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Happy summer holidays everyone!

This will be the last post, as we look forward to us all being back together in September.

Thank you for all the amazing contributions over the last 4 months - visit the blog anytime to remember all we achieved during this time!

On behalf of all the staff, thank you to everyone for all your kind words of support, cards, emails, gifts and incredible energy on the last day of term. It is deeply appreciated by all.

The St Peter’s community is something very special to be a part of, and these difficult times have shown us how important we all are to each other.

 

Goodbye Year 6

 

We are proud of all you have achieved and know that you are going to go on and shine in this next exciting step of your life.

Thank you to all Year 6 parents who are leaving us. Your support of the school has been amazing and we will miss you.

 

17/07/20 - Goodbye and good luck Year 6!

17/07/20 - The St Peter's CE Primary School Song

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17/07/20 - Yr 6s production of their Harry Potter radio play

17/07/20 - The Lord Bless You

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17/07/20 - The Train Song

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17/07/20 - Yr 6 perform the Train Song, accompanied by Mrs Bushnell and Mr Jeffries!

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17/07/20 - Ninon Linnell winners for 2020! These prizes were presented for outstanding personal achievement. Well done!

17/7/20 - Today's song is Wake Up!' from Out of the Ark Music @ Home (Words on Screen Lyric Video)

Here is another fun song for you to sing along to at home today. If you're feeling energetic then there are some dance moves to go with the song which you could do too!
Mrs Carter

17/7/20 - The dance for the Wake Up! song from Songs For EVERY Assembly by Out of the Ark Music

Here are the actions that you could do with today's song. Or, maybe you could make up your own dance moves?
Mrs Carter

Thank you from the SPSA

 

If you are new to the school, the SPSA (St Peter’s School Association) is our PTA.

 

I wanted to write a quick note to say thank you to all the staff and parents who have contributed to the SPSA activities this school year. The last events (February Disco and Christmas Fayre) are a distant memory now!

 

Our plans were cut short by the pandemic, postponing the return of the Comedy Night just before lockdown and the whole village was quiet on the evening of Bike Night – our biggest fundraiser of the year. However, the spending has also been paused with no school trips able to happen and the pool has fallen quiet this year.

 

We will resume physical activities as soon as we are allowed – keeping an eye on the guidelines to see if we are able to do anything in the Autumn term – but we are also looking into something virtual. We will also hold our AGM in October – more details on that at the beginning of next term.

 

We’d love to have new members on board too – if you are interested please email spsacassington@gmail.com or speak to one of the team.

 

Have a great summer.

 

Garry Peasley

SPSA Chair

16/7/20 Inside Out Weekly Well-being Award

16/7/20 Inside Out Weekly Well-being Guide

16/07/20 - Relaxing in nature in forest school in the last few days before summer

16/7/20 - Today's song is Clap Hands! Stamp Feet! from Out of the Ark Music @ Home (Words on Screen Lyric Video)

You could join in with singing this song at home if you would like to. You could join in with the actions too!
Mrs Carter

14/07/20 - Oak class did paintings based on 'The Great Wave' by Hokusai

13/07/20 - Our new lectern! Thank you very much to Martin Barnett from Witney Joinery for making it and donating it to us.

13/7/20 Thank you message from governors to St Peter's staff

 

Hi there,
I am a parent governor and link governor for Apple Tree.
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Mr Jeffries and the whole school team for the fantastic effort and support they have given to the children (and parents) to make sure their education continued as much as possible.
Being a teacher, myself, I know how hard these past few months have been, both juggling my job but also homeschooling my boys. The staff have gone above and beyond in extremely difficult circumstances, not knowing what is around the corner, whilst also looking after/homeschooling their own children.
As a school, you should be very proud.
Have a well-deserved rest over the summer and I look forward to seeing you in September when, hopefully, we will back to some sort of normality.
Hannah Want

13/07/20 - Thank you message from our governors to St Peter's staff

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10/07/20 - Collective Worship for this week.

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This Week's Awards

Look out for your well-done email!

 

Apple Tree

Reciprocity Award: Poppy T

Has shown great understanding in maths this week, has tried all the writing activities and has read back what she has written confidently

Star Award: Tyler

Has settled back into the class as if he had never been away!  He has followed class expectations and has happily involved himself in the activities

Star Award: Madison

Has settled back into class really happily and is exploring and enjoying all the resources within our class

Oak

Reciprocity Award: Ciara

For working really hard in Maths. Ciara did a brilliant job using specific mathematical vocabulary when learning about measuring lengths. Well done Ciara.

Star Award: Flo

For writing a brilliant poem in Literacy, really using her imagination well. Flo did a great final illustrated version of her poem. Well done Flo

Star Award: Eliza

For working extremely hard in Literacy, producing a fantastic poem. Eliza chose some really superb vocabulary. The quality of her final illustrated poem was just brilliant.

Maple

Reciprocity Award:  Oliver R., Oliver P, Isla, Freddie P

For working co-operatively and considerately under the change of circumstance.

Star Award: Megan

For taking the concept of fair testing to a potentially incredibly messy investigation with sprinkles!

Star Award: Jack

Taking on comments and suggestions and using them to improve his work

Willow

Reciprocity Award: Olivia

Superb overall contribution to the year 6 play and giving up her own time in the process

Star Award: Huxley

Great work in maths and excellent contributions to class discussions

Star Award: Riley

A fantastic year book project

Headteacher Bradley K and Tom M

Incredible poems that your teachers said I simply must see!

I enjoyed them very much - watching your minds run free!

 

10/7/20 Inside Out Weekly Wellbeing Guide

10/7/20 Inside Out Weekly Wellbeing Guide

10/7/20 - Today's song is ' J-O-Y-F-U-L ' from Out of the Ark Music @ Home (Words on Screen Lyric Video)

If you would like to, you could have a go at singing this song at home. We have used this song before so you might well recognise it. It's a fun song to sing for a Friday, setting us up for a day full of joy!
Mrs Carter

10/7/20 - Some suggested follow up activities to the song J-O-Y-F-U-L from Out of the Ark Music

09/07/20 - Marine Conservation Society's Plastic Challenge is on this month. Visit the link below for Prof. Ben Garrod's quick video!

9/7/20 - Today's Collective Worship Song - ' Moving To The Music ' from Out of the Ark Music @ Home (Words on Screen Lyric Video)

You could join in with singing this song at home today, if you would like to. It's a fun song to sing. If you are up for a challenge, then you could make up some of your own actions to go with the music!
Mrs Carter

9/7/20 - Some suggested follow up activities to today's song Moving to the Music, from Out of the Ark Music.

07/07/20 - Oliver painted in the style of Japanese artist Hokusai as part of his mountains topic work.

07/07/20 - Thomas did this for his project on mountains - it's Mount Fuji.

6/7/20 Motocross is back on for Poppy and Beau

06/07/20 - Football is back!

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Brads was super excited to be back in his happy place this week! Back to his 1-2-1 training sessions.

06/07/20 - Abi.W, Oliver.P and Freddie.P found 3 baby toads in their field!

