Wilderness Adventures

59 Year 6 pupils took up the opportunity to discover more about the great outdoors by attending the first ever trip to the 'Wilderness Academy'
The journey started on Wednesday morning travelling by coach to the Wilderness and spent three days and two nights in this unique experience.

During their stay all the children took part in various activities throughout the days and evenings such as; animal tracking, fire lighting, shelter building, 4.2 mile hike, night walks plus much more. This all obviously was after the children put up their own tents!

It's the first time St John's has visited the 'Wilderness Academy' and all the children (and staff) thoroughly enjoyed the experience. 

Once again the pupils were a credit to the school and embraced the opportunity and conducted themselves admirably.

This was so much more than 3 days, 2 nights away with friends... This was a complete game changer for our child. It’s filled him with just the right amount of self belief to take him confidently through Year 6 and the journey that awaits him
— Year 6 Parent

Years 1,2 & 3 Sports Day

On Monday 17th July the rescheduled Sports Day went ahead in glorious weather. Below is a small sample of some of the fun the children had during their day.

Nursey and Reception Sports Day 2017

The Nursery and Reception classes took part in their Sports Day on Tuesday 27th June participating in 10 varied events which were focused on having fun. Activities included penalty shoot outs, hurdles, bean bag races plus much more.

Year 4, 5 & 6 Sports Day

The Year 4,5 & 6 Sports Day took part on Thursday 15th June in lovely sunny weather.   The children thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon with the Yellow team taking 1st place.

Highlights of the day can be seen below.

Summer Activities Club

We are pleased to launch the Summer Activities programme which will run between 26th July - 18th August.  

Following its success in 2016 we will again be running a Summer
Activities Club in our Eagles facility this year. The club will be lead by our Sports Coach , Mark Corbett and will run for the first 3 weeks and 3 days of the summer break for children in reception year and above.

The popular option of special visits has again been included and these exciting opportunities are listed in this brochure. It is important to note however that numbers for these excursions are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis.

We are able to accommodate children for single days or any combination of days during the programme and parents are now able to make bookings from this date. 

Please note that in line with normal Eagles procedures payment should
be made at the same time as submitting a booking form. Bookings are now being taken and we hope that parents find the club useful
to them.

If you're struggling to print the booking form we'll have some available at reception.

Summer Activities Programme (click to download)

Booking Form St John's Pupils

Booking Form Non St John's Pupils

Activity Week 2017

With so many activities taking place over this week keep an eye on the gallery to see what the children have been up to.

Remember stay fit!

#riddlemethis Stimulus Shock #3

This morning the pupils experienced the third stimulus shock which started at 9am with a video that was meant to be seen by a partner school in the USA of Mr Ayres introducing St John's.

BUT this video was taken over by the Riddler!  (video below)

The Riddler went on to give our students a clue into finding the riddle that needed to be solved.. This triggered scenes of panic in the classroom where the children needed to find it.  Little did they know that the riddle was under their desks!
Once this was found the next stage was to solve the riddle which would lead them to watch the second video clip which was live (not really) from a secret location. The Riddler threatened to cut off all the power in Essington resulting in no more Xbox and iPhone usage..........

The videos are intended to spark discussions on what's happening which leads into various teacher led literacy tasks which the students can really engage with.

Later on the children attended an assembly where Mr Fleet explained about the mornings events and fully explained it wasn't real, but just the latest Stimulus Shock. 

The short clips have been added below to give you a sense of what the children participated in this morning and hopefully you'll hear more about it this evening. 

Introductory Video

The Riddler