Belonging, Believing, Building a Future


The children and staff enjoyed a wonderful day out at Legoland. The children in Cygnus Class worked together in teams of three as Supplier, Architect and Builder to complete a Lego model. This required good communication, attention, focus, problem solving and team work. Tucana Class built Lego castles for Ollie the baby dragon thinking about and following the keys principles of a sound structural design and Phoenix Class built and programmed their own interactive models. After a visit to Miniland and a ride on the Fairytale brook the children all enjoyed a visit to the beach! It was a lovely day and certainly one that we will all remember!


Sport's Day 2018

Our annual Sport’s Day took place on a glorious summer afternoon. The children all took part in running, egg and spoon and ball in the bucket races and this year there was a Phoenix Class obstacle course relay! All the children participated with great enthusiasm and wonderful team spirit. The annual family barbecue followed sports day. It was lovely to welcome some of our new families to this event, who will be joining the school in September.

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Sun Science Day

On the longest day of the year the children enjoyed a wonderful 'Sun Science Day'. They explored how shadows are made, making shadow puppets and sun dials. They also explored light and electricity, colour mixing and reflection, making beautiful sun catchers. The children also thought about sun safety and made some super posters which will be displayed around the school before next week's heatwave!


Village Fete 2018

This year’s 60s themed village fete was a great success with everyone enjoying the many stalls, games and performances. The children of St Peter’s opened the fete, singing 'Here comes the Sun' and 'Wonderful World' and performing their Rock 'n' Roll dance. Many thanks to everyone who supported this event. We know that all our four village organisations including the church, the school, the village hall and the play field will be grateful beneficiaries of grants from the proceeds.

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Outstanding Church School

We are very proud to be able to share the outstanding outcome of our Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) which took place on 25th May 2018. The distinctiveness and effectiveness of St Peter's as a Church of England school has been judged to be outstanding in all areas! Many thanks to all the children, staff, parents and governors who worked so hard to achieve this.

Please click here to download the full inspection report Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools Report May 2018 

Year 2 Ultra Olympics

Well done to all the Year 2 children who took part in this year's Burford Partnership Ultra Olympics at Burford School. Thank you to Mrs Williams for organising this event and the students from Burford School who planned and led the activities to develop the children's running, jumping, throwing and aiming skills.

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Prayer Spaces at St Peter's Church

All the children enjoyed visiting the Prayer Spaces in St Peter's Church. It was lovely to welcome back Mary Phillips from BeSpace who was very impressed by all that the children remembered about prayer. Many thanks to Reverend MacInnes, Mary Phillips,Tessa Farley, Laura Farley and all the staff for leading the Prayer Spaces. It was lovely that so many parents were able to join their children to visit the prayer spaces at the end of the school day.

Please do look at more photos in the Photo Gallery on the Children’s Pages.

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Visit to the Synagogue

All the children in Tucana and Phoenix Classes enjoyed an interesting visit to the Synagogue in Oxford where they found out all about the Ark, how the Torah scrolls are made and the special clothes that Jewish people wear in the synagogue as well as Shabbat and how Jewish people spend their Sabbath day.

Please do look at more photos in the Photo Gallery on the Children’s Pages.


Oxfordshire School Games Gymnastics County Finals

Well done to our gymnasts who competed in the Oxfordshire School Games Gymnastics County Finals at Abingdon Gymnastics Club and came sixth out of the nine teams that went through to the final. This was a great achievement and we are looking forward to particpating in the competition again next year.

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Adam Guillain

Children's author, Adam Guillain led a wonderful whole school assembly, telling the stories of 'Muffins with Mummies' and 'Molly's Magic Wardrobe'. The children were enthralled by Adam's storytelling! To see more photographs of Adam, please go to the Gallery on the Children's Pages.

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Crocodiles of the World

The children in Phoenix Class had a great day at 'Crocodiles of the World', coming face to face with some of the world's top predators.They learnt lots of information about the difference between alligators and crocodiles, how they see under water and why they are only found in hot climates.

