The past week at St Peter’s has seen the annual taking place of some traditional events, and the start of what I hope will become a secure fixture in the pupils’ learning calendar.
As we enter Advent, the whole school walked to the church of the Sacred Heart and St Peter the Apostle on Tuesday for the traditional Advent service. This was a chance for each year group to present the work they have been doing in RE lessons as part of their understanding about Advent. Wednesday saw the pupils in Year R present a wonderful Nativity play. The audience, packed with proud parents and grandparents, were amazed at just how much the children had grown in confidence over just three months at St Peter’s.
In terms of new traditions, Friday 1st December saw a deep learning day through the whole school for STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Devoting the full day to a single project allowed the pupils to really investigate, trial and assess their learning in a range of scientific challenges. Be sure to ask you child what their year group worked on, and watch out for the next STEM day on 2nd February 2018.
On Wednesday 13th December at 6:00pm, the school has its Key Stage 2 Carol Service at the church of the Sacred Heart and St Peter the Apostle. This is a chance for the older children in the school to present a congregational celebration of the coming festive season. Everyone is invited to this Carol Service, and we look forward to seeing many of you there.
Mr R Cunningham