P2a Can Do the Robot Dance

This morning as part of our ‘Wake Up Shake Up’ Primary 2a started to learn how to dance the Learning Station’s Dancing Robots dance.  Our current topic is robots and we love to dance so this was a perfect way to wake up our bodies and brains!

Both Primary 2 classes are collecting small and medium sized boxes so that we can build a giant robot. We would appreciate any donations of boxes next week. Many thanks in advance for your support!

Games at the Hub

Yesterday P6 pupils represented St John’s at the annual Games @ the Hub event. The children were placed into 3 different activites, hockey, volleyball and dance. The hockey team did very well to reach the final and finished second overall. All the children were very involved in their activities and supported over 75 other schools. The day culminated in a mass dance off with 600 pupils taking part.

There were a few sleepy heads on the bus home after such a busy and active day! Well done P6!

St Johns Porty Premier League

The Porty Premier League Football season has just commenced. Each of the 8 P7 teams all played their first league game this week.

In PE, primary 7 have been learning in a football context to work together and adopt different roles and responsibilities.So far, in pre-season training they have affiliated to a team, created their own team name, designed a team logo, created a team celebration and adopted key roles within their team e.g.

  1. Manager
  2. Coach
  3. Captain
  4. Fitness Coach
  5. Reporter/writer
  6. Photographer

Teams can earn points for the following:

  1. PE kit (being responsible)
  2. Game play (3win, 2 draw & 1 loss)
  3. Fair Play (shaking hands, encouraging and support others).

Pupils have full responsibility for their own warm-ups, fitness, practice, game analysis & strategies, refereeing and decisions about the season.

Each week we will share our experience and report on our learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term 1 St John’s Active school club opportunities

 

Please see attached details of all the exciting clubs on offer in our fantastic new facilities within St John’s Primary school.  There is financial assistance for families who are eligible.  Details below of how you can book.

St John’s – Clubs Booklet Term 1 2018-19 – Final (New)

 

How do I book my child’s place?

 

1.        Online by computer, tablet, smart phone

Visit www.joininedinburgh.org

Use the booking code in the above tables

 

If you cannot sign up online:

 

2.        Collect a paper booking form from the school office

Return to the office in an envelope

FAO Lauren Millar Active Schools Coordinator

 

3.        Sign Up at a drop in session on Mon 3rd Sept

From 3.00 – 4.00pm

Come along before school to sign up in person

 

Quidditch Success for St John’s Team

Today we got a coach up to Holy Rood High school to compete in a ‘Quidditch’ tournament, run by the school librarian at Holy Rood. There were two other schools, St. Catherine’s and St. Ninian’s. The first match we played was against the S1s from Holyrood but that was the only match that we lost. The second match we played was against St. Catherine’s, which we won. After that we played St. Ninian’s, we won that match as well. Then we played the final against St. Ninian’s, which we won, by quite a lot. We got a very shiny gold trophy and everyone who participated received a medal. Then we went back up to the library, had our lunch and then left. When we got back everyone was really happy that we had won, and we were all really happy that we had managed to win, as it was our first time playing Quidditch. It was a great experience and I think everyone who went that is going to Holyrood will join next year.

 

By Mia and Freya