcoates School (Wakefield) and Valley View Primary (Leeds) to sing an original song called "One Britain One Nation", and shared a stage for with the guest speakers for the final performance, including cricketer Ryan Sidebottom, footballer Wayne Jacobs and the Mayor of Bradford!   On Friday St John's choir were invited to perform at the One Britain, One Nation launch event, held at the University of Bradford. We were one of only 3 schools in West Yorkshire to be invited, and the children performed a brilliant version of "This is Me" from the Greatest Showman, fitting in with the campaign's themes of unity and diversity. 


The children also joined with pupils from Silcoates School (Wakefield) and Valley View Primary (Leeds) to sing an original song called "One Britain One Nation", and shared a stage for with the guest speakers for the final performance, including cricketer Ryan Sidebottom, footballer Wayne Jacobs and the Mayor of Bradford!


 

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Little Leaders Competition https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2047 Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:34:21 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2047 Puffin books are celebrating the launch of their new book, 'Little Leaders-Bold Women in Black History' by launching an exciting competition which could win our school library £250 worth of new books.  All you have to do is write about a person who has inspired you, in 150 words or less, and draw an illustration of them. Ask your teacher for an entry form today!  The deadline is Monday 26th March and all entries must be returned to the library.  Good luck everyone Mrs Tordoff Puffin books are celebrating the launch of their new book, 'Little Leaders-Bold Women in Black History' by launching an exciting competition which could win our school library £250 worth of new books. 


All you have to do is write about a person who has inspired you, in 150 words or less, and draw an illustration of them. Ask your teacher for an entry form today! 


The deadline is Monday 26th March and all entries must be returned to the library. 


Good luck everyone


Mrs Tordoff

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Yr5 Spellings https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2042 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:07:10 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2042 Here are the spellings for this week. They will be tested on Friday 23rd March. X10  easily confused words allowed aloud guessed guest passed past lead led which witch   X10 ‘-ent’ frequent patient different dependent magnificent innocent intelligent obedient urgent efficient   Here are the spellings for this week. They will be tested on Friday 23rd March.


X10  easily confused words


allowed


aloud


guessed


guest


passed


past


lead


led


which


witch


 


X10 ‘-ent’


frequent


patient


different


dependent


magnificent


innocent


intelligent


obedient


urgent


efficient


 

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https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2037 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:59:17 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2037 Year 5 Trip on Monday https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2036 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:34:42 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2036 If your child gets travel sick please pass medicine to Mrs Holt/Miss Simpson BEFORE Fri 16th so we can administer before returning to school on Mon. Thank you Miss Edgar and Mrs Hebblewhite If your child gets travel sick please pass medicine to Mrs Holt/Miss Simpson BEFORE Fri 16th so we can administer before returning to school on Mon.


Thank you


Miss Edgar and Mrs Hebblewhite

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https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2033 Tue, 13 Mar 2018 12:06:19 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2033 Reception Nell Bank Trip https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2028 Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:29:45 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2028 Reception will be going on a class trip to Nell Bank. Acorn will be going on their all day trip on Tuesday 20th March. Catkin will be going on their all day trip on Wednesday 21st March.  Please read the attached letter for more details and fill in the lunch form which is located under forms.    Nell Bank Letter Reception will be going on a class trip to Nell Bank.


Acorn will be going on their all day trip on Tuesday 20th March.


Catkin will be going on their all day trip on Wednesday 21st March. 


Please read the attached letter for more details and fill in the lunch form which is located under forms. 


 


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Book in a Shoe Box - Entries https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2025 Mon, 12 Mar 2018 07:40:17 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2025 It was lovely to welcome some of you to our art gallery on Friday to look at the 'Book in a Shoe Box' entries. If you didn't get chance to come then here is a video which shows all of the brilliant entries received.   Mrs Hebblewhite   It was lovely to welcome some of you to our art gallery on Friday to look at the 'Book in a Shoe Box' entries.


If you didn't get chance to come then here is a video which shows all of the brilliant entries received.


 


Mrs Hebblewhite



 

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Sumgdog Update https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2024 Sun, 11 Mar 2018 10:57:57 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2024 Well done to all the children who have taken part in the Bradford Sumdog competition over the weekend. Year 5 are currently 1st and 2nd place! The competition closes on Thursday so keep up the hard work to keep us in the top spots!   Well done to all the children who have taken part in the Bradford Sumdog competition over the weekend. Year 5 are currently 1st and 2nd place!


The competition closes on Thursday so keep up the hard work to keep us in the top spots!


 

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Year 5 Spelling & Word of the Week https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2022 Fri, 09 Mar 2018 11:34:53 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2022 Here are this week's spellings which will be test on Friday 16th March X10  ‘-ably’ understandably comfortably  considerably reasonably suitably miserably tolerably  adorably remarkably respectably X10 ‘-ibly’ horribly terribly credibly incredibly responsibly irresponsibly possibly sensibly visibly legibly   *WORD OF THE WEEK* quiver (adjective) Tremble or shake with a slight rapid motion Synonym:  shake, wobble, tremble Here are this week's spellings which will be test on Friday 16th March


X10  ‘-ably’


understandably


comfortably 


considerably


reasonably


suitably


miserably


tolerably 


adorably


remarkably


respectably



X10 ‘-ibly’


horribly


terribly


credibly


incredibly


responsibly


irresponsibly


possibly


sensibly


visibly


legibly


 


*WORD OF THE WEEK*


quiver (adjective)


Tremble or shake with a slight rapid motion


Synonym:  shake, wobble, tremble

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Book in a Shoe Box - Art Gallery Open Tonight! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2021 Fri, 09 Mar 2018 08:03:30 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2021 The art gallery will be open after school today if you would like to look at all the shoe box entries. Please come to the fire door near Year 6 after collecting children.  Thanks  Mrs Hebblewhite The art gallery will be open after school today if you would like to look at all the shoe box entries. Please come to the fire door near Year 6 after collecting children. 


Thanks 


Mrs Hebblewhite

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Year 4 and 5 Bradford Cathedral Choir Visit https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2020 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:06:40 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2020 All of Year 4 and 5 enjoyed a visit from the choir leaders from Bradford Cathedral yesterday. They took part in a vocal workshop, learning how to use hand signals to sing different pitches, and also learning to sing in different harmony parts. Have a look at the video to see the kind of activities they took part in..... The children also found out more about the Bradford Cathedral Youth Choir, and many of those who showed an interest were given a "golden ticket", inviting them to join the choir for a day on Saturday March 24th, to join in with rehearsals and hopefully become a member of the choir. if your child came home with a golden envelope there will be letter inside for parents explaining the invite and more details about the day. It would be so exciting if some of the children attend the event, and maybe become choristers at the Cathedral! Mrs Love All of Year 4 and 5 enjoyed a visit from the choir leaders from Bradford Cathedral yesterday. They took part in a vocal workshop, learning how to use hand signals to sing different pitches, and also learning to sing in different harmony parts. Have a look at the video to see the kind of activities they took part in.....



The children also found out more about the Bradford Cathedral Youth Choir, and many of those who showed an interest were given a "golden ticket", inviting them to join the choir for a day on Saturday March 24th, to join in with rehearsals and hopefully become a member of the choir.


if your child came home with a golden envelope there will be letter inside for parents explaining the invite and more details about the day. It would be so exciting if some of the children attend the event, and maybe become choristers at the Cathedral!


Mrs Love

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Book in a Shoe Box - Winners! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2019 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 11:57:00 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2019 A HUGE thank you to everyone who took part in the 'Book in a Shoe Box' competition. I received over 70 entries and was incredibly impressed by the amount of creativity and effort you put into them - they are absolutely fantastic!   Mr Knight had the very difficult decision of choosing our winners and they were revealed in assembly today.  Well done to Flynn, Freddie, Darcy, Mollie, Mieke, Hayden, Olivia and Grace! All of your wonderful designs are proudly on display in our art gallery. We have had lots of comments from members of staff and visitors about how impressive they are. If you would like to see all the entries to the competition (the photos really don't do them justice!) then I will be opening the art gallery to parents and children this Friday after school so you can come and have a look. Thank you Mrs Hebblewhite     A HUGE thank you to everyone who took part in the 'Book in a Shoe Box' competition. I received over 70 entries and was incredibly impressed by the amount of creativity and effort you put into them - they are absolutely fantastic!  


Mr Knight had the very difficult decision of choosing our winners and they were revealed in assembly today. 


Well done to Flynn, Freddie, Darcy, Mollie, Mieke, Hayden, Olivia and Grace!




All of your wonderful designs are proudly on display in our art gallery. We have had lots of comments from members of staff and visitors about how impressive they are.


If you would like to see all the entries to the competition (the photos really don't do them justice!) then I will be opening the art gallery to parents and children this Friday after school so you can come and have a look.


Thank you


Mrs Hebblewhite


 


 

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Year 5 - Bread Day https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2018 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 11:10:50 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2018 Thank you to everyone who joined us Monday morning and afternoon. We had a wonderful day exploring and making bread!  It has been lovely to hear that the children have also been making their own bread at home; you can find the recipe we used here - Oat & Malt Rolls. Mrs Hebblewhite and Miss Edgar  Thank you to everyone who joined us Monday morning and afternoon. We had a wonderful day exploring and making bread! 


It has been lovely to hear that the children have also been making their own bread at home; you can find the recipe we used here - Oat & Malt Rolls.


Mrs Hebblewhite and Miss Edgar 

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Year 4 Rock Band - latest song recording! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2014 Tue, 06 Mar 2018 09:11:29 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2014 The Year 4 Rock Band  have been working hard, and making great progress this term. We have now recorded our second song, which is an original 12 Bar Blues. The singers worked together to write the lyrics for the song, called "School Blues", and then improvised a tune to sing them to! The rest of the band learned how to play 12 Bar Blues patterns on drums, keyboard and guitars. Have a look at the final video - I'm sure you will agree what a great job they have done! Both myself and Mr Payne are very proud of them, and they are very proud of themselves! The Year 4 Rock Band  have been working hard, and making great progress this term. We have now recorded our second song, which is an original 12 Bar Blues. The singers worked together to write the lyrics for the song, called "School Blues", and then improvised a tune to sing them to! The rest of the band learned how to play 12 Bar Blues patterns on drums, keyboard and guitars. Have a look at the final video - I'm sure you will agree what a great job they have done! Both myself and Mr Payne are very proud of them, and they are very proud of themselves!


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Book of the Week https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2012 Mon, 05 Mar 2018 14:24:32 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2012 Our library book of the week is:  Tin by Padraig Kenny Imagine: the world you know is gone, in its place, a machinarium of Mechanicals, intelligent machines created with the sole purpose of serving mankind. The laws governing their creation are strict and above all the merging of human and mechanical is strictly forbidden. A science fiction fairy tale, set in an astonishingly realised mechanical world, Tin is a heart-stopping adventure about friendship, courage and finding your identity. Get on down to library this week to have a read for yourself! Our library book of the week is: 


Tin by Padraig Kenny


Imagine: the world you know is gone, in its place, a machinarium of Mechanicals, intelligent machines created with the sole purpose of serving mankind. The laws governing their creation are strict and above all the merging of human and mechanical is strictly forbidden.


A science fiction fairy tale, set in an astonishingly realised mechanical world, Tin is a heart-stopping adventure about friendship, courage and finding your identity.


Get on down to library this week to have a read for yourself!

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100 Million Minute Reading Challenge https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2011 Sat, 03 Mar 2018 10:37:19 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2011 We are setting the children and teachers a reading challenge called, '100 Million Minutes'. The aim is for schools, colleges and libraries across the country to collectively work together to read for 100 million minutes by next Friday.  You can find more information on www.millionminutes.afaeducation.org If you could write down the number of minutes your child has read this weekend on a piece of paper or in their green reading journal we will add this to our school total on Monday.  We will keep you posted with our progress!  Mrs Hebblewhite      We are setting the children and teachers a reading challenge called, '100 Million Minutes'.


The aim is for schools, colleges and libraries across the country to collectively work together to read for 100 million minutes by next Friday. 


You can find more information on www.millionminutes.afaeducation.org


If you could write down the number of minutes your child has read this weekend on a piece of paper or in their green reading journal we will add this to our school total on Monday. 


We will keep you posted with our progress! 


Mrs Hebblewhite 


 


 

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Y5 Family Morning https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2010 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:38:58 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2010 We are really looking forward to seeing some of you on Monday for our family morning! If you are unable to attend you are more than welcome to still join us in the dining hall from 2:45 to taste the bread your children will have made!   We are really looking forward to seeing some of you on Monday for our family morning!


If you are unable to attend you are more than welcome to still join us in the dining hall from 2:45 to taste the bread your children will have made!


 

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World Book Day Competition https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2005 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:56:02 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2005 I am really overwhelmed by the entries I have received so far - they are fantastic! You have certainly been working VERY hard St John's! The competition closes on Monday so this is your last weekend to create your favourite book in a shoe box. Please hand your entries to your class teacher or myself in Year 5 and make sure your name and class is somewhere on your entry. Winners will be announced later next week.  Thank you!   Mrs Hebblewhite      I am really overwhelmed by the entries I have received so far - they are fantastic! You have certainly been working VERY hard St John's!


The competition closes on Monday so this is your last weekend to create your favourite book in a shoe box.


Please hand your entries to your class teacher or myself in Year 5 and make sure your name and class is somewhere on your entry.


Winners will be announced later next week. 


Thank you!


 


Mrs Hebblewhite 


 


 

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Year 5 Spellings and Word of the Week! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2004 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:41:34 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2004 To be tested on: 02.03.18 X10 silent ‘t’listen glisten castle rustle bustle whistle fasten soften hustle jostle   X10 Year 5/6 Spelling Listprogramme immediateequipbruiseancientexcellentfortystomachespeciallysystem To be tested on: 02.03.18


X10 silent ‘t’
listen
glisten
castle
rustle
bustle
whistle
fasten
soften
hustle
jostle


 


X10 Year 5/6 Spelling List
programme
immediate
equip
bruise
ancient
excellent
forty
stomach
especially
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Year 5 number conundrums https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2003 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:46:30 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2003 Year 5 asked that today's problem and the extension were put onto the app. So here it is if you'd like to have go! Bring in your ideas to earn extra Dojos!   Miss Edgar and Mrs Hebblewhite Year 5 asked that today's problem and the extension were put onto the app. So here it is if you'd like to have go! Bring in your ideas to earn extra Dojos!


 


Miss Edgar and Mrs Hebblewhite

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Year 6 - The Great British Book Off https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2002 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:55:49 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2002 Year 6 will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 1st March by competing for the title of 'Best Book'. Children will be asked to bring in a book from home: a favourite book or one that they consider to be special. Children will spend the afternoon persuading others that their book should win by performing speeches, writing letters and creating bookshop advertisements.  We have 6 World Book Day books up for grabs - best of luck!    Mrs Tordoff Year 6 will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 1st March by competing for the title of 'Best Book'.


Children will be asked to bring in a book from home: a favourite book or one that they consider to be special.


Children will spend the afternoon persuading others that their book should win by performing speeches, writing letters and creating bookshop advertisements. 


We have 6 World Book Day books up for grabs - best of luck! 


 


Mrs Tordoff

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Year 5 Maths https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:48:16 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/2000 This week (so far!) we have been looking at squared and cubed numbers. If you would like a challenge at home we have attached today's task and puzzles and an extra problem too! Bring any ideas into school to earn extra Dojos! Have fun mathematicians!   Mrs Hebblewhite and Miss Edgar   Last Year my age was a square number. Next year it will be a cube number. How old am I? How long must I wait until my age is both a square number and a cube? This week (so far!) we have been looking at squared and cubed numbers. If you would like a challenge at home we have attached today's task and puzzles and an extra problem too! Bring any ideas into school to earn extra Dojos!


Have fun mathematicians!


 


Mrs Hebblewhite and Miss Edgar


 


Last Year my age was a square number.


Next year it will be a cube number.


How old am I?


How long must I wait until my age is both a square number and a cube?

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World Book Day Competition https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1994 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:01:20 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1994 A BIG thank you to those children who have entered the competition already. I have received some wonderful and incredibly imaginative designs - it is going to be a very difficult decision choosing the winners! The competition closes next Monday (26th February) so you aren't too late to enter. I can't wait to see some more entries! Mrs Hebblewhite      A BIG thank you to those children who have entered the competition already. I have received some wonderful and incredibly imaginative designs - it is going to be a very difficult decision choosing the winners!


The competition closes next Monday (26th February) so you aren't too late to enter.


I can't wait to see some more entries!


Mrs Hebblewhite 


 


 

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Year 5 - NEW NOVEL! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1986 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:49:30 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1986 This half term we will be reading the novel I am David by Anne Holm. Have a look at the different front covers and part of the blurb. Can you predict what the story might be about? Who do you think David is? Where do you think he is? Why must he get away? Who is 'the man'?   Write your ideas in your green reading journal to achieve 'Activity 17: Make a Prediction'.      This half term we will be reading the novel I am David by Anne Holm.


Have a look at the different front covers and part of the blurb.


Can you predict what the story might be about?


Who do you think David is?


Where do you think he is?


Why must he get away?


Who is 'the man'?


 


Write your ideas in your green reading journal to achieve 'Activity 17: Make a Prediction'. 


 


 

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Year 5 - NEW NOVEL! Year 5 - NEW NOVEL! Year 5 - NEW NOVEL! Year 5 - NEW NOVEL! Year 5 - NEW NOVEL!
Year 5 - Love Bread https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1985 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:43:28 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1985 A reminder that the consent form for Year 5's trip to Love Bread needs to be completed by Monday 19th February.    Copies of the letter can be found in the 'letters' section on the app or to complete the form electronically please go to the 'forms' section on the app.  Thank you Mrs Hebblewhite and Miss Edgar A reminder that the consent form for Year 5's trip to Love Bread needs to be completed by Monday 19th February


 


Copies of the letter can be found in the 'letters' section on the app or to complete the form electronically please go to the 'forms' section on the app. 


Thank you


Mrs Hebblewhite and Miss Edgar

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World Book Day Competition https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1984 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:22:09 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1984 Struggling for things to do this half term? Why not enter our World Book Day competition! Children in all year groups are invited to create their favourite book inside a shoe box. Take a look at some of the photos for inspiration!   Entries must be handed to your class teacher or to Mrs Hebblewhite (Year 5) by Monday 26th February. Please make sure you have your full name and year group on them. Prizes will be awarded to each year group for children with the most imaginative and creative shoe boxes. We look forward to seeing your entries! Mrs Hebblewhite Struggling for things to do this half term? Why not enter our World Book Day competition!


Children in all year groups are invited to create their favourite book inside a shoe box. Take a look at some of the photos for inspiration!  


Entries must be handed to your class teacher or to Mrs Hebblewhite (Year 5) by Monday 26th February. Please make sure you have your full name and year group on them.


Prizes will be awarded to each year group for children with the most imaginative and creative shoe boxes.


We look forward to seeing your entries!


Mrs Hebblewhite

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School Librarians https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1980 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 13:11:24 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1980 A big thank you to everyone who applied to become a school librarian - I had over 30 applications so you can imagine what a difficult job it was to make those final decisions.  Here are your new school librarians. Look out for them working very hard in the library, and with some of you, after the holidays.  I look forward to hearing all about your holiday reading, enjoy! Mrs Tordoff A big thank you to everyone who applied to become a school librarian - I had over 30 applications so you can imagine what a difficult job it was to make those final decisions. 


Here are your new school librarians. Look out for them working very hard in the library, and with some of you, after the holidays. 


I look forward to hearing all about your holiday reading, enjoy!


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Great night at Bradford Festival of Talent Primary semi-finals https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1971 Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:09:59 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1971 We had a great night at Bradford Academy on Friday 2nd February, with our Year 5 Cheerleaders, and the Y5/6 choir performing in the primary schools semi-final of the Bradford Festival of Talent. There were 9 acts performing, from 3 different schools, with acts as diverse as beat-boxing, magicians, dance troupes and singers.  All the acts were fantastic, the cheerleaders opened the night brilliantly, and were unlucky not to make it through to the finals. The Choir, performing Radioactive by Imagine Dragons, accompanied by Nikki Purewal on drums, did make it through, and are now very excited to be preparing for the Schools Final, competing against both primary and secondary schools! Thank you to all parents who came to support us. The finals are on Friday March 9th, again at Bradford Academy, 6pm - would be great to see you there again. We had a great night at Bradford Academy on Friday 2nd February, with our Year 5 Cheerleaders, and the Y5/6 choir performing in the primary schools semi-final of the Bradford Festival of Talent. There were 9 acts performing, from 3 different schools, with acts as diverse as beat-boxing, magicians, dance troupes and singers. 


All the acts were fantastic, the cheerleaders opened the night brilliantly, and were unlucky not to make it through to the finals. The Choir, performing Radioactive by Imagine Dragons, accompanied by Nikki Purewal on drums, did make it through, and are now very excited to be preparing for the Schools Final, competing against both primary and secondary schools!


Thank you to all parents who came to support us. The finals are on Friday March 9th, again at Bradford Academy, 6pm - would be great to see you there again.

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Year 4 and 5 Primary Music Live Trip https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1970 Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:35:48 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1970 30 Year 4 and 5 children had a great time at the Victoria Hall in Saltaire this morning. They joined 8 other primary schools, with over 200 students learning songs and performing together, with raps, action songs and part-singing. They were lucky enough to listen to live music performed by a wind quintet of students from The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. They learnt about and heard flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and French horn. The quintet performed popular and classical music including Dvorak's New World Symphony and Despacito!! The students enjoyed the singing but most said listening to live music was the best bit! 30 Year 4 and 5 children had a great time at the Victoria Hall in Saltaire this morning. They joined 8 other primary schools, with over 200 students learning songs and performing together, with raps, action songs and part-singing. They were lucky enough to listen to live music performed by a wind quintet of students from The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. They learnt about and heard flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and French horn. The quintet performed popular and classical music including Dvorak's New World Symphony and Despacito!! The students enjoyed the singing but most said listening to live music was the best bit!

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Year 3 Maths https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1968 Tue, 06 Feb 2018 12:04:17 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1968 This morning in Mr Davis' and Miss Stitch's maths lesson the children were looking at angles, specifically right angles. Mr Davis' developed a Magical Measuring Device (MMD)© which the children used in and around the classroom to find angles that are right angles and those that are greater than or less than a right angle. We had a lot of fun and the children really engaged in investigating right angles. This morning in Mr Davis' and Miss Stitch's maths lesson the children were looking at angles, specifically right angles.


