Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors, and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or welfare of any of our pupils, please contact Miss R Brown (Designated Safeguarding Lead), Mrs M Eastham (Designated Safeguarding Lead), Mrs T Bolton (Designated Safeguarding Lead) or Miss Blackburn (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

St Peter's participates in Operation Encompass. Following the report of an incident of domestic abuse, school will be advised that the child has been involved. Please see school website for further details.

The Safeguarding and Child Protection policy can be found here. SAFEGUARDING POLICY

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This afternoon we discussed what is needed for a plant to grow. We know that a plant needs food from soil, water and sunlight. We then planted our own sunflower. We decided the best place to keep our sunflowers. We are going to observe our sunflowers grow over time.


This afternoon we went into the woodlands to investigate microhabitats. The children discussed each microhabitat, what would live there and how it could be described. We used iPads to zoom in and  focus on the microhabitats.


Carrying on from our lesson last week, the children today had to look around the classroom and find different objects. They then had to categorise what material it was made from. Their challenge was to find an object made from each of the materials ;wood, plastic, glass, brick and metal. 

Today the children were given a range of objects and asked to group them into five different categories the children worked together. The  children worked together to identify what the objects were and how to group them. First some children grouped them into different colours. All children were able to orally explain their initial groupings.


We then discussed the properties of each object and identified the five different materials the objects were made from. Each table then classified the objects made from the same material. We also discussed objects that were made from two different types of material and how we could group these.


This afternoon we did a fair test experiment using candy canes! We placed a candy cane in different temperatures of water. We predicated what we thought might happen to them. We learned that the hotter the red the quicker the water will change colour. 

This afternoon we learned about the importance of brushing our teeth. We learned that different foods can affect our teeth differently. We found out that sugary, sticky food is not good for teeth as it sticks to the surface, bacteria then break down the sugar to make acid which can damage teeth.


We have decided to investigate what happens to our teeth when we drink different things.  We poured the same amount of fizzy drink, coffee and vinegar into a container, we also covered an egg in toothpaste. We are going to leave them for a week and see what happens to the eggs.


Today we looked at the importance of our hygiene.
We discussed how to look after our bodies and the importance of washing our hands.

We did an experiment to observe the importance of washing our hands. First we cut up an apple and placed the pieces into 4 clear test tubes. Labelled untouched, quick wash (touched), Dirty hands (touched) and Clean hands (controlled wash).

We will observe the apples over time to see what happens! 

Our second experiment was to see how well we was our hands. We all had germs (Glitter bug) put on our hands and rubbed in. We then went to wash our hands and then we placed our hands under the UV light to see how clean our hands were and if there were still germs on them.

Today we celebrated Roald Dahl’s birthday! We read some of George’s Marvellous Medicine and then we decided to make our own potion out of washing up liquid, bicarbonate of soda, lemon juice and food colouring. We added them all together in a test tube and investigated what happened. We repeated the experiment three times, each time we change something e.g. the order of ingredients and the amount of each ingredient. The children then designed their own potion! 

Today we learnt about the human life life cycle. We then looked at each of the different stages and learnt what a human can and cannot do in each stage. The children then worked in groups to answer the following questions:


  • How old is the human stage?
  • What types of activity can they do?
  • What can they not do at this stage?
  • Can they survive on their own?
  • What will they need help doing?
  • Who can help them?