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.
Report written by Caden and Callum (Cedar – Year 5)
Year 5 visit Bradford Academy
On Tuesday, Cedar and Laurel visited Bradford Academy with their classmates and teachers. They went to the Academy to get an idea of what high school would be like as well as doing lots of fun activities such as Science, ICT and Music. In Science, the children set Miss Shaw’s and Miss Goldthorp’s hands on fire! Please do not try this at home it is very dangerous! Flaming bubbles flew around the air and lots more big explosions went on throughout the hour!
After Science they went to the I.C.T room and had an extremely fun time doing coding on Minecraft, Star Wars and Frozen.
As time went by children explored the huge school and met new teachers along the way.
Their final lesson was Music where they sang along to the music of the piano. They started by warming up their voices by telling a story about a bubble-gum man. Once they were warmed up they sang My Bonnie lies over the ocean and last but not least they sang and danced to, ‘Honk-honk, rounder-rounder, crash, beep-beep’. Year 5 found music very enjoyable and hilarious – even the teachers found it fun and everyone sang along cheerfully.
At the end of the trip Year 5 said their goodbyes to the teachers; however, some of them they might be seeing them again soon in a couple of years’ time when they start in year 7 at the Academy.
Well done to our Tag Rugby Team who took part in the first stage of the Bradford Schools’ Championship. They won all of their matches and have progressed to the next stage! Well done Ashton, Thomas, Lewis, Ben, Louis, Darcy, Daisy-Lee, Matthew and Rhys!
Year 4 led the service at St John’s the Evangelist Church on 7th February – Education Sunday. They taught us about the life of Malala Yousafzai and her inspiration fight for women and their access to education. In preparation for the service, Year 4 held a bake sale at school to raise money for the Malala Fund. The children also sang part of her song and rap.
Yesterday,the whole school had a penalty shoot out outside of the dining room. The penalty shootout was lead by Bradford City F.C and we managed to raise lots of money for charity and school.People who tried to raise money got to take four penalty’s against the chicken Billy Bantam from Bradford city and people who didn’t raise any money still got a chance to take a penalty at the end of the shootout. At the end of the shoot out of course no-one wanted to be left out so the teachers had a shot at Billy Bantam too! if you are wondering if you raise at least £3 you will get a medal and if you raise £20 or over you will get your a self a Bradford city football and maybe a medal! But the best… if you raise the most money out of the whole shootout you will get a unique Bradford City F.C football signed by Bradford city footballers!thnk you for putting in the effort to raise money and we are very grateful for your conturbiton to our fund today. The charity’s and our school are very delighted with all the money raised today and soon we may edit this post to tell you the grand total of money raised yesterday! We are all looking forward till we get our prizes.