Mr Davis' developed a Magical Measuring Device (MMD)© which the children used in and around the classroom to find angles that are right angles and those that are greater than or less than a right angle.


We had a lot of fun and the children really engaged in investigating right angles.

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Year 5 history-Pyramids https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1967 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 18:10:15 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1967 As promised, below is website for Year 5 to explore about the pyramids of Ancient Egypt: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/explore-ancient-egypt.html Open using internet explorer! Here is the link to google satellite map: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/The+Great+Pyramid+at+Giza/@NaN,NaN,NaNa,NaNy,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1sAF1QipP-GTwTEx30_ZJpK9oAZo6mdwEFWGquxoQoxhqQ!2e10!3e12!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipP-GTwTEx30_ZJpK9oAZo6mdwEFWGquxoQoxhqQ%3Dw114-h86-k-no!7i2288!8i1712!4m5!3m4!1s0x14584587ac8f291b:0x810c2f3fa2a52424!8m2!3d29.9792345!4d31.1342019 Don't forget to drop the orange man to explore the surrounding area! Enjoy! Miss Edgar and Mrs Hebblewhite As promised, below is website for Year 5 to explore about the pyramids of Ancient Egypt:


http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/explore-ancient-egypt.html


Open using internet explorer!


Here is the link to google satellite map:


https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/The+Great+Pyramid+at+Giza/@NaN,NaN,NaNa,NaNy,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1sAF1QipP-GTwTEx30_ZJpK9oAZo6mdwEFWGquxoQoxhqQ!2e10!3e12!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipP-GTwTEx30_ZJpK9oAZo6mdwEFWGquxoQoxhqQ%3Dw114-h86-k-no!7i2288!8i1712!4m5!3m4!1s0x14584587ac8f291b:0x810c2f3fa2a52424!8m2!3d29.9792345!4d31.1342019


Don't forget to drop the orange man to explore the surrounding area!


Enjoy!


Miss Edgar and Mrs Hebblewhite

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World Book Day - Shoebox Book Competition https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1965 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 11:02:25 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1965 To kick start World Book Day 2018, we are holding a Shoebox Book competition. Children in all year groups are invited to create their favourite book inside a shoebox! Designs can be created using any materials as long as they are inside a shoebox (please have a look at the photos for inspiration!)   Entries must be handed to your class teacher or to Mrs Hebblewhite (Year 5) by Monday 26th February. Please make sure you have your full name and year group on them.   Prizes will be awarded to each year group for children with the most imaginative and creative shoeboxes.   We look forward to seeing your entries!   Mrs Hebblewhite To kick start World Book Day 2018, we are holding a Shoebox Book competition. Children in all year groups are invited to create their favourite book inside a shoebox! Designs can be created using any materials as long as they are inside a shoebox (please have a look at the photos for inspiration!)


 


Entries must be handed to your class teacher or to Mrs Hebblewhite (Year 5) by Monday 26th February. Please make sure you have your full name and year group on them.


 


Prizes will be awarded to each year group for children with the most imaginative and creative shoeboxes.


 


We look forward to seeing your entries!


 


Mrs Hebblewhite

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https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1958 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 08:39:34 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1958 Year 4 Rock Band - brilliant work! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1953 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:51:03 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1953 Year 4 Rock Band members have been doing brilliant work in rehearsals this term, writing their own Blues Song. Keyboard players have learnt riffs, guitarists are playing bass notes, the drummers are keeping the beat and Naaya and Fred have both had a go on the kit putting in drum solos! The singers have written their own lyrics and worked out a tune. In the last rehearsal we started putting it all together and it is going to sound great! There will be a video to follow next half term after we have done a bit more practise, but here are a couple of photos of rehearsals in progress.  The children have chosen their band name....."St John's Rock-its!" Year 4 Rock Band members have been doing brilliant work in rehearsals this term, writing their own Blues Song. Keyboard players have learnt riffs, guitarists are playing bass notes, the drummers are keeping the beat and Naaya and Fred have both had a go on the kit putting in drum solos! The singers have written their own lyrics and worked out a tune. In the last rehearsal we started putting it all together and it is going to sound great! There will be a video to follow next half term after we have done a bit more practise, but here are a couple of photos of rehearsals in progress. 


The children have chosen their band name....."St John's Rock-its!"

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Year 2 Homework https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1948 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:34:36 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1948 Year 2 have been set a reading comprehension homework this week instead of spellings.   The text is called Alfie's Feet and is printed on an A4 piece of paper. Please take the time to read this with your child and then answer the questions. All children should answer the 'Thinking back' and 'Thinking about it '  sections.   Mrs Young's phonics group should complete all sections. This homework must be completed and taken into school by Tuesday so it can be discussed and marked together.   Thank you.   Miss Hamill, Mrs Young and Miss Coley. Year 2 have been set a reading comprehension homework this week instead of spellings.


 


The text is called Alfie's Feet and is printed on an A4 piece of paper.


Please take the time to read this with your child and then answer the questions.


All children should answer the 'Thinking back' and 'Thinking about it '  sections.


 


Mrs Young's phonics group should complete all sections.


This homework must be completed and taken into school by Tuesday so it can be discussed and marked together.


 


Thank you.


 


Miss Hamill, Mrs Young and Miss Coley.

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Library https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1942 Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:44:32 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1942 It has been wonderful to see so many new faces at the library over the past few weeks. I am so pleased that you all seem to be enjoying the new books as much as I am.  Lots of children have shown an interest in becoming a librarian and so I have decided I will send out an application form for children in Year 5 or Year 6 wishing to apply - watch this space! Remember Library opening times are Monday after school and Tuesday lunchtime.    Keep an eye out for the following new titles next week: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer The Girl of Ink and Stars by Karen Millwood Hargrave There's a Diplodocus at the Door by Chris Jarvis Alex Rider: Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz The Boy who went Magic by A.P. Winter     It has been wonderful to see so many new faces at the library over the past few weeks. I am so pleased that you all seem to be enjoying the new books as much as I am. 


Lots of children have shown an interest in becoming a librarian and so I have decided I will send out an application form for children in Year 5 or Year 6 wishing to apply - watch this space!


Remember Library opening times are Monday after school and Tuesday lunchtime


 


Keep an eye out for the following new titles next week:


Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer


The Girl of Ink and Stars by Karen Millwood Hargrave


There's a Diplodocus at the Door by Chris Jarvis


Alex Rider: Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz


The Boy who went Magic by A.P. Winter


 


 

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Year 5 History https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1934 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:33:02 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1934 Year 5 enjoyed using the British museum website to learn more about writing during our Ancient Civilisations we are focusing on. If anyone would like to explore this further at home the website is: http://www.ancientcivilizations.co.uk/home_set.html Enjoy Historians! Miss Edgar and Mrs Hebblewhite Year 5 enjoyed using the British museum website to learn more about writing during our Ancient Civilisations we are focusing on. If anyone would like to explore this further at home the website is:


http://www.ancientcivilizations.co.uk/home_set.html


Enjoy Historians!


Miss Edgar and Mrs Hebblewhite

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History Challenge! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1931 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:30:19 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1931 In Year 5 History we have started looking at Ancient Civilisations. The start and end date for each period are below: Indus Valley - 2600BC-1900BCAncient Sumer- 3200BC-1792BCShang Dynasty- 1600BC-1046BC Ancient Egypt - 3200BC-30AD Your Challenge: Can you work out how many generations each civilisation lasted for? How many generations ago each one began? How many generations ago each one ended?   Good Luck!   Mis Edgar and Mrs Hebblewhite In Year 5 History we have started looking at Ancient Civilisations. The start and end date for each period are below:


Indus Valley - 2600BC-1900BC
Ancient Sumer- 3200BC-1792BC
Shang Dynasty- 1600BC-1046BC
Ancient Egypt - 3200BC-30AD


Your Challenge:


Can you work out how many generations each civilisation lasted for?


How many generations ago each one began?


How many generations ago each one ended?


 


Good Luck!


 


Mis Edgar and Mrs Hebblewhite

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Rowan ROKT https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1924 Sat, 13 Jan 2018 10:47:19 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1924 Rowan have had a great 2 weeks at ROKT so far. Here are some pictures and videos from Miss Stitch's group. Other group images and videos to follow.     Rowan have had a great 2 weeks at ROKT so far.


Here are some pictures and videos from Miss Stitch's group. Other group images and videos to follow.


 


 

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Sports Hall Athletics Year 5 and 6 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1923 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:01:29 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1923 Yesterday saw the Year 5 and 6 Sports Hall Athletics team compete in the second round of the competition. After such a fantastic performance in the first round the team was full of confidence heading into the event. The team participated in a range of track and field events against other schools who had qualified from previous heats. After some brilliant races and fantastic performances in the field events St Johns were crowned champions of our area.This result now means the team have qualified for the Bradford Winter games where they will take part in the city final against other area winners. This is an incredible achievement and everyone is looking forward to the finals. Well done to all the children who took part.  Yesterday saw the Year 5 and 6 Sports Hall Athletics team compete in the second round of the competition. After such a fantastic performance in the first round the team was full of confidence heading into the event. The team participated in a range of track and field events against other schools who had qualified from previous heats. After some brilliant races and fantastic performances in the field events St Johns were crowned champions of our area.This result now means the team have qualified for the Bradford Winter games where they will take part in the city final against other area winners. This is an incredible achievement and everyone is looking forward to the finals. Well done to all the children who took part. 

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New Library books https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1922 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:18:55 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1922 After spending almost £300 on brand new books for the Library, you will pleased to know that they are now ready to be borrowed. A wide range of fantastic novels and marvellous picture books have been purchased meaning that there is something to suit every reader. Look out for weekly notifications to find out more! Here are a selection of some of the exciting new titles being added to the Library next week: Sky Song - Abi Elphinstone Batmouse - Steve Smallman The Light Jar - Lisa Thompson Sky Chasers - Emma Carroll The Boy who Unplugged the Sea - Paul Brown   Please note that due to popular demand Mrs Tordoff and Mrs Hebblewhite will be opening the Library for KS2 children on a Tuesday lunchtime.    I look forward to sharing these wonderful new books with you and hearing your thoughts.  Mrs Tordoff After spending almost £300 on brand new books for the Library, you will pleased to know that they are now ready to be borrowed. A wide range of fantastic novels and marvellous picture books have been purchased meaning that there is something to suit every reader. Look out for weekly notifications to find out more!


Here are a selection of some of the exciting new titles being added to the Library next week:


Sky Song - Abi Elphinstone


Batmouse - Steve Smallman


The Light Jar - Lisa Thompson


Sky Chasers - Emma Carroll


The Boy who Unplugged the Sea - Paul Brown


 


Please note that due to popular demand Mrs Tordoff and Mrs Hebblewhite will be opening the Library for KS2 children on a Tuesday lunchtime


 


I look forward to sharing these wonderful new books with you and hearing your thoughts. 


Mrs Tordoff

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Year 5 - Long multiplication https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1912 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 14:11:28 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1912 Year 5 have been learning long multiplication this week. This is a brand new skill which many found challenging.  We will be continuing to practise our long multiplication next week but if they want to practise at home there are some questions below:  1) 567 x 89 = 2) 654 x 43 = 3) 529 x 78 = 4) A box contains 36 tins of sweetcorn. Each tin weighs 475 grams. What is the total weight of the tins? 5) If Jacob eats 25 sweets a day, how many would he eat in a year (365 days)?   An explanation on the method we have used is attached to this post.    Children can complete these in the back of their reading journal - make sure they show Mrs Hebblewhite or Miss Edgar next week to earn extra Dojos!      Year 5 have been learning long multiplication this week. This is a brand new skill which many found challenging. 


We will be continuing to practise our long multiplication next week but if they want to practise at home there are some questions below: 


1) 567 x 89 =


2) 654 x 43 =


3) 529 x 78 =


4) A box contains 36 tins of sweetcorn. Each tin weighs 475 grams. What is the total weight of the tins?


5) If Jacob eats 25 sweets a day, how many would he eat in a year (365 days)?


 


An explanation on the method we have used is attached to this post. 


 


Children can complete these in the back of their reading journal - make sure they show Mrs Hebblewhite or Miss Edgar next week to earn extra Dojos! 


 


 

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Year 5 bookmark https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1909 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 14:06:56 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1909 This week your child should have brought home a school bookmark. On it, there are ideas for different questions you could ask/discuss when listening to your child read. Children can also answer these questions in their reading journals. Thank you for you support Mrs Hebblewhite and Miss Edgar This week your child should have brought home a school bookmark. On it, there are ideas for different questions you could ask/discuss when listening to your child read. Children can also answer these questions in their reading journals.


Thank you for you support


Mrs Hebblewhite and Miss Edgar

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Bookmark Competition Winners https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1903 Wed, 03 Jan 2018 15:33:25 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1903 Congratulations to Xanda, Brooke, Ella and Zain who were chosen as the lucky competition winners before the holidays by Mr Knight. Here they are with their winning designs and their chosen prize. Look out for their bookmarks coming soon!  Congratulations to Xanda, Brooke, Ella and Zain who were chosen as the lucky competition winners before the holidays by Mr Knight. Here they are with their winning designs and their chosen prize. Look out for their bookmarks coming soon! 

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Sports Update https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1902 Wed, 03 Jan 2018 15:30:02 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1902 Last half term St Johns took part in 2 Sports hall athletics competitions, the first took place at Bradford Forster Academy where 12 children from Year 4 and 5 competed against other schools from the area, the team finished in a very respectable 3rd position. The second event took place at Tong High School and it was the turn of the year 5 and 6 team. Incredibly the team managed to win all 8 track events and 4 out of 7 field events to secure 1st position and qualify for the next round. Well done to all the children who took part in the events. As well as many more competitions coming up , the children in years 3,4,5 and 6 will be attending a range of venues for PE. Year 3 will be going to Rokt Climbing Gym with year 4 attending Richard Dunn's for Badminton.Years 5 and 6 will be developing their Gymnastics at Bradford Gymnastics Club.   Last half term St Johns took part in 2 Sports hall athletics competitions, the first took place at Bradford Forster Academy where 12 children from Year 4 and 5 competed against other schools from the area, the team finished in a very respectable 3rd position. The second event took place at Tong High School and it was the turn of the year 5 and 6 team. Incredibly the team managed to win all 8 track events and 4 out of 7 field events to secure 1st position and qualify for the next round. Well done to all the children who took part in the events.


As well as many more competitions coming up , the children in years 3,4,5 and 6 will be attending a range of venues for PE. Year 3 will be going to Rokt Climbing Gym with year 4 attending Richard Dunn's for Badminton.Years 5 and 6 will be developing their Gymnastics at Bradford Gymnastics Club.


 

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Morning Playground Routine https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1898 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 09:27:32 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1898 Dear Parent / Carers I hope you were able to have a pleasant Christmas period with your family.  My very best wishes for you and your family for 2018. You may have noticed in the playground this morning that school staff had their new school coats on! The teachers will be out on the playground with families from 8:40 every morning, wearing their coats, where you will be able to chat to them before taking the children in at 8:45, the start of the school day. I hope you will find this helps you to build a strong partnership with your child’s class teacher. Thank you for your continued support. Andrew Knight Headteacher Dear Parent / Carers


I hope you were able to have a pleasant Christmas period with your family.  My very best wishes for you and your family for 2018.


You may have noticed in the playground this morning that school staff had their new school coats on! The teachers will be out on the playground with families from 8:40 every morning, wearing their coats, where you will be able to chat to them before taking the children in at 8:45, the start of the school day.


I hope you will find this helps you to build a strong partnership with your child’s class teacher.


Thank you for your continued support.


Andrew Knight


Headteacher

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Miss Gledhill visits a 1900s Schoolhouse https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1895 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 21:00:44 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1895 Hello Year 4!  This week, I visited Beamish which is an open air museum in County Durham. It is a museum that has been designed to show what life was like for people living in the North East of England in times gone by.  I explored the old 1900s town, the Pit village and went down a mine but my highlight was when I explored the old schoolhouse. The building was very different from St. John's! The playground was very plain in comparison to ours and the furniture definitely didn't look as comfy. There were no exercise books and instead the children would have written on slates.  I took some photos for you to see it too. Can you spot any similarities and differences between this classroom and ours? If you fancy a challenge, why not write an account of what you imagine it would have been like to go to school in that time.  Have a lovely Christmas,  Miss Gledhill  Hello Year 4! 


This week, I visited Beamish which is an open air museum in County Durham. It is a museum that has been designed to show what life was like for people living in the North East of England in times gone by. 


I explored the old 1900s town, the Pit village and went down a mine but my highlight was when I explored the old schoolhouse. The building was very different from St. John's! The playground was very plain in comparison to ours and the furniture definitely didn't look as comfy. There were no exercise books and instead the children would have written on slates. 


I took some photos for you to see it too. Can you spot any similarities and differences between this classroom and ours? If you fancy a challenge, why not write an account of what you imagine it would have been like to go to school in that time. 


Have a lovely Christmas, 


Miss Gledhill 


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Christmas Reception Parents in the Pod https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1891 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:37:11 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1891 It was lovely to see so many of you enjoying our Christmas activities in the Pod yesterday. Thank you for coming and hope to see you at the next Reception event.  It was lovely to see so many of you enjoying our Christmas activities in the Pod yesterday. Thank you for coming and hope to see you at the next Reception event. 

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Choir perform at Bradford Cathedral https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1887 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:24:50 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1887 Year 5 and 6 choir made us all proud last night, and were brilliant representatives for St John's at the Bradford Music Service Christmas Festival last night. They joined with 2 other primary schools to form the Primary Schools Choir, performing 4 songs at the Cathedral, and joining in with a fantastic finale featuring the High Schools Choir, and the Bradford Senior Wind Band, all performing "I wish it could be Christmas every day". Enjoy a little taste of the evening on the video: Choir @ Bradford Cathedral If you would like to hear more, and see all of KS2 perform, then do join us tomorrow afternoon at 2.15 for our KS2 Christmas Concert.  Year 5 and 6 choir made us all proud last night, and were brilliant representatives for St John's at the Bradford Music Service Christmas Festival last night. They joined with 2 other primary schools to form the Primary Schools Choir, performing 4 songs at the Cathedral, and joining in with a fantastic finale featuring the High Schools Choir, and the Bradford Senior Wind Band, all performing "I wish it could be Christmas every day".


Enjoy a little taste of the evening on the video: Choir @ Bradford Cathedral


If you would like to hear more, and see all of KS2 perform, then do join us tomorrow afternoon at 2.15 for our KS2 Christmas Concert. 

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KS2 Christmas Concert https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1882 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:54:34 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1882 On Thursday afternoon children in KS2 are taking part in a small concert for a group of local elderly residents who are visiting the school. Parents and family are welcome to join us for this.  The afternoon will start with Year 3 and 4 performing together followed by Year 5 and 6. Keyboard club and finally KS2 choir will finish the afternoon with a range of songs from their recent performances.  You do not need to book tickets but can just turn up and watch. Doors open at 2pm and the 30 minute performance will start at 2:15. Please come in via the dinning room doors near the canopy area.  Mrs Love and Mr Burton On Thursday afternoon children in KS2 are taking part in a small concert for a group of local elderly residents who are visiting the school. Parents and family are welcome to join us for this. 


The afternoon will start with Year 3 and 4 performing together followed by Year 5 and 6. Keyboard club and finally KS2 choir will finish the afternoon with a range of songs from their recent performances. 


You do not need to book tickets but can just turn up and watch. Doors open at 2pm and the 30 minute performance will start at 2:15. Please come in via the dinning room doors near the canopy area. 


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Year 5 spelling test https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1878 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:26:36 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1878 A reminder that the spelling test this week will be on THURSDAY. You can find the spellings on the Year 5 page.   Thank you Mrs Hebblewhite and Miss Edgar A reminder that the spelling test this week will be on THURSDAY.


You can find the spellings on the Year 5 page.


 


Thank you


Mrs Hebblewhite and Miss Edgar

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Year 5 tree topper competition! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1877 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:10:10 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1877 Our Christmas tree topper competition had lots of entries! Well done and thankyou to those children who took part. You can see our amazing entries in the pictures and our winner (judged by Miss Burton) is now sitting beautifully at the top of our tree. Miss Edgar and Mrs Hebblewhite Our Christmas tree topper competition had lots of entries!


Well done and thankyou to those children who took part.


You can see our amazing entries in the pictures and our winner (judged by Miss Burton) is now sitting beautifully at the top of our tree.


Miss Edgar and Mrs Hebblewhite

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Year 4 Reading https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1874 Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:57:20 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1874 Dear Parents, Tonight, your child should be bringing home a school bookmark. On it, there are ideas for different questions you could ask/discuss when listening to your child read.  Our class book at the moment is 'Coming Home' by Michael Morpurgo. It is a heart-warming story of a robin's perilous journey home for Christmas. Perfect for this time of year! Today, we watched the author reading the story. The web link is below.  http://www.waitrose.com/content/waitrose/en/home/christmaswithwaitrose/waitrose-christmas-advert/Christmasadvert2016.html Thank you for your continued support,    Mrs Baker and Miss Gledhill    Dear Parents,


Tonight, your child should be bringing home a school bookmark. On it, there are ideas for different questions you could ask/discuss when listening to your child read. 


Our class book at the moment is 'Coming Home' by Michael Morpurgo. It is a heart-warming story of a robin's perilous journey home for Christmas. Perfect for this time of year! Today, we watched the author reading the story. The web link is below. 


http://www.waitrose.com/content/waitrose/en/home/christmaswithwaitrose/waitrose-christmas-advert/Christmasadvert2016.html


Thank you for your continued support, 


 


Mrs Baker and Miss Gledhill 


 

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Book Sale https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1873 Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:57:50 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1873 There will a book sale held in the library after school on Monday 11th December.  There will be a wide range of books suitable for children of all ages and all we ask is that you make a donation.  All money raised will go towards the stock of new library books.  This is a great chance to purchase some last minute Christmas presents - miss it, miss out!   Mrs Tordoff There will a book sale held in the library after school on Monday 11th December. 


There will be a wide range of books suitable for children of all ages and all we ask is that you make a donation. 


All money raised will go towards the stock of new library books. 


This is a great chance to purchase some last minute Christmas presents - miss it, miss out!


