Pennies for Pudsey

Pudsey came to visit all the children and staff this week.  We gave him a St. Peter’s welcome with joyful singing and cheering.  The community of St. Peter’s had been very busy collecting pennies for Pudsey and altogether we raised a staggering £388.72. Well done to all involved in raising money for Children In Need.

Odd Socks for Anti-Bullying Week

On Friday 15th November, pupils and staff wore odd socks to close our ‘Anti-Bullying Week’, supporting this year’s national theme of ‘Change Starts With Us.’  Our school Mass with the theme ‘Friendship’ on Friday morning was a lovely link.

During this week, we have been thinking about how we can be kind and ‘spotting’ others being kind in our classrooms and around school.

In every classroom, a ‘Kindness Bingo’ chart was displayed and anybody who was spotted, doing one of the acts of kindness, had their name written on the chart. It was a great success and adults in school were inundated with pupils coming to tell them of the kindness of others!

Remembering the Fallen

Remembering the Fallen

All the children and adults took part in the national silence on Monday 11th November to remember those who fought and died in the wars. During an Assembly the children had been introduced to the friends Ray and Ben who both fought in the war. We learnt how they grew up together and how they helped and supported one another through very difficult times.

A group of Year 4 children, along with Mrs Laskey and Miss Thornton, joined the other MAC schools as St. Augustine’s High School, Redditch at a Remembrance Service. The children from St. Peter’s led the Prayers of Intercession and also took part in the silence remembering the fallen.  Representatives from the Royal British Legend were also present and raised their flag as a sign of respect.

 

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.