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Ash African Drumming

It is our aim for pupils to enjoy a variety of musical experiences whilst they are at Petersfield. Music is usually taught as a class activity. We enable children to enjoy music through the development of listening skills and musical appreciation. The teaching of musical knowledge, concepts and skills are part of a broad and balanced curriculum, based on the skills of: singing and performing, composing, listening and responding to live and recorded music. In order to deepen their skills as musicians, pupils will be shown a variety of instruments and music and asked about how they help us to engage emotionally and physically. They will be taught how to respond to music compositions and musical sounds so they can create and compose their own musical ideas and compositions with an increasing level of independence and recording as they move throughout their school career. Children are encouraged to identify and play a selection of instruments, their sounds, patterns and contrasts in music spanning a range of genres and use them to combine a range of instruments and voice/body to create percussive and melodic compositions. Children will learn about a wide range of musical periods and of significant composers throughout Britain and the world. They will be encouraged to sing regularly with a view to perform at least annually to a wider audience. The vocabulary children use to discuss music will be built on each year. Each class has music playing whilst the children arrive in classes to start the day, this is to provide a pleasant environment and to teach the children about the variety of musical styles and periods.

Black History Music
Peripatetic Musical Tuition

Pupils have the opportunity to learn to play the piano with Mrs Lynn and many instruments in a band in the Rock Steady group, such as electric guitar, drums, and keyboard and use their vocals.

Hollands Cup

This cup is awarded half termly to a musician who has been recognised for outstanding musical achievement. It is presented by Mr Don Hollands, a good friend to our school, pianist and a past parent.

The Young'uns

This amazing folk band have visited our school on three occasions and worked with both the whole school and with Pine class, as part of “When Cambridgeshire Sings”. They have explored British Values, history and our locality through music. We look forward to working with them again soon!

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Bert Trautmann Chants
Peasants' Revolt Rap

As a result of 'When Cambridgeshire Sings', we are excited to have have teamed up with Historic England to develop this project further in 2020-21!

Young Voices

Each year pupils in Year 5 and 6 have the opportunity to go to the O2 to be part of the biggest choir in the world! We learn the songs and then sing to the whole school in a special celebration assembly.

Rock Steady Young Uns

Latest News

21st Sept - Thank you to Rev Felicity for leading our Harvest Service today. It was wonderful to be altogether on the school field and to think about our donations and who they will help.

20th Sept - Today we have begun to think about Harvest in Collective Worship. Our School Council introduced our collection for tomorrow's Harvest Festival. We are collecting money for our Malawi fundraising and food for the local food bank if you are able to donate tomorrow.

17th Sept - Well done to our EYFS who enjoyed learning in school for their first full day today.

17th Sept - Today's second virtual creative writing session led to brilliant extended writing from year 3 and 4.

16th Sept - We look forward to seeing the creative writing from year 3 and 4 following the first of two 'Beneath the Surface' virtual writing sessions today.

16th Sept - Today we welcomed Rev Felicity into school for the first of the session exploring Collective Worship.

14th Sept - Thank you to the parents who joined the first of the Curriculum Sessions for parents this afternoon. Rowan and Yew class sessions are on Thursday this week. We look forward to seeing you there.

14th Sept - Multisports is back today for this term. There are a few spaces left if you have not yet signed your child up to participate.

10th Sept - Ash class enjoyed lunch in school for the first time today. Our Year 1 role models were fantastic and our EYFS pupils followed all the lunchtime routines beautifully.

9th Sept - Tonight, staff and governors met virtually for our essential annual Safeguarding training. Our updated Safeguarding Policy will be published once it is approved at FGB later this month.

6th Sept - Today our new EYFS children mixed as a whole class and are already being great friends to others.

3rd Sept - At lunchtime, pupils and staff identified a project to improve the outside area. School council members have been thinking about how we can work together. Thank you to all the children who helped today. What a difference TEAM Petersfield makes! Community volunteers welcome to help weed!

2nd Sept - Welcome back to all the mums and dads and other family members who adapted seamlessly to the 'normal' end of school arrangements. We very much value the informal communication between home and school which this facilitates.

2nd Sept - Beaming smiles and rekindling and new friendships resulted from the whole school playing together on the field at break and lunchtime today.

2nd Sept - In Collective Worship, we reflected on our feelings as we return to school for the new school year.

2nd Sept - Welcome to all our new pupils and families. Well done for such a confident start to the term.

2nd Sept - What a super start to the term! The earlier school start time, following last year's consultation, resulted in everyone being in school learning in less than 8 minutes despite it being a busy first day! Every minute's learning counts at Petersfield. Well done!

1st Sept 21 - The first day of the Autumn term was a busy INSET day for teachers and included a County briefing. Parents, please see the email sent tonight with details in advance of tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you in the morning!

22nd July - Whilst we are closed, please see our Covid page (under the class drop down menu) if you need any information on welfare and keeping children safe over the summer. There are also links on the website to resources you can use to continue learning over the summer.

22nd July - School is now closed to pupils, parents and visitors. The school will reopen to pupils on Thursday 2nd September. We will update parents on 1st September with any pertinent information. Happy Summer!

22nd July - In their final assembly, the year 6 pupils reflections, thanks and singing of their personalised anthem (not to mention the baby photos) brought smiles and tears as we celebrated them demonstrated they are indeed 'all that they can be!' Good luck year 6!

22nd July - What a day for a whole school picnic lunch!

22nd July - Year 6 completed the shirt signing today - a long standing tradition at Petersfield!

22nd July - Thank you to Rev Felicity for leading our Leavers' Service today. The year 6 pupils were presented with a Bible from the Parish and the Methodist church to take with them on life's journey.

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Notices

Is your child due to start school in September 2022? If so, click here to visit our admissions page.


Have you tried any of the experiments in the science magazines you can find on the 'Science is Fun' webpage? Click on the 'Curriculum' tab to find out more.


Have you visited our 'Reading for Pleasure' page where local published author Ute Maria is adding stories regularly? Click on the 'Curriculum' tab to enjoy the stories.


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.


Run Orwell returned as a much enjoyed Covid secure event in June 2021. Keep an eye on the website for updates about the next planned event!


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


Covid update - Our Covid page contains information to support your child throughout the pandemic.


As per County and national guidance, Petersfield will only close in exceptional circumstances or where instructed to do so. The decision will be made ASAP and displayed first on our school website in the 'Latest News' above.


Following the recent phone upgrade, please leave a message if the school phone is not answered, including out of school hours. We will then receive and email alerting us to your call. Alternatively, please email the school office.


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.


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.


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


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.


Please see Covid-19 notices on our Covid-19 Update Page

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