St Peter's Church of England Primary School

Cromwell Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7SG

0113 2934411

liz.holliday@stpeterscofe.org.uk

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 game 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!

Together Network and the Church Urban Fund, are working to raise awareness of food poverty in the UK. As part of this campaign, one of last year's Great British Bake Off finalists, KimJoy, came in to school to talk to some year 3 children about this issue and to also make some lovely pancakes for the children to eat. They had a great time practicing their pancake flipping skills!

Pancake Races

Another brilliant time for year 3 and 4 at Leeds Minster when they took part in the annual Shrove Tuesday pancake races. 

Rotary Recital

We recently had our Rotary Recital final in school. Children across school had learned a poem by heart and performed it in their class. The theme this year was Friends and Family and the two finalists from each class were wonderful. All those who were in the final received a certificate and a book and the winners also were presented with a cup by our panel of judges. The key stage one winner was Lakeisha and the key stage two winner was a joint entry from twins Ebun and Ore. 

Faith Day 2019

On Friday we had our annual Faith Day with a focus this year on Superheroes of the Bible.  Children worked in mixed age groups and visited each classroom to learn about a different superhero. They heard stores and took part in activities. 

Elijah- Elijah trusted in God even when things were difficult. Children made treasure boxes and put in prayers to help others. 

Abigail- Abigail teaches us about using words carefully so they don't hurt others. Children shared things they wanted to say sorry for. 

Joshua & Caleb - Joshua and Caleb were able to see past difficulties to enter the promised land. Children were taught the song Every Giant will Fall. 

Barnabus - Barnabus was great at encouraging others. Children made cards to encourage each other in lots of ways. 

Samson - Samson protected people with the strength God gave him. Children wrote their strengths on dumbbells. 

Esther - Queen Esther saved the day from Haman, the King's adviser. The children make a clacker to remind them of him. 

Noah - Noah did as God asked even when everyone doubted him.

Dodgeball

Six pupils from year 4 were invited by ACE to take part in a Dodgeball Tournament against other schools in the city . They did really well and came 4th out of 10 schools that attended. 

Rotary and the Rainbow Room

Our friends at the Rotary Club of Headingley gave us a very generous donation towards the cost of creating a sensory room at in our Community Room. The 'Rainbow Room' is fantastic and lots of our children love to spend time in there and really benefit from it. Thank you Rotary!

A very special visitor...

The children in KS1 and Reception had a fantastic party today. We had a special visitor too.

 

Attendance award 

We have won the Inner East Cluster Attendance Award AGAIN! Well done to all of the 164 children who attended school EVERY DAY in November. Mrs Morton from the cluster came to present the trophy.

Singing for the Rotary

This week the choir performed a range of songs at the annual Rotary Club Christmas dinner. it was a lovely occasion and we were welcomed by the President Paul. Well done to all the children for their wonderful singing. 

Choir Performance

This week the children visited Thackrah Court to sing for the homeowners. They sang lots of carols and Christmas songs and then had some time to go and meet everyone and chat about Christmas. 

Reception & Key Stage 1 Nativity

This year, the children performed a lovely Nativity called 'Is there a Baby in There?'. All the children sang, acted and remembered their lines perfectly. Lots of parents came along to watch and thoroughly enjoyed the show.

Ballet

12 children from classes 4 & 5 were invited by the Northern Ballet to participate in Ballet classes over a period of 8 weeks. The children learnt the fundamental steps for ballet , such has how to improve posture and balance. On Monday the children visited the Northern Ballet college and had an opportunity to show their parents what they have been learning. They all did really well and enjoyed meeting two students from the college who showed the children some of their routines . Everyone was awarded a certificate and a big thank to Henry their Ballet teacher. 

Bully's Paradise Theatre Production

Key Stage 2 and Class 2 had a fantastic visit from a theatre group showing us how to beat the bullies! It was lots of fun. 

Ballet Lessons

Following a Workshop for Classes 4 and 5 run by Northern Ballet, some children were picked to attend a series of classes after school to learn some Ballet skills.

St Peter's Day

In Celebration of St Peter's Day, each class did an activity to celebrate the work of St Peter:

Nursery

Nursery learned a song with actions all about St Peter and they made fish to go in his net, including giant ones on the interactive whiteboard.

Reception

Reception made this amazing mosaic of St Peter

Class 1

Class 1 looked at the symbols of St Peter and then designed a new school badge using some of the symbols.

Class 2

Class 2 made buns and decorated them with pictures of St Peter

Class 3

Class 3 made cards to celebrate St Peter after learning about the symbols .

Class 4

Class 4 explored the lessons that St. Peter taught us throughout his life.

Class 5

Class 5 researched St Peter using the iPads. They explored his life and the messages he gave us. They produced booklets about him.

Class 6

Class 6 learned a song about when St Peter was arrested and then saved by an angel. They added actions to the song and performed it for the whole school in assembly.

We had a special Eucharist service in the afternoon. The whole school came together to celebrate St Peter. Canon Sam and Mrs Brown, the Chaplain from Abbey Grange, led the worship. There were prayers and songs and many staff and older pupils came to take the bread and wine. 

After the service every child received a blessing as they left the hall. It was a wonderful afternoon, if a little tiring for some.

We all enjoyed a special St Peter’s biscuit as we went home

BBC Radio Leeds

This week Andrew Graham from Radio Leeds came to visit school. It is 50 years since the start of the radio station  and he came to show the children some of the equipment that was used 50 years ago. The children had to guess what it was used for and their discussion was broadcast on the radio the next day.

Road Safety Guidance for Parents

A lady from the Leeds City Council Road Safety Team came into school to advise parents about how to keep their children safe on the roads. Her advice covered infant car seats and booster seats, the latest laws about children travelling in cars and guidance on how to teach your children to be safe on the roads.

Christmas Performances

Our Key Stage 2 Choir performed twice this week; once for our friends at Headingley Rotary and again at Thackrah Court Residential Home. The children were fantastic, they sang beautifully and were a credit to St Peter's.

Mrs Holliday and Miss Parry Visit Buckingham Palace

 

Learning outside the Classroom

Click on the link below to view a video showing how we don't just use our classrooms for learning at St Peter's!

 http://archive.teachfind.com/ttv/www.teachers.tv/videos/st-peters-church-of-england-primary.html