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Sports Day 2021, by Mr Norbury

Date: 15th Jul 2021 @ 2:44pm

Over the past week, we have had our Sports Days. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 last week and the Juniors on Wednesday. We couldn't have picked two nicer days for them.

There was the usual competitive spirit and great sportmanship. Please enjoy this short video of the days.


Young Voices 2019, by Mr Norbury

Date: 21st Feb 2019 @ 7:39pm

We attended this year's, Young Voices, at Manchester Arena on Wednesday 13th February 2019. 

All of the choir did an amazing job and made all of us very proud.

It was a fantastic day and the concert was a truly wonderful experience.

Here is a video of our experience.

Roll on 2020.

Year 6 Leavers 2018, by Mr Norbury

Date: 19th Jul 2018 @ 6:00pm

It's that time of the year again, as we say goodbye to our Year 6's. We wish them good luck in the future.

Please enjoy their memories in the video from the service.

Young Voices Concert 2018, by Mr Norbury

Date: 29th Jan 2018 @ 3:35pm

Image result for young voicesYoung Voices 2018


It was another successful night at Young Voices 2018 at the Manchester Arena.

The children sang their hearts out and danced like their lives depended on it ( so did some of the staff too!)

Below is a shortish video of our best memories. We hope you enjoy!

Sandbach Tree of Light Service, by Mr Norbury

Date: 8th Dec 2017 @ 8:39am

Yesterday, St John's Choir sang at the Sandbach Tree of Light Service at Sandbach Cemetery. 

The Tree of Light service is a time to remember those who are no longer with us. The choir performed fantastically and are a credit to our school.

Year 6 Leavers 2017, by Mr Norbury

Date: 20th Jul 2017 @ 5:18pm

Today, we celebrated the time our Year 6's have spent at St John's. They have shared their memories, sang songs that relate to their time here and said their farewells to the school and more importantly their buddies.

We know they will flourish in their new schools and continue to grow.

Please enjoy our video of our Year 6's 2010 - 2017

Our School- What do pupils think? 360 Classroom Tour, by Miss Ollier

Date: 20th Jun 2017 @ 9:54pm

St John's School is a wonderful place to learn and to play!

The childen who come to our school flourish in our 'family school' environment because they are encouraged to value their learning experiences, to achieve their best and to look after and respect each other.

They leave St John's as well-rounded individuals ready for their next steps in their education and ready for the outside world.

Take a look at some of the videos below to find out what the children have to say;   

Also have a look at our 360 Classroom Tour;

Year 2 End of KS1 SAT's Party!, by Miss Ollier

Date: 24th May 2017 @ 9:25pm

This afternoon the children in Year 2 celebrated completing their end of KS1 SAT's test with a Teddy Bear's Tea Party. All of the children brought in their favourite teddy bear and they joined us for the afternoon. During the register all of the children introduced their teddy bears to the rest of the class and then they decorated their tea party plates. We then played musical chairs and musical bumps and some of the children chose to colour in some teddy bear tea party pictures. We then sat in a circle altogether and the children had some tea party treats. We had Pom Bear crisps (teddy bears), carrot sticks, apple slices, bananas and fairy cakes. We then went out on to the school field to play some parachute games. Some of the children chose to play on the playground equipment aswell. At the end of the day we had a story time about teddy bears and the children all had an orange ice lolly.

We had a fabulous time and the children all really deserved their party for working so hard in their tests!

Well done Year 2 we are very proud of you!

Young Voices 2017, by Mr Norbury

Date: 3rd Feb 2017 @ 11:19am

Yesterday, the choir went to the Manchester Arena, to perform at the Young Voices 2017 concert. After many, many weeks of practise and rehearsals, the children were finally part of the mass choir. This year, we took 49 children with us, our biggest ever choir and they become part of a choir of 8,400 children.

A wonderful day was had by all, and it is an experience that they will never forget.

Please enjoy our video of some of the highlights of the day.

St John's Christingle Service, by Mr Norbury

Date: 14th Dec 2016 @ 8:30am

Yesterday, we celebrated Christingle at St John's Church. We heard about the importance of Christingle and what the Christingle means. We learnt about the Children's Society and we gave our donation to them. We then received our Christingle from the church and lit them.

