Extreme Reading Challenge – Winners

Here are the winners of our Extreme Reading Challenge. It was a very difficult decision to make as all the entries were fantastic but a big well done to the following children:

Nursery: Annabel
Reception: Finley
Year 1: Crystal
Year 2: Grace
Year 3: Zac
Year 4: Alfie
Year 5: Charlie
Year 6: Ashton

As their prize, children will either be receiving a book voucher or they will be joining Miss Shaw and Mrs Lawley on a special trip to the Children’s Bookshop next Tuesday.

Sports Hall Athletics Finals

This week sees 12 boys and girls from years 5 and 6 compete in the finals of the Sportshall athletics.The children worked incredibly hard in the previous round to ensure they qualified for Wednesdays event.The Finals includes schools from all over Bradford who also qualified from the previous heats.We will keep everybody posted and wish everyone who is competing GOOD LUCK !!!!!!!

Save Holmewood Library!

As you are aware, Holmewood Library is sadly set to close due to funding being removed by Bradford Council. The closure of this library would be a huge loss to our local community as well as the children who use and enjoy the facilities available there. The library regularly holds activities and reading challenges, like the ‘Big Friendly Read’, to encourage children to read which are loved and appreciated by many pupils here at St John’s. Holmewood Library also offers a place for younger children to play and provides regularly company for members of our community.

You will have all received a letter with a slip to sign to show your support in keeping the library open. There is now also an online petition which has been created by Mrs Heward to further prevent the closure of Holmewood Library. It would be greatly appreciated if you could sign the online petition and continue return any slips from the letter to your class teacher.

The petition can be found via the following link:
https://www.change.org/p/judith-cummins-save-bradford-holmewood-library

Thank you

Miss Shaw

St John’s goes chemical free!

Written by Miss Burton

We have now switched to a chemical free cleaning system throughout school using the Lotus Pro system which turns tap water into a sanitised effective cleaning solution that is 100% chemical free! The ozone water is 50% stronger than bleach and 50% more powerful than chlorine but totally safe.

The system will help asthma and eczema sufferers and those with sensitive environmental allergies whilst allowing us to clean thoroughly and effectively.