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Owl Class – Last Day of Term!!!

Well here we are … the last day of the school year and for Year 6 the last day of Primary School!

Yesterday was such a wonderful celebration of your time with us; seeing how you’ve grown (height and maturity!), all of your accomplishments and all of your milestones was wonderful.

As we said yesterday; this is not good bye – it’s Aurevoir!

So grab yourself a duvet, pick a favourite film. Or perhaps delve in to the games cupboard, dust down a game and enjoy a board game. Whatever you do be proud; because we are so proud of you.

xx Mrs Henney

A message for our Year 5’s

Hi Year 5’s – we wanted to say a huge well done to all of you for everything that you have achieved this year.  You have all been utterly amazing and we are so, so proud of you all.  We are missing you all dreadfully but are looking forward to a time when we can be back together in September.  We know you will be awesome Year 6’s and will continue to make us proud.  Have a fantastic break and we will see you soon

Mrs Hollis and Mrs Henney x

Congratulations Year 6 – class of 2020!

Well Year 6, you knew we would have to have the last word today!  What an amazing group you are; we were proud of you before but now you have made us prouder still.  We loved seeing you and hearing your fantastic speeches; you did us, your families and yourselves proud.

We also wanted to share and celebrate our award winners too.  You are all winners in our eyes and anyone of you could have had our awards but to those that did receive an award, congratulations.

*Thank you and well done to our Librarians:  Noah, Emma, Grace, Elsa, Dan, Maurice, Lily F and Lily S.  You have kept our Library buzzing with fun for our Key Stage 1 children; they will really miss your sessions.

*Well done to our recorder players: Elsa, Lily S, Laila, Dom and Mya.  It has been a pleasure to hear you play during worship.

*Congratulations to our art award winners Lily and Jack.  You have such creative talents and it has been a pleasure to share these gifts with you.  We hope you continue to develop these talents as you move onto secondary school.

*Congratulations to our PE/sportsperson of the year, Rory.  You are not only an able sportsperson but you are also a fantastic team player and supporter of your team mates.  You have made Miss Whit and all of your teachers so proud over the years.  Thank you for being such a fantastic ambassador for sport.

*Congratulations to our footballers of the year, Sam and Elizabeth.  Miss Whit has been thrilled with the way that you both perform on and off the pitch as players and supporters of each other.  You are both such brilliant ambassadors for sport in our school.

*Congratulations to Grace for winning the ‘Mick Berry Voice of the child’ award.  Here is one of the many reasons why you won it.  “Grace always has excellent ideas and organisational skills.  She took on the responsibility of writing minutes for our meetings and ensured that everyone knew what they had to do.”  Well done Grace; we have always been able to rely on you thinking of others and know that this will always be a strength of yours.


*Congratulations to Chloe for winning the ‘Toni Inman ward for perseverance and determination’.  Here is one of the reasons why: “Chloe approaches all aspects of her learning with a smile and doesn’t give up.”  Well done Chloe; it has been a pleasure to watch you flourish throughout your time in school.  No doubt, you will continue to blossom at The Corbet.


*Congratulations to our joint winners of the ‘John Roe maths award’, Dan and David.  Here is why: “Daniel totally transformed his attitude to maths adopting a ‘have-a-go’ approach and then conquered challenges like the times tables grid.” And, David, “From the moment he joined our school, he has worked so hard to achieve every goal, working particularly hard out of school.”  Well done to both of you for working so hard and demonstrating such positive attitudes.


*Congratulations to Lily S for winning our ‘Andrew Radford Music’ award.  You are such a gifted musician across so many instruments Lily!  What a pleasure it has been to share this talent with you throughout your time at school.

*Congratulations to Henry for winning our ‘Overall Achievement’ award.  Here are a few of the many reasons why, “Henry is always up for a challenge and gives every task his all.”  And, “Henry always strives to share his enthusiasm throughout the school and all aspects of his learning.”  A well deserved award Henry; you have made us so proud in so many ways from your lunchtime maths club to team trees!  Keep it up; we know you will.