 


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Consultation on changes to St John’s CE Primary School Admission Policy https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1871 Wed, 06 Dec 2017 22:09:59 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1871 Consultation on changes to St John’s CE Primary School Admission Policy Full letter St John’s CE Primary School is consulting on the following proposed changes to its  admission policy from September 2019. 1. Over Subscription Criteria 4 – Proximity to School. A defined priority area has been determined for use in criteria 4; in essence this change means that applicants will beconsidered in a more localised area. Maps are attached to the draft policy. 2. In-Year Transfers. Any applications at any time other than the start of reception willbe made directly to the school. The consultation period is from 6th December 2017 until 31st January 2018 and we invite comments both from existing parents and any other interested parties. The proposed policy for 2019-20 can be seen on the school website at  www.stjohnsceprimary.co.uk. Alternatively a copy is available on request from the school office. Any comments regarding the proposed policy should be made in writing and addressed to Mr G Hodgson, Chair of Governors by Wednesday 31st January 2018. By post to:   St John’s CE Primary School, Dawson Lane, Bierley, Bradford, BD4 6JF   Or by e-mail to:  enquiries@stjohnsceprimary.co.uk Note: The arrangements in respect of children with an Education, Health and Care Plan, or looked after children are statutory so comments are not invited on these parts of the policy. Consultation on changes to St John’s CE Primary School Admission Policy


Full letter



St John’s CE Primary School is consulting on the following proposed changes to its  admission 
policy from September 2019.



1. Over Subscription Criteria 4 – Proximity to School. A defined priority area has been 
determined for use in criteria 4; in essence this change means that applicants will be
considered in a more localised area. Maps are attached to the draft policy.



2. In-Year Transfers. Any applications at any time other than the start of reception will
be made directly to the school.



The consultation period is from 6th December 2017 until 31st January 2018 and we invite 
comments both from existing parents and any other interested parties. 
The proposed policy for 2019-20 can be seen on the school website at  
www.stjohnsceprimary.co.uk.



Alternatively a copy is available on request from the school office.


Any comments regarding the proposed policy should be made in writing and addressed to


Mr G Hodgson, Chair of Governors by Wednesday 31st January 2018.



By post to:   St John’s CE Primary School, Dawson Lane, Bierley, Bradford, BD4 6JF  



Or by e-mail to:  enquiries@stjohnsceprimary.co.uk


Note: The arrangements in respect of children with an Education, Health and Care Plan, or 
looked after children are statutory so comments are not invited on these parts of the policy.

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Year 6 Competition https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1868 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:40:14 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1868 Year 6 your challenge is to design a brand new bookmark based on the theme 'what reading means to me'. A winning design will be selected by Mr Knight and will then be turned into real bookmarks and made available in our school library.  Winning prizes are as follows: Bad Dad by David Walliams Guinness World Records 2018 The 13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths   The deadline for entries is Wednesday 13th December. Please see Mrs Tordoff with any queries.   Good luck! Year 6 your challenge is to design a brand new bookmark based on the theme 'what reading means to me'.


A winning design will be selected by Mr Knight and will then be turned into real bookmarks and made available in our school library. 


Winning prizes are as follows:


Bad Dad by David Walliams


Guinness World Records 2018


The 13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths


 


The deadline for entries is Wednesday 13th December.


Please see Mrs Tordoff with any queries.


 


Good luck!

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Reception - Christmas Parents in the POD https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1862 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:40:31 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1862 We will be having a Christmas Parents in the POD on Wednesday 13th December. We will have a range of Christmas activities on offer. It will be lovely to see you there with your child.  We will be having a Christmas Parents in the POD on Wednesday 13th December. We will have a range of Christmas activities on offer. It will be lovely to see you there with your child. 

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Year 5 tree topper! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1861 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:37:57 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1861 We've had lots of fantastic entries already! The deadline is Wednesday if you would like to make a tree topper for our tree!   Miss Edgar and Mrs Hebblewhite We've had lots of fantastic entries already! The deadline is Wednesday if you would like to make a tree topper for our tree!


 


Miss Edgar and Mrs Hebblewhite

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Year 4 Textiles https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1860 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:29:16 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1860 Here are some videos that Year 4 have been watching today in class ahead of starting to practise for their textiles project. Threading a needle  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRdkWJlatd8   Running stitch  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4nhj8kMpAI   Blanket stitch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXkSE2TTF4s   Here are some videos that Year 4 have been watching today in class ahead of starting to practise for their textiles project.


Threading a needle 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRdkWJlatd8


 


Running stitch 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4nhj8kMpAI


 


Blanket stitch


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXkSE2TTF4s


 

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Art Club Christmas Cards - FINAL CHANCE TO BUY! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1856 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:47:25 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1856 Christmas cards will be on sale Monday playtime in the KS2 shared area for children and after school in the dining room for any adults to buy. Cards are priced at 20p each or a pack of 10 for £1.50. This will be your last chance to buy any cards. Thank you for all your support. Mrs Hebblewhite, Miss Hamill and Mrs Tyson    Christmas cards will be on sale Monday playtime in the KS2 shared area for children and after school in the dining room for any adults to buy.


Cards are priced at 20p each or a pack of 10 for £1.50.


This will be your last chance to buy any cards.


Thank you for all your support.


Mrs Hebblewhite, Miss Hamill and Mrs Tyson 


 

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Year 5 Christmas tree topper! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1855 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:40:38 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1855 Year 5! Our tree is in need of a topper! Can you create one for us? The winning topper will have the privilege of sitting on top of our Christmas tree. Be creative and good luck! Miss Edgar and Mrs Hebblewhite Year 5!


Our tree is in need of a topper!


Can you create one for us?


The winning topper will have the privilege of sitting on top of our Christmas tree.


Be creative and good luck!


Miss Edgar and Mrs Hebblewhite

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Reception Nativity https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1854 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:52:48 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1854 Thank you to everyone that came to watch our nativity. The children have all worked extremely hard and did a super job with their acting skills, narration and singing. Well done! Thank you to everyone that came to watch our nativity. The children have all worked extremely hard and did a super job with their acting skills, narration and singing. Well done!

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Year 5 spellings & word of the week https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1851 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 18:04:15 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1851 Year 5's spelling this week focus on homophones (words which are said the same but are spelt and mean different things). Please take some time to discuss the meaning of each homophone with your child - these are words children are commonly using incorrectly in their writing.  Below are some examples of each homophone in context.  their (The children lost their books. The two girls were on their way to school.) there (Look over there. Please stay there.) here (Please come over here.  Shall we stop here?) hear (You hear things with your ears.) practise (I will practise my spellings tonight. You should practise your passport every night.)  practice (To prepare for the Olympics, the boy attended Gymnastics Practice.) heard (I am sure I heard talking.) herd (A herd of cows. The job of a sheepdog is to herd cattle.) passed (He passed the ball to me. She passed her passport test.) past (Quickly, the car drove past. The past happened yesterday.)   A reminder of how to use each homophone has also been put by the side of the word on the spelling sheet to help children when practising.   *Word of the Week* Our word of the week this week is dreary which means colourless and dull. Synonyms: drab, colourless, sterile Antonyms: vibrant, colourful, bright.    Extra Dojos will be awarded for children who can use dreary in a sentence or can write a story to include 5 of the Yr5/6 spellings from this week.     Thank you for your support. Mrs Hebblewhite and Miss Edgar Year 5's spelling this week focus on homophones (words which are said the same but are spelt and mean different things).


Please take some time to discuss the meaning of each homophone with your child - these are words children are commonly using incorrectly in their writing. 


Below are some examples of each homophone in context. 


their (The children lost their books. The two girls were on their way to school.)


there (Look over there. Please stay there.)


here (Please come over here.  Shall we stop here?)


hear (You hear things with your ears.)


practise (I will practise my spellings tonight. You should practise your passport every night.) 


practice (To prepare for the Olympics, the boy attended Gymnastics Practice.)


heard (I am sure I heard talking.)


herd (A herd of cows. The job of a sheepdog is to herd cattle.)


passed (He passed the ball to me. She passed her passport test.)


past (Quickly, the car drove past. The past happened yesterday.)


 


A reminder of how to use each homophone has also been put by the side of the word on the spelling sheet to help children when practising.


 


*Word of the Week*


Our word of the week this week is dreary which means colourless and dull.


Synonyms: drab, colourless, sterile


Antonyms: vibrant, colourful, bright. 


 


Extra Dojos will be awarded for children who can use dreary in a sentence or can write a story to include 5 of the Yr5/6 spellings from this week.  


 


Thank you for your support.


Mrs Hebblewhite and Miss Edgar

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Art Club Christmas Cards https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1849 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:40:26 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1849 Art club have been very busy after school today, printing, folding and organising all of their wonderful Christmas cards ready to be sold tomorrow! The children have worked incredibly hard this half term on designing their cards and making sure they were finished ready to be sold this week. The cards will be on sale to all children tomorrow playtime in the KS2 shared area. They are priced at 20p a card or a pack of 10 for £1.50. A big thank you to everyone who has already bought cards and helped us raise money for our chosen charity, The Salvation Army. Mrs Hebblewhite, Miss Hamill and Mrs Tyson Art club have been very busy after school today, printing, folding and organising all of their wonderful Christmas cards ready to be sold tomorrow!


The children have worked incredibly hard this half term on designing their cards and making sure they were finished ready to be sold this week.


The cards will be on sale to all children tomorrow playtime in the KS2 shared area. They are priced at 20p a card or a pack of 10 for £1.50.


A big thank you to everyone who has already bought cards and helped us raise money for our chosen charity, The Salvation Army.


Mrs Hebblewhite, Miss Hamill and Mrs Tyson

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https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1848 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 08:49:12 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1848 Catkin's trip to Stockeld Park https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1845 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 18:56:03 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1845 We had a lovely time at Stockeld Park yesterday and we were also lucky with the weather. We explored the enchanted forest and saw a beautiful fairy garden, a talking tree and a magical spell book. We also had lots of fun in the playgrounds, showing off some amazing climbing skills. The children were all well behaved and everybody enjoyed the trip! We had a lovely time at Stockeld Park yesterday and we were also lucky with the weather. We explored the enchanted forest and saw a beautiful fairy garden, a talking tree and a magical spell book. We also had lots of fun in the playgrounds, showing off some amazing climbing skills. The children were all well behaved and everybody enjoyed the trip!

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Sumdog Contest https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1841 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:15:17 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1841 The Bradford Sumdog contest has started! Every child in Year 4 has the opportunity enter and earn points for their class. Your child has been given their username and password today so please encourage them to participate. This will also help them with their mental recall of basic maths facts which will help in many areas of maths.  We look forward to looking at the Sumdog leader board tomorrow!  Miss Gledhill and Mrs Baker    The Bradford Sumdog contest has started! Every child in Year 4 has the opportunity enter and earn points for their class. Your child has been given their username and password today so please encourage them to participate. This will also help them with their mental recall of basic maths facts which will help in many areas of maths. 


We look forward to looking at the Sumdog leader board tomorrow! 


Miss Gledhill and Mrs Baker 


 

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PCSO visit https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1840 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:14:15 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1840 In Year 4 today, we have had a visit from the Police Community Support Officer to talk to children about staying safe online. Sam challenged Year 4 to teach and educate the people at home about the eight things youshould never share online. We discussed using Apps, games consoles and websites such as Youtube. Sam also challenged the children to delete any friends they have online that they don't know in real life as this is the same as sharing information with a stranger. Thank you for your ongoing support. Miss Gledhill and Mrs Baker In Year 4 today, we have had a visit from the Police Community Support Officer to talk to children about staying safe online. Sam challenged Year 4 to teach and educate the people at home about the eight things youshould never share online. We discussed using Apps, games consoles and websites such as Youtube. Sam also challenged the children to delete any friends they have online that they don't know in real life as this is the same as sharing information with a stranger. Thank you for your ongoing support.


Miss Gledhill and Mrs Baker

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Acorn's trip to Stockeld Park https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1839 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:02:47 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1839 We all had an amazing time at Stockeld Park today and we were very lucky with the weather. We explored all around the park and saw a talking tree, a wicked witch and even the ogre from Jack and the Beanstalk. We also had lots of fun climbing in the playground. The children were all brilliantly behaved. A super trip all round! We all had an amazing time at Stockeld Park today and we were very lucky with the weather. We explored all around the park and saw a talking tree, a wicked witch and even the ogre from Jack and the Beanstalk. We also had lots of fun climbing in the playground. The children were all brilliantly behaved.


A super trip all round!

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Head Lice https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1837 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:23:45 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1837 A case of head lice has been reported in your child's year group.  Please check your child and treat accordingly.  If you require any advice with regard to the treatment of head lice, please speak to Mrs Horsfall or Miss Binns.  Thank you.  Miss Binns. A case of head lice has been reported in your child's year group.  Please check your child and treat accordingly.  If you require any advice with regard to the treatment of head lice, please speak to Mrs Horsfall or Miss Binns.  Thank you.  Miss Binns.

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Christmas cards on sale https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1833 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:54:51 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1833 From Monday (27th November) Christmas cards will be available for children to purchase in school. 1 card = 20p A packet of 10 cards = £1.50 These cards have been designed by KS2 Art Club and the children have chosen to donate all profits raised to The Salvation Army. Please help us to support such a wonderful cause! Cards will also be available for parents at a later date, more information to follow.      From Monday (27th November) Christmas cards will be available for children to purchase in school.


1 card = 20p


A packet of 10 cards = £1.50


These cards have been designed by KS2 Art Club and the children have chosen to donate all profits raised to The Salvation Army.


Please help us to support such a wonderful cause!


Cards will also be available for parents at a later date, more information to follow. 


 


 

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Year 5 - Spelling story https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1831 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:22:45 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1831 To help Cedar and Laurel practise the trickier spellings on their list, we have challenged them to write a story which includes the following words from their spellings this week: attached stomach rhyme vehicle accompany Children had a go at writing a story during our spelling session this morning and soon realised it was harder than they first thought! Can they think of another story which includes all of these words? The more creative the better!   Make sure you show your stories to Miss Edgar and Mrs Hebblewhite next week to earn extra Dojos.  To help Cedar and Laurel practise the trickier spellings on their list, we have challenged them to write a story which includes the following words from their spellings this week:


attached


stomach


rhyme


vehicle


accompany


Children had a go at writing a story during our spelling session this morning and soon realised it was harder than they first thought!


Can they think of another story which includes all of these words? The more creative the better!


 


Make sure you show your stories to Miss Edgar and Mrs Hebblewhite next week to earn extra Dojos. 

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Brass Concert for Key Stage 2 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1827 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:11:05 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1827 All children in Years 3-6 enjoyed a music concert last week. Five music students from the Royal Northern College of Music visited St John's and performed as a brass quintet. The children learnt more about the different brass instruments, and were treated to some fantastic performances of a mix of music, from Classical Mozart to songs from Moana and Frozen.  The children, and teachers, learnt how to conduct the beat, and some lucky pupils got a chance to stand up and conduct the brass quintet! Everyone really enjoyed the concert. They got a chance to show their musical knowledge and enthusiasm, as well as learning lots of new information about music and brass instruments in particular. All children in Years 3-6 enjoyed a music concert last week. Five music students from the Royal Northern College of Music visited St John's and performed as a brass quintet. The children learnt more about the different brass instruments, and were treated to some fantastic performances of a mix of music, from Classical Mozart to songs from Moana and Frozen. 


The children, and teachers, learnt how to conduct the beat, and some lucky pupils got a chance to stand up and conduct the brass quintet!


Everyone really enjoyed the concert. They got a chance to show their musical knowledge and enthusiasm, as well as learning lots of new information about music and brass instruments in particular.

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Fantastic Year 4 Rock Band https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1824 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:09:48 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1824 Year 4 rock band had a brilliant rehearsal this week, and after 8 weeks of hard work we have put together our first song "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes, with drums, guitars, keyboards and singers. Video to follow next week...after a little more rehearsal! Year 4 rock band had a brilliant rehearsal this week, and after 8 weeks of hard work we have put together our first song "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes, with drums, guitars, keyboards and singers. Video to follow next week...after a little more rehearsal!

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Year 4 Science Challenge Posters https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1817 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:20:06 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1817 Thank you to all those who made posters for our most recent Science challenge.  Today we looked at all the wonderful posters we had received and they were really useful in helping us learn the processes involved in the global water cycle.  Here are just a few examples.  Keep posted for our next home challenge.   Thank you to all those who made posters for our most recent Science challenge. 


Today we looked at all the wonderful posters we had received and they were really useful in helping us learn the processes involved in the global water cycle. 


Here are just a few examples. 


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Poetry Competition - Football Premier League https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1816 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:44:16 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1816 **We've extended the date of the poetry competition to Wednesday 13th December**   The Football Premier League needs our help! They have launched a poetry competition based on the theme of resilience and are asking for children aged 5-11 to write their own poems titled Try, Try Again. Your poems can be written in any style (Rhyme, Acrostic, Haiku etc.) they just need to be about trying and not giving up! Have a look at the video below for inspiration from some of your favourite players. This is a national competitions so prizes will be awarded by the Football Premier League which include: - A visit to our school by an author along with the Premier League trophy - Your poem published in a poetry book and read aloud by a Premier League star.   The closing date for the competition is Friday 8th December. Please hand your entries to Mrs Hebblewhite – make sure your entry has your full name, age and class name written on them. I can’t wait to read your entries!   **We've extended the date of the poetry competition to Wednesday 13th December**


 


The Football Premier League needs our help!



They have launched a poetry competition based on the theme of resilience and are asking for children aged 5-11 to write their own poems titled Try, Try Again.


Your poems can be written in any style (Rhyme, Acrostic, Haiku etc.) they just need to be about trying and not giving up! Have a look at the video below for inspiration from some of your favourite players.


This is a national competitions so prizes will be awarded by the Football Premier League which include:
- A visit to our school by an author along with the Premier League trophy
- Your poem published in a poetry book and read aloud by a Premier League star.  


The closing date for the competition is Friday 8th December.


Please hand your entries to Mrs Hebblewhite – make sure your entry has your full name, age and class name written on them.


I can’t wait to read your entries!


 


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Poetry Competition - Football Premier League
Poetry Competition - Football Premier League https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1815 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:52:52 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1815 The Football Premier League needs our help! They have launched a poetry competition based on the theme of resilience and are asking for children aged 5-11 to write their own poems titled Try, Try Again. Your poems can be written in any style (Rhyme, Acrostic, Haiku etc.) they just need to be about trying and not giving up! Have a look at the video below for inspiration from some of your favourite players. This is a national competitions so prizes will be awarded by the Football Premier League which include: - A visit to our school by an author along with the Premier League trophy - Your poem published in a poetry book and read aloud by a Premier League star.   The closing date for the competition is Friday 8th December. Please hand your entries to Mrs Hebblewhite – make sure your entry has your full name, age and class name written on them.  I can’t wait to read your entries!   The Football Premier League needs our help!



They have launched a poetry competition based on the theme of resilience and are asking for children aged 5-11 to write their own poems titled Try, Try Again.


Your poems can be written in any style (Rhyme, Acrostic, Haiku etc.) they just need to be about trying and not giving up! Have a look at the video below for inspiration from some of your favourite players.


This is a national competitions so prizes will be awarded by the Football Premier League which include:
- A visit to our school by an author along with the Premier League trophy
- Your poem published in a poetry book and read aloud by a Premier League star.  


The closing date for the competition is Friday 8th December.


Please hand your entries to Mrs Hebblewhite – make sure your entry has your full name, age and class name written on them.


 I can’t wait to read your entries!


 


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Football World Cups in PE https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1808 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:52:09 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1808 This week in PE the children have being taking part in mini football World Cups . Years 3,4,5 and 6 all took part in the inter school competition. Mr Qualter and Mr Firth organised the boys and girls into different teams with each team representing a nation from around the world. The children then played a round robin tournament with points  totaled up at the end.The children did not only play the games but they also refereed the games when it was their teams turn to rest. Mr Qualter and Mr Firth were delighted to see the children using the different skills they had learnt in PE in the previous weeks. It was brilliant to see the children taking part in competitive sport and showing such fantastic attitudes towards playing Football. A big well done to all the children that took part. This week in PE the children have being taking part in mini football World Cups . Years 3,4,5 and 6 all took part in the inter school competition. Mr Qualter and Mr Firth organised the boys and girls into different teams with each team representing a nation from around the world. The children then played a round robin tournament with points  totaled up at the end.The children did not only play the games but they also refereed the games when it was their teams turn to rest. Mr Qualter and Mr Firth were delighted to see the children using the different skills they had learnt in PE in the previous weeks.


It was brilliant to see the children taking part in competitive sport and showing such fantastic attitudes towards playing Football. A big well done to all the children that took part.

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Year 6 Careers Workshop https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1807 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:02:50 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1807 Yesterday Caitlin from Bradford College visited our Year 6 children to deliver a workshop focused on careers and the future. Children explored the various different education and training routes available after Secondary and adults shared their own routes into their chosen careers. The children then took part in a fun role play - Escape to Planet Zargoyle - a planet where only people with the best careers are accepted! Children were given different scenarios and job titles and were asked to crack codes and carry out research in order to form a presentation on why their group would be a valuable asset on Zargoyle. Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and it most definitely gave them food for thought for the future. Caitlin will be back to join us next week for the second careers workshop before Year 6 are invited down to Bradford College later in the year. Details will be sent out nearer the time.    Mrs Tordoff and Mr Dodsworth Yesterday Caitlin from Bradford College visited our Year 6 children to deliver a workshop focused on careers and the future. Children explored the various different education and training routes available after Secondary and adults shared their own routes into their chosen careers.


The children then took part in a fun role play - Escape to Planet Zargoyle - a planet where only people with the best careers are accepted! Children were given different scenarios and job titles and were asked to crack codes and carry out research in order to form a presentation on why their group would be a valuable asset on Zargoyle.


Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and it most definitely gave them food for thought for the future. Caitlin will be back to join us next week for the second careers workshop before Year 6 are invited down to Bradford College later in the year. Details will be sent out nearer the time. 


 


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Year 5 - Word of the Week! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1801 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:04:06 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1801 *Word of the Week* Our word for this week is surrender which means to give up or hand over (a person, right or possession)   Synonyms:  resign, withdraw, let go Antonyms: retain, keep    Can you put our word into your own sentence? Can you think of any more synonyms for our word? Write your ideas into your spelling book to earn extra Dojos!   This week's spellings can also be found on the Year 5 page.  *Word of the Week*


Our word for this week is surrender which means to give up or hand over (a person, right or possession)


 


Synonyms:  resign, withdraw, let go


Antonyms: retain, keep 


 


Can you put our word into your own sentence?


