ARP Blog

RD Trip to Colchester Zoo

RD had a great time on our school trip to Colchester Zoo.  We enjoyed getting on the coach and looking our for road signs when near to the zoo. We also saw horses, sheep and cows in the fields along the  motorway, when looking out the window. At the Zoo we saw lots of animals […]

Pond Dipping!

Do you know that we have a pond in our playground? We visited our pond with Mac our gardener. We looked at the tadpoles that live in our pond and the other animals that live and thrive within this environment. It was so exciting to be able to look at these special animals and talk […]

Year 3’s Photo Frames

Year 3 have worked hard this term at looking at different types of structures. We used this knowledge to design and create our own photo frames using cardboard. We had to think carefully about the structure of the photo frame to ensure that it stood up on its own. Photo frames are usually on display […]

Music week Carl Orff

This week was music week. Year 4 studied the German composer Carl ORFF (1895 – 1982)​. ​He invented a new approach to music education which is still followed in many parts of Europe. One of his most famous pieces is ‘O’ Fortuna​’ Carmina Burana – ‘O fortuna’ . It was written in 1937​ ‘Carmina Burana’ is a huge piece for orchestra, three choirs and about nine soloists based […]

Finding Treasure in Neverland!

We had a visit from Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and Captain Hook! We were so excited to meet them all and play games with them. The people from Perform did a drama workshop with us and showed us how to use our imaginations to improvise. We looked for Peter Pan’s Treasure and found it hidden with […]

Making photo frames

In year 3 we have been investigating a range of ways we can create free-standing photo frames. During our design and technology lessons we used cards, paper, glue and sticky tape to experiment different ways we can make a 3D shape stand with extra reinforcement. We used various techniques such as folding paper, twisting the card, […]

RD Drama Workshop

RD had a brilliant day today taking part in a drama workshop. We got to meet Peter Pan and go on a journey with him, flying all the way to ‘Neverland’. We met mermaids on the silly rocks and had a little sit on them ourselves, the rock made: Mia turn into a dog; Archie […]

Sainsbury’s Summer Club

Premier Education have partnered with Sainsburys to deliver six weeks of Summer Clubs at Manor Junior School, Barking.  At a cost of £7.50 per day (including a fresh and free school lunch provided by Sainsbury's) this is a great opportunity for families.

Our European Neighbours

Year 4 have just finished our topic on European Neighbours. In 4J each group researched a different country. We found out so much information using the internet and our topic books. Watch out parents/carers, the children will soon be asking to visit one of these countries for a  little break.  

Perfect Pizzas by 5T

5T has a had a fantastic day creating Perfect Pizzas from our DT unit in Pizza Express Romford.   5T had fun learning and understanding the different ingredients that pizzas are made from. Children created their own margarita pizza and were able to explain each ingredient.   What we liked best about our trip to [...]


4V really enjoyed a fencing taster session today. The children got to spar, rehearse their moves and speak about the benefits of the sport. They also really enjoyed watching Mrs Johnson and Ms Morris have a competition! We hope you enjoy the pictures.

Indoor Athletics

We are working hard on our athletic skills. Today we practised hurdles and as you can see our techniques are improving. Great team work occurred throughout.  

Tower of London

Year One consolidated their knowledge of Castles by taking a look at The Tower of London.  The children enjoyed the opportunity to see first hand how people lived hundreds of years ago.  They were very well behaved and totally exhausted by the end of it.  

RZ Easter Assembly

RZ performed an amazing assembly on the last week of the Spring 2 term based on the Easter Story. They shared the story of why Easter is celebrated and showed their brilliant Easter egg art work and bonnets. They also performed two Easter songs, where they got to show off their excellent dance moves.

Famous Fish Cakes

         This week we made our own fish cakes. We had the opportunity to use a number of different techniques in the preparation of these delicious creations. We had to cut the top and bottom off the spring onions, peel the outer skin, prick the potato with a fork, open the can  […]

‘Golden Table’ Lunch, day 2

Captains, Vice-Captains and School Councillors Year 5 and 6 Captains, Vice-Captains and School Councillors joined SLT for their 'Golden Table' lunch treat today.

Golden Table Lunch

Golden Table 'Golden Table' Children's lunch served and joined by SLT.

