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  • EYFS Graduation

    Published 19/07/18

    The children’s EYFS graduation was a truly momentous occasion.

    The children were praised for their tremendous achievements throughout the year.  Each child was presented with their own certificate, highlighting a specific area of strength.  The EYFS team are incredibly proud of all children; it has been a truly amazing year!

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  • A Big Screen Treat

    Published 19/07/18

    Students who achieved 100% attendance for the academic year received an extra special treat from our attendance officer, Mrs Eveleigh.

    They watched a film on the large screen, made their own ice cream sundae and ate popcorn.  Then they all had their photograph taken in our custom photo booth.


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  • Yorkshire Wildlife Park

    Published 13/07/18

    Children in reception, year 2 and year 4 visited the Yorkshire Wildlife Park near Doncaster this week. 

    When we arrived we went straight to see all of the amazing animals.  We saw monkeys, lions, tigers, leopards, polar bears, zebras, giraffes, rhinos, and meerkats to name just a few.

    We had our lunch before playing in the adventure playground.  In the afternoon we continued our journey around the Wildlife Park before returning to school.  We all had a wonderful day, and we were exhausted when we returned to school.

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    Published 21/06/18

    This week we have been reading ‘The Tiger who Came to Tea’.  The children wrote invitations at the beginning of the week and the tiger joined us for our tea party at school.

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  • What Makes a Rock Pool Great?

    Published 08/06/18

    To launch our new rock pool topic this term, we brought the beach to St John’s!  The children had the chance to play beach ball games, eat ice-cream, build sandcastles and play in water, and they even created some seaside art.

    What a fantastic time we had.

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  • Spring is Here!

    Published 18/04/18

    Today we went on a spring walk with our friends.  We searched for signs of spring all around school and we talked about the changes that we had seen,showing us that spring has begun.

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  • Enjoying the Daffodils

    Published 18/04/18

    Today we looked closely at some beautiful daffodils and chose an art material to draw or paint our own representation.

    We selected colours and carefully drew the details that we could see. We had our very own master class from Mrs Lord!

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  • Transient Art

    Published 16/04/18


    Kelsey-Leigh, Ashdon and Lydia created their own pieces of transient art using the loose parts available in the classroom. They were extremely proud of the masterpieces that they each made.

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  • Attendance Easter Eggs

    Published 27/03/18

    As a reward for winning the best attendance this term, Red Class were given Easter eggs!  The children were very excited as they had also won the attendance prize last term!

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  • Science Week at St Hugh's

    Published 23/03/18


    To celebrate British Science Week, children at the West Grantham Academy St John's explored and discovered a range of scientific concepts , including a visit to the West Grantham Academy St Hugh’s, where years 5 and 6 had the opportunity to  listen to a presentation by Professor Suzie Imber about her experience winning  the BBC series "Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?"


    Year 5 also had the opportunity to plan and deliver scientific concepts they had learnt to children in Year 1. It was a fantastic experience for all involved, as you can see from our photographs.     


    The children have also had the chance to enter a science poster competition, which will be judged by Mrs Dench.  Results will be announced next week.

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  • Year 1 Science Experiments

    Published 22/03/18


    On Tuesday, Year 1 walked to the West Grantham Academy St John's Upper Site to work on science experiments designed by pupils in Year 5.


    The Year 5 pupils taught Year 1 all about air resistance, water resistance and gravity.

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  • Pizza Party

    Published 21/03/18

    As a reward for having the best attendance in Key Stage 1 last term, Red Class had a pizza party!

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