03/07/20 - Actions for school song music video.

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Let’s make a music video!

This year has been incredibly challenging. This blog is a testament to everyone’s resilience in dealing with it.

We want to end the year and the blog with a music video of our school song to remind us of our values and what we are all about.

It would be great if as many children (and families and grandparents!) could video themselves singing it. Once we have the videos, Duncan will organise compiling it.

Follow the instructions below:

You need two devices: one to video you singing (preferably a phone) and one to listen to the backing track so everyone can keep together. The backing track can be found here: https://youtu.be/VQBWklvgBYM
If possible put some headphones into the device that will play the backing track so you can hear it but we can only hear your voice.

Press record on the phone and then start the backing track and sing along!
Don't feel that you have to look at the camera - do whatever feels comfortable.
Press stop when you have finished.
Email the file to the school (using an iphone or ipad if possible, due to school's firewall)

Watch the video to remind you of the actions but you don’t need to do them. Perhaps you could make your own dance moves to it! Let’s make it as fun, interesting and colourful as we can!

This Week's Awards

Look out for your well-done email!

 

Apple Tree

Reciprocity Award: Teddy M

Always enthusiastic towards all of our art activities.  He especially impressed us with his ‘I can write a story attitude’ that he chose to do completely independently.

Star Award: Zoe

Has impressed us with an amazing attitude and wonderful smile in how she interacts with everyone

Star Award: Rose

Wrote a really good book review of ‘Sharing a Shell’ independently.  She also edited her capital letters and full stops.

Oak

Reciprocity Award: Oliver E

For putting some excellent thought into his work. Oliver did some great work in Maths this week, drawing arrays on the computer and exploring all the different possibilities in multiplication number sentences.

Star Award: Wolfie L

For working extremely hard in all lessons, always giving of his very best and being willing to have a go at the challenge question.

Star Award: Stella B

For working really hard in Literacy lessons. Stella wrote a fabulous story this week making some excellent vocabulary choices.

Maple

Reciprocity Award:  Leila

Impressive writing – amazing structure and vocabulary that made a really polished piece.

Star Award: Flora

For mobile shadow art, you would be amazed at what effect a food

whisk can achieve in shadow art.

Star Award: Imogen

For an ode that uses rhythm, rhyme and format to great effect

Willow

Reciprocity Award: Holly

Fabulous contributions to the play script

Star Award: Bea

Superb effort and improvement in maths

Star Award: Laura

Fantastic lyrics for a song in the play

Headteacher 

Charlie C

Excellent effort in everything you do.  Really impressed with your calm, methodical approach!

03/07/20 - Collective Worship for this week.

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03/07/20 - Maple Class produced some wonderful food poetry!

03/07/20 - More amazing food poetry!

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3/7/20 - Virtual sports day videos 😊

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3/7/20 - Virtual sports day videos 😊

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3/7/20 - Virtual sports day videos 😊

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3/7/20 - Virtual sports day videos 😊

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3/7/20 - Virtual sports day videos 😊

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1/7/20 Virtual Sports Day photos!

29/06/20 - St Peter's Virtual Sports Week

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29/6/20 Virtual Sports Week Record Sheet

3/7/20 - Today's Collective Worship Song ' A Little Bit Of Kindness ' from Out of the Ark Music @ Home (Words on Screen Lyric Video)

If you would like to, you could join in with singing this song at home. Maybe you could also think about who you could show some kindness to today. Is there a little something that you could do today that would make somebody smile?
I hope you enjoy the song!
Mrs Carter

3/7/20 - Some suggested follow up activities for today's song, A Little Bit of Kindness, from Out of the Ark Music.

02/07/20 Inside Out Weekly Wellbeing Guide

02/07/20 Inside Out Weekly Wellbeing Guide

02/03/20 - Our first grandparents' contribution to the blog. Their bees were in lockdown, too!

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02/07/20 - Megan made some wonderful Millionaire’s Shortbread. It looks delicious!

2/7/20 - Collective Worship Song - ' Each And Every Day ' from Out of the Ark Music @ Home (Words on Screen Lyric Video)

Here is a song for you to sing along to at home today, if you would like to. Hope you enjoy it!
Mrs Carter

2/7/20 - Some suggested follow up activities to today's Collective Worship song from Out of the Ark Music.

29/06/20 - A spot of strawberry picking in the sun!

29/6/20 The lessons had to switch to Zoom but nothing was going to stop him achieving the next grade! Well done!

This Week's Awards

Look out for your well-done email!

 

Apple Tree

Reciprocity Award: Beau

Beau is always keen to give his ideas during Tales Toolkit.  We have made some brilliant stories this week!

Star Award: Finley

Finley wrote his own story by markmaking on his paper.  He then retold his whole story which had a beginning, middle and end.  Great work, Finley!

Star Award: Alex

Alex is becoming a great writer. He is writing his name independently and he has also impressed us with his maths!

Oak

Reciprocity Award: Lukas T

For showing great levels of dedication and perseverance when completing his work. Lukas did a particularly good job of this in his Maths lessons this week. Well done Lukas!

Star Award: Felix

For producing a great piece of Literacy work this week, writing a fantastic opening to his story. Well done Felix for working hard on this task.

Star Award: Frankie

For working really hard during the Literacy Reading lesson this week. Well done Frankie for a brilliant amount of effort and for doing some great work.

Maple

Reciprocity Award:  Bella

Bella has used ideas from the assignments and expanded them when sharing in Google Meets.  This included showing a fledgling woodpecker to the group in real time.

Star Award: Jess

Fantastic maths work.  Having a go at challenges with great success!

Star Award: Beau

Great topic work using personal experience to add detail to factual information

Willow

Reciprocity Award: Hattie

Great contributions to the year 6 script

Star Award: Megan

Massive effort levels in class!

Star Award: Lola

Magnificent improvement in maths!

Headteacher Florence

For such wonderful enthusiasm in wanting to get stuck into your work.  Very impressive!

26/6/20 Weekly Wellbeing Guide

26/6/20 Weekly Wellbeing Guide

26/6/20 - Today's Collective Worship Song 'Living And Learning' from Out of the Ark Music @ Home (Words on Screen Lyric Video)

If you would like to, you could have a go at singing this song at home today. I'm sure it's one that you will know and remember singing in school!
Mrs Carter

26/6/20 - Some suggested follow up activities for today's song Living and Learning, from Out of the Ark Music.

25/06/20 - What an amazing bug house!

25/06/20 - The Marine Conservation Society (our school charity) are again running their 'Plastic-free July Challenge'. Maybe it's something you could try at home?

25/6/20 - Today's Collective Worship Song - ' Wake Up! ' from Out of the Ark Music @ Home (Words on Screen Lyric Video)

Today's collective worship song will be a familiar one to you. Do you remember singing it all together in school? Why not have a go at singing along to this song at home? There is also a dance video so you could copy the dance moves if you would like to. Have fun!
Mrs Carter

25/6/20 - Wake Up! dance video by Out of the Ark Music

You could copy these dance moves while singing along to today's song!

PSHE - Move Outside!

