A huge well done to all in Year 6 on their great SATS results and their fabulous dress rehearsal today. Two very different but rewarding aspects of their education but equally satisfying when they do so well.
Pirates of The Curry Bean
Rehearsal are over and the children are looking forward to presenting their play to their parents and families. If the final performance matches the dress rehearsal we are all in for a treat.
Stuart returned to complete our STEM experience, leading us in a day looking at space. The children enjoyed building rockets and were blessed with great weather for firing them outside.
I would like to say a massive thank you to the staff and volunteers from St Peter's, the volunteers from the SVP and most importantly to the children of St Peter's for making the residential so enjoyable.
The behaviour and engagement of the pupils in the range of activities was excellent and meal times were the best that we have ever experienced on residential.
The reputation of St Peter's in the north of England has yet again been enhanced and I would like everyone to know how incredibly proud of the children I am. Mr D.
Beamish and home.
All good things come to an end and we left Holy Island en route for a ay and Beamish and then on home - for some well earned rest.
Holy Island and The Farne Islands
We spent the morning on Holy Island, focusing on The Priory and in the afternoon visited The Farne Islands on our belated boat trip. In the late afternoon we visited St Cuthbert's Island and ended our time on Holy Island with a very moving liturgy.
The day started out cool but in the afternoon we were blessed with beautiful weather which encouraged many of the animals to become more active.
We spent the day on Holy Island as the weather was too rough to go to The Farne Islands. We visited the churches, the Heritage Centre and the shops and made time for building some cairns. Back at the hostel some girls demonstrated their beauty regime whilst others enjoyed the table tennis and football.
Sunderland Glass Centre and Lindisfarne
The children enjoyed the day at The Glass Centre, looking at the exhibition and seeing a glass blowing demonstration before designing their own ships.
Friday 25th May 2018
9:35 - all children are okay, they will be leaving shortly to visit Beamish
Thursday 24th May 2018
9:30am - all children are okay, they are going on the boat trip this afternoon
Wednesday 23rd May 2018
8:50am - all children are safe & happy, it's a dull day but the children are looking forward to visiting the zoo!
Tuesday 22nd May 2018
8:20am - all children have had a good night, the weather this morning is drizzly.
12:00pm - boat trip has been postponed until Thursday due to the weather
Monday 21st May 2018
2:40pm - children have had a lovely time at the glass museum, they are now heading to Holy Island
10:45am - children have arrived safely in Sunderland, the weather is lovely & sunny
As a wind down after SATs Year 6 completed last year's Street Art Project which had been stopped due to the poor weather last summer. It has given them the impetus to complete their own before they leave.
Lindisfarne here we come!
Just a few days before most of us head off on our residential. Remember to pack for every possible weather and don't forget to pack your sense of adventure!
The reminder that was sent home earlier in the week is attached below.
Remember - St Peter's Church by 7.45 am on Monday morning.
Proud of Year 6
Congratulations to all in Year 6 for their efforts during SATs this week. You all applied yourselves very well and worked hard throughout the week. I am very proud of the way you have dealt with this week's pressures!
We are just a couple of weeks away from SATs so I felt it was important to let you know the timetable for the week.
Monday 14th May: Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling
Tuesday 15th May: Reading
Wednesday 16th May: Arithmetic & Reasoning 1
Thursday 17th May: Reasoning 2
We will know by the end of the week if we are to be involved in the science sample for this year. I will keep you posted.
A reminder that the week after SATs we will be heading off to Northumberland for our residential visit. Payment is due in the near future and if you have any other queries please contact me at school. It promises to be an excellent week.
Summer Term 2018
Welcome back, I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter Holiday.
Stations of the Cross
Congratulations to all involved in our very moving Stations of the Cross assembly. I am incredibly proud of the children for the way they prepared for and delivered this incredible journey.
The Hallam Diocesan Youth Ministry Team, In Reality, have once again lead a two days of missionary work at St Peter's. They have worked with each year group and their mission ended with a very moving experience for the children and staff. Once again the children were magnificent and their thanks go to the team for leading such a fabulous couple of days.
Year 6 Class Mass
Fr Darren joined Year 6 and lead them in a class mass. The children took part beautifully and really listened carefully to what Fr Darren had to say.
World Book Day
Year 6 enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book characters for the delayed World Book Day event. Even Mr D joined in the fun this year!
Year 6 visited The Lifewise Centre in Rotherham to take part in Crucial Crew where they learned about how to stay safe and deal with issues that they will face as they grow up. The children were impeccably behaved and represented school magnificently. Well done to you all!
STEM - Day 3 - Structures
The children took part in three challenges based on structures. Firstly they had to build a Tower of Torture from jelly babies and spaghetti. Then they had to build a bridge and finally work out how to quickly rescue Benjamin Bear.
The challenges were won by:
STEM - DAY 2: F1 Challenge
Today the children have built and raced F1 cars. The cars, powered by CO2, reached speeds of 50mph over the hall floor in the event which was won by SML.
STEM - Day 1
STEM Ambassador, Stuart Bontoft, lead Year 6 in their first STEM challenge of the year - designing and making an electrically powered car. The children worked in groups of three with Team RIC winning the day's challenge of producing the quickest car. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and look forward to turning their attention to their F1 Challenge tomorrow.
