Whole School Events
School Events 2018/19
Monty the Pandacow
We had a very unusual visitor today in assembly. Monty the dog and his owner visited St. Peter’s to tell us all
about the stories they had written, we even got to hear some of them.
See below the amazing range of books that Monty features in.
Throughout the school, each class enjoyed a wonderful Maths day filled with numerous maths activities.
We also had a two competitions, number rhymes and maths hats.
This term at St. Peter’s we have introduced a new reading group of Reading Buddies. This
matches up years 5 children with children from year 2, they meet regularly at lunch times to read together.
The winner of this terms house treat is……
They won an afternoon on the bouncy castle!
Each year we celebrate British Science Week with a science day. Each class enjoys a day of science as well as creating a
science project of their choosing at home!
Congratulations to all those who took part, please find below our winners.
Whole School Write
As part of reading week, each class took it in turns to write a section of a story, starting with the youngest.
We hope you enjoy reading it!
To finish off our incredibly busy reading week, we had a reading breakfast. This is where parents and carers were invited
in for some lovely breakfast good and a cup of tea, they could choose from a range of books to read together with their child(ren).
World Book Day
Today we all celebrated World Book Day by dressing as our favour characters.
Family Phonics/Guided Reading
Continuing with our reading week, EYFS invited in family to join in with their phonics sessions and Ys1 – 5 invited family in to join in with their guided reading sessions.
Yellow Brick Road
04/03/19 – 05/03/19
To start off our reading week, we had the wonderful Yellow Brick Road Drama Group visit us to look at our class books. Each class looked at a particular text and explored the text through movement, dance or music. Visit each class page to see what they got up to.
Young Voices – Manchester Arena
Our wonderful choir attended the Manchester Arena with other local schools to perform at Young Voice.
For the past 24 years, Young Voices has staged the largest children’s choir concerts in the world.
Each night, between 5,000-8,000 children perform as a single choir to a sold-out audience of family and friends.
Prior to the Young Voices Concert the choir practice the songs at school during their after-school club. Once the children arrive at Manchester Arena they begin to practice together with the conductor and live band.
After the practice they have tea and then get ready for a fantastic show with a HUGE audience!
Visit from Joseph Delaney
Spooks author, Joseph Delaney, visited St. Peter’s (KS2) to discuss his journey to becoming a writer.
This term at St. Peter’s we have introduced a new reading group called Reading Buddies. This
matches up years 5 & 6 with children from year 2, they meet regularly at lunch times to read together.
As part of our ‘Poetry Week’ we invited published author Matt Goodfellow in to talk all about poetry.
Each key stage got their own assembly and we heard lots of funny poems from Matt’s books and also learnt the stories behind them! We laughed loads!
Next we each got a lesson with Matt to created our very own poems.
At the end of poetry week we each got to perform at our very own poetry recital.
In our first week back at St. Peter’s we all enjoyed ‘Art Week’.
Each year group selected an artist or genre to look at. They spent the full week exploring, learning
about and attempting different pieces of artwork.
Check out our individual class pages to see what each class got up to!
School Events 2017/18
Family Learning is for the parents of Ks1 children.
They come together each Tuesday morning to look at or work on a range of things.
Children of Bury Sing
Each year our choir attends the Children of Bury Sings concert. They spend all morning at the venue (Castle leisure centre) practicing with numerous
choirs from in and around the Bury area. They then perform to a packed audience. Our choir represented us beautifully this year! Well Done!
Wb, 12.3.18 we celebrated ‘Science Week’, this has been celebrated all over the UK in schools. Here at St. Peter’s we did a range of different things!
We separately carried out investigations in our own classes.
We also have a visit from Mr B (@Wow_workshops) and he made science extra fun with some amazing active science lessons. We all really enjoyed them!
In addition to this, we had some fantastic experiments set up in the hall for us all to visit!
Finally, we ran two competitions! We had a science poster competition and also a science project competition, with some wonderful prizes for the winners!
After many weeks of choir practice our choir made it to the Young Voices Concert to perform alongside hundreds of other children.
Young Voices is held at the Manchester Arena and is an annual performance that the choir look forward to each year and this year was no exception!
World Book Day
Despite the weather, we eventually had our World Book Day 2018 on the 8th March.
Throughout the school, children and staff all dressed as their favourite characters from some of their favourite stories, comics and more.
In the morning the children worked in their classrooms looking at different stories.
In the afternoon each classroom read a different story, each child was able to choose a classroom to go to and listen to the story.
Year One – I WANT MY HAT, Jon Klassen
Year Two – The Finger Eater, Dick King-Smith
Year Three – The World Worst Children, David Walliams
Year Four – Skellig, David Almond
Year Five – Horrid Henry, Francesca Simon
Year Six – Alex Rider, Anthony Horowitz
As part of World Book Day 2018 we also had an ‘Extreme Reading’ competition.
See our newsletter or home page for the winners.