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Challenge - can you spell "move outside" by taking photos of letters outside? Be as creative as you like! You could even make this into a race or time yourself to see how fast you can find them all! Please send them to the office and I will select one to use on our move outside school poster!

22/06/20 - Here's another chick update. Our 12 newborn chicks are growing well! From Abi

22/06/20 - This week's video from Mr Jeffries

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This Week's Awards

Look out for your well-done email!

 

Apple Tree

Reciprocity Award: Finley + Tomas

The boys created a treasure map of the classroom together then added an X to mark the treasure and explained their ideas to Mrs Jennings and Mrs Edwards

Star Award: Elijah

Has taken a keen interest in looking at lots of books independently and having a go at telling the story without adult support

Star Award: Ivy

Has put amazing effort into her work and we love to see her amazing role plays, pictures and videos

Oak

Reciprocity Award: Tom M

All of the work that Tom has produced has been of an excellent standard. He did a particularly good job in RE this week where he produced a Google Slides of the Jewish Shabbat. A great example of reciprocity - his sister taught him how to make a Google Slides, Tom then applied his new knowledge to show his own understanding!

Star Award: Martha P

For always completing her work so well, clearly putting a lot of effort into each task making her work the best that it can be. Martha’s writing in her literacy lessons this week has been really superb.

Star Award: Freddie P

For working really hard all week. He did particularly brilliantly with his Big Write thinking of some imaginative sentences to write and getting lots written down! He also did a great job with his science work this week.

Maple

Reciprocity Award:  Oshi

For using the skills he has picked up from others and applying them to his art work

Star Award: George

For showing resilience and having high expectations, particularly with his maths work

Star Award: Mae

For an amazingly descriptive piece of writing that added detail to text in a picture story

Willow

Reciprocity Award: Poppy

Great contributions to the year 6 radio play          

Star Award: Ruby

Superb contributions in RE, appreciating all viewpoints

Star Award: Lola

Fantastic effort all week and coming back with such beautiful handwriting!

Headteacher Thomas A

Truly inspirational Lego parables – I think you used all of the 4Rs here!  Have a look on the blog to see what Thomas created

19/6/20 The Parable of the Lost Son by Thomas A

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19/6/20 The Good Samaritan by Thomas A

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19/6/20 - Collective Worship Song ' Each And Every Day ' from Out of the Ark Music @ Home (Words on Screen Lyric Video)

This is the song that we will be using for Collective Worship in school today. You could listen to the song and join in singing at home if you would like to.
Mrs Carter

19/6/20 - Some suggested follow up activities for the song Each and Every Day from Out of the Ark Music

19/06/20 - This week's collective worship

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19/6/20 Inside Out Weekly Wellbeing Guide

19/6/20 Inside Out Weekly Wellbeing Guide

18/6/20 - Collective Worship Song ' Put On A Smile ' from Out of the Ark Music @ Home (Words on Screen Lyric Video)

This is the collective worship song that we will be singing in school today. Why not join in at home if you would like to?
Mrs Carter

18/6/20 - Here are some suggested follow up activities for the song Put On A Smile, from Out of the Ark Music.

16/6/20 This week's Big Question!

15/6/20 Fishing and saving Sprats from a drying brook!

This Week's Awards

Look out for your well-done email!

 

Apple Tree

Reciprocity Award: Adusia

Adusia is taking a keen interest in maths and has wanted to join in with the reception maths work to extend her learning – amazing!

Star Award: Hania

For finding a brilliant new confidence!  Mrs Jennings and Mrs Edwards have really enjoyed talking with you!

Star Award: Esmae

Has settled back into Apple Tree class brilliantly – your happy smile is infectious!  You have been so creative in the art area.

Oak

Reciprocity Award: Layla

For working really well with others to set up and enjoy a fantastic obstacle course in Forest School.

Star Award: Eliza

For doing some lovely leaf rubbings when comparing the leaves of deciduous and evergreen trees. Eliza used her leaf rubbings to make some careful observations of the different leaves

Star Award: Tobias

For doing some fantastic Literacy work in the reading lesson this week. Tobias flew through the activity with confidence, giving inspiration to others!

Maple

Reciprocity Award:  Frazer

Working together really well on a science experiment whilst maintaining social distancing.

Star Award: Elliot

Takes time to read the instructions and follows ideas through with interesting results

Star Award: Izzy

Returning work regularly and independently - it's brilliant that you are using the 4Rs so well!

Willow

Reciprocity Award: Jack I

Great contributions at the Google Meets and sharing ideas with others

                                  

Star Award: Harry

Great maths project with innovative presentation

 

Star Award: Evie

Superb amounts of effort in all she does – particularly a wonderful maths project

Headteacher

Islay J

For being the teacher and doing a video for the blog to teach everybody how to do Inside Out’s FBW!

 

 

 

12/06/20 - Learn how to do an FBW. This is what we do in class each day.

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This is a mindfulness technique that we are using from Inside Out and their 5 Keys to Happiness and Wellbeing.
Get the family together, give it a go and see how you feel after! 😊

12/6/20 Using Inside Out resources, the children made weather dice to show what the weather is like inside of them

12/6/20 Inside Out Weekly Wellbeing Guide 11

12/06/20 - Free virtual online safety parents workshop

12/6/20 - ' Always Making Things ' from Out of the Ark Music @ Home (Words on Screen Lyric Video)

Here is today's Collective Worship song that will be used in school, called Always Making Things. You could join in at home if you would like to.
Mrs Carter

12/6/20 - Some suggested follow up activities to today's song Always Making Things from Out of the Ark Music @ Home.

12/06/20 - Have a look at this competition from ScienceOxford!

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11/06/20 - More Forest School fun!

11/6/20 Postcards from the residents at Churchfields Care Home in response to Maple class letters to them!

11/6/20 - ' A Little Bit Of Kindness ' from Out of the Ark Music @ Home (Words on Screen Lyric Video)

This is the song that we will be singing for Collective Worship in school today. Maybe you would like to join in at home?
Mrs Carter

11/6/20 - Some follow up activities to today's song A Little Bit of Kindness from Out of the Ark Music @ Home.

10/06/20 - Alice's artistic interpretation of the seasons

09/06/20 - This young man has had a busy afternoon planting his new veg and fruit patch!

08/06/20 - Stella's brilliant Spinosaurus!

09/06/20 - Collective Worship

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Move Outside

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Being outside and being active is so good for our wellbeing... So, why not have a go at Flag Tag with your family or friends? Tuck some ribbons into the back of your trousers/pockets and try to capture other people's "flags" without letting yours get captured... lots of running and lots of fun! Let's get outside and get active!

08/06/20 - Weekly Message from Mr Jeffries

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8/6/20 Our Big Question this week!

8/6/20 Our R this term is Reciprocity - working together!

08/06/20 - 5 Keys to Happiness line bounce!

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08/06/20 - 5 Keys to Happiness line bounce!

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7/6/20 Trinity Craft video

craft activity to help children think about the Trinity.

5/6/20

A huge well done to everybody this week! 