Red nose day crackers

On Red nose day, we made healthy crackers using vegetables for features on the face. We also had to use a knife safely to spread the cream cheese. Yummy!

Emotional Well-being

Good mental health is a sense of well-being, confidence and self-esteem. It enables us to fully enjoy and appreciate people, day to day life and our environment. When we are mentally healthy we can: Form positive and maintain stable rewarding relationships Use our abilities to reach our potential Deal with life challenges Work productively.  To […]

World poetry day: I wonder

On Thursday 21 March, we celebrated world poetry day. We did this by writing “I wonder…” poems in RE. Children got to think of questions and came up with creative answers in this poem format. 4K thoroughly enjoyed writing and decorating their poems.

Year 4 Water Cycle Posters

In 4V we have been learning about the ‘Water Cycle’ and the importance of the processes of evaporation, condensation and precipitation.   As part of our Science lessons, we used bottle lids, buttons, felt, cling film and cotton wool to create a 3D poster showing the ‘Water Cycle’.   We hope that you like them!

Looking After The Environment

SCIENCE DISPLAY Take a look at the excellent Science display 'helping to save the environment' - well done Miss Slyman for the brilliant idea of 'Keeping our Sea Plastic Free!' All made with plastic bottle tops. Some great writing too, well done to everyone that took part.

RD Class Assembly

What a success! RD were superstars today in their Pirate theme class assembly, they all remembered their lines and spoke with clear, loud voices. The singing and dancing was fantastic and allowed our parents to see all the hard work we have been doing this half term. The staff in RD are really proud of […]

Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day 2019 More Red Nose Day Fun!


Red Nose Day 2019 John Perry Primary School celebrating Red Nose Day 2019.. Do something silly!

Delicious Apple Tarts

Master chef beware. Today the children had the opportunity to make small individual apple tarts. We learnt how to make pastry using flour, butter and water. The pastry was placed in the fridge to ‘relax’ and during this time we prepared our apples. We peeled and de-cored the apple and diced them into small pieces. […]

Dagenham Post

World Book Day 2019 On Thursday's 'World Book Day ' John Perry Primary School had a visit from the Dagenham Post, they took some lovely photos of our Reception and Year one pupils. There is a whole page dedicated to our school. How lovely!

Science Day!

During Science Day, Year 6 learned all about Plastic. We learned about the current, topical issue with plastic pollution, where we wrote a letter to the leaders of Barking and Dagenham, at Barking Town Hall, stating the urgency of the issue and what are our Borough are actually doing about this problem. Next we completed […]

During PE we practised our tennis skills. We learnt how to hold the racket correctly and how to bounce the ball on the strings, without it ‘flying off’ in all directions. For some of us this was a challenging task. We then bounced the ball on the ground following the tennis court lines. Finally we […]

We love reading

As you can see from our photo’s we do not mind where we read. Anytime, any day anywhere.

World Book Day

Staff & Pupils having a great day on' World Book Day 2019' they all looked so good.

World Book Day

Well what an eventful day had by one and all. We are glad to say that everyone in 4J made the effort to participate in this celebration of World Book Day. We had so many different characters. Here are a few.   

Design Technology- Cooking

In Design Technology year 4 are focusing on British seasonal foods. For our first session we made healthy carrot muffins. We worked in small teams to ensure each group had the opportunity to weigh and prepare their own ingredients. We used techniques such as cutting, grating, sieving and peeling and learnt how to use the […]

World Book Day RD

A fantastic World Book Day! The costumes were absolutely fantastic and allowed us to discuss books and comics some of us have never heard of. The children in RD loved sharing with each other who they were and what their favourite book is. We listened to stories read by other teachers and enjoyed looking at […]

Mental Health Awareness Music Day

As part of the PSHE and Music curriculum, selected year 5 and 6 students took part in a music afternoon with Nick Brewer, looking at the effects of mental health on young children and how to create a positive impact on your own mental health through song writing and rap. The day was a huge […]

Pancake Day in RD

Yesterday we had a great day making pancakes to celebrate Pancake Day! Firstly we discussed what pancake day is, who celebrates it and how its also called Shrove Tuesday. We also looked at how other countries celebrate this day! We were then able to add the flour, egg and milk into the bowl and mix […]