Sandbach Christmas Market and Tree of Light, by Mr Norbury

Date: 8th Dec 2016 @ 7:41pm

The choir's seasonal busy period has almost been completed. They have performed at Sandbach Christmas Market, with renditions of O' Little Town of Bethlehem, Merry Christmas Everyone and a Medley of jazz based Christmas songs. 

Tonight, the choir performed at Sandbach Tree of Light, they performed alongside other choirs and a band.

The choir excelled themselves at both events, not just with their performances but also the amount who attended, for both events we had almost a full choir at 42 plus children.

So firstly, thank you to all those who attended. Secondly, we would like to thank the staff who helped make it happen. Finally, a big thank you to all the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends who have supported the children on mass at both events.

St John's Mannequin Challenges, by Mr Norbury

Date: 23rd Nov 2016 @ 3:13pm

Well the White House have done it, X Factor have done it! Now the best St John's Junior 1 class have created a Victorian Themed Lesson Mannequin Challenge. Enjoy!!!!

Junior 2 and 3 have accepted the challenge watch the video below or click the link.

Our first Mannequin Challenge from outside school. Thank you to the Brumbys and Granny.

Eco Day 2016, by Mr Norbury

Date: 18th Oct 2016 @ 8:35am

ECO DAY 2016


'I enjoyed toasting marshmallows, It was lots of FUN. The owls and hawks were my favourite, they were epic.' Melanie-Anna Year 6

'The RNLI came and taught us about how to be safe in and around water. They told us how they save people and what we can do to help.' Matthew Year 6

'We had our ECO Day at St John's, I  enjoyed toasting marshmallows, but it got a bit messy and sticky. We also had Waitrose in and we made cup monsters  and mine had two pink feathers.' Eloise Year 6

'On ECO Day, we had met lots of people from outside of school, who  came to help us. We wrote messages on balloons and released them at the end of the day.' 

'On ECO Day, we did lots of different things; like toasting marshmallows, making cup animals with Waitrose ( I made a minion one). We also made Eco gingerbread bears, I put lots of sweets on mine. We met a woman from the RSPCA and made clay animals, we also wrote on balloons and released them.' Poppy Year 6

Year 6 Leavers Service 2016, by Mr Norbury

Date: 19th Jul 2016 @ 8:35am

Today, we celebrated the time our Year 6's have spent at St John's. 

We shared memories of the last 7 years and looked forward to the future, knowing that St John's has put these children on the right path to brilliant lives.

Please enjoy the video highlights of our time at St John's.

Year 6 Annual Bowling Tournament, by Mr Norbury

Date: 6th May 2016 @ 8:59pm

This year's Year 6 have taken part in our annual Tenpin Bowling Tournament. It took place slightly earlier then normal, to give Year 6, a chance to relax before next week.

It was its normal competitive battle, and that was just the teachers!!! As has come to be expected there was competition in the children too, and some very INTERESTING bowling techniques, special mention to Dan(lenny)!! 

Early pace setter for the day was Olivia C, but she was pipped to the post on the final ball by this year's champion Joel (or should we say Joanna).

Bridge Of Hope Donation, by Mr Norbury

Date: 5th May 2016 @ 11:17pm

News received today from Kalangala!!

Latest news, bridge of Hope school in Kalangala have received a donation of £1000 from their linked school, St Johns in Sandbach, Cheshire. This money will enable them to finish the new nursery classroom block and office.
The block will provide internal walls, gables, rendering / plastering of all walls internal and external and a proper concrete floor. 
This block is the one featured in the picture on this page so you can see the size of the work involved. 
A little money goes a long way here and achieves great things, improving conditions and providing better facilities for our African counterparts.


All your hard work and kind donations, are making a huge difference. Well Done!!

St John's Easter Service, by Mr Norbury

Date: 24th Mar 2016 @ 12:05pm

Today, we had our Easter Service at St John's Church. The whole school walked to the church and listened to the service presented by Mr Whittle and Vicar Gill. We also sang three song, clips oof which can be viewed here.

