Category Archives: School News

Year 5 Sailing!

Year 5 had a sequence of sailing lessons at the Dockland Watersports Centre.  All the children worked towards the Royal Yachting Association Level 1 Certificate for Dinghy Sailing.  There was a lot to learn and remember, especially when out on the water with the wind filling the sail and having to work with your partner so you didn’t run into anyone else!  It was

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Military Activity Day

The children in KS2 have been really fortunate to take part in Military Activity Day which focused on them keeping fit and co-operating with each other. They learned the importance of being physically active by completing military style obstacle courses. They learned about the importance of working together to achieve a common goal and worked as a team on two very challenging problem-solving activities. The children had great fun learning outdoor

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Maypole Dancing

​The children from Reception to Year 3 had a special Maypole dancing session in the school playground.  They had great fun learning how to Maypole dance; listening to the music, following the instructions, counting and skipping around, in and out so that the ribbons would plait on the pole. The children had a great time and were so excited to be doing things together finally, I hope this has

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May for Mary

To celebrate May as the month in which we remember Mary as the mother of Jesus, we gathered as a school community to give thanks and praise for her saying ‘yes’ to God. Mary is our mother too and so we brought flowers to lay at her feet.  We prayed a decade of the rosary in thanksgiving for her and the love she has for each one

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St John’s Celebration of work

Please click on the play button below to watch a short video illustrating some of the amazing work carried out at home during the last few months. Thank you to all of the children for their efforts and thank you to all of the parents/carers for supporting your children with home learning throughout the last few months. We hope you enjoy seeing some of

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Well-being Week

The children enjoyed returning to school in January to well-being week . They  took part in various sporting and fitness activities, they enjoyed learning to cook various savoury foods such as soda bread, hummus, cereal bars and learned about healthy eating. 


Music Mark Members

St John’s RC Primary is proud to announce that we are now a “Music Mark” member! Music Mark is a membership organisation, subject association and charity.


Christmas at st John’s

Thank you to all of the parents for your support at the Christmas Carol Concert and The Nativity. We are so proud of all of the children, both performances truly captured the essence of Christmas. 


Stubbers Centre Residential

The Year 4 pupils from St John’s and St James the Great had an amazing couple of days on a residential (Stubbers Centre) in November 2019. They tried many different activities and had a great time sleeping in dormitories together!


Flag Parade 2019

Here are some photographs of the amazing International  Flag Parade 2019, where over 60 different countries were represented. We are extremely proud and excited by the diversity of the pupils in St John’s. 


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