St Francis


Welcome to St Francis Class

We are the Year 3 children, taught by Mrs Lobban and supported by Mrs Vigo. Miss Willson teaches us in the afternoons.

We welcome you to our class webpage. For class updates, please use our Class Dojo messaging system, accessed via email invitation to parents.

To find out what we will be learning each term, please visit the Curriculum page. To find out about our faith life, please visit the RE page. If you have enquiries about SEN (Special Education Needs), please visit the SEN page.

Tesco comes to St John’s!

Easter workshop for Y1 and Y3
Tesco comes to St John's!
Donna from Tesco came to our school on Thursday 17th March for a delicious workshop all about EASTER! We started off discussing the history of Easter.... it started a very long time ago! It was...
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Science at Camborne Science and International Academy

Light
Science at Camborne Science and International Academy
Today we enjoyed another workshop with Mrs Deacey, this time learning about light. Our session started with a challenging question: what is light? After lots of discussion, and some good ideas we...
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Internet Safety

KS2 assembly with PCSO Bray
Internet Safety
This morning, PCSO Bray came to school to talk to us about keeping safe on the internet, and using our mobile phones. We all agreed that the internet is a fabulous invention, however there are...
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Weekend toys

Weekend toys
This weekend, Amelia and Kodi are taking the toys home. We hope they all have lots of fun together.
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Farm to Fork at Tesco

Learning about Healthy Eating
Farm to Fork at Tesco
This morning, we all walked to Camborne Tesco for a Healthy Eating exploring morning. First, we looked at the Eatwell plate, to find out how much from each food group we need to eat every day. We...
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Pen License

Good writing continues in Y3
Pen License
Yet another Y3 pupil has earned a pen license.... today, Ethan was proud to discover he is now a pen writer! Ethan has worked hard at home as well as at school to improve his handwriting.
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Active Kids

Eat well - Move well - Live well with Sainsbury's
Active Kids
Active Kids is back! Vouchers can be collected NOW, and continue until 3rd May 2016 in all Sainsbury's stores. we hope that this year, we can - once again - add some new equipment to help us enjoy...
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Pen licence

Pen licence
This week, Jas has earned his pen licence! He works hard to form his letters and join correctly in our handwriting lessons, and this week he has continued this in all his writing activities for all...
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Weekend visitors

Weekend visitors
This weekend, Daisy and Sienna are looking after the school toys. We are looking forward to finding out what they got up to. They might write some poetry together, or practice addition and...
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Fairtrade Fortnight

Are you ready?
Fairtrade Fortnight
What is happening at St John's? Friday 12th February: Brian Terry is leading an assembly for the whole of the school. He will be introducing this year's theme and reminding the children about the...
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Hi 5 Netball Festival

Primary Sports Alliance
Hi 5 Netball Festival
Today, the whole class enjoyed our Hi 5 netball event at Camborne School. Lots of local schools competed, and nearly all of the other teams were made up of children older than us! Each game was 7...
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Volcanoes

Volcanoes
In Y3, we are learning about rocks. This learning includes exploring volcanoes. As there are no volcanoes in Camborne ...... we have been making our own! Enjoy looking at our wonderful creations,...
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weekend toys

weekend toys
We are now onto our second weekend with the toys! The school owl and mouse are going home with William and Alex. Hopefully the weather will be dry enough for some fun outdoor times. They will be...
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Weekend toys

Weekend toys
This weekend, Alex and Fyn are looking after the weekend toys. We hope the toys will enjoy helping the boys find out about poetry, and write a recount to share their weekend fun.
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Service for Parents launched in Camborne

SCOPE
Scope is a charity that specifically supports parents of children with a disability. Does your child have support needs? Do you know a family where a child have an area of need that requires support?...
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Science workshop at Camborne Science Academy

Learning about rocks with Mrs Deacey
Science workshop at Camborne Science Academy
This morning, Y3 pupils were taken to Camborne Science Academy to learn more about rocks. Miss Deacey met us, and asked us what we knew already about rocks. We were excited to show her the gestures...
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weekend toys

weekend toys
The toys are spending the first weekend of the spring term with Elisa and Caitlan. We hope Elisa will teach them to speak some Italian!  Writing about the weekend will be great practice for recount...
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Medical Conditions
Asthma Please inform school if your child suffers from asthma, or is newly diagnosed as an asthma sufferer. This is to keep our school records updated and to ensure your child's safety whilst in...
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Meeeow!