 

Whether back in school or at home, we have got the term off to a great start and everybody has tried their best in doing what they need to do.

Have a brilliant weekend and rest well!

 

Best wishes,

Mr Jeffries

This Week's Awards

Look out for your well-done email!

 

Apple Tree

Reciprocity Award: Kai

For being so kind and caring towards your friends and help making the class so happy!

Star Award: Poppy T 

For joining in with all the activities and the using the available resources to complete her work and extend her play

Star Award: Julia

Amazing maths work, writing numbers to 100, taking a photo and sending to us to see!

Oak

Reciprocity Award: Lexi P

For persevering with some very tricky maths time problems.  Well done for keeping going and being successful in the end!

Star Award: Oliver E

For doing some brilliant science work this week.  Oliver made a lovely labelled picture of a flower and used some great scientific vocabulary when describing the purpose of different parts of the flower

Star Award: Isla C

For giving some really thoughtful and reflective answers in RE this week.  Isla also thought of a really interesting 'I wonder' question linked to the RE learning that we have been doing recently.

Maple

Reciprocity Award:  George

George has worked really hard with the assignments and challenges he has been set

Star Award: Oliver P

Incredible effort with all his work but especially in the persuasive writing where he made a travel brochure to encourage people to visit Japan and his presentation about his musical theatre experiences

Star Award: Charlie

For impressing Mrs Glass hugely with your assignments this week!

Willow

Reciprocity Award: Rain

Playing nicely whilst keeping everybody safe

                                  

Star Award: Cadi

Thoroughly actioning the I can statements - brilliant effort

 

Star Award: Ruby

Superb effort in class - well done for all your hard work

Headteacher

Teddy C

Teddy did a brilliant job helping in class by reading the text to the other children when the internet decided not to work for a little while.  It's great having you on the staff, Teddy!

 

 

Weekly Wellbeing Guide - Issue 10 from INSIDE OUT

 

Dear families,

 

The 10th edition of the Weekly Wellbeing Guide from INSIDE OUT is ready! This week, each activity has been chosen from their School Toolbox, which you can find here

 

You can also visit their website and choose from 50 amazing activities to improve your child’s wellbeing, all based on their 5 Keys to Happiness

 

Monday 8th June is World Ocean Day for Schools - get ready to bring the wonder of the ocean from the deep blue to wherever you are! Check out their website for super cool live workshops including Ocean TV, Micro Plastic Art and Inner Sea Yoga!

 

5/6/20 Inside Out Weekly Wellbeing Guide

5/6/20 Inside Out Weekly Wellbeing Guide

5/6/20 - A Collective Worship song for today - J-O-Y-F-U-L

 

Here is a link to the song J-O-Y-F-U-L that will be used for Collective Worship in school today. You could sing along at home too if you would like to!

 

https://youtu.be/fHuyjBt8UGk

 

Mrs Carter

' J-O-Y-F-U-L ' from Out of the Ark Music @ Home (Words on Screen Lyric Video)

Faith-filled Sunday - ' J-O-Y-F-U-L ' Packed full of joy, this song gives ample opportunities for clapping, stamping and rapping. It's truly a feast of melod...

5/6/20 - Some Suggested follow up activities for the song J-O-Y-F-U-L from Out of the Ark Music.

4/6/20 A picture from Amelie - read below

Amelie has produced a fantastic watercolour and has clearly thought deeply.  Look closely and look closer again – like any great piece of art the more you pause to consider it, the more you get out of it.  What can you see? What does it mean to you?

As a school, through our vision and values, our aim is for the children of St Peter’s to grow up to be respectful of everyone. If each child, throughout their lives, can then plant a seed in someone else’s mind of what is respectful and what is right, then together, step by step, we can change the world.

Before the COVID19 outbreak we were in the middle of redesigning our curriculum to take our vision and values work further to look at equality issues to ensure the children have deep understanding of culture and diversity throughout the whole curriculum. As with the community voice for our vision and values/school charity evening last year, we had similar plans for this.  As soon as we have capacity and can establish some sort of normality, we would love to get the community involved.

Thank you, Amelie for the picture; let us all pause and consider what it means to us.

4/6/20 - A Collective Worship song for today - Clap Hands! Stamp Feet!

 

Here is a song that is going to be used in Collective Worship today.

You could join in with it at home if you would like to.

 

https://youtu.be/Uv3JjtQzvUc

 

Mrs Carter

' Clap Hands! Stamp Feet! ' from Out of the Ark Music @ Home (Words on Screen Lyric Video)

Move-it Monday - Clap Hands! Stamp Feet! Fun for all to enjoy, this fabulous action song provides plenty of scope to explore the various faces of human emoti...

4/6/20 - Some suggested follow up activities to the song Clap Hands! Stamp Feet! from Out of the Ark Music

03/06/20 - Socially distanced Forest School!

02/06/20 - Thank you to all the children and staff in school today for making it so safe and sensible. Proud of you all!

02/06/20 - Feeding the Shark for Under the Sea Topic in Apple Tree.

02/06/20 - Oliver’s amazing drawing of Pegasus from Hercules.

02/05/20 - Charlie's fantastic Lego animation movie.

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02/06/20 - Abi has 12 more chicks to look after! This lovely lot hatched over the weekend.

02/06/20 - Phoebe's dream day at the beach with her best friend Nellie. They are both in the sea with the fish!

5 keys to well-being and happiness

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How are you feeling today?

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Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

29/5/20 Inside Out Weekly Wellbeing Guide

29/5/20 Inside Out weekly Wellbeing Guide

25/05:20 - Abi’s carrot cake looks delicious!

23/05/20 - Abi’s chick update!

22/5/20 Inside Out Weekly Well-being Guide

22/5/20 Inside Out Weekly well-being Guide

This Week's Awards

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Apple Tree

Resourceful Award: Alice

For being so resourceful when designing your party dress. you decorated an old dress and added wings to it. This was such a creative idea, well done Alice.

Star Award: Tomas T 

for making huge progress with writing your name so well. well done Tomas

Star Award: Ray

For learning your numbers so well. I especially enjoyed your game you used where you shot a water pistol at a number.

Oak

Resourceful Award:Hayden

Hayden goes above and beyond what is expected and this week, in particular did a lovely video of her reading the fantasy story that she had written.

Star Award: Sasha

Sasha wrote the most fantastic fantasy story which was a real delight to read. As well as using her best imaginative ideas, Sasha wrote it in the most beautiful handwriting. Well done Sasha.

Star Award: Frankie

Frankie went above and beyond what was expected, doing some extra practice of telling the time on a clock. Well done Frankie for putting such a great effort into your Maths.

Maple

Resourceful Award:  Lorelai

For checking and finding out ideas or information and then resubmitting her improved work

Star Award: Oliver R

For an amazing promotional poster about Japan, using persuasive devices

Star Award: Elliot

For giving 100% to the assignments across the curriculum

Willow

Resourceful Award: Tara

Wonderfully creative ways of tackling the learning objectives, including a virtual tour around Florence!

