St Peter's Church of England Primary School

Cromwell Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7SG

0113 2934411

liz.holliday@stpeterscofe.org.uk

KS1 and Reception Sports Day

The children in KS1 and Reception had a brilliant time at their sports day. They took part in lots of different activities and had great fun! It was a VERY hot day but everyone did their best and really enjoyed being out in the sunshine! Class 5 were brilliant at looking after their team and showing them what they had to do. Well done everyone and thank you Miss Higson and Class 5!

Happy birthday Winnie!

Winnie is celebrating her 4th birthday! She was very lucky to get some lovely presents. 

KS2 Sports Day

Tuesday 25th June was our school sports day.

In the morning, Key Stage 2 took part in races such as sprinting, egg and spoon race, skipping race and sack race. If they finished 1st or 2nd in their sprint race, the children took part in the sprint final. After that, the teachers had an egg and spoon race and then the parents also had an egg and spoon race. The weather was hot and sunny and the children were glad of an ice lolly to cool them down, when it had all finished.

Attendance Winners!

Each half term, all the children who have 100% attendance and have never been late are put in a draw for a prize - congratulations to this half term's winners!

Faith Day - An Angel Frees Peter From Prison

As part of our Faith Day, we had a session with mixed Year Five and Six children, where we learnt of Peter's imprisonment by King Herod. We recalled how his chains fell to the floor and how he escaped to tell people that he was free again. We learnt a song with actions that tells this story and contains the key message: "When life can seem so hopeless, don't forget that God is Goodness...There is Always Hope!"

Faith Day

Year 5/6 Drama - The day that Peter’s life changed forever!

We were visited by John Mee from 'Alive and Kicking,' who worked with us to tell the story of Peter the Fisherman, who asked his people to, "Follow me, as I will make you fishers of men". We then learned some of the other key events of Peter's life.

Exciting Lunchtime

Today we introduced 'Ades' to our lunch menu, which is an Eritrean Red Lentil Stew - the children were delighted and cleaned their plates!!

Gardening Club

The year 3 children have had a great time at gardening club planting and weeding out raised beds. Well done Year 3!

Book Club
In Year 4 Book Club we have really enjoyed the books we have chosen to read. Some of our bookclubbers have gone to the local Burmantofts Hub to seek the next book in the series of "Anisha - the accidental detective" by Serena Patel. The books always spark lots of discussion and we enjoy a snack while we chat. Our current book is "Race to the Frozen North" by Catherine Johnson, which is based on a true story of an Arctic explorer who was forgotten in history. It has us all gripped and the children wanted to read three not the normal two chapters this week.
Keeeeeeeep Reading!

SEND parents events in Leeds

Look below to find out about the support groups and activities for families with children with SEND in Leeds. 

Visitors from Kirkstall St Stephen's Primary School

Today we were visited by pupils from Kirkstall St Stephens. They are applying to be a School of Sanctuary and wanted to meet with pupils from our school who had come to the UK from a different country. They had some interesting questions and spent time chatting with our children. Our pupils were able to share how they felt when they first arrived and ways in which they felt welcomed and supported. These were the questions that they explored together:

- Where were you born and how long have you been in the UK?
- How long have you been at St. Peter's?
- How did the school make you feel welcome? Did you feel welcomed in the UK?
- What did you find difficult about coming to the UK?
- What have you enjoyed about being in UK?
- Did you know English when you started school? What other languages do you speak?
- Would you be willing to share why you came to the UK?
- Have you got any suggestions for us on how we can be welcoming?

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour.

London Marathon

On 21st April, Mr Robertson took on the amazing challenge of running the London Marathon! He was super fast, completing the 26.2 miles in a brilliant time of 3 hours 20 minutes and 6 seconds - this is a fantastic achievement, we are very proud!

Amazing Attendance

Each half term, we celebrate our children's fabulous attendance. All the children that have had 100% attendance and never been late in that half term are put in a draw for a prize - 2 children from each class were delighted to receive their prizes!

Easter Service at Leeds Minster

We all really enjoyed our visit to Leeds Minster for our Easter service. The children sang beautifully and the readers (Isaac, Dagmawi, Olivia, Hermela and Mikias) did a great job of telling the Easter story. Thank you to all of the parents who helped us to walk to the minster and back and a massive thank you to our PCSO Chris and his colleagues who helped us to safely cross the busy roads.

Elland Road VIP Visit

Daniel and Isaac were chosen for a special VIP tour of Elland Road. They had a fantastic day and met one of the footballers. 

Easter Egg Donations

Enormous thanks to Yorkshire Children's Charity for organising some local businesses to collect Easter Eggs to donate to our very lucky children.

A Huge thank you to:

  • Knight Frank
  • Mapp
  • Savills
  • Citu
  • Resolver, Formerly Crisp

We have been overwhelmed by your generosity and all our children will enjoy an Easter Egg this year!

Lucky Pupils

Two of our year 6 pupils have been chosen to attend a VIP tour today at the Leeds United Stadium. Congratulations to Daniel and Isaac - we hope you have a brilliant day.

Lent Fundraising

In our final week of fundraising, Years 1 and 2 have set up their stalls in the playground. There were some lovely ideas for raising money and lots of enthusiasm!

Cross Country
Our final race of the cross country season was our wettest and muddiest yet. Hosted at Woodhouse Grove school in Apperley Bridge four athletes turned up in the most miserable weather possible. The race order was switched so our poor Year 3 girls had to wait a long time to run. There was lots of slipping and sliding, lost shoes, falling overs and as always great laughter and determination. Well done runners!
We hope to go along to another Junior park run in the summer term at Roundhay Park - details to follow.  We will see you again in September for another Cross Country season.
Keeeeeeeeeeeep Running!
Mrs Wilkinson and Miss Hick

Quick Cricket Competition

Class 6 took on the staff in a Quick Cricket Competition. They all made a kind donation to our Lent Appeal to take part. They all played brilliantly with the staff winning by a small margin. Well done everyone!

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour.

SCOPE Coffee Morning

It was lovely to welcome so many parents to our coffee morning with SCOPE, a charity that supports families with children with additional needs. Steph and Trent from SCOPE explained how they can support children to attend mainstream activities after school. Please see Miss Parry if you need any more information.  

Netball Tournament
We recently hosted a friendly netball tournament where children played in matches against pupils from local schools; St Phillips, Richmond Hill &  Shakespeare. It was the children's first experience playing in competitive matches and they did brilliantly - winning all of their games. They also showed a fantastic attitude and exhibited brilliant sporting behaviour. We were very proud of you all.

Lent Fundraising

Our Lent Fundraising Campaign started this week with Years 5 & 6. They set up some brilliant stalls and challenges and had a really successful first day!

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour.

Our Key Values Art Project
Pupils in key stage two had two days working with artist Sophie Martin. They explored our school key values, Respect, Independence, Spiritual Growth and Educational Success. 
Pupils then designed images to represent them on bird shapes which can be seen flying to represent our phrase - Together We Rise. 
They had a fantastic time and we are delighted with all the finished birds. 

A Letter from His Majesty's Chief Inspector

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour.

Amazing Attendance

Each half term, we celebrate our children's fabulous attendance. All the children that have had 100% attendance and never been late in that half term are put in a draw for a prize - 2 children from each class were delighted to receive their prizes!

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour.

Rotary Recital - The Winners!

Enormous congratulations to Ebony Rae in Year 6 and Vivaan in Reception who were the overall winners - you were Fantastic!

Rotary Poetry Recital

Today was our annual Rotary Poetry Recital. All the children in school learnt a poem off by heart, often with actions too! Two Finalists from each class were chosen to perform their poems in front a panel of judges, their families and the whole school - they were amazing! Congratulations to the 14 finalists: Olivia, Vivaan, Solomon, Sapphire, Noah R, Adam, Noah G, Saron, Wengel, Eleni, Shalom, Mikias, Ebony Rae and Basilios. All these children were presented with a poetry book.

Chess Success for Kavin
Over the weekend, Kavin competed in 2 chess tournaments, the Yorkshire Junior Grand Prix Event-2 in Hull, where he secured 3rd place and the Nottingham Rapidplay 2024 at Nottingham High School, where he came 2nd! Notably this was not a junior event and adults competed as well. Huge congratulations to Kavin!

Our Key Values

Our brilliant school council has been thinking about our Key Values and what they meant to us and everyone in our school. They have made a short film with Mr Robertson. Click on the picture below to watch. Well done school council!

Junior Parkrun at Roundhay  Park

On the first February morning of 2024 St.Peters' families turned out for the Junior Parkrun. It was a hard course with two very big hills. As usual our children showed great determination and perseverance. Mrs Barton made cakes and a very cool banner for all the runners and their families - thank you! And thank you to all families and Miss Hick for getting up early on a Sunday in support. 

Junior parkruns happen every Sunday at 9am, all are welcome. You can register online (come into school if you need support with this) and you are sent your child's time each week. 
Register here: register | parkrun UK

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour.

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour

Jonatas and Jessie got the top score for their Bible Knowledge at their Church quiz. 

Excellent Phonics Results

Please read the letter below from the Minister for Schools, congratulating St Peter's on our brilliant results in the Year 1 Phonics test. Well done everybody!

OFSTED OUTSTANDING!

You will be aware that we had an Ofsted inspection before Christmas on 22nd and 23rd November 2023.

Three inspectors visited the school to:

  • Look at teaching and meet with staff.
  • Examine the curriculum and how this is developed through the school.
  • Look at pupil’s work.
  • Observe behaviour across the school.
  • Visit before and after school clubs.
  • Observe lunchtimes.
  • Look at the effectiveness of safeguarding.
  • Meet parents and hear their views.
  • Meet subject leaders and hear about their impact.

