The children in our Reception Class and Class 1 enjoyed a wonderful day at the Cotswold Wildlife Park. Please see the photographs of their trip in the Photo Gallery on the Children's Pages.
It was a glorious Sunday morning for our Mothering Sunday Service, led by Reverend MacInnes at St Peter's Church. Thank you to the Friends of St Peter's for organising a cake sale after the service which raised a total of £68 to be shared between the school and the church.
Thank you to everyone who supported Red Nose Day by wearing something red and donating a pound.
All the children enjoyed their Yoga lesson with Nicky Tew from Relax Kids. Nicky has been running an after-school Yoga club this term helping our children to improve their emotional wellbeing and self confidence and to feel calm and focussed.
Everyone looked magnificent dressed as different book characters on World Book Day. Congratulations to all the children who completed the book quizzes and to our winners for answering all the questions correctly. Our children's book sale and book tombola raised a wonderful £100 which will go towards buying books for our new Key Stage 2 library. Well done to the School Council who organised this event and to all the Year 2s who ran the book sale.
Following an assembly led by Rev'd MacInnes, the children in Class 2 all made pancakes for the whole school to enjoy!
All the children have enjoyed learning our ‘Coming Together’ songs and the Year 2 children gave a wonderful performance for parents at the Burford Partnership Music Festival at Burford School. The children sang songs and recited poems written by local poet, John Foster. It was lovely that John Foster attended the performance and £277 was raised to help people, like John, whose lives have been affected by Parkinson’s disease.
Our topic this term is 'Towers, Tunnels and Turrets'. As part of our topic we visited the Faringdon Folly where we climbed all 154 steps to reach the very top! From the top, we all enjoyed looking at the view which included snow dusted hills. After climbing the tower we played eye spy in the woods where we found a few surprises including a hidden doorway, a giraffe and a troll.
This year’s Christmas Nativity, ‘Hey Ewe!’, was truly magical. The children were wonderful and there were many memorable performances. Thanks to all the staff who worked so hard with the children to give them this opportunity; rehearsing songs and lines, painting the set and making costumes- it truly was a great team effort. Many thanks to Sue Morris, who played the piano for us.l.
Photographs of the Nativity can be seen in the photo gallery of the Children’s Pages.
The staff and children enjoyed a wonderful Christmas dinner at The Plough thanks to Jemma and Stewart and all the fabulous staff. With a visit from Father Christmas, this was a truly memorable occasion.
Reverend MacInnes led our Christingle service to a full Church on Sunday. This was extremely well supported by the families of St Peter's and raised money in aid of ‘The Children’s Society’. Many thanks to all those who attended and for your donations, as well as to all the parents who helped to make the Christingles and the Cotswold Wildlife Park, who donated the oranges.
Thank you to all the children in our Reception Class who helped to decorate our beautiful Christmas tree.
Thank you to everyone who made this year's Christmas Bazaar such a lovely occasion and great success. It was a wonderful afternoon and raised over £1000!
Thank you to everyone who wore something spotty to school and raised over £60 for Children in Need.
The whole school gathered at the war memorial for two minutes silence and prayers on Armistice Day. It was lovely that villagers joined us to mark this special occasion.
Class 1 took part in the Burford Partnership Dance Festival, working with other children from schools in the Burofrd Partenrship and Sports Leaders from Burford School to develop a dance based on Fireworks.
Class 1 had tea with the Queen at the start of this term's topic, 'Bright Lights, Big City'. They all practised bowing and curtseying and of course remembered their very best table manners.
The children all thoroughly enjoyed the first tag-rugby club of this year with Charlie Siret from the Oxfordshire Skills Aquisition Academy (OSAA).
The St Peter's family harvest service was a joyous occasion with the children reading their prayers, singing their harvest songs and reading the Bible story of the Sermon on the Mount. This was followed by a Harvest Treasure Hunt around the vilage which, despite the rain, was enjoyed by all.
Welcome to our 22 new children who have started school in our Reception Class this term. They have settled quickly into the daily routines of school life and have already made many friends.
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