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



Nursery Rhymes
Nursery Rhymes

Christmas Fair


With a special guest appearance of one of Santa's elves...

Victorian Day


The PTA coconut shy has been revamped and is looking great...

SJM Cross Country Runners


Congratulations to our cross country runners who did very well in the recent cross country races.  The Girls Team came 2nd, Boys Team 4th and Alex came 2nd in the individual boys.  Well done Speedy SJM Runners! 



The hatching of our chicks has caused delight across the whole school community.

Self portraits similar to Andy Wharol's

KS1 and Reception term 5 wall displays

25/04/2016 KeyStage1

Its all about our bones

KS1 Term 5 wall displays


Chinese New Year


Here is a wonderful example of perseverance with learning at home. What a stunning dragon and great facts about Chinese New Year too.

Showmen's Assembly coming soon!


Monday 22nd February 2:45pm. All showmen families welcome to join us in the main hall.

It's a jungle out there!


Or rather, the rainforest has come to SJM (well at least Years 5 and 6!).

Rainforest homework...


Watch out, there's wildlife about!


Dance Club Performance


Our dance club impressed their audience recently with their wonderful performance to parents. We were all very impressed how many dances they had learnt; all performed with big smiles!

KS2 Performance


KS2 performance continued...


KS1 Christmas Performance


Out of this World!


Once again we have been incredibly impressed with the quality of the costumes this year. Everyone has made a fabulous effort. Click on the arrow keys to see a range of photographs of the different characters so far...

Out of this World!


2015 Some of the fabulous winners.

SJM's 25 Year Celebration


A huge thank you to everyone who was able to join our open afternoon celebrating 25 years as St. John's Mead CEVC Primary.

Time Capsule Creation


The whole school gathered in the Reflection Garden to put items into our time capsule. Afterwards our SJM community planted daffodils as a lasting legacy, reflecting everyone's joyful, lasting link to St.John's Mead.

Treasure Island - pirates ahoy!


The theatre came to SJM this morning thanks to the funding of the PTA. It was a lively affair which captured the interest of the whole school. What a fabulous opportunity for all our children.

Run run as fast as you can..

Our term 6 wall displays

15/06/2015 Foundation

Our final term's wall displays

Our writing has been based on..

KS1 term 6 wall displays

15/06/2015 KeyStage1

See what we've been up to..

See our work on Romans and Myths

Lower KS2 Term 6 wall displays

15/06/2015 KeyStage2Lower

See what we've been learning about..

Space Magazines

Our last term wall displays

15/06/2015 KeyStage2Upper

See what we've been doing in class

Lunchtime Concert.

Lunchtime Concert.


Our choir delighted the audience during the Chipping Sodbury Festival this lunchtime.

PTA Bingo Tonight!


And our mystery caller is....

Nursery Rhymes

Foundation Term 3 Feb 2015

09/02/2015 Foundation

Nursery Rhymes and Apples!

Emergency Services

KS1 Term 3 Feb 2015

09/02/2015 KeyStage1

We've been looking at Emergency Services and The Great Fire of London

Look at everything we

KS2 - Lower Term 3 Feb 2015

09/02/2015 KeyStage2Lower

We've been learning about the Romans, written our own stories and learnt how to write Shape poems

Our Narnia Stories

KS2 - Upper Term 3 Feb 2015

09/02/2015 KeyStage2Upper

We've been doing some great writing and exploring who God is

This terms Value is Forgiveness

General displays from school life Feb 2015


KS2 Performance

11/12/2014 KeyStage2Upper

'Stable Manners' at SJM...

finding out about ourselves

Finding out about ourselves

17/11/2014 Foundation

This is what we found out about ourselves.

Story telling in the Nursesry

Book week

17/11/2014 Foundation

As part of our book week, Neil from the Library visited Nursery for an exciting story telling session.

Collecting and presenting autum leaves

Term 2 Work (2014)

17/11/2014 Foundation

Learning about the autumn season and the sights and sounds from Fireworks night.

Noah's story map of 'Funny Bones'

The Big Write from Reception

17/11/2014 Foundation

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Spot light from Discovery

17/11/2014 KeyStage1

Each week a member of our class comes under the spotlight. We get to find out all about them and we've even found out about our teachers!

We love learning new words - today it has been powerful adjectives.

All about books

17/11/2014 KeyStage1

See our book displays and Big Write celebration.

Here's what we found out about the Emergency Services

The Emergency Services

17/11/2014 KeyStage1

Splish, Splash, Splosh!

Topic work term 1 & 2

17/11/2014 KeyStage2Lower

Some of our topic work

Topic work Term 1 & 2

17/11/2014 KeyStage2Upper

The Hobbit

Big write and book week

17/11/2014 KeyStage2Upper

Christmas parcels

Christmas boxes


A huge thank you to everyone who was able to contribute a Christmas parcel.