Following on from the school disco Year 6 enjoyed a sleepover in school. They watched a DVD, took part in some drama, had a late night walk around school and listened to some stories. Some of the girls tried to talk their way through the night, and three succeeded! There was early morning table tennis and hot chocolate and toast for breakfast.
Overall it was an excellent evening and thanks go to Mrs Groarke for ensuring everyone got some breakfast, as Mr Dent forgot last year!
We have been looking at natural disasters and these are some of the homework tasks that have been brought in so far.
Holocaust Memorial Service
Year 6 visited Doncaster Museum and took part in the Doncaster Holocaust Memorial Service. They told the gathering of their experience at Beth Shalom where they met Bernard Grumberg, a survivor of The Kindertrasnport.
The children's behaviour was exemplary and many of those that gathered commented positively about them.
Year 6 support Children in Need
Along with the rest of the school Year 6 have come to school dressed in spots to support the BBC Children in Need appeal.
Music for Youth Prom
St Peter's joined other schools from across South Yorkshire in making a massed ensemble which performed at The Royal Albert Hall in London. It was a very long day for the children, as well as their families and staff, but all involved had an amazing day.
"Best school trip ever!" - Isobel "Funfair Feeling!" - Orlaith
"Too pretty to be true." - Enaya "Royal as Royal." - Vanessa
"Nerve racking!" - Jack
Year 6 lead our assembly on Remembrance and the cross is becoming more covered with the names of our families as we say thank you to them for their courage.
Year 6 joined in the fun of dressing up to raise money for school funds.
Year 6 visited Beth Shalom, The National Holocaust Centre, as part of their work on Judaism. They found out about what it was like for Jewish families in Berlin in the 1930s and how some families chose to send their children to England on The Kindertransport. They were inspired by the talk given by Bernard Grunberg who came to England on The Kindertransort and whose family all died in The Holocaust.
Welcome to Year 6!
It is great to be back and to meet up with the class again. I am really looking forward to our year together and hope that we can work together to make it as successful as possible.
The welcome letter, with the outline of the term is attached below.
Year 6 have been enjoying their STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) days lead by Stuart. So far they have built towers, bridges, death slides and F1 cars. The girls are certainly setting the standard winning 3 of the 4 challenges so far, narrowly missing out of the other challenge by the narrowest of margins.
Thank you to those who came along to work with your children / grandchildren this afternoon. Miss Hughes and Mrs Tinsley organised a lovely session in which the children were able to create tiles of their memories of St Peter's.
Summer Topic - How can we leave our mark?
Over the rest of the term we will be looking at how Year 6 will leave their mark on St Peter's. We are already preparing our production, Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits, and will soon be working on some stained glass windows. We have been looking at street art and will leave our mark with this in one or two places around school. More ideas will follow so please keep visiting our page to check out latest developments.
Table Tennis Champions
As part of sports week we held a table tennis tournament for the class. Everyone developed their skills well and the boys and girls champions really deserved their titles. Champions - HM and SC, Runners up - HA and PT.
Ali Baba And The Bongo Bandits
Please encourage your children to learn their lines as soon as possible and put Tuesday 18th July in your diaries.
The best bit of the residential for me was when we went on the boat to the Farne Islands, on the way there we saw dolphins. I have seen dolphins before but not in the wild. It was amazing! On the island they had birds nesting there, the Arctic Terns pecked some of our class.
Another highlight was when we went to Edinburgh Zoo. I have never been to Scotland before and it looked very pretty. When we were at the zoo they let the penguins out to walk around. We saw lots of animals. (S.D.)
We had lots of fun at Beamish. We were able to go on fun rides at the little fairground and bought lots of sweets at the sweet shop. It was great fun ( H.A. & friends)
Welcome to Year 6!
Friday 26 May
8:15 Had a good night, up early, packed the coach and left the island at 8am for Sunderland Glass Museum.
9:50 Children had a good journey down and have arrived at the glass museum
3pm. They have just left Sunderland and have had a really good day.
Thursday 25 May
9:10 Children have had a good night & are ready to explore the island. Weather is sunny!
16:10 They have enjoyed their day around the island so much they didn't ring school! Just having an ice cream now after a tiring walk today. It has been a beautiful day for them. Mrs Dent can't believe how good the weather has been for them this week.
Wednesday 24 May
8:15 Up early and leaving island to go to Edinburgh Zoo. All well overnight!
10:20 Arrived at the zoo safely and it is quite cloudy!
17:10 They have just left the zoo and are now heading to McDonalds. They have had a wonderful day with lovely weather.
Tuesday 23 May
8:00 They have had a good nights sleep and its a beautiful sunny day!
9:20 Children are heading off the island to visit Bamburgh Castle.
14:00 Everyone except Mrs Dent has gone over to the Farne Islands on the boat. They have had a lovely morning walking around the castle. Weather is sunny!
16:35 They are on their way back to Lindisfarne after a good boat trip around the islands and seeing some dolphins!
Monday 22 May
10:50 Children have arrived safely at Beamish.
14:00 Everyone is enjoying Beamish, the weather is lovely and they have just been down the mine.
19:00 Arrived on the island after being delayed for an hour due to traffic. Settling into their rooms now and having a meal. They are all ok.
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