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Newsletter 36

Friday 1 July 2022

Notices and Reminders

'A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need' Proverbs 17.17.


In our whole school worships this week, we have been reflecting on how we value others. On Wednesday, Chloe, who told the story of a young girl called Lulu who wanted to know who invented God. Her father wrote to different people to ask for help and Lulu received an answer from the Archbishop of Canterbury (at that time), Rowan Williams. He showed respect for Lulu in the way he responded to her question. On Friday, 5JR shared examples of famous people whom they respect such as Ellie Simmonds and the Queen. They also told the story of Ebenezer and Silas based around Matthew 21:12-16 to illustrate what respect means. 

This week in school
Summer Reading Challenge
At the beginning of the week, we were visited by staff from Berkhamsted library who came to launch the Summer Reading Challenge to pupils. Each year the Challenge, delivered with the support of public libraries, motivates over 700,000 children to keep reading to build their skills and confidence. This year the theme is 'Gadgeteers' which has been devised in conjunction with the Science Museum to spark children's curiosity about the world around them. Pupils who compete in the Challenge will be entered into a prize draw where they could win a ticket to an exclusive author event. The Challenge launches in all Hertfordshire libraries from Saturday 9 July. 


Wrap around care and after school clubs
Bookings for Autumn term are going live at 7pm on Monday 11 July

Friends of Thomas Coram
On Thursday, all the children competed in a sponsored bounce to raise funds for the Friends of Thomas Coram. A circuit of 8 activities was set up on the school field (4 of which were inflatables) and the children took part in cross year groups to earn points for their House. Additional points were awarded for children who showed respect towards others. Many thanks to the Friends for organising this event. You can sponsor your child until the end of today Sponsor a bounce

The summer hampers are looking fabulous - to be in with a chance to win, purchase your tickets here; Fabulous Hamper Raffle Tickets

Sports report
Our Year 6 netball team played their last match against Nash Mills this week. Their team spirit was excellent, even though they suffered a defeat. 

Forthcoming events
Our annual Sports day is being held on Friday 8 July. Parents and carers are invited to attend in the morning; the session will finish at 12.30pm. On that day school lunches will be in the form of a packed lunch; this had to be ordered by yesterday. 

On Thursday 7 July, we shall be holding our transition day, when the children will spend the day (having been registered by their current teacher) with their new teacher. Year 2 children from Swing Gate and Victoria will also be joining us for the day, whilst Year 6 children will be spending the day at their new secondary school. The lunch menu for Thursday will either be pizza (green option), fish (red option) or jacket potato (blue option).

On Friday 15 July, the Year 4 children will be presenting a reflective lookback on the year. This will take place in the gym between 9am and 9.30am. Please note that due to the size of the year group, only two parents/carers may attend.

Game On Summer holiday courses
This summer sees Game On offer the biggest selection of sports courses with over 28 different courses being available. They have street dance, football, multi-sports, tennis. They will be running courses at both Thomas Coram and Victoria. For further details please click here.


Stars of the week

3NH - Oscar - for excellent work in English this week, using prepositions, fronted adverbials and co-ordinating conjunctions.

3SB - Charlotte G and Barnaby - for their confidence when speaking to an audience of parents. They impressed all who heard them. 

3SG - James - for super team work in PSHE tower building challenge.

4AP - Rosie for a superb discursive test looking at the arguments for and against having a four day week at school. It was well written, presented a balanced view and had a clear conclusion. 

4KD - Imogen - for her excellent work ethic. She consistently tries hard in all her work and behaves beautifully within the classroom and with all her peers. 

4RD - All of 4RD - for all the wonderful acting, singing and use of expression they did to make 4RD worship a success. 

4KS - Xavi & Tess- for always putting 100% into their learning. 

5DH - Theo  - for his effort in all subjects. 

5JR -  All of 5JR -  for their wonderful enthusiasm and performance in this week in the class worship.

6RMAbbie (6SW) - for her beautiful solo singing. 

6RT - Summer - for always being on task and putting in 100% effort into all of her work. 

6SW - Poppy - for being a supportive and kind friend.

6WT - Max  - for embracing his part in the school play. Staff are proud of the way he has remembered all his lines and has really worked hard on the acting side too. 


A full calendar is available here                   

  • Wed 6 July - Reports uploaded to Arbor
  • Thurs 7 July - Transition Day
  • Fri 8 July - Sports Day (am only)
  • Fri 15 July - Year 4 presentation 9 - 9.30am
  • Sun 17 July - FOTC Circus
  • Wed 20 July - Last day of term (1.00pm finish)

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This week at St Peter's


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