St. Peter’s Catholic Primary School
Environmentally friendly at all times
Compost all our fruit and veg
Our outstanding environmental work helps the world to be a better place
Contribute to owning the Green Flag
Off go the lights, computers and whiteboards
Delight in our School Grounds
Eco is Golden
St. Peter’s Catholic Primary School is committed to caring for God’s creation by doing all we can to look after our environment.
Fairtrade Day – Tuesday 25th February
On Tuesday 25th February the school will celebrate with a special Fairtrade Day. Children are asked to wear either normal clothes or clothes in the Fairtrade colours, all we request is that they bring in £1 contribution which will be donated to the Fairtrade Foundation. There will be a Fairtrade Breakfast starting at 8am that day running until 8.40am with the Town Mayor, Danny Favor. Fairtrade fruit juice, Fairtrade bananas, croissants, bread and Fairtrade Jam and Honey will be offered for the price of £2.50. If you wish your child to take part, please complete the form that will be sent home with your child today and return it to the office with your money by Friday 14th February. We will not be able to take any slips or payments after this date as the food for the Fairtrade Breakfast will have already been brought. Unfortunately we are unable to cater for anyone who has any allergies or dietary requirements. Please be prompt arriving for breakfast i.e. between 8am and 8.15am as the Hall will have to be cleared and we want to give pupils the chance to eat up and have a chat with their friends.
Fairtrade Teddy Trail
For the second year running Fairtrade EG is running a Teddy Trail competition during Fairtrade Fortnight which runs from Monday 24th February until Sunday 8th March. Teddies wearing a Fairtrade logo and a letter of the alphabet are to be found in various places in East Grinstead. Spot the teddies and make the letters into a word. Forms are attached with this newsletter or can be collected from the School Office, or EG Library from 24th February onwards. The correct three winners will receive a Fairtrade Easter Egg as a prize. Completed forms should be returned to EG Library by Wednesday 11th March.
Year 1 made the Fairtrade logo using coloured rice.
Year R learnt about how chocolate is made and then tasted Fairtrade chocolate to see if they could tell which was dark, milk, white or a surprise chocolate. The surprise was orange!
Year 4 discussed the problems in the cocoa farming industry and how many of these problems can be overcome by supporting Fairtrade. They wrote their ideas on chocolate bars.
Later in the day Year 4 chose how to represent the various stages of cocoa production through dance.
Year 5 completed a reading comprehension on Fair Trade and created a fact file with answers to explain what Fair Trade is and how this affects farmers in other countries who are producing goods for consumption.
They then looked at the Fair Trade logo and were tasked with creating and designing their own version of this. They also looked at all of the people involved in the production of chocolate and gained a greater understanding of pay proportions each of these people receives.
Thirteen children and four parents took part in the Big School’s Bird Watch after school on Wednesday 30th January. It was a cold and snowy afternoon but we did spot some birds.
“I saw 3 blackbirds and 2 seagulls, I think I may have seen more but they could be the same ones.” - Alice Year 6
“I saw a few pigeons and a blackbird.” – Purdey Year 3
“I saw a starling.” – William Year 5
“We saw more than I thought.” – Patrick Year 1
“We saw more than last year.” – Ollie Year 2
Mrs Joy is compiling the results the children and parents recorded but we believe we spotted more birds than last year. Thank you to Mr & Mrs Bushaway, Mr Hawkins and Mr O'Sullivan who came along to support their children.
Year R looked for signs of autumn in our school grounds.
A few days later Year R created transient art from natural objects.