We have now received the final report for the school, and we are all delighted to share the news that.

our school has been judged as OUTSTANDING in all areas. This is the highest judgement a school can achieve.

We are very proud of all our pupils and staff for the hard work and commitment to making our school the wonderful place it is to work and to learn. We are very grateful to all our parents for the great attitude to learning you teach your children and the amazing support you give to the school. We hope you enjoy reading the report below.

PC Bobby Bear

We had a brilliant visit today from PCSOs Chris and Gemma. They talked to us about what they do and how they help keep us safe. They also brought their colleague PC Bobby Bear who is going to work at our school. He is a good listener if anyone has any worries. 

Temporary Caretaker Duties

School Song in Spanish

Here is our school song translated into Spanish- Year 5 have been learning it and they perform it in this video. You will be learning it with Mr. Robertson over the next few weeks but if you'd like to get a head start here are the lyrics to learn and sing along to:

Eres mi hermano

You are my brother,

 eres mi pana

You are my friend.

 Eres mi hermana

You are my sister,

 el amor no acabarà.

Our love should never end.

Cualquier color

What ever colour,

 de piel o pelo

Our skin or our hair,

Vamos a juntarnos

Let us live together,

 Es nuestra oración

This is our prayer.
 

Manos arriba por justicia y  paz

Lift your banners high Work for justice and for peace,

 Manos arriba por amistad sin final,

Lift your banners high May our friendship never cease.

 Manos arriba cantarémos en cada lugar

Lift your banners high We will sing in every land,

 Manos arriba en el nombre de Jesús

Lift your banners high For in Jesus name we stand

Singing at Thackrah Court

The choir sang beautifully to our friends at Thackrah Court. They really enjoyed lots of delicious cake when they had performed!

Guess who came to see us!

Santa spent a very busy morning with our friends at Rotary collecting donations. He was told about the wonderful children at St Peter's so he came for a visit on his way back to his toy workshop.                          Click on the picture below to see. 

Attendance Prizes

Every term we celebrate the amazing attendance of our children. All the children who have attended every day and are always on time get drawn out a hat to win a prize. This term, 3 children in each class received a prize - well done!

Christmas Dinner

The whole school enjoyed a fabulous Christmas lunch - huge thanks to the kitchen team, it was delicious!

Wonderful Donations

With huge thanks to Yorkshire Children's Charity, The Irish Centre and Project Hope, we were able to give a Christmas present to every child in school - thank you so much!

Christmas Breakfast Club

The children enjoyed a very special breakfast club this morning, with lots of treats, including pancake Santas.

Leeds Minster Christmas Service

The whole school walked to Leeds Minster for our Christmas Service. It was a lovely occasion enjoyed by all. Thank you to our parents, friends at Rotary and our PCSOs who helped us to walk safely and joined us for the service. 

Road Safety Pantomime

The Road Safety Team from Leeds City Council performed a brilliant pantomime today to all the children at school. The pantomime was called 'The Gift of Life' and showed the children the importance of road safety in a fun and festive way.

Key Stage Two Christmas Performances
Our Key Stage Two children have rehearsed brilliantly and are all ready for their two Christmas concerts.
We'll have steel pan playing, readings, poetry, dancing, class performances and the Key Stage Two choir, all bringing festive cheer ahead of the Christmas holidays.
We look forward to seeing lots of family and friends at our shows.

Crib Service at the Minster

Singing at Rotary

The children in KS2 choir were invited to sing at Rotary Club Headingley's Christmas lunch. They performed  beautifully and made us feel really proud. They spent time talking to the Rotarians and had a great time. Mrs Pinches sent us a fantastic video she has put together of this very special event. Click on the picture below. We hope you enjoy it.

Cross Country

Another amazing effort from St.Peters pupils on a cold and frosty morning at Wharfemeadows park in Otley. As always the children showed determination, perseverance and team spirit. Well done everyone who ran, supported and helped we are proud of you all.
Next race is Saturday 9th December at Leeds Grammar school, 9.45am meet.

Christmas is Coming...

The School Councillors have done a fabulous job of decorating the tree and school is starting to look very festive.

Year 6 Dodge Ball Tournament
Today some of the class 6 pupils took part in a Dodge Ball tournament in Middleton, organised by ACE Active Clubs. They played a total of 9 matches against 9 other schools in Leeds. They won 8 and lost one. They were the overall winners of the tournament and returned to school with a fabulous trophy!
Everyone played well in the team and showed support to other teams playing. Well done Year 6! 

International Week

We all had a fantastic time during international week. On Friday families joined us in school to share food and spend time together. Parents made some amazing dishes and many wore their traditional clothes. They then visited each class to see which country  the children had been learning about that week and pupils enjoyed sharing information, songs, dancing and their knowledge about what they had learned.  

Governor Away Morning
Governors enjoyed their annual away morning this week, where they evaluated their work over the year and agreed school priorities to monitor for the coming year.
Cross Country
On Saturday 14th October, on a glorious autumnal day, 20 pupils from St. Peter's represented our school in the second race of the season. Although the sun shone, it was a tough course with a hill right towards the end. Our children showed great determination and perseverance as well  as fabulous team spirit. To see the full results go to
Race 3 will be Saturday 11th November at Prince Henry's High school, Otley- it will be great to see as many of you there as possible- details to

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour

Steel Pan Superstars!

Mr Nesbitt comes into school every Thursday to teach steel pans to some of our Key Stage 2 children. He is so happy with the children's playing, he brought them all a special steel pan key ring, all the way from Trinidad and Tobago!

Elected School Counsellors for 2023-24
Following our elections last week, the results are in and the children who will form our school council this year are:
Year 3: Musie and Betiel
Year 4: Nora, Neya and Michiyas 
Year 5: Grace and Mikias 
Year 6: Sosna and Penuel 
Congratulations to you all!

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour

School Council Elections 2023-24

Today, children from each class in Key Stage Two, had the opportunity to vote for the boy and girl in their class who they would like to represent them on the School Council for the year ahead. We talked about the meaning of democracy. The results will be announced on Monday 16th October in whole school assembly with Mrs Holliday. 

Harvest

Class 3 led a super Harvest assembly on Wednesday.  Their theme was a 'Rainbow Harvest' and the children read out Harvest poems, performed a brilliant story called 'The Rainbow People' and spoke in clear articulate voices.  Well done everyone in school who contributed!

Chess Champion

Congratulations to Kavin in Year 5 who participated in the 2023 Birmingham Junior Open and secured a Silver medal in the Under 11, Group A age category - what a superstar!

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour.

Cross Country

For the first race of the season at Middleton Park, we had a record thirty eight children representing St.Peter's. It was a fine, dry day - perfect for running. The first race is always tough but St.Peter's children showed what they are made with everyone finishing the race. Several children ran the longer race and took it in their stride, posting excellent finishes.
Well done and a big thank you to Mrs Hick and all the parents who came to support.
The next race is Saturday 14th October at Cardinal Heenan High school.

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour.

It's Cool to be Kind

Kids Klub came and led our worship today. The children had to feed each other chocolate on giant spoons and show kindness. They had a power phrase of It's Cool to be Kind and we learned that one tiny act of kindness can make a huge difference. 

Cannon Hall Farm
Classes 1 and 2 were delighted to be invited to go to Cannon Hall Farm by the Yorkshire Children's Charity. We had lots of time to look at the different farm animals. We enjoyed seeing pigs feeding their piglets, the horses and the goats with their kids. It was a fantastic day out!

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour.

Fantastic Footballers!

I could not be prouder of this year’s football team. Nine boys and three girls….6 from Year Five and 6 from year Six. We played good football from the word go, with back to back victories away against Shakespeare and then a double victory against Ebor Gardens in October. 

More success followed with a comfortable victory against St. Patrick’s, although on that night, our defence was like a brick wall and Horeb had one of his finest games ever in goal. Heading into the winter months, we played two games against St Augustine's…the first was in a mud bath and the second was in a monsoon! Another two wins in the bag. 

We secured an injury time draw against Richmond Hill and our only defeat came a few weeks later against the same side. Our record was played ten, won eight, draws 1, defeats 1….35 out of 40 points…this made us the INNER EAST CHAMPIONS.

We met our match in the knockouts, where we lost to Westerton but in the cup we came runners up after beating St Urbans and Shire Oak before being beaten in the final against St. Joseph’s. This is a team that played with care, passion and a lot of flair. I’m so pleased that our girls have been ever presents in our side, that Henos forced his way into the team after joining our school in the autumn and that Joshua earnt a place in the side towards the end of the year. 

With six of our 9-a-side team playing in Year Five, hopefully they’ll show the current Year Four children our high expectations in September and that another great season will follow! Having watched Years 3 and 4 closely during our Key Stage Two Fun Day, I know that there are a lot of talented footballers who will do our St Peter’s team proud when they pull on a blue shirt in the future. 

A big thank you from all of us to Sam Leigh, who helps at all training sessions and at our matches. Without him, we wouldn’t have the success we have had down the years. 

A huge well done to this year’s terrific twelve and a big well done to our captain, Goodluck and our vice captain (next year’s captain), Daniel, who set a brilliant example to everyone throughout the season. 

The 'Terrific Twelve'...

Goodluck (captain) - Y6, Daniel (vice-captain) - Y5, Horeb - Y5, Habron - Y6, Lucas - Y5, Lakeisha- Y5, Cena - Y6, Phillip - Y5, Yosyas - Y5, Sophia - Y6, Henos - Y6, Joshua - Y5

Enjoy your medals!

WELL DONE!

Mr Robertson 

100% Attendance and Never Late

Congratulations to all the children who have come to school every day this year and were never late. 

Thank you!

We just wanted to express our sincere thanks for all of the support you have shown towards school and to Mrs Edser.

