Year 6 have been exploring different types of poetry during this half term. They have explored Japanese Haiku, written firework poems using onomatopoeia and created their own Kennings. A Kenning is a poem which is created using a two-word phrase made up of a noun and a verb. A Kenning relates to the Old Norse…November 15, 2019
St John’s on-the-Hill pupils joined together for an incredibly moving Remembrance Service on Monday 11th November. The whole school met in the Singleton Hall for a special service where they sang hymns and listened to readings from the prefects. Katie Rayner and Harry Baker (Head girl and Head Boy) read In Flanders Fields by John…November 13, 2019
On Tuesday 5th November, Years 7 and 8 took part in the first of this year’s Science Fairs. There were a number of excellent projects on show, demonstrating superb understanding of the different scientific concepts involved. The competition was incredibly tight in both year groups and the judges had their work cut out deciding between…November 5, 2019
Magor Primary School took 1st place at the annual Primary School Maths Challenge at St John’s on-the-Hill School on Thursday 17 October. Severn Beach took 2nd place, followed by St John’s on-the-Hill in 3rd place. 40 Year 6 pupils from eight primary schools (St John’s on-the-Hill, Severn Beach Primary School, Rogiet Primary School, Offa’s Mead…October 25, 2019
St John’s on-the-Hill School choir enjoyed an opportunity of a lifetime when they performed with the world’s number 1 brass band, the Cory Band, and the award winning Soul’d As Seen choir at a sensational concert at St Mary’s Church, in Chepstow, on Thursday 17 October. The evening celebrated iconic movie songs to raise money…October 18, 2019
It was wonderful to welcome so many of our lovely grandparents to the Pre-Prep on Friday 4th October. They helped our children to build rockets, write poems, to remember number bonds to ten, and played splat the sound phonics game to name just a few of the fun activities on offer. We thank them all…October 7, 2019
St John’s pupils were bowled over by former England cricketer, Kevin Pietersen, when they joined a special coaching session at their senior school, Dean Close, in Cheltenham. Dean Close School is one of only five new KP Academy centres throughout the UK which Kevin will visit for coaching sessions. Kevin gave one-to-one coaching to the…October 4, 2019
St John’s on-the-Hill School celebrated National Poetry Day with poems from Michael Rosen, Benjamin Zephaniah, Jessie Pope, Daniel Beaty and others. The school also marked the celebration with its inaugural Poetry Recital Competition. Mr Downie, Head of English, said: “Reciting a poem entails more than simply reading aloud. Pupils had to show evidence of understanding,…October 3, 2019
Robyn Beresford B.A. (Hons), LTCL, I.D.T.A tells us all about her new role as St John’s LAMDA Tutor Hello, what a pleasure and privilege to be invited to write a few paragraphs and take this opportunity to introduce myself. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my first few weeks at St John’s, meeting the happy students and staff….September 30, 2019
Pupils were put through their paces on Tuesday September 17th as they took part in a very special Inspired Through Sport day. Assembly at St John’s on-the-Hill School was taken by triathlete Chris Silver, who introduced them to the principles of having a growth mindset, before taking various year groups on warm-ups, sprints and fitness…September 18, 2019
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Year 6 have been exploring different types of poetry during this half term. They have explored Japanese Haiku, written firework...
On Tuesday 5th November, Years 7 and 8 took part in the first of this year’s Science Fairs. There were...