Can you think of any more synonyms for our word?


Write your ideas into your spelling book to earn extra Dojos!


 


This week's spellings can also be found on the Year 5 page. 

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Year 2 outdoor PE https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1799 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:58:21 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1799 Tomorrow morning year twos PE  lesson will be outdoors. If you haven't already, please can you make sure all children have trainers, a jumper and jogging bottoms in school.  Thank you.  Tomorrow morning year twos PE  lesson will be outdoors. If you haven't already, please can you make sure all children have trainers, a jumper and jogging bottoms in school. 


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Year 5 fraction challenge! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1794 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:46:58 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1794 Can you complete the challenge? Year 5 have looked at this in class too but some of us found it very tricky! Add your ideas to the working wall! Good luck! Miss Edgar and Mrs Hebblewhite Can you complete the challenge?


Year 5 have looked at this in class too but some of us found it very tricky!


Add your ideas to the working wall!


Good luck!


Miss Edgar and Mrs Hebblewhite

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Year 5 fraction challenge!
Rememberance Flags https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1788 Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:38:16 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1788 For Remembrance day, children across the school have been making poppy flags. Whilst learning about sacrifice and remembrance, the children made flags with thoughtful messages and prayers on them. Today we have displayed them on the drive as a community focus for our thoughts. For Remembrance day, children across the school have been making poppy flags. Whilst learning about sacrifice and remembrance, the children made flags with thoughtful messages and prayers on them. Today we have displayed them on the drive as a community focus for our thoughts.

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https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1783 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:42:56 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1783 Year 4 Science challenge https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1780 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:12:50 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1780 Next week, Year 4 are going to be continuing their science learning by looking at the Water Cycle. We challenge Year 4 to make posters to share with the rest of the classmates about their understanding of the Water Cycle.  We were very impressed with the last posters we received about different word types so we hope we will have some great ones to share.  Have a great weekend,  Miss Gledhill, Mrs Baker and Miss Patel  Next week, Year 4 are going to be continuing their science learning by looking at the Water Cycle.


We challenge Year 4 to make posters to share with the rest of the classmates about their understanding of the Water Cycle. 


We were very impressed with the last posters we received about different word types so we hope we will have some great ones to share. 


Have a great weekend, 


Miss Gledhill, Mrs Baker and Miss Patel 

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Year 3 Computers https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1775 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:54:03 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1775 Year 3 children have been exploring what is inside a computer case. They are started to look at the different components and will be learning how they work and what they do.  Year 3 children have been exploring what is inside a computer case. They are started to look at the different components and will be learning how they work and what they do. 

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Year 6 Letters to Daniel Pennac https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1771 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:56:48 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1771 Year 6 have recently finished reading the intriguing Daniel Pennac novel, Eye of the Wolf. Most of the children thoroughly enjoyed the novel however some were left with unanswered questions after Pennac's curious ending to the book. The children decided to write to the author to share their interpretations of it and to see if they could find out what his intentions behind the ending were. Their letters will be sent to his publisher, Walker books, who will then forward the letters to the author himself.  Here are just some of Year 6's letters... Fatimas_letter.pdf Georginas_letter.pdf Katies_letter.pdf Keitons_letter.pdf Lewis_letter.pdf Malakies_letter.pdf Tylers_letter.pdf   Year 6 have recently finished reading the intriguing Daniel Pennac novel, Eye of the Wolf. Most of the children thoroughly enjoyed the novel however some were left with unanswered questions after Pennac's curious ending to the book.


The children decided to write to the author to share their interpretations of it and to see if they could find out what his intentions behind the ending were. Their letters will be sent to his publisher, Walker books, who will then forward the letters to the author himself. 


Here are just some of Year 6's letters...


Fatimas_letter.pdf


Georginas_letter.pdf


Katies_letter.pdf


Keitons_letter.pdf


Lewis_letter.pdf


Malakies_letter.pdf


Tylers_letter.pdf


 

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Key Stage One Newsletter https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1764 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:45:28 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1764 Our topic this half term is 'Talking Time'. You can find out more in our newsletter attached! Talking_Time_Newsletter.pdf Our topic this half term is 'Talking Time'. You can find out more in our newsletter attached!


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Newsletter https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1763 Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:41:46 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1763 Please find attached a copy of our newsletter. Thank you. Newsletter_7th_November_2017.pdf Please find attached a copy of our newsletter.


Thank you.


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Roman Numeral App Challenge Year 5 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1760 Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:10:10 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1760 Can you complete the challenge?   Any ideas can be added onto the post it notes on your class working wall.    Miss Edgar and Mrs Hebblewhite Can you complete the challenge?


 


Any ideas can be added onto the post it notes on your class working wall. 


 


Miss Edgar and Mrs Hebblewhite

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Goodnight Mr Tom - Challenge! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1758 Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:17:02 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1758 This week lots of children in Year 5 have chosen Goodnight Mr Tom as their class reading book. This is a story about an evacuee named Willie who stays with Mr Oakley in the countryside. During the story we learn more about Willie’s life and the relationship he has with his cruel mother. Most children will be reaching the end of the chapter 1, here are two reading activities they can complete in their reading journal to show their understanding:   Activity 2 - Character Comparison Compare Mr Oakley (aka Mr Tom) to Mr Reynolds from the Year 4 novel - Friend of Foe. How are they similar/dissimilar in appearance? Are their personalities the same? Remember to use evidence from Chapter 1 to help you with you comparison.   Activity 6 – Find, copy and explain Write a paragraph that describes what Willie is like as a person. This should include his appearance as well as his personality. Don’t forget to find evidence from the text (pg2-6 are good starting points) to support your description. This week lots of children in Year 5 have chosen Goodnight Mr Tom as their class reading book.


This is a story about an evacuee named Willie who stays with Mr Oakley in the countryside. During the story we learn more about Willie’s life and the relationship he has with his cruel mother.


Most children will be reaching the end of the chapter 1, here are two reading activities they can complete in their reading journal to show their understanding:


 


Activity 2 - Character Comparison


Compare Mr Oakley (aka Mr Tom) to Mr Reynolds from the Year 4 novel - Friend of Foe.


How are they similar/dissimilar in appearance?


Are their personalities the same?


Remember to use evidence from Chapter 1 to help you with you comparison.


 


Activity 6 – Find, copy and explain


Write a paragraph that describes what Willie is like as a person. This should include his appearance as well as his personality.



Don’t forget to find evidence from the text (pg2-6 are good starting points) to support your description.

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https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1755 Tue, 07 Nov 2017 11:06:39 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1755 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1751 Fri, 03 Nov 2017 18:01:42 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1751 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1749 Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:33:29 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1749 Year 5 - Word of the Week! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1747 Fri, 03 Nov 2017 12:12:30 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1747 *Word of the Week* Our word for this week is epiphany which means a moment of sudden realisation or understanding.      Synonyms:  insight, vision, enlightenment    Can you put our word into your own sentence? Can you think of any more synonyms for our word?  Write your ideas into your spelling book to earn extra Dojos! *Word of the Week*


Our word for this week is epiphany which means a moment of sudden realisation or understanding


 


 


Synonyms:  insight, vision, enlightenment 


 


Can you put our word into your own sentence?


Can you think of any more synonyms for our word? 


Write your ideas into your spelling book to earn extra Dojos!

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https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1745 Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:27:55 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1745 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1743 Fri, 03 Nov 2017 07:53:58 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1743 Reception Parents in the Pod https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1741 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 19:24:34 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1741 Dont forget it's our first Parents in the Pod this Friday. We are looking forward to seeing you in the Pod with your child.  See you there!  Dont forget it's our first Parents in the Pod this Friday.


We are looking forward to seeing you in the Pod with your child. 


See you there! 

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Year 4 Maths Challenge https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1737 Tue, 31 Oct 2017 15:39:10 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1737 Today, some children in Year 4 have been working on this maths problem. We haven't been through the solution yet so if you get chance to have a look and find a solution tonight then that would be fantastic!    Miss Gledhill and Mrs Baker  Today, some children in Year 4 have been working on this maths problem. We haven't been through the solution yet so if you get chance to have a look and find a solution tonight then that would be fantastic! 


 


Miss Gledhill and Mrs Baker 

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https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1736 Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:55:01 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1736 Key Stage One Trips! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1735 Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:10:05 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1735 This half term we are lucky enough to be visiting Leeds City Museum! There are lots of lovely and exciting things for us to explore as we step back in time to look at historical artefacts and learn about the Victorians, Egyptians and even extinct animals! On trip day, we ask that children wear their school polo shirts and cardigans/jumpers, along with a weather appropriate coat, trousers and footwear, as the day will consist of lots of walking. In addition, please be sure to bring a SMALL RUCKSACK for your child to carry their own lunch and drink. You may wish to bring an additional bottle of water to place in this bag. A packed lunch will be provided. Please be sure to fill out the sandwich order form as soon as possible, when this goes live on the app in a few days’ time. Trip Dates: Tuesday 7th  November - Elm Wednesday 8th November - Beech Friday 11th November - Willow Wednesday 15th November - Sycamore   If you have any further questions, please do ask your child's class teacher.  Thank you for your continued support. This half term we are lucky enough to be visiting Leeds City Museum! There are lots of lovely and exciting things for us to explore as we step back in time to look at historical artefacts and learn about the Victorians, Egyptians and even extinct animals!


On trip day, we ask that children wear their school polo shirts and cardigans/jumpers, along with a weather appropriate coat, trousers and footwear, as the day will consist of lots of walking. In addition, please be sure to bring a SMALL RUCKSACK for your child to carry their own lunch and drink. You may wish to bring an additional bottle of water to place in this bag.


A packed lunch will be provided. Please be sure to fill out the sandwich order form as soon as possible, when this goes live on the app in a few days’ time.


Trip Dates:


Tuesday 7th  November - Elm


Wednesday 8th November - Beech


Friday 11th November - Willow


Wednesday 15th November - Sycamore


 


If you have any further questions, please do ask your child's class teacher. 


Thank you for your continued support.

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Sports Update https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1734 Mon, 30 Oct 2017 11:20:03 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1734 Last half term was a very busy period for sport at St Johns, the school took part in the Cross country,Bench ball and the on going football league. The Cross country was a fantastic success with all 16 of our children from Years 4,5 and 6 finishing in the top 20. St Johns fielded two bench ball teams at the Bradford Forster Academy tournament .After some very competitive games the two teams finished 3rd and 4th respectively. It was fantastic to see the children participating in this new format of the game and learning vital new skills. Finally St Johns Football team currently sit 3rd in the league.The league is made up off 21 teams with all the schools playing each other once in a series of round robin tournaments. With seven games left St Johns are in a great position and hope to move up the table. We will keep every one posted. Well done to all those children who have represented the school you have made every one at St Johns very proud. Last half term was a very busy period for sport at St Johns, the school took part in the Cross country,Bench ball and the on going football league. The Cross country was a fantastic success with all 16 of our children from Years 4,5 and 6 finishing in the top 20.


St Johns fielded two bench ball teams at the Bradford Forster Academy tournament .After some very competitive games the two teams finished 3rd and 4th respectively. It was fantastic to see the children participating in this new format of the game and learning vital new skills.


Finally St Johns Football team currently sit 3rd in the league.The league is made up off 21 teams with all the schools playing each other once in a series of round robin tournaments. With seven games left St Johns are in a great position and hope to move up the table. We will keep every one posted.


Well done to all those children who have represented the school you have made every one at St Johns very proud.

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https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1730 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:07:01 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1730 Yeah 6 - Maths Riddles https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1728 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:55:02 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1728 This week Year 6 were challenged with solving three word problems although very few of the children had success with all three. We have decided to extend the challenge to over the holidays. We hope you enjoy helping your children to work through our riddles.  1- A bat and a ball cost £1.10 in total. The bat costs £1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?  2- If it takes 5 machines 5 minutes to make 5 widgets, how long would it take 100 machines to make 100 widgets? 3- In a lake, there is a patch of lilly pads. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for the patch to cover half the lake?   Good luck! Mrs Tordoff and Mr Dodsworth This week Year 6 were challenged with solving three word problems although very few of the children had success with all three. We have decided to extend the challenge to over the holidays. We hope you enjoy helping your children to work through our riddles. 


1- A bat and a ball cost £1.10 in total. The bat costs £1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost? 


2- If it takes 5 machines 5 minutes to make 5 widgets, how long would it take 100 machines to make 100 widgets?


3- In a lake, there is a patch of lilly pads. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for the patch to cover half the lake?


 


Good luck!


Mrs Tordoff and Mr Dodsworth

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Reception Nativity https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1724 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:28:03 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1724 It is the Reception Nativity on Wednesday 29th November PM and Thursday 30th November AM. All children will have a role in the nativity. Lines have been sent home for the children that have a speaking part in the nativity, please can they practice them.  Further details about times, tickets and costumes will be sent out nearer the time.  Thank you! It is the Reception Nativity on Wednesday 29th November PM and Thursday 30th November AM.


All children will have a role in the nativity. Lines have been sent home for the children that have a speaking part in the nativity, please can they practice them. 


Further details about times, tickets and costumes will be sent out nearer the time. 


Thank you!

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Reception Parents in the POD https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1722 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:35:15 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1722 We will be holding our first Parents in the POD on Friday 3rd November. Come round to the POD door with your child at the start of the school day and we will explore how to make playdough, making rockets and we will make something tasty to eat.  We look forward to seeing you there! We will be holding our first Parents in the POD on Friday 3rd November.


Come round to the POD door with your child at the start of the school day and we will explore how to make playdough, making rockets and we will make something tasty to eat. 


We look forward to seeing you there!

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https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1721 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:52:42 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1721 Catkin Trip to Lister Park https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1719 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:08:51 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1719 Catkin had a lovely trip to Lister Park yesterday. We enjoyed looking for signs of autumn, picking an interesting leaf to take back to school, watching the squirrels and seeing the waterfalls. All the children were well behaved and did St John's proud! Catkin had a lovely trip to Lister Park yesterday. We enjoyed looking for signs of autumn, picking an interesting leaf to take back to school, watching the squirrels and seeing the waterfalls. All the children were well behaved and did St John's proud!

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Year 5 - Half Term Challenge! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1717 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:14:39 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1717 Next half term our Literacy will be centred on War and Remembrance. In preparation for this, we are setting children in Laurel and Cedar a challenge to create a poster or leaflet about World War 2.  Their poster/leaflet needs to be eye-catching, informative and should include pictures or drawings. We can’t wait to see your hard work! Mrs Hebblewhite and Miss Edgar Next half term our Literacy will be centred on War and Remembrance. In preparation for this, we are setting children in Laurel and Cedar a challenge to create a poster or leaflet about World War 2.  Their poster/leaflet needs to be eye-catching, informative and should include pictures or drawings.


We can’t wait to see your hard work!


Mrs Hebblewhite and Miss Edgar

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Reception trip to Lister Park https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1713 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:28:52 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1713 RECEPTION TRIP TO LISTER PARK 16TH AND 17TH OCTOBER   We will be visiting Lister Park to look for the signs of autumn and the changes to the environment.   We will be using the school minibuses to travel to the park; therefore each class will visit on separate days.   Catkin will visit on Monday 16th October Acorn will visit on Tuesday 17th October   The trip will take place during normal school hours and we will only be going for the morning. This means that we will be back in time for dinner.   Every child will wear their school uniform, school waterproof trousers and coats and their wellies. If your child does not have wellies already in school please bring some.   Please advise Miss Gill or Miss Holbert if you would prefer that your child did not visit the park.   Thank you. RECEPTION TRIP TO LISTER PARK 16TH AND 17TH OCTOBER


 


We will be visiting Lister Park to look for the signs of autumn and the changes to the environment.


 


We will be using the school minibuses to travel to the park; therefore each class will visit on separate days.


 


Catkin will visit on Monday 16th October


Acorn will visit on Tuesday 17th October


 


The trip will take place during normal school hours and we will only be going for the morning. This means that we will be back in time for dinner.


 


Every child will wear their school uniform, school waterproof trousers and coats and their wellies. If your child does not have wellies already in school please bring some.


 


Please advise Miss Gill or Miss Holbert if you would prefer that your child did not visit the park.


 


Thank you.

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Year 6 - Hosanna https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1708 Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:58:24 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1708 During the Harvest assembly year 6 sang to the school. They also performed this at Church as part of their Sunday Service. A stop frame animation produced by Divine. This was shown as part of the Harvest assembly during a reading. During the Harvest assembly year 6 sang to the school. They also performed this at Church as part of their Sunday Service.



A stop frame animation produced by Divine. This was shown as part of the Harvest assembly during a reading.


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https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1706 Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:06:38 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1706 New Reading Journals https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1700 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:06:07 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1700 The reading journals have been updated with brand new activities this year. They can be found below: Year 3 & 4's NEW Reading Journal Year 5 & 6's NEW Reading Journal A reminder that when children are halfway through or have finished their reading book, they are expected to complete a reading journal activity to show their understanding of what they have read. Time is allocated in class for children to do these but we do encourage children to complete them at home as well.    The reading journals have been updated with brand new activities this year. They can be found below:


Year 3 & 4's NEW Reading Journal


Year 5 & 6's NEW Reading Journal


A reminder that when children are halfway through or have finished their reading book, they are expected to complete a reading journal activity to show their understanding of what they have read. Time is allocated in class for children to do these but we do encourage children to complete them at home as well. 


 

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Year 4 English Challenge https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1688 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 14:26:03 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1688 Thank you to all the children who participated in the latest Year 4 English Challenge. We were very impressed with the quality of the posters we received. It was clear that a lot of hard work, thought and effort had gone into them. They are now being displayed in the year 4 base for children to reference when they need a reminder about word types. A big thank you to parents for supporting your child's learning.  Miss Gledhill and Mrs Baker    Thank you to all the children who participated in the latest Year 4 English Challenge. We were very impressed with the quality of the posters we received. It was clear that a lot of hard work, thought and effort had gone into them. They are now being displayed in the year 4 base for children to reference when they need a reminder about word types.


A big thank you to parents for supporting your child's learning. 


Miss Gledhill and Mrs Baker 


 

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Year 3 Drama https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1683 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 10:13:02 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1683 In literacy last week, Year 3 reenacted a scene from our novel 'The Iron Man' and added on what they thought would happen next in the story. We hope you enjoy watching some of the performances.   In literacy last week, Year 3 reenacted a scene from our novel 'The Iron Man' and added on what they thought would happen next in the story.


We hope you enjoy watching some of the performances.


 




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Y6 Harvest Celebration https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1681 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 08:28:13 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1681 Y6 impressed the congregation at St Christopher's Church on Sunday with their delivery of the Harvest Festival service. The children presented their readings and prayers very clearly and confidently followed by superb singing! Thank you for all the Harvest donations too. Have a look at some of the photographs taken during the service.   Y6 impressed the congregation at St Christopher's Church on Sunday with their delivery of the Harvest Festival service. The children presented their readings and prayers very clearly and confidently followed by superb singing!


Thank you for all the Harvest donations too.


Have a look at some of the photographs taken during the service.


 

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Year 4 English challenge https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1680 Sat, 30 Sep 2017 10:24:52 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1680 The first Year 4 English challenge is underway!  Your challenge is to create an eye-catching, informative poster to be displayed on Year 4's working walls. Your poster should explain what Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs and Adverbs are. You should include examples of each of the different word types and some illustrations would be fantastic too.  We can't wait to see your posters on Monday!  The first Year 4 English challenge is underway! 


Your challenge is to create an eye-catching, informative poster to be displayed on Year 4's working walls. Your poster should explain what Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs and Adverbs are. You should include examples of each of the different word types and some illustrations would be fantastic too. 


We can't wait to see your posters on Monday! 

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Year 5 Graffiti https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1658 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:37:04 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1658 Over the last two weeks, Year 5 have been studying graffiti work in art. We have created our own sketch books and taken ownership of our own learning. We have also been lucky enough to have an expert come in and help us to spray paint the wall on the bottom playground.  Don't forget to complete our survey! Over the last two weeks, Year 5 have been studying graffiti work in art. We have created our own sketch books and taken ownership of our own learning.


We have also been lucky enough to have an expert come in and help us to spray paint the wall on the bottom playground. 


Don't forget to complete our survey!

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Year 4 Rock Band https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1653 Wed, 27 Sep 2017 11:16:37 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1653 Year 4 have started work on their Rock Band - an after-school club which runs on Tuesdays. Children are either learning instrumental or singing parts. There has been great uptake and children were really impressive in their first full rehearsal yesterday.   Year 4 have started work on their Rock Band - an after-school club which runs on Tuesdays. Children are either learning instrumental or singing parts. There has been great uptake and children were really impressive in their first full rehearsal yesterday.


 

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Year 4 Maths challenge https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1642 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:23:12 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1642 Today, some children in Year 4 have been working on a maths problem called 'Make 200'. Lots of children have been very excited about the challenge so we thought we'd share it so they could continue it at home! We found two solutions in class but there are 20 more to find! Can you find any more of them? We look forward to seeing what you come up with over the weekend!  Miss Gledhill and Mrs Baker  Today, some children in Year 4 have been working on a maths problem called 'Make 200'. Lots of children have been very excited about the challenge so we thought we'd share it so they could continue it at home! We found two solutions in class but there are 20 more to find! Can you find any more of them? We look forward to seeing what you come up with over the weekend! 


Miss Gledhill and Mrs Baker 

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Phonics Workshop https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1632 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:18:37 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1632 We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at 9.15am for our Reception phonics workshop. We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at 9.15am for our Reception phonics workshop.

