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If you go down in the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise… Some of our children have been having a go at personification. Their pieces of work are displayed in our forest area if you would like to take a look. Please keep to the path in the church grounds, the forest area is out of bounds without staff present. Thank you.

We’ve had a lovely start to the week with Sparkle Day being a huge success. Children and staff came to school in their finest sparkle to raise money for the Sparkle Bean Trust set up by Tarleton Community Primary School in response to the unexpected death of a child from their school. The Sparkle Bean Trust aims to provide support for a school which experiences such a traumatic event. Today, through the generosity of our families and staff, we have raised over £200 for the Trust. Thank you for supporting such a worthy cause. There are Sparkle Bands available in school if anyone would like to buy one for £1 and the proceeds of each sale will also go to the trust.

On Friday, along with many primary schools in the Chorley Sports Partnership, SS. Peter & Paul’s took part in a World Record attempt for the most participants skipping for 1 minute at multiple venues across the country. Fingers crossed together we’ve broken the record.

Last Thursday we had a lovely celebration in school when Tyler and Amelia were both Baptised and Tyler made his First Holy Communion and was also Confirmed. They were joined by their family and friends and the whole of the school when Mass was celebrated in the hall. Children from Year 2 wrote and read the Bidding Prayers and one of Tyler’s friends read the First Reading. Our congratulations to Tyler and Amelia and our thanks to Fr Chris Thomas, who led our celebration.

What a great time we had at our Sport’s Day yesterday, the sun shone, the crowds cheered and all the children gave it their all. Well done to everyone!

Here at SS Peter & Paul’s we have been busy preparing for today. We have researched each decade of the Queen’s reign and presented our findings with display in the hall. Many thanks to the pupils in Class 3 who used their computing lessons to plan and budget for a party using Excel Spreadsheets. Today, the children and staff have had a lovely time celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of HRH Queen Elizabeth II. We began the day with a parade of Crowns, which the children had made at home, the crowns were judges by an anonymous judge and prizes awarded to one winner in each year group. During the day, there have also been many Jubilee themed classroom activities. After lunch, everyone met up in the hall to have party food and enjoy a sing song together, the dancing to ‘Rock Around the Clock was something to behold! Pass the parcel, Soldiers, a Jubilee Quiz and Pin the Crown on the Queen rounded off the afternoon nicely. To celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee all the children have been presented with a Jubilee Mug and a commemorative Pen and Pencil Set.

Friday 20th May was World Bee Day, this was to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development. We were very fortunate that Mrs Riley, one of our grandparents was able to come in to school and talk to the children about her beekeeping. She spoke to the children in Class 1 and earlier today to Classes 2 and 3. All the children were engrossed at the information Mrs Riley shared with them and they were delighted to hear all about the plants and flowers, which attract the bees, as well as the products that bees make including honey, and beeswax for candles. It was great to see Mrs Riley in her beekeeping outfit and to look at the many things that she brought with her. Thank you Mrs Riley for sharing your time and skills with us.

Today, our girls took part in the biggest EVER football session for girls in school – LetGirlsPlay. At 10.45am, our girls took part in a session inspired by Disney Shooting Stars Active Play through Storytelling Programme, then at lunchtime they had the opportunity to practice football skills on the playground. This is how the girls felt: “I felt confident!” “I felt happy.” “It was fun.” “I like the Mr Incredible barge move.” “I liked being Violet.” “It was exciting.” “I want to do it again.” Watch this space for our After Schools Girls Football sessions on the school field in the summer.

On Monday 7th March our school proudly took part in the Chorley Schools' Baton Relay. Clapping and cheers rang out as we welcomed the selected Baton Bearers from Heskin Pemberton Primary School. Our selected runners then took the Baton to Eccleston St Mary's C of E Primary School where we were welcomed on to a playground of loud cheers from the staff and children at Eccleston St Mary's and some or our own parents who had come to support us. A proud moment in our school's sporting calendar.

Today we were lucky enough to have two coaches from Infinity Cheer in school for the afternoon. Each class spent time learning some new moves, creating a routine in a small group and perfecting their finishing technique. Watch out! We have some champions in the making.

We had some great entries for our ‘Guess the Book’ activity, for World Book Day.

