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RD Puppet Workshop

RD really enjoyed our puppet workshop and had lots of fun!  They worked very hard to make up their own character to create and used lots of different materials to make their puppets.  RD have used their puppets to create stories and talk with the other puppets!  What do you think about our puppets?       […]

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

In Year 3 we have started to read a book called Ottoline and the Yellow cat.   Semi says, “Ottoline likes listening to other people’s conversations.” Fabrizio says, “Ottoline and Mr Munroe live together in Pepperpot Building.” Nicole says, “Ottoline likes to solve problems.” Charlie says, “The book is a good book but we have […]

Autism Awareness


Year 3’s trip to the Museum of London

Yesterday, all of year three got to go to the Museum of London to see a Roman exhibition. We have been learning about the Romans and Celts so it was great that we got to go and see some artefacts that were found from that time period. What happened in our day… Well unfortunately it […]

RZ Maths Day

We had lots of fun being shopkeepers and our classroom was set up as a grocery shop. 

Maths Day Fun in RN

We have thoroughly enjoyed being toy shopkeepers and running a smoothie stand in our class. Our excitement grew even bigger when we had to help make the smoothie. We used our knowledge of counting and doubling to achieve our aim. We made price tags for the items on the shelves, wrote our own shopping list, […]

RD’s Maths Day (Shopkeepers) – Spring 2018

Today was our Maths Workshop Day and in Reception, we were pretending to be ‘shopkeepers’!  Each Reception class was a different shop and in RD, we were running a cafe.  We discussed what a shopkeeper does and what a cafe sells. RD also knew that you can look at a menu to find out what […]

Year 1 Spring 2

In Maths we have been learning about place value.  We have been partitioning numbers into hundreds, tens and ones.  We know the value of each digit in a number and can use this knowledge to solve addition and subtractions problems.  We have been using these place value grids to show how numbers are broken down […]

Parental Involvement In Art Workshop (RN)-Spring 2018

RD’s T-Shirt Making!

RD were able to design and create their own T-shirts with some of our parents! Thank you to everyone who came to our art workshop. The children really enjoyed wearing them and showing their T-shirts to Year 1 and Year 2 in assembly. They look amazing! 

RD’s Mother’s Day Crafts

RD enjoyed making their own flowers to give to their mum’s for Mother’s Day!     

RN World Book Day – Spring 2018

RN's World Book Day fun!

RZ Creative Art Workshop – Spring 2018

Creativity in action

And ‘sew’ to Year 4….(Spring 2)

Year 4 have been having fun learning how to sew and join two pieces of fabric together. They chose their fabric, then their design and finally made a prototype. When they had decided what their money container would look like, they tried it out using paper. This meant that they had practised folding and joining […]

Year 5 World Book Day

World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. Year 5 had fun learning about different authors and books on that day. Each class completed Reading Rivers that show different types of objects that we read everyday e.g. bus timetables and texts.

“To do good coding and programming we need to be familiar with the keyboard,” (Hannah Jennings, 9 years old, 5L, 2018).

Incorrect way to type.   The correct way to type. Touch typing (also called touch type or touch keyboarding) is typing without using the sense of sight to find the keys. Specifically, a touch typist will know their location on the keyboard through muscle memory. Try it yourself!  


In Year 3 we have been beginning to learn how to play the recorder. To start with we found it quite difficult not to blow too hard into the mouth piece, but as we have practiced we have got much better at creating the perfect sound through controlling how hard we blow into the recorder. […]

Snow Day!

We had great fun during our recent snow day!

Teeth for life

In nursery we brush our teeth at the start of each session. That means we now brush our teeth three times a day! Once at home in the morning, once in the nursery and once before bed. Look how shiny our teeth are!

Writing in the snow

In nursery we were sad when the snow melted so we made our own pretend snow! We writing our names in the snow.

Name writing in nursery

We write our names in foam, sand, slime, glitter water and even noodles!

Fun in the snow!

We tried to build a snowman but the snow was too light and fluffy so it wouldn’t stick! We had great fun having a snowball fight instead!

Chinese New Year celebrations in nursery

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Jackson Pollock art work in nursery

In pairs, we rolled paint covered marbles to create pictures based on the work by Jackson Pollock. They look amazing!

Reading in nursery

In nursery we are learning to differentiate between pictures and print. We know how to take care of books and how to turn the pages. We are even learning to point at the words from left to right!

Nursery made their own cucumber and yoghurt dip

In nursery we prepared a healthy cucumber and yoghurt dip. We used the knives safely to chop the cucumber. It was delicious with poppadoms!


