Belonging, Believing, Building a Future

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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Tony the Tortoise visits Tucana Class

Tony the African tortoise enjoyed his visit to Tucana Class. The children learnt all about what Tony needs to stay healthy. They watched him very carefully eating and moving around the classroom and then made some excellent paintings of him.

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New basketball and football lunchtime clubs

Our new basketball and football lunchtime clubs are proving very popular! The children are enjoying learning new skills with Adam Bowerman from the Oxfordshire Skills Acquisition Academy

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School Closed

Due to the current weather conditions and forecast heavy snowfall, St Peter's School will be closed tomorrow, Friday 2nd March.


Out of darkness, Christmas light

This year’s Nativity, ‘Out of darkness, Christmas light', was enthralling. The children worked hard practising their parts and gave some wonderful performances. 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 truly was a great team effort. Also many thanks to Sue Morris, who once again played the piano for us.

Please go to the Photo Gallery on the Children's Pages to see more photos of our Nativity..


Christmas Dinner 2017

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!

Please go to the Photo Gallery on the Children's Pages to see more photos of our Christmas Dinner.


Christmas Bazaar 2017

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 and Jenny the donkey from Time Out Farm Animal Sanctuary. It was a wonderful afternoon and raised over £1,167!


Children in Need 2017

Thank you to everyone who supported our Children in Need day on Friday. We raised £118 by donating £1 to wear something spotty for the day and for selling spotty goodies to eat at the end of the school day. Thank you to Mrs Chapman and our school council for making biscuits and cake to sell- they were delicious!

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Alvescot, Bampton, Oxon OX18 2PU
Tel: 01993 842535

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