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Year 6 visit Hardcastle Crags https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1631 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:02:45 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1631 Last week we went to Hardcastle Crags. We took the red route along the valley, before challenging ourselves to walk the purple route. For the first part we climbed a steep rocky hill then we went down the other side: this was also very rocky and slippery. The ground had leaves and mud which felt very different. The puddles were quite deep from the amount of rain that was pouring down on us.  For the second part, we went even further along the valley. We were lucky enough to catch sight of an extremely big ant’s nest. It was made of millions of tiny sticks and twigs that the ants had added to their nest every day. Also, there were quite a lot of leave scattered within it. We needed the bathroom. The revolting part of it was…the wormery! We found out that the worms were living in a tank eating and drinking our waste. Afterwards, we were on our way to eat lunch at Gibson Mill. We were fortunate enoughto eat inside thanks to the kind gentlemen there, otherwise we would have probably have been soaked with the rain! Afterwards, we carried on and found the Crags and stopped for a quick breather before continuing. We observed the river along a different part of the valley. We followed the river and crossed a few wooden bridges. Then came the hard part - which made us become even more tired and cautious. The bad weather had made the narrow rocks very slippery. After that, we went all the way back to mill – crossed the bridge and struck a pose for Mrs Tordoff’s iPad. Finally, we headed all the way back up to the minibus. We were exhausted. In total we had walked over 5 and a half miles. By Keira and Ella – Year 6 Maple Last week we went to Hardcastle Crags. We took the red route along the valley, before challenging ourselves to walk the purple route. For the first part we climbed a steep rocky hill then we went down the other side: this was also very rocky and slippery. The ground had leaves and mud which felt very different. The puddles were quite deep from the amount of rain that was pouring down on us.


 For the second part, we went even further along the valley. We were lucky enough to catch sight of an extremely big ant’s nest. It was made of millions of tiny sticks and twigs that the ants had added to their nest every day. Also, there were quite a lot of leave scattered within it.


We needed the bathroom. The revolting part of it was…the wormery! We found out that the worms were living in a tank eating and drinking our waste. Afterwards, we were on our way to eat lunch at Gibson Mill. We were fortunate enoughto eat inside thanks to the kind gentlemen there, otherwise we would have probably have been soaked with the rain!


Afterwards, we carried on and found the Crags and stopped for a quick breather before continuing. We observed the river along a different part of the valley. We followed the river and crossed a few wooden bridges. Then came the hard part - which made us become even more tired and cautious. The bad weather had made the narrow rocks very slippery.


After that, we went all the way back to mill – crossed the bridge and struck a pose for Mrs Tordoff’s iPad. Finally, we headed all the way back up to the minibus. We were exhausted. In total we had walked over 5 and a half miles.


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Year 2 matchbox diary homework https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1624 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:11:42 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1624 As part of our 'Dreams' topic, year 2 have briefly looked at a book called The Matchbox Diary. Each child has now been given their own matchbox which they must decorate with their name and place a small, meaningful item inside which will tell a story about them. For example, Miss Hamill has placed a small sewn flower in her matchbox as it reminds her of her mother and learning to sew. Miss Coley has placed a small Eiffel Tower keyring in her matchbox to remind her of when she lived and worked in Paris.  The children can place any object that means something to them in their matchbox and we would appreciate it if you would take the time to discuss what this object says about them. Please can all matchboxes be returned by Friday 22nd September. These items will remain safely in school until the end of year 2 so no valuables please! If you have any questions please speak to your child's class teacher.  As part of our 'Dreams' topic, year 2 have briefly looked at a book called The Matchbox Diary. Each child has now been given their own matchbox which they must decorate with their name and place a small, meaningful item inside which will tell a story about them. For example, Miss Hamill has placed a small sewn flower in her matchbox as it reminds her of her mother and learning to sew. Miss Coley has placed a small Eiffel Tower keyring in her matchbox to remind her of when she lived and worked in Paris. 


The children can place any object that means something to them in their matchbox and we would appreciate it if you would take the time to discuss what this object says about them. Please can all matchboxes be returned by Friday 22nd September. These items will remain safely in school until the end of year 2 so no valuables please!


If you have any questions please speak to your child's class teacher. 

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Nursery Apple Hunt https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1616 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:03:57 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1616 Several Nursery children went with Mrs Cleworth this morning and Mrs Harrison this afternoon to find the apple trees. They came back each time with a big bag of cooking apples and lots to tell their friends.                                                   Several Nursery children went with Mrs Cleworth this morning and Mrs Harrison this afternoon to find the apple trees. They came back each time with a big bag of cooking apples and lots to tell their friends.


                                                 

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Year 5 - Maths Challenge! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1608 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:29:37 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1608 This week Year 5 have been revising short multiplication. Today they showed how well they really understood the method by completing calculations which had numbers missing. All children showed great resilience and impressed Mrs Hebblewhite and Miss Edgar with their multiplication knowledge.    Can you solve the extension challenge? Bring your ideas in next week to earn extra Dojos! This week Year 5 have been revising short multiplication. Today they showed how well they really understood the method by completing calculations which had numbers missing. All children showed great resilience and impressed Mrs Hebblewhite and Miss Edgar with their multiplication knowledge. 


 


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Year 4 wildlife walk https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1589 Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:44:31 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1589 This afternoon, Year 4 went on a walk around the school grounds to explore the living things in our environment. We saw lots of different living things including Bull Rushes, a Hawthorn bush, wasps, tadpoles and Pine cones. We explored different environments including the hedge/bushes and the oasis. You may want to ask your child what their favourite living thing was and what surprised them the most!    This afternoon, Year 4 went on a walk around the school grounds to explore the living things in our environment. We saw lots of different living things including Bull Rushes, a Hawthorn bush, wasps, tadpoles and Pine cones. We explored different environments including the hedge/bushes and the oasis. You may want to ask your child what their favourite living thing was and what surprised them the most! 


 


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Year 5 Maths Challenge https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1584 Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:40:39 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1584 Today in Year 5 children were faced with the task to rebuild a 100 square with a difference - each number had been replaced with a symbol. Children looked for patterns to help them solve the puzzle as well as their place value and number knowledge.   Can you solve the extension challenge? Bring your ideas in next week to earn extra Dojos!   Today in Year 5 children were faced with the task to rebuild a 100 square with a difference - each number had been replaced with a symbol. Children looked for patterns to help them solve the puzzle as well as their place value and number knowledge.


 


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KS1 Dreams Day https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1575 Tue, 05 Sep 2017 15:36:02 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1575 This half term, our topic is 'Dreams'. To engage the children we are going to have a Dreams Day on Friday 8th September. The children can come to school in their pajamas and are allowed to bring one small, cuddly toy/teddy.  The children will enjoy lots of stories, activities and even some hot chocolate! If you have any questions, please ask your child's class teacher.   Thank you for your continued support. This half term, our topic is 'Dreams'.


To engage the children we are going to have a Dreams Day on Friday 8th September. The children can come to school in their pajamas and are allowed to bring one small, cuddly toy/teddy. 


The children will enjoy lots of stories, activities and even some hot chocolate!


If you have any questions, please ask your child's class teacher.


 


Thank you for your continued support.

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2017 Leavers Songs https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1560 Tue, 01 Aug 2017 07:48:26 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1560 Here you can see the songs sung by children at this years leavers service. Unfortunately there was a technical problem which meant Nursery and year 1s songs have not recorded correctly. Reception   Year2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Mr Mawson Here you can see the songs sung by children at this years leavers service. Unfortunately there was a technical problem which meant Nursery and year 1s songs have not recorded correctly.


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KS2 Performance - Addams Family https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1559 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:33:30 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1559 Well done to everyone involved in the key-stage 2 performance of The Adams Family. Fantastic acting, singing and drumming! This video was made by the children. The house featured in the video was also made by some of the children (with a little staff support!)   Here you can see the full show.   Well done to everyone involved in the key-stage 2 performance of The Adams Family. Fantastic acting, singing and drumming!


This video was made by the children. The house featured in the video was also made by some of the children (with a little staff support!)



 


Here you can see the full show.






 

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Silver Sports Award https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1551 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:21:18 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1551 St John's has received some fantastic news this week. The school has been awarded the Silver Games mark for school sport. Schools are given an award by the Sainsbury's School Games organisation which represents the schools commitment to children's sport and physical education. The scheme takes into account things such as school sport clubs, participating in competitions and also physical education within the school. As you well know we have attended a variety of sporting events this year ranging from cheerleading to Tag Rugby and many more. We have also tried to provide the children with as many sporting opportunities within in school as possible with a full year of different sports clubs. This is a fantastic achievement for all the staff and all the children at St Johns who should all be proud of their efforts. We look forward to trying to reach the Gold award next year.   St John's has received some fantastic news this week. The school has been awarded the Silver Games mark for school sport. Schools are given an award by the Sainsbury's School Games organisation which represents the schools commitment to children's sport and physical education. The scheme takes into account things such as school sport clubs, participating in competitions and also physical education within the school. As you well know we have attended a variety of sporting events this year ranging from cheerleading to Tag Rugby and many more. We have also tried to provide the children with as many sporting opportunities within in school as possible with a full year of different sports clubs. This is a fantastic achievement for all the staff and all the children at St Johns who should all be proud of their efforts. We look forward to trying to reach the Gold award next year.


 


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Year 3 on the News https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1544 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:23:58 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1544 Recently in Literacy, Year 3 have been looking at scripts and making their own. Yesterday, we filmed the scripts that we had been practicing. Enjoy!   Recently in Literacy, Year 3 have been looking at scripts and making their own. Yesterday, we filmed the scripts that we had been practicing. Enjoy!


 


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Catkin Trip to Tropical World https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1535 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 07:31:03 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1535 Catkin had a brilliant time at Tropical World yesterday. We saw a variety of animals, enjoyed a lovely picnic in the sun and played in the park together! Catkin had a brilliant time at Tropical World yesterday. We saw a variety of animals, enjoyed a lovely picnic in the sun and played in the park together!

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Volcanoes Year 3 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1529 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:40:43 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1529 This half term Year 3 have been learning about volcanoes and earthquakes. We have practiced an earthquake drill, found out about Pompeii and looked at tectonic plates and why earthquakes and volcanoes happen. We also created our own small volcano and had a go at making an eruption. We hope you enjoy watching the results. (We found that baking soda didn't really work!) Poplar   Rowan This half term Year 3 have been learning about volcanoes and earthquakes. We have practiced an earthquake drill, found out about Pompeii and looked at tectonic plates and why earthquakes and volcanoes happen. We also created our own small volcano and had a go at making an eruption.


We hope you enjoy watching the results. (We found that baking soda didn't really work!)


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Catkin Class Trip https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1525 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 18:26:06 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1525 Just a reminder it is Catkin class trip to Tropical World tomorrow.  Children will need to wear sensible shoes, trousers and school t-shirt and jumper. Don't forget a thin waterproof coat as well as it might rain and we will be outside! Just a reminder it is Catkin class trip to Tropical World tomorrow. 


Children will need to wear sensible shoes, trousers and school t-shirt and jumper. Don't forget a thin waterproof coat as well as it might rain and we will be outside!

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Acorn Trip to Tropical World https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1523 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:26:08 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1523 Acorn had a fantastic time at Tropical World yesterday. We saw lots of different animals and managed not to get too wet!   Acorn had a fantastic time at Tropical World yesterday. We saw lots of different animals and managed not to get too wet!


 

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Year 4 - Meatballs https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1519 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:46:04 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1519 Yesterday, Year 4 spent the morning making meatballs as part of our current Design Technology topic. The children had to prepare all the ingredients which included crushing garlic, chopping onions and blending these with the meat. After leaving them to cook during the day, in the afternoon the children were able to eat the meatballs and evaluate them. If you have time, please ask the children what they thought and what they would do differently next time. I am sure they would love to try and make them again at home!  Yesterday, Year 4 spent the morning making meatballs as part of our current Design Technology topic. The children had to prepare all the ingredients which included crushing garlic, chopping onions and blending these with the meat. After leaving them to cook during the day, in the afternoon the children were able to eat the meatballs and evaluate them. If you have time, please ask the children what they thought and what they would do differently next time. I am sure they would love to try and make them again at home! 

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Year Two Family Day - Rocket launching! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1517 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:39:49 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1517 For our family day, we decided to design and create rockets to launch after learning about Neil Armstrong and other space explorations.   The children absolutely loved it and we were so impressed with how everybody worked together and enjoyed some friendly competition for the launch! (mainly from the parents!)   Congratulations to everybody, particularly: 1st - Matilda and mum 2nd - Louie-Anne and mum 3rd - Karma and dad  4th - Ammar and mum   *More pictures to follow!* For our family day, we decided to design and create rockets to launch after learning about Neil Armstrong and other space explorations.


 


The children absolutely loved it and we were so impressed with how everybody worked together and enjoyed some friendly competition for the launch! (mainly from the parents!)


 


Congratulations to everybody, particularly:


1st - Matilda and mum


2nd - Louie-Anne and mum


3rd - Karma and dad 


4th - Ammar and mum


 


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Year 5 - Lunar Rovers https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1515 Tue, 11 Jul 2017 13:39:03 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1515 This week Year 5 have started to make their own moving Lunar Rovers. All they were given to make their Lunar Rover was a list of equipment. Children managed to make the base of their Lunar Rover today and have begun to think about how to use the motor to make it move This week Year 5 have started to make their own moving Lunar Rovers. All they were given to make their Lunar Rover was a list of equipment. Children managed to make the base of their Lunar Rover today and have begun to think about how to use the motor to make it move

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Acorn class trip https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1511 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:26:05 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1511 Just a reminder it is Acorn class trip tomorrow.  Children will need to wear sensible shoes, trousers and school t-shirt and jumper. Don't forget a thin waterproof coat as well as it is meant to rain and we will be outside! Just a reminder it is Acorn class trip tomorrow. 


Children will need to wear sensible shoes, trousers and school t-shirt and jumper. Don't forget a thin waterproof coat as well as it is meant to rain and we will be outside!

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KS2 Cheerleaders https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1509 Sat, 08 Jul 2017 11:44:22 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1509 Well done to the KS2 cheerleaders who have performed at St John's Church fete this afternoon. They did great even with a few technical difficulties!   Well done to the KS2 cheerleaders who have performed at St John's Church fete this afternoon. They did great even with a few technical difficulties!


 

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Breakfast and After School Club https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1503 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 13:08:56 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1503 Some photos from our breakfast and after school club. Some photos from our breakfast and after school club.

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After School Club https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1500 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 11:15:47 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1500 These photos show our after school club making pizza. The children enjoyed doing the few steps they had to do. The children were helped by a member of staff to spread, sprinkle and place the three different ingredients. Once they put the pizza in the oven, they had to wait for a while. Once the food was ready, they sat down and enjoyed their delicious pizzas. These photos show our after school club making pizza. The children enjoyed doing the few steps they had to do. The children were helped by a member of staff to spread, sprinkle and place the three different ingredients. Once they put the pizza in the oven, they had to wait for a while. Once the food was ready, they sat down and enjoyed their delicious pizzas.

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Elm at Hollingworth Lake https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1499 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 10:56:39 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1499 Everyone in Elm has now successfully completed their water activities! We have had a lovely morning, and particularly enjoyed balancing (and dancing!) on the surfboards!     Everyone in Elm has now successfully completed their water activities! We have had a lovely morning, and particularly enjoyed balancing (and dancing!) on the surfboards!


 




 

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Elm trip tomorrow https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1496 Wed, 05 Jul 2017 16:27:15 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1496 Just a reminder that it is Elm's trip to Hollingworth Lake tomorrow.  The children must be at school by 8:30 am. They will not return until 4:30 pm.  The children should dress for the weather and wear shoes that are comfortable for walking. They will also need to bring an extra pair of old shoes that they can wear into the lake to protect their feet from any sharp stones.    Just a reminder that it is Elm's trip to Hollingworth Lake tomorrow. 


The children must be at school by 8:30 am. They will not return until 4:30 pm. 


The children should dress for the weather and wear shoes that are comfortable for walking. They will also need to bring an extra pair of old shoes that they can wear into the lake to protect their feet from any sharp stones. 


 

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Willow at Hollingworth Lake https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1493 Tue, 04 Jul 2017 11:07:04 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1493 All of the children have now finished their minisplash session. They all had an amazing time and were confident in the water.  Now it's time for our picnic and then we are going to explore the nature reserve.  All of the children have now finished their minisplash session. They all had an amazing time and were confident in the water. 


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Willow at Hollingworth Lake https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1492 Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:18:55 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1492 The first group's minisplash session is underway. All the children are having fun and they have all got in the water.  The first group's minisplash session is underway. All the children are having fun and they have all got in the water. 

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Year 6 Spanish Cafe https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1489 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 20:34:44 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1489 Year 6 have today visited the St Johns Spanish Cafe. Children prepared Spanish menus, signs and invitation whilst Mrs Thakker had organised for a range of Spanish foods to be available. Volunteer parents from the Branches group (who meet during Friday mornings) helped Mrs Illingsworth and Miss Burgan prepare the room and food ready. Children had to request their orders in Spanish and took it in turns to be servers, waiters or customers.      Year 6 have today visited the St Johns Spanish Cafe. Children prepared Spanish menus, signs and invitation whilst Mrs Thakker had organised for a range of Spanish foods to be available. Volunteer parents from the Branches group (who meet during Friday mornings) helped Mrs Illingsworth and Miss Burgan prepare the room and food ready.


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Year 1 trip reminder https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1488 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:47:45 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1488 Next week Year 1 are visiting Hollingworth Lake.    To get the most out of the trip we will be leaving school at 8:45 so children must be in school by 8:30 on the day of their trip. We will not return to school until 4:30. The dates of the trips have been included below.   Willow - Tuesday 4th July Elm – Thursday 6th July   On the day of the trip each child will need to bring a small backpack, which they will be responsible for carrying and looking after, containing:   A hand towelSwimwearA light waterproof jacketAn extra drink of water  The children can also bring a small purse or wallet containing a maximum of £2 so they can buy an ice cream.   We also request that all children have sun cream applied all over on the morning of their trip. Next week Year 1 are visiting Hollingworth Lake. 


 


To get the most out of the trip we will be leaving school at 8:45 so children must be in school by 8:30 on the day of their trip. We will not return to school until 4:30. The dates of the trips have been included below.


 


Willow - Tuesday 4th July


Elm – Thursday 6th July


 


On the day of the trip each child will need to bring a small backpack, which they will be responsible for carrying and looking after, containing:


 



  • A hand towel

  • Swimwear

  • A light waterproof jacket

  • An extra drink of water


 


The children can also bring a small purse or wallet containing a maximum of £2 so they can buy an ice cream.


 


We also request that all children have sun cream applied all over on the morning of their trip.

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Sports Update https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1487 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 13:44:06 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1487 The sporting teams of St Johns have been very busy over the last couple of weeks. Last week saw the Gymnasts in KS2 enter two competitions. The Year 3 and 4 team finished an impressive 4th out of 28 schools however the year 5 and 6 team went one better and finished in a bronze medal position. To add to this the year 4 and 5 Cricket team came out on top at The Bradford Forster Cricket Tournament. It was a nail biting finish to the tournament with St Johns winning the trophy on the Runs Scored overall. Its fantastic to see so many children representing the school with the correct attitude towards Sport and making the school proud. Well done to everyone who was involved.  The sporting teams of St Johns have been very busy over the last couple of weeks. Last week saw the Gymnasts in KS2 enter two competitions. The Year 3 and 4 team finished an impressive 4th out of 28 schools however the year 5 and 6 team went one better and finished in a bronze medal position. To add to this the year 4 and 5 Cricket team came out on top at The Bradford Forster Cricket Tournament. It was a nail biting finish to the tournament with St Johns winning the trophy on the Runs Scored overall. Its fantastic to see so many children representing the school with the correct attitude towards Sport and making the school proud. Well done to everyone who was involved. 

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Year 2's trip to the Alhambra Theatre https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1478 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:12:48 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1478 Year 2 loved their trip to the theatre this afternoon to see Fantastic Mr Fox. They were so excited to see it in action with the set, action and songs. The children were a fantastic audience and loved every minute!  Sycamore also loved the extra long game of sleeping lions in the foyer afterwards whilst we waited for the buses!  Thank you for your patience this afternoon with the delay coming back.  Year 2 loved their trip to the theatre this afternoon to see Fantastic Mr Fox. They were so excited to see it in action with the set, action and songs. The children were a fantastic audience and loved every minute! 


Sycamore also loved the extra long game of sleeping lions in the foyer afterwards whilst we waited for the buses! 


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Year 4 - Water safety https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1475 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:11:27 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1475 After our visit to Filey last week, Year 4 have been looking at water safety. We have used the information given to us by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in Filey and discussed as a class how to stay safe in unknown water. If you have time, please ask your child what they have learnt. You can also use the website below to look at additional information. https://www.respectthewater.com/ Thank you.   Miss Goldthorp and Miss Gledhill  After our visit to Filey last week, Year 4 have been looking at water safety. We have used the information given to us by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in Filey and discussed as a class how to stay safe in unknown water. If you have time, please ask your child what they have learnt. You can also use the website below to look at additional information.


https://www.respectthewater.com/


Thank you.  


Miss Goldthorp and Miss Gledhill 

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Cheerleading at Bradford Bull https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1474 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:56:24 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1474 On Sunday, 30 children from Key stage 2 performed at the Bradford Bulls game. They presented their cheerleading routine at half time in front of 4,000 people! All of them were very professional and represented the school brilliantly.  A big well done to all those who took part and thank you to Miss Chapman for organising the event.  On Sunday, 30 children from Key stage 2 performed at the Bradford Bulls game. They presented their cheerleading routine at half time in front of 4,000 people! All of them were very professional and represented the school brilliantly.  A big well done to all those who took part and thank you to Miss Chapman for organising the event. 

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Year 6 Sculpture https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1462 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:01:50 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1462 Earlier this term children in year 6 took part in a visit to a sculpture workshop. They have since painted the pots which will be coming home with them today. Earlier this term children in year 6 took part in a visit to a sculpture workshop. They have since painted the pots which will be coming home with them today.

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Year 5 Graffiti Artwork https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1461 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:07:57 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1461 Some more photos from Graffiti work done by Year 5 earlier this term. Some more photos from Graffiti work done by Year 5 earlier this term.

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Year 4 Visit Filey https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1460 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:48:26 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1460 As part of our coastal work in geography we have been to Filey today. Each group spent some time investigating areas of the beach and learning about beach safety during a visit the lifeguards.  Some me photos of the day are attached. As part of our coastal work in geography we have been to Filey today. Each group spent some time investigating areas of the beach and learning about beach safety during a visit the lifeguards. 


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The Day that Gizmo Went Missing Stories KS1 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1453 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:02:44 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1453 This morning we were all glad to see Gizmo safely returned to his cage with Gadget. We decided to have a competition to see who could write the best story about the adventure Gizmo might have had. The reward for winning was to become a Guinea Pig Carer for next week.   The winners from each class are: Willow - Daniel Elm - Ashley Sycamore - Ella Beech - Kevin   They have all done a great job cleaning out the guinea pig cage this afternoon and having a cuddle!   Who will be the next guinea pig carer? This morning we were all glad to see Gizmo safely returned to his cage with Gadget. We decided to have a competition to see who could write the best story about the adventure Gizmo might have had. The reward for winning was to become a Guinea Pig Carer for next week.