Year 3 visited Dagenham Parish Church this week to investigate materials.   Our Science topic this half term has been focusing on rocks and their properties. We visited the church graveyard to see the rocks which were used on gravestones and we discussed the differences in the durability of the gravestones.   The oldest gravestone […]

Parent & Carers Group – Mrs Gemma Walczyk

sen club leaflet (1)

Nursery pm Christmas video

Egyptian Flatbread

In Year 3 we have been learning about the Ancient Egyptians this term. We have learnt lots. Last week we had a go at designing, making and evaluating some Egyptian Flatbread.   First we designed what we wanted out flatbread to look like, then we made our flatbread by following instructions and then finally we […]

Problem Solving in Maths

In 3F we have been looking at problem solving in Maths. Today our problem was: Is it always, sometimes or never true that if you add three odd numbers the answer will be an even number? We decided as a class that the best way to solve this problem would be to investigate this. So […]

Black History Month – 1B – Stand By Me

Black History Month 1A I Say a Little Prayer for You

Black History Month – 2C – The Black and The White

Black History Month – 2W – Love

Black History Month – 2R – Pride

Black History Month – 5L – When You Believe

Black History Month – 4K – Ebony & Ivory

Black History Month 4J – Free

Trewern with Yr6

Good morning from Trewern. We had a long journey up yesterday, arriving around 7pm followed by an interesting couple of hours watching children unpacking and trying to make their beds, rounded off by a walk around the grounds in the beautiful peace of the late evening. We gazed at stars and listened to the soft […]

Year 5 children are working hard on their non-chronological report.

  What is non-fiction text? How do you write a non-chronological report? When writing, what features do you need to include? Why do you need a glossary and an index?


Do you know what a calligram is?   Here are some examples: Calligrams look like the meaning of the word written.   We had a go at creating some of our own.   Come to our classroom to have a look at what we came up with.  

Expanded Column Addition

In Year 3 we have been looking at expanded column addition in Maths. Here is an example: What calculation does this show? How do you know? Can you explain how this has been calculated? Can you try some of your own?

Year 3 Ballet

Year 3 children are lucky enough to work alongside The Royal Ballet School this half term.   Here are some photos of our first session with them.   We really enjoyed it and can’t wait for our learning next week.

Democracy at work

We had a great couple of days in school with pupils voting for School Council Representatives, House Captains and Vice House Captains. We had over 100 candidates. All pupils were eligible to stand for the KS2 Council Representatives, Year 6 pupils for House Captains and Yr 5 for Vice House Captains. Speeches were heard and […]


Tofu, also known as bean curd, is a food cultivated by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks. It is a component in East Asian, Southeast Asian and West African cuisines.

Soy sauce chicken

Soy sauce chicken is a traditional Cantonese cuisine dish made of chicken cooked with soy sauce.

Rice Dumplings

Zongzi is a traditional Chinese food made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo, reed, or other large flat leaves. They are cooked by steaming or boiling.

From rhubarb to crumble

Rhubarb is packed with minerals, vitamins, organic compounds, and other nutrients that make it ideal for keeping our bodies healthy. Some of these precious components are dietary fiber, protein, vitamin C, vitamin K, B complex vitamins, calcium, potassium, manganese, and magnesium.

Home baking

  Homemade cakes – the yellow rose is made from strips of fresh mango. Baking is a method of cooking food that uses prolonged dry heat, normally in an oven, but also in hot ashes, or on hot stones. The most common baked item is bread but many other types of foods are baked. Heat is gradually transferred “from […]

Buffett dining

  Can you identify the different food groups?

Cantonese Cuisine

Chinese cuisine is an important part of Chinese culture, which includes cuisine originating from the diverse regions of China, as well as from Chinese people in other parts of the world.

magic cake

It’s layered custard cake — the top layer is a sponge-cake, the middle layer is custard, and the bottom layer is fudge-like.

Homemade chicken pie with potatoes from the garden.

Pilgrims brought English-style, meat-based recipes with them to the colonies. While pumpkin pie, which is first recorded in a cookbook in 1675, originated from British spiced and boiled squash, it was not popularized in America until the early 1800s.   The Chicken Pot Pie originated from Greece. They took cooked meats and placed them in open pastry shells that […]

100% organically grown potatoes.

I dug these up in the garden this morning. The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial nightshade Solanum tuberosum. The word “potato” may refer either to the plant itself or to the edible tuber.

Homemade coconut tart

Coconuts are highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium,calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. Unlike cow’s milk, coconut milk is lactose free so can be used as a milk substitute by those with lactose intolerance.

An East Asian snack – red bean cakes.

Adzuki beans are an awesome source of essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals, and they’re used to make red bean paste. They’re packed with protein, fiber, folate, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, copper, magnesium, zinc, iron, thiamine, vitamin B6, riboflavin, niacin, calcium and more.

