A World of Opportunities
From breakfast until bedtime we offer ‘A World of Opportunities’.
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.
Wrap around care
Future Stars Coaching provide a breakfast and after school club to children in reception to year 6.
We have an ambitious, vibrant and evolving curriculum which is designed to meet the needs of all of our children. They enjoy being challenged and motivated by interesting units of learning throughout their time at St Peter's. Our curriculum page will tell you more about our curriculum and how it meets the requirements of the 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 2017 we had a brilliant time on our Geography WOW day and every year group went to visit a different place. Chew Magna, Wild Place and Leigh Woods to name a few! In 2018 we had a brilliant Physics experience with 'Explorer Dome' coming in to do some amazing experiments with us!
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 Veronika, a trained provider of Forest Schools. She 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, St Peter's, and they play a big part in school life. Harvest Festivals, Nativity plays, Christingle services, Carol Concerts and Easter celebrations help us follow the rhythm of the church year. The children love going to the church to celebrate these special events and play important roles in the planning and content of the services. Every month one year group comes across to the church to learn about a key event in the life of St Peter and to complete a series of prayer stations on the value of the term. The year group is then invited to attend a Café Church service where they can share what they have learned with the congregation and see their work on display in the church building. Each year the church provides a special leavers service for our Year 6 children which is always a memorable experience. Many of our school families attend the monthly Messy Church at the church and once a week Tim the Vicar and Katie the Church Outreach Coordinator provide us with an engaging Collective Worship for KS1 and KS2. One really unique thing about our church is that they have a soft play centre, The Ark, where the children have enjoyed playing as part of health week and also as a reward for good attendance and punctuality.
If you would like any more information about St Peter's Church and the other services and support they offer you can find their website here: www.stpetersbishopsworth.co.uk
Plays and Productions
Every child gets to take part in putting on plays and musical performances. 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. Our school really specialises in the performing arts. Come and see one of our fabulous productions!
Year 6 put together an amazing end of year production. Over the past few years we've had the Jungle Book, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and most recently The Lion King.
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. The Year 6 children experience a residential visit for a 3 days at the start of term 1 where they take part in a wide range of activities including tobogganing and archery to name but a few. Popular day trip visits include Avon Valley Railway, Weston beach, The Docks and St Fagans and the Big Pit.
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, and have visits from other sports providers. A great chance to shine on your own or as part of a team!
During health week we also hold our annual 'Sports Awards Evening' where some of the children are invited to come and celebrate their achievements and contributions to sport in school over the past year. It is a wonderful black tie event!
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, share stories, do a book sale and have a story time in different classes which the children can choose where to visit.