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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

  • Edward’s Cycling Challenge – February 2018 13 December 2017 - In February, Edward Oatley, our governor, has set himself a gruelling but thrilling 500km cycle ride in Vietnam and Cambodia. This is a challenging 8 day cycle with plenty of early morning starts. Challenging for any of us but please remember Edward is a sprightly 73 years old! He is raising money for the new […]
  • Christmas Grotto.. 06 December 2017 - [Translate]
  • Christmas Bazaar 04 December 2017 - One could go on and on about the success of yesterday but the overriding success was the Family Atmosphere of total teamwork,with the pupils, staff ,parent and governors all pulling together to do whatever job was needed to make it a highly organised day of pure enjoyment and light hearted fun for everybody.  However the […]
  • Children in Need day 20 November 2017 - We all enjoyed our visit from Pudsey on Friday! [Translate]

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Diary

Pilates
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: December 14, 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: December 14, 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: December 14, 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
Yr 2 Trip to Wagamama
Starts: 8:45 am
Ends: December 15, 2017 - 11:00 am
Location: wagamama sevenoaks, 138a-138b High Street, Sevenoaks TN13 1XE, UK
Description: Please see attached letter and allergy information sheet

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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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