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30th May 16

Defibrillator Fundraising. 

The difference between a life lost and a life saved.

We would like to raise money to buy a life saving piece of equipment.We need to raise a £1000 to buy a defibrillator for school.

Please support us buy buying cakes and biscuits every Friday after school in Red Class.(During Summer Term)

If you would like to make cakes or biscuits to help us, please see Mrs Parker or ring the school and we can give you a date when you can bring your baking into school for us to sell.

All cakes and biscuits will be sold for 50p each.

We will keep you updated with our total amount raised. 

Total : Week 1   £113.50

          Week 2   £119.50

          Week 3   £144.00

          Week 4   £116.00

         Week 5      £91.00

The total amount so far is : £584.00

A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL STAFF, PARENTS AND FRIENDS OF THE SCHOOL WHO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT US BY MAKING AND BUYING CAKES EVERY WEEK.

A visit from Bishop Philip

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Bishop Philip led our worship today and following worship we had the chance to ask him some questions, this is what we learnt:

 

How long have you been a bishop?

Bishop Philip has been in post for one year and six weeks, after previously working in London. 

What do you do at different churches?

Bishop Philip leads Sunday service, he leads church sermons, visits schools and meets the community.

Is the cross a symbol of sadness or joy?

Bishop Philip explained that the cross symbolised both sadness, as Jesus died on the cross  and joy as Jesus died to set use free. We remember the joy that Jesus overcame death and sin so we can live on and understand that Jesus knows our pain as he experienced extreme pain himself. 

Do you have your own church?

Bishop Philip explained that he does not have a church of his own but in his role he visits lots of churches. He said that when he was a priest in London, he did have his own church and he does miss that but now he gets to see lots of different churches instead. 

Who inspired you to become a Bishop?

Bishop Philip explained that he did not set out with the ambition of becoming a Bishop. He had the ambition to become a priest and run his own parish, which he achieved. The church asks people to become a Bishop and he was asked if he would become the Bishop of Burnley, which he was very unsure about at first but now he is really pleased he said yes. 

Did you overcome any barriers when you became a Bishop?

Bishop Philip explained he was extremely nervous about becoming a Bishop. He knew he needed to gain people's trust and prove that he could do the job. He had to overcome his fears and be brave. He had to find courage to move along way from home, meet new people and take on new responsibilty.

How did you find your job when you first started?

Bishop Philip explained the job is busy and very varied. He said one day is totally different to the next. He said he has boring days, when he can be in the same meeting from eight in the morning until five at night, then he can have really fun days like today when he gets to meet members of the community and work with children. He said some days are very challenging and he is faced with solving problems or caring for people. 

Has your whole life been about becoming a bishop or did you want to become anything else?

Bishop Philip explained that when he was younger he wanted to be a spaceman, a farmer, prime minister and then a civil servant or a teacher. Then when he was older God called him to be a priest. 

What is your greatest acheivement as a Bishop?

Bishop Philip explained that his biggest acheivement was a pastoral achievement, he worked with a priest with a very big problem and helped to solve it. He said that he felt great happiness and satsisfaction being able to help. 

Have there been any times when you have felt like giving up?

Bishop Philip said that he had never felt like giving up but as it such a  busy job he sometimes felt he wanted to stop and lie down! He explained that he often worried about different aspects of his job and that he felt he needed to rest now and again.

Which parts of your job do you enjoy the most?

Bishop Philip explained that he enjoyed being with young people , solving problems and helping and supporting the communnity most about his job. 

Does your job challenge you?

Bishop Philip explained his biggest challenge so far had been when he had to absail down a church tower! He was helping raise money for chariety and was asked to complete an absail down a 150 foot drop. He explained that he was terrified but had to rely on his faith to complete the challenge!

What are your responsibilities?

Bishop Philip explained that he was in charge of hiring people, solving problems, delivering worship in schools but his main responsibility was reaching people and spreading the message that God loves them. 

 

 

Burnley school in nation’s 100 ‘top performing’

St Peter's C of E Primary School headteacher Mrs Catherine Greenwood with year 6 pupils and their letter from the education minister Nick Gibb congratulating the school on being in the top 100 Key Stage 1-2 performers.

St Peter's C of E Primary School headteacher Mrs Catherine Greenwood with year 6 pupils and their letter from the education minister Nick Gibb congratulating the school on being in the top 100 Key Stage 1-2 performers.

St Peter’s Church of England Primary School is among the 100 top peforming schools in the country – and it was a new year boost when they received a letter from the Department of Education recognising this.

Minister of State for Schools Nick Gibb said the Church Street school is in the top 100 in terms of progress their pupils make between Key Stage One and the end of Key Stage Two.