You have been extremely kind, thoughtful and generous and I know she has really enjoyed your visits and the lunch you organised for her last week.

We all miss Mrs Edser being in school but are hoping to see more of her in the next few months which will be lovely for her and the children.

We hope you have a brilliant summer and we look forward to seeing you all again in September.

Thank you again and best wishes.

Attendance Winners

The Class with the best attendance for the year in each Key Stage is rewarded with a visit from the ice cream van - congratulations to Class 2 and Class 6!

Summer Activities in the Local Area

Places for children to Eat for Free or for £1 over Summer

Events taking place at Compton Centre and Burmantofts Libraries 

Have a look at the flyers below to see what is taking place in the area over summer.

Key Stage 2 Sports Day

All children in Key Stage 2 had the chance to enter two races. A sprint, then a choice of skipping race, sack race or egg and spoon race. Unfortunately, because of the rain, we were unable to run any of the finals or the parents’ race, but all children competed and had some fun.

Results:

Winners for each heat

Year 3 Sprint – Emmanuel, Lamick, Sharon, Yeabsira

Year 4 Sprint – Kandes, Mussie, Olivia, Bruk

Year 5 Sprint – Phillip, Joshua, Dagmawi, Yosyas

Year 6 Sprint – Goodluck, Lakeisha, Sophia, Clara

First 3

Year 3 Egg and Spoon – 1st Lydia, 2nd Jonatas, 3rd Naomi

Year 4 Egg and Spoon – 1st Mikias, 2nd Caleb, 3rd Natty

Year 5 Egg and Spoon – 1st Penuel, 2nd Marcus, 3rd Dagmawi

Year 6 Egg and Spoon – 1st Clara, 2nd Sophia, 3rd Holy

Year 3 Sack Race – 1st Naadirah, 2nd Kibrom, 3rd Lamick

Year 4 Sack Race – 1st Separa, 2nd Hiyabel, 3rd Soliana

Year 5 Sack Race – 1st Ebony-Rae, 2nd Horeb, 3rd Yosyas

Year 6 Sack Race – 1st Joyce, 2nd Sam, 3rd Cena

Year 3 Skipping Race – 1st Wengel, 2nd Yeabsira, 3rd Kalib/Tenbite

Year 4 Skipping Race – 1st Grace, 2nd Phares, 3rd Bruk

Year 5 Skipping Race – 1st Clecia, 2nd Melody, 3rd Tomas

Year 6 Skipping Race – 1st Lakeisha, 2nd Lilly, 3rd Sarah

Year 3 Extra Race – Sack Race – 1st Emmanuel, 2nd Heron, 3rd Nehemiah

Year 4 Extra Race – Skipping – 1st Elnathan, 2nd Hyab, 3rd Saliem

Year 5 Extra Race – Skipping – 1st Phillip, 2nd Daniel M, 3rd Sosna

Year 6 Extra Race – Egg and Spoon – 1st Naomi, 2nd Atal, 3rd Britney

Well done everyone!

KS1 and Reception Class Sports Day

Children from Reception Class, Year One and Year Two were split into 10 teams, with each team given the name of an animal.

There were 10 activities for the teams to do, with points awarded for each successful attempt at the task completed in the allotted time. The activities were egg and spoon race, sack race, tunnel, beam, bouncy hopper, bean bags into bucket, quoit balanced on head, springboard bounce and run, pass the ball and knock down the skittle. 

Year 4 set up and managed the activities and led the different teams to the correct places.

Results

1st Place – Whales – 228 Points

Ebenezer P, Yemaryiam, Abenezer, Malha, Nathael, Lidya, Wilson, Noah T & Dontae

2nd Place – Cats – 185 Points

Even, Jonathan, Isaac, Nahler, Melaher, Gelila, Rubana & Hiyab

3rd Place – Dogs – 175 Points

Amen, Sara, Musie, Jeremiah, Heavenly, Petras, Qsanet, Ariam & Amen

Well done to all the Key Stage One children and Reception Class children who competed in the different teams – you are all stars!

Keep active!

KS2 Summer Concert - Matilda

The children worked very had to learn their lines, dances and words to the songs. They were BRILLIANT. Click below to watch their amazing performance. 

KS1 and Early Years Fun Day

We had a brilliant day. The sun shone for most of it and we had lots of fun in the paddling pools, bouncing on the bouncy castle and going down the slide. We did lots of lovely craft activities and had lots of fun playing and riding our scooters. The ice-creams were delicious!

Football Tournament
On Wednesday a few children from year 3 took part in a Football Tournament in Middleton which was organised by ACE Clubs. The children played a total of 9 matches, 5 minutes each match. St Peter's won 3 , drew 5 and lost 1. Overall, they came joint third in the whole tournament and came away with a medal each.  The children played and behaved amazingly.  

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children who were chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour!

Faith Day

Today is Faith Day at St Peter's. Classes 1 - 6 are each focusing on one of the 6 key World Faiths. The children are all split into mixed class groups and spending time in each class learning about a different faith and taking part in fun activities. Each Class has a lovely display of interesting objects representing their Faith.

School Council Assembly

In today's full school assembly, the School Council gave a presentation all about climate change and global warming. The reason for this is that in this year's pupil questionnaire, a number of pupils expressed concerns about our climate and the future of the planet. Consequently, these children decided to put together a presentation which shared ideas about how we can help to look after our planet Earth. 

Tag Rugby

Some of the year six children were chosen to take part in "Rocky's Tag Rugby Tournament " at Oulton Rugby Ground. They played 8 matches, competing against other schools from around Leeds. The children all played really well, behaved brilliantly and thoroughly enjoyed themselves - finishing the competition as joint runners up - well done!!!

This Girl Can!

A group of Year 4 and 5 girls went to the Beckett's Park University campus to be part of the sporting event "This girl can". The children were coached by professional coaches from Leeds Rhinos and Leeds United. They thoroughly enjoyed their rugby and football sessions. They were able to develop their skills in a professional environment and work together with other schools.

Under 11s Leeds and Holbeck Cup - Runners Up

On Friday 12th May, St. Peter's U11s played St. Joseph's (Wetherby) in the Leeds and Holbeck Cup Final. The children played superbly but unfortunately came out second best against a fantastic side. It was a great experience for us all and we will learn a lot from the occasion. Player of the match: Horeb, for a string of truly wonderful saves in goal. 

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children who were chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour!

SATs Breakfast Club

The Year 6 children are preparing for their SATs by having a hearty breakfast and relaxing with their friends - happy faces all round!

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children who were chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour!

King's Coronation Celebration

We had a brilliant day celebrating the King's Coronation. We started off with an assembly where Mrs Holliday explained all about the coronation. We sang a fantastic Coronation Song that Mrs Smallwood taught us. We also sang the National Anthem that we have been learning in singing lessons. We made crowns in our classes then we went outside to play some coronation themed games. We brought lots of cakes in to share with our friends and even had a picnic lunch. It was a brilliant day!

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children who were chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manner and behaviour!

Gardening Club

The year 3 gardening club, lead by Susie, have been working very hard this term. We are very fortunate that the School Governor, Mr Bates, has come for the next few weeks. He has brought us some lovely bedding plants, which were kindly donated by Headingley Rotary, and we had a great time planting them outside. Thank you Steve and Susie for all your help!

Netball Match vs. Shadwell Primary School
The school netball team played in their first competitive match this week against Shadwell Primary School and produced a convincing display to win 20-0. They played brilliantly, worked well as a team and showed very sporting behaviour. We were incredibly proud of them.

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children who were chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour!

Cross Country Finalist

This week Lakeisha took part in the West Yorkshire School Games Cross Country Finals, racing against the fastest runners from right across the county. Out of 101 runners in Lakiesha's catgory, she managed to come in 5th place - what a fantastic achievement!

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children who were chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour!

Cup Quarter Final

Yesterday St. Peter's team faced their opponents in the business end of the cup. Shire Oaks had also got to the quarter finals but were not allowed to find their rhythm from the starting whistle. St. Peter's dominated producing excellent chances and with a defence that worked together to make them unpassable. Our goalie made some incredible saves, showing an amazing commitment to his role. It was an excellent team performance with everyone playing their part with focus and determination. It is a testament to this team's ambition that after the game there were minimal celebrations and their hash tag is #jobnotyetdone. Bring on the semis. A big thank you to Mr. Robertson and Sam for their commitment and continual support of the team.

Happy Easter!
Wow! A huge thank you to Yorkshire Children's Charity and the Irish Centre for providing us with these gorgeous Easter Eggs. What an amazing gift. We awarded our eggs to pupils who had 100% attendance for this term and they were delighted. 

Cross Country - Woodhouse Grove 25.3.2023

The final race of the cross country season! We finally got to run our the last cross country race at the weekend. We had nine children who travelled all the way to Woodhouse Grove for the meet. The course was tough with several laps, several hills and plenty of mud. Once again our runners showed determination and perseverance, with everyone finishing the race.

Under 9 Girls: We had three girls representing us in this race, all finishing in the top 65, despite a brutal final hill.

Under 9 Boys: After a very quick start in which Lamick briefly led the race, the boys focused on the tough course and although it hurt continued until the end. Both finished in the top 80.

Under 11 girls: Unfortunately there was no-one able to represent the girls

Under 11 boys: We had three boys for this race, with newcomer Dan making his debut. This course involved two and a half laps of the hilly terrain. Two of our runners managed a top 40 finish and all positioned in the top 65.

Well done to all the runners this season, hope to see you again next year. You have all shown commitment, courage and determination. If you can, find your local Junior Parkrun - held every Sunday at 9am to keep practising your long distance running. Thank you to all the staff and parents who have helped throughout the season, we could not have done it without you. 

