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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

  • Primary Schools Cross Country 19 October 2017 - Another highly successful event organised by Clare Strange. Around 2pm 16 Schools start arriving at Ratnor House School with 400 children in 2 Age Groups ready for 4 Races.( Forms 3/4 Boys and Girls—– Forms 5/6 Boys and Girls ) Each team has 6 children, the 1st 3 count for scoring. It was a perfect […]
  • New Parents Morning 19 October 2017 - The second New Parents Open Morning took place on Monday. Altogether well over 60 families have now been shown round the school and there is one more morning to come. Coffee,tea and cake prove a popular start and Sally gives an overview of the school and it”s ethos and values with Sophie Allen explaining the […]
  • Harvest Festival 19 October 2017 - What a truly memorable service. This year’s Harvest Festival raised money for the Send a Cow Charity and honoured all the good work that it does for the poor in Africa. However there was a surprise at the start of the service as Sally’s farmer brother, Tim Kemp, had brought along a 3 day old […]
  • Spelling Strategies 09 October 2017 - As you are aware, raising standards in spelling across the school is a key focus for us this academic year. We would like to share a wonderful resource with you which has been produced by our own language specialist, Claudia Goodman. The strategies outlined in this presentation are all now used in school so should […]

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Diary

Half term
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: October 24, 2017 - 12:00 am
Community Choir
Starts: 7:30 pm
Ends: October 23, 2017 - 8:30 pm
Location: St John's CE Primary School, Bayham Rd, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3XD, United Kingdom
Description: Sevenoaks Community Choir
Contact:
jenny@dependant.org
Sewing
Starts: 7:30 pm
Ends: October 23, 2017 - 8:30 pm
Location: St John's CE Primary School, Bayham Rd, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3XD, United Kingdom
Description: Sewing with Jenny Canfield
(Yr 4 Elsebeth's mum)
Half term
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: October 25, 2017 - 12:00 am

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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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