St. John's Mead School
"Valuing effort, valuing others, valuing self"



Some of our fabulous working party.
Some of our fabulous working party.


Date PublishedCategoryGroupTitleDescription
04/07/2014general YR5s are back! Yippee! 
30/01/2017alert Orchard pruning workshop
Orchard pruning workshop
Saturday 4th February
Please come along and help prune the school orchard.
Tools and refreshments provided.
Learn how to prune fruit trees from Sally Pattison our parent governor who knows (nearly) all there is to know about fruit trees and tree pruning.
Sensible, supervised children welcome.
(Bring secateurs/ loppers if you have them).
Meet by the school car park. 
21/07/2016alert 100% Attendance!
100 Percent Attendance 2015-16
Eliza J, Steven , Jessica Y, Lila , William P, Cerys B, Charlie K, Sebastian R, Bethany R, Morgan , Daisy J, William K, Reece , Philip B, Ashton , Lillie , Jemma H, Henry , Max R, Callum G, Demi M, Abbie R, Sophie A, Jack B, Jessica D, Cassie , Lloyd , Alex R, Mkenzy , Chloe W.
100 % Percent Attendance Summer Term 2016

Imogen A, Ruby , Jessica F, Rosie M, Tyler R-T, Harriet , Molly S, Max B, Noah C, Adele, Isabelle K-H, Amelie , Elena M, Kayleigh, Emily B, Charlotte D, Lucy D, Noah F, Matthew H, Jamie M, Lola , Alfie P, Charlie R, Poppy , Charlie Y, Mya B, Harry B, Drew D, Lauren , Max F, Imogen G, Chloe P, Liam , Jack W, Kaidon, Callum W, James A, Patrick , Madison B, Matthew B, Isobelle B, Isobel B, Elliott F, Lily M, Ataya, Zoe, Sabin, Olly , Layla,  Austin , Freddie, Laura, Eloise, Chloe B, Lily C, Daniel, Matthew E, Madison F, Lucy G, Nell, Niamh, Daisy P, Theo P, Riley P, Jack R, Tyler R, Joshua S, Rosalia , Gemma, Channon-Marie, Philippa, Seren, Cameron , Ian, Taylor , Chloe M, Eli R, Mia W, Harry A, Elliot B, Levelle , Courtney , Evie F, Charlie H, Lexie, Oscar, Tyus, Katie R, Callum R, Miles, Gabriella, Reuben, Leo , John B, Sienna-Jade, Evie E, Tommy , Melissa, Paige , Anya , Jemma M, Kacey, Nicole, Alfie B-L, Dawson , Ellis C, Matthew D, Alexander, Molly F, Vegas, Jodi, Lucy, Millie , Alice, Joe B, Rosie C, Heidi, Evie C, Harrison , Theo F, Luis , Callye.

Well done everyone!

22/07/2016alert HT Stars of the Year
Congratulations to:
James D, Evie H, Sam J, Evie W,  Keiran M, Jemma M, Jess L, Charlie H, Samuel B, Lillie May H, Daniel C,  Lily C, Austin V, Layla T, Amelia G, Liam P, Lola P, Matthew H, Lacey D, Ben P, Ruby F and Sebastian B. 
Outstanding Contribution: Katie S
05/10/2016alert Reception 2017 New Parents Visits
We would love to see you at one of our Open Days. However, if this is not possible, we would be happy to arrange an alternative time for you to visit.  Our daytime Open Day dates are as follows:
Wednesday 5th October at 1.45pm
Tuesday 18th October  at1.45pm          
Wednesday 9th November at 9.30am, with Nursery 'Taster' at 10.30am
Monday 21st November at 1.45pm
Additionally, on:
Tuesday 15th November at 5.45pm  (This coincides with an evening event for pupils in school as part of our ‘Book Week’, and provides parents who cannot attend during the day the opportunity to see some of the school.)
15/12/2014general Safety Alert

South Glos Council - Appeal for information about man approaching schoolchildren in South Gloucestershire

We have been advised by Avon and Somerset Police to ask parents and children to be aware of a number of incidents in South Gloucestershire where a man in a car has approached schoolchildren and offered them a lift.

The police are appealing for information about three incidents, on Wednesday December 10 at Redwick Road in Pilning at 7.30am, in Greenways Road in Yate at 12.45pm and in Thornbury Road, Thornbury at 4.15pm. In each case a man in a small blue hatchback stopped and asked the children if he could give them a lift.

It is important to stress that none of the children interacted with the suspect and the driver left the scene without committing a crime.The police believe the three reports may possibly be linked, but at this stage do not think they are connected with similar reports in North Bristol.

They are taking the reports seriously and have increased police patrols in those areas around school start and end times, and have been liaising with schools and other partner agencies.

We and the police are asking parents and children to be aware, never to accept lifts with strangers, and to tell an adult or call police immediately should they be approached.

We would urge anyone with information on these incidents to contact police immediately on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

14/10/2011general Working Party on Saturday

Re:  Working Party this Saturday 15th October.


Thank you for all your offers of help; we are going to get so much done!  Please come prepared to do painting, gardening or DIY depending on your interests.  It would also be good if you could bring your painting tools if you have any to hand eg brushes, sanders, dust sheets, and/or gardening equipment.