Easter Service
This morning our whole school came together to remember the events of Holy Week. Key stage one started with a beautiful Easter song. This was followed by readings, songs from Resurrection Rock and prayers. We finished with our school song, You are my Brother. It was lovely to have our local police join us too.

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children who were chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour!

Steel Pans

The second steel pan Group have been working hard to practice a new song - they are doing really well and Mr Nesbitt is delighted with them.

Chess Superstar
This weekend, Kavin in Class 4 got a chance to represent the Yorkshire Under 11 Chess team (One of 22 children to represent the county). He played in the Inter-Association Championship 2023 North Zone in Bolton. Kavin managed to score 2 out of 3 points and Yorkshire secured second place in the tournament and will be playing in the finals on 29th April in Nottingham - well done Kavin!
Parent Course - Supporting your Child's Language Skills
Parents have enjoyed attending a course over the past 12 weeks delivered by Leeds City College. The course introduced them to new and exciting ways to help and support their child in their learning. They focused on new word sounds, recognising words and how to speak using a larger vocabulary, as well as the past and present tense. The parents used activities, games and rhymes to enhance their new skills. Have a look at the pictures below. 
We have more parenting courses starting after the Easter Holidays:
  • PHONICS - Help your Child and support their Word Skills - Starting Monday 24th April 12pm - 2pm AND 
  • Promoting Good & Positive Behaviour - Starting Friday 21st April 9am - 11am  
Please contact Mrs Swailes in the school office for further information.
Lent Stalls - Reception and Classes 1 & 2

This week it's the turn of Reception and Key Stage 1 to set up their lent stalls at playtime, they were very busy this morning!

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children who were chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour!

Lent Stalls - Classes 3 & 4

Another busy morning with plenty of lovely stalls from year 3 and 4 and lots of eager customers!

Lent Stalls - Classes 5 & 6
During Lent our pupils run their own stalls at break time to raise money for charity. This week years 5 and 6 will be out at playtime with lots of fun stalls and activities for pupils to spend their money on. 
There were penalty shoot outs, guess the name of the toy, a treasure hunt map, card game, bake sales, guess how many sweets in a jar, ping pong rolling and much more. The children did a brilliant job

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children who were chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour!

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children who were chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour!

Pancake races

Classes 3 and 4 enjoyed their trip to Leeds Minster to take part in pancake races. They cheered each other on and the winner of each race received a crème egg. After the races they enjoyed eating pancakes with strawberry sauce or maple syrup.

School Council Hard at Work
Following the results of the 2022 ‘My Health, My School’ survey, this year’s school council wanted to produce some work which highlighted the need to care for our local environment and then on a larger scale, for the world in which we live. On a local level, we produced a large poster which encourages all children to pick up one piece of rubbish a day. If everyone at school did that each day, over 1000 pieces of litter would be put in the bin every week! On a global level, we are producing a PowerPoint presentation, all about climate change, rising water levels and the impact on humans and animals. We will present our finished work in an assembly. 

Dodgeball Tournament

Six children from Class 4 were chosen to to take part in a dodgeball tournament organised by Health for All. They played 7 matches in total - won 3, drew 1 and lost 3. The children played brilliantly as a team and were really well behaved, Miss Spinks was very proud of them all.

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children who were chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour!

Rotary Recital Award 2023

Congratulations to all our Finalists who performed their poems beautifully in front of a panel of judges. The finalists were:

Reception: Faith Amanuel & Nathan Biniam

Class 1: Matthias Dereje & Nathan Zerihun

Class 2: Naomi Berakate & Emily De Castro Fernandes

Class 3: Elda Zerihun & Yeabsira Tadesse

Class 4: Grace Amanuel & Separa Yohannes

Class 5: Samriddhi Mitra & Chideraa Ezeokoli-Echeme

Class 6: Akain Amarasekara & Holy Temesgen

Rotary Recital Award 2023

There were prizes for all the finalists and certificates for all the runners up - well done everybody.

Rotary Recital Award 2023

And the winners are:

Samriddhi Mitra - Class 5 Naomi Berakate - Class 2

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Keeping Safe Day 2023

On Wednesday 8th February, the children enjoyed a whole day learning about how to keep ourselves safe. In their classes, they covered a wide range of topics, including: road/car safety; trusted adults; healthy and unhealthy boundaries; keeping our bodies safe; anti bullying and online safety. The children participated in a number of different activities and learnt a lot.

Amazing Attendance

Every half term, all the children who have come to school every day and never been late, have their names put into a draw to win a prize. Our winners this half term are: Raheem, Ebony-Rae, Henos, Abigail, Belul, Noah and Even - Congratulations!

Community Youth Summit
 Our Year 5 and 6 school councillors attended The Inner East Community Youth Summit at Leeds Civic Hall this week. They met local councillors, the Children's Champion team and the current Lord Mayor. The children were able to put questions to the councillors and the Lord Mayor about their roles and how important they are in the local community. Throughout the morning, the children took part in various workshops which included discussing climate change, budgeting for activities for children in the community and designing activities for children to attend locally. Everyone had a chance to visit the Council Chambers where they met the Lord Mayor and asked questions. 

Cross Country Superstar

Lakeisha Akorley in Class 6 has been running so well at our Cross Country meetings that she was picked to represent St Peter's at the Leeds School Games Cross Country Final. This was a challenging competition against all the best runners from Leeds schools. Lakeisha did us proud, finishing in 4th place meaning she now goes on to a county wide competition, which will be in March - Congratulations Lakeisha!

Keeping safe - seatbelts

We have been thinking a lot about was to keep safe. We have been learning that we must ALWAYS wear a seatbelt if we are travelling in a car. Some children should have a booster seat or car seat to keep them especially safe too. Mrs Holliday did an assembly all about wearing seatbelts and we have given parents information sheets about wearing seatbelts and who needs a car seat or booster seat. Watch the video below to find out the rules. 

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children who were chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour!

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children who were chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour!

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children who were chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour!

Amazing Attendance Award!

We have received a National School Attendance Award to celebrate our attendance levels being in the TOP 10% of schools in England. Well done everyone and keep it up! 

Class 4 Multiplication Parents Meeting

On a VERY cold January morning, lots of parents attended a meeting with Mrs Smallwood about ways of supporting the children to learn times tables - a really important skill! Thank you to everyone who came to the meeting and please see Miss Higson or Mrs Smallwood if you would like any more information. 

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children who were chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour!

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children who were chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour!

Race Report - Cardinal Heenan LSAA Cross Country

10th December 2022

For our third race of the season at Cardinal Heenan, 16 runners turned out to represent St. Peter’s on a cold and frosty winter morning. Mrs Swailes made her debut as part of our team and everything ran very smoothly with the new regulations.

Under 9 Girls: For our girls team, 7 runners represented us. Eliana joined us for the first time. Once again the girls showed their strength and determination with every team member finishing the tough course. All positioned between 86-91

Under 9 boys: For this race there were 4 boys representing us in a fast paced heat. Everyone finished and one of our runners managed a sub 50 place. Great perseverance was shown by everyone. All positioned between 35-107. Well done.

Under 11 girls: No runners were able to make this race and they were greatly missed.

Under 11 boys: We had 5 boys running in the final race, after cheering on all the other runners. Henos debuted for us and took two buses to get there with his brother - both showing great commitment. Hyab from Year 4 bravely ran in this longer race and finished, demonstrating his strength and perseverance. Lucas was our first runner to finish and showed great composure, getting up after a finish line fall. Another all finish, positioning between 50-93. Excellent.

Well done the entire team for great strength of character, kindness and determination. Also thank you to Ms Hick and Mrs Swales for giving of their time, organisation prowess and enthusiasm.

Mrs.Wilkinson

 

Christmas at Breakfast Club

As a special Christmassy treat, the children enjoyed Father Christmas pancakes and other yummy treats.

Christmas Gifts

Thanks to hugely generous donations from Lineham Farm, Yorkshire Children's CharityThe Irish Centre and The People's Postcode Lottery (Magic Little Grants), we were able to give every child a lovely Christmas Present this year.  The St Peter's Elves were very busy with all the wrapping! Thank you also to Project Hope for delivering 40 hampers to our families, and Zarach for providing winter warmer packages to some of our families.

Reception, Rainbow and KS1 Party

We had a brilliant afternoon playing party games, enjoying party food and we even had a visit from a very special person!

A Special Christmas Party

Our Class 3 children were really lucky to be invited to a Christmas Party organised by our friends at Yorkshire Children's Charity. They joined lots of other schools for an amazing day. Click on the picture below to watch a video of the day.

KS2 Christmas Concert 2022

WOW! What an amazing performance. Well done everyone! Click below to watch. We hope you enjoy it!

An Astronaut Visits School!

A very busy week culminated in the most exciting visitor - Tim Peake came to St Peter's to talk to the children about life in space! The children asked some amazing questions and Tim spent lots of time talking to them. He then spent some time in Class 5 who are currently learning all about space - what a fantastic day!

Christmas songs for Rotary

A group of children from KS2 went to Sandmoor Golf Club to sing to our friends from Rotary Club, Headingly. Despite a few technical hiccups, the children performed beautifully and put everyone in the Christmas spirit. 

Baarmy Bethlehem!

KS1 and Reception performed Baarmy Bethlehem for our 2022 nativity. The children were AMAZING! Brilliant narration, excellent acting and beautiful singing and dancing.

Click below to watch us! We hope you enjoy it!

Nativity 2022

Reception, Class 1 and Class 2 have been busy rehearsing our Nativity play 'Baaa  baaa Bethlehem' with the mischievous sheep Cheeky, Scamp and Rascal. We have really enjoyed singing, dancing and performing for the school. We hope you like our play!

