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Welcome to St John’s CE Primary

St. John’s is a happy, caring church school having strong community links with a distinctive christian ethos. We provide a warm and welcoming learning environment where everyone is valued and encouraged to reach their potential. Visitors often compliment us on the children’s confidence and positive atmosphere in school. We know children learn best when they are happy, we live by our school vision statement. All different and equal: All learning together in God’s world.

Mrs Sally Quirk
Headteacher

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Ofsted says…

‘The staff and Governors have a clear vision for the school that promotes the achievement of every pupil within a caring community based on Christian values.’

‘Pupils learn in a happy, calm, friendly atmosphere. They are keen to help one another and strong relationships throughout the school build trust and confidence.’

‘There is a strong culture of nurturing and support, combined with high expectations.’

‘The extraordinary extra-curricular programme supports learning really well.’

‘Pupils benefit from the quality and range of sporting activities and clubs as well as the rich provision for music throughout the school.’

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Latest news

  • Inter-House Hockey Tournament 25 February 2017 - YELLOWS BECOME THE SUPREME STICKS Gerran become Green’s top scorer Greens finish 3rd Yellows win the tournament @ St John’s| 8th December 2016 GREENS VERSUS YELLOWS After rigorous training sessions from all teams, each house’s hockey squad prepared to play in the school’s Inter-House Hockey tournament. The first match, which was between the Reds and […]
  • Football Report – ST JOHN’S MARCH ON UNDEFEATED 25 February 2017 - ST JOHN’S MARCH ON UNDEFEATED St John’s 2| Sundbridge and Brasted 1 Strong, skilful and simply superior – the St John’s squad that played Sundbridge and Brasted displayed all of these qualities. The starting lineup consisted of: Harrison, the goalkeeper; Dawid, the left-back; Nathan, the right-back; Gerran, the left midfielder; Alfie, the captain and right […]
  • Football Report – St John’s 3 St Katharine’s 0 25 February 2017 - St John’s 3 St Katharine’s 0 @Knole Academy| 6th December 2016 Alfie scores two Clean sheet for Harrison St John’s remain undefeated Last week, the St John’s team outclassed opponents St Katharine’s as they cruised to a 3-0 victory, courtesy of goals from Alfie and Lewis. Fresh from a 4-0 victory over Plaxtol Primary School, […]
  • St John’s News 23 February 2017 - An interesting start to half term with some of us starting the first weekend listening to Heart Radio and reading the Independent to find Sally being interviewed  and a photograph of her plus an article in the Supplement on the benefits of magic skills being integrated into the school curriculum. One of the ways of […]

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Diary

Film Night
Starts: 3:15 pm
Ends: March 1, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Location: St John's CE Primary School, Bayham Rd, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3XD, UK
Description: Year 6’s are now planning their fund-raising for their summer residential. They plan to hold a film night for all year groups on the same night. The pupils will be divided into 3 groups:

R & 1 Trolls In Class 1
2 & 3 BFG In Class 3
4C, 4P & 5 Rise of the Guardians In the hall

Staff have kindly agreed to help Year 6 with the supervision in classes. The evening will cost £10 per child and include a cooked meal as well as special treats during the film. Please send your money to the office in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name, class and FILM NIGHT. Please also mark if your child is a vegetarian. Collection will be from the school hall at 6.00pm. There will be no netball, story club, ballet, Spanish or After School Club on this evening.
Pilates
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: March 2, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: St John's CE Primary School, Bayham Rd, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3XD, United Kingdom
Description: Pilates with Emma-Jane Rushby
(Yr 4 Ethan's mum)
Creative Writing
Starts: 8:00 pm
Ends: March 2, 2017 - 9:00 pm
Location: St John's CE Primary School, Bayham Rd, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3XD, United Kingdom
Description: Creative Writing with Eleanor Prescott
(Year 4 Gerran's mum)
Pilates
Starts: 8:00 pm
Ends: March 2, 2017 - 9:00 pm
Location: St John's CE Primary School, Bayham Rd, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3XD, United Kingdom
Description: Pilates with Emma-jane Rushby

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Meet the classes

Reception

Miss Allen 

As their first year at school I believe it is crucial to ensure that first and foremost children feel happy and secure coming into school. This year is not only about building the foundations of the curriculum, phonics, literacy, maths, physical development, creative arts and understanding the world; it is also about encouraging children to become more independent learners.

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Class 1

Mrs Temp

In Year 1 the children make the transition from Early Years Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1. Not only is the curriculum new, but the expectation for independence and concentration is increased. The transition is gradual, moving from largely play-led learning to a more formal style.

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Class 2

Miss Prendergast 

During this pivotal year, we encourage the children to flourish, becoming more independent and confident in themselves and in their learning. We will be preparing the children for their SATS at the end of the year, as well as their transition into Key stage 2.

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Class 3

Mrs Turner / Mrs Clark  

This year we begin the transition to Key Stage 2. We learn how to become more independent and build confidence in ourselves as responsible learners.

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Class 4P

Miss Parfett 

This year we begin to prepare the children for their transition to Upper Key Stage 2. We learn to become more independent, focussed, mature and responsible learners. We begin to take an active role in our own learning, developing our curiosity and questioning, whilst developing critical thinking skills.

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Class 4C

Mrs Casewell 


This year we begin to prepare the children for their transition to Upper Key Stage 2. We learn to become more independent, focussed, mature and responsible learners. We begin to take an active role in our own learning, developing our curiosity and questioning, whilst developing critical thinking skills.  

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Class 5

Mrs Grimble 

This year we begin to prepare the children for greater independency in their learning. They learn to become more independent, focussed, mature and responsible learners.  The children begin to take an active role in our own learning, developing their curiosity and questioning, whilst developing critical thinking skills.

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Class 6

Mr Josh Still / Mrs Gillhouley

This year we begin to prepare the children for their transition to secondary school. Part of this preparation involves taking on new roles and responsibilities, such as the role of house captain, sports captain, tuck shop manager and sports reporter in addition to the school council representatives. 

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