Headteacher’s welcome message:

Father God Through you, Help us to develop A love of learning, To aim high and have self belief, To cherish our community, To care for and respect one another In your name we pray. Amen

                                                                         WELCOME TO TANKERSLEY ST PETERS C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL


Thank you for visiting our school website.  At Tankersley St Peter’s Primary School we all share the same vision for our children; helping  them to feel valued members of our school community and to  ‘to have a love of learning in a distinctively Christian environment.’

We have a clear set of school aims. We encourage our children to aim high and have an abundance of self belief;  through our creative curriculum, we develop enquiring minds and inspire children with enterprising ideas. We also instil a strong sense of community spirit, which is based on mutual respect for one another. Our children are encouraged to love one  another through our church family of St Peters and we encourage values of kindness, gentleness, goodness, self control and patience through the giving of our Christian attribute beads. Our daily worship brings us together as a school community and family and sparkle and shine and share assemblies celebrate our great learning.

We also have the highest regard for safeguarding and safety in school and our Keeping safe blog showcases the great work we do in this area. We have a BIG AWARD for Anti- Bullying and encourage pupils to play a part in developing policy around anti bullying and internet safety. We have also won numerous awards such as Mode Shift stars silver award  for our work on Road safety and safe travel to school.

As a global expert hub school we are an outward looking school and ensure our pupils are aware of the wider world and other communities. We have many awards in this area from the British Council and the International schools award. 

We hope you enjoy browsing our website as there is never a dull day at Tankersley. We are committed to ensuring our website reflects the vibrancy of school life. 

Our class blogs celebrate the wonderful learning happening daily in our classrooms and other blogs showcase some of our wider opportunities such as our global schools work and excellence in music.

 We also have a VIMEO video site which you can see amazing videos on our learning click on from our website to access our school videos – nobody needs to miss out on our amazing learning!

For instant updates and up to the minute information – please log on to our website home page for instant news in the ‘post it’ note section. If you have a facebook account you can create a link to this for instant updates from your phone.

I would like to thank you for taking the time to find our about our school. We are very proud of our school community; if you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

A letter from the Prime Minister…


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Top of the class…

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Friends of Tankersley

Our next meeting will take place on  Friday 27th April 2018, in the ICT suite, at 2.50pm.

All welcome.


1. World war commemorative events and competitions. 
2. Fundraising activities for the summer term.
3. AOB
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Class 1 have been learning about food hygiene and how it is important to wash your hands carefully.  

We have also been tasting lots of different fruit and vegetables so they can plan their own healthy snack.  


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Nursery Rhyme Time

This week in Nursery the focus has been on nursery rhymes. We have been singing old favourite rhymes and learning some new ones in our singing sessions. Our ‘Nursery Rhyme Time’ show  returned this week. The children (and teachers!) stepped up onto our stage  to perform their favourite rhyme and earn a special sticker.

It was a great show with super performances from the nursery children. Well done super stars!

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In year 5 we practice Brass each and every week under the guiding wing of Mr Francis.  We are busy at the moment preparing for our end of year Brass Festival, that will take place at Barnsley Metrodome. Keep blowing Year 5, it’s all coming together nicely.

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Children in Reception class have been exploring subtraction and the maths vocabulary linked to it, such as ‘less,’ ‘take away’ and ‘minus.’ They have enjoyed solving problems and using different strategies to solve them. The children have explained their ideas, recorded them, represented them in different ways and are now teaching their ideas to one another. 

There has been lots of brainstorming about our new enquiry question:

 ‘How are places different?’ and the children have been learning all about our world’s rainforests. They have created multi media collages and spoken about their own thoughts and feelings about the rainforests, reflected through their art work. 

There has also been lots of creative and collaborative child initiated and sustained learning in the EYFS provision. Well done everybody! 

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Moving Toys

This week in our Science lesson we have been investigating how toys move.

We discussed the affect that a force has when applied to an object.

We practised moving the toys and described how they move.

For example: When pushed the toy car moved forward quickly then slowed down.


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