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‘Lucy's Blue Day’ Author, Chris Duke Visit

We were really pleased to welcome Chris Duke, the author of ‘Lucy’s Blue Day’ to the academy today. Chris travelled all the way down from Scotland to spend time with us this morning.

During the assembly Chris spoke to the children from Nursery up to Year 2 about how and why he became an author. The children were really engrossed in what Chris had to say and asked lots of amazing questions. Chris also shared with us some ideas he has for future books about Lucy. He even told us about a secret book he’s working on! We’ve all promised not to say anything about it, but it sounds really interesting and we look forward to reading it in the future.

We are very thankful to Chris for taking the time to come and visit us. The children showed great enthusiasm throughout the assembly and it was wonderful to see the enjoyment on their faces.

Below are some images of Chris’s time with us.



World Book Week 2019 | Bedtimes Stories | The Gruffalo

To help celebrate the wonderful world of books here at St John's we pride ourselves on ensuring that the pupils have every opportunity to learn to read and enjoy the millions and millions of wonderful books that are out there to enjoy. Books can take us to places we only ever dream of and inspire us in our daily lives to get lost in our imagination.

This is our final video of this years Bedtime Stories, but look out there maybe some more coming soon being as they have been so popular!

Todays is the ever popular The Gruffalo read by Mrs Willington and i’m sure you’ll enjoy this one too.

World Book Week 2019 | Bedtimes Stories | Peace at Last

To help celebrate the wonderful world of books here at St John's we pride ourselves on ensuring that the pupils have every opportunity to learn to read and enjoy the millions and millions of wonderful books that are out there to enjoy. Books can take us to places we only ever dream of and inspire us in our daily lives to get lost in our imagination.

Today’s video is of Mrs Maiden reading the book ‘Peace At Last’ where Father bear is looking for somewhere peaceful to sleep!

World Book Week 2019 | Bedtimes Stories | The Very Hungry Caterpillar

To help celebrate the wonderful world of books here at St John's we pride ourselves on ensuring that the pupils have every opportunity to learn to read and enjoy the millions and millions of wonderful books that are out there to enjoy. Books can take us to places we only ever dream of and inspire us in our daily lives to get lost in our imagination.

This year we have built upon our Bedtime stories from last year and are releasing a book read by your teachers each day this week. So, look out for the new release each weekday at 6.45pm and enjoy our teachers reading aloud some of our favourite books!

‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ is read by Mrs Cotterill who has been organising all the World Book Day activities for the school this week!



WORLD BOOK DAY 2019 | BEDTIME STORIES | THE TIGER THAT CAME TO TEA

To help celebrate the wonderful world of books here at St John's we pride ourselves on ensuring that the pupils have every opportunity to learn to read and enjoy the millions and millions of wonderful books that are out there to enjoy. Books can take us to places we only ever dream of and inspire us in our daily lives to get lost in our imagination.

This year we have built upon our Bedtime stories from last year and are releasing a book read by your teachers each day this week. So, look out for the new release each weekday at 6.45pm and enjoy our teachers reading aloud some of our favourite books!

Today’s video is ‘The Tiger That Came To Tea’ and is read by Year 5 teacher Miss Heyes.

Once Miss Heyes realised that this book was one of the chosen ones, she jumped at the chance to read it for us all, especially as it is one her favourite books ever! The video is available below.

World Book Day 2019 | Bedtime Stories | Room On A Broom

To help celebrate the wonderful world of books here at St John's we pride ourselves on ensuring that the pupils have every opportunity to learn to read and enjoy the millions and millions of wonderful books that are out there to enjoy. Books can take us to places we only ever dream of and inspire us in our daily lives to get lost in our imagination.

This year we have built upon our Bedtime stories from last year and are releasing a book read by your teachers each day this week. So, look out for the new release each weekday at 6.45pm and enjoy our teachers reading aloud some of our favourite books!

Enjoy today’s video of Mrs Bradford reading ‘Room On A Broom’

Thank You from the Parents Association

December has been a busy month for St Johns PTA from seeking donations, to sorting Christmas cards, building grotto’s, running stalls, to hosting disco’s.

A big thank you to all of the people and companies that have supported us this term. Here are a few snap shots of the things our wonderful PTA team get upto.

We are always looking for help and new ideas to generate money for St John's and the enjoyment of pupils. Whether you are able to attend monthly meetings, or help during the preparation or running of an event, we welcome all support.

Cashless Information

From 1st March St John's will operate an almost completely cashless system.

From this date all large amounts of payments for expenditure such as visits,Eagles bookings and meals will only be accepted using one of the following methods.

1. Debit or Credit Card payments via the online Agora system. If you do not have an account a password and login details has been sent home with a copy of this information and you should of received one.  If not please contact us. Further details of how to setup a new account can be found on our website here....

2. Cash payments can be made at the Post Office or PayPoint outlets using the barcodes that have been sent home with your child. The barcodes can be used as many times as you need, so it is important to keep the barcodes safe (sepreate ones are required for dinner money or Eagles transactions)

PLease note that cash for small cost items like book bags, break sales and water bottles will still be accepted.

This move to a cashless system has many benefits and brings our academy in line with up to date business methods of payments. Parents will also hopefully appreciate being able to easily keep more detailed accounts of their payments.

It is very important that academies have efficient and accurate records of receiving payments and we believe that this move will help us achieve this goal.

Mr Ayres
Headteacher