June 2021

Summer Term Book Week Events 2021
Jun 2021
During remote learning in the Lent term, children across both sites enjoyed an incredible virtual Book Week with a range of authors and illustrators giving online workshops and talks. Once the children had all returned to school, St John's librarians, Mrs Kelly Johnson (Senior House) and Mrs Julia Clarke (Byron House) planned additional events which took place in May including: Dress as a Book Character Day, Book at Bedtime, Book Fairs run by Heffers Children's Bookshop and an in-person event at Byron House with the children's author and illustrator Gillian McClure, as well as a
SJCS pupils taking part in the IAPS Sailing Competition in Weymouth 2021
Jun 2021
Six SJCS sailors took part in the Schools Regatta in the Under 11 and Under 13 category in Weymouth on 26 May. The school has taken part in this event for the past five years and, as the IAPS sailing competition was cancelled, Millfield Prep School in conjunction with the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre organised the regatta for budding Under 11s and 13s. In total, 21 boats competed over four races in light winds but beautiful sunshine in Portland Harbour, including Millfield, Clifton College and Durlston Court Prep School. The SJCS pairs enjoyed some excellent results including: 5th overall
Form 6 pupils using their maths skills to measure their fitness levels
Jun 2021
Form 6 took part in a cross-curricular maths and sports project where they participated in various different fitness exercises and used the statistics gathered to analyse the results. They found out that fitness can be broken down into different components. Health-related fitness includes strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and body composition. Skill-related components include agility, coordination, reaction time, balance, power and speed. The children looked at predictions using hypotheses and focused on the relationship between cardiovascular endurance and