Meeeow!
What a treat for our last day in school 2015 ..... Ewen kindly brought his kittens to school. We were all still and (fairly!) quiet, and all had a turn handling one of the kittens. Awwwwwww.
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RE unit: Christmas

RE unit: Christmas
When we return in January 2016, we will be focussing on Christmas. In particular, we will look at the Christmas story from the perspective of the shepherds. Their response invites an exploration of...
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Camborne Lantern Parade 2015

Camborne Lantern Parade 2015
Thursday 17th December, St John's School joined the town of Camborne in the annual lantern parade. Lots of schools and hundreds of people crowded the streets of Camborne for the occasion, creating a...
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Christmas sing-a-long 2015

Christmas sing-a-long 2015
Thursday 17th December, we welcomed parishioners, former staff, parents and families to an afternoon of tea and coffee, Christmas 'calories' and our newly formed school choir. We enjoyed meeting and...
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Christmas Dinner 2015

Christmas Dinner 2015
Pupils, staff and governors enjoyed Christmas dinner Wednesday 16th December. Staff, governors and parents helped our team in the kitchen to serve a mouth-watering Christmas dinner followed by...
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Education Welfare Services

Education Welfare Services (EWO) are responsible for supporting children's attendance in school. Please use the documents below to understand the statutory code of conduct of EWOs throughout the...
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Christingle carol Service 2015

Christingle carol Service 2015
As part of our preparation for the Christingle carol service, our KS2 children enjoyed making Christingles, with the help of Mrs Lean, Mrs Vigo, Mrs Blount and Mrs Pascoe. These helped create a...
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Extreme Reading

Whole school competition
If you would like to enter our school Extreme Reading competition, then simply have a photograph taken of you reading in an exciting place and print it out or email it to Mr Moran:...
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Headlice

How can I treat my child if they have nits?
Headlice
Nits or head lice is a community hygiene concern. Parents often become more aware of this once their children are at school, as here, heads are close together, and nits are more likely to spread with...
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Christmas

Christmas
All at St John's wish you a very happy and holy Christmas. We look forward to seeing everyone refreshed in January.
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Weekend visitors

Weekend visitors
This weekend, Daisy and Isabella are hosts to the school mouse and owl. There will be lots of excitement, we are sure, now we are so close to Christmas and the last week of school. We can't wait to...
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Multi skills

Multi skills
On Wednesday, Y3 were invited to a multi skills event at Camborne Science and Community College. We were collected by mini bus and taken to the sports hall used by the secondary school pupils. It was...
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Advent Assembly

Churches Together
Advent Assembly
Today we welcomed Mel from Churches Together who presented an assembly on the meaning of advent.    
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Weekend visitors

Weekend visitors
This weekend, Cherrish and Azia will be looking after the toys for the weekend. We wish them lots of Christmas fun.
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Milly and the School Mouse

On Saturday, we had a pyjama day and we watched movies and played games together. On Sunday, we went Christmas shopping and the mouse got bored.In the afternoon we wrapped up some of the christmas...
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Does your child suffer from hearing loss?

10% of children under 7 years old may have glue ear in both ears at any time and 20% may have glue ear in one ear.  For some, glue ear may persist until adolescence.  Glue ear can also cause...
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Activities and Courses to support parents 2015/16

Please find information below about courses and activities to support parents with the important yet often challenging role of bringing up children. Please find out more if you would benefit from...
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Weekend toys

Weekend toys
Milly and Ben are taking the toys home this weeknd. We hope school owl is a good nurse because Ben needs some help for his bad cough.
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Advent

During this season of Advent, we are learning to understand and know about this season, in the eyes of the church. We are especially exploring how Mary accepted her role as Jesus' mother. To...
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Road Safety Week

High Vis vests from Specsavers
Road Safety Week
This morning, Alan Honeybone from Specsavers came into school with a big box for us. The school councillors greeted him, and accepted the gift of 100 high vis vests, to help keep us safe while out...
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Pen licence

Pen licence
Two more children have now earned their pen licence! we are very proud of Ewen and Amelia, who have worked hard to improve their writing so much, they are now pen writers!
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Craft Fair 2015

