Book Week Photos

Life at St John’s school is always busy and full of hands on learning. This is particularly true this week which is our book week.

The whole school enjoyed taking part in a variety of events and activities celebrating the love of reading.

Guess my Favourite Book

On Monday the staff dressed up and illustrated book genres; Mr Still as the princess with a beard was possibly the highlight!



Author Visit

On Tuesday we thoroughly enjoyed a visit from the author Gareth P Jones. He entertained all year groups and one year 2 described him as “hilarious”

Gareth Jones, an author, visited our school. He told us all about his stories and sung many songs about his books. He was funny, talented and full of energy. He also could play piano and ukulele.
By Sam and Amby


Treasure Island

On Wednesday Years 5 and 6 went to London to watch Treasure Island at National Theatre.  It was a fantastic opportunity for our students to see a professional production.


The show was amazing and the set was incredible. It was so clever the way it moved around. The acting was very good and the songs were beautifully sung and really catchy. It felt as if you were right there with the pirates on stage. It was a real treat!
By Beatriz and Emilia

Community visit

During Wednesday afternoon Years 3 and 4 visited Rockdale and Gloucester House to perform poetry and share their love of reading with the elderly residents.




Fancy Dress,  Author visit and Spelling Bee

At the end of the week the whole school celebrated book characters, by taking part in a fancy dress day.

On Thursday, all pupils dressed up in costumes of their favourite book characters or wore their own clothes, it was interesting to see all of the different outfits and book characters. They then had a book author/artist come in to talk about what life is like in an author’s point of view which the children enjoyed very much.
By Siena and Amelia



Spelling Bee

We tested our skills at an inter-house Spelling Bee where Red house narrowly beat the Greens.

Different Houses competed against each other in the exciting Spelling Bee competition. The winning House was Red House with only a two points lead.”
By Georgia and Aria



A huge thank you and well done to all pupils, staff, parents and visitors who supported our book week.

Keep on Reading!