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
With the Young Voices concert fast approaching, we are asking children to practice the songs as much as possible. Children will be coming home with the lyrics for the songs we will be singing, please can we ask that they are encouraged to practice as much as possible. Below is a link to the songs that will be sung, should they wish to practice to the music.
Year 6 Team
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.
For winning the house points award for the autumn term, all the children in Hawks will be allowed to come to school in non-school uniform on Friday 11th January!
Well done Hawks!!