Craft Fair 2015
This weekend hosted another successful craft Fair at St John's School, this year community crafters and pupils combined effortsto produce items to sell. The day kicked off at 11, and ended late...
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weekend visitors

weekend visitors
This weekend, the toys are visiting callum and Rafael. we hope they take the toys to the craft fair to buy lots of Christmas crafty goodies!
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Come to the Craft Fair

Come to the Craft Fair
Our Craft Fair is taking place this Saturday from 11. There are lots of Craft people from all over Cornwall, plus we have made some clay candle holders to sell. We look forward to seeing you there...
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Anti Bullying Week

KidsRUs workshop
Anti Bullying Week
Y3 enjoyed a trip with Y4  to St Ives this week, for some active learning during Anti bullying week. We took the train into St Ives and walked to the KidsRUs theatre where we were met by Phil. Phil...
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Penlee Museum

Learning about the Stone Age
Penlee Museum
Y3 enjoyed a wonderful learning day out this week. We all caught the train to Penzance, where we walked to Penlee Museum. There, we spent the whole day involved in workshops learning about...
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Weekend toys

Weekend toys
We are not sure who is more excited.... the toys or the girls! So, Lilly and Sammy are looking after the toys for Children in Need weekend. we hope they get up to lots of fun activities, and look...
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Cake Sale

A massive THANK YOU to all parents, families and children who supported our cake sale this week. We had a wonderful selection of cakes, and lots of children and families to buy and enjoy these. A...
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Pen licence

Pen licence
We are proud to celebrate 3 more children who have now earned their pen licence! Well done Fynn, Cherrish and Isabella!
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Weekend visitors

Weekend visitors
This weekend, Abi and Olus are taking the toys home. We are looking forward to finding out what they did together.
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Attract or repel?

Fun learning about magnets at Camborne Science and International Academy
Attract or repel?
This morning, Y3 had such a fun, practical learning session about magnets. We went to Camborne secondary school where Mrs Deacey met us. We went to a science lab, where we found out about magnets....
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Camborne Food bank

CPR needs YOU!
Would you like to be involved with Camborne Food bank? Do you know someone who would like to support it? Please visit our school RE page to find out how the Camborne Food bank would like your...
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Attendance in Y3

Attendance in Y3
These children achieved 100% attendance for the first half of the autumn term! We are so proud of their efforts to attend school every day, and we know that this supports successful learning. We...
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Everest

A Quest story by Cherrish
A boy called Peter wanted to find out a land called Everest. So he chose five friends to go with him. he got to a place and there was a storm. Arcel could not keep with them and he got away . Peter...
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Sikhism

Y3 workshop with Daya
Sikhism
We all enjoyed our workshop with Daya this morning. We discussed the differences between how Daya looks and how we look (clothes, skin colour, jewellery). She also made sure we understand that...
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Remembrance Day 2015

November 8th
Remembrance Day 2015
This year, we remember those who have fought, and still fight, to defend our country  on November 8th After half term, we will have poppies on sale on behalf of the British Legion. If you...
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Cafod

World Gifts Christmas
Cafod
We have Christmas 2015 CAFOD world gifts catalogues in school now. If you would like to order from this, please see Mrs Langley or Miss Giannasi in the office. All orders must be made by 17th...
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Arthur and the scientist

A quest story by Alex
Arthur and the scientist
Once upon a time there was a person called Arthur.He was very strong,brave and a handsome men. Arthur's  hair was black and spiky.His eyes were brown.he was friendly  and a good person. Arthur...
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Mr Holmes Assembly

Mr Holmes Assembly
This afternoon, Mr Holmes led our assembly. He told us the story of Simon who invited Jesus to his house for a party. At the party, Simon asked Jesus lots of difficult questions and tried to trick...
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Pen licence

Our first pen licence holders 2015!
Pen licence
Congratulations to William, Kodi, Milly, Daisy, Alex, Sammy and Rafael for earning their pen licence. They are using joined writing in all their writing, and making efforts to present their writing...
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Churches Together

Churches Together
This afternoon we were joined by Churches Together who lead our act of worship. Some children had to guess some of the wonderful fruits and vegetables which God has made for us without being able to...
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Harvest 2015

We are celebrating Harvest this year on Wednesday 14th October. We are supporting the local food bank and Fairtrade again this year. You can use the links below to find out more about how are...
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Revelation

Our new RE unit
Revelation
This unit is designed to support pupils in year 3 who may be making their first Holy Communion and begin to understand the parts of the Mass. Pupils are invited to explore how Sacred Scripture...
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Chartwells’ Roadshow

