Just a selection of photographs showing the efforts made and the fun had by all.
A few notices for you…
Just a quick reminder that it is the school’s Sports Day this Monday 1st July. It is a 9:15 a.m. start and it would be great for as much parental/carer support as possible (and good weather)! Please check for a Parentmail for more details!
It has been a busy half-term with our inter-school competitions. St Peter’s have put teams forward for tennis, athletics, cricket and orienteering – they have competed against other schools in the South-East Hampshire area.
This year, St Peter’s also entered a cross-country team into the South-East Hampshire running league for the Spring Term. The children took part in the cross-country races at Portsdown Hill on a Friday afternoon from 4:00 pm. The league culminated with the finals taking place at Crookhorn Secondary School on a rainy afternoon – the team showed such resilience in the harsh running conditions and did themselves proud! They all showed great commitment levels! Mr Land and Mrs Burrows congratulate you! We are looking to grow this after-school club even further in September, so if your child likes a challenge and to build their ‘grit’ and fitness, then they can always join the club.
This Friday also sees our SummerFest at the school site from 5:30pm, where the children of St Peter’s will be showing their Western-themed dance that they have been preparing with CM Sports for the last half-term in their PE lessons. The children have thoroughly enjoyed the process of learning the dance and I have witnessed first-hand how good the Year 4 and Year 6 dance is!
Thank you, and hopefully I will see you at the SummerFest and the Sports Day!
St Peter’s hosted staff and pupils from other primary schools in a joint art project. Children from our school welcomed the children from Corpus Christi in North End, St Paul’s in Paulsgrove and St Jude’s in Fareham and they worked together to produce Prayer Book sleeves and a lolly stick cross. The work was inspired by the upcoming feast of St Peter and St Paul and the day was led by local artist, Frances Peel. All the children thoroughly enjoyed the day and I’m sure you will agree that the art work they produced was both thoughtful and stunning.
A huge thanks to Frances and all the schools who took part – let’s hope we work on more projects together in the future.
A few snaps of our Countries of the World Carnival.
St Peter’s is again taking part in this annual tradition of displaying Cows in Queen’s Inclosure Woods (Park Lane entrance) Waterlooville.
This community project is co-ordinated by St Wilfrid’s church and displays the artistic talents of children and young people in our community.
There are photographs of St Peter’s cows below, so pop along to the Queen’s Inclosure this Saturday 22nd June between 11am-3pm and see if you can spot them – I’m sure you’ll agree they look amazing. I’d love to see your photo by them if you do!
There is also a BBQ and lots of other fun activities to keep you entertained.
The children in year hooked in their History Topic of the Great Fire of London with a topic box from Hampshire History Resource centre.
The children had a wonderful time exploring all the artefacts and asking lots of questions about who might have owned some of the items and where might they have come from.
Lots of inquisitive learning which will lead them onto learning lots more about the great event that happened.
Amazing work has been going on in the recent STEM day in year R. They looked at four investigations – Salty ice (the effect of salt on ice), Speed Ramps (which car goes faster), Shadows (how they are formed and how they change) and looking at the bird nest in the school grounds to help build their own nest.
Wow! What a wonderful morning we have had creating African crafts. So many family members came in to work with their children to create African Tribal Masks and Kenyan Placemats. We were totally overwhelmed at how well everyone engaged in the activities and we created an African vibe with tradition music to accompany us while we made our crafts. It was so lovely to see members of staff from around the school also joining in the activities. The morning was finished off with a parade around the hall.
The Rio Carnival came to school today as Year 6 and some of their families created Carnival Masks and Rainmakers. We learnt about the history of the Rio Carnival in Brazil and compared it to the Notting Hill Carnival in the UK before creating our own masterpieces. Listening to Samba music while we worked really created a festival atmosphere.
The children will be ‘showing off’ their creations during our ‘Festival of the World Parade’ on 21st June.
Year 2 had a wonderful hook to their new learning for their topic
‘One Small Step’.
All the children got into their pyjamas and gathered together to watch Neil Armstrong landing on the moon. We all got into role and imagined we had gone back in time to 1969 and had taken a day off school to get together and watch this incredible experience.
The children were very excited counting down to blast off and watched in anticipation as the rocket then landed on the moon and Neil Armstrong took his first step.