                                  

Star Award: Archie

A quite magnificent piece of artwork, that took a great deal of time and effort to produce

 

Star Award: Laura

A brilliant piece of topic work, superbly well researched

 

Headteacher

Tommy

A great idea to provide seeds so everyone can grow a pumpkin!

What a fun idea!

 

 

 

22/5/20 - Things That Encourage Me and Make Me Smile

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Here is the little video of the friendly robin who comes to my garden everyday. Whenever I see the robin, it makes me smile!
What has made you smile this week?

Mrs Carter

22/5/20 - What are the good things that help us to be brave?

 

Did you watch the Assembly by the Bishop of Oxford? If not, then do take a look at the video on this blog. The Bishop asked a question: "What things help us to be brave and courageous?" What good things are there in your life that make you smile and that encourage you? 

I've been feeding the birds in my garden recently. There is a little robin who comes everyday to the bird feeder. Whenever I see the robin in the garden it makes me smile. I thought I would share with you the little video I managed to capture of the robin on the feeder.

Would you like to share with us the things that have encouraged you and made you smile this week? We would love to see them!

Mrs Carter

22/5/20 - A Prayer for Today

Here is a prayer from the Oxford Diocese that you could use today if you would like to.

It is a prayer that reminds us that God is always looking after us. 

Mrs Carter

 

22/05/20 - Bradley has run and ridden his bike a total of 33 miles in the last week to raise money for NHS. Well done, Bradley! See link and info below!

Diocesan Assembly for Primary Schools

The Assembly starts with a welcome from The Director of the Oxford Diocesan Board of Education, Tony Wilson, and features the Bishop of Oxford, The Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft.

20/05/20 - Archie has drawn an absolutely awesome velociraptor! I love it!

20/05/20 - This week's Collective Worship

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20/05/20 - An Apple Tree class activity was to design a party table centrepiece. We think this is wonderful!

20/05/20 - Abi has been baking cakes and brownies. They look delicious!

20/05/20 - A lovely walk around Blenheim!

20/05/20 - Be curious artists palette!

20/05/20 - Lovely river walk over Port Meadow - the duck family followed Frazer. Then also found a flying mermaid and a dragon in the clouds!

20/5/20 Making the most of the fine weather. Great choice of pursuits!

19/05/20 - Tommy has sowed 110 pumpkin seeds and would very much like to share with all his friends at St Peter's. A friendly competition to see which one grows the biggest would be lots of fun! Tommy will be putting them out the front of our house (Red Lion, opposite the school) by 3pm today so if anyone wants to get involved please do so 🎃😊🎃

19/5/20 Lovely walk! Building up miles in to go towards Freddie’s football team challenge to raise money for the NHS.

Be Curious... perhaps you could use this to help you identify the leaves you see when you are out walking. A great way to put our Be Curious key into practise in the natural world... Happy hunting! Mrs Houghton :-)

18/05/20 - Mr Jeffries’ weekly message

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18/5/20 This week's big question!

18/5/20 Weekly Wellbeing Guide from Inside Out

18/5/20 Weekly Wellbeing Guide from Inside Out

15/05/20 - Bella did an amazing drawing of her Daddy working in the garden using an app called Procreate. We think it looks just like him!

Keep your child safe online

 

It is important to have regular conversations about staying safe online and to encourage children to speak to you if they come across something worrying online.

 

These resources provide guidance for parents and carers to keep children safe online. They will, amongst other things, support you to talk to your child about a range of online safety issues, set up home filtering in a child-friendly way and set up age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices:

 

This Week's Awards  

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Apple Tree

Resourceful Award: Julia

For finding interactive resources to support your learning. I especially like the way you are using our topic of Once upon a time to read stories to your brother Henry this is such a fantastic and resourceful way to involve him in this home learning experience. Well done Julia

Star Award: Arthur

For your fantastic effort in your Tales Toolkit stories. This is such a valuable tool to have learning how to tell stories. This will be extremely valuable next year.

Star Award: Teddy P

For the effort you put into your work on a daily basis. I especially loved the Baby Moses art work.

Oak

Resourceful Award: Tobias

Tobias made a brilliant bug hotel in this week's Science lesson. He then did a video where he explained all the different things that he used for his bug hotel why he had chosen to use them and what he was hoping to attract to his bug hotel. He even described and showed the scarecrow that he had made to scare the birds away so that they don't eat the minibeasts! It was a really resourceful way of sharing your learning with us Tobias. Well done.

Star Award: Stella 

Stella has done the most amazing pieces of writing this week. She did a superb non-chronological report about dragons having done a detailed plan. She also wrote the most brilliant descriptions of a dragon that she is going to use in her own fantasy story. Well done Stella for thinking of some fantastic vocabulary and for putting so much effort into your work!

Star Award: Lukas 

For putting a huge amount of effort into his work this week. Lukas has written a brilliant non-chronological report about dragons. He has also worked really hard in Maths. Yesterday, Lukas produced the most fabulous video where he was teaching his younger brother the 4 seasons of the year. Lukas you did the most amazing job! Well done for all of your hard work.

Maple

Resourceful Award: Isla

When you are asked to do a topic on your hobby and most of them are not happening at the moment, what do you do? Isla used what she had around her and produced a Lego topic slideshow. Definitely resourceful.

Star Award: Leila

A well presented and informative non-chronological report presentation on Japan, showing knowledge of subject and understanding of reader interest

Star Award: Flora

An unusual and fantastic way of explaining the life processes of plants, what the greenhouse plants know is quite incredible!

Willow

Resourceful Award: Ellie

All-round brilliant effort in every subject area - incredible work this week!

                                  

Star Award: Megan

Making a huge effort to action many I Can statements and ensure she refers back to the advice given.

 

Star Award: Freddie

Consistently superb effort in all lessons, using a variety of on-line resources to support his learning.  This includes novel ways of submitting work!

 

Headteacher

Freddie P

Great week! Amazing shield complete with Latin quote and also really great, thoughtful writing.  Keep it up!

 

 

 

15/5/20 - A story with a moral linked to our school values

A couple of weeks ago, in our R.E lesson, we were thinking about stories that have a moral (a story that teaches you something). I asked the children to make up their own story with a moral based on one of our school values.

 

Bradley wrote the most fantastic story, that I just had to share it with you! Bradley chose the value of Generosity from our school values wheel. He then made up a story that encourages us to be generous at all times. I thought that you would like to read it.

 

I wonder if you would like to have a go at writing a story with a moral to it which is linked to one of our school values?

 

If you would like to have a go then look at our values wheel. Choose one of the values, such as compassion, patience, courage or hope. Then think of a simple story that reminds the reader of the importance of living out your chosen value. Once you've written your story, send it in to the office, so that we can share it here on the blog. 

 

Mrs Carter

                                  

 

                

15/5/20 - Bradley's Generosity Story

14/05/20 - Making bug hotels

14/05/20 - Yesterday and today Frazer has been on work experience helping to build a garden fence. He has worked really hard and is loving the practical work. Jack says he's been so helpful!

13/05/20 - Abi's been baking cakes! This looks delicious!

