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End of Year Service

This service in St Peter’s Church was a very special occasion led by Reverent MacInnes, in celebration and memory of the year. The children filled the church with their beautiful singing and a very special perfomance of 'A Brand New Day' by Pegasus Class. They all spoke beautifully as they shared their memories of the year. 

End of Year Service

A trip to the seaside!

Cygnus and Tucana Classes enjoyed a glorious day at the seaside in Weston-Super-Mare. With the sun shining, donkey rides, sandcastle building and ice-creams, it was a wonderful day and certainly one that we will all remember!

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Residential to Adventure Plus

 The children in Pegasus Class had a fabulous residential trip to Adventure Plus in Clanfield. Thanks to the team at Adventure Plus, our very own Chair of Governor, David Waters, Mr Wise, Mrs Honour and Mrs Pearce, all the children took part in canoeing, slacklining, fencing, cycling and bushcrafts, many for the first time. As they spent the evening around the camp fire, toasting marshmallows and singing and the night under canvas, some very special memories were made.

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KS2 Sports Day

All the children were able to display their jumping, throwing,dribbling and running skills at our first Key Stage 2 Sports Day, showing great sportmanship and being excellent competitors.

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Bristol Aquarium

To support their topic, ‘The Blue Abyss’, Pegasus class visited the Bristol Aquarium and learnt about lots of fascinating underwater creatures including electric eels, sharks and rays. The children returned to school very excited to share the amazing facts that they had learnt including the fact that an electric eel could light up all the Christmas lights on Oxford Street!

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Victorian Street Party

A street party was held with Victoria sandwich cake and scones. The children sang ‘Happy Birthday’, made wishes for the future of the school and blew out the candles to celebrate the school’s birthday.

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Victorian Day

The children had the opportunity to experience a day at school just like children would have done in Victorian Times. They all thoroughly enjoyed their day with lessons including copy writing, chanting the alphabet and times tables, learning poems by heart, shoe polishing and sketching wild flowers although some of them were less keen on the cane, and the dunce’s hat!

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Visit by Local Historian, Martin Way

Local historian Martin Way  brought his Victorian artefacts to school and talked with great enthusiasm about life in Victorian times. Staff and children learnt about what our school would have been like when it first opened in 1869.

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St Peter's Day Service with Bishop Colin

The St Peter’s Family Service, led by Bishop Colin, was a joyous occasion with the children reading the story of Peter the Fisherman and their own prayers as well as singing one of their favourite songs, ‘Now Peter one day, went down to the shore’. The service was followed by a traditional afternoon tea of scones with cream and jam which everyone stayed to enjoy in the sunshine.

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KS1 Sports Day

Despite the forecast, the rain held off and our Key Stage 1 Sport’s Day was able to go ahead in perfect weather conditions. The children all took part in running, egg and spoon and ball in the bucket races.! All the children participated with great enthusiasm and wonderful team spirit.

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Village Fete 2019

This year’s Victorian themed village fete, marking the school’s birthday, was a great success with everyone enjoying the many stalls, games and performances. The children of St Peter’s opened the fete, with a charming rendition of ‘Who were the Victorians?’ and ‘The School Song’ and everyone looked wonderful in their Victorian costumes. Many thanks to everyone who supported this event.

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Cycle Race Excitement

St Peter's were very lucky to be on the route of the Women's Cycle Tour of Britain. The children had made banners and were ready to cheer the cyclists on, when they had an extra surprise 'show' from the Police outriders who treated them to high fives, a dance show and even a pink rose for one lucky pupil! 

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/17702110.police-biker-dances-for-children-during-ovo-cycle-race/

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Success at the Swimming Gala

Well done to the Year 3 and 4 children who competed in this year’s Burford Partnership swimming gala. Congratulations to Sofia and Lily who won the Year 3 and Year 4 breast stroke race, to Ted who won the float race and Sofia who won the breast stroke race. All the children who took part did so with great team spirit and were excellent ambassadors for our school.

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RE and Arts Day

The whole school enjoyed an RE and Arts day with Sue and Colin Townsend, two long serving trustees of Friends of African International Ministry. Mr Townsend taught us all about life in a village in Uganda, and helped create some African weaving and necklaces. Mrs Townsend taught African dancing, singing and drumming! Pegasus were inspired to create some wonderful collaborative African Artwork which is displayed in their classroom.

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ZooLab

To support their learning this term, Zoolab visited Cygnus and Tucana Classes and all the children had the opportunity to handle and learn about a bearded dragon, a chilli rose tarantula, a gerbil, a giant cockroach and a corn snake. They learnt lots of amazing facts about these animals.

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Adventure Plus

This term, the children in Pegasus Class are having their PE lessons at Adventure Plus, an outdoor activity centre in Clanfield. Over the summer terms, the children will be developing their archery and climbing skills and later in the term, they will be camping overnight at the centre and having the opportunity to take part in a range of outdoor learning activities including mountain biking, canoeing, slacklining and fencing.

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Prayer Spaces

All the children visited our Prayer Spaces in St Peter’s Church. Kirsty Morgan from BeSpace talked about different kinds of prayer and then the children had the opportunity to pray through a range of creative activities. The children thought carefully about forgiveness, joy, love and new life. Thank you to Kirsty, Tessa Farley and the staff of St Peter’s for leading the Prayer Spaces. It was lovely that the Prayer Spaces were open for families to visit after the Easter Egg Hunt and to see the children leading their families through the activities and talking about prayer so confidently.

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Easter Egg Hunt

It was a glorious afternoon for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Many families arrived to follow the clues and win their Easter Eggs. There was also face-painting, an Easter raffle, 'Guess the number of eggs in the jar' and a wonderful cake sale, selling traditional Simnel Cake. Thank you to Sam Lawton and the Friends of St Peter's (FoSPs) who organised this event and to all the parents and children who came along.

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Easter Bonnet Parade

The children’s Easter bonnets were, yet again, a marvellous sight. It was a lovely afternoon when the children paraded around the village displaying their bonnets for all to see. Thanks to all those who joined us as well as everyone in the village who came out to see the children.

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Mothering Sunday

Our Mothering Sunday Service, led by Reverend MacInnes at St Peter's Church was a joyous occasion. The congregation took part in the tradition of ‘Clipping the Church’, and managed to encircle the entire church! The children’s lovely daffodil artwork was displayed and all the mums received an extra treat of a bunch of flowers and a delicious cake bought at the FoSPs Cake Sale, raising £50 which was shared between the school and the church.

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