Year 6 travelled to the war memorial in Canterbury on Monday 11th November to observe a two minutes silence in respect of those who have made sacrifices for war. The children witnessed the ceremony commence with the last post, and were able to meet some retired soldiers who had fought in past conflicts. They will be later studying World War 2 for their history topic. (Click on the image for a larger view)
Winners of the Recycling Week poster competition were announced in assembly on Friday, 11th October. One winner was chosen from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 and winners received an art sketch book and colouring pencils. There were many runners-up too who also received prizes.
All winning entries are now on display in our Art room and many of the posters are on display around our school at key recycling points in classrooms and offices. To see the winning entries, visit our School Council page.
Twitter allows short messages, photographs and videos to be shared. Many schools now use Twitter to share regular updates with parents throughout the school day, to keep parents informed about life at their child’s school.
We have been using Twitter as a school now for the past six years (@SSJSCanterbury) and as well as keeping parents up to date with a normal school day, we have been able to keep parents updated whilst on school trips, such as the skiing trip, bushcraft and PGL, as well as during special events such as music concerts and assemblies. We look forward to seeing more of our parents take advantage of this innovative way of sharing their child's journey through school! There is a link to our Twitter feed on the school website.
Year 5 went on an outdoor adventure to Gather Green, based on an organic farm near Chartham. Staying in tents situated in a wildflower meadow, they took part in a range of activities to immerse ourselves in the environment.
The camp is based on a philosophy of reducing our impact on the environment, including eating a vegan diet cooked from organically grown vegetables. Children helped to harvest and forage for food and also helped to prepare meals. Visit the photo gallery HERE