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Year 1A: Gallery

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.   

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. 

National Emergency Services Museum - March 2024, by Mrs Anderson

Date: 25th Mar 2024 @ 2:35pm

We had a fantastic trip to the National Emergency Services Museum. Our topic in History is The Great Fire of London and we took part in an exciting workshop where we learnt how the fire spread so quickly and how the soldiers put the fire out. We explored the museum and saw a variety of emergency services vehicles and tried on uniforms for past and present firefighters. It was a wonderful day and we had lots of fun. 

1A Class Assembly - March 2024, by Mrs Anderson

Date: 25th Mar 2024 @ 2:19pm

On Thursday 21st March we performed our class assembly to the school and our parents. Our assembly was all about the Easter story which we have been learning about in our RE lessons. We shared examples of prayers we have written and sang hymns relating to Easter. It was lots of fun to perform our class assembly for the school and we hope you all enjoyed it! :) 

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!

Legoland Trip - November 2023, by Mrs Anderson

Date: 27th Nov 2023 @ 2:00pm

We had a wonderful day at Legoland for our Autumn trip. We took part in a Spinning Top workshop where we created spinning tops and launchers to make our spinners spin for as long as possible! We went on the rides at Legoland before exploring the different activities that we could do there. We all had such a fun day! 


The Poppy Appeal, by Miss Mulkeen

Date: 16th Nov 2023 @ 1:12pm

1A Class Assembly - October 2023, by Mrs Anderson

Date: 31st Oct 2023 @ 5:05pm

On Thursday 19th October we performed our class assembly to the school and our parents. Our assembly was all about the Christian festival Harvest. We learnt Harvest songs and added actions to our performance. We shared examples of work we have done in our RE lessons. It was lots of fun to perform our class assembly for the school and we hope you all enjoyed it! :) 

Blackpool Zoo Trip - July 2023, by Mrs Anderson

Date: 13th Jul 2023 @ 4:38pm

We had a fantastic day out at Blackpool zoo. We saw so many interesting and amazing animals and learnt lots of new facts. We were lucky enough to watch a sea lion show and we were very impressed with their super tricks. 

It was a brilliant day out!

Emergency Services Museum - May 2023, by Mrs Anderson

Date: 7th Jun 2023 @ 4:34pm

We visited the National Emergency Services Museum and had a fabulous day. We were able to look at a vairety of extreme vehicles and discover how a regular car can be tranformed into a police car. During the day we took part in a workshop where we travelled back in time to 1666 and a huge fire ravaged London. We discussed how the Great Fire spread and the timeline of events before understanding how it was extinguised. We were able to dress up as a soldier and act out how to fight the fire.

The trip was super exciting and we had a wonderful day! 


Church Visit - May 2023, by Mrs Anderson

Date: 7th Jun 2023 @ 1:58pm

We had a wonderful visit to church learning all about Pentecost. We sang our favourite hymns and shared prayers and readings. It was great to have a very special reflection time in a beautiful church. 

1A Baptism Class Assembly - May 2023, by Mrs Anderson

Date: 5th Jun 2023 @ 4:02pm

We really enjoyed performing our class assembly for our parents and our friends. In our first half term of summer our RE topic was Baptism and the meaning of belonging. During our assembly we performed hymns relating to belonging and shared our RE work. We learnt lots of new facts about the birth rites of different religions. We hope you enjoyed it! :) 

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! 

Year One Legoland Trip, by Mrs Anderson

Date: 14th Nov 2022 @ 3:27pm

Last Wednesday we went on our trip to Legoland. We took part in a Spinning Top workshop where we created spinning tops and launchers to make our spinners spin for as long as possible! We went on the rides at Legoland before exploring the different activities that we could do there. We all had such a fun day! 


Cross Country Competition, by Miss Kyte

Date: 1st Nov 2022 @ 5:50pm

Before half term six children from Years Five and Six represented St Peters Church of England Primary School in a cross country event at Fallinge Park High school. The event consisted of lots of primary schools from the Rochdale borough and was a mix of both boys and girls races. The children each ran 2 kilometers on a track that had been set up on Fallinge Park school field. Despite the cold and windy conditions, each pupil performed excellently and they all confidently completed the cross country run within the alloted time. Well done! 

Macmillan Coffee Morning 30th September, by Mr Wood

Date: 6th Oct 2022 @ 2:22pm

We had a fantastic time raising money for Macmillan - have a look at some of the photos below to see our families getting involved!

1S Class Assembly - July 2022, by Miss Seasman

Date: 11th Jul 2022 @ 9:33am

We really enjoyed our class assembly all about the end of the school year. We reflected on all we have achieved this year and what we hope to achieve in our next academic year. 

We discussed our favourite topics and talked about all our special celebrations. It was great fun to share all our learning and fun with our wonderful school. Thank you for watching and listening to our assembly. 

Well done 1S! 

KS1 Sports Day, by Miss Kyte

Date: 27th Jun 2022 @ 3:03pm

Take a look at some of our photographs and videos from our fantastic KS1 Sports Day! 

EYFS and KS1 'Washing the Feet' Collective Worship Service, by Mrs Andrews

Date: 8th Apr 2022 @ 3:22pm

Today we learnt about Maundy Thursday and why Jesus washed the feet of his disciples.  Mr Whelan and Mr Wood washed 12 children’s feet to show us how we can show kindness to other people, just like Jesus did.

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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