A massive thank you to all the parents, who helped to walk the children to the church and back. 

Happy Easter!!

Junior Recycling Officers., by Mr Norbury

Date: 18th Mar 2016 @ 2:19pm

Our visit to Congleton Town Hall Junior Recycling Officer 2016

We went for our second visit to Congleton Town Hall, Junior Recycing Officers Day to learn even more about recycling. We learnt more about composting and what goes into a composting bin. We danced on the recycling related Just Dance mat/game. (and I won!!)

We made really yummy, but healthy snacks with Kidz Kitchen, which included; ice cream cone, strawberries, bluberries, raspberries and oranges.

Our school came 3rd in the fibre guy competition.

Amy and Eloise,

(Junior Recycling Officers)

Young Voices 2016, by Mr Norbury

Date: 7th Mar 2016 @ 5:50pm

Here are some memories of this year's Young Voices concert, it was an very enjoyable year. The choir were fantastic as normal, which just makes the whole day more relaxing. All the guest performers this year were excellent, Tom Billington, Laura Wright, BeatBox Collective and special guest Alexandra Burke.

I know it's early, but already registered for YV2017. smiley

World Book Day 2016, by Mr Norbury

Date: 23rd Feb 2016 @ 10:08am

On Friday 4th March, we celebrated World Book Day. Throughout the week, we have taken part in Roald Dahl themed lessons.

On Wednesday, we invited Dads, Grandads, Uncles, Brothers and any male relatives to come and read a book. They could also enjoy a cup of tea and a bacon bap. It was a massive success with an incredible attendance.

We have entered writing competitions, which are currently being judge by the governors and the winning stories from KS1 and KS2 will be published on the website soon.

We also designed and created story setting scenes, which looked fantastic. The main winners are below and you can see alll the entries from KS1 and KS2 on the videos below.


Please see the pictures for other activities we have taken part in this week.

St John's Christmas Service 2015, by Mr Norbury

Date: 18th Dec 2015 @ 8:54pm

Enjoy our annual Christmas Service at St John's.

Balloon Images!, by Miss Ollier

Date: 15th Dec 2015 @ 4:23pm

The Balloon Payload has been FOUND!!!

Check out these amazing images that were captured today by the camera which was on the side of the payload and were attached to the balloon that Junior 1 helped to launch today!!!


Sandbach Christmas Market 2015, by Mr Norbury

Date: 5th Dec 2015 @ 1:53pm

A massive well done to all of the children who took part in this year's Christmas celebrations in Sandbach. On Thursday, they sang at the Tree of Light celebration. It is a very poignant time for many people and our choir made us very proud.

On Friday, the choir performed at Sandbach Christmas Market. They performed twice and were absolutely amazing. As you can see for the video below, we have many reasons to be proud of this bunch of singers(and dancers). For a school with about 160 pupils, it is amazing that more than a quarter of them take part in all choir activities. 

We would also like to thank all the parents and families of these children, for getting them to these events and LOUDLY supporting them!  It means alot to them.

Miss Dean and Mr Norbury cannot wait for Young Voices in March, it is going to be a wonderful experience with this group.

Additional Message from Carolyn Lowe,

Thank you so much for your support at the Christmas Market. The choir sang beautifully. Please pass on my congratulations to the children on their performance. Music produces such a fantastic atmosphere it makes all the difference to the event. We really appreciated your attendance and hope that you all enjoyed the event.

I've already had some good feedback from residents and shop owners, which makes it all worthwhile.I hope that you will be able to join us again next year.
Kind Regards,

Enjoy the video and Merry Christmas.

Children In Need 2015, by Mr Norbury

Date: 16th Nov 2015 @ 8:34am

On Friday, the children dressed up (or down) in their pyjamas. Not because they we're starting the weekend early, but to support this year's Children In Need. All the children had a great time and raised funds for Children In Need. We also had a cake and toy sale after school. 

Total raised to follow.

Recycling, by Mr Norbury

Date: 5th Nov 2015 @ 8:45am

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