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Easter Service

The Easter service at St Peter's Church was well attended. The Year 2 and 3 children read the Easter Story and all the children sung beautifully. Thank you to Phoenix Class for their beautiful pictures of Gauguin's 'Yellow Christ' and their Easter prayers that are displayed in the Church. The collection made at the end of the service, was given to the Church to help with the restoration project.


Thank you for our school where we learn and play with our friends.                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for the beautiful flowers that bloom in Springtime.                                                                                                                                                                              Thank you for the oceans and the coral that fish can hide in.                                                                                                                                                                              Thank you for our homes that keep us warm when it's cold outside.                                                                                                                                                                    Thank you for Jesus who died for us and came alive on Easter Sunday.                                                                                                                                                             Amen

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Easter Bonnet Parade 2018

The children’s Easter bonnets were a marvellous sight. It was another sunny afternoon when the children paraded around the village displaying their bonnets for all to see and returned to school for an Easter chocolate treat. Thanks to all those who joined us as well as everyone in the village who came out to see the children.

To see more photographs, please go to the Photo Gallery on the Children's Pages.


Easter Egg Hunt

It was a glorious afternoon for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Many families arrived to follow the Beatrix Potter clues and win their Easter Egg. There was also face-painting, an Easter raffle, 'Guess the number of eggs in the jar' and a wonderful cake sale with Simnel Cake, Italian Dove Cake known as Colomba pasquale and Polish Babka 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.

To see more photographs, please go to the Photo Gallery on the Children's Pages.

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Sport Relief 2018

Thank you to Mrs Chapman and the school councillors for organising the 'Daley Challenge' for Sport Relief this week. Challenges included running, skipping, jumping, hoola hooping, jogging, walking on stilts, hopscotch and three-legged walking! All the children completed their challenges and we have raised £40 so far for Sport Relief.

To see more photographs, please go to the Photo Gallery on the Children's Pages.


St Peter's win West Oxfordshire Gymnastics Competition!

Well done to all our fabulous gymnasts who competed with such great team spirit in the West Oxfordshire Key Steps Gymnastics Competition at Carterton Community College.They have been practising very hard at home and school and all gave their best performances on the day.  

To see more photographs, please go to the Photo Gallery on the Children's Pages.


Prayer Spaces

This week all the children visited our Prayer Spaces. In assembly, Mary Phillips 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 things that they are thankful for, things they are sorry for, things they might ask for and also prayers that they could say for others. Thank you to Reverend MacInnes, Mary Phillips and Tessa Farley for leading the Prayer Spaces.

To see more photographs, please go to the Photo Gallery on the Children's Pages.

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Visit to the Cotswold Wildlife Park

All the children in Cygnus and Tucana Classes had a wonderful day at the Cotswold Wildlife Park. This what the children in Tucana Class said about their visit:

We went to the Cotswold Wildlife Park. First we saw the parrots and the meerkats and then we saw the prairie dogs. We saw the penguins while they got fed. The penguins liked fish. We saw a wolf that howled very loud and a big tortoise and a crocodile. The lions ate their food on a stick. We saw monkeys swinging on a rope. It was very dark in the bat house. We went into the greenhouse and saw the sloth. I liked the rabbits because they were cute and sweet. We saw pigs and horses, rats and a little mouse. I was not frightened.


To see more photographs, please go to the Photo Gallery on the Children's Pages.


Burford Partnership Sports Event

Our Year 3 children enjoyed developing their skills at the Burford Partnership Year 3 Multiskills Event, organised by the Burford School Sports Leaders, To see more photographghs, please go to the Photo Gallery on the Children's Pages.

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Mothering Sunday Service

It was a glorious Sunday morning for our Mothering Sunday Service, led by Reverend MacInnes at St Peter's Church. Thank you to the Friends of St Peter's for organising the cake sale after the service which raised a total of £74.50 which was shared between the school and the church.

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