 


The winners from each class are:


Willow - Daniel


Elm - Ashley


Sycamore - Ella


Beech - Kevin


 


They have all done a great job cleaning out the guinea pig cage this afternoon and having a cuddle!


 


Who will be the next guinea pig carer?

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Reception and KS1 Medal Winners https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1452 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:40:18 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1452 Here are the photographs of our medal winners.  Here are the photographs of our medal winners. 

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Reception and KS1 Sports Day part 2 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1451 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:28:33 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1451 Here are some more photographs of sports day. Here are some more photographs of sports day.

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Reception and KS1 Sports Day https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1450 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:08:19 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1450 Here are some of the photographs of  Reception and KS1 sports day. All the children did very well and we are proud of all their achievements. Every single child that took part managed to do a whole lap of the field during the long distance run - well done! A special thank you to Miss Goldthorp, Mr Qualter and Miss Chapman for organizing such a fantastic day. Finally, a huge thank you and well done to Mr Purdy for all his hard work. Here are some of the photographs of  Reception and KS1 sports day. All the children did very well and we are proud of all their achievements. Every single child that took part managed to do a whole lap of the field during the long distance run - well done!


A special thank you to Miss Goldthorp, Mr Qualter and Miss Chapman for organizing such a fantastic day.


Finally, a huge thank you and well done to Mr Purdy for all his hard work.

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KS2 Sports Day https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1449 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:49:30 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1449 Results and photos from key stage 2 sports day. Everyone who took part did so well - well done!   Yellow Team: 75 points Blue Team: 59 points Green Team: 41 points Red Team: 42 points   Year 6 Girls Sprint - 1st - Millie-Mai 2nd - Hollie 3rd - Veronika Boys Sprint - 1st - Sam 2nd - John 3rd - Seb Girls Shot Putt - 1st Charlotte -  2nd Sophie - 3rd - Katie Boys Shott Putt - 1st Kade - 2nd Callum- 3rd - Bradley Girls Long Distance Run - 1st -  2nd - 3rd - Boys Long Distance Run - 1st Aidan - 2nd James - 3rd - Pavel Girls Jumping - 1st Veronika -  2nd Kiera - 3rd Evie Boys Jumping - 1st Aidan - 2nd James - 3rd - Pavel Year 5 Girls Sprint - 1st - Nya 2nd - Georgina 3rd - Dru Boys Sprint - 1st - Callum 2nd - Divine 3rd - Reece Girls Shot Putt - 1st Ella -  2nd Kennadie and Molly Boys Shott Putt - 1st Dylan - 2nd Malakey - 3rd - Alfie Girls Long Distance Run - 1st Heidi -  2nd Skye - 3rd - Nikki Boys Long Distance Run - 1st Reece- 2nd Callum- 3rd - Jadan Girls Jumping - 1st Nya -  2nd Ameila - 3rd Hannah Boys Jumping - 1st Marcellus - 2nd Lewis - 3rd - Maison Year 4 Girls Sprint - 1st - Brooklyn 2nd - Sienna 3rd - Imogen Boys Sprint - 1st - Jason 2nd - Soromto 3rd - Nathan Girls Shot Putt - 1st Emily -  2nd Naomi 3rd Jessica Boys Shott Putt - 1st Jimmy and Ranvir - 3rd - Angelo Girls Long Distance Run - 1st Brooklyn -  2nd Emily - 3rd - Kiera Boys Long Distance Run - 1st Jason - 2nd Daniel- 3rd - Alfie Girls Jumping - 1st Sienna -  2nd Jemma - 3rd Lilly Boys Jumping - 1st Daniel - 2nd Ashbel - 3rd - Alfie Year 3 Girls Sprint - 1st - Hermione 2nd - Shruti 3rd - Naayaa Boys Sprint - 1st - Fred 2nd - Rayyan 3rd - Theo Girls Shot Putt - 1st Grace -  2nd Grace 3rd Emily Boys Shott Putt - 1st Theo 2nd Dean- 3rd - Mason Girls Long Distance Run - 1st Naayaa -  2nd Martha - 3rd - Emily Boys Long Distance Run - 1st Theo - 2nd Tyler - 3rd - Alex Girls Jumping - 1st Katie -  2nd Naayaa a - 3rd Amelie Boys Jumping - 1st Dean - 2nd Nabhan - 3rd - Alex Results and photos from key stage 2 sports day. Everyone who took part did so well - well done!


 


Yellow Team: 75 points


Blue Team: 59 points


Green Team: 41 points


Red Team: 42 points


 




Year 6


Girls Sprint - 1st - Millie-Mai 2nd - Hollie 3rd - Veronika


Boys Sprint - 1st - Sam 2nd - John 3rd - Seb


Girls Shot Putt - 1st Charlotte -  2nd Sophie - 3rd - Katie


Boys Shott Putt - 1st Kade - 2nd Callum- 3rd - Bradley


Girls Long Distance Run - 1st -  2nd - 3rd -


Boys Long Distance Run - 1st Aidan - 2nd James - 3rd - Pavel


Girls Jumping - 1st Veronika -  2nd Kiera - 3rd Evie


Boys Jumping - 1st Aidan - 2nd James - 3rd - Pavel




Year 5


Girls Sprint - 1st - Nya 2nd - Georgina 3rd - Dru


Boys Sprint - 1st - Callum 2nd - Divine 3rd - Reece


Girls Shot Putt - 1st Ella -  2nd Kennadie and Molly


Boys Shott Putt - 1st Dylan - 2nd Malakey - 3rd - Alfie


Girls Long Distance Run - 1st Heidi -  2nd Skye - 3rd - Nikki


Boys Long Distance Run - 1st Reece- 2nd Callum- 3rd - Jadan


Girls Jumping - 1st Nya -  2nd Ameila - 3rd Hannah


Boys Jumping - 1st Marcellus - 2nd Lewis - 3rd - Maison




Year 4


Girls Sprint - 1st - Brooklyn 2nd - Sienna 3rd - Imogen


Boys Sprint - 1st - Jason 2nd - Soromto 3rd - Nathan


Girls Shot Putt - 1st Emily -  2nd Naomi 3rd Jessica


Boys Shott Putt - 1st Jimmy and Ranvir - 3rd - Angelo


Girls Long Distance Run - 1st Brooklyn -  2nd Emily - 3rd - Kiera


Boys Long Distance Run - 1st Jason - 2nd Daniel- 3rd - Alfie


Girls Jumping - 1st Sienna -  2nd Jemma - 3rd Lilly


Boys Jumping - 1st Daniel - 2nd Ashbel - 3rd - Alfie




Year 3


Girls Sprint - 1st - Hermione 2nd - Shruti 3rd - Naayaa


Boys Sprint - 1st - Fred 2nd - Rayyan 3rd - Theo


Girls Shot Putt - 1st Grace -  2nd Grace 3rd Emily


Boys Shott Putt - 1st Theo 2nd Dean- 3rd - Mason


Girls Long Distance Run - 1st Naayaa -  2nd Martha - 3rd - Emily


Boys Long Distance Run - 1st Theo - 2nd Tyler - 3rd - Alex


Girls Jumping - 1st Katie -  2nd Naayaa a - 3rd Amelie


Boys Jumping - 1st Dean - 2nd Nabhan - 3rd - Alex

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AFTER SCHOOL OPENING MONDAY 19 JUNE! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1448 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 18:57:57 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1448 We are delighted that our after school club will open next Monday from 3:15pm to 6:00pm. Please book your place via the office. We are delighted that our after school club will open next Monday from 3:15pm to 6:00pm. Please book your place via the office.

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Gizmo the guinea pig https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1446 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:38:27 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1446 Just to let you all know that Gizmo the guinea pig is safe back in his cage after his adventure in the playground! We don't want anyone to worry and you will see him with Gadget tomorrow. You all have Miss Baxendale to thank for her excellent searching skills!  Just to let you all know that Gizmo the guinea pig is safe back in his cage after his adventure in the playground! We don't want anyone to worry and you will see him with Gadget tomorrow. You all have Miss Baxendale to thank for her excellent searching skills! 

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Year 5 - Word of the week https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1442 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:03:52 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1442 This week's word is: petulant Definition: childish or bad tempered  Example: He was moody and petulant.  Synonyms: irritable, cross angry   Can you think of any more synonyms?  Can you use our word of the week in a sentence? Write your ideas in the back of your spelling book and we will share them in class.  This week's word is:


petulant


Definition: childish or bad tempered 


Example: He was moody and petulant. 


Synonyms: irritable, cross angry


 


Can you think of any more synonyms? 


Can you use our word of the week in a sentence?


Write your ideas in the back of your spelling book and we will share them in class. 

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Reception Sports Day https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1439 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:59:10 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1439 We have had a fabulous morning taking part in our sports day. The children got the chance to show us their amazing sports skills in lots of activities. We are all very proud of the children's behaviour and their team work. Well done! We have had a fabulous morning taking part in our sports day. The children got the chance to show us their amazing sports skills in lots of activities. We are all very proud of the children's behaviour and their team work. Well done!

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KS2 Sports Day https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1437 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:45:35 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1437 Next round of events Next round of events

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KS2 Sports Day https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1436 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:20:05 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1436 Third round of events  Third round of events 

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Ks2 Sports Day https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1435 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:12:49 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1435 second round of events second round of events

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KS2 Sports Day https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1434 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:55:41 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1434 First round of events have started. First round of events have started.

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Year 5 Graffiti Artwork https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1427 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:49:16 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1427 Today year 5 completed their graffiti artwork project on the bottom playground near the Shetcliffe Lane car park. Children thought about designs based around sports as the playground is used PE lessons and sports at breaktimes.  The project has taken two days and has been delivered by a professional graffiti artist who traveled up to work with us from Bristol. Plans are in place to complete the rest of the wall in the future.  Have a look at the wall tomorrow if you get an opportunity during sports day! Today year 5 completed their graffiti artwork project on the bottom playground near the Shetcliffe Lane car park. Children thought about designs based around sports as the playground is used PE lessons and sports at breaktimes. 


The project has taken two days and has been delivered by a professional graffiti artist who traveled up to work with us from Bristol.


Plans are in place to complete the rest of the wall in the future. 


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Design a book competition https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1422 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:02:22 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1422 A reminder that the design a book competition closes tomorrow! I've had some brilliant entries so far - a huge thank you to those who have already entered. Please hand your entries to your class teacher by the end of the day tomorrow.   Miss Shaw A reminder that the design a book competition closes tomorrow!


I've had some brilliant entries so far - a huge thank you to those who have already entered.


Please hand your entries to your class teacher by the end of the day tomorrow.


 


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Year 4 Seaside items https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1420 Fri, 09 Jun 2017 12:55:22 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1420 Over the next couple of weeks, Year 4 are going to be studying the coast as part of our Geography learning. As part of our first lesson, we are going to be discussing what we already know about coasts. Children are invited to bring a small item that reminds them of the seaside in to school on Monday 12th June. This could be something like a postcard, shell, stick of rock or even a 2p that reminds them of slot machine amusements they have visited. Alternatively, children could draw a picture of a seaside town they've been to or what they imagine it to be like or even just have a chat to someone they know who has visited the coast!  We look forward to sharing our stories, ideas and experiences.  Miss Gledhill and Miss Goldthorpe  Over the next couple of weeks, Year 4 are going to be studying the coast as part of our Geography learning.


As part of our first lesson, we are going to be discussing what we already know about coasts. Children are invited to bring a small item that reminds them of the seaside in to school on Monday 12th June. This could be something like a postcard, shell, stick of rock or even a 2p that reminds them of slot machine amusements they have visited.


Alternatively, children could draw a picture of a seaside town they've been to or what they imagine it to be like or even just have a chat to someone they know who has visited the coast! 


We look forward to sharing our stories, ideas and experiences. 


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Key Stage 2 Sports Update https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1412 Thu, 25 May 2017 10:39:15 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1412 It was a very busy week last week for St Johns. They took part in 4 Sporting events. As reported the Year 3 and 4 Football team were crowned Bradford champions. The Year 5 and 6 football squad also took part in the same tournament and both teams finished 3rd within their groups. The year 5 and 6 Girls team followed suit and came away from the tournament with a 3rd placed finish in their group. On Thursday it was the turn of our netballers who finished with an impressive record of 3 wins 1 draw and 1 loss in their tournament. Well done to everybody who took part fantastic to see so many children playing sport. It was a very busy week last week for St Johns. They took part in 4 Sporting events. As reported the Year 3 and 4 Football team were crowned Bradford champions. The Year 5 and 6 football squad also took part in the same tournament and both teams finished 3rd within their groups. The year 5 and 6 Girls team followed suit and came away from the tournament with a 3rd placed finish in their group. On Thursday it was the turn of our netballers who finished with an impressive record of 3 wins 1 draw and 1 loss in their tournament. Well done to everybody who took part fantastic to see so many children playing sport.

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Family Link Refurbishment https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1410 Wed, 24 May 2017 21:01:53 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1410 The building work has now been completed in the Family Link room. Children have access to bathrooms throughout breaktime and lunchtime from the playground and the family link room has been extended to provide more space for before/after school provision and sessions during the day. The kitchen has been improved and will soon be used by children learning about food technology and cooking. The builders made this video to give you an idea of what has change. The building work has now been completed in the Family Link room. Children have access to bathrooms throughout breaktime and lunchtime from the playground and the family link room has been extended to provide more space for before/after school provision and sessions during the day. The kitchen has been improved and will soon be used by children learning about food technology and cooking. The builders made this video to give you an idea of what has change.


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Year 1 Sculpture Work https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1408 Wed, 24 May 2017 14:37:05 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1408 After visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park earlier in the half term, the children in Year 1 have been inspired to create a wide range of pieces of work since returning to school. Some children have used clay or natural materials to build their own sculptures, others have used the photographs from the trip to make a book and some have continued the sketching and observational drawings we started while on the trip. After visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park earlier in the half term, the children in Year 1 have been inspired to create a wide range of pieces of work since returning to school. Some children have used clay or natural materials to build their own sculptures, others have used the photographs from the trip to make a book and some have continued the sketching and observational drawings we started while on the trip.

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I Am David - Decision Time! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1406 Tue, 23 May 2017 09:43:12 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1406 In our novel today, David, was faced with a very difficult dilemma. Should he flee from the family who have been looking after him after he saved their daughter or should he stay? Children worked with a partner to consider both arguments and made a short speech to the base explaining their final decisions.   Do you think David has made the right choice? What do you think will happen to him now? In our novel today, David, was faced with a very difficult dilemma.


Should he flee from the family who have been looking after him after he saved their daughter or should he stay? Children worked with a partner to consider both arguments and made a short speech to the base explaining their final decisions.


 


Do you think David has made the right choice?


What do you think will happen to him now?

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Year 5 - Word of the week! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1403 Mon, 22 May 2017 14:27:08 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1403 This weeks word of the week is:  devour Definition: Eat hungrily or quickly  Example: Miss Shaw greedily devoured the chocolate cake in the staff room.  Synonyms: consume, gorge, gobble    Can you think of any more synonyms?  Can you use our word of the week in a sentence? Write your ideas in the back of your spelling book and we will share them in class!      This weeks word of the week is: 


devour



Definition: Eat hungrily or quickly 


Example: Miss Shaw greedily devoured the chocolate cake in the staff room. 


Synonyms: consume, gorge, gobble 


 


Can you think of any more synonyms? 


Can you use our word of the week in a sentence?


Write your ideas in the back of your spelling book and we will share them in class! 


 


 

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Year 2 become Fairy Tale authors https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1400 Fri, 19 May 2017 15:12:27 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1400 All week, Year Two have been working to produce their own fairy tale. They planned, designed front covers and have been writing a four page story. Each story had to have a hero, a villain, a special setting and a magical object.    Today, some children got the chance to publish and read their stories to some Reception and Nursery children. There were lots of gasps and smiles as the children read beautifully. They loved the opportunity to read their writing to other people and create their own books.   Well done Year Two! All week, Year Two have been working to produce their own fairy tale. They planned, designed front covers and have been writing a four page story. Each story had to have a hero, a villain, a special setting and a magical object. 


 


Today, some children got the chance to publish and read their stories to some Reception and Nursery children. There were lots of gasps and smiles as the children read beautifully. They loved the opportunity to read their writing to other people and create their own books.


 


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Year 4 Pet Show https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1399 Fri, 19 May 2017 12:09:56 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1399 Year 4 pupils have been working very hard in Spanish to prepare and present a Spanish pet show. Everybody brought a soft toy in from home and spoke about it in Spanish. ¡Fantástico! Year 4 pupils have been working very hard in Spanish to prepare and present a Spanish pet show.


Everybody brought a soft toy in from home and spoke about it in Spanish.


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Sun Safety in Early Years and KS1 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1398 Thu, 18 May 2017 18:14:56 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1398 The summer is on its way and we are all looking forward to spending more time outdoors! However it is incredibly important to protect our skin from from harmful damage that can be caused by the suns ultraviolet light. We are asking that all children wear sun cream to school which is applied before they arrive in the morning as this offers protection during the school day. The children in Early Years and KS1 will also have access to a 50+ SPF, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free sun cream to top up their morning application. We are going to encourage the children to reapply a small amount of lotion to key areas when needed. This will be for their face, neck and arms. This is not replacing the first full application of theday which is put on at home. We will not be able to do this in school. If your child can not have sun cream applied during the school day, please let their class teacher know.   Thank you for your continued support.   The summer is on its way and we are all looking forward to spending more time outdoors! However it is incredibly important to protect our skin from from harmful damage that can be caused by the suns ultraviolet light.


We are asking that all children wear sun cream to school which is applied before they arrive in the morning as this offers protection during the school day.


The children in Early Years and KS1 will also have access to a 50+ SPF, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free sun cream to top up their morning application. We are going to encourage the children to reapply a small amount of lotion to key areas when needed. This will be for their face, neck and arms. This is not replacing the first full application of the
day which is put on at home. We will not be able to do this in school.


If your child can not have sun cream applied during the school day, please let their class teacher know.


 


Thank you for your continued support.


 

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Year 5 spelling reminder! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1397 Wed, 17 May 2017 07:15:23 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1397 A reminder of this weeks spellings:   Group 1: sincerely curiosity immediately thorough suggest symbol system temperature bargain bruise    Group 2: might height delight bright eight sight tonight straight right almighty   Children will be having their test on Tuesday. A reminder of this weeks spellings:


 


Group 1:


sincerely


curiosity


immediately


thorough


suggest


symbol


system


temperature


bargain


bruise 


 


Group 2:


might


height


delight


bright


eight


sight


tonight


straight


right


almighty


 


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Year 5 word of the week! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1394 Tue, 16 May 2017 17:20:01 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1394 This weeks word of the week is:  indignant Definition: Angered at being treated unfairly Example: Indignant and exhausted, he gave up.  Synonyms: aggrieved, resentful, annoyed   Can you think of any more synonyms?  Can you use our word of the week in a sentence? Write your ideas in the back of your spelling book and we will share them in class!    This weeks spellings can also be found on the Year 5 information page. This weeks word of the week is: 


indignant



Definition: Angered at being treated unfairly


Example: Indignant and exhausted, he gave up. 


Synonyms: aggrieved, resentful, annoyed


 


Can you think of any more synonyms? 


Can you use our word of the week in a sentence?


Write your ideas in the back of your spelling book and we will share them in class! 


 


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Year 2 Prince William Award https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1393 Tue, 16 May 2017 14:08:50 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1393 Some of year two have spent the afternoon working with Tom from the Prince William Award. Tom visited school to show us some of the activities they use to help children become more resilient and develop team working skills.  Some of year two have spent the afternoon working with Tom from the Prince William Award. Tom visited school to show us some of the activities they use to help children become more resilient and develop team working skills. 

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Year 3 and 4 Football Tournament https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1391 Tue, 16 May 2017 10:45:25 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1391 Last night St Johns year 3 and 4 football squad took part in the annual Marley Activity Centre football tournament. After a tough set of games in the group stage the team qualified from the group with an unbeaten record with 5 wins and 1 draw. The team progressed through the quarter finals with a 1-0 win and followed that up with same result in the semi final. The final was a very good game and both St Johns and St Winefride's had chances to win the game. However it wasn't to be and the game went to penalties. St Johns scored all five of their penalties with the final St Winefride's penalty missed meaning St Johns were champions. This is a fantastic achievement with 24 teams entering the tournament. Well done to all the squad we are all very proud of you. Photos to Follow Last night St Johns year 3 and 4 football squad took part in the annual Marley Activity Centre football tournament. After a tough set of games in the group stage the team qualified from the group with an unbeaten record with 5 wins and 1 draw. The team progressed through the quarter finals with a 1-0 win and followed that up with same result in the semi final. The final was a very good game and both St Johns and St Winefride's had chances to win the game. However it wasn't to be and the game went to penalties. St Johns scored all five of their penalties with the final St Winefride's penalty missed meaning St Johns were champions. This is a fantastic achievement with 24 teams entering the tournament.


Well done to all the squad we are all very proud of you. Photos to Follow

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Year 2 Biographies https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1388 Sat, 13 May 2017 11:00:08 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1388 As part of our 'Famous People' topic, we launched a competition to create a biography. They could choose from David Beckham, Mary Seacole, Roald Dahl or Nicola Adams. The children had to research and present their work however they liked. You will be shocked to hear that at the start of the week, no one in Year 2 recognised David Beckham! We have been very impressed with the creativity and independence from the children. Prizes will be awarded on Monday for the winners. Here are some examples of Sycamore's work. As part of our 'Famous People' topic, we launched a competition to create a biography. They could choose from David Beckham, Mary Seacole, Roald Dahl or Nicola Adams. The children had to research and present their work however they liked. You will be shocked to hear that at the start of the week, no one in Year 2 recognised David Beckham!


We have been very impressed with the creativity and independence from the children. Prizes will be awarded on Monday for the winners.


