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Year 5H: Gallery

Y5 Quarry Bank Mill 17.05.24, by Miss Healey

Date: 20th May 2024 @ 10:30am

We had so much fun at Quarry Bank Mill! We did lots of role play and we dressed up in clothes from the time. We learnt so much about what life was like for the children who lived and worked at the mill all those years ago. We had a lovely picnic in the meadow at lunchtime in the sunshine

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. 

KS2 - Stations of the Cross - March 2024, by Miss Hulse

Date: 27th Mar 2024 @ 4:57pm

KS2 took part in the Stations of the Cross service today. It was a beautiful service and the children took time to reflect upon Jesus last journey.

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.


Year 5 Ranger Visit, by Miss Healey

Date: 8th Feb 2024 @ 10:06am

In preparation for our Earth Day art project, we had a visit from a Ranger who had lots of interesting and informative activities for us. We first went on a scavenger hunt for information about the damage specific types of litter have on our wildlife, then we used our clues to solve an anagram. We did a litter pick and then learnt all about the timeline of how long things take to rot and degrade when thrown away and put into landfill. We were extremely surprised at some of these answers, especially disposable nappies and styrofoam! What a great learning opportunity!

5H Class Assembly - 01.02.24 - 'Women of the Bible', by Miss Healey

Date: 1st Feb 2024 @ 9:46am

What a fantastic performance the children gave! They worked incredibly hard on their lines and songs and it really showed. Well done 5H!

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

Chester Zoo 07.11.2023, by Miss Healey

Date: 8th Nov 2023 @ 12:42pm

We had so much fun at the zoo! We learnt all about the animals we have been studying in our Geography topic of rainforests as well as the animals in our Science topic of life cycles! We learnt all about the threats and danger to the rainforests and the animals' habitats, as well as the stages of metamorphosis in the butterfly house. Take a look at all the exciting animals we saw:

Class Assembly 5H 21.09.23, by Miss Healey

Date: 25th Sep 2023 @ 9:26am

Chester Zoo! Year 5 05.07.23, by Miss Healey

Date: 10th Jul 2023 @ 9:46am

We had the best day ever at Chester Zoo! We saw so many interesting and exciting animals. We heard a few of the zoo keepers' talks and learnt lots of new information. Ask us about our trip and favourite animals and enjoy the photos :) 

Rochdale Pioneers Museum 22.06.23, by Miss Healey

Date: 22nd Jun 2023 @ 12:26pm

Today we walked in the BEAUTIFUL sunshine to Toad Lane to find out all about how the co-operative movement began in our town of Rochdale. We dressed up, played games, found out loads of information and even learnt about how they used to put awful things in shop food to bulk it out so they didn't have to give people as much! Horrible! We were very glad to learn Rochdale was the unique town to decide enough was enough and created substatially better living conditions based on equality, education and mutual respect! There are co-operatives all over the world now and it started with our little town.

Quarry Bank Mill Trip 25.04.23, by Miss Healey

Date: 26th Apr 2023 @ 9:21am

We had so much fun learning all about the mill and the children of the Victorian times. We role played what it would be like to live in the Apprentice House with 90 children and 2 adults to look after them! We decided we definitely prefer to live in 2023 and go to school than work for 6 days a week, 12 hours a day for no wage! We learnt so many jobs and tasks of the children and had the best time. Ask us all about our learning and enjoy the pictures!

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! 

Jodrell Bank Trip - Year 5 16.11.22, by Miss Healey

Date: 18th Nov 2022 @ 2:11pm

We had the most amazing time at Jodrell Bank! We saw some fascinating things and explored space in a brilliant virtual reality experience. We learnt lots of interesting facts, made a rocket, fire-tornado and a marshmallow man explode! Have a look :)

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! 

Black History Month - Year 5, by Miss Healey

Date: 21st Oct 2022 @ 3:39pm

We looked at Black musicians this year as part of our Black History Month studies. Year 5 was given the theme of rappers, we chose Run DMC's - "It's like that" as our focus song. We learnt the words and the social relevancies of the lyrics, then created a dance-off style music video, putting our own spin on the official music video. We hope you love it as much as we do! :) 

Final St Peter's Church Visit, by Miss Healey

Date: 17th Oct 2022 @ 1:41pm

On Wednesday 12th October, Year 5 and 6 were fortunate enough to go to the final 'Thanksgiving' service of our local Church. This was a very emotional service where we sang, reminisced and read out poetry about all the wonderful times our school and the Church have worked together. 

St Peter's Church - October 2022, by Miss Hulse

Date: 13th Oct 2022 @ 3:28pm

Year 5 and 6 had a heart-warming service at St Peter's Church, we remembered happy memories, shared poems and sang beautifully. 

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.

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