For winning the house points award for the first half of the spring term, all children in EAGLES will be allowed to come to school in non-school uniform on Friday 8th March!
Well done Eagles!!
On Friday 8th February, St. Peter’s were delighted to welcome our Local MP, Mr Nick Herbert CBE to our school to see our new running track.
Our School Council were very enthusiastic in telling Mr Herbert how many laps they had all managed to run around it!
Photo courtesy of Mr Nick Herbert CBE
On Monday 14th January, the staff and pupils of St. Peter’s CE (Aided) Primary School were delighted to welcome Sally Gunnell, OBE to officially open our new running track, named by the children as St. Peter’s Metres. Every day, at different times, each of our 14 classes use the track, which has been laid into the school field, in an effort to develop the health and well-being of pupils and staff alike. Not only does it help to provide exercise and get fresh air, but also assists cross curricular activities with Science (healthy living), Maths (data handling) and of course PE to build confidence and strength and learn more about the way our bodies work. We were very fortunate to receive funding, awarded by the Diocese of Chichester, from The Healthy Pupils Capital Fund, which is intended to improve children’s and young peoples mental and physical health by increasing the availability and improvement of facilities. On behalf of all who attend St. Peter’s, we thank Sally for visiting us; Mr Nick Matthews, our previous Head of School for placing the bid and finally the Diocese of Chichester in supporting our efforts to maintaining a healthy lifestyle at St. Peter’s.
Thank you to BN5 Magazine for providing this photograph
If your child would like to start learning a musical instrument at school, this could be your opportunity! My name is Lesley Milward and I work for the West Sussex Music Trust. I have been lucky enough to be the violin teacher at St Peter’s School for the past 12 years and have seen several of my pupils progress to play in the County Youth Orchestra and beyond, although I get just as much pleasure and satisfaction from seeing pupils just enjoying playing. I currently have spaces available for violin or viola lessons but I would really love St Peter’s to become a specialist viola school for the county as this is, in my opinion, a very special and under-played instrument. It’s taught and played in a very similar way to the violin but the sounds are lower. Viola players are always in demand too! If you think you might be interested in applying for lessons on either the violin or viola (but particularly the viola), and your son/daughter is in Year 2 or above, then please speak to the office who will give you my contact details. I’d be very happy to talk to you if you have any questions. In the meantime, you might like to look at the Music Trust website www.westsussexmusic.co.uk for more detailed information about what we offer and how the lessons are organised.
Year 5 took a trip to see the Barratt Homes site in Henfield this week. We first had the chance to look round a show home – including inside the cupboards. After being issued with hard hats and reflective jackets, we listened carefully to the safety information, then went inside the building site and watched some houses being built. We learnt that it takes about 4 months to build a house. Finally, we all got the chance to help build a wall with bricks and mortar. It was harder than it looked!