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

 

Advent Retreat Day

On Tuesday 4th December St. Peter’s staff and children welcomed Dan Callow and Emily from One Life Music. We all took an active part in our Advent Retreat Day and thought about the importance of the season.  The Season of Advent is a 4 week journey of preparing our hearts for our Lords coming.  We all made Advent promises to get ourselves ready for Christmas.  Dan and Emily taught us all some lovely new hymns and they led us, along with our Liturgical Group, in a Liturgy were we all show great reflection and spirituality in the presence of God.

 

During Advent you could say this prayer as a family everyday.

Lord Jesus,

You are the Light of the World.

Help me to share

your light with everyone

this Advent

Amen.

Here is what some of the children said about the day;

Josh – ‘I really enjoyed the whole retreat day, especially the part where Dan thought he was going on a real journey and asked the children to wear his jumper and helmet.’

3C – ‘we loved the new songs that we learned.’

Lena : “I liked the Advent Retreat day because Dan and Emily were really funny and made it fun. I enjoyed making the human advent wreath with all of keystage 2 as well! I loved all of the hymns.”

Please click Our Advent Retreat Day for further information on our day

Odd Socks for Anti-Bullying Week

On Monday 12th November, pupils and staff wore odd socks to launch our ‘Anti-Bullying Week’, supporting this year’s National theme of ‘Respect.’

During our PSHE lessons this week, we have been thinking about respect and what it means to show respect. The children have come up with some great ideas, including making sure we are always polite, using our manners and listening carefully to other’s while they are speaking.

In classes, everyone’s name was put into a hat and each child pulled out a name, without telling anyone who it was.  Throughout this week, the children have been trying to be especially kind and caring to the person whose name they pulled out.  All staff did the very same activity too!

Pudsey comes to St Peter’s

Yesterday we had another two special visitors as we welcomed Gavin from BBC Hereford and Worcester and PUDSEY. The children (and staff) were very excited and looked wonderful in their spotty clothes with Children In Need or spotty accessories. Thank you to everyone who helped us to collect our pennies and pounds in our spotty buckets.  With your help and support, Pudsey revealed live on the radio that we have been able to raise £453.21, which is amazing!

 

Harvest Festival

On Friday morning the children, staff and parents at St. Peter’s Catholic First School (Academy) celebrated their Harvest Mass in St. Peter’s Church. The children were invited to bring gifts of food into school throughout the week. Dried goods, tins, jars and fresh produce were sent in abundance.

 A Harvest Loaf and food hampers were then raffled during the Celebration assembly with the proceeds going towards CAFOD to provide food and resources for third world countries.

 Mrs. Clubley, Head teacher said: “Through the generosity of our families the school has been able to donate many food parcels to both The Basement Project and New Start in Bromsgrove so that with our help, local people in need may benefit.  Both charities are always very grateful for our support as it enables them to help many people who otherwise would go without. Thank you to everyone for your generous contributions.