Succulent pan-fried chicken thigh on a bed of spicy curly fries, with a side of beans and fresh salad.

Recommended daily intake for children: Children should eat meat or chicken three to four times a week and two or more portions of fish each week, one of whichshould be an oily variety like tuna, sardines or salmon. Protein foods like cheese or eggs are a good source for breakfast.

Baby potatoes, crispy fried chicken, spicy hot wings, French fires and fresh salad.

There are seven building blocks for a healthy diet, including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and fibre. Add water to the mix and you’re shaping up nicely! We take energy from food in the form of kilojoules.

Home-made steamed pork buns and chilli sauce.

Starchy foods like potatoes, bread, rice or pasta. have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks) eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other protein. choose unsaturated oils and spreads and eat in small amounts.

Home-made ‘½ pounder’ turkey burger with crunchy curly fries and equally crunchy salad.

Is this a healthy plate? A balanced diet is important because your organs and tissues need proper nutrition to work effectively. Without good nutrition, your body is more prone to disease, infection, fatigue, and poor performance. Children with a poor diet run the risk of growth and developmental problems and poor academic performance.

Black pepper oven-baked mackerel and mixed-pepper salad.

base meals on starchy foods like potatoes, bread, rice or pasta. have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks) eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other protein. choose unsaturated oils and spreads and eat in small amounts.

Mash potatoes, broccoli and homemade chicken pie.

balanced diet definition. A diet that contains the proper proportions of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water necessary to maintain good health.

Is this a healthy meal?

Chicken broth soup noodles, poached eggs, tomatoes and spring onions. The crucial part of healthy eating is a balanced diet. A balanced diet – or a good diet – means consuming from all the different good groups in the right quantities. Nutritionists say there are five main food groups – whole grains, fruit and vegetables, protein, diary, and fat & sugar.

Fish and chips (and salad).

Recommended daily intake for children: Children should eat meat or chicken three to four times a week and two or more portions of fish each week, one of whichshould be an oily variety like tuna, sardines or salmon. Protein foods like cheese or eggs are a good source for breakfast.

Is this a healthy plate?

Mash potatoes, turkey mince, and your entire 5-a-day: carrots, onions, garlic, tomatoes and green pepper. There are seven building blocks for a healthy diet, including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and fibre. Add water to the mix and you’re shaping up nicely! We take energy from food in the form of kilojoules.

Which one of these is the healthiest plate?

Which one of these is the healthiest plate? Sweet chilli, lamb kebab, barbecue chicken and ribs on a bed of white rice. Stir fried noodles with barbeque pork, cabbage, carrots, and coriander. Boiled potatoes, a chicken wing and fried eggs.

Year 5 are thinking about…

Where they get information and how opinions are formed. How believing in false information can hurt us and others. What we can do to treat others fairly.

In R.E, Year 5 children are thinking about the difference between humans and animals.

The essential difference between animals and humans is the ability to self-reflect. A chimpanzee, our closest genetic relative (around 99% similar in DNA), can be taught to do basically everything a human can, though of course at a more generally primitive level. No chimp can self-reflect, that is, take that mental and spiritual leap of […]

Healthy Schools Award – Gold

Healthy Schools London school's celebration event. City Hall, London with Mrs L Buckle Yr 2 second from the right. Thank you Mrs Buckle for all your fantastic work getting the school up to the Gold Standard.

Bard to Bollywood!

I would like to congratulate all the children who attended the Bard to Bollywood mass performance this Thursday. They did an amazing job and all of their hard work over the last term finally paid off. It was a great day and even though it was a very early start, all children gave everything they […]

Float or sink?

These past few weeks in Science the year 1 children have been learning about Every day materials and their properties . As part of this, the children were faced with a question “what is the best material to make a boat?” Some of the children said ” It’s floating and moving because of the wind […]

Test Blog

Testing 1,2,3

Barking Folk Festival

Free festival celebrating the best in world folk music and dance. Plus poetry, street theatre, circus and family fun! For more information: click here

Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Here are some delicious healthy breakfast ideas for you all to try throughout Healthy Lifestyles Week.   We hope you enjoy!   Dressed-up Yogurt What you need: 7 oz container plain yogurt 1 Tbsp. raspberry jam (or any other favourite) 1 tsp. honey 2 Tbsp. toasted almonds, roughly chopped Combine all ingredients in the yogurt […]

RD’s Transport Class Assembly

This term, the Reception children have been learning about Transport. They know what transport is, they can name different types and have explored some of similarities and differences between old and new transport. “Transport helps us get to another place.” RD showcased their knowledge and talents in their class assembly. A big well done to all of […]

RZ- Engineers in the making!!!


