Remembrance Sunday Service 2017
We were proud to represent Bramley St. Peter's today at the annual Remembrance Sunday Service. Together with hundreds of local people, we paid our respects to all the people who gave their life to keep us safe. Thank you to all of the children and families who braved the cold.
Inner West Leeds Pupil Summit
We were invited by our local councillors to a summit to discuss how young people in Bramley, Armley and Stanningley would like the council to spend £34,000 for activities in those areas. Our brief was to think about children and young people aged between 8 and 17 and to choose activities which we think they would like. We had to consider the cost of the activity, how many children would be able to take part, when the activity would take place, and which of the activities they would like to do themselves. We worked together with children from Raynville Primary and Stanningley Primary and between us, we managed to spend ALL £34,000.
We considered activities for children who like sports, keeping fit, drama, singing, painting, crafts, recycle crafts, dancing and multi skill activities. We had to decide whether we would like to fund the whole cost of an activity or whether we would partly fund it. For instance, multi sports was £6,000 for 30 sessions for 24 children, so we decided we would fund 15 sessions. We looked at some of the lower cost activities like drama club, and we could buy enough for all 3 wards to have the activity. It was a big responsibility!
We met the Lord Mayor and all of our local councillors in the actual Council Chamber and we were allowed to ask them lots of questions. We all thought we were very important sitting in the Council Chamber!
We were taken over to the University where we were allowed to choose lunch to the value of £5.00 - it was very nice.
Thank you for reading our blog,
Jude, Ellie, Evie and Gabriel.
Creative Writing Workshop
We were invited by Leeds West Academy and Capital Radio to a creative writing workshop. Our 4 children joined children from 6 other local schools to create a radio advert to persuade children to choose Leeds West Academy for their high school choice. Our children; Caitlin, Ndanatsei, James and Amelia were very persuasive in their writing and presented their adverts with confidence.
Culley 7s Rugby League Tournament
Children from years 4, 5 and 6 brilliantly represented Bramley St Peter's in this year's Culley 7s.
Following a closely fought qualifying competition, the finals were held at Stanningley RLFC, featuring teams from 9 schools including BSP. All our players gave their all; tackling like tigers. In the end, a stellar performance from West End Primary saw them win the plate competition, with our team a creditable second.
Sadly for the team, our former pupil (and Leeds Rhinos full back) Ashton Golding was unable to play, however he did agree to a photograph with our team.
Some of our children were lucky enough to compete in the mini Brownlee triathlon! We went down to John Charles Stadium and they had to swim a lap of the pool, cycle 2 laps of the track and run a whole lap! They did fantastic, it was a really great day out.
A Special Visit from Puffin Author Tom Palmer
Puffin author Tom Palmer came to Bramley St Peter’s to work with a group of children for a very exciting topic.
Nine schools across Leeds are writing a story with a history focus based on their local community with Tom. We were lucky enough to start the story and completed the first chapter based on the ‘Bramley Carnival’. The next school on the list will continue the story writing chapter two until the ninth school where they will write the ending – chapter nine! The first chapter was created by both Tom and the children and it has been published on Tom’s website! (see link below).
The History Children:
Chapter One: http://tompalmer.co.uk/leeds%20sls/
The children were very proud of the end results and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, even when working under pressure to a deadline that same day. It was a race against time to get it completed by 2:30pm but they did it! Well done to Tom and the children! It will be an experience I am sure they will never forget.
After the writing project, Tom delivered an assembly and told us that he was not keen on reading or school as a child, but he did love sport. His mum encouraged him to read about football in magazines, newspapers and books. Gradually he developed a love for reading, inspiring him to become an author. Through perseverance, he became a very successful author writing over 50 stories!
Tom has mainly written books about football and rugby, however, other themes in his books include WWI, ghosts and international espionage.
KS1 and KS2 watched a production of the Charles Dicken's story Oliver Twist - everyone really enjoyed it! Have a look at some of the pictures from the production below...
The children and staff had a wonderful time during World Book Day. We invited parents and carers to join us on this special day for a 'Stay and Read' session. The children took part in various fun and creative reading activities. They were given the opportunity to share their favourite stories with friends and other children in other classes.
Both the children and staff looked AMAZING in their costumes!
Peter Pan visits Bramley St. Peter's
This week all the children were treated to a Christmas pantomime. They enjoyed watching the tale of Peter Pan as he and Wendy explored Neverland, trying to avoid the callous Captain Hook.
On Thursday 24th November we were lucky enough to welcome a representative from Google into Bramley St Peter’s to work with our Key Stage 2 children. With the use of virtual reality cardboard headsets and devices loaded with the ‘Google Expeditions’ app, the children explored places beyond reach of our classrooms and local area. The Google Expeditions provide collections of virtual reality panoramas – 360° photo spheres and 3D images.
The children travelled all over the world. They went to Egypt to see the Pyramids, visited Angel Falls and they discovered the 7 New Wonders of the World. Some children dived with enormous sharks, whilst some ventured into space where they could explore the Moon, the planet Mars and even go aboard the international space station. To believe we did all this from the comfort of our school is incredible! It was a truly amazing day. The children were in awe of every place they explored, and it definitely provoked plenty of ‘oohs’ and ‘aahhs.’
The 'Google Expeditions' app is available for you to download on iOS and Android. Cardboard headsets can be purchased easily from Amazon; after Thursday, I think they may end up on a few Christmas lists!
Visit from author Peter J Murray
Children at Bramley St Peter’s were treated to tales of terror when internationally renowned children's author, Peter J Murray, came to visit. Peter, author of the acclaimed 'Mokee Joe' books is also the Patron of Reading for our school, encouraging our children to read for pleasure. In the morning he enthralled the children with extracts from his books (at one point transforming himself into his most famous creation, the 7 foot tall nightmare villain, Mokee Joe!) and with stories of how he became a writer. In the afternoon he led workshops in some classes inspiring the children to invent and write about their own heroes or villains.
All the children and teachers were gripped! They can’t wait for Peter to come back in to school on Thursday 14th July 2016 so that they can have the opportunity to buy his amazing books, and find out what happens in them!
Peter has kindly donated a full set of novels to our school library.
Congratulations to our children who competed in the annual Bramley Olympics.
Our older children were treated to a special assembly delivered by teachers from Leeds West Academy; based on all things scientific!
They were treated to explosions, fire, wind and light - all created by chemical reactions. The children showed off their scientific knowledge well, answering some tough questions and hypothesising how and why an experiment works and what would be the result of the chemical reaction. Please have a look at a few of the photographs from the assembly.
Matilda 'The Book Bus" visits Bramley St Peter's!
Leeds Rhinos match - 4th March 2016
World Book Day at Bramley St Peter's!