Past News & Events

Summer Term 2021

ELMER DAY!

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Today we all celebrated Elmer Day! We came to school dressed in Elmer colours and enjoyed lots of exciting Elmer activities! Ask your child to tell you all about it! What was their favourite activity?!

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Well done to everyone who has been busy with our sponsored Litter Picking!

We hope you have enjoyed making our town even more beautiful while at the same time raising lots of money for our school. We will let you know the total raised once all the forms have been returned!

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Active8 Litter Pickers!

Thank you to everyone at Active8 who helped to make our school playground look neat and tidy by picking up the litter!

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Spring Term 2021

We have all really enjoyed  Storytelling Week and World Book Day!!

This is always a very exciting time of our school year as we all celebrate our love of reading and sharing stories with our families and friends!

In all home learning packs we included a Bedtime Story Challenge, a Meet the Bookmarks and a Share A Story Activity for you all to enjoy!

There are lots of amazing and fun activities on the World Book Day website which can be found HERE

On World Book Day we came to school dressed as our favourite storytelling characters!  We hope you have enjoyed your day too – please send us a photograph via Tapestry of yourself dressed as your favourite character!

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Xin Nian Kuai Le!

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!

Chinese New Year is on February 12th 2021 and is the year of the Ox. Mrs Stephenson will be presenting her annual Chinese New Year assembly to all the year groups after half term. Below are a selection of website links for you share with your child at home to learn all about Chinese New Year. We hope you enjoy them.

Watch Mrs Stephenson’s Chinese New Year Assembly to find out more!

Click on the exciting links  below to learn all about Chinese New Year!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/38668427

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/chinese-new-year

https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/chinese-new-year.html

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/my-favourite-day-chinese-new-year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CcCBJejWwM

Did you know, there are a few ways to say ‘Happy New Year’? One way is Gong Xi Fa Cai pronounced, “gong zee fah chai.” Gong xi means “congratulations” and is also a way to wish one joy. Fa cai is to become rich or make money. In essence, you are wishing someone joy and prosperity in the new year. Business owners and workmates use Gong Xi Fa Cai as the usual way to say “happy new year” in Chinese.

The first day of Chinese New Year is always between January 21st and February 21st, coinciding with the first new moon (the darkest day) between these two dates. In fact, Chinese months are all calculated by the lunar calendar, with each month beginning on the darkest day. New Year festivities traditionally start on the first day of the month and continue until the fifteenth, when the moon is brightest. In China, people may take weeks of holiday from work to prepare for and celebrate the New Year.

The Chinese New Year calendar has 12 years in a cycle. Each cycle is named after an animal, in a particular order: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. When the cycle is over, on the Year of the Pig, the Year of the Rat starts and so on.

Autumn Term 2020

As we are unable to hold our usual open morning for prospective parents, we have put together a video tour and short presentation, which we hope you will find useful.  We are not professional videographers – so please makes allowances for the quality and bloopers!

Please click on the link below to watch the video on our school You Tube channel.

Joe Wicks has heard that everyone at Petersfield Infant School have been busy enjoying his ‘PE with Joe’ workouts during lockdown!

Click on the link below to listen to his message to everyone at our school!

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We are very proud to announce that we have been awarded both the Bronze and the Silver EAL Award!

Our PDL leader, Mrs Stephenson, has worked tirelessly to collate evidence for the Bronze Award but when the assessor came last month we were awarded both Bronze AND Silver!

The Award acknowledges all the fantastic work that takes place at our school to support students for whom English is an Additional Language and their families. We are now on a mission to achieve the Gold award and, if successful, would be the first infant school in Hampshire to achieve this.

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Our Christmas Shoeboxes have been collected!

Thank you so much to everyone who helped to support the Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal this year by sending a Christmas Shoebox into school with their child.

We had a brilliant response and collected 107 beautifully wrapped shoeboxes!

Some superstars from Kingfishers helped Dave and Claire to load the shoeboxes into the Link to Hope van. We are looking forward to hearing about their journey to Eastern Europe and seeing photos of the boxes being shared in the communities.