Chartwells' Roadshow
On Thursday we had a visit from Chef Dan and his team from Chartwells. They led a cooking inspired assembly all about healthy eating. Azia made a smoothie on a blender-bike using a range of different...
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Elim Church Kids Club

St John's pupils are invited to a taster session
What? all St John's pupils are invited to a taster session for Elim Church "Explosion Kids Club! Where? St John's School Hall When? Tuesday 13th October 3-4   Look out for a letter...
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Flu Vaccination Programme 2015

Child immunisation
The Government has devised a programme of vaccination against flu for all school children in Y1  and Y2  and for pre- school children aged 2, 3 and 4 on 31st August 2015. If your child...
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Weekend visitors

Weekend visitors
This weekend, Kodi and Liam are taking the weekend toys home. We look forward to reading about what they got up to on Monday. It is Azia's birthday on Sunday, so she is taking the birthday bear...
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Microcephaly Awareness day 2015

Wednesday 30th September 2015
One of our pupils has the condition microcephaly. Please help us support Charlina, and all children with the condition Microcephaly, by wearing yellow clothes on this day and bringing in a...
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Welcome back 2015/16!

Mrs Lobban and Mrs Vigo warmly welcome back the new class of Y3 pupils 2015/16. We hope all children and families have enjoyed the summer break and are looking forward to the school year of learning...
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Vox Dance Studios

Vox Dance came to our end of term social on Friday, and spent a busy evening transforming faces with facepaint, and teaching street dance workshops. They will also be making a guest appearance...
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Food Bank Response

WOW!!!!
Food Bank Response
Thanks to all children and parents who responded so overwhelmingly to our appeal to support the Camborne Food Bank. We have an amazing 185 items to be collected and taken to feed hungry people in...
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Food Bank Crisis

How can we help?
We have an urgent plea to support the local Food Bank in Camborne. A couple of facts: 27.88% children in Camborne and Redruth live in poverty. Camborne Food bank feeds approx 500 people and...
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Beach Poem

written by Bailey Squires
Cornwall is the best  place to be, There's no where better than to be beside the sea, The sun is glistening as the waves rise high, Children are playing as cars pass by. by...
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Weekend visitors

Weekend visitors
This weekend, Jonty and George are taking the school mouse and owl home.
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What makes me (a poem)

written by Piran
Scoring tries with my guys.   Playing a game doom raiders I can tame.   Maths I like and riding my bike.   Lego bricks I can fix.          
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Acrostic River Poem

Written by Millie
Rapids go fast Ice melting away Valleys are what rivers go through Estuary; the lidal mouth of a large river Rivers soaring to it,s destination Source is the start of a river...
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Weekend visitors

Another visit to another home ....
Weekend visitors
This weekend, the Birthday Bear is going home with Rihanna to help her celebrate her birthday. Millie and Bailey S are taking the School Mouse and Owl home, and they will be taken to Rihanna's party!...
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From Source to Sea

Y3 have been learning about the 3 stages of rivers
From Source to Sea
Have a look at our homework tasks. we were challenged to produce a representation of either one, or all 3 stages of a river. Once again, Y3 staff have been delighted and amazed at the informative...
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Weekend visitors

Weekend visitors
School owl and mouse are spending the weekend with Joshua and Bailey. We hope they will help them with their homework to make a part of a river. Or they might join us at the Holy Communion mass on...
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Winnie and the school Mouse

Written and typed by Winnie
The School Mouse's Visit  Dear year 3, This half term I stayed with Winnie. On Friday, I went to Jacob Reed's party at the roller disco!  Me and Winnie whizzed around the rink! I think we went...
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Jacob and the school owl

The Owl's Travels On Saturday, I had to play a football tournament at Exeter. There were 12 teams we had to play against and then we played in the quater final and semi final! We lost in the semi...
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School owl and mouse

Where will the adventures continue?
School owl and mouse
We hope you enjoyed reading Liam's post about his time with the school owl. Today, the owl and mouse are visiting Winnie and Jacob K. They will have so many nice times together, because they are...
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Pen licence

