St Peter's News 25.1.19

St Peter’s News 25th January 2019

Doing all the good we can through faith, love and excellence

  • Class 1 have had a very exciting week, starting with a trip to Canterbury Cathedral on Monday and then enjoying Forest School in the snow on Wednesday morning!
  • Many of our classes are enjoying trips to Wagamama in Canterbury this term, to learn about healthy eating and take part in some food preparation and cooking at the restaurant. Class 6 had their trip this week, with Classes 4 and 5 visiting the next two Wednesdays.
  • A big well done to Rainbow Class, who have been awarded the highest number of ‘Midday Meals Supervisor’ certificates, for their good manners and excellent behaviour in the hall at lunchtime.
  • On Thursday some of our children had a fabulous day taking part in a “Hamlet: A Play in a Day” drama workshop with Ms Fitzgerald, Mr Alcock and Mrs Engeli. Huge thanks to these parents who put in a lot of hard work to prepare and run such a great day of learning.

Diary Dates


30th Year 5 trip to Wagamama

31st Infant Agility Competition


4th Class 5 Trip to St Martin’s church

5th Rainbow class trip to Wildwood

6th Class 4 trip to Wagamama

11th -15th STEM Space week

13th Moon Watch event – 6.30pm

14th Class 5 worship in the church – families welcome



We are busy reviewing the homework that is given at St Peter’s. I have been talking to teachers and will be spending some time next week talking to the children about their thoughts and feelings. If any parents would like to share their thoughts on what is successful for your child and/or family, as well as things that you find a challenge then please do send me an email ( as I would love to hear your feedback.


During worship this week, we have been talking about Parables and how stories about everyday life can help us to learn more about God. Many of the children have written prayers that we have sent to the Methodist Church, some of which may be included in the annual Methodist Prayer Handbook. Here is a prayer written by some children in Year 3. Dear God, Thank you for giving us Earth to live on. Thank you for creating trees, rives and animals that makes the world so beautiful. Thank you for creating lives so we are not lonely. Thank you for everything that you have given us.


Zac, Maxwell and Kayleigh-Jade


Shakespeare Club

Our Shakespeare Club, run on a Tuesday after school is thriving. The children have so many positive things to say about the experience; “I like the way the words sound”, “I feel much more confident about everything”, “I didn’t know it was going to be this much fun”. These are just a few examples and it is so wonderful to hear what a super impact this opportunity is having on the children’s wellbeing.

This week Mrs Pearson has been to a “Director’s Approach” training course, as well as presenting on the project so far at a local cluster group meeting of schools also working with the Royal Shakespeare Company.


This week Mr Way and Mrs Duffy met with our School Improvement Adviser. We shared the success of our recent Ofsted inspection and spent time discussing the school’s performance and our priorities moving forward. Our governors have also been meeting this week to talk about many aspects of the school with the leadership team.


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