A World of Opportunities
From breakfast until bedtime we offer ‘A World of Opportunities’. Visit our gallery to see some of our recent events.
Welcome to our 'World of Opportunities' page
On this page you can find what opportunities we offer for the St.Peter's children. Looking at the photo gallery, our curriculum page, the church page and the sports page will also tell you more about our school.
Breakfast Club (8.00 Monday to Friday)
We have a breakfast club which is led and managed by three of our amazing support staff and supported by two BCSAs (Breakfast Club Supervisory Assistants) . Parents are welcome to stay for breakfast (including bacon butties and beans on toast) or leave their children with us. There are a range of activities on each morning including games, arts and crafts and scooting! There are often up to 70 families sharing breakfast together. What a great start to the day! Please click here to be taken to our Breakfast Club page for more information.
For more details please contact the school office on 0117 3772186. Nursery parents should speak to Mrs Reynolds who makes sure all of the Nursery children get from Breakfast Club to Nursery safely and happily.
We have a lively, vibrant and evolving curriculum which is designed to meet the needs of all of our children. They enjoy being challenged and motivated by interesting topics such as ‘Spies, Lies and Code Crackers’, ‘Off We Go’, ‘Pirates Ahoy’ ‘Finding Narnia’ ‘Where’s Wally’ and ‘Sailing Boat In The Sky’. All of our topics are inspired by famous children’s books and involve all subjects. Each of our topics is launched with a special event and a ‘magical’ doorway! at the end of a topic parents / carers are invited in to celebrate the learning journey. Our curriculum page will tell you more about our curriculum and how it meets the requirements of the new National Curriculum.
Our curriculum is full of ‘WOW’ Days such as ‘stepping back in time’, ‘being in the big band’ and ‘let’s investigate’. Each wow day is designed to provide fascinating learning opportunities and cater to the wide range of interests of our learners. In 2012 the children dressed up as Victorian School Children as part of the Jubilee Celebrations and in 2014 we became Crazy abut Chemistry with the support of Bristol University.
We are passionate about providing high quality excellent after school opportunities. Some are provided by school staff and specialist also help us with some clubs. Some of our favourites have included Archery, Tag Rugby, Cricket, Cooking, Choir, Recorders, Netball, Drama, Round The World, Gymnastics, Cycling and so many more!
Please look on our school clubs page for details of current clubs.
We have our very own forest school! In Forest School we build dens and make shelters, have camp fires and cook outside, take part in team activities and have lots and lots of fun. The philosophy of Forest Schools is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences.
Our Forest School is run by Andy Wilson, a trained provider of Forest Schools. He has lots of ideas and activities to inspire outdoor learning.
Our School Day
Our school day is busy and exciting and the children are always involved in a range of well designed learning opportunities. In Early Years the children stay with specialist staff in their own classrooms and spaces and by KS1 they move confidently round the school. Literacy and Maths are taught every day combined with fun and engaging topic work, time to work outside and times to be active and play. Parents are encouraged to stay and help with early morning activities. Our children work hard and this is clear in the standards they achieve.
On Friday mornings we welcome all of our parents (Infant and Junior) into the building to look at their children’s work and displays. Parents love to stay and share their child’s achievements.
Fabulous Fridays give parents a chance to look at their child's work and learning on a weekly basis.
Joining With the Church
We have a really close relationship with our local church and they play a big part in our school. Harvest Festivals, Nativity Plays, Christingle and Easter Bonnet Parades help us follow the rhythm of the church year and the children love going to the church to celebrate the Christian Festivals. Each year the church provides a special leavers service for our Year 6 children which is always a memorable experience. Many of our children go to Kid’s Club at the church and once a week the vicar and the family worker provide us with a fun service.
Our local church is St.Peter's and you can find their website here: www.stpetersbishopsworth.co.uk
We have a well developed link with the Grace Baptist School in the Gambia. We learn about the differences and similarities between their school and ours, develop pen-pals and share resources and ideas. This year we held an olympic challenge where we competed against our partner school in a variety of events. There are some pictures of these events in Our Gallery.
Plays and Productions
Every child gets to take part in putting on lots of different plays and musicals. These are loved by parents and help build the children’s confidence. Some plays are put on by classes and others by a group of classes or an after school club. Each Infant class puts on their own special ‘Once Upon A Time’ musical where they re-tell a traditional tale. Our school really specialises in the performing arts. Come and see one of our fabulous productions!
Some of our productions have included: The Jungle Book perfromed by Years 3 and 4, Little Red Riding Hood performed by Year 2, The Victorian Historian performed by Year 5, Little Red Hen performed by Reception and Jack and The Beanstalk and Billy Goats Gruff performed by Year 1 and Hansel and Gretel performed by Year 4. Year 6 also put together an amazing end of year production including an interval of film clips.
Each year we run a coffee and cakes morning for parents. This is usually run in aid of a charity. It's a great opportunity to catch up with staff, family and friends.
Residential Courses and Educational Visits
Children’s experience of life is extended by taking them out of school on day visits. These begin at an early age and are closely linked to the work of the class. Older children experience residential visits (Barton Camp) and we also try to have an evening or overnight event for children in LKS2. Popular visits include Avon Valley Railway, Bristol Zoo, The Docks and The Black Country Museum.
Health Week is held every year and involves trying lots of new sport and healthy activities. We hold sports days, try different foods, have picnics, work with Bristol City Football Team and other sports providers. A great chance to shine on your own or as part of a team!
In 2014 - 2015 we are having a Circus Based Theme in the week beginning the 6th July.
Make Money Matter
Every other year classes take part in a ‘young enterprise’ project. Each class is given a small sum of money which they need to try and turn into a profit. There are two prizes; one for the most inventive ideas and one for the class that raises the most money. Money raised is used to support a chosen charity or to buy a new resource for the classroom.
All of the children love returning to school in their pyjamas to find the building transformed into cosy snugs, lit with lamps and twinkling lights ready for a bedtime story. The parents relax in the hall, drinking hot chocolate and sharing time together.
In 2013 - 2014 we used the Bedtime Story event to launch our 'story sacks' library. Lot's of children went home to share story sacks with their siblings and family. These are still very much in use.
At St.Peter's we are addicted to reading. We love old books, new books, funny books, scary books, information books - any books! Each year the Literacy Team run a fabulous book week which is always launched with a character day! All of the children and staff dress up and have fun with favourite stories. The week finishes with the staff performing a play or pantomime to the children.