Our first swimming session

Our First Swimming Session!

Phonics Screening Presentation

Please find attached the Phonics Screening Presentation delivered to Yr1. Because the file has been saved as a movie, you will have to stop it at every page (unless you’re a very quick reader) so you can consider each item carefully.   Many thanks

Year 5 Science Experiment

There are 2 bags of potatoes. One bag of potatoes was left inside the classroom over the 2 weeks Easter holiday. It did not get watered but was warm and had plenty of sunlight. The other bag of potatoes was left outside (in the shade) and watered regularly. Which one do you think grew the […]

Year 5 are working together – building bridges – metaphorically and physically.

A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles without closing the way underneath such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle. There are many different designs that each serve a particular purpose and apply to different situations.

Word of the Week: Cooperation

Jemimah has yet again produced another fab piece of extra work to celebrate the word of the week. Well done!!

Year 4 have had a very exciting week this week with our cookery. Linking our learning to our tasting and digestive system we decided to try our hand at a sweet and sour stir fry. The children were able to differentiate between green, red and yellow peppers. Children tasted a variety of onions (spring, red […]

Meet 3F’s Autism Awareness Mascot

As part of Autism Awareness week 3F have been busy creating their life size Autism Awareness Mascot, also know as Alfred (who even made it into our autism awareness class photo). In addition to Alfred, 3F have been learning about what it might be like to live with autism and how others can help.

3F Explore the word of the week – Cooperation

Over the last 2 days the children of 3F have been participating in tasks and activities to learn about the meaning of the word cooperation. We have worked together to improve our communication, team work skills and problem solving skills. Here are some of the photos of the children and our special guest.  


Year 5 children are playing their roles. Drama enables pupils to negotiate situations both in and out of role.  By engaging in a range of dramatic activities, they develop their understanding of the world. Using creative and imaginative role play situations, pupils can explore their own and others’ feelings about a range of issues. By […]

Year 5 is aware of autism every week.

Goodbye ducklings!

We said goodbye to our beloved ducklings on Friday! Have lots of fun on the farm, we will miss you!

Autism Awareness Week – Meet Julia a new character in Sesame Street.

Autism Awareness Week

This week is Autism Awareness Week. At John Perry Primary we have specialist teachers, teaching assistants and support workers who work with a group of children with autism in our ARP (Additional Resourced Provision) who are led by Mrs Fallows. We are looking to raise the awareness of the children, parents and all those who […]

What are you doing online?

What are doing online that can have an impact on your family? Never leave your location based services enabled on social media sites. Children use social media especially on their phones so if their ‘GPS’ is left on, then anyone can know where they are, especially if your child walks home alone. Be careful with […]

Year 5 Red Nose Day

Red noses from years past.

Music Festival 2017 – Russian Girl Yr6 Guitars

Music Festival 2017 – Every Brand New Day

Music Festival 2017 John Perry Choir Song

Music Festival 2017!

A big WELL DONE! to the children and staff that took part in the 2017 Barking and Dagenham music festival. It was a great success and the children had an amazing time. They sung beautifully and the year 6 guitars played extraordinarily. We would also like to say a big well done to the other schools […]

Another great word of the week poster!

Another great word of the week poster to celebrate British values! Well done Jemimah!

Our ducklings have grown so much!

We have been handling our ducklings carefully. We have made sure that they always have enough food and water. We even let them have a swimming lesson!

Our trip to the library!

Last week all of the Year 1 classes had the chance to visit Dagenham Library! We all had so much fun and decided to share some of it with you! Our first stop was at the children’s area, we got to take a good look around at all the children’s books and then we sat […]

Is this really how we want to look after our planet?

 Does this look like a stream near you? Year 4 have been learning about our active planet. We have discussed how we look after our planet, or as these pictures demonstrate- WE DON’T LOOK AFTER OUR PLANET.  Here Eleesha demonstrates how not looking after our planet can often result in birds becoming trapped in the […]

Words of the Week – Individual Liberties

A lovely poster from Jemimah in 3F this week to celebrate our words of the week ‘Individual liberties’

Year 5 Humanities

Filtration is the process of removing suspended solids from water by passing the water through a permeable fabric or porous bed of materials. Groundwater is naturally filtered as it flows through porous layers of soil.

Hatching project in nursery

On day one the incubator and 6 duck eggs were delivered to us. They are Pekin ducks which are white, flightless birds. On the evening of day 2 the first two ducklings hatched and the others followed shortly afterwards. Some of the AM nursery pupils were lucky enough to see the third duckling hatch right […]

Designing and building homes for the ducklings

We used construction toys to design and build homes for our ducklings. We made sure they had somewhere to eat, drink and sleep. We then added exciting features such as slides and climbing frames for them to play on!