Christian Aid – Climate Change
Alan Beedie from Christian Aid visited st. Peter’s to discuss climate change and global neighbours.
He lead and assembly and then visited KS2 to do a workshop with the children.
Bishop of Middleton – SIAMS Visit
The Bishop of Middleton, Mark Davies visited St. Peter’s after our SIAMS inspection to present us with out Outstanding certificate.
Upon returning from the Christmas break, we began our exciting ‘Design Technology Week’. Each class from Nursery to
Year Six, chose a topic to look at, and then spent a full week exploring and creating some
wonderful things. Check out our class pages to see what each class got up to!
Each year our staff/pupils put on an amazing Christmas Fair! This year was no exception!
We had a range of stalls throughout the school with bottle, chocolates and sweets tombola which are always incredibly popular!
We also had many food and drink stalls from Asian food to cornbeef hash and a hot chocolate and cakes!
In addition, we had a Santa’s Grotto, raffle, decorate a bauble, jumble sale and many more.
To date we have raised an amazing £1,500, this will go toward school funds.
St. Peter’s on BBC One – Children in Need
This years CIN was extra special! Working together with the BBC, we were involved in creating a sketch that was shown during Children in Need!
Children in Need
Each year we raise an amazing amount for Children in Need and we have lots of fun doing it! This year was no exception! We took part in numerous activities to raise money such as face painting, decorate a biscuit and many more!
Here at St. Peter’s we hold a Remembrance Day assembly during school time, where we remember all those who have lost their lives throughout the wars that have taken place. Our Head Boy & Girl also join the Radcliffe Remembrance Day Parade alongside Mr Wedgeworth to lay a wreath in remembrance.
Macmillan Coffee Afternoon
Around the country many people held a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer. Here at St. Peter’s we had our own event to raise money for the charity in memory of Kirstie Higham who very sadly passed away in July. We raised an amazing £498.29, THANK YOU to all who contributed in any way to that amount whether you donated cakes or just came for a cup of tea!
In years 4,5 & 6 they were visited by Greater Manchester Fire Service. They each had a session learning all about at trying CPR!
On Sunday 8th October some of our children attended St. Peter’s Church to celebrate Harvest. They represented us beautifully! The Children were involved throughout the service. They sang some of our school favourite harvest songs they also discussed with the congregation our most recent event, which was ‘Send a Cow’ (see below for more details)
Send a Cow
On Friday 6th October we had a fundraising day in aid of ‘Send a Cow’.
Please click the link to learn more https://www.sendacow.org/
The day consisted of a non-uniform day where children were asked to dress up as cows or in black and white. We also had a cake sale and in addition to this we asked children to decorate a milk bottle and create their very own ‘moooo’ney bank and to donate the pennies they had managed to save. Finally, did a sponsored read sponsored by their families and friends!
School Events 2016/17
To finish off our school year we had our annual Summer Fair on the Thursday 6th July. We enjoyed a wide range of stalls, BBQ, donkeys, bouncy castle, tombolas and much more.
Throughout the school we celebrated Eid, with a party. Many of us dressed up in our best clothes and ate some fantastic food brought in from home.
Creepy Crawly Show KS1
On Tuesday 25th June, in Ks1 we were lucky enough to have a visitor. The Creepy Crawly show came into Yr1 & 2, we all got to learn lots about the animals and even handle a few (with lots of care).
Christian Aid Week
Christian Aid Week (15/5-21-5) is an event the school really looks forward too and this year is no different. We did alot of fundraising activities such as car wash, cake sale, sponsored walk and a designing competition.
40acts is the generosity challenge for Lent, created by UK Christian charity, Stewardship.
In April, as a school we began the 40 Acts challenge. We challenged both our staff and pupils to look at just one act of kindness a day.
During Easter we were really lucky to have a Christian theatre workshop group come in and work with some of the children. They looked at Easter and its meaning.
In February, our choir represented St. Peter’s at the Manchester Arena. This is an annual event that all members of the choir (staff included) really look forward too!
Defibs 4 Bury
In January, Miss Wilkinson worked closely with Defibs 4 Bury & Defibs 4 Bolton and we were lucky enough to be given our very own Defibrillator to use in our local community if ever needed.
Tesco Bags of Help Scheme
With the hard work of Miss Fitzpatrick & Mrs Rimmer we entered a bid to win grant money from Tesco’s Bags of Help Scheme. Amazingly, we were picked as one of the top three bids and eventually we were awarded second place, winning £10,000. This was used to create plots for each class in the playground, where pupils could care for their own plants and vegetables. The money was also used to enhance our playground, we had new markings placed on the playground (which we love) and also new equipment to enhance our sensory garden.
Our annual Christmas Fair is something that we all look forward to! We had some wonderful stalls this year. We had Tombolas, food stalls, Santa’s Grotto, design a bauble and many more!
Bank House Nursing Home
Our Choir visited Bank House Nursing Home over the Christmas period to sign some classic Christmas songs!