13/05/20 - Lots of nature walks going on. Frazer found some baby slow worms!

13/05/20 - Weekly Collective Worship

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13/5/20 Inside Out - 5 keys activity - Ameer's cosy den!

12/05/20 - Mr Jeffries’ weekly message

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12/5/20 St Peter's Ceramic Tile Project - let's remember this time and leave a legacy that other children can draw inspiration from with a permanent school display

12/05/20 - A selection of letters to Churchfields Care Home

12/05/20 - A quick snap of 'Freddie Da Vinci' at work on his realism!!

12/05/20 - A working castle in action!

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14/05/20 - Oak Class Castle Creations

11/05/20 - The 5 Keys - Be Curious

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11/05/20 - Message from Claire Page, our Chair of Governors

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11/05/20 - Little poem for Year 6s today in what should have been SATs week. (borrowed from Facebook)

 

And so it is here,
The 11th of May,
But SATs have been cancelled,
At home we must stay.

 

The classroom is empty,
Its walls are not bare,
The tests won't be given,
As we won't be there.

 

No early SATs breakfasts,
No fears to quell,
We're staying apart,
To keep all of us well.

 

It still feels unreal,
What a very strange term,
But SATs aren't a measure,
Of all that you've learned.

 

Your jokes aren't examined,
For love, there's no test,
There's no measure for friendship,
At these, you're the best.

 

Year 6, we're so proud,
Of all you've achieved,
To us, you're amazing,
And in you, we believe.

11/05/20 - Weekly wellbeing guide from Inside Out

11/05/20 - Weekly wellbeing guide from Inside Out

11/05/20 - Impressive independent cake making!

7/5/20 A Labyrinth Reflection

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If you feel like having a few moments of quiet, just resting and letting your thoughts wander then maybe you might want to use this labyrinth reflection. A labyrinth is like a maze. In the video I explain how you can use this labyrinth as a time of reflection or as a prayer. You will need to print off the pdf of the labyrinth that I have added to the blog too.

Maybe you might like to make your own labyrinth or maze? You could draw one on paper or you could even make one in the garden! If you do have a go at making your own labyrinth maze why don't you send us a photo so that we can share it here on the blog.

Mrs Carter

7/5/20 - Labyrinth Reflection This is the pdf of a labyrinth that you can print and use for the reflection if you would like to.

This Week's Awards  

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Apple Tree 

Resourceful Award: Rose A

For using your resources around you at home to complete your maths activities such as using your shells to count and share between your toys

Star Award: Tommy F

For putting so much effort into learning his numbers and using them to count at every opportunity e.g when planting your seeds and counting them first

Star Award: Poppy S

For your dedication and hard work with learning your colours and numbers!

Oak 

Resourceful Award: Emily D

Emily was very imaginative in the way that she produced her science work last week.  Emily created an E-book about the things that she found in her garden complete with pictures and audio clips.  Well done Emily for producing your work in such an imaginative, resourceful way.  It was superb!

Star Award: Bradley

Handing in work of such a high standard.  He is clearly putting a huge amount of effort into his learning at home.  Well done Bradley, you are an absolute super star and your work is a real delight to read! 

Star Award: Layla

Layla has been doing the most fantastic work, putting in a huge amount of effort into all that she does showing that she is growing so much in confidence.  She wrote some fabulous sentences today describing the dragon from the book we are reading.

Maple

Resourceful Award: Beau

Fabulous application of criteria for writing an historical explanation

Star Award: Megan

Independent working and taking on board comments about her work and then resubmitting her improvements

Star Award: Thomas

Finding really interesting ways to show his learning in a science animation

Willow

Resourceful Award: Poppy

Very resourceful to carry out additional research needed to complete her work to the highest possible standard

Star Award: Archie

For producing an explanation piece that is simply off the scale!  Well done!

Star Award: Charlie

A consistently outstanding attitude and producing great work all week and especially in writing

Headteacher 

Ivy

For an incredible story video – such creativity and imagination!  Well done – you made everyone smile which is a sign of a great story!

The video is on the Apple Tree class page so be sure to have a look!

07/05/20 - Canaletto homework - bridges and mixed media

'Stay Safe' Amy's (age 8) COVID 19 Poem Song.

'Stay Safe' Amy's (age 8) COVID 19 Poem Song The story behind the song: Amy (age 8) wrote a poem while staying safe at home during Lockdown called 'Stay Safe...

07/05/20 - Making a catapult

07/05/20 - Afternoon snack in the sun

07/05/20 - Forest School fun at home

7/5/20 Two Wheeled Tricks! Honing the skills in lockdown...

7/5/20 Magnificent Manga!

06/05/20 - Forest School fun

06/05/20 - Abi's chicks are now 2 1/2 weeks old!

06/05/20 - Lucy the cat goes to the moon!

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06/05/20 - Making butterflies out of leaves, sticks and flowers we collected from Cutteslowe Park.

06/05/20 - Making jewellery

05/05/20 - You boys have been super busy! Well done!

05/05/20 - What an amazing train track!

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05/05/20 - What a fascinating monkey puzzle map!

Be Curious

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As you know this term our Happiness and Wellbeing key is “Be Curious”. Which is all about stimulating growth mindsets, exploration, experimentation and making.
Have a go at this simple guessing game – a great way to encourage curiosity and a sense of enquiry…

04/05/20 - Mr Jeffries' Monday Message

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4/5/20 Mr Jeffries' Monday Message

4/5/20 - Taking part in the Eynsham scarecrow competition

This Week's Awards  

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Apple Tree 

Resourceful Award: Ivy

You are able to use everything around you to produce fantastic work from your home. I loved the idea of using shaving foam as the magic porridge to recreate the story. Well done Ivy keep up the good work.

Star Award: Alex

For continuing to practise your mark making using chalk outside. Well done Alex this is lovely to see, especially your arrows you drew to show everyone the way to go.

Star Award: Poppy T

For a positive change your home Learning, so that it’s a I can do it attitude. You are producing some fantastic independent work. Well done Poppy

Oak 

Resourceful Award: Tom M

Tom consistently does over and above what is expected. Well done Tom for thinking of ways to solve problems. You were able to show on the Google Docs all the different possibilities for a pattern, creating the shapes yourself and repeating them. We are very impressed with your computer skills and problem solving skills! Well done Tom!

Star Award: Euan

For putting a massive effort into his Maths work, completing all of the tasks that he needed to, even if it was a bit tricky at times. Well done Euan for showing great determination in this. We are all really proud of the work that you are doing

Star Award: Acton

For a superb effort at all times, producing some brilliant pieces of work. The RE work that Acton did, making his own comic strip of a story with a moral was just fantastic. He also produced an amazing shield this week. We are all so proud of the effort that you are putting into your work Acton!

Maple

Resourceful Award: Amelie

Has taken time to research and add interesting information to her work and is clearly enjoying some of the reading assignments.

Star Award: Ameer

Has shown real willingness to take on challenges and is using the information he has available really well.

