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WOW Church Summer Presentation to the Diocese, by Mrs Brandwood

Date: 12th Jul 2024 @ 4:00pm

Our 2 WOW Church members visited St Chad's Church in Middleton to delivered a presentation, alongside our group members from St John's Thornham and Milnrow Parish Primary School, to over 40 diocese representatives.  The children explained and showed the diocese the various projects we have worked on this year, set up an environmental challenge for the parishioners to complete and then sung our song, 'Rich Diversity'.  Each child represented their school brilliantly and the Dean of Rochdale was so impressed with the way the children conducted themselves during the presentation.  The diocese is taking on board the children’s suggestions of a Plastic Policy in every church and we look forward to next year's group where we hope to again make a difference to the environment of our churches in Rochdale.  

Our Class Assembly, by Miss Kelly

Date: 25th Jun 2024 @ 9:11am

On Thursday we had our class assembly all about friendship, the children were AMAZING! They spoke with big loud voices, remembered all their lines and joined in with the singing and actions.  

Imagine That!, by Miss Kelly

Date: 24th Jun 2024 @ 4:03pm

On Friday we got a on double decker bus and went to 'Imagine That' in Liverpool. We had an action packed day and had so much fun.

We made:

  • a fridge magnet
  • snow
  • slime
  • a strawberry bath bomb


There was also a big role play area, this included a:

  • vet
  • pizza palour
  • fire station and engine
  • police station
  • salon
  • building yard
  • news centre
  • supermarket

We had a super day and all enjoyed ourselves.

WOW Church Meeting 17.4.24, by Mrs Brandwood

Date: 18th Apr 2024 @ 9:18am

Our two WOW (Watch Our World) church representives visited St John's Thornham Church of England Primary School this afternoon for our next WOW meeting.  This meeting focused on the local environment and we had a fantastic opportunity to have a visit from a Hedgehog Hospital.  Here, the children learnt about the impact humas are having on hedgehogs and how we can better look after our environment for our local wildlife.  The children found out a range of facts about hedgehogs and created a 'hedgehog house' (a hibernacula) to support hedgehogs in the area.   

Easter Fun!, by Miss Kelly

Date: 28th Mar 2024 @ 12:43pm

This week we have had lots of fun preparing for Easter! We have learnt all about the Easter story and the meaning behind why we celebrate; we acted out each part of the story on our stage, renacted the Last Supper, made and paraded Easter bonnets, including symbols of Easter, had an egg hunt in our outdoor area, made chocolate Easter nests and finally we ended the week with a Washing of the Feet service, led by Mr Wood and Mr Whelan. What a busy Holy Week! 

Author visit, by Mrs Bradley

Date: 28th Mar 2024 @ 12:21pm

Following on from our wonderful world book day celebrations, we had a real author visit our school. Sean performed an assembly to all the children in which he read one of his own books and then he carried out a workshop with each class to help them become authors themselves. We are so impressed with the writing and illustrations produced by the children. 

100% Attendance Certificates, by Miss Hulse

Date: 27th Mar 2024 @ 9:38am

Well done to all the children to achieved 100% attendance today, for the Spring Term. 

Smithill's Farm, by Miss Kelly

Date: 19th Mar 2024 @ 12:22pm

On Friday we went to the Farm! We had so much fun feeding the animals, learning lots of interesting facts, riding on a donkey and watching the cows being milked, the children were all very sensible!

World Book Day, by Mr Wood

Date: 7th Mar 2024 @ 2:18pm

We all had great fun dressing up as book characters on Thursday 7th March. The day got off to a great start with an assembly where everybody showed their costumes off! We were delighted to find that, thanks to the children’s kind donations, we raised over £247 for Book Aid International. This money will help to pay for books in less economically developed countries. Click the link below to have a look at the pictures of all the children in their fantastic costumes - as well as the staff!

St Peter's Pebbles Playground Assembly, by Mrs Brandwood

Date: 1st Mar 2024 @ 2:56pm

St Peter's Playground Pebbles lead a fantastic whole school assembly on Tuesday.

The Pebbles explained how they could support children at playtime and lunchtime who are feeling lonely or who are finding it difficult to join in a game. They explained how they will model and use our Christian Values to help everyone have fun when playing outside on our playground. 

In front of the whole school, the Pebbles made their special promise:

A friend to all who need it - for we believe that,

"...if one falls down, his friend can help him up..." 

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10.

The group then went onto explain the exciting new games they will be leading each lunchtime and introduce some of our new playground equipment.


Well done to our Pebbles!  You showed great leadership, teamwork, bravery and friendship as you delivered your assembly.  Everyone at St Peter's is very excitied to get outside and play at break and lunchtime!

St Peter's WOW Church Welcomes 'Praise Along' to record a fantastic collective worship song!, by Mrs Brandwood

Date: 1st Mar 2024 @ 2:42pm

On Tuesday, St Peter's enjoyed hosting our Spring Term WOW Church Synod Group meeting.  This meeting was special as we were delighted to welcome Kelly and her team from ‘Praise Along’ to produce an environmentally based collective worship song.  10 children from St Peter’s were joined by children from St John’s Thornham and Milnrow Parish to sing a beautiful song called, ‘Rich Diversity’.  This was a wonderful opportunity for our children and they had a fantastic time singing, performing and recording the song.  It was amazing to hear the collective voices of our group sing out about such an important topic with great enthusiasm! 