Our parents came to visit the ducklings too!

We invited our parents in to visit our new ducklings once they were all hatched. We taught them what we had learnt about growth and change. We taught them that ducklings have an ‘egg tooth’ to peck their way out of the shell. Once they have hatched it falls off.

Nursery’s ducklings!

All 6 of our ducklings have hatched and are happy and healthy!

year 5 are cooking!

Year 5 children are using the school’s kitchen facilities to make a healthy meal/snack and fruit smoothie.

The Singing Ringing Tree

        Carefully does it!                                                         This is harder than it looks!                 Hmmm! doesn’t look much like a […]

Year 5 go shopping!

Year 5 children are at the local supermarket. They are buying fresh, nutritious and healthy ingredients to make their meal and fruit smoothie. It is also an opportunity to look at measures and money in a real life context. HS

3F Investigate!

Today in science each table was given a different scientific question to investigate about plants and the best growing conditions for them. Using the resources supplied in their baskets, they had to design a scientific investigation that would allow them to find the answer to their question. Children created predictions, considered the variables that would […]

Puppet workshop

RN Puppet Workshop

World book day

World Book Day

3F go the extra mile for the words of the week, ‘Rule of Law’

It’s great to see so many children in the school creating posters and researching extra information based on our words of the week. This week our words of the week were ‘Rule of law’.  Lucie and Jemimah got very creative, designing these very bright and informative posters.

The choir get creative!

The John Perry Choir got creative this week, designing pictures to help them remember the lyrics for the new songs that they are preparing for the Music festival later this month.

Working with pupils for whom English is an Additional Language (EAL)

To help EAL learners – use of visuals in the form of pictures, photographs, and so on, to help learners make sense of new information. In addition to this, organisers such as tables or grids help learners organise their thinking. We make sure there are opportunities for drama and role play to make learning memorable […]

What! Eating in class!

Year 4 are currently looking at the human body. In particular they are looking at their teeth and the digestive system. So that the children had an idea of which teeth did which job we allowed them to break the rules slightly and eat during lesson. Children ate quarter of a pear, a wholemeal wrap […]

Year 5 are celebrating World Book Day.

Why do we have World Book Day? World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all […]

World Book Day

Well done to the children in 2W who made the effort to dress up as their favourite book character for World Book Day. You all looked great!   We spent the morning listening to lots of stories and doing activities linked to teachers’ favourite books from different classes. In the afternoon we did an activity […]

World Book Day!

Year 1 had a fun filled day of activities to celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Book Day! It was great to see them in their vibrant costumes and full of enthusiasm to talk about their favourite stories and listen to new ones. We are sure it was a big success and that children were inspired […]

John Perry Song

(Music posted at the bottom of the lyrics) We are the choir from JP We like singing in harmony The more we sing The more we cheer So sit back, relax and hear. (Listen to me)   I know a girl called Alisha D She is a judge on BGT The more she buzzes The […]

Braving Hurricane Doris for ‘Trees for cities’ – doing our part for the wider community!

A charity recently approached us about taking part in a tree planting scheme. We were offered the opportunity to take along a small group of children from our school to participate in an activity with the ‘Trees for Cities’ charity as their guests. We saw this as a great opportunity to educate a small group […]

Author Jack Trelawny visits John Perry Primary

It was fabulous having a visit from the inspiring author Jack Trelawny this morning. He came armed with his tales of Kurnowland and very unusual animals. It was really useful for the children to try and understand where an author gets his or her inspiration. Jack was very keen to pass on his tips for […]

Cucumber and yoghurt dip

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Vegetable stir fry

To celebrate Chinese New Year, the nursery children made a very healthy vegetable stir fry! They explored vegetables first and then chopped them safely. They helped the teachers to fry the vegetables and add some soy sauce. They then all enjoyed eating the stir fry together! Yummy!

Nursery’s dough faces

Nursery’s topic was ‘All about me’. They used mirrors to help them to create dough representations of their faces. They looked closely at eye, skin and hair colour. Aren’t they fab?

The singing ringing tree

Year 4 are currently taking part in ‘the power of reading’ scheme. Children in year four understand that if they learn how to read it opens up a wealth of experiences for them and gives them the power to do anything they want. The children listened to, read, acted out and described parts of their […]

Owls – from Night Owls

    Good morning everyone. What a fabulous morning Yrs 3, 4 & 5 have had. They were treated to some real live owls. What was so exciting was that they actually did some flying, too. They learned a little about owls themselves, such as why they have to turn their heads (because their eyes are […]

Year 5 children are thinking about what makes good story writing

Why is Hannah’s story opening good? How else can she improve it? Can you spot the repeating word? What effect does this have? What fronted adverbials has she used? Jessica enjoyed reading Hannah’s story too.

