Welcome from the Headteacher, Mrs Jan Steel

On behalf of the Governors, the staff and the pupils I am delighted to welcome you to the St John's Primary School website.

We are extremely proud of our school and committed to providing the very best possible education for all of our children with high expectations set across the board for achievement and behaviour. We offer a creative, inspiring and motivating curriculum which excites and enthuses learners, in conjunction with a wide range of extra-curricular and after-school opportunities that complement our work in the classroom.

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Mollie's Story

Meet Mollie, aged 7, a Key Stage 2 pupil from our school who has really struggled with literacy for a couple of years, resulting in a lack of all-round confidence and anxiety about going to school.

Mollie's story shows how LEGO® Education StoryStarter helped to make a real difference both to her literacy learning and her enjoyment of school. We're proud of Mollie and her fantastic story.

Upcoming Events

no 10 Spring Newsletter 2015

Hatching Chicks

Since introducing our new curriculum at St John’s, aimed at inspiring and exciting children about their learning, Reception classes have hatched chicks during their ‘Down on the Farm’ theme. The eggs are sourced from Ladyland Farm after the children’s visit and then hatched in an incubator in the Reception area where the children can see the whole process of hatching chicks. Older children often ‘divert’ through the Infant area to keep an eye what is happening day to day as well!!


We have found it such a valuable first hand learning experience and one that we are keen to repeat. We have previously borrowed an incubator and, once hatched, the chicks are returned to the farm.


One of our Parents, Mrs Hickman has very kindly purchased an incubator and donated it to the school. We would very much like to keep the hatched chicks for a while longer so that the children can see them grow and develop over the first few months, but we do need an indoor cage for them. This would need to be at least 1m long to allow the chicks to roam around.


Please let Mrs Zarzycka or Miss McConnell know if you are able to help.




Does anyone have a large (1m in length) indoor cage that we could have to keep our chicks in?


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