Thanks again to Kelly and her Team from ‘Praise Along’ for this opportunity and for members of our diocese for attending and showing their support.  We are looking forward to hearing our song when it is published later this year – watch this space!  


Our WOW Church members would also like to share the prayer we said at the beginning of our meeting to show our gratitude for our wonderful world:


Dear God,

We praise you for the beauty of creation, its richness and variety.

The earth is yours, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.

Grant us your grace that we may exercise wise stewardship of this Earth; tread lightly upon it and cherish its resources so that in years to come everyone may enjoy its riches.

Please be with us today as we create this song to help spread the word of how wonderful and diverse your creation is.

Help us to restore and care for this beautiful earth you blessed us with.


WOW Church Synod, by Mrs Brandwood

Date: 9th Jan 2024 @ 3:44pm

Today, Elisia and Hassan represented our school at our half-termly WOW Church meeting held at Milnrow Parish CE School.  Here, we discussed the results from our plastic survey sent out to the churches and parishes in Rochdale and came up with an action plan of how we plan to support our churches to become more environmentally friendly places.  We also discussed an exciting opportunity to create our own environmentally friendly collective worship song which we are all looking forward to recording at our next meeting!

Owls in Reception, by Miss Kelly

Date: 21st Nov 2023 @ 4:18pm

This half term we have been learning all about nocturnal animals, starting with the sotry 'Owl Babies'. We were so excited to have some real owls visit us in school! We listened really carefully to all of the facts that the lady told us and watched them fly across the hall! We were also able to hold the owls, take a look at the photos!




The Poppy Appeal, by Miss Mulkeen

Date: 16th Nov 2023 @ 1:12pm

Eid Celebrations, by Miss Kelly

Date: 30th Jun 2023 @ 3:35pm

Some children in our class have been celebrating Eid al-Adha over the past few days, today we all came together to celebrate! We started the day with a special assembly all about Eid, we then enjoyed some delicious cupcakes and juice and danced to party songs! Finally we made chipatis together, they were delicious! 

Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating! 

St Peter's Day, by Miss Kelly

Date: 30th Jun 2023 @ 8:22am

We had so much fun on St Peter's Day! After a special assembly all about St Peter, we watched a magic show and spent the day completing lots of fun activities. Finally we enjoyed a delicious ice cream, what a fabulous day!

Early Years Sports Day, by Miss Kelly

Date: 26th Jun 2023 @ 12:39pm

Last week we had our first sports day! We had lots of fun completing each activity: egg and spoon race, fancy dress race, sprint, welly throw and bean bag balancing.

Thank you to all of the parents/carers that came along to watch, we hope you had as much fun as we did!

Imagine That!, by Miss Kelly

Date: 19th Jun 2023 @ 4:27pm

We had a great time at 'Imagine That!', our day entailed:

-making bath bombs

-exploring the outdoor area, including dinosaur fossils

-engaging in role play at the small world village

-watching a science show

-making slime

-exploring the science room

-making fake snow!

Coronation Day!, by Miss Kelly

Date: 5th May 2023 @ 3:41pm

This week we have been learning all about the King and preparing for his coronation! We have been writing invitations for our party, making flags, cakes and decorations, we played some traditional games such as 'Naughts and Crosses'  and enjoyed acting out the coronation in the small world area.

Today we celebrated the King's coronation with a special non-uniform day, a special lunch and some tasty cake, what a fabulous day!

Our Ducklings, by Miss Kelly

Date: 24th Mar 2023 @ 12:32pm


We have been learning all about the life cycle of a duck, in literacy we have been drawing and writing each stage of the cycle.

On Tuesday we had a very special delivery, some duck eggs! We were able to watch the life cycle happen in real life!

Our eggs have now hatched are we have five VERY cute ducklings! We have had so much fun, feeding stroking and holding the ducklings, take a look at the photos!



Our Trip to Smithill's Farm, by Miss Kelly

Date: 22nd Mar 2023 @ 4:29pm

On Monday we went to Smithills Farm, we did some fantastic activities around the farm including:


- tractor ride

- feeding the animals (sheep, lambs, hens and goats)

- donkey ride

- watching the cows get milked and seeing the process 

- meeting the baby animals (owl, lamb, chicks, rabbits and alpaca)


We had so much fun whilst learing so much more to support our farm topic in school!

Fun in the Snow, by Miss Kelly

Date: 19th Jan 2023 @ 4:00pm

Wer have had so much fun in the snow this week!


The children enjoyed our seasons walk, we listened to the snow crunching under our feet and even made some snow men!


Today we developed our fine motor strength by spraying food colouring and water onto the snow!

Carol Concert, by Miss Hulse

Date: 12th Dec 2022 @ 3:40pm

We had a beautiful carol concert this morning, with all the children singing a mixture of traditional carols. This reminded us of the true meaning of Christmas. 

Manchester United Player Led Competition, by Miss Kyte

Date: 5th Dec 2022 @ 1:59pm

Last week, seven Year Five and Six pupils were chosen to represent St Peters at a football tournament held by Manchester United Academy. The tournament was player led meaning that the team had to manage themselves in terms of formation, substitutions and game strategy. The tournament also had a World Cup theme and the country we were chosen to represent was Brazil. The boys played a range of teams and all of our players were fantastic. Their determination, competitiveness and sportsmanship throughout the competitition was impeccable. Well done boys! 

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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