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Year 4 Codebug https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1384 Wed, 10 May 2017 19:33:04 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1384 Year 4 have been programming using CodeBugs (www.codebug.org.uk). They are small computer controllers that can be programmed and have built in LED lights. Children in Hawthorn have used them today to create a program which writes a Y or N if something is conductive and Ash were controlling LED lights. Children created a 'human circuit' of hands to see if the light still turned on (it did - well for up-to about 8 children).    The codebug website can be used (for free) at home to practice computer programming. Year 4 have been programming using CodeBugs (www.codebug.org.uk). They are small computer controllers that can be programmed and have built in LED lights. Children in Hawthorn have used them today to create a program which writes a Y or N if something is conductive and Ash were controlling LED lights. Children created a 'human circuit' of hands to see if the light still turned on (it did - well for up-to about 8 children). 


 


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Year 3 Science https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1380 Tue, 09 May 2017 08:39:28 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1380 We have started this term looking at plants in our science topic. We have an interesting question to answer; Can we grow vegetables on Mars? We have decided to allow the children to lead their own learning by putting things in and around the classroom for the children to use and answer questions and challenges; this will allow the children to create a report of their findings to ultimately answer the big question. As you can see from the videos and pictures the children have been enjoying using their investigative skills and finding out all about Mars. We have started this term looking at plants in our science topic. We have an interesting question to answer; Can we grow vegetables on Mars?


We have decided to allow the children to lead their own learning by putting things in and around the classroom for the children to use and answer questions and challenges; this will allow the children to create a report of their findings to ultimately answer the big question.


As you can see from the videos and pictures the children have been enjoying using their investigative skills and finding out all about Mars.

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Year 5 spellings and word of the week https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1379 Tue, 09 May 2017 07:37:09 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1379 Spellings can now be found on the Year 5 page. You will also find a word of the week which will be updated every Tuesday. We will be encouraging children to use our word of the week in their writing and everyday school life in order to develop their vocabulary and understanding of unfamiliar words. Children have been encouraged to think of synonyms of the word and ways it can be used in a sentence. Any ideas they have can be written in the back of their yellow spelling book. The word of the week will not be part of their spelling test.      Miss Shaw and Miss Sales    Spellings can now be found on the Year 5 page. You will also find a word of the week which will be updated every Tuesday. We will be encouraging children to use our word of the week in their writing and everyday school life in order to develop their vocabulary and understanding of unfamiliar words. Children have been encouraged to think of synonyms of the word and ways it can be used in a sentence. Any ideas they have can be written in the back of their yellow spelling book.


The word of the week will not be part of their spelling test. 


 


 


Miss Shaw and Miss Sales 


 

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Year 5 Computing Electronics https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1376 Mon, 08 May 2017 15:42:39 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1376 As part of their current computing project, children in year 5 have been exploring how Crumble Controllers can be used to power and control motors. Today children started to look at how to change the speed of a motor and how to add buttons into their circuit to start and stop the motor. Some added dancing characters to the motors.  As part of their current computing project, children in year 5 have been exploring how Crumble Controllers can be used to power and control motors. Today children started to look at how to change the speed of a motor and how to add buttons into their circuit to start and stop the motor. Some added dancing characters to the motors. 

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Year 2 Cycling Golden Mile https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1368 Fri, 05 May 2017 10:35:17 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1368 Since the start of the school year, both classes in year 2 have been learning to ride bikes and improve their current cycling skills. All the children have had plenty of opportunities to use the bikes with Mr Qualter and have now been set a new challenge. The aim is now to get as many children as possible to cycle 1 whole mile round the track on the bottom playground. Many of the children have already completed the challenge. We will keep you all updated with the progress of the children. Since the start of the school year, both classes in year 2 have been learning to ride bikes and improve their current cycling skills. All the children have had plenty of opportunities to use the bikes with Mr Qualter and have now been set a new challenge. The aim is now to get as many children as possible to cycle 1 whole mile round the track on the bottom playground. Many of the children have already completed the challenge. We will keep you all updated with the progress of the children.

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School Council Teddy Bear Tombola https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1361 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:36:38 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1361 Many thanks to everyone who supported our fund-raising efforts - and congratulations to James in Year 6 who won the 'Name the Teddy' competition. Here is the video of year 6 performing at the Teddy Bear Tombola on Wednesday.           Many thanks to everyone who supported our fund-raising efforts - and congratulations to James in Year 6 who won the 'Name the Teddy' competition.


Here is the video of year 6 performing at the Teddy Bear Tombola on Wednesday.



 


 


 


 


 

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Year 6 Computing - Traffic Lights https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1358 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:54:20 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1358 Year 6 are exploring how to use 'Crumble Controller' - a small digital device which can be programmed to control lights/motors etc. Children explored how to create circuits to light up LEDs and have then started to program them to turn on in the same way as traffic lights. Some children have added buttons to replicate a pedestrian crossing. Year 6 are exploring how to use 'Crumble Controller' - a small digital device which can be programmed to control lights/motors etc.


Children explored how to create circuits to light up LEDs and have then started to program them to turn on in the same way as traffic lights. Some children have added buttons to replicate a pedestrian crossing.

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Year 3 Computing - Decomposing https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1357 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:51:03 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1357 Today in computing children have been thinking about how to break a problem into smaller steps (decomposing). Children played a flying carpet game before breaking the game down into smaller steps. Children have started to create their own version of the game and will add to it next lesson. Children are using Scratch which is a free programming tool - Scratch Website. Today in computing children have been thinking about how to break a problem into smaller steps (decomposing). Children played a flying carpet game before breaking the game down into smaller steps. Children have started to create their own version of the game and will add to it next lesson.


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Year 4 - Egg experiment https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1351 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:58:01 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1351 This week Year 4 have been learning about teeth. We have talked about tooth decay and the impact sugar has on our teeth. As a class we are doing an experiment to see which liquid will have the biggest impact on our teeth. To do this we are using eggs because the shell is like the enamel on our teeth. We have placed them in 6 different liquids: coke, fresh orange juice, ,milk, water, coffee and blackcurrant juice. We will be keeping these on display in the classroom for the next week for the children to observe. If you have time ask your child what they have noticed so far? Which one do you think will have the biggest impact?  This week Year 4 have been learning about teeth. We have talked about tooth decay and the impact sugar has on our teeth. As a class we are doing an experiment to see which liquid will have the biggest impact on our teeth. To do this we are using eggs because the shell is like the enamel on our teeth. We have placed them in 6 different liquids: coke, fresh orange juice, ,milk, water, coffee and blackcurrant juice. We will be keeping these on display in the classroom for the next week for the children to observe. If you have time ask your child what they have noticed so far? Which one do you think will have the biggest impact? 

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Tag Rugby Competition Cancelled https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1350 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:23:30 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1350 Unfortunately todays Tag Rugby competition was cancelled this morning. The tournament was postponed due to waterlogged and unfit pitches at Tong High school. The event will be rearranged and information will be given at a later date. Unfortunately todays Tag Rugby competition was cancelled this morning. The tournament was postponed due to waterlogged and unfit pitches at Tong High school. The event will be rearranged and information will be given at a later date.

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Year 3 Historical Day update! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1348 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:02:28 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1348 We had a fantastic time yesterday learning all about the Stone Age. the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. We focused a lot on the Bronze Age and had the opportunity to handle lots of artefacts. As you can see from a few of the images we had great fun sketching, designing and dressing up. It was most definitely an exciting first day back which will help us greatly with the rest of our work about this prehistoric period.  We had a fantastic time yesterday learning all about the Stone Age. the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. We focused a lot on the Bronze Age and had the opportunity to handle lots of artefacts.


As you can see from a few of the images we had great fun sketching, designing and dressing up. It was most definitely an exciting first day back which will help us greatly with the rest of our work about this prehistoric period. 

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Year 3 Historical Day! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1338 Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:49:06 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1338 Tomorrow will be a very exciting day for Year 3 as we step back in time to the prehistoric period. We will be reliving the Bronze age!    We are very fortunate to be spending a whole day taking part in this exciting workshop which we are sure all will enjoy! Children will then be comparing our experiences to what we found out about the Stone Age and how creative cavemen really were. We will then be thinking about which period we would rather be hunters and gatherers in. Will it be The Stone Age or The Bronze Age? Only time will tell... Miss Edgar and Miss Stitch Tomorrow will be a very exciting day for Year 3 as we step back in time to the prehistoric period. We will be reliving the Bronze age!   


We are very fortunate to be spending a whole day taking part in this exciting workshop which we are sure all will enjoy!


Children will then be comparing our experiences to what we found out about the Stone Age and how creative cavemen really were. We will then be thinking about which period we would rather be hunters and gatherers in. Will it be The Stone Age or The Bronze Age? Only time will tell...


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KS1 Butterflies https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1335 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 20:26:20 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1335 Children in year 1 and 2 have been watching the  chrysalis over the past couple of weeks. Look what happened today! They have been given some fruit and nectar water for them to feed on.  Children in year 1 and 2 have been watching the  chrysalis over the past couple of weeks. Look what happened today! They have been given some fruit and nectar water for them to feed on. 

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Year 5 Matchbox Diary https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1334 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:34:57 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1334 Before we broke up for Easter we read The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman. This is a short story about a grandfather's journey from Italy to New York when he was a young boy.  The grandfather, who was unable to read or write, kept a diary by placing significant objects in matchboxes to remind him of his journey. Objects included: a ticket to his first baseball game, an olive stone his mother gave him to suck when there wasn't enough food, 19 sunflower seeds to remind him how many days it took to travel to New York by boat and a piece of macaroni to remind him of where he grew up.  After the holidays children will be writing their own version of the story. To prepare them for this we have given each child a matchbox so they can place an object inside that is significant to them. This can be an object relating to their holidays or something from when they were growing up. We can't wait to see what the children bring in and hear their stories!      Before we broke up for Easter we read The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman. This is a short story about a grandfather's journey from Italy to New York when he was a young boy. 


The grandfather, who was unable to read or write, kept a diary by placing significant objects in matchboxes to remind him of his journey. Objects included: a ticket to his first baseball game, an olive stone his mother gave him to suck when there wasn't enough food, 19 sunflower seeds to remind him how many days it took to travel to New York by boat and a piece of macaroni to remind him of where he grew up. 


After the holidays children will be writing their own version of the story. To prepare them for this we have given each child a matchbox so they can place an object inside that is significant to them. This can be an object relating to their holidays or something from when they were growing up.


We can't wait to see what the children bring in and hear their stories! 


 


 

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Year 2 Animation https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1333 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 19:13:38 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1333 Year 2 have been exploring how stop frame animation works. Their first attempts were using random objects found in the classroom. We have been using a free program called Monkey Jam. Year 2 have been exploring how stop frame animation works. Their first attempts were using random objects found in the classroom. We have been using a free program called Monkey Jam.


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Year 1 Animated Art https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1332 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 18:53:42 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1332 Children have been creating animated art work using 'Revelations Natural Art' on the PCs. Here are some of our first attempts - the theme was changes. Children have been creating animated art work using 'Revelations Natural Art' on the PCs. Here are some of our first attempts - the theme was changes.


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Year 3 Literacy https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1331 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 18:14:35 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1331 For our assessed piece of writing this half term, Year 3 have written a diary entry to go alongside the picture book 'Footpath Flowers'. The children have produced some fantastic, yellow, standard writing. Here are some videos that some of the children made after they completed their writing. I must say I am really impressed and they have really made me smile listening to them this evening! Thank you Year 3!     For our assessed piece of writing this half term, Year 3 have written a diary entry to go alongside the picture book 'Footpath Flowers'. The children have produced some fantastic, yellow, standard writing.


Here are some videos that some of the children made after they completed their writing. I must say I am really impressed and they have really made me smile listening to them this evening! Thank you Year 3!


 







 

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Year 6 Cybersafety https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1330 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 15:00:39 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1330 As part of our eSaftey work, Maple (Oak had their workshop earlier in the term) had a visit from Sami who is a local PCSO specialising in Internet safety. Children took part in a workshop which encouraged them to think about cyberbullying - what it means and how it might make people feel. The laws involved were discussed as well as what to do if children felt they were being bullied online. Children became detectives and used the clues given to solve a cyber crime - they seemed to really enjoy this!. As part of our eSaftey work, Maple (Oak had their workshop earlier in the term) had a visit from Sami who is a local PCSO specialising in Internet safety. Children took part in a workshop which encouraged them to think about cyberbullying - what it means and how it might make people feel. The laws involved were discussed as well as what to do if children felt they were being bullied online.


Children became detectives and used the clues given to solve a cyber crime - they seemed to really enjoy this!.

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Easter Worship https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1329 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:48:52 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1329 Headboy and Headgirl, along with the rest of year 6 have organised this mornings whole school Easter worship. The assembly opened with singing and prayer before a dramatic reading by several year 6 children. Year 6 sang, accompanied by drummers and a stop frame animation made by Pavel. Headboy and Headgirl, along with the rest of year 6 have organised this mornings whole school Easter worship. The assembly opened with singing and prayer before a dramatic reading by several year 6 children. Year 6 sang, accompanied by drummers and a stop frame animation made by Pavel.


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Year 3 and 4 Cross Country Competition https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1326 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:00:42 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1326 On Thursday 6th April,13 children from St Johns C of E represented the school in the annual Cross Country event. Each race had 30 competitors racing and we are delighted to report that all of St Johns C of E runners finished within the top 12. This is a fantastic achievement a big well done to everybody who took part. On Thursday 6th April,13 children from St Johns C of E represented the school in the annual Cross Country event. Each race had 30 competitors racing and we are delighted to report that all of St Johns C of E runners finished within the top 12. This is a fantastic achievement a big well done to everybody who took part.

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Year 5 Tennis Competition https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1325 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:52:06 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1325 On Tuesday 4th April the year 5 tennis squad took part in the South Bradford primary tennis competition.The squad was made up of Charlie, Callum, Nikki and Libby. After some fantastic tennis St Johns C of E finished in second place.Well done to everybody who took part.  On Tuesday 4th April the year 5 tennis squad took part in the South Bradford primary tennis competition.The squad was made up of Charlie, Callum, Nikki and Libby. After some fantastic tennis St Johns C of E finished in second place.Well done to everybody who took part. 

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Year 5 - Holes https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1324 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:36:04 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1324 To finish our Literacy work on Holes, Year 5 compared the book to the film. During the film they completed a Venn diagram to identify what was similar, different and the same.   Which version did your child prefer? To finish our Literacy work on Holes, Year 5 compared the book to the film. During the film they completed a Venn diagram to identify what was similar, different and the same.


 


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Year 4 Sculpture https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1320 Thu, 06 Apr 2017 21:13:21 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1320 After the Easter holidays, Year 4 will be studying sculpture as part of Art. We will be looking at a range of different sculptors and their work before making our own Roman inspired sculptures. If you could encourage your children to look out for anything that might be considered a sculpture that would be great. Cartwright Hall Art Gallery in Lister Park has some wonderful sculptures both inside and out and is free to visit if you're interested during the holidays! We were lucky enough to visit the gallery early on in Year 3 so your children will be able to show you around.  Have a wonderful holiday, Miss Gledhill    After the Easter holidays, Year 4 will be studying sculpture as part of Art. We will be looking at a range of different sculptors and their work before making our own Roman inspired sculptures. If you could encourage your children to look out for anything that might be considered a sculpture that would be great.


Cartwright Hall Art Gallery in Lister Park has some wonderful sculptures both inside and out and is free to visit if you're interested during the holidays! We were lucky enough to visit the gallery early on in Year 3 so your children will be able to show you around. 


Have a wonderful holiday,


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Hawthorn Dance https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1318 Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:38:07 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1318 For the past six weeks in PE, Year 4 have been learning a dance to The Circle of Life from the Lion King. As a class we have looked at the way different animals move and how we can portray them through dance. The children had to remember different parts of the dance and their role. I am sure they would be keen to show their moves at home!   For the past six weeks in PE, Year 4 have been learning a dance to The Circle of Life from the Lion King. As a class we have looked at the way different animals move and how we can portray them through dance. The children had to remember different parts of the dance and their role. I am sure they would be keen to show their moves at home!



 

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Year 4 - Final wooden wind up car https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1317 Thu, 06 Apr 2017 11:07:51 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1317 This week, after a lot of hard work, Year 4 finished their wooden wind up car. This involved using different skills such as sawing, measuring and using a glue gun. Later in the week, we will evaluate are product and think about what we would do differently if we built them again.  This week, after a lot of hard work, Year 4 finished their wooden wind up car. This involved using different skills such as sawing, measuring and using a glue gun. Later in the week, we will evaluate are product and think about what we would do differently if we built them again. 

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Year 3 Dance https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1314 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:32:13 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1314 This half term's PE topic has been Dance and the children had to create a dance using gestures and movements based on characters from the film Toy Story. The children have worked brilliantly in their groups to come up with a lovely dance. They also had to think carefully about stage directions and the counts of their movements. Look below to check out our final pieces and guess which characters the children are portraying. Miss Edgar, Miss Stitch and Miss Chapman       This half term's PE topic has been Dance and the children had to create a dance using gestures and movements based on characters from the film Toy Story.


The children have worked brilliantly in their groups to come up with a lovely dance. They also had to think carefully about stage directions and the counts of their movements.


Look below to check out our final pieces and guess which characters the children are portraying.


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Year 5 Haka https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1313 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:21:57 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1313 This half term's Dance topic in PE has focused on the Haka. The Haka is a ceremonial war dance often performed by rugby teams before a match. Our children have thoroughly enjoyed getting into character, working collaboratively to perfect a sequence and performing their final routines. We hope you enjoy the videos as much as we have. Well done again Year 5! Miss Sales and Miss Shaw This half term's Dance topic in PE has focused on the Haka. The Haka is a ceremonial war dance often performed by rugby teams before a match. Our children have thoroughly enjoyed getting into character, working collaboratively to perfect a sequence and performing their final routines. We hope you enjoy the videos as much as we have.


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Year 5 travel to Egypt! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1305 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 15:18:29 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1305 Year 5 have started learning about Ancient Egypt and investigating the question, ‘Should we dig up the past?’ So far they have been learning about why the Egyptians built pyramids and what might’ve been found inside them. They have been using this website to explore pyramids in more detail. The children have been very keen to find out more about Ancient Egypt at home. We can’t wait to learn more and hear about what they have found out through independent research. Year 5 have started learning about Ancient Egypt and investigating the question, ‘Should we dig up the past?’ So far they have been learning about why the Egyptians built pyramids and what might’ve been found inside them. They have been using this website to explore pyramids in more detail.


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Year 5 - Computing Electronics https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1296 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 21:41:12 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1296 Children in upper key stage 2 are currently exploring how they can use 'Crumble Controllers' to control things like LED lights, motors and buzzers. First children need to create a working electric circuit before programming the controller to turn the LED lights on/off. Some brilliant team work and resilience demonstrated - well done.        Children in upper key stage 2 are currently exploring how they can use 'Crumble Controllers' to control things like LED lights, motors and buzzers. First children need to create a working electric circuit before programming the controller to turn the LED lights on/off. Some brilliant team work and resilience demonstrated - well done. 


 


 


 

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KS1 Bun Sale https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1292 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:34:13 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1292 Thank you to everyone who brought in buns or money and contributed to our KS1 guinea pig fund.    The children had a fantastic time selling and eating all of the delicious treats.    We have managed to raise over £300 and will be able to buy our guinea pigs next half term!!!!!!    Thank you once again for your support.     Thank you to everyone who brought in buns or money and contributed to our KS1 guinea pig fund. 


 


The children had a fantastic time selling and eating all of the delicious treats. 


 


We have managed to raise over £300 and will be able to buy our guinea pigs next half term!!!!!! 


 


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Year 4 - Find the number https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1289 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:38:29 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1289 Today in Maths, Year 4 had to use a variety of clues to try and work out the missing number. The clues were placed around the classroom and some involved new maths vocabulary. They had to use process of elimination, teamwork and problem solving strategies to find the number. Finally, they found out it was 131.  Today in Maths, Year 4 had to use a variety of clues to try and work out the missing number. The clues were placed around the classroom and some involved new maths vocabulary. They had to use process of elimination, teamwork and problem solving strategies to find the number. Finally, they found out it was 131. 

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When the Easter Bunny can't tell the time - Year 3 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1288 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:05:09 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1288 Today we did some interesting problem solving in maths. We had to help the Easter Bunny's tell the time and find out what time he arrived in different countries. We all worked very hard and used lots of different methods. The problem is attached - see if the children can remember what they did and how they worked it out. Can they have a go at making your own maths problem using a similar way? We also found out a really interesting fact - Miles asked Miss Stitch what PM meant as he knew that AM must mean After Midnight - after a little research we found that actually AM means ante meridiem (which is Latin), meaning before midday and PM means post meridiem (which is also Latin), meaning after midday. We were amazed  Today we did some interesting problem solving in maths. We had to help the Easter Bunny's tell the time and find out what time he arrived in different countries. We all worked very hard and used lots of different methods.


The problem is attached - see if the children can remember what they did and how they worked it out. Can they have a go at making your own maths problem using a similar way?




We also found out a really interesting fact - Miles asked Miss Stitch what PM meant as he knew that AM must mean After Midnight - after a little research we found that actually AM means ante meridiem (which is Latin), meaning before midday and PM means post meridiem (which is also Latin), meaning after midday. We were amazed 

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Year 2 Sycamore trip to Cannon Hall Farm https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1284 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:13:14 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1284 Yesterday, Sycamore had a brilliant day at Cannon Hall Farm. The children loved the animals, but weren't so keen on the smell!   We pretended to be meerkats, placed bets on the sheep and ferret races, explored the barns and watched how to milk a cow. Luckily, it didn't rain all day and we were all very tired by the end of the day.    Yesterday, Sycamore had a brilliant day at Cannon Hall Farm. The children loved the animals, but weren't so keen on the smell!


 


We pretended to be meerkats, placed bets on the sheep and ferret races, explored the barns and watched how to milk a cow. Luckily, it didn't rain all day and we were all very tired by the end of the day. 


 

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Year 2 - Beech visit Cannon Hall Farm https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1281 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:00:51 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1281 Beech had a fantastic trip to Cannon Hall Farm today. The children were mesmerised by seeing the animals so close! Favourites were the meerkats and the newly born piglets. The milking demonstration was a revelation - milk comes from cows and not from Asda!   Beech had a fantastic trip to Cannon Hall Farm today. The children were mesmerised by seeing the animals so close! Favourites were the meerkats and the newly born piglets. The milking demonstration was a revelation - milk comes from cows and not from Asda!


