The Easter Bunny came to visit all the children and staff on the last day of term before breaking up for the Easter holidays.
Eggcitment filled the hall as the Easter bunny eggplained that he had brought an Easter egg for every child to enjoy.
All the children in Reception had designed their own Easter bonnets at home and took park in the Easter bonnet parade.
There were some great designs and the children loved walking in the parade with the rest of the school singing Spring Chicken and ‘Chick, chick, chick, chick chicken!’
In Year One as part of our ‘Paws, Claws and Whiskers’ topic we were very lucky to have 4 visitors from the Dogs for Good charity. Nicola and Vicki bought along their beautiful dogs Reva and Niko to show us what things they are able to help with. They told us lots of information about what the charity does and we got to ask lots of questions. Niko demonstrated his skills of pressing buttons and pushing targets as well as carefully removing gloves from children’s hands. It was wonderful to see such clever, loving and well trained dogs and to learn about the hard work that they do.
Year Four children travelled back in time as they received a special visit from a Roman Solider. They gained an insight into what life was like for the Romans around two thousand years ago and were even able to examine and hold real Roman artefacts! The children learnt a lot about the history of the Roman Empire. Some of the children were even able to become a Roman solider themselves as they tried on the Roman armour. Miss Ellenger, Year Four Class Teacher said “The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and loved their experience, if only time machines were real…
We all took part in National Science Week by having a fun -filled week of different events, visits and activities.
The children were visited by Mad Science and were able to take part in activities such as DNA extraction of strawberries, slime making and a STEM challenge day, where they worked in teams across the year groups to produce ‘floating gardens’.
Mrs Rowe, Science Coordinator at the school said, ‘ It was a fantastic week and there was a real buzz around the school. It was great to see the children so enthused about Science!’
During the Season of Lent the children have been raising money for Father Hudson’s through the Good Shepherd Appeal. On Tuesday 28th February, Lucy who is a representative from Father Hudson’s delivered an assembly to the whole school to let them know about the work Father Hudson’s do in the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham. The children took home money boxes to collect money for the Good Shepherd Appeal. On Friday 3rd March we then held an odd shoe day. All the children and staff came to school in odd shoes and gave a donation for the Good Shepherd Appeal. “It was a great turn out of odd shoes and everyone took part. We raised a total of £169. Well done St. Peter’s”.
After the excitement of Pudsey’s visit the children spent the week bringing in spare pennies for Pudsey and our treasure chest was full to bursting by Children In Need day! Frankie, Roisin, Aidan and Billy along with their parents, Miss Colclough and Mrs Keay visited the BBC Hereford and Worcester Radio Studio on Friday 18th November dressed as Pudsey’s ship mates . They took our pennies and added it to the Hereford and Worcestershire treasure chest. As they arrived they were greeted by Malcolm Boyden and it was great that they were able to announce on the local airwaves that St. Peter’s Catholic First School had raised £501.50 for Children in Need. What a great achievement from all our families. Well done all.
We have had an exciting week in Year 2! On Wednesday afternoon we enjoyed a live video call with some real life Ocean Explorers from the Pacific Ocean on board the JOIDES Resolution, a scientific drilling ship! We saw photos and also enjoyed listening to what life was like on-board the ship. We even had time to visit a research lab and ask some interesting questions that we had prepared. We would like to thank the team on-board for taking time out of their busy schedule to talk to us!
On Thursday 10th November the children and staff at St. Peter’s Catholic First School (Academy), Bromsgrove welcomed Pudsey along with Hereford and Worcester Radio to their dress up day. The school were celebrating Roald Dahls 100th Birthday along with National Nursery Rhyme Week and all children and staff were dressed up as Roald Dahl and Nursery Rhyme characters. Pudsey come along to the children’s assembly and he was greeted by ‘Pudsey chants’, hugs, high fives and lots of smiling faces. During the last week the children have been filling the schools treasure chest with spare change and will come to school on Children In Need day dressed as pirates, in spots or wearing a variety of Children In Need accessories. It has been great to support Children In Need and a visit from Pudsey himself made it even more magical for the children.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04clwbp (starts at 02:38:10 and finishes at 02:41:03)
At St. Peter’s Catholic First School (Academy), Bromsgrove Year Four children have been taking it in turns to sell poppies from the Royal British Legion in honour of Remembrance Day. The children have enjoyed taking on this responsibility and have done a fantastic job of selling the poppies to parents , staff and children in the other classes. Miss Claire Ellenger, Year Four Class Teacher said that “St Peter’s children have been wearing their poppies with pride”. After a very informative Class Assembly by Class 4R on Friday 11th November, as a school we then observed the 2 minute silence at 11 a.m. and did so with great reverence and respect remembering all those, in the forces, who had died since WWI. Every child in Reception made their own special poppy with a variety of crafts and then added it to the class poppy garden.