St John’s reign supreme in Sumdog challenge

St John’s dominated this week’s Sumdog Edinburgh Contest with four classes placed in the top 10. P5A came in 10th place, P4B climbed to 8th place overall. P6B did an amazing job to finish as runners up only 4 points from the top spot which was claimed by P4A! An incredible effort by all the children and their teachers, such dedication to answering 1000 questions each. To have four classes in the top 10 out of 240 classes who entered is a fantastic achievement!

In addition to this, P3A were the daily winner on the 8th June and P6B’s storming finish saw them crowned daily champion on Thursday 10th June.

Aqsa in P6B also made the top 10 for individual pupils with an impressive score of 969 correct answers out of 1000. Over 2350 pupils took part, so very well done Aqsa!

Great job St John’s, we are very proud of your efforts.

P3 Bug Club Update

Oliver is holding some grass where a frog hopper has laid its eggs. The foam protects them from predators and stops them drying out. There is lots at the moment around the hedge areas in the playground. We even saw a frog yesterday afternoon – you have a wildlife haven in your playground!
Lorenzo and co are watching a queen Common Carder Bee on the lavender. 
Dominic is using his Bumblebee ID sheet while he searches for bees visiting the Field Maple. 

Nursery Blog Update

St Johns nursery have some new additions to their groups. We have some caterpillars in both the Seahorse and Starfish room.

The children are enjoying watching them get bigger each day. They are learning about the life circle of the butterfly.

The children have been very lucky, they even found some caterpillars in our nursery garden munching on some leaves.

Primary One’s Week

This week P.1 have been focusing on the Seashore for their class topic. The children have been investigating different types of shells and different sea creatures that can be found around our seashore and sea. They have been making seashore creatures and drawing around shells to create a P.1 seashore display.

In Literacy the children have been revising their block 2 phonics and have been using them to make words and read and write block 2 words. In numeracy P.1 have been ordering numbers 11-20 and looking at 1 more and 2 more and 1 less and 2 less with numbers 11-20. They have been learning to count in two’s with even numbers and will continue to practise that next week.

Due to the good weather, over the past couple of weeks, the children have been really enjoying the front playground with the equipment at break times and you will be able to see from the slide show below just how active they have been and how well they have been using the equipment.