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.
Our school ‘value’ for this half term is 'Friendship' and during morning assembly Mrs Garner told the story of Little Bear who lived alone on an island. He was so excited when a little lion joined him but he also collected a lot of other possessions. The island became overcrowded and little lion got washed away. Bear was very sad!
A pupil responded to the question 'What does this story tell you?' with 'Friends and family are far more important than personal belongings'. Our children often come up with very thoughtful and reflective responses.
All of the children enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day and as usual we had some amazing costumes, face paints and very unusual hair styles! The staff all looked wonderful and joined in with the whole spirit of the day.
Wow! What an amazing assembly Year 2 staged to their parents and the rest of the school. Throughout the assembly the pupils confidently delivered all that they had learnt about their topic 'Space'. There was also some parent participation and they scored full marks in their quiz! The assembly finished with the children singing, with actions, to the song 'Star Trekkin'. Well done Class 2!
The newly formed Echo Council requested that the whole school took part in the ‘Great British Spring Clean’ which is a campaign to bring people across the country together to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and beaches. The whole of Key Stage 2 decided to litter pick in King Georges playing field and the school grounds. It was a tremendous effort with immensely satisfying results.
Year 6 presented their Easter Passion Play in church and the whole community were invited to join them. They had many compliments on the way they portrayed the story of Easter Week. It was a truly moving re-enactment.
Best wishes from staff and pupils.
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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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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.
Click here for pictures of the
school building work.
Click here for pictures from the
Summer School fete.
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