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.
The last few weeks of the Autumn Term are always busy as we approach the Christmas holidays.
Our Harvest service was held in church and each class celebrated through poetry, song, art and prayers written by the pupils. The church was full as we welcomed everyone to join us.
We held a very special assembly which came as a complete surprise to Reverend Jessett as it was to thank him for all the support he gives to our school and the wider community. The pupils sang his favourite hymn, read his favourite passage from the bible and each class gave him a card. True to our shared memories of Reverend Jessett he provided his own matches to make sure he lit the Trinity Candles successfully!
Each half term we have a new ‘Values for Life’ theme for our Assemblies and this half term the theme has been ‘Creativity’ of which there has been much in school. Each class has renewed a display board to depict their current topic. Class 3\4 designed a plate of balanced food, a link to their science topic. This was created out of paper mache. We had a very messy classroom but happy pupils!
As you enter school there is a wonderful 'Values for Life' display. Every class has helped to create this as well as the school family tree in the corridor. Each child drew a self-portrait on a paper leaf to be placed on the tree and some pupils volunteered to sketch the staff!
For their Nativity, Key Stage 1 are performing 'A Midwife Crisis'. Listening to Class 2 audition for the part of the star, it was amazing to hear the confidence of the pupils who sang solos.
The school bonfire was a huge success, made possible by a lot of planning and hard work. Thank you to everyone who helped, especially FABS.
Best wishes for Christmas and 2018 from the 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.
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Summer School fete.
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