"Lent is a 'powerful' season, a turning point that can foster change in each of us. Let us deny ourselves something every day to help others." Pope Francis
A note from a parent after our EYFS/KS1 Nativity performance of
'A King is Born':
"Thank you for lifting my spirits. It was truly evident that the children are safe and nurtured in a trusting environment. An outstanding performance!"
St John Fisher Catholic Primary School
"Pupils value the education the school provides. They enjoy coming to school and engage in their learning readily and enthusiastically. This is because there is a culture of high expectations, support and love of learning that staff and governors have created." Ofsted 2016
A message from our Principal, Ms Carbon
I have the great privilege of being the Principal here and am immensely proud to be part of a team which recognises the importance of a broad and balanced curriculum. As well as being committed to providing the best possible education for all our pupils we also offer high quality sporting and cultural opportunities. We care passionately about our children; their education, behaviour and well-being.
We provide a safe, stimulating and rich environment where pupils and staff are highly motivated and firmly believe in learning together. We respect all pupils, parents and visitors and demand the same in return.
We are very fortunate to be situated in the midst of two Parishes and are supported in our faith journey by Father John (Bl. Dominic Barberi church, Littlemore) and Father Naz (Sacred Heart church, Blackbird Leys) who are regular visitors to school.
We are very proud of all that we do and hope you enjoy our website.
St John Fisher Catholic Primary School is part of the Dominic Barberi Multi Academy Company (DBMAC). click here to learn more about the DB MAC.
PF/DB MAC Consultation now closed!
We would like to share with you our chosen class poems as we celebrated National Poetry Day.
Science Week 2019 - St John Fisher have had a fantastic week, exploring and investigating the awe and wonder of Science. The power point below gives you just a snippet of the experiences that the children have had this week.
As a focus, we also looked at Women in Science, and each class did their own research to find out about the history of Women in Science and the variety of areas of science that are open to females.
Friday 9th November
St John Fisher School
As Remembrance Day approached the children honoured the soldiers who fought during the First World War, World War II and other conflicts around the world.
The children, as ever, were amazingly respectful and listened in silence to a poem read by Ms Carbon. We are so proud of our children who made their own poppy to display and gave great thought in why we come together on Remembrance day.
Thank you to all the parents who also gave up their time to join us as we observed a two minute silence together.
Friday assemblies are truly inspirational and make us all proud to be part of the St John Fisher family.
On Friday 19th October, St John Fisher shared their work based on Black History Month. It was a very moving and powerful assembly, with an amazing variety of work shared. We had art based on the work of Alma Thomas, poetry inspired by Langston Hughes' 'Hold fast to dreams', facts about the life of Walter Tull, speeches inspired by Martin Luther King's I have a dream', and art based on a story from Ghana. As well as this, we had children receiving certificates for learning in school, taking part in a Tchoukball competition and out of school activities. Look at the images below to gain a glimpse of our assembly.
10.10.18 Sapphires class are both very proud and excited to have received an email from the author Kes Gray. In Literacy, we have been working on the story 'Super Daisy' which the children have thoroughly enjoyed. As an end to the unit of learning, the children wrote letters to either Kes the author, or Nick Sharratt the illustrator. Following this, we sent some of the letters to Kes to show how inspired we had been by his book.
Please call in to see the letters and his response.
This Week, in Friday's sharing assembly. Children in Year 5 shared their Canticles after listening to St Francis' Canticles of Creation. Below are some examples.
Fr Naz celebrated our Harvest Mass for 2018 on Tuesday 25th September. It was a beautiful prayerful time. Our school community showed how caring they are with all the donations of food brought in, which we will be taking to our local food bank. Each class also created something special for the offertory. We had bread, soup, artwork and harvest prayer wreaths, showing the children's understanding of the meaning of Harvest.
On Tuesday 11th September, KS2 took part in the Adoremus which was streamed live from Archbishop Bernard's chapel. The children joined in with the singing and the divine praises.
It was a beautifully calm and respectful and reflective time for us all to experience.
Today, 7.9.18, we all took part in our first sharing assembly of the new school year. Children from each class proudly shared their work and achievements with the rest of the school and their parents. The first Rainbow awards and out of school achievements were also celebrated.
During our sharing assembly on Friday 8th June, Year 4 children shared their experiences of their residential week at Woodlands.
Look at the slideshow below.
On Friday 23rd March, St John Fisher held a poetry slam, with every class performing a poem of their choice. It was an incredibly proud moment for all the families and staff to experience such amazing performances from every class. We have such incredibly talented children in our school. Look in our Gallery for images of the event or click on the links below to watch a video.
In our Friday sharing assembly, on 16th March 2018, we proudly shared some of the exciting science explorations we had all been working on during this week, which is National Science Week. We all had a great time investigating and learn new scientific language and ideas.
June 22nd The Feast of St John Fisher was celebrated with the whole school attending Mass at Blessed Dominic Barberi Church in Littlemore,.
'We invited our families and friends to our Father's Day breakfast...and they came!'
A beautiful gift, received on the Feast of St John Fisher, from our RE Link Governor and parent, Mrs Carrie Jones.
Come into school to see the original
These are the virtues we will be focusing on throughout the year
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