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  1. Young Carers Outing

    Friday 25 May

    At St John’s we have several children who are recognised as ‘Young Carers’. This means that they support and help their families at home; often giving up their own time to do so.

    On Friday last week these children were treated to a wonderful craft experience at 'Espressions  Café Northgate'; where they had the opportunity to decorate a mug either for themselves or as a gift for someone...

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  2. Year 3 and 4 Visit the Gurdwara

    Friday 25 May

    On 23rd May, Lion, Koala and Giraffe Classes went to the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara in Gravesend. We have been learning about Sikhism this term, so this was a great opportunity to visit a Sikh place of worship.

    After a coach drive up the M2, we arrived at the Gurdwara. We were all amazed when we saw the large gateway. The building is designed to look like Sikh temples in India, so it...

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  3. EAL Trip to Chartham

    Friday 25 May

    On Friday I went to Chartham with EAL children (Gabriela, Kamelia, Andrei, Joao Pedro, Martin and three teachers). Mrs Buckett told us we all need to be sensible and safe specially when we are on the train. We walked to the train station called Canterbury West station. Mrs Buckett said we just need to be on the train for 7 minutes. However, it was like we were on the train for 3 minutes!...

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  4. Year 5 Trip to Kearsney and Dover

    Friday 25 May

    Year 5 had an amazing adventure to Kearsney and Dover to follow the River Dour from source to mouth on Tuesday 22nd May.

    We went there because we were continuing our school topic of Life on Earth. As we followed the river we observed different Biomes and solved problems involving co-ordinates on maps as well as puzzles investigating how we have made use of the energy the river provides...

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  5. Forest School

    Friday 25 May

    Forest School takes place on our school field. The leader of Forest School is Mr Christmas and he teaches us to respect nature and each other. Forest School is full of fun and you are free to do lots of things; except we have to be careful of not getting too close to the pond or the river as the pond is deep and full of frogs! Forest School runs on Monday and Tuesday afternoons for groups of...

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  6. SATs Tests

    Friday 25 May

    SATs Tests SATs are tests that year 2 and year 6 do. We do them so we can see how much we have evolved and learned from year 2 to year 6. Before them, Meerkats and Zebras have done maths and English every day and a test every single Thursday. I can’t say that they were hard because everyone’s opinion is different!

    Here are some views of children and teachers:

    It helped me learn...

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  7. GDPR

    Friday 18 May

    Parents may already be aware of legal changes to the way in which personal data is collected and stored. The new regulation; known as General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR will affect every business and school in the country.

    In line with these regulations St John’s will be making changes to various forms that we send out to parents asking for personal details.

    Please...

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