We have to say goodbye to all of our wonderful Year 6 pupils and in doing so we decided to let them write the final blog! Every child wrote a piece, the children voted and 5 winners emerged. Here they are! Congratulations to all of Year 6 – we wish you well.
The Year 6 Team xxx
St John’s is a kind, supportive and welcoming school. It includes every person with the same amount of care and attention. From the moment I walked through the doors of this beautiful building (seven years ago) I was instantly hit with a home-away-from-home feeling.
Year One was one of my best years at St John’s because my best friend started the school. From then on we never left each other’s side. Unfortunately in Year Four my best friend told me that she had to move to live abroad. Our friendship had been tested before but nothing could prepare us for this. When the day came for her to leave, I was fortunate enough to have so many amazing people to help me get through it.
When I got my reception buddy it was the best feeling. She is so cute and being a buddy not only helped the reception children settle, but it also helped the year sixes in the future.
You should definitely give your child the same opportunities I was given…like Seville or strawberry picking or trips to the theatre. I could not ask for a better school, it has prepared me for a great future, not only academically, but also in being a better person.
Thank you St John’s.
I cannot believe my St John’s journey is nearly over, I only have seven days left at my amazing school. Although my time is nearly over, along the way I have achieved great things and I have made lots of wonderful friends. It all started in reception, where I was welcomed with open arms.
Sometimes in the morning I would have trouble going in, but when I was in the class, my teachers helped me and made me feel better. If I was really bad I would go to Mrs. Smith, she is our school counsellor, she gave me breathing strategies. Just remember if you have trouble with something, go to Jane Smith!
I love to read, but I struggled with maths, that is why I went to Mrs. Old. She helped me on the stuff I struggled with the most, like fractions! Now I find those tricky things much easier than before.
Thank you for all the help, love and support, I will definitely come back and visit when I have gone.
Life can be so boring sometimes can’t it? St John’s can change that! One look inside and it will brighten up your day. With bright, decorative walls and smiling, cheery faces all around, this school stands out above the rest. We are one big family and I am proud to be part of it. You certainly will be too.
So, let us start with a day from MY perspective. Only having a week left here, this place means the world to me. One reason is because we have the best head teacher, Mrs. Quirk will do anything for us. She organises trips and fun days out.
Speaking of trips…. Our trip to Seville this year was the best moment in my whole life at St John’s. Which other schools get the opportunity to go to a different country in PRIMARY school? I’m just saying!
This year I have been gifted so much responsibility. Being a buddy for example. Guiding reception children through their St John’s journey and helping them with all their needs, great and small, holding their hands when things are tough for them. Also, in Year Six, every child will be assigned a certain role. From school council to house captains, peer mediators to class ambassadors.
We get so many opportunities to learn and grow and not just in the classroom! With a range of different clubs and sporting teams, every child will find something they love. Like me! I joined the netball club and not long after was accepted into our St John’s netball team and a table tennis team too. We may be a small school, but the sky’s the limit for us!
St John’s is so special to me, leaving a warm feeling inside every day I walk out those school gates. And I wouldn’t trade that for the world. This is the best school ever and I can’t ask for anything more than that!
If I had a choice of any school in Sevenoaks, I would choose St John’s….any here is why.
It doesn’t matter if you are first starting, or have been here for a while. You walk into this school feeling like you belong. It certainly makes me feel warm inside because I know I am part of a family.
In Year 6 you have A LOT of responsibilities. We all pair up with a reception child as part of our ‘buddy scheme’. Each Year 6 will be assigned a buddy to look after. It feels nice to know that you are helping a younger one to learn and to grow. It teaches us to be resilient and tolerant.
My time at St John’s is drawing to a close and in two weeks I will be walking out of those school gates as a student for the last time. So I feel like I have a lot of experience to tell you about the amazing opportunities which are given here.
Of course without doubt, Year 6 is a special year. But here at St John’s we make it turn more magical! For here is the highlight of the school year – the one-in-a-lifetime trip to Seville! It is an absolute privilege to grab our sunnies, hop on a plane and have the most incredible time. Majestic carriage rides, charming boat rides and even a splash (ok, a huge splash!) in a pool….this trip has it all.
We also have phenomenal sports teams, we may be small but we are mighty! Netball, football, you name it…we’ve got it. And, really, it’s all thanks to Mrs. Quirk, our amazing Head Teacher! She gets everything done with a click of her fingers. She is a superwoman and is the most organised person I’ve met.
There are many schools in Sevenoaks that are pretty good but there’s one that stands out from all the rest…St John’s and here’s why. My time at St John’s is now ending, and in eight days I will be walking out of those tall, school gates for the very last time as a pupil. So I think I’m in a good position to tell you what’s so magical about this place.
Let me start with our trip to Seville which was phenomenal even when Covis-19 burst through our doors. We had fun eating churros, having a fancy dinner at a restaurant and buying things at a market by yourself IN SPANISH. We’ve all been given so much responsibility and independence this year. First of all we get our own buddies from reception to hold their hands when they’re scared and we are there for them when they’re sad. We have our own responsibility badges, mine was class rep for Year 4, we have Year 6 ties, went to Seville and lastly our leavers hoodies!
I will never forget this amazing school and kind staff.