KS2 Sports Day
This years sports day was a great success. Mrs Rodbourne ran the day extremely well which led into everyone having great fun. Kestrels were the overall winners with Hawks coming a very close second. There were quite a few records broken which is very good considering the immense heat. However it wasn't only the sports day cup that got given out; the best sportsman and best sportswomen were given out. These trophies went to James D and Olivia L. There was also a most improved boy and girl. These went to Joshua K for the boys and Beth D and Neve M for a joint girls award.
James D and Owen E
Year 3 and 4 took part in an athletics competition held at PRUS on Thursday 14th June. The children either competed in a field event (the javelin throw or standing long jump) as well as a run (75m or 250m) with everyone participating in a 4x50m relay.
The final results meant that Year 3 girls finished 3rd, Year 3 boys finished 1st with Year 4 boys and girls finishing in 2nd place. All of the athletes were an asset to the school and should be proud of their fantastic achievements. Thank you to all of the parents for their help with transport and for staying and supporting the children.
Year 5 and 6 Athletics
Tuesday 12th June 2018
On Tuesday 12th June, St.John's were invited to compete in an athletics competition at PRUS. All of the children competed in either a sprint or a long distance run as well as standing long jump and a javelin throw with the event finishing with a sprint team relay. We had some fantastic individual performances as well as great team work in the relay.
Congratulations to Year 5 girls who came first as a team and to Year 5 and 6 boys and Year 6 girls who all narrowly missed out on first.
Thank you to all the parents who helped with transport and stayed to support the children.
On a very sunny Wednesday afternoon, Year 3 and 4 took part in a rounders competition at PRUS. Throughout the 3 matches, the children demonstrated fantastic fielding as well as great batting, which resulted in St.John's being placed first. A huge thank you to all the parents who helped with transport and stayed to cheer on the team.
On Saturday afternoon, Harry, Ronnie, Reuben, James, Anna and Olivia represented Bucks Swans at the national and county cross-country championships finals in Loughborough. The event was made up of 48 different teams with over 250 runners for each age category.
With help from Anna, the Year 5 girls team took the silver medal in their event. Well done to all of the runners.
On Wednesday 21st March, St. John’s Year 5 and 6 Tag Rugby teams were invited to take part in a tournament at Chinnor Rugby Club. Both teams were placed into different pools, where we played the first round of 3 matches. The results were then calculated, and another set of matches were created. Again, we played 3 more matches, as well as against each other. This was a closely fought match, with St.John’s B winning 4-2 and as a result of this win, St.John’s B team won their pool with St.John’s A coming second.
Congratulations to all of the players who participated at the tournament and a huge thank you to all of the parents who came along and supported.
On Thursday 15th March some of our KS1 children competed in the Cross County event at Speen School. Our children all ran brilliantly. We had some great results and the children all really enjoyed the experience.
We had Ollie come 2nd for the Year 2 boys. And our Year 1 girls placed 4th (Lottie) 5th (Olivia) and 6th (Arabella).
Well done to all those who competed.
On Thursday 8th March, the St John's, mixed boys and girls netball team went to play netball matches against two other teams; the other schools were Cedar Park and Highworth. We won the first match and lost the second with St John's coming second overall.
Our players did exceedingly well, considering the fact that there were some amazing players on the opponents team. Everyone enjoyed the matches and we home to have another game soon.
We would like to thank Miss Moulder for organising the match and everyone who came to support us.
by Eleanor and Olivia D
On Tuesday 13th March, 48 pupils from across KS2 were selected to take part in the cross - country event at Monks Risborough Primary School. All of the children represented the school to the highest of standards and should be very proud of themselves with some outstanding performances from:
Year 3 girls – Lucy 1st Beatrice 2nd and Eliza 3rd
Year 4 Girls – Emily 2nd
Year 4 Boys – Raphie 1st
Year 5 Girls – Anna 1st and Liberty 2nd
Year 5 Boys – Ronnie 1st and Harry 3rd
Year 6 Girls – Olivia 1st and May 3rd
Year 6 Boys – James 1st
Year 5, as a year group, came in 1 place.
Well done to all of the runners who took part and a big thank you to all the parents who came along and supported the children.