Y3 children have now all writing in pen!
Pen licence
Today, Jacob and Daniel joined our band of children who write in pen. This means.... WE HAVE NOW ALL EARNED OUR PEN LICENCE! All Y3 staff are so proud of our writers, and Mr Moran is excited for...
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The adventures of the school owl

hosted and written by Liam
I took School Owl home with me for the weekend. School Owl slept in my bed on Friday night. On Saturday, School Owl came with me and my dad to the barbers. I got my hair cut and so did dad. In the...
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Year 3 & 4 Football Tournament

Year 3 & 4 Football Tournament
On Monday the 11th May, children from years 3 and 4 represented St. John's at a football tournament organised by CSIA. The children won some convincing matches and played extremely well,...
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Boudicca

A short history of Boudicca's rise to fame written by Millie
Boudicca
In 60 AD the Iceni King Prasutagus was king and left half of his property when he died it to the Romans and half to his wife, Queen Boudicca. However, the Romans decided they could take all of...
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Weekend visitors

School Mouse and Owl continue their travels
Weekend visitors
This weekend, Liam and Bailey are taking the owl and mouse home. We can't wait to hear what they get up to next week!
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Queen Boudicca

A tragedy story written by Winnie (based on the true story of 50 AD approximately)
Queen Boudicca
Boudicca was the queen of the Celts   Boudicca was a strong little girl and was very adventurous.When Boudicca was a woman, she married the most important man in her tribe. Her tribe was...
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The Romans have arrived in Camborne

To fight or not to fight?
The Romans have arrived in Camborne
Thursday 14th May, a Roman soldier came to our Celtic Briton settlement. We were quite happy living as Celtic Britons in our tribe with our tribe leader. The Roman soldier gave us 3 choice: we...
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St John’s Fabulous Football Stars!

St John's Fabulous Football Stars!
On Monday 9 of us from year 3 and 4 went to Camborne School to play in a football Tournament.We played 9 games against different schools. We won 5 games,drew 1 and lost 3 games.Overall we came...
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Queen Boudicca fights back

The Celtic Icini tribe vs the Romans
Queen Boudicca fights back
Why did Queen Boudicca fight the Romans? Why were the Romans in Britain? Why are the Icini tribe no longer? Who won? If you want to find out more, come to Y3 and ask us. In the meantime, can you...
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The Gruffalo

Who fancies visiting the Gruffalo at Falmouth Bookseller?
The Gruffalo
The Gruffalo might have left our library, but he is not far away. Friday 29th May, he will be at Falmouth Bookseller from 11-2. This event will include: Dressing up competition...
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Nepal Earthquake Disaster

Please visit the RE page to discover the FANTASTIC amount raised on Dress Down Friday to support SHELTERBOX out in Nepal.
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Weekend visitors

Weekend visitors
This weekend, Samuel and Piran are being hosts for the school mouse and owl. We hope they can help them with this weekend's homework to learn about Boudicca.
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Allergies

If your child suffers from allergies that result in a severe reaction, please inform school. Class teachers and the SENCo (Mrs Lobban) need to have this information, to support the safety of your...
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Cake Sale

THANK YOU to the amazing effort you all went to for our cake sale. A special thanks to the group of parents who turned up and helped out. A manic play time cake buying frenzy!!! WE RAISED A...
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School Mouse and owl

Where will they spend the long weekend?
School Mouse and owl
Lauren and Nikola are taking the school mouse and owl home this weekend. They will have an extra day, as it is Bank Holiday weekend, so we don't come back to school until Tuesday.
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God Matters

Pentecost and Mission
God Matters
In this RE unit, we will explore more about the Holy Spirit, including the transforming power of the Spirit in the story of the conversion of Saul.  We will also explore the power of the Holy...
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The spring term

Our first topic of the spring term is Shake, rock and roll. We will learn about famous diamonds and jewels,including stories and legends anout famous diamonds and jewels. We will explore rocks, and...
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RE: Unit 5 Revelation

RE: Unit 5 Revelation
This unit is designed to support pupils in year 3 who may be making their first Holy Communion and begin to understand the parts of the Mass. Pupils are invited to explore how Sacred Scripture...
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RE unit 4: Christmas

RE unit 4: Christmas
This unit looks at the Christmas story from the perspective of the shepherds. Their response invites an exploration of the language they used and also consideration of the nature of the ministry of...
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The autumn curriculum

We are now starting our second autumn topic: Set in Stone. Enjoy looking at the overview leaflet coming home in satchel post. Role play: our new role play area will be a stone age dwelling. We...
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