Autumn 2021 – Week 7

What wondrous weather we have had this week at St Peter’s. The front field has beautiful calves grazing and the school has been alive with children following a well deserved two-week break.

Year 7 and Year 8 completed a tremendous sports tour to Bath and Bristol, which was a great success. My huge thanks to the staff who looked after the children, ensuring they had a cracking time and great experiences. Opportunity at its best. I have spent much time in classrooms over the last few days and it is always such a privilege, as a Headteacher, to be able to visit classes, absorb the atmosphere,
witness the teaching and learning going on and touch base with the children and staff. I dropped in on World War II Day with Year 5 and an interactive Morse Code activity. I learnt some fascinating facts in Maths, Science and loved the Chuck Norris Art portraiture activity with Year 7.

The highlight of the week was on Tuesday: firstly, the Year 2 Show and Share Assembly on their ‘Victorian’ topic, then, the Year 4 Heroes Evening. Each Year 4 child spoke knowledgeably about their Heroes, the research they had done, the facts they had learnt. Some proudly showed the letters they had written and responses they had received. The parents loved spending time with the children and were very complimentary about the newly decorated sports hall, complete with state of the art basketball hoops (thank you PTA!), as well as the delicious canapes provided by our amazing catering team. Thank you parents for keeping vigilant with your children, testing as necessary and keeping us informed at all times. It is hugely appreciated.

We have the whole school photograph on Monday. Please can I ask that children are smart, shoes polished and hair tidy. The previous two were cancelled because of Covid-19 and I am delighted that we can record our amazing school again. A snapshot in time!

Falkner House Day has been a joy today and thank you to Mr Pike for providing ice lollies for all. Over £400 has been raised for our school charity, Above Water, which is fantastic!

Charlotte Johnston

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