SPECIAL SCHOOL EVENTS SUPPORT THE DELIVERY OF OUR WIDER CURRICULUM. Read about the events below (the most recent are at the top) and click on the Powerpoint to the right to find out more.
We want school life to be interesting and fun. Our curriculum is designed to enable this. As well as a thoughtfully designed learning experience which runs across the school we also hold special events from time to time to support and encourage learning or generate income via the PTFA to invest in resources, facilities and activities for the children’s benefit. This page is dedicated to such events. Remember that class pictures can be found on ‘Class Pages’.
Our Junior Summer Shows
Every July we end the school year in style with an extravagant Y5 and Y6 show. Each summer, without exception, the children put on wonderful performances skilfully led by Mr. Ed Newman and assisted by KS2 staff. Full of energy and humour, our shows are enjoyed by the entire school and their families. Every show is a spectacular event and enjoyed by everyone that sees it! Open the presentation to the right for further evidence of how good our shows are!
We have decided to alternate sports day with swimming galas. Having our own pool means that no child ever leaves St. John’s unable to swim! We wanted to celebrate the children’s prowess in the pool and thought that there was no better way to do this than to invite you to a swimming gala. Y5&Y6 and Y3&Y4 galas take place at Copthall Pools and Y1&Y2 in our own pool. Click on the PP to find out more.
A section of our playground activity trail was old and in need of urgent repair and replacement. Led by teaching assistant Mr. Newman and supported by members of the PTFA committee, we held a sponsored danceathon to raise much needed funds for the refurbishment of our activity trail. The money raised (our target was initially £2000) was added to a generous donation from the Friern Barnet Educational Trust and further funds from the PTFA. Our playground facilities were improved thanks to the children’s FANTASTIC DANCING and the financial support provided by families and friends at the school alongside generous contributions from our church community. Thank you everyone.
Click on the picture to the right, to see some of the fun the children had during our 5 hour long Danceathon!
WORLD BOOK DAY 2023: Without doubt, World Book Day is one of the most exciting days of the school year for children when they have the opportunity to dress up as one of their favourite fictional characters. On this special day children share, enjoy and learn about the wonderful world of reading. Staff join in with the fun too whilst organising a carousel of activities for the children to enjoy.
Click on the picture to the right to see some of the fantastic costumes on display.
SCIENCE DAY: Mrs. Horne is our resident science specialist and each year organises a science day or week. Great science activities in the classrooms culminate in a sharing assembly at the end of the afternoon or week.
Click on the picture, to the right of this text, to find out more about our young scientists.
CORONATION TEA PARTY: This year the UK and Commonwealth countries will experience an important historical event: the coronation of our new King, Charles III. Many communities will take part in the three day event aimed at bringing people together. St. John’s didn’t want to miss out so we held our very own tea party in honour of our new King.
Click on the picture, to the right of this text, to see photographs of the event. Can you spot our very own resident monarchs?
BISHOP OF LONDON VISIT: We were very lucky to receive a visit from Bishop Sarah Mullally, the Bishop of London. Bishop started off her visit by joining us for a special assembly led by our Rev. Dagmar. Governors and parents were invited to join us. We then invited Bishop Sarah to visit our classes in action; she spent time talking with the children and asking them about their learning. We ended the morning with tea and cakes with our staff, governors and church wardens.
Click on the picture, to the right of this text, to see photographs of the event.