Golden Table Lunch – Spring 1

The school witnessed its first Golden Table on the last day of Spring Term 1 when 14 children, rewarded for their outstanding behaviour in the dining room, joined Mr Pedro and Mr Watkins for lunch. A lunch of oven baked fish and chips, with side dishes of beans and salad, followed by a platter of […]

Wouldn’t It Be Funny

Wouldn’t it be funny?! Wouldn’t it be funny if the sky were green, And the grass was spotty yellow! Wouldn’t it be funny if the trees could walk, And the flowers and the plants could see?   WOULDN’T IT BE STRANGE! WOULDN’T IT BE WEIRD! WOULDN’T IT BE MOST PECULIAR INDEED!!! Wouldn’t it be funny […]

Song For Everyday

Song For Every Day   Songs for every day, help you on your way, Put the colours back where things are grey. When you’re stuck for words, don’t know what to say, You can sing a song for every day.   There’s a song, so sing it! Any time, no limit. There’s a song for […]

Choir Music Festival – Every Brand New Day

  Every Brand New Day   I’m so glad to do all the things I can do, The List is endless Every day we have, brings us something that’s new, With opportunities!   Just as long as I’m breathing, I’ll be grateful with all my being, Live my life with a song every brand new […]

Year 5 children are learning how to play the flute.

In a cave, a broken flute in 12 pieces was found made from the wing bone of a vulture. They are calling it the Ice Age flute and saying it came from the first peoples that came to Europe 35,000 to 40,000 years ago. A four holed flute made from a femur bone of a […]

Year One Has Landed

Year One has been learning about the 1969 Apollo 11 Mission and how this led to man first stepping onto the moon. After watching A Grand Day Out, the children decided that they could try to build their own rocket and venture into space like Wallace and Gromit. Although most children knew that the moon […]

Giuseppe Arcimboldo

In 2W we have been creating portraits in the style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo. Have a look at Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s work. What do you notice about it?   We used fruit to print a background for our portraits and then sketched our designs and coloured them in using coloured pencils. We then cut out our portraits […]

Choir Blog

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Year 5 children have been learning about balanced and unbalanced forces.

Joshua and Rumen were thinking about their variables and how they can make their test a fair one. Daniella and Nellija enjoyed working together on their parachutes. Which parachutes will offer the best air resistance? Year 5 children were finding out answers to questions like: how many different forces are there? Why are forces measured […]

May the Force(s) be with us!

Year 5 children are learning about water resistance…but first they need to make a water-worthy craft. What is a streamlined shape? Where in nature, will you find streamlined shapes?       

Phonics Powerpoint

Please find attached the Phonics Power Point used by Miss Rajan-Weare during her presentation to parents this morning. Thank you very much to the people who came. Parents PHONICS-PPT Jan 17

Quiz Night – 3rd February 2017

The Lunar New Year

Celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. In 2017, the first day of the Chinese New Year is on Saturday, 28 January, initiating the year of the Rooster.

Chinese New Year

In 2W we have been busy creating dragon masks as part of our learning about Chinese New Year.   I thought I had a class full of dragons… …but luckily it was just 2W wearing their masks!   First we coloured in a template, then we cut it out and attached a lolly stick to […]

Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year. This year it is the year of the Rooster. To celebrate, Year 6 have created a Chinese Dragon.

Chinese New Year

This week in 1A we have been celebrating the Chinese New Year. First, we talked about how this special celebration is held in China and we learnt about the Chinese New Year Story and found out how the 12 animals became part of the Chinese Zodiac. According to the Chinese Zodiac, this is the year of the […]

Year 5…getting ready…to be trendy…in assembly…

It’s the lyrical Jessie James and MC Hanna

Hannah and Jessica do everything together – what a great team they make!

MC Mike, Mel T. and Wren DMC busting out lyrics!

Quiz Night 3rd February

  JOHN PERRY PRIMARY SCHOOL               Tel: 020 8270 4622 CHARLES ROAD, DAGENHAM                 Fax: 020 8270 4625, Essex                                                          Email: RM10 8UR                                                  Head Teacher: Mr W. Pedro PTA Quiz Night (raising money for your school) Come and join us for some fun on Friday 3rd February. Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30 start. £10 […]

May I have your attention please? Will the real Ruby, please stand up?

Ruby has got the moves! Damien and Kamile works on their rap.

