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17/11/18

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Another day, another CPI trip! are here at Twickenham and excited for some live international rugby. Come on, England! 🌹 https://t.co/wQ5EBLyfBF

17/11/18

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ESJPE

Our seats are in front of the box... Look out for the students of during the game Nice to see the legend doing pre game analysis https://t.co/Feq9RCf29J

17/11/18

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ESJ - CPI Faculty

“There’s no show like an ESJ show!” Tickets now available on Parentpay. Showcase of Dance, Drama and Music in a show of broadway classics and a second half dedicated entirely to the students’ favourite - The Greatest Showman! https://t.co/jzjhoP9oaf

17/11/18

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ESJPE

Who is excited for the school trip today?! Don’t forget to be at school for 10:30. https://t.co/soB7hRyB2r

16/11/18

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EverythingEppingForest

At tonight's Epping Forest Schools Parliamentary Debating Competition held by Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing, a prize for Most Promising Newcomer was presented to student Lewis Martin https://t.co/bsgZvcV8TK

16/11/18

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Mr Y

Most promising newcomer in Epping Forest... Well done Lewis Matin! https://t.co/zChkHscbGc

16/11/18

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Ben Murphy CC

Wishing Lewis and Oliver of the very best of luck in the School’s Parliamentary Debating Competition hosted by this evening. They will be debating the subject of global warming 🌎

16/11/18

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BMAT

Teenagers from Harlow and Epping went head to head with a Lego challenge. Year 9 students from and and Year 10 students form took on the task of designing and programming a robot to carry out a specific task. https://t.co/VRzDINXb9W https://t.co/pjl7BcR2d2

16/11/18

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BMAT Battle Of The Bards! Presented by . Othello by takes on Henry IV Part 1 by . 29th November at in the main theatre. Contact (email in poster) for details and tickets. https://t.co/iRKJ3gqLUe

16/11/18

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Miss K Driver

We have had over 40 entries to the Christmas card competition for ESJ! Some of these entries are the most brilliant and adorable things I have ever seen. Our students really are amazing! Brace yourself for Xmas card spam.... 🤣🤩😆

16/11/18

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Miss K Driver

Some of the finalists for this years competition!!! https://t.co/Wvj5afsF8x

15/11/18

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ESJPE

Fantastic performance from our year 9 football team in the National Competition today. After an hours drive to Kent we left with a 6-0 victory. That takes us into the last 108 teams in the entire country. Really of the boys

15/11/18

Teenagers are looking forward to making a difference to lives in Cambodia. A group of Year 11 students have signed up to spend 28 days in Cambodia next summer. Between now and then, they each must raise £3,500 towards the trip https://t.co/AL5AvWplUK https://t.co/BVwsad6yxs

15/11/18

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Epping Forest DC

Nominate candidates for Citizen or Team of the Year 2019 before 30 November 2018 https://t.co/SaruneiMt4 https://t.co/BYkGqc2r7l

14/11/18

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ESJStudent_Lead_2018

Want to recap everything that happened last term? Want to read an exclusive interview with our new headteacher? Read the student newsletter! It's on the wall in the upstairs west wing and it's still available for download here -> https://t.co/Avv66DFh7W

14/11/18

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Mrs RS

Congratulations to our winners Y13 Ellisha Y13 Millie Y7 Rosemary https://t.co/0zdBxCfXbe

13/11/18

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ESJ - CPI Faculty

Great to see our class of year 10 PE students embracing their yoga lesson this afternoon with the lovely Debbie from - they can’t wait for the next one!

13/11/18

The exciting possibilities of science are being enjoyed by students in Epping. Year 7 and 8 students have joined a new after-school science club at Epping St John’s School to explore the subject in more depth. Full story - https://t.co/CZnMhrTbzf https://t.co/6G9K3Jbw8P

13/11/18

Teenagers are reaching for the stars when it comes to their extra-curricular activities. Year 9 students at Epping St John’s School have signed up for the latest after-school club which will see them achieve a GCSE qualification in astronomy. Full story - https://t.co/OrKmi1w1JB https://t.co/bShbUzcDh6

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Literacy Drive At ESJ

Literacy Drive At ESJ

Posted: 11th June 2018

Epping St John’s School has been on a journey of transformation over the last couple of years, with students achieving the best results in the school’s history last summer.

As work continues to improve further, a focus has been put on to reading and writing.

Serife Horner, head of English and lead practitioner for literacy, said: “The whole culture at Epping St John’s School is changing and students want to get involved in literacy. They have lost that embarrassment around reading books and they will happily sit around school and read.

“I have been working closely with my colleagues in other departments, so we are all pushing literacy together. In maths, we have displayed an alphabet of key terms, including visual aids for our students with English as an additional language. In history, we created visual glossaries of key historical vocabulary and in art, we are focusing on how to improve students’ ability to write about specific artistic styles and their own work for GCSE and A-level exams.

“What we want is for our students to be able to compete with everyone on a global scale, irrespective of their background or access to a library.”

Initiatives introduced at the school include –

* a three-stage reading programme, which started with encouraging students to read for pleasure by looking at play adaptations of classics, which were read in class while focusing on tone of voice. Further reading age tests showed some students made two years’ worth of progress within seven months. The second stage, which has just started, focuses on fluency and students’ ability to read aloud without losing meaning. Students are listening to audio books, stopping regularly to discuss tone of voice and impact of punctuation. The third stage will see students reading for comprehension; reading both fiction and non-fiction and drawing explicit and implicit meanings from them.

* Year 7 to 9 students enjoy the opportunity to DEAR (Drop Everything and Read), where everything stops at a certain time of the day for students to pick up a book and read for ten minutes. The success of the scheme was demonstrated when £600 was raised during a book fair, compared to a goal set of £300. The scheme will be rolled out to the rest of the school.

* A display board spells out the “Dirty 30” most commonly misspelled words and students in all year groups are tested on them each term.

* A word of the week is shared around the school and students challenged to use it in their work. Teachers look out for the word and send celebratory notes home when students make use of their new-found vocabulary.

* World Book Day was spread across a whole week at the school to celebrate reading. Students took part in a book scavenger hunt where they had to track down teachers who had their favourite book titles written on them, sparking conversations about books to read. The whole school completed a reading relay where an extract from a short story was read at the end of every lesson, so the whole story was completed by lunch for students to discuss during SMSC time.

A trip to Harry Potter World is on the calendar for Year 7 students to complement their study of the text and the department also hopes to welcome in authors, to hear from advertising specialists who will speak with students about the language they use in their work, as well as challenging students to not judge a book by its cover, allowing them to choose books just from their synopsis.

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