Today we welcomed the Fire Service in to school. Years 2, 3 and 4 learned about useful and dangerous fires. They understand about how to keep themselves safe, the importance of having a smoke alarm and having a fire plan both at home and at school. They were able to role-play what would happen if they were involved in a fire. They were taught how to raise an alarm and use a bedtime routine to ensure the house is as safe as possible. They were also made aware of how to stop, drop and roll if they were on fire and how to check for a fire on the other side of a door by testing the heat on the door handle with the back of their hands. Years 5 and 6 recapped fire safety from previous lessons then went on to learn about road safety. They understood about not using headphones so they could listen for dangers, how to move safely around parked vehicles, being seen to be safe and in-car safety such as wearing an appropriate seat belt/booster seat and reducing distractions for the driver. The children took leaflets home to help them explain their learning with their families and were encouraged to make a fire plan for home.

We began December by decorating the Christmas Tree with our handmade decorations. Each day we joined together to open our Advent Calendar, sing a Christmas song and listen to a seasonal story. These last years have made us appreciate being able to be together when we can. As we break up today we thank you for all your support and wish you all a Happy and Safe Christmas.

This week parents have been invited to lose themselves in the wonderful world of make believe as the children in KS2 performed Peter Pan. With a magical performance and joyous voices, it was a spellbinding way to end the term as we lead in to Christmas. Well done to everyone, you were amazing! Thank you for helping us to keep everyone safe due to the limited number of tickets we were able to offer. We have put some videos on our videos page for you to enjoy with your family and friends.

Class One have loved rehearsing and performing their Nativity Play - ‘Shepherd’s Delight’. The children have done a fantastic job learning their lines, songs and taking on more than one role. Well done to everyone. Thank you for helping us to keep everyone safe due to the limited number of tickets we were able to offer. Here are lots of photos and some videos for you to enjoy with your family and friends.

Yesterday, the children enjoyed Christmas Lunch together and the treat of being waited on by all the staff. A great party atmosphere to keep us going through this busy week.

This morning the children, having brass lessons through Red Admiral Music Academy, were able to show off what they have been learning in a performance for the school. Performing in front of an audience is an important part of learning an instrument. It was fantastic these children were given the opportunity to do that. Well done to them all, they did so well. Videos can be accessed from the Home Page.

Taking a festive approach to their Design and Technology, Class 3 looked at designing a product to meet specific criteria. They created and measured templates, baked gingerbread and investigated construction techniques. So much learning but so much fun!

We’ve been busy sharing the Christmas Spirit this morning. Children and staff went to a meeting of Mawdesley U3A to sing some Christmas songs and a selection of songs from their upcoming Christmas performances. It was lovely to hear the children singing and to see the enjoyment on the faces of the audience. Well done everyone, we are very proud of you.

Tonight children from SS Peter & Paul's took part in the Chorley Sports Partnership Dodgeball Festival. It was a fun filled experience and our team certainly used the 5 Ds of Dodgeball - 'Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive and Dodge' The team were incredibly proud at the end of the Festival when they were awarded with the 'Fair Play Award' voted for by the teaching staff from all of the particpating schools attending the event. Well done team, you were all Sporting Superstars.

Today, at 11am, the children and staff gathered together on the playground to remember those who have bravely given their lives so we may live safely.

Well done to our KS2 Football Team, who entered the Chorley School Partnership, Small Schools' Football Tournament. Although they had never played together before, they displayed excellent teamwork, determination and sportsmanship. A big thank you to all the parents who came to watch the event, with special thanks to Mr Clarke for stepping into the role of coach and supporting the team in all their efforts.

The whole school received the lovely gift of an ice cream this afternoon. What a week we are having!

Today we celebrated our Year 6 Leavers. They shared memories of their time with us in school and their hopes and dreams for the future. We wish them all the very best!

Our annual Dodgeball competition Year 6 versus Staff. We'll let the children tell you who won!

The children have missed so many of their friend’s birthday celebrations this year that we thought we would have a whole school birthday party. We enjoyed games, a picnic and sang our special birthday song to each other.

The sun shone brightly yesterday as we had another fun day at school. We received an anonymous donation for us to give the children a treat after a difficult year. We chose a great selection of inflatables that were enjoyed by all the children and staff. We would like to say a huge thank you.

A great atmosphere at our Sport’s Day despite not being able to have spectators. Everyone did so well!

We had great fun yesterday whilst learning about the important work that the police do in our community. A big thank you to PC Walker who spent the afternoon showing the children and staff around the police van and the various pieces of equipment they use. We also had the added bonus of sunshine.