Parent Phonics Group
Some of our KS1 parents are attending a weekly workshop in school, which is delivered by Leeds City College. This term they have been learning about Phonics - how it is taught and how they can support their children with their learning. The children joined their parents this week to practise together.
Leeds City College will be delivering more courses in the New Year, further information to follow.
St Peter's Football Superstars
So far this season, our under 11s football team have played six games and have won every single one. We have played two matches against Shakespeare, two times against Ebor Gardens, once against St. Patrick's and once against St. Augustine's. 
The children have been an absolute credit and have enjoyed the football they have been playing. The children who have played so far are: Goodluck (captain), Daniel (vice captain), Horeb, Habron , Lucas, Lakeisha, Cena, Phillip , Henos , Sophia, Yosyas.
Preparing for our Christmas Concert
Year Five and Six will be performing Jingle Bells on the recorder at our Christmas concert next week. We had a rehearsal on the hall stage yesterday. 

Gardening Club

Some pupils in Class 3 have been taking part in an after school gardening club. They have really enjoyed weeding, planting bulbs, look at the plants and trees in our school environment and making bird feeders. We have a great time!

Merry Christmas!

The School Councillors did a fabulous job decorating the Christmas Tree.

Spanish Salsa Day

On Thursday 24th November we had a visit from Pedro, a Cuban salsa teacher. He did not speak any English so we had to communicate with him in Spanish. He gave everyone in KS2 a half hour salsa lesson which was great fun. Most children understood the numbers he used, forwards and backwards, left and right. He then came into each class and we were able to ask him all sorts of questions and Mrs. Wilkinson translated. Year 6 asked their questions in Spanish.

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children who were chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour!

Dodgeball Tournament

Six, year 5 girls took part in a dodgeball tournament orgnised by Health for All. They all played brilliantly, had a fantastic team spirit and made Miss Spinks very proud.

Practise Makes Perfect!

In preparation for Christmas, the 2 Steel Pans groups are practising really hard and looking forward to showing off their talents.

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children who were chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour!

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children who were chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour!

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children who were chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour!

International Day

Wow, what an amazing morning! Lots of parents came along, brought food from their home countries to share and enjoyed a tour of the classrooms to see what the children have been learning.

Cross Country

Race Report - Wharfemeadows LSAA Cross Country - 15th October 2022

For our second race of the season at Middleton Park, 23 runners turned out to represent St. Peter’s on a gloriously sunny autumnal day. Rosie, Mr. Robertson’s dog provided lots of entertainment and support.

Under 9 Girls: For our girls team, 10 runners represented us. There was a lot of positivity on the start line and several children kept smiling even when the going got tough. Some girls ran in the boys’ race as they arrived a bit too late for the start of theirs. All positioned between 89-116

Under 9 boys: For this race there were 5 boys representing us in a fast paced heat. Everyone finished. Great perseverance was shown by  everyone. All positioned between 60-177. Well done

Under 11 girls: Naomi and Lakeisha, with the Year 7 Liyana, flew the flag for us in this race. All runners finished in the top 50 with a top ten finish. Incredible.

Under 11 boys: We had 5 boys running in the final race, after cheering on all the other runners. All finished again, positioning between 50-157. Excellent.

Well done to the entire team for great strength of character, kindness and determination. The next race is on Saturday 19th November- we are not sure where yet. 

Harvest

Wow! What a great harvest display. Thank you so much to all our families for your generous contributions. All the food will be shared between our local food bank and the charity Caring for Life

School Councilors 2022/23

Congratulations to Sophia, Melody, Basilios, Goodluck, Shalom, Kavin, Naadirah and Kalib. You presented your manifesto to your peers and were voted in through a democratic process - well done!

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children who were chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour!

Football Season is Underway

The 11s football season got off to a flying start this week with St. Peter's playing two league games against Shakespeare Primary. St. Peter's won the first game 4-1 and the second game 3-1
Our goal scorers were: Goodluck (3), Daniel (2), Sophia and Lucas. The players to take part were: Goodluck (captain), Daniel (vice captain), Lakeisha, Habron, Lucas, Cena,  Yosyas, Phillip, Henos, Sophia and Horeb. Mr Robertson was really proud of the boys and girls, for the manner in which they conducted themselves and for the spirit in which they played the game. Let's hope that there are more victories just around the corner. 

School Council Election Day

Today, children from each class in Key Stage Two, had the opportunity to vote for the boy and girl in their class who they would like to represent them on the School Council for the year ahead. We talked about the meaning of democracy. The results will be announced tomorrow.

Harvest Assembly
Year 3 led our Harvest celebrations in assembly. We thought about 'Teamwork' as our theme, and thought about how people work together at harvest time to get the food we eat from field to plate. The whole school contributed with songs, prayers and poems. 

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children who were chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour!

Race Report - Middleton Park LSAA Cross Country

1st  October 2022

For our first race of the season at Middleton Park over 30 children represented St. Peter’s. It was a great turn out from all age groups and we welcomed lots of first timers from Year 3. Although the clouds threatened, it kept fine and we even saw a rainbow

Under 9 Girls: For the first race, a record 9 girls represented us. Everyone did an amazing job, showing great determination, all finishing, keeping going even on the long final straight. All positioned between 75-130.

Under 9 boys: For this race there were 8 boys representing us in an awesome style. Everyone finished, with some amazing sprints on the final 200 metres. Great perseverance shown by everyone. All positioned between 52-156.

Under 11 girls: All the girls admitted it was a tough first race as they had not done the distance in a while - more training is needed for next time (running club meets on Thursday dinner time) With five girls representing us, there was a great team spirit and they were noticed by other schools for their kindness, fairness and positive attitude. All the girls finished in the top 110 and we had a couple in the top 70.

Under 11 boys: We had 9 boys running in the final race, with Mikias & Hyab running a distance up - showing great bravery. The girls also ran alongside the athletes to encourage them to keep going. It was hard but nobody gave up and we finished between 65-145.

Well done the entire team for great strength of character, kindness and determination. The next race is on Saturday 15th October in Otley.

 

Cafe Church

A family-friendly Church at St Peter's.

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children who were chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour!

Cannon Hall Farm

The fantastic Yorkshire Children's Charity invited our Year 1 & 2 children to spend a day at Cannon Hall Farm. We had a wonderful day, visiting the animals and exploring the farm and finally finishing the day with a disco!

Click on the image to see what we got up to:

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children who were chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour!

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children who were chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour!

Golden Table

Congratulations to the children who were chosen to sit at the Golden Table this week - you have excellent manners and behaviour!

Free Cricket Sessions in LS9

Holiday Activities at Bridge Community Church

Go-kart winners

Every child who returned the parental questionnaire was entered into a draw to win a go-kart. These are our lucky winner. Have fun!

Always present and never late!

These children won an extra special cash prize to say well done for being in school EVERY day and ALWAYS being on time. BRILLIANT!

Leavers' Assembly 2022

What can we say!!! What a wonderful, hardworking, caring and kind set of young people. We will really miss you all. Click below to watch their fantastic Leaver's Assembly. 

KS1 & EYFS Fun Day

Fun Day was back after missing it for a few years. We had an amazing day even though it was VERY, VERY, VERY HOT! The paddling pools were a very popular choice!

KS2 Summer Concert - Peter Pan

What an amazing performance and what talented children we have got! Brilliant acting and singing. Well done everyone! Click below to watch.

Last Minute Rehearsals

Steel-Pan Group 2 having a last-minute rehearsal before performing at the start of our annual summer production. 

Parents' Group

Many of our Mums were having a celebration as they finished one of their last sessions today working with the Health For All team. They made traditional coffee served with homemade bread a snacks. We had a wonderful time.

Day out for Classes 2 & 3

Yorkshire Children's Charity arranged a fabulous day out for Classes 2 & 3 at Allerton Park near Knaresborough. The children played lots of games, explored the estate and had an amazing day! Thank you to the amazing Yorkshire Children's Charity.

Hovingham Girl's Friendly football match
It was the first outing for our girls football team this year, playing a friendly against an experienced Hovingham side. Our girls maintained high levels of energy, enthusiasm and courage throughout. Every player made a contribution, and we won a hard fought 2-1 game. Well done girls.

Thank you!

We have been overwhelmed by your amazing support and generosity in fundraising for Mrs Edser. We have raised over £,2000 which is absolutely amazing. THANK YOU! Nursery had a brilliant Teddy Bear's Picnic, we had a non-uniform day and the staff went on a special fundraising walk. Your lovely comments and cards will all be passed on to Mrs Edser and her family.

Thank you again!

Nursery Open day

Lots of new families joined us for our Nursery Open day last week. The children got to meet the staff and explore the Nursery, preparing them for their start in September.

Kitchen Jobs in Leeds Schools

The Catering Agency, who supply school dinners, have job opportunities in schools across Leeds - for more information and to apply click on the link below:

School Kitchen Jobs

Sporting Fun!

Years One to Six enjoyed trying out some different sports last week. They all enjoyed the challenge of giving something new a go.

Year 1 – Basketball

Year 2 – Ultimate Frisbee

Year 3 – Archery

Year 4 – Archery

Year 5 – Archery

Year 6 - Fencing

Netball Superstars

The school netball team represented St Peter's brilliantly in the Leeds final. They played amazingly, showed fantastic sporting behaviour and achieved bronze medals. We are very proud of their super performance and attitude. Well done!

Allerton Park

Classes 2 and 3 were really lucky to be invited by the Yorkshire Children's Charity to a day out at Allerton Park. They all enjoyed lots of fun and games and even managed to run up the steep hill made famous by the nursery rhyme, 'The Grand Old Duke of York'!  They were then treated to a brilliant picnic lunch!