In addition to the painting and gardening we also have some more DIY jobs to do such as repairing the nursery shed (it has got gaps that need filling and securing) and widening the playground entrance (a few flag stones would be good too).  We could also do with a pick axe, gravel etc for those people who fancy working with Steve Neale on the latter project!


Huge thanks once again for offering your time.  I am sure the day will be an enjoyable one where we will be able to see a positive impact on the learning environment for our children. 


See you tomorrow sometime between 10am and 4pm.


02/12/2011general Camel Procession Today (Fri 2.12.11)

TODAY the camel procession will be starting from the Vicarage in Horseshoe lane and going down the main street from opposite the Peugeot garage and down past the shops like Penny Farthings and Hobbs and round to the church.  All afternoon today one of the crafts going on in church will be making lanterns with night lights. If children would like to come into church to make their lantern and then be ready to stand in the street holding their lit lanterns (with parents/carers of course) while the procession takes place, it would great. We're hoping for TV coverage (not guaranteed of course!). So if children are interested in that I suggest they come into church from 4pm onwards to make their lantern.

Rev'd Jane.

15/12/2010general Christmas Disco

Christmas Disco


Our PTA CHRISTMAS DISCO is on Wednesday 15th December 2010.

6:15pm- 7:15pm Infants (EYFS & KS1)

7:30pm- 8:30pm Juniors (KS2)

We look forward to seeing you!

Don't forget: Presents for Parents on Thursday 16th Dec. £1 per gift.


10/10/2013general KS1 Maths Workshop for Parents Tomorrow.

9:15am Fri 11th October is our KS1 Maths morning for parents (1 hour).  Year 3 welcome too. We look forward to seeing you.

07/11/2014pta PTA November Newsletter

05/02/2015general PTA Newsletter Feb 2015

The PTA newsletter for February is now available on the PTA page of this website (and hopefully via the link below!).

/files/pta/Newsletter January 2015 Final draft.pdf

03/07/2014general Cake Donations Tomorrow Please

PTA REMINDER  Please remember to bring in your cakes tomorrow for the Summer Fair, or on Saturday morning if easier.

We also request that all raffle tickets sold or unsold are returned to school either tomorrow or brought to the Fayre on Saturday.

Thank you.

18/05/2014general Info from our local community...

Free Cricket Taster Session at Chipping Sodbury Cricket Club for Boys and Girls in years 3, 4, 5 & 6 on Monday 19th May 6.15 – 7.15. to book a place please contact Lisa Graham Youth Secretary, Chipping Sodbury Cricket Club Mobile: 07715 110383 or Home: 01454 324962.

07/11/2013general ICT E Safety meeting 12.11.13

A quick reminder that there will be an E Safety meeting for parents on Tuesday 12th November. It will take place in the Orange Hall at 3:30pm.

Please come along to this session to find out about E Safety issues and how to deal with them.

30/04/2014general EYFS Gingerbread Man

All Nursery and Reception parents and carers are warmly invited to a 'Talk for Writing' session today at 3pm.  Come along and join in with 'The Gingerbread Man'.

20/10/2015alert Open Days for Reception 2016 Parents

All parents of children who are due to start school in September 2016 are warmly invited to visit over the next couple of months.  We have dates available at different times, just give us a call to let us know when you are able to visit.

Wednesday 7th October 9:30am

Tuesday 20th October 1:30pm

Wednesday 4th November 9:30am

Tuesday 17th November 5:45pm

Thursday 26th November 9:30am

Nursery Taster Sessions are available between 10:30am-11:30am on:

Wednesday 20th October 

Wednesday 4th November 

Thursday 26th November

We look forward to meeting you.

16/11/2015alert newsletter

Apologies if you did not receive the newsletter on Thursday.  It has been successfully added to the website and is available to view.  

19/05/2014general Appeal for help from a parent regarding the flooding in Serbia and Bosnia.

As you may have heard, Serbia and Bosnia have had torrential rains where in three days they had 3 months worth of rain, causing terrible flooding - in some cases houses are 3 metres underwater.

There has been huge evacuation activity, around ~ 30 000 evacuees, with no possessions, have poured into Belgrade leisure centres & temporary shelters.

The Serbian Embassy in London has organised the  collection of the following goods:

Bedding, blankets

Clean vests/underwear/socks  – in all sizes

Nappies, children’s clothes (for comfort only smaller teddies )

Tinned food/bottled water

Milk  powder (babies and grown ups)

Plastic cutlery/glasses

Hygiene products (soaps, shampoos), small towels

If possible in boxes…please

These will be delivered at the check point at the Red Cross in Belgrade, Serbia, and then distribute to the worst affected areas.  If you are able to help please bring in the above items (if possible in boxes) for Mrs Knowles to collect on Wednesday.   The collection point in school will be by the reception entrance on Wednesday morning.

Mrs Knowles will go to London early on Thursday and take the boxes to the Embassy for custom papers and loading on to one of their vans.

The Embassy ‘s activities are shown on their website here…:

Here is the weekend reporting from the BBC…

God Bless

Snezana Knowles