St Peter's News 10.5.19

St Peter’s News 10th May 2019
Doing all the good we can through faith, love and excellence
 
  • Class 3 had a visit from Mr Such on Tuesday, who was teaching them about the brain. They learnt a lot and had fun doing different brain exercises. A big thank you to Mr Such for giving up his time to come in.
  • Our PTFA are busy planning and getting ready for the Summer Fayre. If you, or a company you work for would be able to donate a prize for the raffle, we would love to hear from you. Please email ptfa@st-peters-canterbury.kent.sch.uk or talk to Mrs Pearson or Mrs Duffy.
  • On Thursday, some children from Classes 5 and 6 took part in a High Five Netball tournament at Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School.
  • You may remember that our school council organised a fundraiser for the Salvation Army through a clothing collection with the “Recycle with Michael” scheme. They raised £28.20 for the school and more for the Salvation Army.
  • There is a buzz around school as the children have noticed “St Peter’s Got Talent” signs around the school. Coming soon!

 

Diary Dates
 
May
10th Class 1 Bake Sale (PTFA)
13-17th KS2 SATS week
13th Choir trip to Abbot’s Lodge
16th Rainbow Class worship – 9.15am in the church
16th Tennis event – pupils from Years 3 and 4
17th Class 5 Bake Sale (PTFA)
20th Class 4 Trip to Margate
23rd French Café with Class 6
24th Class 6 Bake Sale (PTFA)
24th End of Term 5
 
 
Wellbeing and Mental Health
 
Promoting wellbeing and good mental health is very important to us as a school. This term we have launched Mrs Duffy’s Keep Calm and Colour On Club on a Monday lunchtime; a lovely chance to sit, listen to music and have a chat in a calm environment. Our staff meeting on Thursday afternoon was a great opportunity for our teaching team to review what we are good at in this area and to plan for ways we could further improve what we do at St Peter’s.
Thanks to the PTFA we will soon be introducing a “Worry Monster” to every classroom in the school, for children to write down or draw anything that is worrying or upsetting them. Children will be able to choose whether they would like an adult to read this and talk to them about it or not.
 
Maths Events
 
A big shout out and congratulations to some of our Year 5 and 6 children that have taken part in Maths Challenges with other schools at St Anselm’s and Junior Kings. Well done on your enthusiasm, teamwork, problem solving, mathematical thinking, relay racing (between questions!) and for representing our school. Thank you to Miss Tydeman for accompanying them. Well done Remi, Amelie, Elsa, Farah, Caspar, Iliana and Jaymie.
Mrs Beard
 
In our collective worship this week we have been thinking about the theme of “Methodist Traditions – Watch over one another in love”. Worship has been led by Mrs Wade, Mrs Duffy, Mr Way and Dr Rev Paul Glass from Kent College Senior School. Dr Rev Glass has also recently become a Foundation Governor of St Peter’s.
 
On Thursday morning we welcomed Mr Thurston and the St Peter’s choir, who confidently performed some songs to the rest of the school. What a treat!
 
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PTFA Bake Sales
 
It is time for the children to show off their baking skills and to help us raise money for the school at the same time!
 
Please bring in a contributions of baked items on the morning of your child’s class bake sale.
 
April 26th - RAINBOWS
May 3rd - CLASS 3
May 10th - CLASS 1
May 17th - CLASS 5
May 24th - CLASS 6
7th June - CLASS 2
14th June - CLASS 4
 
Items will be on sale after school in the playground, for no more than 50p per item. For more information, or to help out, please contact ptfa@st-peters-canterbury.kent.sch.uk