Jubilee Celebrations at Bridge Community Church

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

On Friday 27th May we celebrated the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. We all came to school in red, white and blue clothes and made crowns to wear for our special jubilee party in the afternoon. At lunch time we had a 'picnic' lunch with some delicious cake! We had a parade around the playground then played lots of fun games. We enjoyed had a little party tea with lots of cakes that we had brought into school. It was lots of fun!

Tag Rugby Tournament

On Friday 20th May some of our Year 6 children took part in a Tag Rugby Tournament in Oulton. It was held in memory of Rocky, a former coach at ACE club, who often came to St Peter's to run the Active Kids after school clubs. Rocky sadly passed away last year from Covid. The children competed against 17 other schools and played brilliantly. They scored 20 points and came joint 5th overall. Well done to everybody! 

Dodgeball Tournament

Six children from class 4 recently took part in a Dodgeball tournament in Middleton, organised by ACE clubs.  Overall, there were 12 schools taking part in the tournament. St Peter's played amazingly well, winning 10 out of 11 games. They won the whole tournament and returned to school with a Trophy. Well done to all. 

Leeds Beckett University- This Girl Can Event
On Thursday 19th May girls from Years 4 and 5 enjoyed an active day at the university. They got to try out five different sports which included Boxercise, Goal Ball (for visually impaired athletes), Boccia (in a wheelchair), rugby and football. As well as this, they had a nutrition talk - highlighting the need for a balanced diet and eating all 5 food groups. All the St.Peter's girls showed great enthusiasm and got stuck in to every activity. We also got to meet Lois Forsell - a retired English International rugby league footballer and also a current Leeds Rhino player who is also in the RAF. Overall it was a great experience for the girls to try out something different and be encouraged to be active.

Netball Success

The St Peter's netball team recently represented the school at a league tournament in Garforth. They played amazingly well and won both matches; winning 11-3 in the first game and 14-5 in the second. All the players showed excellent team spirit and we are very proud of you. Next stop - the final on Monday 13th June!

SATs Breakfast Club

In preparation for their SATs, the Year 6 children have their own Breakfast Club. They are served hot sandwiches, cereal, yogurt, toast and juice and enjoy the chance to relax with their friends at the start of the day.

School Council - Saving Energy

Our school council have been briefed about the soaring costs of energy bills. As such, they have decided to produce a catchy design and slogan, which will be displayed around school, to remind all children and adults that lights should be turned off when an area is empty. 

Gardening Club

Class 3 have been attending a gardening after school club. Here they are watering and weeding the raised beds. They have grown leeks, garlic and strawberries so far! They have also had lots of fun.

Quick Cricket - Children v Staff!

As part of the St Peter's Lent appeal to raise money for our chosen charities, many pupils in year 6 took part in a cricket match against some of our staff. The rain did not dampen our spirits and a game of great hilarity and some skill took place in the hall. A great time was had by all and the children were victorious; winning by just one run! Good sporting behaviour was also shown with handshakes after the game. Well done to everybody who took part - we raised over £100 for charity!

Lent Stalls - Key Stage 1

This week, the children in Classes 1 and 2 set up their stalls to raise money for our Lent charities, They had some brilliant ideas and are enjoying lots of customers!

Dodgeball Tournament
ACE Clubs invited some of the year 2 children to attend A Dodgeball Tournament in Middleton. This was their first time taking part in a tournament and the children enjoyed playing against 13 other primary schools. They returned to school happy, with medals and joint third place - Well done everybody!

Lent Stalls - Classes 3 & 4

This week it was the turn of children in years' 3 and 4 to hold fundraising stalls for Lent. They organised lots of lovely games and stalls to raise money for charities. The sun was shining and everyone was having lots of fun.

Lent Stalls - Classes 5 & 6

As part of our Lent fundraising children organise and run stalls. This week year 5 and 6 put on lots of treats for everyone. There were raffles, guess how many sweets in the jar, guess the name of the teddy, goalie challenges, skipping challenges and lots of buns and biscuits.

Pancake Races

Classes 3 and 4 had a fantastic time at Leeds Minster when they took part in the annual Shrove Tuesday pancake races. 

Rotary Recital Winners

This years Rotary Recital finalists were all of a very high standard and our panel of judges had a very tough time picking the Key Stage Winners! In the end Aisha Benjamin in Class 6 and Yosef Tadesse in Reception were declared the overall Winners for their key stage - what an amazing achievement!

Rotary Poetry Recital

Congratulations to all our Finalists who performed their poems beautifully in front of a panel of judges. The finalists were:

Reception: Yosef & Zema

Class1: Gabriella & Natania 

Class 2: Abigail D & Michiyas 

Class 3: Olivia & Hyabel 

Class 4: Sosna & Misael 

Class 5: Aaliyah & Dana 

Class 6: Naomi & Aisha 

Christmas Breakfast

 Breakfast Club had lots of Christmassy treats for their breakfast this morning - snowman pancakes and fruit kebabs, as well as hot chocolate with squirty cream - an excellent start to the last day of term!

Christmas Angels

This year we had the theme of angels for our Christmas decorations and cards. Here are some lovely examples from around the school.

Christmas Dinner

After singing to the Lunchtime Staff, the children thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas dinner - they were all delighted that we didn't have sprouts!

Cross Country Race Report - Leeds Grammar school

written by Holy, Lakeisha & Sam

11th December 2021

Once again for our fourth race, some families went on the bus all the way to Leeds grammar school. There was a strong year 5 bus squad! It was very cold and for the first time it rained. We kept our coats on until the very last minute. This week’s course had some uphills [including a section in the woods for the older children] but there was a huge downhill at the end so we could sprint if we had anything  left in the tank. There were 27 athletes running for St . Peter’s-11 boys and 16 girls and all were in a strong positive mood.

Under 9 Girls: 7 girls represented us in this race and were in an excellent, amazing mood. We welcomed two first timers, Soliana Tesfaldet & Sosna Teklit. There was a great inspirational atmosphere and everyone encouraged each other. All of the athletes finished the race . Wooo!

Under 9 boys: There were 9 boys (champions) running for the St. Peters squad. 4 of these champions got a top 55 finish. Everyone showed determination and a positive attitude. There were many people supporting these champions making them feel famous.

Under 11 girls: For the under 11 girls, it was another strong turn out with 9 runners, 2 from year 6 and 7 from year 5. Once again we saw Ellta running in the high school race, this gave us lots of inspiration. It was great to welcome two more first timers- Cena Dasta and Sophia Fisseha – they fitted in well. Everyone finished tired as ever, with 3 excellent top 45 runners. It was great fun and we played a new hand rhyme while we were waiting to start.

Under 11 boys: Raheem and Sam joined us in this race. They had to wait the longest but they cheered everyone on showing a great attitude. This time they knew they could do it and were capable, so they ran with focus and determination.

Well done champions and athletes, once again you did awesome. HOORAYYYY!!!! By Holy, Lakeisha and Sam. Well done!!!!!!!! 

Wharfemeadows Cross Country - Race Report

20th November 2021

Our third race was all the way out In Otley. 7 children and 3 mums travelled on the bus together to get there. The weather was dry and not too cold. An amazing 23 runners represented St .Peter’s.

Under 9 Girls: For the first race, 5 girls represented us - three from year 3 and two from year 4. We welcomed two first timers, Hermela Kesete and Maya Spinks. The girls did an amazing job as a team, encouraging each other and showing great determination. All positioned between 78-89.

Under 9 boys: For this race there were 11 boys representing us in an awesome style. Everyone finished and two of our runners got top 30 positions. Separa, who missed the girls race, ran in the boys one instead with a lot of confidence, putting in an excellent performance for us.

Under 11 girls: Before the under 11 girls race we saw Ellta running in the high school races and she got a good place. This was a good inspiration for us. For this race there were 7 runners, 3 from year 5 and 4 from year 6. We welcomed Yosan for the first time and Betiel and Sosna came to cheer us on. This was an outstanding day for us, Naomi for example, on Friday she had a stitch but on Saturday she got back up on her running horse- awesome hooray!

Under 11 boys: Finally the under 11 boys were racing, our only representative was Raheem Abdelrahim. He made it 3 out of 3; after coming to running club on Thursday, racing on Friday at Roundhay School and Otley on Saturday! He showed determination and perseverance, finishing all 3 races.

After the amazing race, some of us went to the park meeting Arthur (Mrs Wilkinson’s son). Kindly, Holy’s mum bought some of us amazing oreo and twix brownies at an Otley cafe. Yum yum!

NE Leeds Cross Country - 19th November 2021

For our first appearance at the NE Leeds qualifiers we took a team of 7 Year 4 runners and 8 Year 5 Athletes. The children would be running with all the other schools from this area of Leeds, for the same distances as the Saturday cross country league, with an opportunity to qualify for the Leeds cross country qualifiers.

Year 4 Girls: Muna and Anya were the first to go and both put in excellent performances, keeping a steady pace and keeping going right until the end. They had a hare to follow but the biggest challenge was not going off too quickly, too early. They both paced themselves very well and finished in the top 60.

Year 4 boys: Next up was the Year 4 boys, all of whom had some experience of previous cross country runs. They all made a good start, keeping with the pack and not going off too fast. Two of our runners finished in the top 30, despite some shoe malfunctions and the whole team finished in the top 80- well done boys.

Year 5 Girls: For our girls a regular team of runners is emerging. Nerves and excitement were high as they had to complete two laps of the course. As always levels of team support and encouragement were outstanding. Two of our runners struggled with stiches and were unable to finish. The rest of the team kept going and managed a top 5 finish as well as a top 50 one, well done Year 5 girls.

Year 5 Boys: This team was made up of experienced and first-time runners, so the fact that all of the boys finished was a credit to their determination and prior efforts in running club.  We could see that on the second lap they were all hurting and team support again came in to lift their spirits and strengthen their resolve. All boys finished in the top 75.

