“Learning Together with HAPPINESS, RESPECT, TRUST and COMPASSION.”

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Hagley Road, Pedmore,
Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY9 0RH

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Mr D. Dunn
01384 818955

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06/10/2023
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“Love one another, as I have loved you.”

John 13:34

Newsletter 6th October 2023

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Lots of information to share with you this week – Autumn is definitely here too! It’s our harvest worship next week and there’s a reminder below about our collection for the FoodBank. Have a great weekend – apparently it’s going to be warm!

Library News

Mrs Robbins and the librarians would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Lucy in Year 5. She raised an incredible £109.75 by completing a sponsored read over summer. 

We have been able to buy some wonderful new books for our Key Stage 2 library for all to enjoy. 

Looking for a Bed Frame?

A former parent of school has asked if anyone would be interested in two single bed frames that they no longer require. Two single beds – one white one pine, no mattresses. In really good condition and free to a good home.

FoodBank for Harvest

A reminder of the details for our harvest celebrations this week:

Harvest Celebration – Tuesday 10th October

This year, we will be celebrating harvest in church. Each class will do a song, or a poem and we will share them with other classes during our worship visit to church together. Unfortunately, it is not possible to accommodate parents at this celebration.

As we have done for a few years now, we will also be collecting for the Black Country Foodbank. To keep things easier in school, and to make sure we are having as broad a range of donations as possible, we have assigned each class three items to collect each, based on what the BCF have identified as current shortages. If you would like to make a donation, they will be gratefully received. Thank you. Please see the list below, and feel free to bring as many of each item on your list as you like(!):

Reception

Tea bags (40s)

Breakfast cereals (small packs)

Roll on deodorants

Year 1

Instant mash

Packets of microwaveable rice/noodles

Soap

Year 2

Tinned meat, e.g. ham, corned beef

Shampoo

Toilet rolls

Year 3

Instant mash/ Packets of microwaveable rice/noodles

Shower gel

Shampoo/toothpaste

Year 4

Tinned tomatoes

Tinned soup

Tinned deserts

Packets of microwaveable rice

Year 5

Milk (long life) 1Litre cartons

Small jars of coffee

Tinned fruit

Soap/hand wash

Year 6

Fruit juice (long life) 1Litre cartons

Tinned fish

Tinned soup

Shower gel/bars of soap/deodorant (roll on)

Please can children bring any donations in to School and take them to their classroom on Tuesday 10th October 2023.

“They do not say in their hearts, ‘Let us fear the Lord our God, who gives the rain in its season, the autumn rain and the spring rain, and keeps for us the weeks appointed for the harvest.”

Jeremiah 5:24

Seabright Charity

We have received information from Wall James Chappell Solicitors, in Stourbridge, informing us that they work for a local charity that can provide help and assistance with educational needs and assistance to those with lower incomes who are in need, hardship or distress. For further details, please contact Wall Chappell James Solicitors in confidence. Their telephone number is 01384 371622, or you can write/visit at 15-23 Hagley Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1QW.

Football Club

A reminder to all of the children who are part of the after school football club on Tuesdays to wear shin pads during each session. Thank you.

Autumn Tennis Camp

The autumn tennis camp at Stourbridge Lawn Tennis and Squash Club is happening again during half term. Details can be found here.

Church Forest School

Dear Families

“Altogether Now” 

The Children and Young Families team at St Peter’s Pedmore would like to welcome you and your family to our nest Forest Church which is:

          Sunday 15 October in St Peter’s Churchyard at 3pm     

Please park on the church car park and enter through the Lychgate.  If the weather is too bad to be outside we shall go inside the Church Centre so please don’t be put off by rain and still come.

The theme will be the story of Joseph when he grows up and his relationship with his family.  We all tend to think first when we mention this Joseph about his “Technicolour Dreamcoat” so if you wish children and parents why not come in something bright.

As well as looking after our own family, God wants us to look after and care for all his family, so if you wish to bring along an item towards our Foodbank collection, packaged or tinned it would be really appreciated.

Please book your place by emailing us at stpeterspedmore@hotmail.com if you wish to come stating how many adults and how many children for refreshment purposes.

Best Wishes

The Children and Young Families Team at St Peter’s

Picture Sale

Next Wednesday (11th October) Matilda, in Year 4, is selling some of her drawings to raise money for the homeless charity, Shelter. The drawings will cost from 20p and will be available to buy at breaktime. Matilda has spent a long time drawing these pictures, and she has lots of choice for you to choose from! Come with your 20p and help her collect money for a good cause.

Attendance

Whole School – 96.09%

Reception – 92.67%

Year 1 – 97%

Year 2 – 96.33%

Year 3 – 92.21%

Year 4 – 97.98%

Year 5 – 92.93%

Year 6 – 99.39%

Well done Year 6 – this week’s attendance winners!

Forest School

It’s been great to welcome Year 1 into forest school to kick off the school year. 

They certainly have been busy and really enjoying time to explore and play in a way they choose.  We have had lots of performances on the stage, children exploring the bug hunting area and this week discovered some slug eggs.  

The children have shown how they are safe around the fire and last week they cooked pancakes and made hot chocolate. 

They also love to climb trees and have created a tree obstacle course. They really have developed their confidence and skills to independently assess the risks.

Can’t wait to see what they get up to next week. 

I have recently updated my website, so if you would like to see what is on offer outside of school over the Autumn/Winter, please take a look. www.fruitsoftheforest.org

Ruth Hill 

Forest School Leader and Public Health Specialist

Book Reviews

We have lots of new reading books in KS2 (thanks PTA) which are really helping us to focus them specifically at our children. The choice in each class is fantastic now, so we thought we’d share some of them with you through regular ‘book reviews’, written by children in school. We have two this week to start us off – have a look!

The Raven Heir – Stephanie Burgis (Yr 6 class)

“This book is about three triplets: Cordelia, Rosalind and Giles. One of them is heir to the raven throne. But which one?

When evil dukes want power over the Royalty, the triplets must escape and uncover the truth…

I would recommend this book for people who like adventure, fantasy and magical books. It is full of good vocabulary and will broaden your mind.

When i read this book, I have to say, I couldn’t stop reading it. I read it non-stop and finished it within two days – I loved it so much!

I would give this book 10/10.”

Betsy, Year 6.

Trash – Andy Mulligan (Year 6 class)

“Trash is a great book about a dumpsite boy named Raphael Fernández. I found this book inspirational and everyone should be treated the same. You will like this book if you like exciting mystery books. I like it when there is not just one person telling the story. It is sad but very thrilling. It is one of the best books I have ever read.”

Jack, Year 6

Phonics

Reception and KS1…don’t forget your phonics newsletter every week…sounds/words to practise every week. If you are not receiving these through ParentMail then please contact the school office.

Take Care & Stay Safe

Mr Dunn

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