Belonging, Believing, Building a Future

World Book Day 2017

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.

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Shrove Tuesday

Following an assembly led by Rev'd MacInnes, the children in Class 2 all made pancakes for the whole school to enjoy!


'Coming Together'

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.

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Year 2 visit to the Folly Tower

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.

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'Hey Ewe!'

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.

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Christmas Dinner at The Plough 2016

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.


Christingle 2016

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.

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Decorating the Tree

Thank you to all the children in our Reception Class who helped to decorate our beautiful Christmas tree.


Christmas Bazaar

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!

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Children in Need 2016

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.

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Christmas Shoebox Appeal

This year St Peter's families have filled an incredible 58 shoeboxes for the Christmas Shoebox Appeal coordinated by www.teams4u.com! T4U are a small charity started by David Cooke - David and his family began the original shoebox appeal over 25 years ago by asking school children in the UK to fill shoeboxes with simple Christmas gifts for Romanian orphans. The current need is still extraordinary and the power of the shoebox has never faded. Several families will be going to the Celebration Service at the Witney Methodist Church on 14th November.


Year 1 Dance Festival

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. 

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Tea with the Queen

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.

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Tag Rugby Club

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.

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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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Leavers' Service 2016

At this very special service, the Year 2 children all read their memories of their time at St Peter's and were presented with Bibles by Mr and Mrs Waters. Following the service, parents joined the children for a family picnic on the school field.

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Warwick Castle

Children and staff enjoyed a day out at Warwick Castle. We all watched the firing of the world’s largest trebuchet and the magnificent birds of prey swoop and dive over the Castle turrets. We explored the castle and saw the bowmen demonstrate their archery skills. Despite the rain, It was a lovely day and certainly one that we will all remember.

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Court Hill 2016

The Year 2 children enjoyed a wonderful residential trip to The Ridgeway and The Court Hill Centre. The children enjoyed a walk to Wayland’s Smithy and flying kites on White Horse Hill as well as exploring the woodlands and a night walk along the Ridgeway before watching the sun go down with hot chocolate and marshmallows toasted on the bonfire. The children were able to celebrate the friendships that they have forged during their time at St Peter's and which I am certain, will continue long after they leave us.


"Strong relationships built upon Christian values are at the heart of this church school and result in a passion and drive to ensure the all-round development of the children."



St Peter's CE School
Alvescot, Bampton, Oxon OX18 2PU
Tel: 01993 842535

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