The children from Years 1 to 6 have taken part in basketball tournaments at PRUS. All thoroughly enjoyed the experience and showed great teamwork.
On Tuesday 6th February, St.John's year 5 and 6 basketball team took part in a tournament at PRUS. We played five matches in total, winning 3, drawing 1 and losing 1. All of the team played with great enthusiasm, demonstrating great team work and communication skills as well as great dribbling and shooting.
A huge thank you to the parents who helped with transport as well their great support during the matches.
On Tuesday 5th December, St.John's Year 5 and 6 netball team hosted a friendly match against Halton School. It was a closely fought match, with both teams having lots of scoring opportunities. The match ended in a 4-4 draw. Well done to all of those who represented the school and a huge thank you to the parents who stayed and supported.
Year 3 and 4 took part in a tag rugby tournament at Princes Risborough Upper School on Wednesday 15th November. All of the children played really well, demonstrating great team work and excellent communication skills. Year 4 narrowly missed out on 1 place having won 5 out of their 6 matches. Well done to all of the players and a huge thank you to the parents for helping with the transport and their continued support.
On Tuesday,teams from Year 5 and Year 6 represented the school at a Tag Rugby Competition at Princes Risborough School. As always, our children were a credit to the school and all played well as a team.
Both teams did very well against some tough opposition and our Year 6 team received bronze medals for their third place in the competition.
Well done to all of the players and a huge thank you to the parents for helping with the transport and their continued support.
On Saturday 11th November, Year 5 and 6 girls participated in a netball tournament at Kingsmead Netball ground. We played 10 minute matches against 9 other local schools. We played some fantastic netball with Olivia scoring many vital goals. We only lost 2 matches and drew 1, which meant that we finished in 4th place.
Thank you very much to all the parents that transported the girls as well as the fantastic support.
After a hard week of SAT's, Year 6 children from the Princes Risborough Liaison Group, took part in a Rounders Tournament. St John's were represented by each of the Y6 classes and all year 6 children were involved.
All our children played well and showed great teamwork in supporting each other. We are delighted to report that, out of the 12 teams participating, Miss Moulder's Y6 class achieved first place, Mrs Rodbourne's Y6 were third and Mrs Thomas's Y6 class were fourth. A great result for St John's!
On Tuesday 9th May some of our Year 5 children participated in a Tennis tournament at Princes Risborough Upper School. The children all played with great enthusiasm, finishing in second place overall. Thank you to all those who provided transport for the children and came along to show their support. Huge well done to the children for being such great sportsmen and women, cheering on the other teams and celebrating the successes of others as well as their own!
On Wednesday 26th April, the Year 5/6 football team went to Longwick School to compete in a football match. Both teams played very well and it was a very hard fought battle! The set up consisted of 3 matches of 15 mins. In the first match, the final score was 1-1 with Jonny B scoring the goal for St. John’s. Unfortunately, in the 2nd match, the result wasn’t what we wanted. We lost 3-0 but we had some good chances with Syd P hitting the post. We won the 3rd match 2-0 with Charlie C-F setting up Jonny to score the first and it was Jonny again who poked the ball through the keeper’s legs following a goalmouth scramble. All in all, it was a successful match with everyone playing really well. A big thank you to Longwick School for being great hosts and a tough opposition. Thank you to Miss Moulder for helping us organise the match and to Cliff Kemp and Duncan Collet-Fenson for coaching us for the whole season so well.
On Thursday 27th April, two teams from St John's played at a netball tournament in High Wycombe against teams from Hamilton School and St Michael's School. We are delighted to report that our girls finished the season on a high by winning the tournament.
Congratulations to all the girls who took part and thanks to Miss Moulder and Mrs Marsden who coached the teams. A final thanks to parents who supported the girls on the day.
St. John’s had their first netball match in their league against St.Paul’s on Thursday. All of the girls played well and showed great team spirit and tenacity during their matches. Well done to St.Paul’s for winning both matches and a huge thank you to all the parents who came to support the girls.
What a fantastic afternoon of Cross Country for 24 of our Y1 and Y2 pupils today! Everyone ran their hearts out and gave some outstanding performances.
Beatrice W gained first place in the year 2 girls race with Annaliese B coming a close second. Euan C achieved an amazing third place in the Year 2 boys race.
