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3rd December 16

Children in Need 2016

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Image result for pudsey bear 2016Thank you to everyone for wearing silly socks and donating money for Children in Need today. 

We really enjoyed looking at everyone's silly socks! 

We have raised £127.38

Year 5 and 6 London trip

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On Thursday 22nd of September, a group of excited year 5 and 6 pupils and four members of staff travelled to London as we had been invited to sing in St. Paul’s Cathedral.

After a long 7-hour coach trip we all finally arrived at the hostel where we were staying. We unpacked our bags and sat down to a tasty meal. Following on from this we were then treated to an exclusive open top bus tour of London. On our trip we saw various famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and The London Eye. Then after a very long day it was time for bed!

The next day, we had our breakfast and were then treated to a tour around St Paul's Cathedral. This was then followed by a quick rehearsal with our group leader Tom, who works at St Paul's Cathedral. He showed the children how to clear their throats and get their voices ready to sing.

Finally, after a few practices it was time for the children to perform. Over 100 visitors attended the performance and the children were amazing. Mrs Craggs, Mrs Coyne, Mr Vanboyd and myself were so proud of them all and even became a little emotional ourselves.

Unfortunately, it was then time to go home and we were then faced with another 7-hour coach journey back to school but it was completely worth it. We'd had a fabulous time!

Mr Swift

 

In July 2016 we achieved a new PE and Sport Award.

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 The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. In order to achieve our silver award we ensured that we:

Participation

Provide all students with two hours of physical education and school sport per week (made up of curricular and extracurricular activity);

Engage at least 35% of students (10% for special schools) in extracurricular sporting activity every week;

Competition

Use the School Games formats to provide the opportunity for both boys and girls to take part in the appropriate level of competition.

Promote the School Games to parents and the local community at least once every half term, this can include through social media;

Regularly feature match reports and competition results on the school website and in the local press;

Workforce

Engage at least 10% of students in leading, managing and offi ciating School Games activity;

Engage students in the planning and development of School Games activity;

Utilise sports coaches to support school sport;

Clubs

Have active links with at least three local sports clubs 

 

 

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.”

 

 

 

 

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

 

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.