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Hatching our Easter Chicks! - March 2016, by Mr Whelan

Date: 24th Mar 2016 @ 12:51pm


We were very excited to watch our eggs hatch and the chicks emerge! Please click below to see some of the photos!

Judaism Day 9/3/16, by Mrs Molloy

Date: 22nd Mar 2016 @ 3:38pm

On Wednesday 9th March 2016, the whole school were involved in a Judaism Day.

Foundation Stage, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 had a Jewish speaker in and Year 5 and Year 6 went to The Manchester Reform Synagogue.

Take a look at some of the photographs!

Secret Reader in Reception , by Miss Crabtree

Date: 17th Mar 2016 @ 3:52pm

The children have enjoyed listening to stories from our secret readers.  Mr Whelan was our first secret reader and Asha's mum was our second.  We listened carefully and put our hands up to answer questions.  Some of the stories were very funny.  We can't wait to see who our next secret reader will be!  Thank you to parents who have volunteered so far.  If you are interested in coming in to read to your child and their class, please speak to a member of staff in Reception.

Reception fun in the snow, by Miss Crabtree

Date: 15th Mar 2016 @ 4:13pm

Reception had a great time playing in the snow.  The children said it was "cold", "squishy" and "crunchy".  We made a huge snowman, made snow angels and even had a snowball fight. 

Singing Challenge - A Certain Kind of Imagination - March 2016, by Mr Whelan

Date: 8th Mar 2016 @ 4:21pm

We had great fun taking part in the Greater Manchester 'Singing Challenge 2016'. On Tuesday 8th March we joined together with other schools by learning a fabulously catchy and fun song 'A Certain Kind of Imagination'. We also learnt some fascinating facts about scientific and industrial developments within Greater Manchester.

Please click on the links below for more information and watch us sing below!

Whitworth Art Gallery, by Mrs Mellor

Date: 7th Mar 2016 @ 12:50pm

On Tuesday 1st March we went to Whitworth Art Gallery to work with a textile artsit, Emma Blackburn.  We built shelters out of lots of different materials for a woodland creature.  We also had time to explore the galleries and worked on designing our own wallpaper.

World Book Day - 3H, by Miss Harrison

Date: 7th Mar 2016 @ 12:21pm

Thursday, 3rd March 2016

World Book Day


We have had a busy World Book Day today! Not only have we dressed up, we have also been completing lots of creative jobs around our theme book, Fantastic Mr Fox.

We started by finding out about each others’ favourite books by asking questions.

We then created our own book covers for the story and then filled in a ‘lift-up-the-flap’  book review to show our learning.

We finished with Fantastic Mr Fox finger puppets for our favourite characters.


Our New Library! - March 2016, by Mr Whelan

Date: 4th Mar 2016 @ 1:05pm


We are delighted with our new library, that includes, a 'Poetry Den', kindles, comic and magazine station as well as over 6000 hardcopy and electronic books!

Author Visit - March 2016, by Mr Whelan

Date: 4th Mar 2016 @ 11:47am

We were delighted to welcome acclaimed comedy author, Adam Perrott to our school. He was with us for two days and worked with all the classes. He shared extracts from two of his books, 'The Odds' and 'The Odds Strike Back' and also led a very funny assembly and officially opened our new library! Have a look at the photos and videos below below!

Fun in the snow! - March 2016, by Mr Whelan

Date: 4th Mar 2016 @ 11:23am


We loved playing in the snow! Have a look at the pictures below!



World Book Day Winners! - March 2016, by Mr Whelan

Date: 3rd Mar 2016 @ 9:27pm


We all had a great time on World Book Day! Please click below to see the winners from each class!



World Book Day - March 2016, by Mr Whelan

Date: 3rd Mar 2016 @ 9:17pm


We all had a great time on World Book Day! Please click below to see all our costumes, even the teachers dressed up!




Year 1 trip to Smithills Open Farm, by Miss Mortimer

Date: 2nd Mar 2016 @ 4:59pm

We had a fantastic, if very cold and wet, day at Smithills Open Farm. We started off feeding the animals and having a ride on the tractor. Then we each had a donkey ride before lunch. After lunch we watched the cows being milked and went to pets corner. In pets corner we had the chance to look at, hold and feed all sorts of baby animals.

Our Reception Christmas holiday project, by Miss Marney

Date: 22nd Jan 2016 @ 9:30am

The children in Reception had a project to complete over the Christmas holidays. The theme of the project was 'Christmas' and the children had to make something to represent this. We had lots of interesting projects come back into school and the children who completed them told us how they were made. What a fantastic effort! The finished projects were amazing! Well done everyone who is in the gallery below.

