Belonging, Believing, Building a Future

Visit to the Cotswold Wildlife Park

All the children in Cygnus and Tucana Classes had a wonderful day at the Cotswold Wildlife Park. Seeing the feeding of the penguins and the lions were highlights of the visit! 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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Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2017

This year St Peter's families have filled a wonderful 53 shoeboxes for the Christmas Shoebox Appeal coordinated by www.teams4u.com! T4U are a small charity started by David Cooke - David and his family began the original shoebox appeal over 25 years ago by asking school children in the UK to fill shoeboxes with simple Christmas gifts for Romanian orphans. The current need is still extraordinary and the power of the shoebox has never faded. Several families will be attending the Dedication Service at Witney Methodist Church on 13th November.

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Harvest time

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 and prayers and to everyone who made donations for the Carterton Food Bank.

This year, our harvest service was followed by a Sponsored Autumn Walk around the village and a Harvest Show. 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 Mr Waters, Mrs Phipps and Mrs King.

Please see the Photo Gallery for more photographs of some of the children's creations.


St Peter's Primary School Celebration

We were delighted to welcome the Rt. Revd. Colin Fletcher to celebrate St Peter's becoming a primary schooll. Bishop Colin lead a whole school assembly in which he dressed in his robes and told the children all about himself and his job. It was lovely that he was able to meet some parents and ex-pupils of the school before joining staff, governors and friends of the school for afternoon tea.


Please see the Photo Gallery for more photographs of the celebration



Welcome to our 14 new Reception children who have started school in Cygnus Class this term. They have settled quickly into the daily routines of school life and have already made many friends.

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Bracknell Forest 2017

The children and staff enjoyed a wonderful day out at Bracknell Forest and 'hands-on science' at the Look Out Discovery Centre. The children enjoyed launching the hydrogen rocket, playing with the boats in the indoor stream and building houses together.


Court Hill 2017

We all arrived at school with our bags and teddies, ready for our trip to Court Hill. I was feeling nervous and excited at the same time. When everyone was there we drove up to White Horse Hill. Then we climbed out of the coach and walked for a very long time.

We explored the woods and built a monster of a den with long sticks. Then we climbed the tall trees. After that, we sat down on a branch and had a snack and then we kept on walking to a place called Wayland's Smithy. We had a little play there and found little treasures and scrolls in the rocks. Then we walked back to White Horse Hill and had our lunch. We ran around in the long grass and flew the kites in the breeze of the air. The kite made an aeroplane noise because the wind was so rough.

Next we headed back to the coach and travelled to Court Hill. We played in the woods and built dens and chairs to sit on.

Mrs King showed us our rooms and we unpacked all our stuff. Then we washed our faces and got ready for dinner. I loved dinner! It was pasta and bolognaise and for pudding we had apple crumble and ice-cream. It was delicious!

Next we got our jumpers on and went outside and watched the sun go down. Then we went back inside and Mrs King read us a bedtime story. After that we were all ready for bed.

In the morning, we woke up quite early and we did some drawing and read some books and played with the lego. We had cereals and a full English breakfast.

After that we packed our bags ready to go home and waited for our mums and dads to pick us up.

It was the best day of my life. I had an amazing time!


Maths and Science Week 2017

The Year 2 class had a great start to the week with a visit by Cotswold Wardens, Gerald Simper and Rosemary Wilson who helped the children to learn all about the plants and animals in the local area. The children enjoyed finding out from local farmer, Mike Honour, about some of the crops and wildflowers that grow locally and what they are used for as well as estimating and measuring the height and age of the oak tree growing by the Church. Thanks to Charlotte Robinson, the children enjoyed some science investigations including making shapes with one continuous side, paper helicopters and chromatography. All the children have learnt about the importance of healthy lifestyles by having a eating healthily and taking exercise. The Reception Class visited St Christopher’s for a Burford Partnership multi-skills morning and all the children took part in a range of sports activities. The week ended with a 'messy science' day in Class 1 with the children experimenting with making volcanos and different coloured rain clouds and investigating the best shaped bubble wand for blowing bubbles.


New books donated by the Carterton Lions

Many thanks to John and Maddy Radburn from the Carterton Lions who visited St Peter's to give the children a gift of books for their new Key Stage 2 library and a very kind donation of £200 to buy some more history books.

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Alvescot Country Fayre

This year’s village fete was a great success with everyone enjoying the many stalls, games and performances in the glorious sunshine. The children of St Peter’s opened the fete, singing 'English Country Graden' and 'One potato, two potato, three potato, four' and performed their country dances, the Circussaian Circle and Pat-a-cake Polka. Many thanks to everyone who supported this event and helped towards raising funds for the School, Church, Playing Field and Village Hall.

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Minibeast Mayhem

The Reception and Year 2 classes enjoyed an exciting morning with Sally-Anne from Minibeast Mayhem, learning all about the science of entomology! The children and staff were fascinated to learn about the Malaysian Stick Insect and how different insects smell, breathe and grow. Please go to the Photo Gallery on the Children's Pages to see more photos of these amazing acreatures.

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Alvescot, Bampton, Oxon OX18 2PU
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