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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

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  • Baby Massage 04 February 2016 - Do you have a baby 6 months or under? Would you like to come to baby massage?   Course starting Wednesday 24th of Feb at 10.30am – All Welcome! Like this:Like Loading... [Translate]
  • Chick Excitement 04 February 2016 - Our first chick hatched yesterday on Mrs Grimble’s birthday, so has been named Grimblechick. Some children were fortunate enough to watch the tiny, wet chick emerge from the shell after considerable effort and cheeping. Two more have now hatched and all three are beautifully fluffy. Year 2 are watching them carefully and keeping note of the speedy changes that are occurring. […]
  • Breaking News 02 February 2016 - It’s 9.30pm and all’s quiet at school apart from a tap tapping sound coming from the incubator in Year 2. One chick is definitely planning to meet the class tomorrow morning – how exciting! Like this:Like Loading... [Translate]
  • Play! 02 February 2016 - The weeks this term are flying by …. I am hoping to revamp the Parenting Workshop sessions next term, and will start the first Thursday back, the 25th of February with a session all about Play, and why it’s so important to spend time playing with children.  I hope you can come!   At Little […]

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Diary

Book Week
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: February 12, 2016 - 12:00 am

Safer Internet Day Workshop (Y6 Digital leaders only)

Starts: 12:00 am

Ends: 12:00 am,February 10, 2016

KS1 Author Visit - Ronda & David Armitage
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: February 10, 2016 - 12:00 am
Location: Hall and Classrooms
Tea and Stories with Grandparents
Starts: 2:15 pm
Ends: February 10, 2016 - 3:15 pm
Location: St John's CE Primary School, Bayham Rd, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3XD, United Kingdom
Description: Reception and Year 1, School hall

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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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