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Creative Curriculum Review – Autumn 2019

We have now revised our curriculum, having consulted with pupils, parents, staff and Governors in the summer term. The curriculum is everything that we do at Petersfield, and it starts the minute the pupils walk through our school gates and continues throughout the entire day.

Our Vision, Intent, Implementation and Impact statements declare our aspirations for our pupils, along with our Petersfield Pledge.

We understand that the curriculum is a journey, and we are continually shaping this as we review the impact our curriculum and implement ways to improve and update it. Our aim continues to be to ensure that our children leave our school ready for the next stage of their educational career and having the skills and values to equip them for life.

Our revised creative curriculum meets the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum and we have been mindful to retain what worked well, maintaining key effective and popular elements of our curriculum which had been developed and improved over many years in conjunction with staff training. Our revisions continue to demonstrate “evolution” rather than a “revolution”, mapping out the key knowledge we plan for our pupils to learn.

We have revised and improved on skills progression for all foundation subjects so that different expectations for each year group are explicitly clear. Subject leaders will monitor the provision in these areas. Where possible, cross curricular links are being made and subjects will have a 'cold task' at the beginning of each topic, culminating in a “hot write” or extended writing or assessment opportunity to show the progression of skills and knowledge acquired over the topic. We have also focused on explicitly identifying and teaching the vocabulary needed for the subject areas and using all the learning environments in our beautiful school grounds as much as possible and relevant.

We are delighted to have achieved the Silver Artsmark this year. We strongly believe the arts provide a foundation for learning to enable children to achieve their full potential. We firmly believe that children of all abilities learn best when they are inspired and their creativity can take them in many directions! We have reviewed our programme of extra events and kept those which make a significant contribution to the wider needs of the school. Where these events do occur, we will ensure that they are planned for sufficiently in advance so that they can be incorporated into our teaching programs in a coherent manner.

We now have more extra-curricular clubs and activities going on before school, during lunchtimes and after school to give our pupils a wider range of learning opportunities. These include reading club, code club, dance club and sports clubs. We also actively encourage our wider community to come into school to share their expertise and talents with the pupils, for example through careers week, the Lent challenge and historical digs.

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* We understand that the curriculum is a journey, and we are continually shaping this as we review the impact our curriculum and implement ways to improve and update it. Therefore, we will continue to add and develop additional elements – for example outside learning opportunities – as we continue on our curriculum journey over the next three years and beyond.

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Latest News

14th Feb - School is now closed for the Spring Half Term holiday. We look forward to welcoming pupils, parents and visitors back to school on Monday 24th February. Happy Half Term!

14th Feb - Well done to all the pupils who received a Head Teachers Award or the Hollands Cup. A special thanks to the children who organised the Music Concert, which was dedicated to Mr Hollands. All the children who participated were able to showcase their talents!

13th Feb - Thank you to all the Parents and Carers who attended tonight's Parents' Evening. If you have not been able to meet the teachers yet or have not completed the questionnaire, please do speak to your child's classteacher.

12th Feb - Four children represented the school at a multisports competition at Impington College. 'It was a great opportunity to try new sports'.

12th Feb - Thank you to Croudace for today's site visit for year 6. This visit provided the inspiration for poetry writing.

12th Feb - We are pleased to report the phone lines and internet are currently working again. Thank you for your patience.

11th Feb - It is great to be welcoming parents to the first of the two Parents' Evening sessions tonight. Working together for the good of the children is so important to us.

10th Feb - Thank you to the children and staff who participated in the Litter Pick of the Rec today. We were delighted to work in conjunction with the Women of Orwell.

10th Feb - Apologies, following the power cuts we still have no phone service. Please use email or come to the office if needed.

7th Feb - Pine Class showcased their learning about 'The Groovy Greeks' today with songs, drama, researched information, and their own written myths. Well done to all involved, you have obviously worked so hard!

5th Feb - Thank you for the messages and chocolate during Ofsted! Mr Mohammed will now write his Ofsted report which is currently confidential. We will publish it here as soon as we are able.

5th Feb - We are delighted to have the Life Skills Bus in school today and tomorrow as part of our PSHE sessions. We were please to welcome parents who came to find out more about the bus.

4th Feb - Year 5 and 6 had an amazing time at the O2 for the spectacular event of Young Voices.

4th Feb - Thank you to all the positive messages - we are very proud of Petersfield and are looking forward to welcoming Ofsted about our school today and tomorrow.

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SCHOOL CLOSURE PROCEDURE: As per County guidance, Petersfield will only close in exceptional circumstances. The decision will be made as soon as possible and displayed first on our school website in the 'Latest News'.


Is your child due to start school in September 2020? If so, click here to find out more about how to visits and learn about how to apply to join our fantastic school.


Are you interested in being a Governor? Do you have HR or Finance skills? If so, please do visit our Governors' webpage to find out more about the strategic role of our Governors.


Funding for Petersfield - As you may have read in the media, school funding is under threat. Please click here to see the information about how you can continue to help.


We apologise for the intermittent, continuing fault on the phone line which we have again reported to the telephone company. Should you need to reach us, please press '6' immediately the phone is answered. Alternatively email the office.


The newspaper article about 'Max and Milky make it to Mars' - written by our Book Club volunteer Ute - is here. She has kindly donated a copy of her book to our school library.


Please see our vacancies page for an opportunity for a Playworker.


Run Orwell - back on the last Sunday in June 2020! Offering chipped timed 10K and 5K routes, and a 2K fun run, there will be something for everyone.


Save yourself time naming uniform and raise money for school. Visit www.stikins.co.uk. Quote code 15787


As we explained in a newsletter, we have updates our policies and privacy notice about how we process data in line with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations). Click here for the updated policies.

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