Our Thought for the Week this week relates to the featured picture. As part of the philosophy and big thinking drive we have discussions on what concepts could
be considered in images/quotes or ‘thunks’. This one certainly provided some wonderful ideas in assembly this Friday.
I have been so impressed with the discussion and language used by children from six to thirteen as they learn the techniques in Philosophy for Children. Our Chair of the Board of Reference observed some lessons on Friday and couldn’t believe the language used. For example, ‘I would like to build on Harry’s point’ (age 7). ‘I agree with James but I also think…’.
I watched some great Rugby on Wednesday and very much enjoyed my first Art lesson in Reception ABJ (along with a woodland walk and some time with the Rabbits!).
We look forward to a weekend of Open Day and Strictly in front of the fire. I am touring new parents and prospective pupils over the weeks and we have received some wonderful feedback and lots of new sign-ups for next year. Our Reception is already looking nearly full for next year! Please see below the lovely feedback from a recent prospective parent. It is the pupils that shine here at St Peter’s and our amazing staff and I feel hugely proud on tours and on our Open days. If you are a current parent, do come along to see the recent developments and meet the older children.
“We just wanted to thank you very much for taking time out of your day to chat with us about St Peter’s, to answer our questions and to show us around the school…We enjoyed our visit so much and were thoroughly impressed with the children – their enthusiasm, polite behaviour, studiousness and energy and also the teachers and all the innovative teaching methods and self assessments that you have in place. We have looked around many schools in the past two years and never thought we could find one to match our son’s current school, but…St Peters has all the same values, energy, feel and ethos. We really loved it.”