Remembrance in our Reflection Garden


Scavenger hunt

Scavenger hunt EYFS

09/07/2014 Foundation

Making the most of the school grounds

Reception Extravaganza 1

Summer Extravaganza

09/07/2014 Foundation

EYFS Summer Extravaganza Reception current and future enjoying the school grounds together

Having fun in the school grounds


09/07/2014 Foundation

Summer fun in the Nursery

Our inside section

Our Summer Fair


Set-up for the Summer Fair

People who help us 1

Reception topic work

09/07/2014 Foundation

'People who help us'

Finding out about life in year 1

Life in Year 1

09/07/2014 Foundation

Reception parents meeting with KS1 leaders to find out more about life in Year 1 over a slice of Mrs Potts' amazing cake.

Reception enjoying maths...

Maths Splat

09/07/2014 Foundation

Goldilocks and the three bears....


09/07/2014 Foundation

Reception and parents enjoying the story of Goldilocks and the three bears

Camp fire

Year 5 Kilve


The children have had a fabulous time!


30/06/2014 KeyStage2Upper

Year 6 enjoyed their steam train ride.

Carnival procession



Pictures of our 2014 Carnival entry where we were placed 3rd - well done to everyone involved

Lining up waiting to begin

KS2 sports day

25/06/2014 KeyStage2Lower

Our KS2 sports day a few pictures showing the action

Having fun

Nursery sports day 2014

25/06/2014 Foundation

Fun at the Nursery Sports day

SJM's Carnival Float 2014

Carnival 2014


A sneak preview of our carnival float.

SJM's Art Exhibition


A huge well done to all our fabulous artists! The art exhibition looked wonderful.

Eco Club Sub-Committee updating our website...

Eco Club Sub Committee


This week a group of children from the Eco Club have been updating the Pupils' page on our website. Click on 'Pupils', 'Summary', 'Eco Club' to find out more about what the school is working on.

The Connectives Challenge

Literacy Morning for UKS2 Parents

28/02/2014 KeyStage2Upper

Thank you to all our parents who attended this morning's literacy session. The children thoroughly enjoyed working alongside their parents extending their vocabulary and knowledge of sentence openers, connectives and punctuation. Miss Hodge has written a booklet to support this learning and it is available to download via 'classes', 'KS2 Upper', 'documents'.

County Athletics here we come!

14/02/2014 KeyStage2Upper

Congratulations to our fabulous five for competing so well in the recent county trials. An amazing three children have been selected for the team.

Eco Club Award


A huge well done and thank you to Edward and his dad for making such a fabulous Eco Award from recycled materials. The Eco club will be presenting the award this afternoon to the class with the best record for recycling, reusing and saving energy.

KS1 Christmas Performance

19/12/2013 KeyStage1

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Photography Club


Today's winning photo.

The Good Life.

Gardening Delight


The Gardening Club were impressed with the size of their beetroots. Who needs giant turnips?!

Reach for the Stars!

12/06/2013 KeyStage1

KS1 have had a wonderful time finding out about space last term. Here are a few photographs of their fabulous homework.

Year 6 Fundraising

12/06/2013 KeyStage2Upper

Car Wash Number 2. This time with bigger sponges!

Visit from Hosanna School


Two very special ladies visited SJM recently. Anne (Head Teacher) and Doreen (Deputy) visited from Uganda to meet all the children and to tell us more about Hosanna School and the students each class is sponsoring.

SJM's Football Team

04/03/2013 KeyStage2Upper

What a great game on Friday! Well done SJM and Raysfield for such a good match.

Year 3 & 4 SJM Swimming Team

School Swimming Team Gala

27/02/2013 KeyStage2Lower

A huge well done to our Year 3 and 4 swimmers who took part in the local gala on Saturday. You did brilliantly and showed great courage, determination and effort. Congratulations!

Well it was a fabulous snow museum full of wonderful gems...

Snow museum


Congratulations to all the children who worked so well together. Whilst the snow has gone the partnerships and memories remain!

Year 2 Literacy Enrichment Morning

29/01/2013 KeyStage1

Our thanks go to Miss Hodge, Literacy Coordinator, for running such a fabulous enrichment event for SJM and local schools. The children had a wonderful time and produced an alternative Sleeping Beauty poem.

Budding teachers demonstrated the maths strategies to parents and carers.

KS2 Maths Calculation Morning


Thank you to all the parents, carers and grandparents who attended the very popular Maths Morning. Everyone had the chance to see how children use the different calculation strategies (ably demonstrated by our wonderful children)then spend time in classes seeing the maths in action. The KS1 Maths Morning was postponed due to snow; it will be rescheduled after half term.

Snow Bench

Team work!


Look what you can achieve with team work! This massive snow bench was made by a group of children (some are here for the photo). There were also great examples of mini igloo forts and snow homes being created unfortunately the camera batteries ran out at the crucial moment. Suffice to say, our children have been enjoying the snow.

Smallest Snowman Award



Our children had a fabulous time playing in the snow on Monday. As always, their creativity and team work shone and we had a range of snow creations including turtles,chairs, dogs, forts, giant worms and Angry Birds!

Father Christmas has been spotted...

