Belonging, Believing, Building a Future

Decorating the tree 2021

The children in Cygnus enjoyed listening to the magical story, 'The Christmas Pine' by Julia Donaldson and then decorating the school's Christmas Tree. They chose toys and baubles and careful hung them on the branches. When the lights were switched on, they were all very proud to see how beautiful the tree looked.


Bikeability 2021

The Year 6s  had the opportunity to develop their cycling skills and confidence by taking part in the government-recognised training, ‘Bikeability’. Over the course of two days the children learnt to ride their bikes safely on single-lane roads and simple junctions. We really hope that our children understand the benefits of cycling to them and the environment and will continue to practise their new skills.


Visit to the Natural History Museum

Phoenix Class visited the Natural History Museum in Oxford as part of their  topic, 'Tremors'. The children took part in a workshop where they discovered how rocks are formed before handling some very interesting rocks and minerals. They then took a trip around the museum to find out lots more about rocks, minerals and precious stones.


Visit to Milestones Museum

Pegasus Class visited Milestones Museum as part of their World War 2 topic 'A Child's War'. All the children visited a public air raid  shelter, experiencing 'The Blitz' and partipated in workshops to learn about the role of an ARP warden during the war, which foods were rationed and how to identify enemy aircraft. They were very excited to visit Abraham's Sweet Shop, where they used ration cards to collect a ration (2oz) of sweets to take home.


Teams4U Shoebox Appeal 2021

St Peter’s have once again supported the Christmas Shoebox Appeal coordinated by Teams4u. We are very proud to have collected more than eighty shoeboxes this year which were safely delivered to the Witney Methodist Church.I know  that these will all be very gratefully received by children less fortunate than us this Christmas.


Remembrance 2021

The whole school gathered at the war memorial for assembly. We remembered all the servicemen and women who were killed or injured in the First and Second World Wars, and those who have been killed or injured in more recent wars and conflicts. We looked at the names of people on the war memorial and thought about how they lived in our houses and went to our school, walked our streets, played sport and rode bikes, just as we do. They were loved as we are. 

Pegasus Class placed their painted pebbles on the memorial and read their beautiful poem. Two minutes silence was followed by The Last Post and The Peace Prayer.

Lead me from Death to Life,
from Falsehood to Truth.
Lead me from Despair to Hope,
from Fear to Trust.
Lead me from Hate to Love,
From War to Peace.
Let Peace fill our heart,
our world, our universe.


Visit to Farmer Gow's

Cygnus and Tucana classes had a great day at Farmer Gow's. They fed the animals, collected hen’s eggs and explored the polytunnels. They learnt about ‘aquaponics’, eco-friendly farming and how important bees are to the planet!  The highlight of the day  jumping in  the muddy puddles!


Year 6 Sports Leaders

Sue Cork and Rachel Mills (West Oxfordshire School Games Organisers)  spent a day with our Year 6 children teaching them the skills to become Sports Leaders. The Year 6s learnt how to lead and assist fellow pupils to participate in sport and physical activity within the school. They gained valuable and transferable life skills; communication, organisation, problem solving and working as a team. 


Girls' Football Tournament

St Peter’s took part in the first Burford Partnership girl’s 5-aside football tournament. Eight of our Year 5 and 6 girls represented St Peter’s, proudly wearing the school sports kit for the first time. The team played well, winning and drawing games against a very competitive opposition.


Cross Country Running

We are very pleased that this year has seen the re-introduction of the Burford Partnership sports events.

The first event of the year was the Cross Country Running Competition and twenty children represented St Peter’s in four teams. We were very proud of how well all the children performed with our under 9s boys’ team finishing 2nd, our under 9s and under 11s girls’ teams both finishing 3rd and Olivia who came third overall in the under 9s girls’ race.

Please go to the gallery to see more photos of the event.


Alvescot Autumn Fayre

It was so wonderful to join together again with villagers for the Autumn Fayre. It was a glorious day and everyone enjoyed the fun and games. Over £1000 was raised by the Alvescot Village Association to support local organisations.


Leavers' Service

The Leavers’ Service was a very special occasion at St Peter’s Church with singing, readings and prayers. It was lovely to hear the children's memories of St Peter's as well as their hopes for the future. 

Please go to the gallery to see more photos of the event.


Year 6 Camp

The Year 6s had a wonderful night, camping out on the school field. After putting up the tents and eating tea, they had lovely walk and then returned for a barbecue. The evening ended with music around the camp fire, provided by Emily and Zac and then s'mores and hot chocolate before bed. Many great memories were made!

Please go to the gallery to see more photos of the event.


Adventure Plus 2021

The Years 6s had a wonderful day with Adventure Plus. They spent the morning on the river Thames, canoeing from Grafton to Radcot and then learnt to lunge, parry and riposte during an afternoon of fencing.

Please go to the gallery to see more photos of the event.


KS1 Olympics

All the children in Cygnus and Tucana Classes took part in the KS1 Olympics with running, egg and spoon and ball in the bucket races. The children competed in teams names after four continents, Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. All the children participated with enthusiasm and great team spirit.

Please go to the gallery to see more photos of the event.


KS2 Quad Kids

All the children in Phoenix and Pegasus Classes participated in the KS2 Quad Kids event, taking part in running, throwing, jumping and sprinting. The children competed in teams names after four continents, Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. There was a lovely atmosphere and some great sportsmanship as the children encouraged each other to beat their personal best.

Please go to the gallery to see more photos of the event.

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Egg rolling 2021

All the children took part in the Easter tradition of decorating eggs and rolling them down the field to see how far they would roll without breaking!

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Easter Bonnet Parade 2021

The children’s Easter bonnets were a marvellous sight. It was a lovely afternoon when the children paraded around the village displaying their bonnets for all to see. Thanks to everyone in the village who came out to see the children and the judges who chose a ‘best on parade’ bonnets from each class.


Comic Relief 2021

This year it never felt more important to have some fun and raise money to support people living incredibly tough lives. All the children dressed as superheroes, real or imagined, and made a donation to Comic Relief raising a wonderful £211. Thank you to Poppy Sinclair who ran a special Comic Relief Treasure Hunt and raised an additional £100 for this great charity.

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Christingle 2020

Reverend MacInnes and Reverend Margot led the Christingle assemblies in the last week of the term. As the candles were lit the children reflected on the meaning of the Christingle and prayed for peace this Christmas.


"The impact of these Christian values is shown in the exemplary behaviour of the children and their growing empathy and compassion for others."



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Alvescot, Bampton, Oxon OX18 2PU
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