End of Term 3

Today the school is full of book characters and plenty of excitement! In all my years of teaching and the many book character days, never have I been so impressed with the effort and ingenuity in costumes. This surely correlates with the passion for reading we have here at St John’s.

We have had a morning of awards and celebration. As well as recognising the two winning pupils in each class, we also awarded every child with a book as prize for their efforts with our “Book in a Week” challenge. The standard of writing and effort invested was remarkable. Sevenoaks Bookshop have been most generous to us donating 250 books and we are hugely grateful to them. We have also recognised the Reader of the Term in each class and the teacher nomination for the class Excellence Award. It is characteristic of the pupils here that, at break, I overheard so many class mates congratulating their class winner. Our winners are displayed in the school corridors.

Now, many children are counting down the minutes until the school discos after school while teachers continue to ensure some valuable last day learning continues in class.

When we return on Monday 20th both Year 4 classes will be pleased to have new, bump and squeak-free floors and shiny new carpets. Thank you to the team of volunteers who responded to Mr Brand’s request for help emptying these rooms this evening.

Happy half term everyone – rest, enjoy and please try and return bug-free for term 4!


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