Mrs Hick and Mrs Wilkinson felt enormously proud of the team spirit shown and the determination needed. It is inspiring. Well done St. Peter’s! 

School Council Elections 2021-22

On Thursday 11th November, children from classes 3,4,5 and 6 each came to the school hall, which we had turned into a polling station. Once there, they were given the opportunity to vote for a girl and boy from their class, who they believed would best represent them on this year's school council. The votes for each class will be counted by Miss Comrie (in 'top secret') and the results will be announced in this Friday's whole school assembly, by Mrs Holliday. Each of the eight winners will receive a special School Council badge and will then join Mr. Robertson and Mrs Readman for weekly School Council meetings. By giving the children a voice, they can make a difference for others. We value the importance of democracy at St. Peter's.

Cross Country

Race Report - Cardinal Heenan 16th October 2021

Another impressive turn out for our second race of the season with 26 runners representing St.Peter’s at Cardinal Heenan. The weather was kind but the course was tough, after a brief downhill at the start, it was uphill all the way right to the very end. All of our runners finished, which was an inspiring achievement for everyone who got to see it. We were able to debut our new flag - which is enormous and awesome, as well as our very professional looking running vests - St.Peter’s has arrived.

Under 9 Girls: The under 9 girls got us off to a promising start with first-timer Efrata Abera looking like she does this all the time. All the girls were determined and never gave in up the long hill. They were well supported by their team mates and were glad to finish.

Under 9 boys: Next up were the under 9 boys with our biggest representation of 10 runners. Again the more experienced runners led the way and showed the first-timers the ropes. All finished - an inspiring achievement.

Under 11 Girls: The under 11 girls really hit their stride in this race. As always they won the prize for the most cheerful team at the starting line. Liyana led the way with a new found confidence and focus. Lakeisha had a strong finish, overtaking several runners on the brutal hill. Naomi was not far behind, massively improving on her first race position. Great determined performances from Betiel, Dana and Holy which meant all the team finished - well done girls.

Under 11 Boys: This time Sam George was not running solo - joined by Efron, Camron, Habron and Samuel Achew. There was a great team spirit as they waited the longest to run but cheered on all their fellow St.Peter’s runners. As the photos capture there were plenty of duals on the final hill and all the boys dug in. Sam George showed a real growth in confidence and poise with a strong finish. Well done boys.

Thank you very much to all the parents who attended, I am sure they were inspired by the determination their children demonstrated. Also a huge thanks to Mrs Hick for her second race and Mr. Robertson on his debut. Roll on Otley - Saturday 20th November!

International Week - Drumming Workshop

All the children in school started International Week with an African drumming workshop. The children played djembe drum rhythms and some call and response games. It was fantastic fun!

Important Information for Parents about 'Squid Game' - Please click on the image below.

Harvest Festival 2021

Our wonderful Harvest Festival had to be filmed again this year. We hope you enjoy it! Thank you to everyone who has sent in donations of food. You are AMAZING!

Cross Country

Race Report

Middleton Park 25th September 2021

For our first race of the season we had an amazing turn out with 26 runners representing St.Peter’s at Middleton Park. There were well over 600 runners from schools across Leeds.

Under 9 Girls - The first race to kick off the season, with 5 runners representing St Peters - Shalom Berakate (in bright pink), Hiyabel Mire, Separa Yohannes, Muna Aibu and Pearl Mfobin. They all made a great start, not going off too fast and saving something for the end - all coming in the top 70! Well done girls. A special mention goes to Pearl Mfobin who did a lap with her Dad after we missed her at the start - great effort Pearl!

Under 9 boys - Next up was the under 9 boys with 11 runners representing St Peter’s. The older boys led the way with a top twenty finish from Lucas and both Tomas and Horeb came within the top ninety. The Year 3 boys weren’t far behind and seemed to double their speed when the St Peter’s team cheered them on. Well done boys.

Under 11 Girls - Again another strong turn out with 10 girls representing our school in this race, which involved two laps of a challenging course. Their start was delayed by ten minutes and the children happily sang songs in Spanish while they waited. Great performances from all our runners with two of them finishing in the top 55 and all showing great determination and perseverance to keep going.

Under 11 Boys - A special mention goes to Sam George who was are only representative in the under 11 boys. He was awesome and never gave up - you did St Peter’s proud Sam.

A special mention to all the team who supported their fellow runners and showed a great attitude at all times. Also to Mrs Hick for her awesome driving and position recording. A great start to the league and really inspiring to see such high levels of determination as well as fun.

Golden Tables

Congratulations to this week's winners - you have excellent behaviour and lovely manners.

Governor Away Day

After having to miss the annual 'away day' for Governors last year due to Covid, we were able to meet at last in person! The away day was very informative and the School Development Plan from last year was reviewed and the new SDP was introduced. Governors organised how they would like to monitor progress through the new SDP and arranged a variety of activities.  

Transition Meetings

Our Transition Meetings were really well attended this year. The parents were given lots of useful information about what their child can expect in their new class and how they can help them at home.

Golden Table

Each week, 2 children from each class are chosen to have their lunch on the Golden Table. They are chosen for their sensible behaviour and excellent manners - Congratulations!

KS1 Sports Day

After a very soggy day on Monday, KS1 finally got to enjoy their sports day in the lovely sunshine. They had lots of fun doing lots of activities and showed off their brilliant skills. Well done everyone!

Early Years Sports Day

The children in Nursery and Reception had a great time! They were very fast and did some super listening too!

Key Stage 2 Sports Day

All the children in Key State Two had a great time at their annual sports day. The children showed great competitiveness, excellent sportsmanship and great spirit. Most importantly, all children had a tremendous time.

A Very Kind Donation

Our new Rainbow Classroom is almost finished and our lovely friends from the Rotary Club of Headingley very kindly donated £2,000 to help us buy lots of resources for the children - thank you so much.

Letter from Governors

Click below for important information to help you keep your child safe online

Following a remote Inspection by Ofsted, please read the letter/report below

Important Letter - Please see Tigrinya translation below

Christmas Worship

On Wednesday morning, Key Stage Two took part in a special Christmas Worship, which was led by Canon Sam and Reverend Judith. We revised the story and meaning of Christmas and discussed the significance of each of the advent candles. To finish, classes competed against each other in a Christmas quiz. Class Four were the worthy winners. It was lovely to see our friends from Leeds Minster.

Christmas lunch

We had a delicious Christmas lunch today! We all had crackers too. It was really good and we all said 'thank you' to the dinner staff for all their hard work this year.

Santa's Farm

This week we had a brilliant visit from Santa’s Farm. He brought lots of his animals. Each class took a turn to visit and stroke the animals and feed them. There are lots of pictures on each classes page to look at 

Christmas at St Peter's

The children have been very creative this Christmas, look at the wonderful decorations.

Radio Leeds

Last week Alice and Ella were interviewed on Radio Leeds. They were explaining how they made their lovely snowmen decorations out of potatoes and modroc. They did a fantastic job, well done girls

It's Christmas!

El-Rae, Chloe and Ellta did a fabulous job decorating the Christmas Tree today - excellent work!

Letter for all Parents following Class Closure - 26th November

International Week

The children all looked fabulous when they dressed up for International Week. On each class page is a video of the children showing you what they have learnt about the country they studied.

Harvest Assembly

Please enjoy the lovely assembly performed by Class 3 and below are the links to the harvest songs.

Harvest

Thank you to all our wonderful families for their amazing donations of food for Harvest. This picture shows a small part of what you sent to school and we will make sure it is sent to help those most in need.

Please read the Newsletter below for important guidance about how to keep you child safe online.

A Message from the Headteacher for Key Workers who have arranged for their child to come to school

Good morning,,

As far as I am aware we will be open this week and next week but that could well change depending on how serious the spread of the virus is. 

The government are urging us only to take children if there is an urgent need and have stated “You should only send your child if you have to and if your work is critical to our COVID 19 response” 
 
Despite the measures we are putting in place, school is nowhere near as safe for your children as home. We cannot guarantee that children carrying the virus without showing symptoms will not spread this to others and pupils may ultimately bring this home with them. 
 
Many staff are now unable to come into school so only send your child if it is absolutely essential and only for the shortest time you can. 
 
Thanks for your support during these difficult times. 
 
Kind regards
 
Liz Holliday

Being Active at Home
It is really important that the children stay as active as possible over the next few weeks. If they need to stay inside, here are some suggestions of what they could do. Over the coming weeks, I will be posting some more ideas on the school website so keep checking!
From Monday, every morning at 9am, a fitness coach called Joe will be doing thirty minutes of child friendly exercise on his YouTube channel. It’s called P.E with Joe. Just search for “The Body Coach TV” on YouTube if you want to join in!

Morning Exercise

KS2 have started doing 15 minutes of morning exercise on a Thursday and Friday. It's a great way to do some exercise, whilst getting the children focused and ready for the school day. The teachers play music  and join in too - it is so much fun!

Pancake Races

The children from Classes 3 and 4 had a fabulous afternoon at Leeds Minster taking part in the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Day Races.

Half Term Attendance Winners

Each half term, the children who have come to school every day and have never been late are put in a draw to win a prize. Congratulations to Mya, Jesse, Questa, Dagmawi, Penuel, Nathan & Tenbite.

Rotary Recital Winners

Our judges were super impressed with Aarav and Rhianne, they performed their poems brilliantly - congratulations!

Rotary Recital Finalists

Our annual Rotary Poetry Recital was another huge success this year. Congratulations to all the finalists who worked so hard and learnt their poems off by heart - Sharon, Aarav, Tedros, Olivia, Ike, Britney, Rhianne, Abigail, Elnathan, Joseph, Clara, Shalom, Anna and Melody.

