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We are working hard at understanding how our attitudes to learning can be revealed through the way we behave.  Here are the assembly slides shared with the children in assembly by Mr Taylor and Miss Entwistle.  

Our children are so proud of belonging to our SJSM family! 

Attitudes day at St John with St Marks! Our 5 core attitudes to support our learning.


Well done to our choir for singing so well at the Armistice Commemoration event at Clarence Park this weekend.  

A beautiful Remembrance service led by Mr Sadler to remember those who gave their lives for our freedom. "All gave some, some gave all"

Congratulations to our Netball team on a victorious start to the season.  Rumours are that Mr Ollis might need to buy a trophy cabinet! 

Harvest Festival
Harvest Festival

Wonderful to see church full of children and parents learning how to give to others.  Thanks for a super harvest service

Believe, Achieve Succeed!  Ready for the beginning of our new year - welcome back to school to all our children, staff and families.

Thank you Mr Hopkinson for making this brilliant reminder of our school motto!

Charity Run

Year 3-4 have recently completed a sponsored run to raise money for our class charity, Bomerang. We managed to run for the entire afternoon! Thank you to all of the family members and staff who donated money.

We raised a grand total of £165!


Springing into action! 

Thank you to everyone who made it to our Spring Fair last week. We were thrilled to see so many busy stalls with happy customers! 


Wintry World Book Day

Whilst the blizzards raged outside, St John with St Marks had a wonderful World Book Day assembly! Thank you to everyone for their cooperation, the costumes looked incredible. 


Year 5/6 say, "No" to bullying!

During anti-bullying week, year 5/6 took the opportunity to remind us that, in our loving school community, we all have a job. It is our job to stop bullying whenever and wherever we see it. It was a powerful assembly full of acting, song and scenarios. Look out for posters around school reminding you what to do if you think you are a victim of bullying or if you have witnessed bullying yourself.

Harvest Time!

We finished the half term with a bang! Mr Taylor and year 4 lead our harvest assembly this year and it was a corker. Year 4 rapped, acted and sang their way through our, "Food from around the world" themed assembly. There was a welcome cameo from Mr Sadler and Mrs Entwistle who competed in our annual, "Ready, Steady, Cook" competition. Unfortunately, there can only be one winner and it was Mrs Entwistle on the red pepper team who took the trophy this year. Better luck next year Mr S.


It's Time to Celebrate!


Our previous head teacher, Mrs Moore, won an amazing award! She was awarded the, "Pride of Bury" award for her services to our school and the surrounding community. She brought in her award to show us and we hosted a celebration assembly to say thank you and well done. Check it out!

Year 3 Class Assembly

Year 3 put on a wonderful class assembly that had a distinctly Roman theme. They dressed as Roman characters, sang Roman songs and showed off their drama skills. Everyone had a great time and learned a lot. Well done all involved!

Our Lent Assembly

We celebrated the Christian Period of Lent. Mrs Foden led the school in a period of reflection and remembrance, in which all classes performed a song, poem, role-play or displayed some Lent themed work. It was a lovely way to cap a busy Spring term and staff and children are all ready for a well earned break!  

The Governors Are Here!

At the end of each term, we get together for a special Governors/Attendance Assembly. A child from each class is chosen to receive an award from the school's governors in recognition of their sustained academic achievement over that period. Also, children who have had fantastic attendance are rewarded for this. Well done to all of our winners for the Spring term!