Congratulations to all who took part and thank you to the parents for their support.
Congratulations to our Key Stage 2 Cross Country team who competed against other local schools at the event hosted by Monks Risborough. There were some superb performances both individually and as a whole team and we are delighted to report that the team gained 1st place overall. Each year group had a girls and a boys event and many of our children were medal winners. Fantastic running by all those who took part.
Our medal winners were:
Year 3: Raphie (1st), Emily (1st)
Year 4: Ollie B (1st), Joshua J (2nd), Anna (2nd) Liberty (3rd)
Year 5: James (1st), Angus (3rd), May (2nd), Olivia L (3rd)
Year 6: Mary (1st), Grace (2nd), Henry (3rd)
Many thanks to the staff who accompanied the children to the event and all those parents who supported the team.
On Wednesday 2nd February a group of children from year 1 and 2 attended a basketball tournament at Princes Risborough School. Ten teams took part in total from different schools in the area. The children rotated round a variety of stations with different activities involving shooting, dribbling and passing. All children developed their ball skills and had a great afternoon. Well done to all or took part and a big thank you to the young leaders and Pip O'Donnell at Princes Risborough School for their support and organisation.
Our new, early morning fencing club has now started on Tuesday mornings. The children are really enjoying learning new skills and it is a great, active start to the day. There are still places available, please contact the school office if you are interested.
On Tuesday 24th Year 5 and 6 played a basketball tournament at Princes Risborough School. The matches were all very close and it became very competitive! The team showed great spirit and sporting prowess resulting in a 3rd place finish. Thank you to all the parents and carers who came along to support. Well done to all of the team.
On Monday 23rd January, the Year 3/4 football team played their debut match against Princes Risborough Primary School. All of the boys worked incredibly hard as a team and showed great spirit throughout the match. The final score was an amazing 7-1 win to St. John’s. Well done boys!
A big thank you to Ms Fearn who has helped to get this fixture sorted and all of the parents who went along to support.
On Thursday afternoon, two Year 5 and 6 teams went to Princes Risborough Upper School to play in a hockey tournament. All of the players were enthusiastic, hard working and had a great time. The results were very close with the teams being separated by goal difference, where we managed to finish third. Well done to all who played and a huge thank you to the parents who stayed to support them.
We had two teams of novice hockey players who played their hearts out! They played 9 matches and improved each time. Well done to all who took part.
On the 10th of November our Year 3 and 4 Tag Rugby team played in a Tournament against Naphill, Longwick and Monks Risborough. They won five of their matches, losing one match by only one Try. It was a great afternoon and another fantastic result for the school.
Well done to all those who took part. It was an amazing effort made by all. Special Thanks to those who came to support and to Mrs Clark and Mr Bullock.
On Thursday 6th October, a group of children from Year 1 and 2 attended a Ball Skills festival at Princes Risborough Upper school. The children mixed with other local schools to develop a variety of skills including throwing, catching and aiming. A big well done to the following children:
Zach, Nehemiah, Rowan, Felix, Oliver, Freya, Honor, Naomi, Ember and Alicia.
Victoria, Lois, Olivia, Ruby, Annaleise, John, Nathan, Edward, Thomas and Ahsan.
It was a fantastic, but wet morning on Saturday, when children from Years 5 and 6 represented St John's at the Wycombe Phoenix Athletics Club school's competition, held at Hughenden Park. The performances from all St John's children were amazing and overall we were the second highest placed Primary School. There were some outstanding individual performances including: Mary (Y6) first place out of 62 and James (Y5) first place out of 69.
Well done to all those who participated. Many thanks to all parents who supported the children and to Miss Moulder, Mrs Clark and Mrs Marshall.
Full results can now be found on the Wycombe Phoenix Harriers' website and photographs can be purchased via
the website of DE Photos.
This term, the children have had the opportunity to participate in new sporting activities, Archery for KS1 and Archery and Fencing for KS2. Last week KS1 had a really enjoyable session which was repeated this week with two of the Y3/4 classes. The rest of KS2 will have a chance to try these new sports over the next two weeks.
Many thanks to Premier Sport for providing our children with this opportunity.