Welcome back to the new term! It’s amazing to think that we are already half way through September, especially when the wonderful weather for the start of term has made it feel more like July … in sunny Spain!
I have been amazed by just how much the great children of St Peter’s are able to cram into their school days. So far, in just the first 8 days of term, we have had whole school worship and a whole school Mass celebrated by a very lively Fr Kevin, two Golden Leaf assemblies where Summer Reading Challenges and Show Stopper pieces of writing were also celebrated, and the first of six assemblies to remind the children of the importance of our 6 C’s – this week led by Mrs Knight who focused on courtesy. Amazingly, these very special gatherings are all completed by 9.30am, and then the pupils go to class to start a busy day of hard work, super learning and fantastic progress.
During the first ‘full’ week of the school term, we have welcomed into our community some very smart, very curious and very excited Reception children. Their part-time induction carries on for another week before spending full school days with us from Monday 26th September onwards. Meanwhile, both Year 3 classes have visited Butser Ancient Farm, and thanks must go to Mr Austin, Miss Honeywell, the support staff and the parent volunteers who have enabled such exciting off-site learning to take place.
Here’s hoping that summer lasts just a little longer.
Mr R Cunningham