Well done to all the children who came to school today for their excellent teamwork when building their snowmen!
Please see all of the photos in the Photo Gallery on the Children's Pages.
"After 13 wonderful years at St Peter’s the day has finally come for me to move on. I have loved every moment of working here with all the fabulous children and staff over the years and being part of the St Peter’s family. I will miss everyone enormously but the time is right for me to venture to new challenges. I would like to thank everyone for all the memories that I will always holds close to my heart, as well as all the kind words and thoughtful gifts. I will look forward to returning to St Peter’s in the future and hearing about all the wonderful things that the children have been doing."
It was a wonderful evening when the children in Pegasus Class performed Christmas Carols and Bible readings telling the Christmas Story. With the moon shining above, it was a magical event enjoyed by children, parents and staff.
All the children and staff enjoyed a delicious traditional Christmas dinner at The Plough followed by a visit from Father Christmas, who gave all the children gifts. We cannot thank Stewart and Gemma and all the staff at The Plough enough for all their hard work in making this such a special occasion, and, of course, Father Christmas himself, who was so kind to visit us at his busiest time of year!
All of the children were true stars in this year’s Nativity, 'It's a Baby'. What wonderful performances they gave, with such enthusiastic singing and acting. Thanks to all the staff who worked so hard with the children to give them this opportunity; rehearsing songs and lines and organising costumes - it was a great team effort. Also many thanks to Sue Morris, who played the piano for us.
It was marvellous to see such a wonderful turn out for the Christingle Service at St Peter's Church in Alvescot. The children spent time in school makingChristingles for the congregation, using oranges kindly donated by The Cotswold Wildlife Park. Readings were given by staff and children of St Peter's Primary School and the Christingle 50 Song, 'Light A Candle' was sang beautifully by Mrs Karen Stratford.
For 50 years Christingle collections have helped The Children’s Society to work with more than a million children and young people.We hope that our donations will make a difference for young people this Christmas
Thank you to everyone who made this year's Christmas Bazaar such a lovely occasion and great success. A special thanks goes to Father Christmas who spent the afternoon with us at his busiest time of year. It was a wonderful afternoon and raised over £1,500.
The whole school gathered at the war memorial for two minutes silence and prayers to mark Armistice Day. It was lovely that villagers joined us to mark this special occasion.
Our harvest festival this year was a family service, led by Reverend MacInnes. Thank you to all the families who were able to join us in our harvest celebration, to the children for their singing, prayers and reading and to everyone who made donations for the Witney Food Bank.
Due to the heavy rain, unfortunately our sponsored Autumn Walk around the village had to be postponed however the Harvest Show was a great success. Many thanks to all the children who worked so hard to produce their wonderful creations for the show. It made it a very difficult job for our judges Mrs Chapman, Mrs Phipps and Mrs King.
This year's categories were the best nature crown, best drawing painting of St Peter's School, best animal handprint art, best animal made from a vegetable and best painted pumpkin. Please see the Photo Gallery for photographs of some of the children's creations.
Mrs King and Mr Waters were delighted to attend a SIAMS Outstanding Awards Presentation in celebration of St Peter's School's success. They were very proud to be presented with an Outstanding SIAMS Plaque by The Right Reverend Colin Fletcher, Bishop of Dorchester which will be displayed in school.
The children in Tucana Class have been learning about ‘People Who Help Us’ and Bampton Fire Station spent a morning in school answering all of their questions including “What do you do if you run out of water?”. The children in Tucana and Cygnus Classes then had the opportunity to explore the fire engine and even have a go with the hose pipes. The firemen also gave a whole school assembly all about fire safety. Thank you to all at Bampton Fire Station for such a great morning.
We were very proud of our Year 3 and 4 football team who took part in the Burford Partnership Football Tournament at Burford School. They played with great enthusiasm and team spirit and won their first match!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
"Strong relationships built upon Christian values are at the heart of this church school and result in a passion and drive to ensure the all-round development of the children."