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Here at St John's CE (C) Infant School there is always something exciting happening.


Over the last 12 months we have enjoyed school fayres, numerous special assemblies in St John's Church, various fund raising events, visits from The Bug Lady, William Petty and Hand to Mouth Ministries, workshops with Manasamitra and even a performance from The Merlin Theatre Company!


The children have visited some fantastic places such as Chester Zoo, Filey, Eureka and Sundown Adventureland. 


The gallery is updated on a regular basis so check back to see what exciting things we have been up to!



We took part in the Readathon and by being sponsored to read we helped poorly children in Hospitals.

Thank you to everyone who sponsored us. 

We raised £334.50!

Pyjama Day for Children in Need!

We wore our spots, our onesies and our pyjamas to school to raise money for Children in Need. We brought pounds for Pudsey and so far we have raised £220 and still counting! 

Thank you to all our families for all your support and making our pyjama day for Children in Need such a success!

We Gave Hunger the Boot!

As part of this year's Harvest Festival celebrations and reflections we joined forces with schools across the UK to wear our wellies and trek the 16,000 mile circumference of Africa. We asked parents, carers and families to fill their boots in class and put their loose change into the class welly. We raised over £100 and are sending the donations to Farm Africa to help Give Hunger the Boot! Thank you to Westborough High School for letting us use their playing fields for our Welly Walk and thank you to all those parents and carers who came along in their wellies and joined in!

MacMillan Coffee Afternoon

Our annual MacMillan event was well attended by parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, brothers, sisters and even our local MP Paula Sherriff who helped us raise £145 to support families facing cancer. Well done!

Family Picnics in the Playground

Thank you to each and every one of our families for joining us for the final celebration picnic in the playground! We had a wonderful afternoon lunching in the sunshine and reflecting on what another amazing year has been had by all.

We wish you all a wonderful, fun-filled summer holiday!

Summer Fayre in the Rain!

The great British weather could not put a dampener on our annual Summer Fayre! We made great use of our new canopy for some outdoor stalls and the very popular candy floss stand. We moved indoors for splat the rat, name the teddy, tomobolas galore and even our bouncy castle fit in our dining hall!

Thank you to everyone who made it another annual success and helped us raise £466 for school fund! The money will be used to buy much needed resources throughout school.


We celebrated the third anniversary of our school's Ethos and Mission Statement with another Rainbow Day!

Our Dewsbury MP, Paula Sheriff, was treated to an extra special Question and Answer session with light refreshments. Paula and the School Council both agreed that Dewsbury is a very special place because we are all different but all have so much in common.

 As part of our Ethos and Mission Statement and Christian values we also agreed with Paula that spreading love and respect throughout Dewsbury is really important. 

We were also joined by Vicar Kathy who helped us say a special prayer for all the changes in the world.

 We made some beautiful rainbow wind-chimes which we are taking home to share with our families.

Did you join our special celebration? 

We hope you had a day as wonderful as we did!

HRH Queen Elizabeth II Birthday Celebrations

We celebrated the 90th birthday of England's oldest Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II by having an indoor garden party! We had the traditional British dish of fish and chips followed by a delicious English trifle for pudding. An afternoon of traditional seaside entertainment was on the bill from the Rapide Brothers. Please take a look at our photographs to see what a wonderful time was had by all.


The whole school took part in our fundraising event Exercise for Life on Friday 11th March in Crow Nest Park.

We had runners galore raising funds for Cancer Research UK and we launched our new scooter lending library called Park 'n' Glide with help from the Walk to School Mascot Strider!

We raised an amazing £1000!

World Book Day came early to St. John's this year and we celebrated along with our Scholastic Book Fair! Can you name all the characters you can see?

Nativity Celebrations!

Thank you to all the parents and carers who joined our Nativity performances in Church. The children work extremely hard every year and enjoy re-telling the Christmas story through song and drama. We also made our own Christmas party hats and enjoyed a delicious lunch made for us by Mrs Dean, Mrs Howe and Mrs Gorska!

We Wish you a Merry Christmas!

We held our annual Christmas Fayre on Thursday 3 December 2015 and as ever it was a huge success!

There were prizes galore from the tombola, festive face painting and mendhi were on offer and we even had a visit from a very special person...can you guess who it was?

Thank you to all the staff, children and parents who made it possible for us to raise over £830! Watch this space to find out how the funds are going to be used to support learning across the community...

Service of Remembrance at Dewsbury Cemetry

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;    age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.         At the going down of the sun and in the morning,       we will remember them...we will remember them.

Disco Dancing!

We had a fantastic time dancing the night away with our friends...

We Don't Like Cricket...We Love it!

If you couldn't enjoy the excitement of The Ashes we had the next best thing on Thursday 9th July where history was made by

St. John's CE (C) Infant School at Crow Nest Park. 

Spectators were treated to quarter finals and semi finals in the school grounds before fever pitch was reached in the final across at Dewsbury Park!

It was close to call at times but the Blue Team were crowned overall winners and presented with their winning medals in the school hall!

Watch out for our budding sports stars on the England Cricket Team!


Simon Cowell could not make it to St. John's CE (C) Infant School but in true showbiz style we shouted "The Show Must Go On!"

Miss Roberts stepped up to the mark and our very own School Council had the hard job of being the judges at St. John's Got Talent!

The acts were so difficult to choose from - with magicians, dancers, singers, actors and comedians!

Drum Roll Please........


St. John's Choir Sing for the New Mayor of Kirklees!

On 20th May 2015 the new Mayor of Kirklees, Councillor Paul Kane, received his robes and accepted his invitation to look after our towns.

St. John's Choir were invited to sing at the Mayor Making Ceremony!

We were really excited and honoured to take part in such an important event and were even joined by our friends from Eastborough Junior Infant and Nursery School as they performed a special dance!

Have a look at the fantastic day we had!

Join us on our Easter Journey!

We have been learning all about Holy Week, which marks the days immediately preceding Easter. It is the final week of Lent and begins on Palm Sunday, when we recall the joyful greeting Jesus received from the people when he arrived in Jerusalem. On Maundy Thursday we remember how Jesus shared the Last Supper with his disciples. Good Friday marks the crucifixion and death of Jesus at Calvary, and Holy Saturday - Easter Eve - is a time of waiting and praying in hope and expectation.

Look at our wonderful entries for the egg-citing Easter Egg Competition!

There are prizes for a winner from each class and the judging takes place on Maundy Thursday at 2pm!

Do you think you could choose a winner?