Monthly Archives: April, 2022

Not lost in translation

Huge congratulations go to all entrants to the St Peter’s Foreign Language Writing Competition, all of whom just so happened to be from Year 5. The children all worked on their pieces of writing in their own time, which is a real credit to them. It was a very difficult decision to make, but the panel of teachers decided that the winner should be Grace (5SC) because of her immaculate presentation and the high level of independence that she showed when creating her piece.

The submitted pieces of work have been translated onto audio recording devices around school for other children to listen to and enjoy the talents of our multilingual pupils. The pieces of written work will later be moved to an album in the school foyer so that visitors and parents too can experience the joy!

Thank you to Mrs Atkins, the school lead on English as an Additional Language, for organising the competition.

Mr R Cunningham

Lenten preparations for Easter

Over this last week of term, St Peter’s pupils have marked Jesus’ road to Calvary and Passion.  Staged over 3 days, pupils watched 3 Passion Plays depicting the Last Supper (pictured), Judas’ betrayal, and Christ’s Crucifixion.  Classes from Years 5 and 6 performed, and we were able to invite families in to watch each Passion Play over the course of the week.

In addition, all the pupils in the school undertook a journey of faith, a walk of witness and a service of penance in preparation for Holy Week and the Easter season.  The children followed the Stations of the Cross in locations around the school site, before gathering for a penitential service with the Oaklands lay chaplain Miss Heath and Fr Jeremy from Sacred Heart and St Peter the Apostle.
After two fallow years where our Lenten activities have been interrupted by Covid, it was reassuring to return to tradition, with a range of colleagues devoting great work to make the time significant for the development of pupils’ faith.
Wishing all families a Happy and Holy Easter from the school community of St Peter’s.
Mr R Cunningham