On the school newsletter, the earlier disco time is for KS1, does this include Year R?
KS1 refers to Key stage 1 which is years 1 and 2. Although year R is the Early Years Foundation Stage, when it comes to the disco we include them with KS1.
Can children in KS1 bring disco clothes to school in the morning and get changed in the classroom?
Yes, children get changed in their classrooms and be lead by the class teacher to the disco.
Where do I collect my child once the disco has finished?
For children in KS1, please collect them from their classrooms. For children in KS2, please go to school reception and collect your children from the hall. If you are not collecting your child, please inform the class teacher for a KS1 child or, for a KS2 child, write the name of the person collecting on the back of their ticket. This is to safeguard your child.
Why don't all children perform at Christmas like in other schools?
All children have an opportunity to take part in a performance each year that they are at St John's. However, as opposed to a whole school production at Christmas, each phase performs a at difference point in the year. Year R perform a nativity at Christmas, Year 3/4 perform in the Spring term, Year 1/2 early in the Summer term and Year 5/6 round the year off with their performance in the second half of the summer term. Details of performances are always in the newsletter including how to obtain tickets.
I have a pre-school child, why am I asked not to bring them to performances?
The performances at St John's can involve content that is not appropriate for young children. The duration of the performances also make it hard for young children to be quiet and still which can disturb other members of the audience as well as the children on stage. Many thanks for your understanding and help on this matter.
How much do tickets cost?
Currently, the school meets the costs of putting on each performance including performance licences. We therefore don't charge for tickets. However, we use this opportunity to raise money for our Charity of the Year through asking for donations at the end.
For the 'evening' performance, do the children stay on at school, or do we have to collect them after school as usual and bring them back?
Children are collected at the end of the school day and brought back to school 30 minutes before the evening performance starts. The only year group that is different is year R whose 'evening performance' is at 4pm so we ask that they remain in school.