KS1 visit Poppies from the Tower of London

Report written by Miss Baxendale.
Last week the children in Key Stage One went to see the Tower of London Poppies at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Both the children and adults were very moved by the art instillation. Whilst observing the display, the children thought about what each poppy represented and talked about any feelings they were experiencing.
During Willow’s visit, they met a lady who was 102 years old. She spoke about her experiences of the war and was very complimentary of the behaviour of our children whilst they listened carefully to her.
Year 2 spent time sketching the poppies and wrote words around their drawings to describe how they were feeling. The children were very respectful and clearly have a very good understanding of the importance of remembering and paying respect to those who fought for their country.
During the afternoon each class went on a long walk around the extensive grounds of the Sculpture Park, searching for wildlife and talking about how the woodland comes to life at night. This was a wonderful trip and the children certainly gained a lot from it!

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Bradford city penalty shoot out for charity!

1/7/2015

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.

 

And Thank you for reading this report

From Reporter Charlie and his assistant Katie.

Year 1 den building with family

Today Year 1 took part in a Den Day for Save the Children. All the children had a great time, building their own shelters in teams with some grown-ups from home coming to join in the fun too!

Once our dens were built we even got to eat some treats in them.

We were all awarded with certificates for taking part and categories such as ‘The Den Most Fit For  A Queen’, ‘The Best Blackout Den’ and ‘The Best Teamwork’.

We raised over £100 for Save the Children and the money we raised will help give children around the world a safe place to shelter and the things they need to grow up healthy and happy.

​Thank you for all the support.

Wear Amber and Claret Day

Today we asked everyone to bring in £1 to wear Amber and Claret for the day. We were raising money for the Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit (PSBRU) founded by Prof. David Sharpe following the fire disaster at Bradford City Football Club’s home ground, Valley Parade.

We would like to thank everybody who brought in their £1. We raised a total of £465!

Everybody at St John’s is very grateful to Brooke in Year 3 for her suggestion to raise money for this worthy charity.

Have a look at our photography below of Key Stage Two in their non-uniform Amber and Claret.

Key Stage One visit the Sculpture Park

The children in Key Stage One are really enjoying their trips to the Sculpture Park this week. They have spent time looking at the Henry Moore pieces as well as some of the more modern sculptures hidden around the beautiful park. During the day they have enjoyed doing their own sketches and taking photographs. As we walked around the site, the children collected pieces of natural resources to construct their own amazing sculptures.

Back at school, some of children who went on Tuesday have already begun to recreate their designs using clay.

I think all the staff and children will agree that this has been a wonderful trip which has built upon the work they have already been doing about Henry Moore and the skills involved in sculpting with a range of materials.