*Congratulations to Lily S for her ‘School Ambassador’ award.  Here are just a few of the reasons, “She is kind, considerate and always working hard in and out of the classroom,” and “Lily is well mannered and looks after the younger pupils well.”  Well done Lily; it is so lovely to see you recognised for your consistent positive attitude and your thoughtfulness of others.  We know you will continue this as you move onto secondary school.

So to all of you, it is time to say goodbye but we hope not forever.  We love to hear how you are getting on and remain immensely proud of you.  Remember, you will always be a part of St John the Baptist School class of 2020.

And to all the parents, carers and family members, thank you for all of your support throughout your child’s time with us.


Have a wonderful holiday,

Mrs Hollis and Mrs Henney


P.S  from Hrs Hollis – They made me have my photo taken!

A message to Year 6 from Mrs Foulkes

Just after your leavers’ assembly Year 6, we received this lovely email from Mrs Foulkes to share with you all:

Hi all,
I can’t believe it. Y6 has been and gone and you are looking back at all your memories in primary school and looking into the future to your move into Y7. No matter where you are going or who with, I know and you know that you have had the very best start to life at St. John’s and I am proud to have been a part of that journey with you. I probably wouldn’t recognise many of you now, so much will you have grown up and changed but one thing I know for sure, is that you will have a little nugget of gold inside of you all that will shine through and help you in your life ahead.
From ‘pond dipping’ in the River Perry to sailing across the River Mersey; the wonderful creations that you conjured up for homework projects to the thoughtful creations you would develop and share in Church and I can’t not mention Young Voices! You were an amazing group of young people to teach and share time with and I feel richer for having known you.
I wish you each and everyone of you  the very best for the future.
Good luck
Mrs. Foulkes


Owl Class Home Learning 15.7.20

Happy Wednesday all! I hope you managed to crack the maths task yesterday.

Today’s highlight of the year is a bit of a combination really under the theme of perseverance.  I am so proud of how you lot don’t give up when the going gets tough whether it is during a cross country race, trying to get a steady hand game to work in Science or fixing a circuit in a buggy in DT.  There have been so many times over the year that you have all shown just how resilient you all are and I know that this skill will stand you in good stead for whatever comes next as you either move into Year 6 or move onto The Corbet.  You guys are awesome!

On a similar note, Year 6, we can’t wait to see you all at 10am for your virtual Leaver’s assembly – fingers crossed if I’m in charge of the technology!

But first, a quiz question:

What is the longest river in the UK?  Any idea how long this river is?

So, here is today’s work:

1) Spellings – practise this week’s spellings with a game of hangman or using the sheet from Monday.

2)Reading – read for pleasure and/or log onto Reading Eggs for at least 20 minutes.

3)Maths – have a go at the Maths Mystery below (don’t worry, the answers are included!):


In case you would like the White Rose Maths for today as well as/instead of the above, the links and sheets are below:

Year 5 week 12 Lesson-3-Answers-Converting-units-of-time

Year 5 week 12 Lesson-3-Converting-units-of-time

Year 6 week 12 Lesson-3-Answers-Read-and-interpret-pie-charts-2020

Year 6 week 12 Lesson-3-Read-and-interpret-pie-charts-2020

4)In case, you don’t fancy a maths mystery, here is a GPS one instead!


5)ttrockstars or Numbergym

6) More ideas for today:

*Get active – perhaps you fancy designing and making your own sports day at home?

*Art – here is another lovely lesson from The Oak National Academy on the artwork of Henri Matisse.

Have a fab day,

Mrs Hollis x

Answer: The Severn and it is approximately 220 miles long.  Hmm, a bit shorter than the Nile then!

Owl Class Home Learning 14.7.20

Good morning Owls.  Hope you are all ok and ready for the last Tuesday of the term – only 2 more get ups!  And so to today’s Owl Class highlight…

Without a doubt, my proudest memory of you all are your performances in Cinderella Rockafella.  Watching you all perform on stage, sing and bring together all of the technology was amazing.  You carried out your roles with confidence, humour and enthusiasm; audience (and all of us staff) loved you.  Such a brilliant memory that I hoe stays with you too.

Right, let’s start today’s work with a quiz question:

Which river is the widest in the world?

