Please enjoy our final newsletter of the year.
“Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast.”
Well done to all those children who play an instrument at St John’s.
Last week we were treated to a clarinet concert by the children of Year 4 and those individuals with private lessons. Bea Lambert even gave us a quick burst of the saxophone. Really well done to all, particularly the soloists:
Ines, Beatrice, Cicely, Maya, Lilia and Neave.
Today saw the guitarists amongst us our number take to the stage. What a delightful afternoon’s entertainment and sometimes you couldn’t help but tap your foot along with the excellent playing. Well done to all our musicians:
Erin, Josh and Art; Mickey; Isla; Isabella, Abigail, Olivia and Rachel; Ronan and Ben; Miguel; Holly, Liam and Ruben; Lucy, Maria and Henry; Poppy and Niamh; Mia and Aidan, Robert and Oliver
A special thank you to Miss Tunstall and Mr Barton for all their hard work and patience.
Well it certainly came home! Not the World Cup unfortunately but the trophy proving that St John’s is the best small school for athletics in the whole of Baldock, Hitchin and Letchworth as well as the surrounding villages.
Well done to all those who represented the school so well on and off the track and a huge thank you for the brilliant support. Super thanks to Mr Baker for all the hard work which made it possible.
Well, what a week it has been!
On Wednesday we had a super sports day. The carousel of sporting challenges ensured everyone was involved and all competing for their house saint.
After 8 rounds of competition, we all gathered for the final result. ….
St Francis ( Hooray!)
RACE FOR LIFE
As if that wasn’t enough.
Today, Friday 29th June we had our Race for Life.
Another glorious day in the sunshine. We started with a prayer and lots of memories shared and then we were off…
The children ran, walked, skipped or flossed their way around the field over and over again accompanied by Mr Baker’s playlist.
It was lovely to have parents and other family members joining in and cheering us on. Alongside this there was feverish activity on the JustGiving page and a fantastic final total of £660.
A hot exhausting week but so much fun. An enormous thank you to Mr Baker for putting it altogether and many thanks for the PA support.
Pupils will work in teams to design, plan and create an innovative solution to the following sustainability challenge, set by our Sustainability Managers:
Roxanne and Jamie:
“Year 5 took part in the John Lewis Challenge. we came up with creative ideas and then made them come to life. These are what our five groups made:
We think all the groups did brilliantly and will be tough competition.
Our current topic of Pentecost is coming to a close and the final piece of work required the children to describe the actions and rationale of people they identified as Pentecost people. Thanks to our parents and grandparents we were able to represent a range of faiths including Judaism, Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism. Father Denis kindly agreed to join us and be interviewed by the different classes about his life in faith.
This is excellently captured by Abigail Gage in Year 3 who reported her understanding of the interview:
“Father Denis said, “Faith is about seeing Jesus in everyone, loving people and treating others like you want to be treated.Believing in Jesus is moral choice because you can choose to follow in the footsteps of God or not to follow in the footsteps of God”
Many thanks to Father Denis and our other contributors.
Please enjoy our newsletters about the RE learning for this half term:
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