Year 4 visit Mountfitchet Castle

“We had the best time at Mountfitchet Castle, learning all about the Vikings and how they lived. We were able to go inside Viking houses and we even put ourselves in the stocks! We learned all about how the Vikings cruelly tortured people and we really enjoyed feeding and stroking all the live animals that roamed the castle. The best part though, was using a huge catapult and getting the teachers soaked!” Elisa and Nazeefah – Honey Bees

Time to Grow

As we break up for the summer holidays it seems fitting that the last Forest School post shows the apple seeds starting to sprout. Like our children they flourish with the right amount of care and attention. Over the next few weeks they will grow and mature and be ready for the next stage of the growing process. By the time September arrives they will be developing into small tress.

 

Have a lovely and hopefully lots of time outdoors!

School Council elected!

The votes are in and the successful candidates were announced in today’s Church Service.  We are pleased to present this year’s School Council!

Chair: Esther  Vice Chair: Paige  Treasurer: Hollie  Secretary: Alan

Our first meeting will be on the first week back after half term where we will be discussing the organisation of this year’s Children In Need fundraising event.

Record Breakers!!


Yesterday was a wonderful start to the new school year and just for fun we tried to break a world record.

We asked our new staff members to volunteer by throwing ping pong balls at swimming caps covered in foam. We all laughed and enjoyed the attempt. We didn’t quite break the World Record of 23 but were close.

The reason behind this was that I wanted to demonstrate that we actually needed a plan of action and that, had we prepared and practised we could have been much closer! So staff now have a plan and I’m sure that world record is well within our reach.

When I got home and explained the day to my boys they laughed and enjoyed the mini film clip. We then sat and watched the news and saw that a World Record had been broken yesterday and that a girl of 13 who had passed away donated 8 organs to other people, saving 8 lives as a result. Her parents said she was a very brave girl when she was alive and had a real passion to help people, they were so proud of her saving those lives.
“Everyone wants their child to be special and unique and this among other things makes us very proud.”

People have amazing courage and show their compassion in different ways, it is so important to aspire to be good people and it is our job to inspire the children at St John’s to want to be amazing! Every day, amazing people do amazing things, lets be part of that!

P.S One of our children suggested that the teachers needed bigger heads! More foam to aim for!

Mrs Firth