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John Clifford Primary & Nursery School ‘Be your best. Celebrate success. Together we will be successful.’

Work to do at home - CLICK HERE

Happy Summer!

It has reached the time to say goodbye for a little while! How quickly has this year gone?


We just wanted to say a big thank you to you all for your tremendous efforts, commitment and positivity during this challenging time. You have been a credit to JC in the way that you have faced every challenge. You have worked extremely hard and you have made us very proud.

We have been very impressed by your enthusiasm on our school blog and we have thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of your hard work every day. During the summer, the blog will remain active however your teachers will not be monitoring your messages as they have been previously. At the end of summer, your teachers will catch up with your posts. As well as this, the stay in touch email will be inactive so you will be unable to send emails to that address.

Take the time during summer to reflect on your achievements this year, to enjoy yourself and to take care of your loved ones.

Have a great summer and see you soon!


The Home Learning Team



Latest Y5 news - WC 13th July 2020

TT Rock Star Challenge

Well done to ALL of you who took part. We were just pipped to the post by the current school champions, Year3. It was very close though. I've asked for a rematch soon. Well done Year 5, you did us proud and congratulations Year 3.




£3,066 raised so far. Wow!

There is still time to raise more.



Can you scoot?   Or hop?  Or run?  Or climb the stairs?  Or sing?  Or make your bed?   Then we need you.  


The Friends of John Clifford are calling all JC Superheroes to help us in our Giant JC Superhero Challenge.   Our super important mission is to raise as much money as we can to restore the outdoor learning area and to provide new books and games for the classrooms damaged by the flooding.


What’s more for every fundraising target that we hit a member of staff will go under an ice bucket and record it for us.     Mr Gooch is first up and when we hit £250 he will go under an ice bucket … Mrs Waring needs a bit more persuading so we need to raise a bit more if we want to see Mrs Waring get iced!


Like many residents and businesses in Beeston, John Clifford School fell victim to the heavy rain on 17th June.  The damage was extensive.   We know that many of you are keen to help and so we would love to encourage all the JC family to pick a challenge and get sponsored for it.  


Your challenge could be:


  • Climbing the stairs multiple times
  • A scoot-a- thon
  • A roller skate-a-thon
  • A mini marathon run or walk
  • A trampolining challenge
  • A skip-a-thon
  • Making your own lunch for a week
  • Making your bed for a week
  • Hundreds of laps of your garden
  • Giving up your Nintendo Switch for a week (ok maybe just a day)


You can choose any challenge you fancy.    You then need to get sponsorship and use this Just Giving page below:


We’d love it if you could wear something a superhero might wear (a cape, a mask etc) when you do your challenge and perhaps you could take a photo  and upload it to your class home learning blog.


So all  JC Superheroes get thinking … what could you do as part of our Giant JC Superhero Challenge?


To see the latest ice bucket videos click on this link:


Hello Year 5.


Well done to Everyone who earned Gold Stars last week. Super effort. Let's see how you get on this week.


As we approach the end of our term, we will be using the ‘Oak National Academy’ for English and for Maths. We will being using our book,  ‘This Morning I met a Whale’ by Michael Morpurgo for the last time to write our own short story inspired by what we have read. 


Remember, this book is a story about a young boy who spots a whale on the shores of the Thames and thinks he must be dreaming. However, the creature is real and brings a message for him……. 


This is a thought provoking story because it is based on a real life event when a five metre northern bottle-nosed whale became stranded on the banks of the river Thames in 2006. 


We will be linking most of your work to this text for the last week, so please click on the subject links below. 


I would still like to see you post your work onto our class blog, so keep them coming; remember, if you need to contact me at all, please do so via the email below: 


Take care everybody and stay safe and let's do this!. 

Mr P x

Going for Gold! 


I will still be looking out for your emails (using the stay in touch email) and for your posts on the blog. Like Miss Winfield and Miss Daniel started before me, I will be awarding Gold cards for those children that make a significant effort with showing us what they have been up to either on the blog or via the email contact below.


I will post your names every Friday and you will see who has received a gold card! 




Gold Cards Chart

WC 6th July 2020

Oak National Academy online support


If you find it difficult to navigate your way through the Oak Academy resources. Please use the link below for guidance:

We have had some queries about how much work you should be trying to do at home during the lockdown.  We understand that families will be facing a range of different challenges and find themselves in very different situations.  Whilst we do not want to specify exactly what your daily routine at home must look like, below is a document which shows a suggested structure for your home learning.  Please note that this is only a suggested model and that we understand that each individual family must chose their own daily routines to fit in with their unique situations.  We hope that this is helpful to some of you.

Useful Websites


BBC Bitesize are offering daily lessons in all areas for this summer term and they can be accessed below. Have a close look- if they are too tricky, you can always move down a level to help you!


Also other really good sites include: - Free parent access from home  – free parent access during school closures


Maths: - opened up free access for parents


English: – opened up free access for parents – opened up free access for parents - opened up free access for parents


Science: – opened up free access for parents using UKTWINKLHELPS as code


Computing: - opened up free access for parents - opened up free access for parents



How to stay in contact with us

If you have any problems or if you just want to show us the work that you have completed, write an email below and we will get back to you. We look forward to hearing from you, Miss Daniel and Miss Winfield