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.
On Wednesday 4th March our SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) took place. We were again very proud of the way our pupils conducted themselves during the inspection. Many of the children spoke to the Inspector and responded well in assembly and also during the lessons that were being observed. Each classroom has a spiritual area and children are encouraged to write their reflective thoughts in a diary. The outcome of the inspection was ‘Outstanding’ and the inspector referred to Barford as a ‘very special school’ which is due to the excellent partnerships that exist between, staff, governors, the church, parents and the local community.
World Book Day was a huge success. The pupils always enjoy dressing up as their favourite book character. All of the staff dressed up as ‘Where’s Wally’ much to the amusement of the children!
Next came Comic Relief with some very mad hair styles which raised £204.40.
Our pupils are very competent at Numeracy but we were exceptionally pleased when a Year 5 pupil gained a bronze certificate in round 2 of the Primary Maths Challenge — an amazing achievement! There were 79,000 original entries, of which 1,184 went forward to the 2nd round. 327 gained bronze, 153 silver and 50 gold.
Classes 4 and 5 thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Wellesbourne airfield which was organised by two parents. They enjoyed flying a plane (Simulator!), visiting the control tower, looking at the Vulcan bomber and watching a helicopter take off and land.
On Friday 20th March the children were thrilled to witness the solar eclipse which they viewed using their pinhole telescopes made from boxes and tin foil. Very inventive!
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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