Here is today’s work:

1) Spellings – One last spelling wordsearch before the holiday:

Year 5 week 6 Word Search Black and White

Year 6 week 6 Word Search Black and White

2)Reading – read for pleasure.  Also, don’t forget David Walliams’ Elevenses.  It is currently ‘The Ice Monster’.

3) Escape Room Maths game – there is a separate set for Year 5 and 6 but both activities work by you completing clues to find a code to unlock a phone.  The Year 5 set of questions are slightly easier than the Year 6 set but they are the same activity.

Year 5:

Year 5 Lost in the Forest – PowerPoint

Lost in the Forest – Answer Recording Sheet

Lost in the Forest – Clue Cards – Answers

Lost in the Forest – Clue Cards – Colour

Lost in the Forest – Object Cards

Year 6: Lost in the Forest

Year 6 Lost in the Forest – PowerPoint

Lost in the Forest – Answer Recording Sheet

Lost in the Forest – Clue Cards – Answers

Lost in the Forest – Clue Cards – Colour

Lost in the Forest – Object Cards – Colour

In case you would like the White Rose Maths for today as well as/instead of the above, the links and sheets are below:

Year 5 week 12 Lesson-2-Answers-Imperial-units

Year 5 week 12 Lesson-2-Imperial-units

Year 6 week 12 Lesson-2-Answers-Circles

Year 6 week 12 Lesson-2-Circles

4)ttrockstars or Numbergym

5) More ideas for today:

*Get out and about – walk, run, cycle etc.  Do whatever type of exercise that you prefer.

*Art: try out this lovely idea from The Oak National Academy on abstract drawing.

Year 6, don’t forget your virtual Leavers’ assembly tomorrow at 10am.  Make sure you have received the login details from Nikki in the office.

Have a great day,

Mrs Hollis x

Answer: The Amazon river is the widest at about 7 miles wide at some points.  It is also the biggest by volume of water.

Owl Class Home Learning 13.7.20

Well Owls, it is the last week before the Summer holiday and only 4 days until our wonderful Year 6s leave primary school.  What a year together it has been but I hope you all know how proud you have made Mrs Henney and I.  You guys really are the best!  So, this week because I have spent a lot of time looking at old photographs over the last few weeks (I can’t think why Year 6), I thought I would share some of my highlights with you from the last year.  Right, there are so many to choose from but one of my favourite memories is from Shakespeare week and watching you all perform the witches’ speech from MacBeth throwing shoes into your imaginary cauldrons and leaping round!   And you say my accents are bad!  There were a lot of dodgy witch voices going on that morning!  I wonder what tomorrow’s will be?

So, today I have set some ‘normal’ work but tomorrow, as requested by the Year 6s in school, I will be setting some different activities.

And back by popular demand (well one person, thanks Dan), is the daily quiz question:

What is the longest river in the world?  What length is it and where is it?

Answer at the bottom of the post.

So, here is today’s work:

1) Spellings – Here are your final spellings to learn before the summer holidays:

Year 5 Term 3B Week 6 Presentation

Year 5 week 6 Cursive Handwriting Practice Sheet

Year 6 Term 3B Week 6 Presentation

Year 6 week 6 Cursive Handwriting Practice Sheet

2)Reading – log onto Reading Eggs and/or read your own book for pleasure.

3)English – complete the activity on BBC Bitesize English for today.  The lesson for both Year 5 and Year 6 is called ‘Reading and using texts’.

Year 6, make sure that you have completed your speech for the Leavers assembly on Wednesday.

4)White Rose Maths – Summer Term week 12, day 1:

Year 5 week 12 Lesson-1-Answers-Metric-units

Year 5 week 12 Lesson-1-Metric-units

Year 6 week 12 Lesson-1-Answers-Draw-nets-of-3D-shapes

Year 6 week 12 Lesson-1-Draw-nets-of-3D-shapes

Year 6, make sure that you have completed your ‘Sweets in a box’ Transition task for The Corbet.

5)ttrockstars or Numbergym

6)More ideas for today:

*Keep active by competing a workout, going for a walk or a bike ride.

*French – use the link to BBC Bitesize to explore French days of the week and time.

Happy Monday all,

Mrs Hollis x

Answer – The Nile. It is 6, 693km long and flows through 11 countries in Africa including Egypt.

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