NSPCC Sponsored Fun Run

We are delighted to announce that St John’s C E Primary School have raised a fantastic £2876 for the NSPCC.  Years 1 to 6 took part in the sponsored fun run in the last week of half term.  The children thoroughly enjoyed tackling the track that was set up on the field. Every child ran or walked at least 1 mile.  All the children that took part should be very proud of what they have achieved individually and as a school. Also a big thank you to those who sponsored a child; your support is very much appreciated by the school and the NSPCC.

Enjoy the pictures.

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KS1 Dark Day

The children in Key Stage One had a very exciting start to their day today…they found out that they would be spending the whole morning working in the dark! The lights were turned off and the windows blacked out. The classrooms were then decorated in a wonderful array of colourful lights. “I had to do my work with a torch!” The adults and children carried on their morning as normal with the added excitement of warm hot chocolate and marshmallows outside. Inside they learned about shadows and tried to make there own lights using the electric circuits in the science area. 

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

Sports Day

On Tuesday we had a very enjoyable Sports Day with KS1 and Reception in the morning and KS2 in the afternoon.

Have a look at the photos below.

Year Ones getting their pen licence!

Two children in Year One have made history this week! Wiktor (from Willow) and Grace (from Elm) have both received their pen licence after working tirelessly to make sure their cursive writing was perfect. Mr Knight inspected lots of pieces of writing and he thought they both had worthy handwriting!

Grace said “This is the absolute best day of my life!”

Let’s see who is next!