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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

  • Cricket 11 June 2018 - Last week there were two afternoons of Key Stage 2 cricket tournaments.  With Yr 6 being away in Seville it gave some of the younger pupils a chance to have a go. On Wednesday we took part in the Kwik Cricket tournament against five other primary schools.  In front of tremendous family support the squad […]
  • Seville – Day Three 07 June 2018 - Evening all! Yet another day of sun, souvenirs and Seville for our 23 members of Class 6. Brand new adventures and sites to see, but the same old traditions of beautiful behaviour that was constantly commented on and praised upon by several tourists and passers-by. Another early wake up call saw me venture once more […]
  • Some more pictures from Mr Still 07 June 2018 - These were taken yesterday.. [Translate]
  • Seville- Day Two 06 June 2018 - Well, here we are! Day Two has seen us up early for breakfast, learn about the famous Seville bull ring, speak Spanish to the locals for our food in the market, ride horse and carriage or row a boat, enjoy the Spanish delicacy of tapas and then play games before heading for a well deserved […]

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Diary

Gym
Starts: 7:40 am
Ends: June 19, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Location: St John's CE Primary School, Bayham Rd, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3XD, UK
Description: Please have your child in school by 7:40 am dressed in their gym attire with their school tracksuit over the top. They require water and a snack. We will be back to school for normal lunch arrangements.
Swimming - Year 6
Starts: 1:00 pm
Ends: June 19, 2018 - 2:30 pm
Location: Walthamstow Hall, Holly Bush Ln, Sevenoaks TN13 3UL, UK
Description: Please see attached letter for details
New Reception Class 2018/19 Taster Session
Starts: 1:45 pm
Ends: June 19, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Location: St John's CE Primary School, Bayham Rd, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3XD, UK
Description: <br>Parent/carer to arrive and wait at main office entrance, then escorted to class. <br><i><br></i><br><i>It is most helpful if you can come without siblings to this afternoon</i><br>Parent/carer invited to stay - tea/coffee provided in hall between 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm, so you have no need to leave the building! An ideal opportunity to meet other new and current parents/carers as soon as your child is settled in class. 
LIttle John's
Starts: 2:00 pm
Ends: June 19, 2018 - 3:15 pm
Location: St John's CE Primary School, Bayham Rd, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3XD, UK
Description: ‘Little Johns’ is held on Tuesday afternoons from 2 - 3:15pm for all pre-schoolers, so please come along when you can, families who don’t attend the school are welcome too!
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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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