5L rappers: MC Dani, DJ Leilei, and a rap by Nellija

In English, the children are learning about poetry and rap. When does a rap become a poem? When does a poem become rap? A rap that Nellija wrote at home:  

Magnet Madness!

Ella - 3M Isha - 3M Selin - 3M Malachai 3M Marley 3M Tyler 3M

The Robot and the Bluebird

We have enjoyed reading The Robot and the Bluebird by David Lucas this week.     It is a great story which covers a range of different emotions felt by the characters.   We created an emotion graph to show how the Robot’s feelings changed throughout the story.     Can you look at the […]

More 5L Rap Stars!

MC Luu-C DJ Louis Break-Dance Brooke P-Ta Andre

5L Rappers!

P-Ta Andre Timi T. JoshJosh

Time travel and timelines!

Last week the children started their exciting new topic “Time Travellers”. In this topic the children will be travelling through time, looking at events that have happened in the past and taking on the role of historians. To start the topic off the children have all been working hard learning about timelines and how to use […]

JP Rapper – MC Traycee

In English, the children are learning about poetry and rap. When does a rap become a poem? When does a poem become rap? What are the differences and similarities between poetry and rap?

Year 5 Raps in literacy

DJ Eleanor and her crew

When does a rap become a poem? When does a poem become rap?

Ladies and gentlemen – rap superstar: Mel T.

Year 5 are hip-hop rap stars! What are the differences and similarities between poetry and rap?

Wren DMC

In English, the children are learning about poetry and rap.

Year 5 children are doing P.E.

Gymnastics requires balance strength, flexibility, agility, endurance and control. The movements involved in gymnastics contribute to the development of the arms, legs, shoulders, chest and abdominal muscle groups.

Friday’s meal is after fishing.

Word(s) of the week: healthy lifestyle. How often should you eat fish? Why is fish good for you? While omega-3 fatty acids have health benefits, some – like oils and nuts – can be high in calories. So eat them in moderation.

Thursday’s meal is bolognaise, ground black-pepper and spaghetti-o…

Word(s) of the week: healthy lifestyle. Bolognese sauce is an Italian meat-based sauce for pasta which originates in Bologna, a city in Northern Italy. A thick, full-bodied meat sauce that’s a staple of northern Italy’s Bologna. Ellie is having spaghetti too. The first certain record of noodles cooked by boiling is in the Jerusalem Talmud, […]

Would you carry on the journey?

In English today 2R created a Conscience Alley. Our Robot Madeleine had to listen to each side of the alley and their views on whether she should carry on her treacherous journey to carry the Bluebird home. What do you think she decided to do? Miss Chowdhury – 2R

Wednesday’s meal has barbecue chicken on the bone…

Word(s) of the week: healthy lifestyle. Poultry farming is the raising of domesticated birds such as chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese for the purpose of farming meat or eggs for food. Poultry are farmed in great numbers with chickens being the most numerous. More than 50 billion chickens are raised annually as a source of […]

Our New Science Topic!

Year 2 have started their new Science topic.  It’s called ‘We Are What We Eat’.  We’ve been learning about the different types of food that go towards the makings of a balanced diet.

Tuesday’s meal is great to taste…

Word(s) of the week: healthy lifestyle. Rice is a grain that is cultivated in more than 100 countries and is one of the world’s staple foods. It can be grown on hillsides, in soil, or in irrigated waters, either deep or shallow. The different cultivation techniques, as well as cross-breeding, have resulted in thousands of […]

Monday’s meal will bring a smile to your face…

Word(s) of the week: healthy lifestyle. Is this a healthy plate? What food groups can you see? How can we make this plate healthier?

Year 5 children are putting their handwriting practise into practice.

Well done Lucy for improving her handwriting.  As you can see, Lucy is ecstatic. Also thanks to Nellija for giving Lucy plenty of encouragement and support. The first example of work show handwriting from September 2016. The second example of work is from December 2016. September 2016 December 2016   Also, well done Tunmishe for […]

Year 5’s been learning about Christian weddings in R.E.

Why is marriage important? What are vows? Where does the ceremony take place?

Dancing almost over, oops – out of time, so the children are partying like it’s 1999…

Year 5 really know how to have fun!

Year 5 friends

Year 5 children, Kamile and Damien enjoying their playtime. Matthew and Joshua ‘having a laugh’. Ruby and Rumen doing their ‘sassy’ pose. These two best friends are enjoying a Christmas meal together. The conversation is polite. The atmosphere is cordial.

Year 5 enjoying their food.

Who ate all the vegetables on their plate?

Year 5 lining up for Christmas lunch.

Year 5 lining up for their delicious Christmas lunch. I can hear tummies grumbling…

Year 5 Christmas jumper day!

