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Welcome to St John’s CE Primary

St. John’s Primary is a happy caring school with strong community links. We provide a warm and welcoming learning environment where everyone is valued and encouraged to reach their potential. Visitors often compliment us on the positive atmosphere in school and we value this as children learn best when they are happy.

Mrs Sally Quirk
Headteacher

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Ofsted says…

‘This is a school that is not resting on its laurels. The headteacher and other senior leaders are passionate about getting the best for their pupils and they embrace with enthusiasm new initiatives.’

‘St John’s is a good school with outstanding features.
Pupils flourish both socially and academically.’

‘Teachers have good expectations of the more able and challenge them well.
Teachers plan exciting lessons that engage and motivate pupils well.’

‘Pupils achieve well and develop a love of learning. Pupils are polite and courteous, and they support each other well. They are sensitive to the needs of others.’

‘Pupils are sociable and articulate and develop good confidence and self-esteem.
They are enthusiastic learners and their positive attitudes ensure that time is rarely wasted in lessons.’

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Latest news

  • Buzz’s first week! 27 September 2016 - Buzz came to school for the first time last Monday, the 19th of September, and was a very well behaved puppy, and quite a hit in the playground!  We’re working on teaching him to sit, and greet people with all 4 paws on the floor!  The children have joined me in saying that to him, […]
  • Hever Triathlon 26 September 2016 - Congratulations to our Triathlon squad who showed superb stamina and sporting ability at the Hever Triathlon at the weekend. Well done all! [Translate]
  • Welcome Ofsted 26 September 2016 - Tomorrow we welcome Ofsted to St John’s! This is the first Ofsted inspection in my time here at St john’s, and we’re all very excited to be able to show off what we believe to be a fantastic school. Please bear with us during the next couple of days as demands on our time may be […]
  • First Reception school lunch! 19 September 2016 - The Reception class stayed in school today for their first school lunch, helped by their Year 6 buddies.. [Translate]

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Diary

English with ICT - Kent Adult Education
Starts: 1:00 pm
Ends: September 30, 2016 - 3:30 pm
Location: St John's CE Primary School, Bayham Rd, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3XD, United Kingdom
Description: English with ICT - Kent Adult Education - contact Jane Smith: jsmith@stjohnssevenoaks.co.uk
Literary Festival - Yrs 5&6
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: October 4, 2016 - 12:00 am
Location: Sevenoaks Primary School, Bradbourne Rd, Sevenoaks TN13 3LB, UK
Community Choir
Starts: 7:30 pm
Ends: October 3, 2016 - 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 3, 2016 - 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)

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Meet the classes

Reception

Miss Allen (Monday – Friday)

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 (Monday – Friday)

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 (Monday – Friday)

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 3G

Mrs Grimble (Monday – Wednesday and Friday), 
Mrs Clark  (Thursday)

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 3P

Mrs Clark (Monday AM), 
Miss Parfett (Monday PM – Friday)

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 4

Mrs Casewell (Monday – Thursday), 
Mrs Quirk  (Friday)

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

Ms McAvoy (Monday – Wednesday am), 
Mrs Turner (Wednesday pm – Friday)

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 (Monday – Thursday), 
Mrs Jane Gillhouley (Friday) 

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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