Christmas Lunch

What a great day in the dinner hall today celebrating our annual Christmas lunch. There was a fantastic buzz around the room as the children were singing songs, laughing and enjoying their meal. A joy to see. A big thank you to our catering team for making this event happen.

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St John’s pupils help tackle climate change

We were very excited to part of the Woodland Trust ‘Plant a Tree’ programme yesterday in St John’s. Vicky, Helena, Emilia, Amelia, Filip and Micheal helped Tana, who does fabulous work planting and inspiring a love of gardening with our children, to plant Hazel, Oak and Hawthorn trees for future generations. Children were photographed, filmed and interviewed as part of the project and they will have the chance to visit the Scottish Parliament to see the finished product on the 17th December.

The Woodland Trust is asking people to plant a million trees in a bid to tackle climate change. It is vital that we grow a UK wide patchwork of trees, not just by planting, but also through natural regeneration.

Our children represented us very well, as always and we are delighted to play a small part in this vital conservation work in partnership with the Woodland Trust.

Success stories shared at Tea with SLT

This afternoon 14 more pupils, one from each class, met Mr Burgess to share their successes and to enjoy a cup of juice and a biscuit. From P1 Hubert has been doing his best work and is always kind, Katie has produced amazing handwriting and been a great support to her friends outside in the playground. Michael in P2 was rewarded for his excellent behaviour in class, Ellie who joined him has produced fantastic sentences and always tries to push herself in her learning.

In Primary 3 Anaya has been recognised for always being polite and kind towards others and Sophia always gives 100% effort and always asks if her teacher has had a nice break. In Primary 4 Isabella has taken a real interest in wanting to learn and particpated well in lessons. Oliwia has produced excellent grammar work in P4 class this week.

Zanib in P5 has read very expressively and contributed well to the class assembly practice, Sophie in P5B has shown bravery by performing her line in assembly with confidence! Filip has written a balanced persuasive letter and structured his arguments well, Louise also included counter arguments in her excellent written work this week.

In Primary 7 Francesco wrote a super Book Creator all about his learning of the Holocaust and Clare demonstrated excellent rhythm and timing in dance and has been a great team player this week.

We are very proud of all our pupils and their achievements, well done!

Thursday is Tea with SLT day

We welcomed some more star pupils to Tea with SLT this afternoon to enjoy a cup of juice and a biscuit and share their achievements in class this week. The achievements included excellent descriptive evacuee letters in P7, descriptive and creative story redrafts in P6, putting others first, always showing lovely manners and trying their best and producing excellent homework.

Well done to all our children who joined us today, I wonder who we will see next week?

Mischievous Badger the Mystical Mutt visits St John’s

St John’s welcomed Badger and his creators Lyn McNichol and Laura Cameron Jackson on Tuesday 19th November for an energetic and creative Scottish Book Week assembly.

Badger the Mystical Mutt was shortlisted as a regional finalist at this year’s British Book Award and Laura read extracts from the series to the Primary 1 – 4 classes who attended the assembly.

Badger himself made an appearance which the children enjoyed very much, St John’s would like to thank Badger, Laura and Lyn for visiting us yesterday and a big thank you to the Parent Council who paid for the visit as part of our Book Week activities.