Red Nose Day With St John’s!

St John’s today had a successful Red Nose Day with lots of funny faces and red noses hanging about. The children were all dressed in red clothes. A huge thank you to the school councillors (including myself) for coming to school at 8:15 to raise money in the morning and staying at school until 3:30 the raise money after school. Thank you to all of the parents and children who donated to red nose day funds at school as it makes a massive difference to the comic relief funds, and remember, every penny that you have donated today is another penny as the UK Government are going to double the money that we have raised today. Even if you didn’t donate to us today thank you as well for coming in in red clothes and if you bought an red nose any where that’s still money donated. Once again a big thank you to the school councillors and everyone else who contributed today to red nose day.


By Reporter Charlie, Year 4 Hawthorn



Reception go APE!

Last week Lucia from Scrap Magic brought a huge range of recycled materials for Reception to use imaginatively.

Working in the Pod, the children had the chance to create whatever they wanted. They could work in pairs, small groups or individually and came up with some very creative ideas.

The children really did have an ‘APE’ (adventurous play experience) afternoon!

£470 raised for the British Heart Foundation

Year 4 Gymnastics

​As part of their PE lessons, Year 4 visited a freerunning centre for gymnastics lessons. The children learnt how to perform a series of jumps, rolls and stretches and they had an opportunity to use specialised equipment such as a trampette, a high bar and springboards. All staff have been really impressed with the children’s determination and enthusiasm and the photographs below show just how much fun was had by all!

Education Sunday

To mark Education Sunday, Year 4 attended St John’s Church, Bierley to lead the worship on their on Sunday 8th February. Almost all of Year 4 attended with their parents. The children led the sermon with a presentation about the 800 year anniversary of the creation of the Magna Carta. Through their presentation, the children explained the significance of the signing of the Magna Carta and how this was a significant part of the Human Rights movement.

The Year 4 children also sang to the congregation. Have a listen to their performance below.