Reception get building!

We built a den and the children chose waterproof material for the roof as it was raining. It kept us nice and dry!

We built a pirate ship using crates, materials, wooden blocks and large reels. The children picked different material to represent seaweed and water. We used large reels that were the port holes in the ship and we even had a plank!

Pirate ship Waterproof den

Reception visit the zoo!

Last week Reception & Nursery had a wonderful time at Yorkshire Wildlife Park! We saw lots of interesting animals and managed to get really close to some. Thankfully the sun shone on both days and encouraged all the animals to be out sunbathing. This is definitely one of our most favourite trips- well worth a visit in the school holidays!

Bradford city penalty shoot out for charity!


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.


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From Reporter Charlie and his assistant Katie.

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.

Reception’s Day on a Barge

Acorn and Catkin children recently enjoyed a day out to Skipton to travel down the Leeds – Liverpool canal on a barge. After looking at transport and boats in school, it was the perfect trip!

After a short minibus journey to Skipton, we boarded the barge and went for an hour long trip down the canal. We saw different animals living on the canal, including a beautiful swan and her signets. We then travelled to Roberts Park where we enjoyed a picnic and spent some time exploring the wonderful park there. Catkin had so much fun in the sunshine, and thankfully the rain didn’t stop Acorn children enjoying some time on the barge!