Please enjoy our first St John’s newsletter of 2018.School Newsletter – January 2018
We will begin this term with a week of a looking at the life and example of St Lucy, one of our House Saints. The second full week of term will be the beginning of our topic of Jesus at Prayer for Years 1-6 and Being a Sacramental People for Early Years.
We have been overwhelmed by the generous response to the Reverse Advent Calendar.
The incentive of wearing a Christmas Jumper has inspired a fantastic level of generosity.
The contributions were gratefully received by the Food Bank when Mrs Hales delivered them.
It has been heart-warming to see the level of compassion for others amongst our school community. One lovely young lady in Year 2, even donated her birthday money.
Many thanks to you all.
A huge thank you to Tania Dalton from Cafod who joined us on Tuesday to support the children with their considerations of how the Christmas story links to our obligations as a Christian.
She led a whole school assembly with the help of years 5 and 6 to share the work Cafod does to meet the needs of those who face the same challenges as Mary and Joseph in our modern society.
If you wish to support this work you can. Use the Cafod gift catalogue to buy a Christmas gift for our brothers and sisters around the world.
The Diocese of Westminster Academy Trust, of which St John’s is a member, together with the John Henry Newman school, Our Lady Catholic Primary school, St Thomas More and others has been earmarked as one of the best performing Trusts in the UK.
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For the first time St John’s have entered the Primary Maths Challenge. The children in years 5 and 6 sat a special paper designed to find out the best mathematicians in the country for their age group.
The School recognises the internal winners and we share our results with the national organisers to see if any of our children go forward to the next round.
Here are our winners of the competition in school:
Gold – Miguel Velho Duarte, Daniel Mills and Lily Allworth
Silver – Maxwell Willson-Lee, Poppy Attwood, Kayleigh Eccles, Harry Kook, Jemima Cross, Joshua Lodge and Lexi Lamont
Bronze – Molly Latto, Kate Fearfield, Ines Craze, Eliza Rathband, Jaime Stokes and Erin Peacock
All children who chose to enter received a certificate.
If anyone does get selected to go through to the next round, we will find out early in the spring term.
Many thanks to Mrs Hales and Miss Bailes for organising this and to the pupils for their hard work and perseverance.
As the days shorten we begin our countdown to the Nativity. There is a particular focus on Lectio Divina and Christmas Around the World in Y1-6. Early Years will look at the symbols which help us to prepare: The Jesse Tree, Advent Calendars and Wreaths.
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