Mr Gibb said in his letter addressed to Head Teacher Catherine Greenwood: “Thank you for your work in continuing to drive towards high standards of educational achievement and congratulations again to you and your staff for your hard work and professionalism.”

Mrs Greenwood has been in charge at St Peter’s for five years and said it was a welcome surprise to receive the letter as they came back from their Christmas break.

“It was lovely to receive it and we are all so proud – we knew we had done well but we didn’t expect to be in the top 100 schools in the country,” said Mrs Greenwood, who has 193 pupils at St Peter’s. “We have a saying: ‘if you can’t do something, you just can’t do it yet’ and we encourage our pupils not to give up.

“Both the staff and the pupils work a lot on growth mindset and it’s about making them realise that people improve through hard work, effort and determination.

"It’s about making them realise that people improve through hard work, effort and determination"

Headteacher

“It’s about making pupils more resilient in their learning and that it is fine to make a mistake, as long as you learn from it. It’s also about learning from each other’s successess as well. It’s lovely to have this recognition. The pupils and staff are all proud.”

Mr Gibb, in his letter, stated: “I am writing to congratulate you, your staff and your pupils for the progress your children are making.

“We want to ensure that every child progresses to the very best of their ability in reading, writing and mathematics so they have fluency in these subjects to enable them to succeed at secondary school and beyond.

“Your school is clearly putting great effort into achieving this.”

 

Road Safety

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KS2 had an interesting afternoon finding out about road safety and how they can help prevent pollution. The children were asked to consider how they travel to school and the impact this has on the environment. The children also found out about how to keep safe when riding a bike and walking to school. 

Year Three

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Green Class provided afternoon tea for the congregation of St Peter's Church. The children made bread for open sandwiches, cheese scones, canapes, fruit scones and fruit cake. Everyone enjoyed the tasty treats.

 

Baubles !!

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The children had a very exciting day on Friday making a unique Christmas bauble to take home. These can be bought now for £2.50 and will be a treasured momento every Christmas. Please send your money into school and you can have an amazing addition to your tree. If you don't have a tree these can be put on string and hung anywhere in your home.

The first session of our Let's Get Cooking Club was held on Tuesday. The children made cheese dip and vegetable sticks. The children were using chopping, grating and measuring skills. They also learnt about where vegetables and salad products come from. All the children had a great time and went home with their cheese dip and vegetable sticks for their tea.

Remembrance Day

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This morning, at 10.50 am, Key Stage Two gathered outside the memorial in the church grounds to take part in the Remembrance Service for all the soldiers that have died in battle.

Five children from Gold Class read diary extracts from soldiers while we waited for the cannon to sound. Then we held a silence for two minutes to remember the fallen.

 

Congratulations Year 6 on your fantastic SAT's results!

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All Pupils

Level 4+

Level 5

Reading

100%

78%

Writing

83%

39%

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

89%

83%

Mathematics

94%

67%

Pupil Premium Pupils

Level 4+

Level 5

Reading

100%

100%

Writing

71%

29%

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

86%

71%

Mathematics

86%

71%

 

 

Level 4+ Combined 83%

Level 5 Combined 28%

 

All Pupils

Expected Progress

Better than Expected Progress

Reading

100%

88%

Writing

100%

61%

Mathematics

100%

83%

Pupil Premium Pupils

Expected Progress

Better than Expected Progress

Reading

100%

100%

Writing

100%

75%

Mathematics

100%

86%

 

 

 

We are extremely proud that in our recent SIAMS inspection we were judged as outstanding in all four areas. The report reflects the hard work and dedication of all those involved with St Peters C of E School. Please click on the link above to read our report and click here to see the article in the Burnley Express: http://www.burnleyexpress.net/news/education/primary-school-pride-at-outstanding-report-1-7162673

 

Youth Sport Trust Sliver Quality Mark

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We are delighted to confirm that we are now a Youth Sport Trust Silver Quality Mark school!

Youth Sport Trust Partner Schools demonstrate high quality outcomes in physical education, school sport and whole school achievement.

Partner School status gives us priority access to Youth Sport Trust's new and exciting research and innovation projects, as well as opportunities to contribute to the delivery of their high profile national programmes.

 

Ofsted 2013 : Adobe Acrobat file (90.3k)

Ofsted January 2013 verifies that St Peter's C of E Primary School is a good school.

 

  • Pupils are proud of their school and describe themselves as a team, saying, 'We are a big happy family.'
  • Pupils progress well and reach the expected standards in English and mathematics by the time they leave the school.
  • Good teaching captures pupils' interest and enthusiam.
  • Pupils behave well.
  • Good quality provision in the Early Years Foundation Stage gets children off to a good start. 
  • Strong, dedicated leadership, skilfully supported by staff and governors, is firmly focused on improvement.