Time of Prayer with Archbishop Bernard

Time of Prayer with Archbishop Bernard

Wednesday 9th October 2019 at 2p.m.

On Wednesday 9th October 2019 all the children and staff at St. Peter’s gathered in the hall together for a time of prayer.  There was a web link to The Oratory in Birmingham where Archbishop Bernard talked to us all about the importance of the Rosary, especially during the month of October.  The chain of beads we call the Rosary was given to St Dominic by Our Lady, and has been used by Christians as a way of praying for over 700 years.  It help’s us in doing three important things:

  • Giving praise to God Our Father
  • Remembering the life of Jesus
  • Praying to Mary, Mother of Jesus, Mother of the Church and Mother of you and me.

Reception and Year One made their Rosary decade beads and Year Two to Four used our class Rosary beads.

Together we gave praise to God for Blessed  John Henry Newman who is to be canonised in Rome on Sunday 13th October by Pope Francis.  In giving praise we said the Rosary with the Joyful Mysteries. We remembered five special joyful events in Jesus’ life. These being The Annunciation, The Visitation, The Nativity, The Presentation and Finding Jesus in the Temple.

During the next four days we pray for Blessed John Henry Newman in the lead up to his Sainthood.

 

Harvest Festival

On Friday 4th October we celebrated Harvest.  We started with a school Mass where the children sang hymns and read prayers thanking God for his creation.  We also prayed for the changes of seasons and for farmers who plant, tend to and sow the crops.

The families and staff of St. Peter’s brought in fresh produce and perishables to donate to the local charities Sure Start and The Basement Project. 

The raffle raised money for CAFOD and the wheat sheaf made out of bread was won by Elijah in Bees Class (Reception).

Thank you to the Godwin family who made the bread.

Well done to all involved.

Oliver Twist

M&M Production of Oliver Twist

On Tuesday 24th September St. Peter’s staff and children welcomed M&M Theatrical Productions for a wonderful performance of Oliver Twist. The lively team of actors lead us through Oliver’s story and the troubles he faced before finally finding his happy ending. Both children and staff enjoyed being part of the experience and joining in with show, waving at the cunning Dodger and remembering the secret password into the den. The fabulous performance was thoroughly enjoyed by all and has inspired many of our budding actors and story tellers.

Christmas Bazaar

 

Thank you so much to everyone who came to our Christmas Bazaar on Friday evening.  There was certainly a buzz around school and everyone was in the Christmas spirit! We hope you enjoyed visiting each of the stalls and sampling some of the treats on offer!

Father Christmas was very busy in his Grotto and we have it on good authority that all the children he saw are on the ‘nice’ list!

We would like to say a huge ‘Thank you’ to all those who played a part in making the event such a success, without your hard work and commitment, the bazaar would not have taken place.

If you missed the bazaar, there will be an opportunity to buy some Christmas gifts created by the pupils or try your luck at winning one of our festive hampers at the Christmas Productions for Reception, Yr 1 and Yr 2 parents