Our Kindergarten indoor teaching area went through a transformation over the summer holidays and our newest pupils started their St John’s journey in September in newly designed, spacious classrooms. The floor area of both classrooms has been doubled, creating open-plan teaching spaces with plenty of light, new furniture, bespoke storage and free access to outdoor spaces.
The open-plan nature of the design lends itself to being easily adapted to suit the children’s current learning topics. Child-accessible storage, using clear containers to allow the children to see the contents
At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month St John’s fell silent to remember those who have given their lives in conflict and the centenary of the start of the First World War. A commemorative service was held in Hinsley Hall which incorporated the Remembrance-themed pieces Senior House children had produced. £166 was raised for the British Legion’s ‘Poppy Appeal’ and £262 was raised for the ‘Help for Heroes’ charity.
Every child at Byron House made armfuls of red poppies to create a waterfall of red flowing down the fence and across the floor in the playground.