At St. Peter's Church of England Junior School, we strive to create opportunities for our children to learn and live 'Life in all its Fullness' with pupil voice and student leadership at the heart.
Inspired by the Children in Need 'Together We Can Change Young Lives' campaign, we believe that: ‘Together, we can ensure young people are the leaders of today, not just the leaders of tomorrow'.
As members of St. Peter’s School, we take great inspiration from 1 Peter 4:10 ‘Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others’.
Please scroll down to see how we are serving and leading within our community this year (2020 - 2021).
Are you looking for a student leadership role? Have you got the skills for a Play Leader? Do you have new ideas to support lunchtime play? Are you fun and positive? Our Play Leader applications are now open! Please hand them into Miss Taylor or Miss Stiff.
What makes St. Peter's a school? What makes a house a home? Our children have taken on the challenge to lead some fundraising initiatives at home to help rebuild this family home in The Gambia, West Africa. Our kitchen team are also baking house shaped biscuits to sell at break time.
Thank you for supporting our ‘house shaped’ biscuit sale, helping to raise funds to rebuild a house in The Gambia, West Africa. Our children showed such beautiful kindness with their lovely appreciation and generosity, with so many children offering to donate their change. Such a shining example of our community working and joining together. Thank you to our kitchen team for making the delicious biscuits and for all the support from our children and families - an impressive £166.25 was raised!
Introducing our new Play Leaders
Introducing our beautiful field of poppy pebbles, bringing us together as a school, church and wider community in remembrance of others. Thank you to our children for their thoughtful designs and for inspiring our wider community to join in.
Thank you to our Year 6 children for leading us in the words of 'We Remember Them', signalling the start and finish of our two minute silence for Remembrance. A lovely opportunity for us to be together during this time of Remembrance.
The vision of Children in Need is that ‘Together We Can Change Lives’. Together, our children created the mascot for Children in Need, Pudsey Bear, out of all their loose change! Thank you especially to our Year 5 children for helping to shape the coin mural and thank you to all children for their donations - we're delighted to announce that £170.78 was raised through their efforts.
Join us for Farnborough Shines! Make a star for your window to spread some joy this Christmas. Let’s brighten every street in the town and make Farnborough shine!
Play Leaders at Lunchtime
Thank you to our Play Leaders for their lunchtime leadership. They have enjoyed planning, designing and setting up an obstacle course for the whole school to enjoy over our staggered lunchtimes. Thank you for motivating so many children to participate. Even the local cat joined in!
We have joined the Smart School Council Community ‘Helping every child to engage and lead change in their world’. Used by schools across the world, Smart School Council provides digital tools to involve every pupil in decision-making, social action and developing key skills for life. This week, our School Councillors met via zoom for the first of their meetings and we all looking forward to involving every voice to impact change.
Thank you to all our children, who designed and created a Christmas Bauble for our Christmas tree! Your thoughtful designs are a wonderful example of community and creativity! Thank you for bringing Christmas Joy!
Thank you to all our children for participating in Reindeer Run this afternoon, raising funds for Phyllis Tuckwell. A beautiful example of Christmas Joy, bringing Peace to others.
Beautiful lanterns made by Year 5 as part of their RE learning: ‘why is light an important sign at Christmas?’. These lanterns will form part of a Christmas bag, which will be handed to local, elderly residents alone this Christmas.
Meet our new Year 6 House Captains, voted on by children across our school community. We were very impressed by your video presentations and commitment to this leadership role.
Christmas bags, made with love by our children for local, elderly residents in isolation. Inspired by their Christmas units in RE, Year 3 illustrated the bags, Year 4 made the cards, Year 5 created lanterns and Year 6 decorated uplifting verses. A lovely example of the Gift of Giving as part of our Schools In Communities project. We are so proud of our children’s thoughtful contributions.
Thank you from our local residents
We have received some lovely feedback after distributing the Christmas gift bags, made by our children:
“What a wonderful surprise to be given a Christmas goodie bag with such lovely handmade gifts. I was so thrilled and very touched by your kindness – a huge thank you”.
“Many thanks for the beautiful cards and presents you gave us to celebrate Christmas. It was very thoughtful of you”.
Big School’s Birdwatch 2021
Congratulations to all the children who participated in the 20th anniversary of the Big School’s Birdwatch.
Thank you for all the donations and jokes that were shared today in our mission to ‘do something funny for money’. There was joy and laughter at the gate this morning, including a specially made trick box that made us all scream and an impressive joke written especially for Humphrey, our school dog.
What do you get if your cross a plane, a Lamborghini and Humphrey? A flying car-pet!
In their RE lessons, Year 4 have been learning about the local work and impact of The Larder Foodbank. Thank you for all the donations that have been brought into school, testament to the children’s powerful letter writing and their clear empathy for those in a time of need.
Every child has created a special Easter gift for local, elderly residents as part of our Schools in Communities project with Whole Education. The beautiful cards were made by Year 3 and the colourful baskets were created by Year 4. The vibrant flowers were crafted in Year 5 and the palm crosses, with thoughtful verses, were made by Year 6.
Making the most of the sunshine today, our Young Science Ambassadors led a shadow drawing activity for all children to join in with at lunchtime —even Humphrey, our school dog, joined in with all the fun!
Based on whole school feedback, the following Character Virtues have been established for our school community: Compassion, Courage, Community, Curiosity, Gratitude, Motivation, Perseverance and Reflection. Our House Captains have been researching motivational quotes to help underpin each character virtue and these will be voted on by all children. As a next step, we will design a special Character Education Journal as way of promoting and celebrating achievements beyond that of academic success.