At Canon Johnson we pride ourselves on our relationships . We believe that for children to make the greatest progress they can, everyone needs to work together.We held a Vision Day on 3rd October 2016. At it we decided as a community what our next steps would be . See the link for our next steps.(coming soon)
Our Christian vision encompasses all that we want to achieve as a partnership within the School’s Community,in a safe, friendly Christian environment. Our termly Church in School services encourage our children who cannot get to church, to develop their spiritual growth.
At lunch times we use this as an opportunity to nurture children with opportunities to be creative. Year 1 have a weekly pottery club, which they take turns in all participating in. In addition we have a daily lunch time club run by Mrs Ott, one of our Teaching Assistants, which caters for those children who find being outside too much, for one reason or another. This offers the children the chance to play a board game, make something such as a bead bracelet, use play dough to create a model or simply gain pleasure from drawing and colouring in a quiet , friendly, safe environment.
A great deal of thought goes into inspiring our children to learn. We believe that quality school trips and experiences are at the Corner stone of this. The children get a wide variety of opportunities including visits to working farms (FS), the Airport (Year 1), visiting the War Memorial on Remembrance Day (Year 2), Baking and making a variety of cakes, breads and kebabs, walking in the local area, opportunities to interview working Cabin crew and the Birds of Prey visit (Year 1), visits from authors such as the fantastically funny poet Paul Cookson that give us all the chance to make really funny poems, hatch live chicks from eggs (FS) , a trip on the East Lancashire Railways Year 3, Grosvenor Museum in Chester where students become live Roman soldiers (Year 4), a forensic experience in Year 5 were pupils work out what happened at a crime scene, aspirational visits to Tameside College and an Industry Day in school to experience working in a job, a visit to Manchester University and residential stays for Year 6. Please have a look at the individual classes websites to see pictures of many of these experiences.