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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

  • 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 […]
  • More Yr 6 Copper Box Arena Photo’s.. 26 September 2017 - [Translate]
  • Copper Box Arena – Pictures 26 September 2017 -   Mr Still has sent some initial pictures from the Copper Box Arena.. [Translate]
  • Perusing our summer homework! 12 September 2017 - [Translate]

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Diary

Swimming 5S
Starts: 1:00 pm
Ends: October 17, 2017 - 2:00 pm
Location: Walthamstow Hall Junior School, Bradbourne Park Rd, Sevenoaks TN13 3LD, UK
Cross Country
Starts: 2:00 pm
Ends: October 18, 2017 - 4:30 pm
Location: Radnor House Sevenoaks, Combe Bank Dr, Sundridge, Sevenoaks TN14 6AE, UK
Description: The District Cross Country will take place on Wednesday 18 October 2017. The venue is now Radnor House School in Sundridge. We will leave school at 2:00 pm. The minibus will not be going but we have a number of volunteer drivers available. Please collect your child from Radnor House at 4:30pm. Parents are welcome to watch.
Governor meeting
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: October 19, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: St John's CE Primary School, Bayham Rd, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3XD, UK
Pilates
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: October 19, 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)

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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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