Mental health and music workshop

Year 4 all took part in a music and mental health workshop last week. The children were able to hear a personal story about someone who grew up struggling with anxiety and used music to communicate their feelings. They watched a clip of the rapper’s professional video and were also given the opportunity to write […]

Varjak Paw – Keep the way alive

In year 4 we have been reading the book Varjak Paw by SF Said. In our story Varjak (a Mesopotamian Blue kitten) learns the 7 skills of “The Way”. The Way is a sort of cat-kung-fu that helps Varjak in his journey through the book. 4K acted out these 7 skills and this is what they […]

RD Transport Walk

We had so much fun on our transport walk. We completed a tally chart of all the different transport we saw. We saw a range of different cars talking about their size and colour. We saw lots of lorries and vans, one even stopped to deliver some food. Then a tractor came past and we […]

Artist study Diep Minh Chau- Vietnamese painter and sculptor

This term 4J’s artist study was Diep Minh Chau, a Vietnamese painter and sculptor. Diep Minh Chau was awarded the Ho Chi Minh Prize  (an honorary award given by the government of Vietnam in recognition of cultural and/or scientific achievement) for fine art in 1996.​ We created our own clay sculptures and yes it was a little messy, but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. […]

Chinese New Year

Reception have been learning about Chinese New Year this week. We started by discussing how we celebrated our New Year a few weeks ago and the traditions we have. We then learnt why and how China celebrates their new year.  We listened to the story ‘The Great Race’ and learnt about the Chinese calendar. We […]

Storytelling Day

Reception really enjoyed coming in school today in their pjamas. They had a great time, listening to different stories written by the author Julia Donaldson.

Transport Role Play Fun!

Our topic this half term is Transport. We turned out Role Play Area into a Bus Station. We have been using all the props and toys to pretend we are buying tickets to ride on the bus. Some of us have even pretended to be the Bus Driver! We are having so much fun!  

4V’s Fife Lesson

Since September, the Year 4 children have been having weekly fife lessons. We have been busy singing and playing songs and can now read some musical notes. 4V have been practising playing ‘Mamma Mia’, it’s a challenge, but we will keep on trying!    

Punctuation and Grammar Activity

Class 6I took part in a 'Great Grammar Hunt' on Friday 1st February. It involved the class teacher placing Spelling and Grammar questions strategically around the classroom and the pupils had to choose from multiple choice answers. What a great and fun way of learning.

Place Value

This week we have been learning about identifying the tens and ones digits in any number.  We used a range of manipulative to explore this practically. 

Young Carers-‘Wear something Yellow’

'Wear Something Yellow' Young Carers

World Religion Week

Last week we celebrated World Religion Day by doing fun and creative activities about the theme “Where is God”. We looked at  suffering in Judaism and Hinduism. Children retold the story of Job and wrote a poem about Karma. They also got a chance to create art work on the topic. Here are some photos […]

Christianity and the Soul

Year 5 and 6 had a visit from Mrs McFaul, a parent helper, who follows the religion Christianity. Mrs McFaul was able to teach years 5 and 6, what Christians believe about the soul and why it is important to them. We have had fun understanding our own beliefs about the soul and understanding what […]

Wednesday 23rd January Year 4’s Mayan workshop.

Our Mayan Warrior ‘Big Nose.’ On Wednesday 23rd January 2018, we were visited by our own Mayan Warrior. Year four had the opportunity to learn about the Ancient Mayan history, culture and religion. We acted out different scenario’s and had the pleasure of tasting Mayan chocolate. It turned out to be such an amazing day. […]

Christianity and the Soul

5T had a visit from Mrs McFaul, a parent helper, who follows the religion Christianity. Mrs McFaul was able to teach 5T, what Christians believe about the soul and why it is important to them. We have had fun understanding our own beliefs about the soul and understanding what other religions believe. What we liked […]

New Year Resolutions

RD really enjoyed learning about how we celebrate a New Year, some even shared their own experiences of New Year parties they had been to. We discussed how a Scottish poem is sung and danced along to when the clock hits 12 o’clock on the 1st January. We had a listen to ‘Auld Lang Syne’ […]

Team work!

In nursery we learn about team work. We work with our friends to achieve a goal. We are learning that tasks are often easier with support of friends! Today we are construction workers and we are busy planning and building structures!

