Year 2 are loving their work on Paddington Bear this week. They have been writing letters from Paddington to Aunt Lucy to explain about their adventures in London. One pupil wrote about Paddington’s adventures in Harrods, where he got locked in when he went to buy a new duffle coat! Thankfully, he made it home…June 15, 2020
The Reception class have designed and made their own obstacle course. Click here to watch the children give it a test run.June 15, 2020
An incredible week was had by all in the Pre-Prep at St John’s on-the-Hill School! On the first morning the children were given their tickets to go onto Platform 9 ¾ and enter the wonderful world of Harry Potter where the magic began. The children were instantly amazed by the music filled, candle-lit hallway. They…March 15, 2018
The Pre-Prep and Pre-School children kicked off the Christmas festivities at St John’s with their nativity play aptly named The Children’s Christmas Story. There were animals, angels, soldiers, stars, shepherds, an innkeeper and of course Mary and Joseph with their donkey who together all told the story of the birth of Jesus in a stable…November 23, 2017
Pre-Prep were treated to a visit by Claude Monet on Tuesday 14th November. Visiting artist Paul Priestley spoke to the children about the life and works of the great Monet. He then gave them a wonderful lesson on scale, perspective and shading. The children first did pencil drawings and then completed their own version of…November 14, 2017
Reception children have been busy celebrating Diwali this week.On Tuesday they enjoyed a workshop with the very entertaining Sohan Kailey who took them on a magical journey around the world over mountains, deserts and seas to India. When they arrived they visited the market to find some beautiful clothes to wear and then learned about…October 23, 2017
Year 2 visited Pizza Express and got to make their own pizza. The children tasted lots of different toppings and discovered some very interesting facts about the ingredients used in pizza making. Did you know that an olive tree can live for up to 600 years! When the pizzas had been cooked they all enjoyed…October 12, 2017
The children in Pre-Prep had a wonderfully exciting day when Gerry the Magician came to school. Through the ingenious use of balloons, stories and magic tricks, the children were cleverly entertained while learning their curriculum maths. The key skills each year group are working on were focused on and taught throughout this magical day of…July 23, 2017
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St John’s pupil Elisabeth is losing her lovely locks in order to raise money for something very close to her...
St John’s on-the-Hill, Chepstow’s independent preparatory school, has announced the appointment of its new Head Mr Nick Thrower. It has been...