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!

Easter Worship

All children and staff attended our Easter Worship yesterday some Governors also visiting too. Our recorder club started our worship by performing Peace Perfect Peace. Despite their stage fright they impressed everyone with their first performance.

We sang a number of songs including Servant King and Hurray for Jesus. Everyone was given their palm cross and held them carefully during our Easter prayers. Some of our Year 6 children had prepared their own video version to accompany the hymn See What a Morning.

As the children left the hall they were also given an Easter Egg treat!


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