Which jumper designs do you like best?

Yr 2 Christmas Concert

Thank you to everyone who came to the Year 2 Christmas Concert yesterday. It was really lovely to see so many of out parents, carers and friends. I've attached some   pics for you. 

Nursery pm Concert

Many thanks to all who came and supported the Nursery Nativity.

Nursery am Christmas Concert

Many thanks to all parents, carers and friends of JPPS, thank you very much for supporting the Nursery concert this morning. The children were delightful.

Humanities in Year 5

In Year 5 history, the children are learning about the importance of the Magna Carta, the birth of democracy and the history of Parliament. What was the ‘feudal system’? What is the Magna Carta? Is it still relevant to us today? Ask the children in Year 5 and find out!

Year 5’s Reading Corner

Now that the winter months are upon us…any ideas and suggestions to make Year 5’s Reading Corner even cosier?

Year 1 Nativity

Dear Mums, Dads, Carers and Friends of children in Year 1, thank you so much for attending the Year 1 Nativity. I was overwhelmed by your generous comments after the production. Mr Pedro tells me the children were lovely in all their splendour. Thank you for supporting us with costume making and purchasing, oh, and [...]

Mrs Fallows first blog

This is the ARPs first blog. I look forward to posting many more.

A post from Panto Land

Hello, I just thought I'd share a couple of images with you from our visitors Bethany and Lewis last week who came with the fabulous Pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk who performed to all our children from Year 1 to Year 6. I have to say, I was really impressed by their talent and performance. [...]

Christmas Concert Practice

1B have been busy exercising their vocal cords to prepare for the big show!

Animals Including Humans

In 1A we have been learning about living things and labelling the human body.

Herbivores, Omnivores or Carnivores?

In science this week class 1S have been learning about what different living things eat.

Fun in Reception

We have been making snowmen for our Christmas hoop in RZ

Fun in Reception

The making of Sophie by RN

Making toys that move!

We made toys that moved! Some had wheels and could be pushed or pulled.

Marble painting based on work by Jackson Pollock

Nursery children had great fun today rolling marbles in paint!

The nursery toy shop

The nursery children have been reading price labels and counting out the coins that they need in order to go shopping.

Computing in Year 5

In Computing, Year 5 are learning about coding. Jemmyl and his best friend – Leilani are ‘debugging’ an algorithm they wrote. Melissa is using Mr Hin’s computer! Ella, Kamile and Damien are coding. With a few tweaks, Roshan and Yinka’s program works.

English in Year 5

In English, Year 5 are learning about story writing. The children are using relative pronouns, subordinate clauses…and a moustache. Role-play will help the children’s creativity and language skills. Tracy and Akofa are really into their roles!

Science in Year 5

In science, the children are currently learning about ‘forces’. The children will be investigating the effects of air resistance. Melissa, Andre, Louis and Nellija are all hard at work preparing their parachute – go team! Denis, Ella and Timi are also working well together. Hannah is helping Michael with his work.

Friendship Week

During Friendship Week, Year 6 joined together with Year 5 and took up a challenge to make the tallest tower out of spaghetti. This was hard work and most importantly required teamwork. Everyone was soon working together with their spaghetti, bits of Plasticine and sticky tape to create the tallest possible tower.

2C’s Christmas Hoop

2C have been busy this week preparing for their Christmas hoop. Look out for our sparkling stars along the John Perry corridor!      

Up Periscope

In science, Year 6 have been studying Light. We have found out that light travels in straight lines. We made periscopes using cereal boxes and showed that light bounces off the two mirrors into our eyes and lets us see objects round corners or above windows.  

Merry Christmas

A Mad Mad World

What’s that you’re humming?

Year 4 are currently learning about performance poetry. They have read a variety of poems and have attempted to ‘act’ them out.

RN on show

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5L Science

Science enquiry. Kamile thinking about her investigation. What  forces can you name?

Learning all about perimeter!

3F explore perimeter using the names of staff members!                                            

Fun in RN



First blog post – testing. Ella and Jessica working on their story.  

Christmas Jumper Day

Assistant Head

Find JP’s pupils


Artist in the making

Habitats- 2W

In Year 2 we have been learning about habitats. We looked at the different types of habitats around the world and worked together to match different animals to their habitat. What type of animals would you find in this habitat? Would you like to live here? Can you explain why?

John Perry Staff – Learning how to blog!!!

John Perry staff attended training today to learn how to blog for the new school website! Make sure you check out our new upcoming posts celebrating the children’s success’ .                                                

Year One

Welcome to the Year One blog space! Here we will be posting some of the exciting things we do in class every week!