19/12/2012 Foundation

Father Christmas has been spotted in the Reception grotto. He looks very young for his age!

Nativity scenes from the Crib Festival

Crib Festival 5th-9th December

14/12/2012 KeyStage2Upper

Each key stage made a crib for the festival and several of our KS2 children took part in the procession and Living Crib. Thank you to Rev Canon Jane, children, staff and parents for all your organisation and involvement.

Roman Day

29/11/2012 KeyStage2Lower

Years 3 and 4 entertained a packed hall of parents, carers, family and friends with dancing, singing, presentations and grizzly facts. Suffice to say I am very glad not to be a nurse in Roman times!

Winning Characters.

Book Week Characters in Action


What a fabulous range of book characters! Well done everyone, the school was buzzing with BFGs, Willy Wonkas and Gruffalos to name just three.

Discovery class meet the police

08/10/2012 KeyStage1

Members of the local police force kindly talked to the children about what it was like to be in the police. The children were able to wear some of the uniform and explore the police van.

International Day of Languages


Thank you to staff, children and parents for making our International Day of Languages so enjoyable.

Food Week


Our children are cooking, tasting and learning about different food this week. Ann Murray, from 'Cooking4' led two very popular cookery demonstrations to KS1 and 2. On Wednesday we are having our 'International Day of Languages' to which you are welcome to join us.

School Councillors 2011-12, Mrs Taylor, Mr Penver and Mr Brindle

Our New School Logo


Huge thanks go to Mrs Taylor for coordinating the new school logo from the school council's idea and ensuring we have the new school uniform. Thanks also go to Mr Brindle for the fabulous school logo in our Orange Hall. What amazing, caring parents we have- thank you for your time and efforts.

Mr Brindle, artist in residence.

Welcome back to the new school year.


The new school year commences for children on Tuesday 4th September but for the teachers and one parent it has started a lot sooner. Find out what Mr Brindle has been doing on Tuesday.

Chipping Sodbury Carnival - our winning entry


Huge thanks to all our wonderful children, parents and staff who made our fabulous carnival float. We had great fun during our carnival club and were delighted to get 2nd place. A special thank you to Pearce Brothers who donated their lorry for the day- it was greatly appreciated by all!

The Great Outdoors


Years 3 and 4 started term 5 with a WOW to launch their 'Great Outdoors' topic. The children spent the day doing outside activities which included building fires, art from nature and exploring insect habitats. The toasted marshmallows were a real hit!

Sports Relief


Thank you to everyone for joining in with our wake and shake; it literally was the whole school on Friday. Mrs Welsh organised us all into running a mile around the field at lunchtime and we managed to raise £137.75 for Sports Relief.

Colston Hall Singers


A huge well done to Mrs Jenkins' fabulous singers. The performance at the Colston Hall with other local schools was fabulous- West End Musicals here we come!

Performances to parents


Prior to parents' evenings our classes held short performances to family/carers. This was followed by a chance for children to share their books.

Lower Key Stage Two Crib

2011 Crib Festival at St John's Church


Our school made four cribs which were displayed in the church. Over 3,000 people came to visit them!


Comenius visit Bordeaux Dec 2011


As part of forming international links with schools in France and Sweden, some of the SJM staff have visited Bordeaux.

Budding scientists in the making.


Our reception classes have shone (excuse the pun) this afternoon investigating electricity. A special well done to Henry and his class for such great perseverance, enthusiasm and enquiry.

Apples, Apples & More Apples


After a walk up to the school orchard and collecting some apples who knew how many activities could take place and the learning to be had . . .

We're Going on a Bear Hunt!!!


The children went on an actual Bear Hunt looking for bears in our School woods. They joined in with the story and actions. They were able to help sequence the story too.

The journey of the shoe boxes- update 1

Shoebox Appeal


Thank you to everyone who supported our Samaritan's Purse Shoe box appeal; we collected 58 this year. The boxes are full of gifts for children in Bulgaria. We will be tracking their progress.

PTA Presents & Pamper Evening

PTA Present & Pamper Evening


Our Present and Pamper Evening is due to start at 7pm this evening and it looks great. We hope to see you soon.

Giant Sandpit back in action


The children have been making full use of our giant sandpit. Thanks go to Paul Fews for making this possible by mending its roof.

Team effort.

October Working Party


What a fabulous day! A huge thank you to all the children, parents, relatives, staff and friends who came to our working party on Saturday. The entrance to the junior playground was widened; the nursery garden transformed with a new stage too; painting of skirtings to match our new flooring... The list goes on. Special thanks to Sarah who looked after us with fabulous refreshments all day. It was an enjoyable day which has made our great school look even better. On behalf of the whole school, thank you all.

European Day of Languages


What a fabulous day! Everyone contributed to make this such an enjoyable, enriching day for all. Thank you.

Carnival Club


It has been wonderful to see the positive response to our carnival club from all involved. Thank you to all the children, parents and staff who have volunteered their time, efforts and enthusiasm. It has been fun!