Treasure hunt

We went on a treasure hunt in the nursery garden. We had to look at our checklist and search for items. When we found an item we had to mark it off on our sheet.

Nursery pupil profiles

We love looking at our EYFS pupil profiles and discussing our learning and achievements. We are proud of our work and like to show others. We compare ourselves when we started nursery to now. We have grown up and learnt so much already!

The Prodigal Son – Storytelling for World Religion week

As part of World Religion week, Mrs McFaul came to nursery to tell us a Bible story; The Prodigal Son. We joined in with sound effects and actions and learnt about God welcoming people. Afterwards we had fun role playing the story and making our own storybooks sequencing the pictures of the story. Thank you […]

Healthy teeth!

In nursery we brush our teeth everyday. We know that we need to keep our mouths and gums healthy. We even brush our tongues! We listen to different tooth brushing songs to help us to clean the fronts and the backs of our teeth. Say cheese!

Exploring ice

E We found ice in our garden this morning! We talked about how it got here. We noticed that when we held the ice in our hands, water began to drip! We found out that our warm hands were melting the ice!

Science Enquiry!

During Science this week, the children undertook some independent learning. They were tasked with finding out details about the Human circulatory system, our Science topic for this Half Term. They used iPads to scan the internet, using their research skills, to answer questions about the circulatory system.

British Values Competition

Over the Christmas break, Year 6 children were given the opportunity to partake in a competition about British Values. The children were given the chance to present their learning in different ways. It was great to see a range of work being submitted such as biographies, posters, leaflets etc… We would like to say a […]

Mayan Headdress

In our topic ‘The Mayans’ we have made our own headdresses using paper plates, feathers and paint. The headdresses were a symbol of status and the more elaborate they were, the more important you were considered to be!     We hope you like them, From 4V!

1A’s Beegu Freeze Frame Fun! 🙂

Today in our Literacy lesson, we have enjoyed listening to the story ‘Beegu’. We were also able to use our imagination to discuss her feelings at different scenes of the story. We were thrilled to engage in the fun and interactive ‘freeze- frame’ activity where we suggested what Beegu might be saying in the moment […]

1S Mathematics in action!

This we have been learning to recognise, name and sort 3D shapes. We have begun to look at some of their properties to identify which group they belong to. We also know that the same shapes can have different size, colour and orientation.


This week 5U have been problem solving! We have been working on this skill for a while now and enjoy using our brains to work out tricky problems, as well as working with our friends. Here is the problem we were trying to solve: Here we are working hard: Here are some of our solutions: […]

Welcome back to all our staff and pupils

Golden Table Award

School Councillors and House Captains enjoying their 'Golden Table' reward lunch.

Christmas Jumper Day 2018

Children having fun today!

Royal Albert Hall

John Perry choir at the Royal Albert Hall

Children In Need

John Perry pupils being spotty for Children In Need.  


Year 6 on day 5 of the activities.


Year 6 on day 4 of the activities at Trewern.


Year 6 pupils (and staff) having a wonderful time in Trewern.


  We socialise with our friends when we are doing puzzles. We are learning to take turns and to help each other. If a piece doesn’t fit, we are learning to persist and try rotating the piece until it fits.

Car wash

We enjoy role play. Today we made a car wash and we washed all the dirty cars! We used language in our play and explored new vocabulary such as tyres and windscreens.

5 currant buns in a Baker’s shop!

We made currant buns using play dough. We practised counting when checking how many currants we had used. We love role play in the Bakery. We pretend to bake and sell bread and cakes and we talk about cost and how many coins we need.

Building a wall for Humpty Dumpty

We built a wall for Humpty Dumpty. We used our muscles to lift and carry bricks and we made sure to wear our helmets. We used wheelbarrows to transport the bricks and we worked as a team when building the wall.

Garden time

We enjoy playing in the garden. We can explore, do some exercise and play games with our friends. We are learning to use the space safely and to avoid obstacles. We have been digging and watering in the flowerbeds.

Nursery AM parents viewing profiles

We invited our families to come and see our EYFS pupil profiles. They loved it! They are so proud of how well we’ve settled into nursery. We enjoyed showing off all the activities we have been up to so far this term.

Nursery PM parents viewing profiles

  Our families are so proud of our achievements in nursery so far. We were so excited to invite them into nursery to view our pupil profiles with us!