Star Award: Bella

Has clearly used the list of assignments to organise her time and is using this to get thoughtful work turned in

Willow

Resourceful Award: Abbie M

Submitting her work in an inventive way (videos of her language sessions)

Star Award: Tara 

An absolutely SUPERB art project.  Have a look at the blog for an example of her care and attention.

Star Award: Carla   

An OUTSTANDING week of home learning in almost every subject area- a huge amount of effort!

Headteacher Award

Oliver P

A fantastic effort in all of your work.  You are going over and above in what you are producing.  It’s amazing to see the 4Rs in action.  Keep it up!

 

01/05/20 - Collective Worship

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1/5/20 - Mentos and coke experiment. The wasps have plenty of sticky mess in our garden to feed off for the next few weeks after multiple attempts at improving the result 😃

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I saw this song and I thought of you all... 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAVCHH6ZO2s 

Happy Friday everyone!

Mrs Houghton

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1/5/20 Inside Out Weekly Wellbeing Guide 5

1/5/20 Inside Out Weekly Wellbeing Guide 5

30/04/20 - Making pasta for dinner

29/04/20 - Bug hunt for forest school fun!

29/04/20 - Euan's incredible domino track

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28/04/20 - Tara’s fabulous Lowry work

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Your brain is like a muscle. It grows and you get smarter when you try something difficult. Did you know the brain has 3 main parts that work together… 1. Owl Brain (prefrontal cortex) helps us make decisions. 2. Lizard Brain (amygdala) helps keep us safe 3. Elephant Brain (hippocampus) helps us remember stuff. Stress can upset the Lizard Brain and then it doesn’t pass information to the Owl Brain and then the Owl Brain doesn’t pass information to the Elephant Brain. That’s why it is important that we look after our mental health as well as our physical health. That’s what our 5 Keys to happiness and wellbeing is helping us to learn to do. I hope you are enjoying thinking a bit more about our Be Curious key and having a go at the activities! Mrs Houghton :-)

27/04/20 - Mr Jeffries' Monday Message

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27/4/20 Frazer's green fingers at work in the garden. An aspiring Horse Chestnut tree grown from a conker...

27/4/20 This week's Big Question. Watch the video for some of my thoughts, what do you think?

Wise words from Ameer - team work is the key!

27/04/20 - Mrs Howe's homework with a twist. Apple flapjack!

27/04/20 - Getting creative with hair!

27/04/20 - Making Mrs Howe's flapjacks. They were yummy!

24/04/20 - More adventures!

24/04/20 - We went on a lovely country walk!

24/4/20 Inside Out Weekly Wellbeing Guide 4. Our key this term is Be Curious. Can you do the challenge and send it in? We might get a shout out from Inside Out!

24/04/20 - Some outdoors reading. It looks perfect!

24/4/20 A Prayer Activity - Prayer Hands

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If you would like to, you could create your own Prayer Hand. Use the thumb and fingers on your hand as a reminder to pray for different people and situations. You could write your prayers on one side and then decorate the other side beautifully. If you would like to, you could send in a photo of your decorated prayer hand, so that we can share them here on our blog. Watch the video to find out more.
Mrs Carter

24/4/202    A song for today from Out of the Ark - Just Sing

 

Here is the link to another song that you could join in with singing if you would like to. It's a fun song today all about just singing no matter how you feeling, where you are or whether anyone can hear you. Just sing! Why don't you have go too?

 

https://youtu.be/ut5_ZaEAS3s

 

Mrs Carter

22/04/20 - Please keep sending your book reviews in. Don't forget - there are still books to be won each week! Thank you for this review, Hayden.

22/04/20 - Collective Worship

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22/04/20 - Joke time!

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21/4/20 - An Out of the Ark song for today - As One

 

Here is the link to a song that you can join in with singing today. It's called 'As One' and reminds us how important it is to get along with each other, listening to others, trusting, loving others and saying sorry if we need to. I hope you enjoy having a sing along!

https://youtu.be/vE9T9knqG2A

 

Mrs Carter

21/4/20 Making a volcano!

21/4/20 - Muntjacs spotted yesterday evening playing on our school field!

21/04/2020 - Abi's chicks have hatched!

5 Keys to Happiness and Wellbeing

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What is our focus key this term I hear you ask.... Drum roll please.....!

20/04/2020 - A few words from Mr Jeffries

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20/4/20 This week's Biq Question. Watch the video for some of my ideas. What do you think?

This term's R - Resourceful

20/04/2020 - Evie wants to thank NHS for the fantastic work they are doing.

Inside Out Week 3 - Weekly Wellbeing Guide. Keep using the 5 keys...

20/4/20 Stephanie from Inside Out has sent St Peter's our very own personal message!

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20/4/20 Thoughtful creative prayer responses from Oliver and Freddie

19/04/2020 - Bella made this animation to thank the NHS for all their dedication and help keeping us safe and well.

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19/04/2020 - Megan’s amazing, chocolatey stop motion video!

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19/04/2020 - More Easter Holiday Fun!

Prayer Activity 19/04

16/04/20 - We’ll Stick Together - song written by our staff band!

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17/04/20 - Camping in the garden

17/04/20 - Making a bird table

16/4/20 - A Creative Prayer from the Nimbus Collective

 

You might like to use this creative prayer below to take a few moments to think about how you are feeling today and if you would like to, to give your thoughts to God.

 

You will need to print off the pdf (which is in a separate post below) so that in each of the spaces you can either draw or write your response. You can get your felt tip pens, crayons or coloured pencils out and be creative with this!

 

How I feel - What words or pictures could describe that? Maybe you could use weather symbols to describe your emotions for today?

Something to hold true - What good thing do you want to remind yourself of today?

This made me smile - It can be anything at all!

Something to bring to God - Maybe a worry or someone in particular you would like God to look after.

 

You could complete one of these yourselves or as a family. Feel free to use it as you wish, if you think you will find it helpful.  

 

Mrs Carter

  

                                                                                              

(With thanks to the Nimbus Collective, for allowing this to be shared.) 

 

 

16/4/20 - The Creative Prayer from the Nimbus Collective - pdf version for printing

16/4/20 Here are some suggested activities linked to the Out of The Ark song for today, Florence Nightingale.

Inside Out Week 2 - Weekly Wellbeing Guide. Keep using the 5 keys...

Easter Sunday Service April 12th 2020

St Leonards and St Peters Sunday Worship 12/04/20 Easter Thanksgiving Activity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcYJ7N1bzdU Full Keyworker Interview with Rut...

Easter Holidays

Servicing CRF100 - great practical skills!
Poppy's Simnel cake for Easter - delicious!

3/4/20 - Mr Jeffries' 'Happy Easter Message'.

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3/4/20 - Lukas and Tomas made some Easter cards for their friends.

3/4/20 - Sunset picture using acrylic paint. She had to be very patient and wait for two days while it dried!

3/4/20 - Happy Easter everyone!

3/4/20 - Message from our governor, Dr Elaine Sugden

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3/4/20 - Message from our Chair of Governors

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3/4/20 - Mayan tortillas!

3/4/2020 A lovely little bit of drama, re-telling part of the Easter story at home.