 

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Year 3 Conscience Alley https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1276 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:35:15 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1276 Yesterday, in Literacy, we thought about the question 'Should Eliza and her Father go on strike?' We talked about what a strike is and children wrote down one reason why they should go on strike and a reason why they should not. Mrs Hanif and Mrs Stott then walked through our alley taking on the roles of Eliza and her Father. They made their decision when they reached the middle. Eliza (Mrs Stott) decided it would be the best decision to strike so that hopefully to mills would be safer to work in when she returned. Father (Mrs Hanif) decided he should not strike as he has a family to feed.  The children reasoned really well throughout this task.  Yesterday, in Literacy, we thought about the question 'Should Eliza and her Father go on strike?'


We talked about what a strike is and children wrote down one reason why they should go on strike and a reason why they should not.


Mrs Hanif and Mrs Stott then walked through our alley taking on the roles of Eliza and her Father. They made their decision when they reached the middle.


Eliza (Mrs Stott) decided it would be the best decision to strike so that hopefully to mills would be safer to work in when she returned.


Father (Mrs Hanif) decided he should not strike as he has a family to feed. 


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Year 4 - wind up car prototype https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1275 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:23:42 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1275 Year 4 have finished making their k'nex prototype. Tomorrow they will start to create their own car from wood.  Year 4 have finished making their k'nex prototype. Tomorrow they will start to create their own car from wood. 

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Key Stage 2 Nurture Groups https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1273 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:15:07 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1273 This afternoon in Nurture Groups we had a competition between the houses. We were in pairs and playing dominoes against another house colour for points. We had a lot of fun and all of the children were great team players. We don't know the results yet, we will find out next Friday. This afternoon in Nurture Groups we had a competition between the houses. We were in pairs and playing dominoes against another house colour for points. We had a lot of fun and all of the children were great team players. We don't know the results yet, we will find out next Friday.

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Year 2 Librarian https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1272 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:07:14 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1272 Today, children were given the opportunity to apply to join Grace in becoming Year 2's second librarian. Children wrote lovely letters explaining why they should be chosen and the adults decided it would be Harrison. He has improved his reading so much recently and always makes sure the books are put away neatly. Well done Harrison!    Today, children were given the opportunity to apply to join Grace in becoming Year 2's second librarian. Children wrote lovely letters explaining why they should be chosen and the adults decided it would be Harrison. He has improved his reading so much recently and always makes sure the books are put away neatly. Well done Harrison! 


 

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Red Nose Day at St John's https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1271 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:01:23 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1271 St John's have had a great day all wearing red and laughing at the jokes the children (and staff) had entered for the joke competition. Well done Grace in Key Stage 1, Lily in Lower Key Stage 2 and Dylan in Upper Key Stage 2 for having the funniest jokes! Altogether we have raised over £400 and would like to thank you all for your donations. St John's have had a great day all wearing red and laughing at the jokes the children (and staff) had entered for the joke competition.


Well done Grace in Key Stage 1, Lily in Lower Key Stage 2 and Dylan in Upper Key Stage 2 for having the funniest jokes!


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Year 4 K'nex https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1269 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:15:08 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1269 Yesterday, Year 4 started to building their model K'nex cars. This will be their prototype for creating their own wind up cars. It involves a lot of patience and team work.  Yesterday, Year 4 started to building their model K'nex cars. This will be their prototype for creating their own wind up cars. It involves a lot of patience and team work. 

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Year 3 Sumdog competition https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1267 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:09:44 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1267 We have created a new competition for year 3 children to take part in on Sumdog! The questions they have to answer relate to all the maths areas we have covered this half term. The children have until Thursday 6th April - a winner from Poplar and Rowan will receive a prize on the Friday 7th April.   Good luck year 3!    Miss Stitch and Miss Edgar We have created a new competition for year 3 children to take part in on Sumdog!


The questions they have to answer relate to all the maths areas we have covered this half term.


The children have until Thursday 6th April - a winner from Poplar and Rowan will receive a prize on the Friday 7th April.


 


Good luck year 3! 


 


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Year 3 science - Light https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1266 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:56:42 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1266 Yesterday we made kaleidoscopes as part of our light topic in science (you may have noticed the children took them home last night) We followed step by step instructions together to make the kaleidoscopes and the children were able to identify why we had made them. They were able to explain how the light was reflecting off of the mirrored card to be able to see all the colours of the sequins. Yesterday we made kaleidoscopes as part of our light topic in science (you may have noticed the children took them home last night)


We followed step by step instructions together to make the kaleidoscopes and the children were able to identify why we had made them.


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Year 4 3D Models https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1257 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:14:41 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1257 Year 4 have been exploring how to create 3D models of cars and vehicles in their ICT lesson this week.We have been using a free program called SKetchup. Year 4 have been exploring how to create 3D models of cars and vehicles in their ICT lesson this week.We have been using a free program called SKetchup.

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Year 4 tinker club https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1247 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:19:51 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1247 A group of year 4 children had their first breakfast tinker club this morning. Supported by some year 5 and 6 children, they explored KNEX and simple electronic circuits. Children are creating 'jitter bugs' using old CDs, motors and paperclips! We hope to have jitter bug races next week.  A group of year 4 children had their first breakfast tinker club this morning. Supported by some year 5 and 6 children, they explored KNEX and simple electronic circuits. Children are creating 'jitter bugs' using old CDs, motors and paperclips! We hope to have jitter bug races next week. 

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How is Eliza feeling? https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1245 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:43:28 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1245 During Literacy yesterday, we discussed as a base the emotions our main character is going through at different parts of our story. We have only been reading mill girl for a short time and already we can see that Eliza has been through a wave of emotion! Have a look for yourself! Miss Edgar and Miss Stitch During Literacy yesterday, we discussed as a base the emotions our main character is going through at different parts of our story.


We have only been reading mill girl for a short time and already we can see that Eliza has been through a wave of emotion! Have a look for yourself!


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Another successful bird watch! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1244 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:35:43 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1244 Yesterday lunchtime, Tyler, Theo, Stevie-Lee and Muheed all joined Miss Edgar for a picnic  bird watch. We spotted several magpies, a wood pigeon and a thrush. Another successful watch and the picnic was an added bonus! Miss Edgar Yesterday lunchtime, Tyler, Theo, Stevie-Lee and Muheed all joined Miss Edgar for a picnic  bird watch. We spotted several magpies, a wood pigeon and a thrush. Another successful watch and the picnic was an added bonus!


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Starting our light topic Year 3 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1242 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:22:35 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1242 On Monday year 3 were introduced to our new science topic of Light. After lunch we stayed outside and did an activity where 2 children were blind folded and had to make their way from one side of the playground to the other. The rest of the children scattered themselves around and when the blind-folded children came near them they were to hum as a 'warning' that they were close to them so that they didn't bump into them and could find their way to the other end. We spoke back in class about how a lighthouse works and the importance of light in different situations. Can you have conversations about where light comes from? On Monday year 3 were introduced to our new science topic of Light.


After lunch we stayed outside and did an activity where 2 children were blind folded and had to make their way from one side of the playground to the other. The rest of the children scattered themselves around and when the blind-folded children came near them they were to hum as a 'warning' that they were close to them so that they didn't bump into them and could find their way to the other end.


We spoke back in class about how a lighthouse works and the importance of light in different situations.


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Year 4 visit to Tatton Park https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1241 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:19:48 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1241 Wednesday saw children and staff in year 4 living the day like Anglo Saxons and Vikings. Children spent the day at Tatton Park in the Old Hall, an old Tudor building which had been filled with artifacts from Saxon and Viking Britain. We enjoyed learning about how Anglo-Saxons fought with shields, hunted, made bread on open fires and how they treated without even having money. The weather was beautiful and we were even lucky enough to enjoy our first picnic of the year.  We all had a wonderful day and can't wait to learn more about Vikings soon! Wednesday saw children and staff in year 4 living the day like Anglo Saxons and Vikings. Children spent the day at Tatton Park in the Old Hall, an old Tudor building which had been filled with artifacts from Saxon and Viking Britain.


We enjoyed learning about how Anglo-Saxons fought with shields, hunted, made bread on open fires and how they treated without even having money. The weather was beautiful and we were even lucky enough to enjoy our first picnic of the year. 


We all had a wonderful day and can't wait to learn more about Vikings soon!

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Year 2 Measuring investigation https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1238 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:46:02 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1238 This morning we set Year 2 an optional challenge of investigating the length of different items in the classroom. They had to make an estimate first and then measure accurately. Almost every child chose to do this challenge straight away and they worked together to measure.  This morning we set Year 2 an optional challenge of investigating the length of different items in the classroom. They had to make an estimate first and then measure accurately. Almost every child chose to do this challenge straight away and they worked together to measure. 

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Year 3 observational drawings - Victorian toys https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1236 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:45:16 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1236 Last Friday year 3 we given some images of Victorian toys to have a go at sketching (they're nothing like the toys we have). We have had a peek through the sketch books and have found that we have some amazing artists in year 3! We had to take some pictures to show you! We hope you're just as impressed as we are. Miss Stitch and Miss Edgar   Last Friday year 3 we given some images of Victorian toys to have a go at sketching (they're nothing like the toys we have).


We have had a peek through the sketch books and have found that we have some amazing artists in year 3! We had to take some pictures to show you!


We hope you're just as impressed as we are.


Miss Stitch and Miss Edgar


 

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Year 2 Challenges https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1235 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:17:10 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1235 Year 2 have really enjoyed our topic of 'Changes' so far. We have explored different habitats and how different animals change. Here are some examples of some of the work we have seen so far.  Year 2 have really enjoyed our topic of 'Changes' so far. We have explored different habitats and how different animals change. Here are some examples of some of the work we have seen so far. 

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Year 3 Literacy https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1234 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:11:33 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1234 This morning in year 3 we have read some more of our Mill Girl diary and were finding evidence about what we know and what we think about Eliza and what has happened to her so far.  She has only been writing her diary for a week and so much has already happened to her. See if your children can remember what has happened to her so far and how they think she might be feeling!   Miss Stitch and Miss Edgar This morning in year 3 we have read some more of our Mill Girl diary and were finding evidence about what we know and what we think about Eliza and what has happened to her so far. 


She has only been writing her diary for a week and so much has already happened to her. See if your children can remember what has happened to her so far and how they think she might be feeling!


 


Miss Stitch and Miss Edgar

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Poplar's coal mining museum trip! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1231 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:46:02 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1231 What a fantastic day! We all enjoyed a number of workshops today at the National coal mining museum which also included an underground tour. As you can see from the photos, we all had a fabulous time spending the day as Victorian child miners.  The museum has lots of activities running during the Easter holidays too if any of the children would like to visit there again with friends and family.  The children represented our school superbly and thoroughly enjoyed themselves! Don't forget to fill in our trip feedback which can be found under 'Surveys.' Miss Edgar What a fantastic day! We all enjoyed a number of workshops today at the National coal mining museum which also included an underground tour. As you can see from the photos, we all had a fabulous time spending the day as Victorian child miners. 


The museum has lots of activities running during the Easter holidays too if any of the children would like to visit there again with friends and family. 


The children represented our school superbly and thoroughly enjoyed themselves! Don't forget to fill in our trip feedback which can be found under 'Surveys.'


Miss Edgar

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Year 2 ICT club https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1230 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:54:31 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1230 Year 5 Digital Leaders have been running an ICT club at break times for eight children each day. This week children are exploring how the Sphero robots work and controlling them in races. I think they have had fun today!   Year 5 Digital Leaders have been running an ICT club at break times for eight children each day. This week children are exploring how the Sphero robots work and controlling them in races. I think they have had fun today!


 

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Rowan's maths this morning https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1227 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:30:42 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1227 This morning, whilst Poplar are enjoying themselves at the Coal Mining Museum, Rowan have been working hard on a problem. We decided that we would need to draw a table for this problem to find a pattern so that we could work out bigger shapes without drawing them out. We found that by drawing a table and looking for a pattern that we just had to double the number of the shape and takeaway 1 to find out how many pieces each shape had. So our 50th shape would have had 99 pieces - Jaydan explained to us that the shape number was doubled but then we had to take 1 away so that we could find how many pieces it needed.   Well done Rowan! This morning, whilst Poplar are enjoying themselves at the Coal Mining Museum, Rowan have been working hard on a problem.


We decided that we would need to draw a table for this problem to find a pattern so that we could work out bigger shapes without drawing them out.


We found that by drawing a table and looking for a pattern that we just had to double the number of the shape and takeaway 1 to find out how many pieces each shape had.


So our 50th shape would have had 99 pieces - Jaydan explained to us that the shape number was doubled but then we had to take 1 away so that we could find how many pieces it needed.


 


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Year 3 maths this week https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1224 Sun, 12 Mar 2017 12:23:02 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1224 This week we're looking at the 4 operations again of multiplication, division, addition and subtraction. Check out this video of the bar method that we use to help us. Are there any number problems you can do whilst you're at home? Whilst you're out shopping? Even maybe just finding out how much 3 tins of beans cost? There is maths everywhere! This week we're looking at the 4 operations again of multiplication, division, addition and subtraction.


Check out this video of the bar method that we use to help us.



Are there any number problems you can do whilst you're at home? Whilst you're out shopping? Even maybe just finding out how much 3 tins of beans cost?


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Sumdog https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1223 Sun, 12 Mar 2017 11:18:59 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1223 Hello Year 3! Don't forget that we have online accounts for Sumdog! Children were sent home their passwords at the beginning of the year to use Sumdog to help develop their mathematical skills. It is also very helpful for children who are practicing for their passport tests. They children can play against their other classmates and the more questions that they answer the trickier the skill level! The questions are adapted to each child's level so everyone gets an even chance. They can also earn treats for their avatar and house - they can even earn their very own pet! There are still 35 children out of the 60 in year 3 that have either not spent any time on Sumdog or less than 20 minutes altogether - and that's dated all the way back to September!  There is currently a competiton for Bradford schools too; each class needs at least 10 children to sign up to it and start answering questions in order to be entered! There are already schools and classes that are ahead of us and it's only running until the 16th March. See how many questions you can answer. (You also get a new item for your house every time you answer 100 questions correctly) Online link - https://www.sumdog.com/ Android link - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.sumdog.Sumdog&hl=en_GB Apple/Iphone/Ipad link - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sumdog/id783577770?mt=8   If your child does not remember their details Miss Stitch and Miss Edgar will make a fresh set of passwords and usernames and hand them out to take home tomorrow. Hello Year 3!


Don't forget that we have online accounts for Sumdog! Children were sent home their passwords at the beginning of the year to use Sumdog to help develop their mathematical skills.


It is also very helpful for children who are practicing for their passport tests. They children can play against their other classmates and the more questions that they answer the trickier the skill level! The questions are adapted to each child's level so everyone gets an even chance. They can also earn treats for their avatar and house - they can even earn their very own pet!


There are still 35 children out of the 60 in year 3 that have either not spent any time on Sumdog or less than 20 minutes altogether - and that's dated all the way back to September! 


There is currently a competiton for Bradford schools too; each class needs at least 10 children to sign up to it and start answering questions in order to be entered! There are already schools and classes that are ahead of us and it's only running until the 16th March. See how many questions you can answer. (You also get a new item for your house every time you answer 100 questions correctly)


Online link - https://www.sumdog.com/


Android link - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.sumdog.Sumdog&hl=en_GB


Apple/Iphone/Ipad link - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sumdog/id783577770?mt=8


 


If your child does not remember their details Miss Stitch and Miss Edgar will make a fresh set of passwords and usernames and hand them out to take home tomorrow.

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Year 2's School Councillors https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1221 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:20:51 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1221 Today, children who wanted to be our new school councillors put themselves forward by writing an explanation of why they should be chosen. Over 50 children applied and the winners, as voted by their peers, are:   Sycamore: Carys and Ryley Beech: Kian R and Bella   Well done! We are very proud of everyone who entered and celebrated the winners!   Today, children who wanted to be our new school councillors put themselves forward by writing an explanation of why they should be chosen. Over 50 children applied and the winners, as voted by their peers, are:


 


Sycamore: Carys and Ryley


Beech: Kian R and Bella


 


Well done! We are very proud of everyone who entered and celebrated the winners!


 

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Year 3 teach the teachers https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1220 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:01:20 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1220 A group of year 3 have been helping Mr Burton this afternoon. A group of of trainee teachers have been in St John's to learn more about ICT. Year 3 took part in the workshops that the teachers delivered after their training. They were using the Sphero robots. Well done! A group of year 3 have been helping Mr Burton this afternoon. A group of of trainee teachers have been in St John's to learn more about ICT. Year 3 took part in the workshops that the teachers delivered after their training. They were using the Sphero robots. Well done!

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New Arrivals in Year 2! https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1218 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:40:51 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1218 As part of our topic of Changes, we have been lucky enough to get some eggs and overnight and this morning, they have started to hatch!    The children have been fascinated by them and we can't wait for them to grow some more.   We have also had some caterpillars arrive and the children are predicting how they might change so watch this space!  As part of our topic of Changes, we have been lucky enough to get some eggs and overnight and this morning, they have started to hatch! 


 


The children have been fascinated by them and we can't wait for them to grow some more.


 


We have also had some caterpillars arrive and the children are predicting how they might change so watch this space! 

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Poplar's School Councillors https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1217 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:55:20 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1217 Yesterday, we held a class vote for our next School Councillors. Lots of children put themselves forward and gave some excellent reasons as to why they would be the best to represent our class and year group. After a secret vote and a tally up it was a close call! Our winners were Bethany and Tyler who I am Certain will be excellent role models for our year and most definitely put forward our ideas. Well done to everyone that took part!  Miss Edgar Yesterday, we held a class vote for our next School Councillors. Lots of children put themselves forward and gave some excellent reasons as to why they would be the best to represent our class and year group.


After a secret vote and a tally up it was a close call! Our winners were Bethany and Tyler who I am Certain will be excellent role models for our year and most definitely put forward our ideas. Well done to everyone that took part! 


Miss Edgar

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Rowan School Council Elections https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1215 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 23:14:43 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1215 Yesterday we had a discussion about new school council members. Children showed interest in being a member of the school council and gave a reason to us as a class as to why they would make a difference on the council. We then had a secret vote where each child could anonymously vote for 2 of the children interested in the positions. They all had to think carefully about who they would want to represent them. After a great pitch about how they would like to spread the ethos of our school to the wider community and how they would like to contribute to fundraising ideas for us all to take part in, I am pleased to announce that Rowan voted Amelia and Michael to be their school council members for the coming year! Well done! Both children were extremely appreciative of the opportunity and very excited (as you can see from the picture) Yesterday we had a discussion about new school council members. Children showed interest in being a member of the school council and gave a reason to us as a class as to why they would make a difference on the council.


We then had a secret vote where each child could anonymously vote for 2 of the children interested in the positions. They all had to think carefully about who they would want to represent them.


After a great pitch about how they would like to spread the ethos of our school to the wider community and how they would like to contribute to fundraising ideas for us all to take part in, I am pleased to announce that Rowan voted Amelia and Michael to be their school council members for the coming year! Well done!


Both children were extremely appreciative of the opportunity and very excited (as you can see from the picture)

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Year 3 - Victorian Research https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1214 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:00:33 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1214 As part of year 3 investigation into life as a Victorian child, children have been using ICT to research and present fact files about Victorian life. Look at how focused they all were today! Children were using Microsoft Publisher today.  As part of year 3 investigation into life as a Victorian child, children have been using ICT to research and present fact files about Victorian life. Look at how focused they all were today! Children were using Microsoft Publisher today. 

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Year 3 - After school maths FUN club https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1212 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:00:10 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1212 The fifth after school maths session is tonight (Rowan classroom) at 3:30. Children have being enjoying maths challenges in the creche whilst parents have been getting to grips with the maths curriculum. There is one more week after this week.  The fifth after school maths session is tonight (Rowan classroom) at 3:30. Children have being enjoying maths challenges in the creche whilst parents have been getting to grips with the maths curriculum. There is one more week after this week. 

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Year 2 - Lego WeDo https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1210 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:54:01 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1210 Some Year 2 children have started to explore our Lego WeDo kit as part of programming in ICT. Two models have been made so far - we will be using them in ICT lessons soon. Children had to follow the instructions very carefully!   Other children have also been in at lunch time this week working with the Year 5 Digital Leaders on a Lego challenge. Some Year 2 children have started to explore our Lego WeDo kit as part of programming in ICT. Two models have been made so far - we will be using them in ICT lessons soon. Children had to follow the instructions very carefully!


 


Other children have also been in at lunch time this week working with the Year 5 Digital Leaders on a Lego challenge.

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Year 3 Bird Watching https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1202 Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:47:05 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1202 Miss Edgar signed up to the RSPB recently and had a fantastic idea that we use the bird hide in the oasis to take the children and see what wonderful birds and other wildlife we can see on our school grounds. Last half term Miss Edgar took some excited children for a picnic in the bird hide and used binoculars and their silence to see what was around them. This is going to be a regular occurrence in year 3, with 3 different children going each Wednesday lunchtime.  Today Miss Stitch, Tyler, Miles, Amelia and Jaydan saw a magpie and a crow (Miss Stitch did forget to go to the shops and get some more fat balls to entice the birds, oops!) We will keep you updated as to what birds we see in the school grounds! Have a look at what you can see from your window at home or when walking to school! Miss Edgar signed up to the RSPB recently and had a fantastic idea that we use the bird hide in the oasis to take the children and see what wonderful birds and other wildlife we can see on our school grounds.


Last half term Miss Edgar took some excited children for a picnic in the bird hide and used binoculars and their silence to see what was around them.


This is going to be a regular occurrence in year 3, with 3 different children going each Wednesday lunchtime. 


Today Miss Stitch, Tyler, Miles, Amelia and Jaydan saw a magpie and a crow (Miss Stitch did forget to go to the shops and get some more fat balls to entice the birds, oops!)


We will keep you updated as to what birds we see in the school grounds!


Have a look at what you can see from your window at home or when walking to school!

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Year 3 maths https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1196 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:59:54 +0000 https://stjohnscofeprimaryschool.piota.co.uk/article/1196 Tuesday 7th March 2017 This morning year 3 were sent an email from Dory (Finding Nemo) who was worried about Nemo after she found out that Bruce wanted to go back to eating fish! Year 3 worked tirelessly to measure out a special liquid that would ensure that Bruce didn't eat any more fish.  Tuesday 7th March 2017


This morning year 3 were sent an email from Dory (Finding Nemo) who was worried about Nemo after she found out that Bruce wanted to go back to eating fish! Year 3 worked tirelessly to measure out a special liquid that would ensure that Bruce didn't eat any more fish. 

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