Outstanding Effort

In each class, all the children performed their poem to their class mates, all the runners up received a certificate for outstanding effort. Well done to Naomy, Tinsae, Nathan, Destiny, Mercy, Naomi, Rynad, Lily, Basilios, Chideraa, Fyeri, Grace, Michiyas & Joseph.

NSPCC Visit School

Children learned about speaking out and staying safe in a very informative session from the NSPCC.

Meet the Parent Governors

It was great to see so many parents at our ‘Meet the parent governors’ group. They talked about recent developments in school, helping your child at home, using the school website for guidance and celebrating birthdays at school. Thank you to everyone for attending and sharing your thoughts and to Yordanos and Kibreab for organising it.

Key Stage 2 Christmas Party

The children in Key Stage 2 have had a fantastic afternoon - a very noisy disco and some yummy party food!

Reception & Key Stage 1 Christmas Party

The children had a fabulous afternoon - games, party food and then a very special visit from Father Christmas. He was very happy that the children have all been very good this year!

Attendance Award

Today we were delighted to receive the attendance award from our local cluster officers. Laura and Julie presented the school with the trophy for the 5th year in a row for the highest attendance during November across our local area. Well done to all our children for brilliant attendance.

Cross Country

It was a cold, wet and muddy day for our last Cross-country event of 2019! Despite that, all of the children turned up with big smiles on their faces and made Miss Potter and Mrs Wilkinson very proud. For the first time ever, we even had enough runners to enter a team event. Well done to everyone (including the parents who came and supported in the freezing conditions!).

KS1 & Reception Nativity 

The children in KS1 and Reception performed their nativity 'Christmas Counts'. They were AMAZING! Well done everyone!

Choir Performances

This week the children visited our friends at Headingley Rotary and Thackrah Court. They sang lots of carols and Christmas songs and at Thackrah Court they had a chance to meet everyone and chat about Christmas. 

Our School Councillors decorating the Christmas tree.

Cross Country

Our children have taken part in another cross country event, this time at Woodhouse Grove School in Apperley Bridge. Even in the horrible, wet conditions, the children were brilliant - well done.

Remembrance Day

Sinar in Year 5 was invited to BBC Look North to talk to Jack who had served in WW2. Watch the wonderful and very moving clip that they filmed together. 

Remembering

Here are Sinar and Jack before they were filmed by Look North discussing the meaning of Remembrance Day. 

Attendance Winners

Each half term we give awards to a pupil from each class who has attained 100% attendance in the last half term and were never late for school. Well done to our Autumn first half term winners.

Governor's Away Day

We had our annual away day for governors where we discussed progress of developments from last year and planned our actions for this year. As usual our lunch was very welcome after all the discussions

International Week 2019

Look below to see all of the wonderful things we did and learned during International Week.

Cross Country

It was a beautiful, sunny day for cross country on Saturday morning and the children all had a fantastic run. Well done to everyone who came!

New School Councillors

Congratulations to our nine winners Yohannes, Tinsae, Ella, Sinar, Javell, Mercy, Nathan, Habron and Cena, who have been voted into office for 2019-20. These children are clearly well-respected by their friends, are hard working and have many good ideas to bring to future council meetings.

Polling day

This morning, Classes Three, Four, Five and Six have been voting for a boy and a girl from each year group, to represent them on the St. Peter's School Council for Year 2019-20. The results will be announced in this afternoon's assembly.

Harvest Festival

Year 3 led our Harvest Festival celebration. This year the theme was Caring and Sharing. The children used the letters in the word Harvest to explore different ideas such as how some people do not have enough to eat and how important it is to share with others. The children made harvest sheaves of bread which were shared with each class. Mr Robertson and Mrs Brady took part in a special Ready, Steady, Cook challenge to teach everyone about things being unfair sometimes. It was a lovely occasion and we joined with our parents to give thanks to God for the wonderful harvest we all enjoy.

Parents' Course

The Parents on the Support your child with reading course have this week have taken part in a joint session with their children. They have been reading the books Oi Frog & Oi Dog to their children and working through fun work books. The children enjoyed learning with their parents and learning new ways to enjoy reading.

Aldi Stickers

The children are doing a fantastic job of collecting the Aldi stickers. If we can fill the poster with all 300 stickers, we will get a free sports kit for school and be entered in a draw to win £20,000 - keep going everybody!!!

Parent Course - Support Your Child's Reading
Every Wednesday in our Community Room, Family learning are delivering a 12 week Parenting Course, "Support Your Child's Reading". This is a fun packed course to help parents support their children's literacy development. Each week Parents are finding out how children learn to read - they are exploring different books, learning new reading skills and creating different materials to support their child as they develop their reading. This week they made picture story cards to take home. At the end of the 12 weeks the Parents will have an accreditation certificate to go towards further learning. 

 

Cross Country

Saturday marked the first LSAA cross country fixture, which was held at Middleton Park. All of the children did exceptionally well. A special thanks to Mrs Wilkinson for her help throughout the morning. Here are some pictures of the children in action!

FS & KS1 Fun Day

We had a brilliant fun day! We bounced high on the bouncy castle, slid fast down the slide and splashed in the paddling pools! We did lots of other fun activities and enjoyed our ice-creams too!

Sports Day

Sports Day was fabulous this year, the sun shone and we were able to use the grass at Bridge Community Church. The children all tried really hard and had a great time and the staff and parent races were brilliant fun!

Attendance Winners!

Every year, the class from each key stage who have the best attendance throughout the year enjoy a visit from the ice cream van. This year Classes 1 and 6 were the winners - well done to you all!

Half Term Attendance Winners

Each half term the children who have 100% attendance and are never late are entered into a prize drawer to win a prize. This half term the winners were Filly, Leona, Ruth, Jasper, Lakeisha, Horeb and Efrata

St Peter's Day 2019

Golden Table

Congratulations to Grace, Kenean, Natty, Keishawn, Lily, Elijah & Lamek.

Tag Rugby Team

Congratulations to the Year 4 Tag Rugby team who played in a tournament and came in 3rd place - well done everybody! 

Parent Group - Story Sacks

Parents have enjoyed attending a 6 week parenting course making Story Sacks for their children. They have each chosen their child's favourite books and created a bag full of activities for the children to use. These activities will help the children with their reading, writing and numeracy skills. If you are interested in attending a parenting course like this please speak to Mrs Swailes.

Fashion Club visit to the Leeds Art University End of Year Show!

On Wednesday 12th June, Miss Trew and Mr Guthrie took children from classes five and six to the Leeds Art University End of Year Show, where they visited the different art departments and looked at all of the amazing art and design displayed throughout the building. As the children made their way around the university, they were able to make quick sketches of work that appealed to them, so that they could possibly use it for inspiration in any future work. 

Netball Superstars

St. Peter's netball team have had a fantastic season. They came 3rd in the Leeds City Finals yesterday, which means that they have only lost one game all season! 

Miss Potter and Mrs Vickers are so proud of them all! Great job team.

Lent Donation

It was a pleasure to present a cheque for £400 to Sheila and Paul from Burmantofts Senior Action. The money was raised through our amazing Lent fundraising.

Golden Table

The School Council had a meeting about improving lunchtimes at school and decided they would like a  a Golden Table. Every week the Dinner Ladies will chose one child from each class who has shown fantastic behaviour and excellent manners during lunchtimes. The seven children will then get to sit at the Golden Table on Friday. This week our winners were Trhas, Yohannes, Nathan, Hermela, Sam, Philip and Natan - well done everybody!

Healthy Cooking for Parents

Taylor Smyth, who is a Change 4 life co-ordinator from Health for all, has been coming into school to work with some of our parents. They talked about what their children liked to eat and were then shown how to make healthy versions of these meals. So far, they have made healthy pizzas, milkshakes and chicken nuggets and had lots of discussions about how to keep their families healthy.

SATs Breakfast Club

Year 6 are all in high spirits as they tuck into their special SATs breakfast. Good luck everybody! 

Sponsored Walk

It was a lovely day for our annual sponsored walk in Roundhay Park. The children all behaved really well and walked a long way. Thank you for all the sponsorship money, which we will be donating to this year's Lent Charities - Young Minds and Burmantofts Senior Action.

Attendance Prizes

On Friday we gave out these delicious Easter eggs to 4 pupils from each class for their fantastic attendance. There were lots of children who got 100% attendance in each class last term, congratulations to them all and a big thanks to Lineham Farm for donating the eggs to us. 

Lent Fundraising

Finally, it was the turn of Key Stage 1 to take over the Lent Fundraising - they did a brilliant job of organising their stalls and had lots of happy customers!

Happy Mother's Day

We were visited by a reporter and camera man from the BBC who came to talk to some children about Mothering Sunday and what their Mums mean to them. The short film was on Look North and is also on social media. Click on the link below to find out what the children said about their wonderful Mums.

Lent Fundraising

The Lent Fundraising got off to a great start with Classes 5 and 6 organising and running their fantastic stalls. There were bake sales, raffles and competitions and lots of willing customers. All the money raised during Lent will go to our two charities this year which are Young Minds And Burmantofts Senior Action Group. Well done to all the children and of course all the customers!

Next Classes 3 and 4 took over the fundraising, they have had some brilliant ideas and have been very busy on their stalls. Excellent work everybody.

Ruth Eastham Author Visit

On Tuesday 19th March, author, Ruth Eastham, spent the day in school working with children in Key Stage Two. Ruth is the author of five award-winning books. She enjoyed delivering an assembly to the children before spending a session with each class, where she read extracts from her books, gave some useful writing tips and helped children with their story writing technique. We had a lovely day!

Pancakes with KimJoy!

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