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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!

The Poppy Appeal, by Miss Mulkeen

Date: 16th Nov 2023 @ 1:12pm

4J visits Orsdall Hall, by Mr Jolly

Date: 15th Jun 2023 @ 4:19pm

The day was centred around rich vs poor Tudor life.

We all started in the hall where a banquet was being served and the children acted out different roles.

We split into two groups: one with Lady Catherine, a rich lady living at the home, and one with Martha, a servant.

Lady Catherine taught the children about the house owner’s life – he was a sheriff and a knight and showed us around his bedroom with his bed costing £20 (worth 60 horses). The children then made a nose gaze, only afforded by the rich.

Martha showed the children the ropes in the kitchen, how to make a spice mix and how they collected water. The also took them on a tour of the gardens.  

We came back together at the end to learn some Tudor dancing.  

4J visit Hopwood - Linking Network, by Mr Jolly

Date: 22nd May 2023 @ 8:42am

On Friday 19th May, 4J visited Hopwood Primary for their second linking day. In the morning, they listened to "Somebody's swallowed Stanley" to settle them in. Afterwards, they made a friendship coat of arms. Then they got to opportunity to play outside and experience what Hopwod playtimes are like. Some children preferred their gym to their own climbing equipment! Later on, the children got to work together and create their own together towns that needed to include all of things that would allow them to work and live alongside each other. 

Year 4 Cornet Concert, by Mr Jolly

Date: 28th Mar 2023 @ 4:42pm

Hopwood and 4J Linking, by Mr Jolly

Date: 22nd Mar 2023 @ 2:26pm

Year 4 had a fantastic day with Hopwood. When they arrived, we played some of our favourite introduction, getting to know you, games. Then we split into Sunflowers and Sheds. Each group completed two activities: a ceramic workshop, where they made a piece of art to represent something about them and a music workshop where they created a song. 

Below are the lyrics to the two songs. There is also a recording of their perofmrances attached. 


Playing football I feel free

Playing cricket I’m out of breath

Swimming makes me nervous

Swimming makes me scared

Going on an adventure

Going on an adventure

Going on an adventure

I’m excited and I’m happy

And I’m happy, and I’m happy

I’m happy, tired and safe at School

I’m comfortable at my Nanna’s

I’m joyful & playful at the park

In the country I’m relaxed


HOLDING UP THE WORLD by The Sunflowers

She’s powerful and brave

Holding on to the world

Holding up good feelings

Holding her family

Hold on to your dreams

Hold on to your breath

Holding up the world, waving your flag

Holding up the world, waving your flag

Holding onto home

Holding good emotions

Thoughts lift as she dreamed

Never letting go of memories

Erik the Viking visits 4J, by Mr Jolly

Date: 6th Mar 2023 @ 8:46am

Today, we had a visit from Erik Erikson. He told us all about Viking lie and how they were always fighting with the Anglo-Saxons. He told us how Vikings got their names, what they used to wear and he showed us a lot of their weapons and artefacts that they had in their homes. We learnt so much and it was a fun day.

KS2 Christmas Production, by Miss Hulse

Date: 12th Dec 2022 @ 3:43pm

KS2 performed a fantastic production of Silent Night. 


Silent Night is a delightful children's nativity set in 19th century Austria, where the villagers of Oberndorf are busy preparing for their Christmas Eve pageant. Amidst the hustle and bustle, they realise that naughty mice have destroyed the church organ. How will they organise music for their special celebrations at such short notice?

Discover through this beautifully adapted story how a poem written by a parish priest resulted in the well-loved carol Silent Night.

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! 

4J's Class Assembly, by Mr Jolly

Date: 24th Nov 2022 @ 10:26am

4J's Class Assembly was all about their Linking Network with Hopwood Community. It explored the idea of indetify and friendship amongst different cultures and generations with the message that you should love your neighbour. 

4J's Poetry Recital, by Mr Jolly

Date: 15th Nov 2022 @ 2:43pm

Today, we learnt our poems, that we created earlier in the unit, off by heart and then performed them. We could either choose our Haiku or Tanka about bonfire night or our Cinquain about Armistice Day.

A Haiku is a Japanese poem about nature with 3 lines and a syllable pattern of 5,7,5. A Tanka is a reply to somebodies Haiku. It adds two extra lines with 7 syllables in each of those. A Cinquain is a 5 lined poem, oriignating in France, with a syllable pattern of 2,4,6,8,2. 

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! 

Linking Network Poem, by Mr Jolly

Date: 20th Oct 2022 @ 10:28am

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!

4J visit the Catalyst Science Museum - September 22, by Mr Jolly

Date: 13th Sep 2022 @ 5:55pm

On Tuesday 13th September, we completed two workshops and had some time to explore the interactive gallery.

One workshop was based on working scientifically. Firstly, we explored stereotypes of what a scientist looked like or did and debunked this. Afterwards we went through some areas of what a scientist does: predict, question, observe and evaluate.

The other workshop explored proving that gas exists and that is all around us, as it is harder to observe and see it in comparison to solids and liquids.

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! 

Reading the News, by Mr Jolly

Date: 23rd Jun 2022 @ 3:47pm

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.

Stations of the Cross Service - April 2022, by Mrs Cavill

Date: 8th Apr 2022 @ 2:54pm

This morning Reverend Anne and Father Darren came to school to watch and take part in our Stations of the cross service. Children from each year group read a reading and a prayer for eac station. Reverend Anne and Father Darren lit a Paschal candle to remind us that Jesus was resurrected on Easter Sunday. He gave His life to save us all. We wish you all a Happy Easter.

4J Cornet Concert - April 22, by Mr Jolly

Date: 7th Apr 2022 @ 4:40pm

Over the last three months, 4J have been learning to play the cornet. They built up their initial skills by learning individual notes of C, D and E. Then they learnt to play songs with one note and then multiple notes. Finally, they learnt another note - B flat -  in order to play and sing the well known song - The Eye of the Tiger.

The concert today was the culumiation of their hard work with Mr Merter. They played and sung six different pieces of music:

1. Cha Cha Cha 
2. William Tell
3. Boogie Shoes
4. Limbo Rock
5. Achy Braky Leg
6. Eye of the Tiger

Well done on your performance. KS2 and the parents who attended thoroughly enjoyed it.

Easter Church Service - April 22, by Mr Jolly

Date: 4th Apr 2022 @ 5:56pm

4J Class Assembly - March 22, by Mr Jolly

Date: 29th Mar 2022 @ 8:34am

4J's assembly was on the theme of Trust and Betrayal in the lead up to the Easter Story.


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