Author Visit – The 2 Steves


On Friday 10th November 2017, Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (The 2 Steves) came to visit us for the day.

The whole of KS2 were completed transfixed during their “Action Dogs” show and even the teachers (Miss Stapley) got in on the action.

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The 2 Steves spent the rest of the morning talking to some of the children about being an author.

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The winners of the competitions had lunch with the 2 Steves and the children even managed to get some chips from the kitchen for the 2 Steves which they all shared.

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After signing books that children had purchased, they spent the whole afternoon with year 6. The talk was inspirational with a few laughs along the way.

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It was a great day for KS2 and for the staff. This will be the last time that the 2 Steves will be touring together but we hope to have just the 1 Steve (Steve Skidmore) back again soon.

Summer Reading Challenge

A massive congratulations to the following children who all completed the Summer Reading Challenge:

Rebecca Atkins, Ruby Martin, Aurora Andrews, Noah Hatch, Calin Stan, Condrin Stan, Harriet Caizley, Mostyn Mainwaring, Sofia Martin, Faith Martin, Fern Layton, Edith Swandell, Alana D’ourdun, Sandy Hardie, Abigail Bennett, Sofia Machedon, Abigail Penwarden, Dominic Lethbridge, Christopher Boateng, Joseph Tyler, Caitlin Meechan, Nicole Chen, Layla Dazley, Eniola Akintunde, Sihanua Sumba, Benita Byju, Evie Moseley, Molly Perkins, Aoife Hatch, Victoria Parker, Tia Abbinnett, Kiera Jackson, Kieron Cheung, Joshua Hunter, Chloe Hunter, Maddie Swandell, Oliver Cunningham, Sophie Cunningham, Maia Borowska, Finlay McHugh, Olivia Jordan, Islwyn Mainwaring, Esther Burrows, Cerys Colley, Amelia Vaccaro, Samuel Clarke, Katie Jordan, Ethan Jordan, Joshua Smith, Ryan Smith, Aki Hurst, Pheobe Howes, Onjoro Sumba, Samuel Ford, Matthew Clarke, Junior Tricker, Chloe Brown, Isla Brown, Oliver Cook, Tommy Cook, Cian McClaughlin, Henry Perkins, Lloyd Moseley, George Vaccaro, Emi Hurst, Isabeau Patrick, Callum Dougherty and Albie Brough.

Well Done!


May Competition Winners

Year 3 Dragon Writing Competition.

We ran a competition especially for the year 3 children to run alongside their topic of dragons. They had to write a story or a poem about dragons and our top 10 were:

Islwyn Mainwaring, Aki Hurst, Beatrice Carter-Hall, Benita Byju, Carl Huxley, Eva Ng, Kian Marples, Siyon Joseph, Evie Moseley and Amelie Frost.

The overall Winner was Kian Marples.


The top 10 poems and stories will be displayed on the library display board for the next week. Please feel free to come and see them after school on Thursday or Friday.

Year 4/5 Book Review Challenge

Congratulations to all of the children that took part in the year 4/5 book review challenge.

A total of 71 Certificates and prizes were handed out and a huge 428 book reviews were written. This was an incredible achievement.

These are the children that completed at least 3 book reviews:

Lillie Churcher, Sigciniwe Dlamini, Molly Gray, Samuel Mpario,  Codrin Stan, Tia Abbinnett, Cassius Chambers, Liam Emery, Kyle Gardner, Joshua Hunter, Jasper Johnson, Emma Mpario, Hollie Nightingale, Lily Tan, Brooklyn Chambers, Kieran Chapman, Samuel Ford, Lauren Forssman, Anna Le Ngoc, Amelie Rowe, Gabriel Ryan, Onjoro Sumba, Joshua Tony, Lee Huxley, Rebecca Atkins, Sophie Cunningham, Dylan Dunaway, Saoirse Lehane, Jeffrey Mamman Mathew, Skye Nichols, Lexie-Mai Orley and Wendy Wheatley

The following children continued even after they completed all 12 book reviews:

Skye Nichols completed 16 book reviews

Jeffrey Mamman Mathew completed 19 book reviews

Rebecca Atkins completed 25 book reviews

Codrin Stan completed 27 book reviews

Lexie-Mai Orley completed 31 book reviews

Lee Huxley completed 38 book reviews

Joshua Tony completed 43 book reviews

Well done!!!

Year 2 Book Review Challenge

Year 2 children had the opportunity to take part in the book review challenge this term. To complete the challenge, children had to read at least 3 books and write a review about each one.

For 3 book reviews the children received a pencil. For 6 book reviews the children received a packet of colouring pens and for 12 book reviews they received a prize of their choice.

Congratulations to the following children for completing the book review challenge:

3 book reviews: Albie Brough, Promise Mndzebele, Daniel Ostrowski, Amelie Booth, Ruby Browne, Nicole Chen, Maddison Gissing, Hollie King, Ryan Smith and Ethan Tinsley-Jones.

6 book reviews: Chloe Hunter, Francisco Joshy, Aston Lewendon, Filip Machedon, James Watson and Chloe Brown.

12 book reviews: Eva Hirmiz, Faith Martin, Roberta Ouato, Esthermaria Shibu, Isabel Thomas and Tilly Horton.

Well done!


First library blog

Hi and welcome to our first library blog.

Wow, what a busy month it’s been for the library.

Firstly, we had World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March. The whole school dressed up and the children were able to choose their own World Book Day book to take home. I spent the day reading some of my favourite stories to the children which included “The Twits” by Roald Dahl, “Horton H
ears a Who” by Dr Seuss and “Little Rabbit Foo Foo” by Michael Rosen.

On Friday 3rd March we had a visit from authors Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore. Their hilarious presentation was thoroughly enjoyed by the year 6 children and they had the opportunity to buy a book and have it signed by the authors.

On Friday IMG_2409 blog17th March we had a visit from the authors of “Supertato” Sue Hendra and Paul Linnett . They spent the whole day at St Peter’s. Firstly they created workshops for our year
2 and year 3 children, then they met with IMG_2420 blogthe children that wrote and illustrated “Supertato – Classroom Chaos” and even signed copies of “Supertato Hap-Pea Ever After” for those children and at the end of the day they presented their Supertato show to all of KS1. I think it was fair to say that the children loved it!

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The children in 2L were inspired to write their own stories.

In between all this we have had the “Hampshire Picture Book Awards” for year 1 and the “Hampshire Illustrated Book Awards” for year 4.

We are currently running a book review challenge for year 2 and we have just started a reading challenge for year 6.

Thank you to everyone for helping with all of the events this month.