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3/4/2020 A creative re-telling of the Easter story at home.

3/4/2020 Worries and Thanks Reflection

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Here is an explanation of today's reflection from the Oxford Diocese that you might find helpful to use. This reflection provides the opportunity to think of things that we can be thankful for and to give our worries and concerns to God. Hope you find it helpful.
Mrs Carter

3/4/2020 Worries and Thanks Reflection

A reflection from the Oxford Diocese.

3/4/20 - Happy Easter Emily, Mr Jeffries and all the other staff keeping the nation’s children ticking during this crazy isolating time. Thankyou for all your love and support and interaction with us and the St Peters School community. Teddy and Elijah have had a brilliant time so far and its been quite a treat being so active in their education with all the support and reassurance offered by the teachers who are helping us. Thankyou and Happy Easter from the Cooke Family massive x x

3/4/20 - Daily scooter ride!

3/4/20 Inside Out Weekly Wellbeing Guide. Some great ideas to keep using the 5 keys!

Easter Bonnet Winners!

Thank you all so much for your brilliant entries and the time that you have spent making these fabulous creations.  They really made us smile and it was incredibly difficult to choose between them...

 

Apple Tree

Winner: Poppy - we loved the thoughtful prayers for everybody in the hat

Runner up: Tyler - bright, colourful and cheery - really made us smile!

 

Oak

Winner: Isla C - creative use of different materials!

Runner up: Layla - awesome colour coordination!

 

Maple

Winner: Jess - amazing creativity...just wow!

Runner up: Isla E - impressive engineering to keep the hat up!

 

Willow

Winner: Ellie - your edible Easter bonnet made us hungry!

Runner up: Abi - mind boggling creativity!

 

Winner prize is a book token (thank you SPSA!) and an Easter egg

Runner up prize is an Easter egg

 

Pick up your prizes, if possible, tomorrow (Friday) from 9am - 3pm during your daily exercise

 

2/4/20 Virtual Easter Bonnet Parade! Well done everybody for putting so much effort in - they look amazing!!

2/4/2020 ... Maple's Easter Scenes for the Easter Pause Day

02/04/20 - An original Easter song!

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02/04/20 - Mrs Carter's Easter Eggs

02/04/20 - We made a cross out of cut grass today. Wishing you all a wonderful Easter break!

02/04/20 - We saw some baby lambs on a walk through Eynsham woods today

02/04/20 - The Mayan hot chocolate also was a success! Even with three teaspoons of chilli!?

2/4/2020  ....  Easter Pause Day

Today, at school, we were going to be having a whole school Easter Pause Day, where we would take some time out to think about Easter and what it means to each of us, finishing with our Easter service at church.

So, let's be a little creative and see if we can still share our Easter Pause day here on our blog.

Maybe you could take a photo of an Easter craft activity that you have done and email it to the office.

I know that Oak and Maple have both been assigned special Easter crafts to do today. Maybe you could share those with us.

You could write an Easter prayer to share with us all.

Maybe you could record yourselves singing an Easter song, or re-telling part of the Easter story.

Let's be creative and imaginative! We look forward to seeing all of your contributions.

Mrs Carter

1/4/20 Keeping the forest school spirit going!

01/04/20 - Making tasty Mayan tortillas!

01/04/20 - Mrs Franklin & her daughter did some fun stop motion videos

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Mrs Franklin

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Share More

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As you all know, our Happiness and Wellbeing key for this half term is "Share More"... Mrs Houghton has been thinking about how we can stay connected and stay communicating with those around us...

31/03/20 - Poppy T's Easter message for St Peter's along with her lovely chicks and decorations. Thank you, Poppy!

31/03/20 - This is Oliver P's Roman Chariot that he made out of recycling materials as part of work set by Mrs Glass.

31/03/20 - Martha's African Sunset

Dinosaurs!


If you love dinosaurs (doesn’t everyone?) or puzzles, try this funpack!


Don’t try and enter the competition though - it’s a bit out of date 😂

Easter Bonnet Parade - a virtual one!

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Even though we're not physically in school this week, we thought it would be a shame not to have our annual Easter Bonnet Parade. So, watch this video to find out how you can take part in this year's virtual event.
The closing date for entries is 12pm on Thursday 2nd April. Winners of the best Easter bonnets will be announced here on this blog at 3pm on Thursday. Hopefully we will be able to arrange a way of prizes being collected, whilst maintaining the necessary social distancing rules of course!
Mrs Carter

30/3/20 Rainbows and sunny, creative pictures to make us smile!

30/3/20 Adventures outside: walking across the fields in Yarnton, under the railway track. Watching the trains, found an empty and egg. Drawing Rainbows on the floor around the village

30/3/20 Mayan art in the tree house!

30/3/20 Engineering at home with Lego! Designed and built independently by Freddie P

Earth Live YouTube lessons with Lizzie Daly

Check out these 20 minute ‘lessons’ from wildlife experts. Some are amazing!! You can watch them live each day or anytime on YouTube.

27.3.20 - Mr Jeffries' message for the week

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Signs of Spring...Signs of Hope...

 

In the post below there is a reflection on the theme of Hope, provided by the Oxford Diocese which you and your families might find helpful to use, in a quiet moment.

 

Even though we have to stay at home at the moment, we can still see signs of spring all around us. The birds are singing in the trees (with quieter roads the birdsong is much clearer!) As I have been walking around my little garden, I have noticed lots of spring flowers poking their shoots through the soil, even though I had quite forgotten they were there! To me, these are a sign of hope. 

 

We have to be a little more creative in these times. However, there are many ways in which we can show signs of hope to those around us. Maybe you could make a card for somebody to tell them how much you love them and are thankful for them. Maybe you could write a letter to a member of your family who you won't be able to see for a little while. Maybe you could think of somebody who may be feeling lonely at this time. You could think of a way to show them that you care.

 

Lets find ways to show signs of hope to others. Send us a picture of something that gives you hope, or something that you have done for others. Or tell us about it in a few words so that we can add it to this blog. Wouldn't it be great to be able to encourage each other with signs of spring and signs of hope at this time.

 

Mrs Carter

Signs of Spring ... Signs of Hope

This is a reflection on Hope by the Oxford Diocese

27/3/20 Out in Nature

27/3/20 Rainbow Window Art

27/3/20 Daily PE - join in live every morning from 9am or video playback at a time that suits you! Search The Body Coach on YouTube

26/3/20 Mrs Houghton talking about our Share More key...

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Our Fish. Watch, breathe and relax!

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26/3/20 Out and about in nature - frog spawn!

4Rs - Resilience

25/3/20

Today I have been looking at the work you have all been doing on Google Classroom and on Tapestry for reception children.  I am incredibly impressed with everything that you have been doing.  Some wonderful art work, fantastic writing and brilliant maths amongst a whole variety of other work.  I am so proud of you all!

You are really showing the 5Bs, the 4Rs and our values - keep it up.  I will upload the Resilience posters for this term as a reminder. 

 

Mr Jeffries

25/03/20 Joke time!

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24/03/20 PE lessons!

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23/03/20 First Blog!

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