St Peter's Church of England Primary School

Cromwell Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7SG

0113 2934411




Friday 25th May 2018

Dear Parents, 

I hope you are all ready for the half term break and that we have some sunshine to enjoy. I would like to share news of events during this half term with you.


I am pleased to tell you that Miss Burrows in year 3 was married recently. They enjoyed a fantastic day and the sun shone. We wish them every happiness in the future.

Class News

Nursery Pupils have been having fun dressing up as superheroes and had a wonderful superheroes day where they took part in an assault course and made capes and masks.

Reception The children visited Hesketh Farm as part of their topic about animals. They had a wonderful day playing with the animals and having lots of fun on the tractors. They are looking forward to learning all about minibeasts now.

Year One Children have been doing lots of writing and storytelling from the book Rosie’s Walk, which they have really enjoyed. They also went to Leeds Market to learn about planting herbs with a TV gardener.

Year Two   The children tried really hard in their recent assessments. They have been learning about mini-beasts and are looking forward to a mini-beast hunt at Thwaite Mill after half term.

Year Three  Children have enjoyed learning all about the Trinity in RE and the role of the Holy Spirit. They have been reading the book Charlotte’s Web and made some excellent dioramas about the characters and the setting.

Year Four  Children shared a brilliant assembly all about being different and unique. They showcased their many talents and ideas and shared really important messages for us all to learn from.

Year Five  Children have been learning about Brazil and made some colourful headdresses. They have written some brilliant fact files about the animals of the Amazonian rainforest. Their assembly all about the Parable of the Talents was great and allowed the children to share all their own skills and talents.

Year Six  Pupils had a great session with educational psychologists before their SATs to encourage them to be calm.  Their attitude was excellent during the tests and they have now started rehearsals for their summer production. They enjoyed a fabulous trip to Robinwood this week where they learned to climb, abseil, canoe, problem solve and to do archery.                


Football Club The football team finished 2nd  in their league group this year and will go through to the knockout competition. Thanks to Mr Robertson and his volunteers for their enthusiasm.   

Other News

Lent Fundraising Many thanks to everyone who sent money in during Lent to support the charities Mencap and Felicia’s courage. Your incredible donations and all the children’s fundraising and sponsored walk mean we have been able to give each charity £500. 

Parent’s Group Mrs Swailes’ group continues to meet on a Monday afternoon from 1.30pm in the community room and have had sessions about homework, behaviour, computer learning and much more. The parents cookery group have enjoyed some excellent healthy eating cookery sessions this term

Yr1 Phonics Meeting It was good to see parents joining Mrs Fletcher to find out about the phonics teaching and testing that will be after the holiday. I hope you found the sessions helpful.

Rotary We are really pleased that our volunteers from Headingley Rotary Club continue to help with gardening, library and hearing children read. Mr Hafseth, Mr and Mrs Pinches and Mr Bates have been a tremendous help to us in school this half term and I know the children have really benefitted from their help and enthusiasm. We were delighted to receive money for our new greenhouse and allotment area which the children are really enjoying.

Morning Group  Miss Comrie’s morning study group from year 6 enjoyed a bowling treat last week as a reward for all those early morning study sessions before SATs.

Relationship education  Year 5 and 6 had some excellent sessions with a school nurse last week where they were taught about the changes that will happen as they grow up. The children asked some really sensible questions and enjoyed the discussions.

LACON (Leeds African Cup of Nations)  Our football team took part in this tournament last week at Leeds Grammar School. It was a great opportunity to come together with other schools to compete and spend time together. The team played really well and were knocked out in a penalty shootout.

Gold Award

All children who receive certificates each week will have their picture displayed in the entrance hall. Their achievements are also recorded in the gold book. Do feel free to come in and look at the achiever’s notice board. Below is a list of achievers for this half term

 Key Stage One

Muna Aibu

Tinaye Mutungamiri

Class 1

Seth Soloman

Senai Ganzai

Joshua Ankomah-Serebour

Misael Samiel

Samuel Achew

Britney Ahao

Heaven Khassay

Hana Musie

Hermela Kesete

Sosna Teklit

Anya Redman-Poku

Soliana Gebrebrahan

Rynad Ahmed

Holy Temesgen

Yousef Ghafori

Liyana Keflemariam

Joyce Uroye

Dagmawi Negash

Nathan Simon

Peniel Habtemichael


Esther Akorley

Efron Tsadu

Questa Newman





Key Stage Two   

Class 3

Ebun Olaniyi

Natty Elias

Class 5

Class 6

Javell Matthews

Ja’Neeko Frederick

Israa Abdelrahim

Amira Redman-Poku

Kiaysha Smith

Maria Soloman

Jesse Omondi

Romal Wardak

Samuel Ibeh

Kevin Mensah

Zane Richards

Class 4

Melissa Robert

Makhi Lea

Sheizy Pereira

Yosef Yonas

Mikey Akoto

Lily Bickle

Jesse Robel

Natty Tadessa

Joseph Chernot

El-Rae Sultan





Forthcoming Events

These events will be coming up over the next half term and you will receive more information about them nearer the time





Monday 4th  June

School re-opens

Wednesday 6th June

Class 4 visit from Jason Beresford (author) for Superheroes day

W/C 11th June

Year 1 Phonics tests

Monday 11th June

Fashion Club trip to Leeds College of Art

Tuesday 12th June

Class 3 trip to Harlow Carr Gardens

Wednesday 13th  June

Reception Class Assembly

Netball Team match against St Matthew’s C of E

Monday 18th June

Football match against Holy Family school

Yr 2 Dodgeball Competition

Wednesday 20th June

Class 2 Assembly

Friday 22nd June


9.15 New nursery parents meeting

10.30 New reception parents meeting

Wednesday 27th June

Class 5 on trip to Ripon School

Class 2 on trip to Filey for the day

Friday 29th June

St Peter’s Day service in school at 2.30

Tuesday 3rd July

Class 1 trip to Harlow Carr Gardens

Wednesday 4th July

Year 6 Leaver’s service at Leeds Minster

Thursday 5th July

D:Side group in school to work with classes on keeping safe

Friday 6th July

D:Side group in school to work with classes on keeping safe

Thursday 12th July

Summer concert  - Evening Performance 7pm

Friday 13th July

Summer concert  - Morning Performance 9.00am

Wednesday 18th July

Sports Day

Thursday 19th  July

Early years and key stage one fun day

Friday 20th July

Key stage two fun day

Tuesday 24th July

Year 6 Leaver’s Assembly 1.30 pm

Wednesday 25th July

Break up for the summer holiday


I hope you have a wonderful half term and look forward to seeing you back at school on Monday 4th June.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs E.J.Holliday





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