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St John’s News 17

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. James 1:5


A message from the Head

As part of our Christian value ‘Wisdom’ we have been looking at contentment. The Bible reminds us that contentment is not to be found in having more ‘stuff’, or the trappings of celebrity culture. Christians believe that true contentment can only be found in their relationship with God.

Last week Darwin Y3 had their Egyptian day as an exit point to this topic. They had spent Spring term learning all about the Ancient Egyptians’ lifestyle, and finally celebrated their learning by travelling back in time and experiencing what it was like for a day. Ms Parison made flat bread on an open fire, as well as a delicious butterbean spread. It was delicious, and just as the Egyptians would have prepared it many centuries ago. This was followed by a paste of dried fruits which was eaten alongside the flatbread. They finished off the topic making their own papyrus paper, building 3-D pyramids, and some Egyptian dancing. What a brilliant day of learning this was! You can find the recipe on the Y3 page on our website.

Whole school home intervention through Mathletics and Reading Eggs: Reminder to parents to please continue to encourage your children to use these platforms as directed by their class teachers. You should have their log-ins and be able to access these at home. This is to support the children’s educational recovery due to the loss of schooling over the last year.


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OWL News

Seedlings Shop!

As part of encouraging enterprise ideas from our young people we've opened a shop! We are selling seedlings ready for collection just before half term. All the items have been put together by the children and watered and nurtured in our allotment greenhouse. 100% of the monies raised will help support their learning. Follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter to receive announcements of new items added. Order online - all major cards & Paypal supported.

Can you help?

OWL and Forest School are unique to St John’s. All children take part and we are entirely self funded. We have started a monthly donation scheme. If you feel able to donate a small monthly amount please use this fundraising link and be sure to click monthly. You can pay by card or PayPal. Funds raised will help us continue to purchase gardening equipment, compost, bird seed, sustainable firewood and other items that keep the children busy. Thanks in advance!


Trees donated to St John's

Scotscape Group Ltd generously donated 8 beautiful trees to St John’s worth roughly £8K. These have now been planted with the help of Paul Hemmings, Jack Dimes, Sam Taylor-Colls and Stephen Simpson. It took all the adults to move these trees, dig holes and transplant them from the pots. Thank you all for all your hard work.

The final tree is wriggled into place