Children are the Heart of the School

Today members of the School Council and Governing body had the difficult task of choosing the phase winners for the School Councils ‘Valentines Day’ class competition. Everyone was very impressed by the Read More

We will Remember

Children in Year 1 have been learning about Remembrance Sunday and have created their own poppies to remember. Read More

Voting commences for John Gulsons 2017-2018 School Council

Children had the opportunity to vote for class representatives for this years student council. Each child was given a voting slip to make their choice which they then posted into the ballot Read More

Blots and Blots of Paint!

This week, the children in Nursery have been making marks with paint by using pipettes. They had to learn how to use them, with their teachers helping them to squeeze the handles, Read More

An Amazing Day At Ash End Farm

Year 1 have started their new topic ‘Food glorious Food’ by visiting the farm to find out where all our food comes from. Read More

JG Girls’ Football Team in Wembley!

On Saturday 13th May, girls from the JG Football Team attended the Women’s FA Cup Final 2017 at Wembley Stadium in London!  It was a fantastic day with good weather, great company Read More


Year 5/6 Maths Challenge

Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo as the zoo where she lives has been flooded.

It is important to plan Twizzle’s journey very carefully. She must be healthy and calm when she arrives at her new home.

The lorry will need to travel quite slowly, so a short route must be chosen.
The lorry will be very tall to carry Twizzle, so the route must avoid low bridges.
Bendy roads must be avoided in case Twizzle topples over.
Every three hours, the lorry must stop at the side of the road for 30 minutes so that Twizzle can be checked and given some food and water.

Here is a sketch map of three possible routes:

map of routes

Each black space on the routes represents 30 minutes of travelling time.
Which route will give the fastest journey?
How long does the journey take?

Submit your answers in school – you can write them on a piece of paper, with your name on it, and pop it into the box in the corridor by the staff room!

Year 3/4 Maths Challenge

Uncle Raj has three children. Next year, when they’ve had their birthdays, Naomi will be 5, Alex will be 6 and Chris will be 7. The family has decided on something rather unusual for part of their presents.
All three children have their birthday in the late spring and since they are keen on gardening they are going to buy some plants for the garden, one for each year they have been alive.
Here is the plan of their house and garden:

Plan of house and garden

You notice that there are three circular paths that cross over each other. Each child is to have a circle but there will be some bits that are shared, around the middle.

When the time comes, the four of them go off to the garden centre to choose the plants. They do not have a lot of money so they’re looking for special offers. They find a very special offer which gives a good discount if you buy ten plants altogether. The three children say that that is no good because they need more than ten. But Uncle Raj realises they can manage with only ten.

They go to the cafe and have some cool drinks, and Uncle Raj draws a plan of the three paths and puts little marks to show the plants.

Here is his idea:

the garden

The children are fascinated to see that Naomi has 1 and shares 4, Alex has 2 and shares 4 and Chris has 3 and shares 4. They think that’s rather cool and it saves them a lot of money. So they finish their drinks and off they go to buy their ten plants.

Well now it’s your turn to have a go and find some different solutions.
REMEMBER:- You must use exactly ten plants (no more, no less)
REMEMBER:- The circles must contain 5, 6 and 7 plants (no more, no less).

Submit your answers in school – you can write them on a piece of paper, with your name on it, and pop it into the box in the corridor by the staff room!

We Are Architects

Husnaa has been hard at work at home, thinking about her design for an art gallery. Here is a sneak peek of a few early ideas she has had!


We Are Architects!

5AG Have been looking at famous art galleries around the world, using Google Art Project.

We then recorded the features that many art galleries have, such as:

  • Benches for people to rest on when they look at the pictures
  • Security cameras to stop people stealing the pictures
  • Wooden or tiled floors which are easy to clean
  • Clear walls that don’t distract us from the pictures
  • Large rooms full of natural light if possible
  • Spot lights pointing to each picture

Add some more features if you can!

Husnaa’s Burning City

Husnaa has painted this very powerful image of a burning city during the Blitz in WWII.

Well done Husnaa!