'Let Your Light Shine'
Our Vision and Values
We believe that our children can shine and grow in confidence with God’s love through our challenging and values centred curriculum; to love one another as Jesus loved us, to challenge each other and ourselves and be inspired by the love of God to love learning as disciples of Jesus.
At St Peter’s CE Primary School we have six Christian Values which are at the heart of school life. These are: Love, Trust, Respect, Compassion, Friendship and Peace.
'Let all that you do be done in love.' 1 Corinthians 16:14
'My God is my strength in whom I trust.' Psalm 18:2
'Do to others are you would have them do to you.' Matthew 7:12
'Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.' - Colossians 3:12
'Encourage one another and build each other up.' Thessalonians 5:11
'Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.' Colossians 3:15
This is our overview of the values and biblical teaching we will cover over the next 3 years during worship. Alongside these we will also cover special events, Christian festivals and other themes and issues relevant to the school and as a reflection of world events.
Classes 7 and 8 have been busy not only rehearsing for our Harvest Assembly in Church on Friday, but also making chocolate apples on lolly sticks. Some of the apples are from our own apple trees we grow in our garden.
We have sold them during break-time as we are using this enterprise opportunity to collect money for Bishop Julian's Fund to help young children in Zimbabwe.
Apples will be on sale during Wednesday and Thursday break time for 50p. Mrs Hoole has also been busy by baking delicious flapjacks and cakes using the plums from our own plum trees. Thank you so much Mrs Hoole and the children for donating time, talent and resources to collect for this charity.
CELEBRATION OF GOD'S LOVE FOR ALL
Today, the whole school have been involved in activities with our church. The Infants have enjoyed Bible stories and activities whilst KS2 all visited the church. We wrote prayers, discussed 'The Prodigal Son' and sang our hearts out in celebration.
Thanks to all the leaders at church who made it a fantastic experience for the children.
The whole school said a sad farewell to our Year 6 children today in St. Peter's Church. We sang our leavers songs and listened to prayers written by the Worship Group who wished us well on our next journey. Father Peter told us how 'Goodbye' really means 'Go with God'. The Church has given every Year 6 child a Bible to treasure and Worship group also handed out bookmarks to remind everyone about 'Love, Challenge and Inspire'.
Class 11 delivered a thoughtful and deep assembly about 'The Story Behind the Poppy'. The stage was hung with poppies and then the children told current stories behind the poppies about service men and women today. Their moving story about purple poppies highlighted the work of animals during wars including 'Sasha' the bomb sniffer dog and 'Warrior', a true life war horse from the First World War.
Year 6 recited 'In Flanders Fields' by John McCrae and 'The Target' by Ivor Gurney to exemplify the moral and personal turmoil war can bring.
Our own poems and powerpoints for 'The Story Behind the Poppy' can be enjoyed in Class 11's page.
Faith (named by the children) introduces our assembly theme each week. She picks a special child at the start of worship to be her helper. They pull symbols and items from her sack to give clues as to what we will be learning about.
Faith is on a journey searching for God (hence the binoculars!) and we are going along with her!
Fruits of the Spirit!
In the summer worship focus was on the 'Fruits of the Spirit'
These fruits are rooted in the Christian values we share at
Class 7 led a worship on trust.
Class 6 led a fantastic worship on truthfulness.
Many people (including teachers) faced the lie detector.
We heard about many characters from the Bible who didn't tell the truth and they soon realised they had not done the right thing.
Thank you Class 6
This week we have explored the value of friendship.
We started our week thinking about Jesus and his disciples.
We looked at the importance of friendship and the qualities of a good friend!
What are the qualities of a good friend?
Class 2 showed in their wonderful worship presentation the importance of forgiveness.
Class 2 retold the story of Zacchaeus and how his life changed after Jesus asked to visit his house for tea!
It is hard to forgive others but Jesus always did this and we should follow his example.
Thank you Class 2 for a wonderful worship.
This week our focus has been on peace.
We have thought about symbols of peace.
How can we share peace with one another?
Mrs Wright has set the challenge to identify an organisation or charity that use a dove as a symbol of peace?
Who will win the challenge?
Write it down and give it to Mrs Wright!