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We are so excited to be taking part in Outdoor Classroom Day this year! We hope that there will be lots of fun and interactive sessions in our school grounds, and maybe even a little further afield! If you have any ideas for lessons you' do like to do outside, let your class teacher know!




Members of year 6 with the Lord Mayor and Miss Falcon at the Health for Life awards ceremony.
L-R Arwa Gaber, James Buchanan, Thomas Morrissey and Lilibeth Hubble
Our pupils were polite, well-behaved and enthusiastic representatives of
St. Peter's.
23rd January 2016


Miss Falcon is delighted to announce that as of November 2016, St. Peter's has gained Health for Life accreditation!
Thank you to all the pupils, staff and parents for your support.


From Summer term 2015 to Summer term 2016, the pupils and staff of St. Peter's worked together to;

  • run an infant and a junior cooking club which was supported by our keen cooking parents
  • attended healthy living workshops in conjunction with TESCO who provided a range of resources to aid learning
  • carried out surveys to find out what our needs were in terms of the initiative
  • compiled a healthy cookbook whichincluded recipes from both pupils and staff (infant and junior). Sold at Christmas Fair to raise money for Tasty Tuck
  • run a Tasty Tuck break time healthy snack shop. Members of School Council were responsible for ordering, stocking, selling and promoting the range of snacks
  • Completed healthy cooking units as part of the curriculum
  • grew food in propogators, raised beds and pots which were then harvested in late summer term 2016
  • completed levels 1 and 2 of the RHS Gardening Awards in which we submitted evidence of our progress in the infant and junior gardens
  • Attend workshops led by the MoorpoolEducation Trust who provided workshops on their school allotments, and in our infant woodland area.
  • sell seedlings and young plants at school fayres
  • encourage pupils to join our gardening club to encourage friendship and collaborative working
  • Encourage wildlife to visit our gardens by making bug hotels and hedgehog hotels
  • attend out-of-school active clubs 
  • provide pupil-led P.E sessions through our year 6 play leaders scheme
  • ensure pupils have access to a range of active sports clubs at school, free of charge


How do we keep our children healthy?

  • Provide their children with healthy breaktime snacks and packed lunches
  • Send children to school with inhalers and other medication
  • Inform us of any medical conditions
  • Are welcome in school during Topic Days in which many pupils prepare healthy food.
  • Have submitted healthy recipes with their children to the school cookbook.


  • Has embedded the Health for Life programme (scroll down for more information)
  • Teaches about healthy living during science, P.s.H.E and design technology lessons
  • Provides all infant children with fruit and optional milk/juice
  • In EYFS, children are provided with free fruit and milk
  • Provides all junior children with a piece of fruit once a week
  • Has a healthy tuck shop run by the children, for the children
  • Staff receive regular first aid training
  • Inhalers are kept in the classroom
  • Medical information is shared between appropriate staff
  • Medicines dispensed by qualified first aiders.

Spring Term Update

The vegetables in the junior garden have now been harvested and all the produce has been passed on to Sue, our school cook, to use in delicious and healthy school lunches.
Next, we will cover the garden to prevent weeds growing during the winter months.

The second half of our funding will soon be on its way and we will begin to decide how best to utilise every penny in both the infant and junior departments.

You can also see photos of our progress on our Twitter profile @STPCEPrimary.

Junior Tasty Tuck Shop


Last year, The Junior School Council launched a healthy tuck shop. It proved to be hugely successful at making St Peter's an even healthier school.


This year, we have a new and dedicated Tasty Tuck team. They will continue this fantastic initiative with support from Miss Falcon. Thank you to all pupils who wanted to be involved. There will be another opportunity to help out after Christmas.
Ask the Tasty Tuck team all about the brand new products available!



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They worked with Mrs James and Miss Falcon to;

  • introduce the tuck shop to the rest of the school during assembly
  • price the different tuck shop items
  • create price lists in Computing Club to display at the stand
  • promote and sell the tuck during breaktimes

This initiative is not-for-profit but instead the money raised will go straight back into ordering more Tasty Tuck items.
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The Tasty Tuck shop runs alongside our popular Break-time Toast and Fruity Tuesdays.


What is Health for Life?
Health for Life supports primary schools in engaging their community in healthy active lifestyles and embeds the work into the school culture in a way that is sustainable. It is intended to increase the knowledge and skills of pupils and promote changes in healthy lifestyles, attitudes and behaviour; with focus of the project being on healthy eating and cooking skills, growing food, physical activity and family involvement.

Here at St. Peter's, we have embedded the initiative over the past two years and we are now completing our final year in order to obtain Healthy School status.

The pupils and Staff would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to the Friends of St. Peter's who recently donated money for a new greenhouse. We hope to purchase it very soon.





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