RE and DT Lesson at Church, by Mrs Molloy

Date: 17th Jan 2016 @ 8:12pm

In RE we are learning about 'The Eucharist' which is a Christian thanksgiving service. It is also known as 'Holy Communion'. We went to church and Rev. Watkinson taught the children about this special service.

As well as this, we took the opportunity to sketch some of the stained glass windows as part of our DT work.


Take a look at the pictures...

Upper KS2 Christmas Party, by Mrs Molloy

Date: 17th Jan 2016 @ 8:04pm

We had fun at our Christmas party - great food and even a game of pass the parcel!

Reception's visit from Father Christmas, by Miss Crabtree

Date: 11th Jan 2016 @ 12:31pm

The children in Reception had a surprise visit from Father Christmas on our party day. The children wore their party clothes and said thank you when Father Christmas gave them a present.

Attendance Assembly - Dec 2015, by Mr Whelan

Date: 5th Jan 2016 @ 3:49pm



We were delighted that so many children managed to achieve 100% attandance for the Autumn Term 2015. Well Done!


Cinderella Pantomime - Dec 2015, by Mr Whelan

Date: 5th Jan 2016 @ 3:28pm


On Friday 4th december all the children enjoyed a fantastic pantomime of Cinderella!

Class 3H Cornet Concert - Dec 2015, by Mr Whelan

Date: 5th Jan 2016 @ 2:10pm



The children in Class 3H have been learning how to play the cornet. They held a fantastic concert to show how much they had learnt. Well done 3H!

KS2 Perform 'Children of the World', by Mr Whelan

Date: 5th Jan 2016 @ 12:34pm


All the children in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 really enjoyed performing 'Children of the World!'

Please take a look at the photos and watch the video clips.

KS1 Perform 'The Landlord's Cat!' - Dec 2015, by Mr Whelan

Date: 5th Jan 2016 @ 10:55am


All the children in Year 1 and 2 really enjoyed performing 'The Landlord's Cat!'

Please watch the video clips.

EYFS Perform Whoops-a-Daisy Angel - Dec 2015, by Mr Whelan

Date: 5th Jan 2016 @ 10:27am


All the children in Nursery and Reception really enjoyed performing Whoops-a-Daisy Angel!

Please have a look at the photos and watch the video clips.

Manchester School Sends Jumpers to Africa!, by Mr Whelan

Date: 4th Jan 2016 @ 2:21pm


Children at St Peter’s Church of England Primary School, Rochdale, were celebrating their efforts in supporting another primary school, for orphaned children, across the globe.

Tiyamike Mulungu Centre is situated in Bangula, a small village in Malawi, Africa. Tiyamike Mulungu, which is Chichewa for "Let us give thanks to God" is home to 115 children. The children have come to the Centre at different ages and circumstances; some as babies, a few hours old, to a 12 year old boy who had never been to school.

St Peter’s Church of England have been supporting the development of the Centre’s provision for education by donating approximately 500 school jumpers, 180 classroom tables, 60 classroom chairs and over 1000 books, following their recent refurbishment and uniform change.

Kerstin Obermann, a volunteer from the Centre and trustee of the UK registered charity , attended a recent assembly at St Peter’s to present a letter of thanks and a canvas photo of the children in Africa proudly wearing their new uniforms. “Thank you again to St Peter’s for all your help; the books, uniforms, and much more! The jerseys are great, the kids love them!”

Mr Aelred Whelan, Headteacher, expressed his thanks to all involved “I was delighted with the enthusiasm for this project. During our recent refurbishment and badge change, we found ourselves with lots of obsolete furniture and uniform. We were determined that these should not just be wasted and could greatly benefit others less fortunate than ourselves.  After much research we managed to link up with the Tiyamike Mulungu Centre . This has been a fantastic project, which has not only benefitted the children in Malawi, but greatly benefited the pupils, families and staff at St Peter’s by reemphasizing the need for charity and helping others. Our children were so excited as they saw the pictures of the children in Africa wearing their jumpers! Thank you to all the parents, children and staff who have supported this donation – what a great community we live and work in.

A further shipment will be sent to the Centre in December containing more tables and books.

(For further details contact: Tiyamike Mulungu UK -  -,)

THE BIG TIDY UP!, by Mrs Mellor

Date: 9th Dec 2015 @ 12:38pm

We really enjoyed 'The Big Tidy Up' on Friday 27th November. We cleaned up the playground area on Crawford Street, near our school.

Who we are

We look to provide a safe, secure, stimulating Christian environment in which all our children feel happy and valued as individuals, and where they can learn and play to the best of their abilities, and therefore reach their full potential.

Where we are

St Peter's Church of England Primary School
Muriel Street,
OL16 5JQ

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