Talk for Writing stories

The children used the structure of There’s a Rang-tan in My Bedroom to create their own story. Here are two examples.


The children wrote letters to persuade companies to stop destroying the rainforest for the production of palm oil.

Rainforest Diorama

We made a diorama showing the 4 layers of the rainforest (Forest Floor, Understory, Canopy, Emergent).

Rainforest Animals

The children used pastels or watercolour paint to create animals for our rainforest display.

St. John’s Cross Country Challenge

On Thursday 15th October all the children in KS2 took part in St. John’s Cross Country Challenge. It was a very wet morning but brightened up in the afternoon. Well done to everyone who took part.

The final results were:

Year 5/6 Boys
Toby 1st
Ben 2nd 
William 3rd

Year 5/6 Girls
Lillie 1st
Lily 2nd
Isy 3rd

Year 3/4 Boys
Tommy 1st
Finn 2nd
Tyrone 3rd

Year 3/4 Girls
Emily 1st
Milly 2nd
Esme 3rd

Inclusion and Well-Being Mentor Required

Monday to Friday   11.30-3pm (hours could be negotiable) –   Term time + 1 week only.

Grade- E7 – E11

St. John’s Community Primary School and Nursery and Tunstead Primary School Federation

We are looking to appoint an Inclusion and well- being mentor to work part time across our thriving schools. The successful candidate will also take on the role of alternate designated safeguarding lead supported by the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher.

The successful candidate will work with pupils, staff and parents to support the well- being of individuals. They should have experience of working within an educational setting with pupils aged 3-11, be passionate about nurturing emotional well- being in children and ideally have counselling skills. An awareness or accreditation in THRIVE would be desirable but not essential.

In return we will offer a warm and supportive staff, excellent professional development and super children!

For more information about this role please contact or telephone the school on 01603 782520.

Closing date: Friday 23rd October 2020

Interview date: 4th November 2020

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any applicant must expect to comply fully with enhanced DBS and reference vetting checks.

This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.