LATEST NEWS FROM BARFORD ST PETER'S C of E PRIMARY SCHOOL
We now have a new School Website giving parents constant updates on what is happening in School.
What a busy time the pupils and staff had as the academic year drew to a close.
The pupils had lessons from a visiting Irish Dance Teacher which they enjoyed, practising some very tricky steps. At an athletics competition, held at Aylesford Academy, 37 pupils took part in both track and field events. Three of our pupils went on to represent Barford at the finals.
Class 2 performed their assembly to parents/carers. Their topic was ‘Fighting Fit’ which promoted Healthy Eating and Exercise. There was audience participation when everyone was asked to check their pulse rate after hopping, practising star jumps and running on the spot. Class 1 also performed their assembly which was all about animals and their trip to Twycross Zoo. It was simply wonderful!
Our final theme in assemblies was ‘Compassion’ and the children took part in a sponsored walk. Some of the money raised, together with donations from Key Stage 2’s superb production, ‘Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits’, will be sent to the disaster fund in Nepal. There was much laughter echoing from the hall during rehearsals for this production!
Under Miss Ballard’s encouraging guidance Class 4 entered a ‘Design a Picture Book Competition’. ‘The Farmyard’ was placed third with a very complimentary comment from David Melling, a famous author. Their book also won the Hachette Award and our school received £250 towards books for the library. We are very proud of them all for this amazing achievement as there were initially 1,500 entries.
Finally, the Reception children who will be joining us in September have been coming to ‘Story time’ as part of their transition to starting ‘ Big School’.
All in all, a very busy and productive term.
Best wishes from the staff and pupils at Barford St Peter’s C of E Primary School
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SCHOOL GETS SUPPORT TO IMPROVE ITS TRAVEL PLAN
Pupils and staff at Barford St. Peter’s Church of England Primary School were celebrating recently when a new bike rack was installed to improve the storage facilities for children cycling to school.
The school received a grant from Warwickshire County Council to actively promote cycling to school and to endorse safer and greener travel as part of the travel plan. Barford have also introduced a system where parents and children sign up for a “cycle permit” administered by staff.
The project was generously supported by Morrison Construction part of the Galliford Try group who provided both materials and labour enabling the school to have these new cycle racks installed.
Head teacher Mrs Annette Delaney said, "We are extremely pleased that our children can be encouraged to use their bikes safely on the way to and from school. As a village school it is extremely important that we encourage safe and healthy forms of travelling. These superb facilities will help to keep the children’s bikes secure when they are in school. It would not have been possible without the support from WCC and Morrison Construction. We have already started to put the racks to good use”.
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VILLA COACHES BRING FUN AND GAMES TO VILLAGE SCHOOL
Top coaches from Aston Villa Football Club are helping to put fun into football with the children and staff at Barford St Peter’s Primary School under a community coaching initiative.
The pupils from Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 are receiving weekly football training sessions from Aston Villa’s coaching staff. The term got off to a fantastic start with a variety of fun filled games and exercises being taught. The first session was hugely popular with boys and girls reporting how they enjoyed learning new team skills.
Head teacher Annette Delaney was extremely pleased with this initiative. “Seeing our boys and girls all having the opportunity to experience sports coaching from a well known premiership club in this way is just fantastic. The children have clearly enjoyed working with a professional coach. We are extremely grateful to have secured the support from Aston Villa FC for this six week programme. Paul is a popular coach and provided the children with many ‘foot balling tips’ as well as making it lots of fun.”
Some of the popular games for the pupils included playing “traffic light football” and “stuck in the mud”. The sessions will take place each week at the school.
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MUSICAL TALENTS FROM PAST AND PRESENT
The village of Barford was treated to an evening of musical entertainment on a night to remember when 16 acts took the stage .The event , “Barford School Music Evening” saw a packed school hall with villagers , parents and friends attending an evening soiree in the school which took months of dedicated preparation .
Over 50 children , past and present pupils of Barford St Peter’s C.E. (V.A) Primary took part. The line up included a wide range of performances including sax, clarinet , piano and violin fanfares and plenty of singing.
The evening was the culmination of detailed planning all carefully put together by music teacher Mrs Joyce Lewis and her team , supported by the school FABS committee. Commenting on the play to the 150 string audience Head Teacher Mrs. Annette Delaney said “ This was a wonderful evening for all of us to remember. We are extremely proud to have such fantastic mix of musical talents in our school and it is great that past pupils were able to come along and perform for us. The school is committed to the teaching of music and it is lovely to see and hear it all come together in this way.”
The finale was a performance of three pieces played by The Royal Spa Brass Ensemble , which included one of the parents. Not only was this a truly wonderful event it also raised money towards school funds.
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Don’t forget to collect tokens - we collect tokens from Sainsbury’s, Tesco, The Times and Nestle Cereals. Now these can be left at the Village Shop if you don't have a child at the school. Click for more details.
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school building work.
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Summer School fete.
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