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Year 2 have been busy creating this fantastic mural with Vicki Ostersen. The children used recycled pieces of music to create a scene during Eco-Week. This piece will be hung in the Year R construction zone for new pupils to enjoy with an important message about protect our planet. Visit www.treefrogart.co.uk to find out about Vicki’s other projects.

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As we are unable to hold our usual open morning for prospective parents, we have put together a video tour and short presentation, which we hope you will find useful.  We are not professional videographers – so please makes allowances for the quality and bloopers!

Please click on the link below to watch the video on our school You Tube channel.

In addition to our virtual tour video and our small group tours we are now also delighted to share with you our brand new 3D Tour of our school.

Petersfield Infant School 3D tour!

We would like to say a massive thank you to  local company Future World 3D  for donating this incredible resource to our school. It will be enjoyed by all our children, staff and parents as well as future customers!

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As we are unable to hold our usual information evening for parents new to Year1 and Year 2, the teachers have put together a video which we hope you will find useful. The presentations are also available below.

Welcome to Year 2!

Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome to Year 1 2020

Summer Term 2020

Congratulations to all our summer Lunchtime Superstars!

Well done for following our Lunchtime Code so perfectly!

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Recycling in School

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Wow! Look at all of the recycling that has been collected in the last few months. A huge thank you to everyone who has helped!

Spring Term

Extreme Reading Challenge!

Petersfield Infant School is inviting all the children to take part in our Extreme Reading Challenge!

This year the challenge will take place between Monday 6th April and Sunday 19th April 2020. Where is the strangest or most unusual place you can find to be photographed reading? Perhaps you can read upside down or maybe on top of a climbing frame! You can read anything – newspapers, comics, books, recipes, magazines, seed packets, leaflets, posters, cereal packets – be inventive!

Please send your photographs to the office at adminoffice@petersfield-inf.hants.sch.uk and the most unusual or extreme reading place photos will be displayed here on the website.

Even some of our class animals are joining in with the Challenge – this is a photograph of Floppy from Rabbits Class enjoying reading a book in a very unusual place!

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Congratulations to our Spring Lunchtime Superstar!

Well done for following our Lunchtime Code.

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Happy Storytelling Week!

We have all thoroughly enjoyed our activities during Storytelling Week which ended today.  Today the children listened to their favourite stories read by the grown ups!

Happy World Book Day!

The staff at Petersfield Infant School joined in the fun for World Book Day!

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Please take a look at your child’s class page to see more World Book Day photographs!

Travelling Book Fair

We would like to say a very big ‘thank you’ to everyone who came to the Travelling Book Fair – these are the books we bought with the commission from the book sales.

Our artwork outside the Petersfield Museum is up! Every child in Year 1 and Year 2 decorated a tile for this beautiful mosaic. The school councillors from Years 1 and 2 proudly ‘unveiled’ our art work with Ryan from the museum, today! Doesn’t it look fabulous?

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Autumn Term

We had a delicious Christmas dinner at school today. A huge thank you to our amazing Kitchen Staff!

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The Year 2 choir went to Gloucester Court to sing Christmas songs to the residents. Thank you to Gloucester Court for the generous donation to enable us to buy some new books.

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Say ‘hello’ to our new School Librarians!

Children in Year 1 and Year 2 have chosen their new school librarians!  They will be responsible for ensuring our school library is kept tidy with all the books in the correct places!  Year R librarians will be chosen by their class mates in January.

The Big Climate Fightback!

As a school we pledged to plant a tree as part of The Woodland Trust campaign, ‘The Big Climate Fightback’. This project aims to protect the future of our planet and support climate change by asking people to plant one of a million trees on 30 November 2019.

Mrs Ballinger has kindly donated a beautiful crab apple tree which we showed the children in assembly this morning. A group of children then planted our new tree with Mrs Ballinger inside our pond area. We look forward to nurturing our tree and watching it grow for many years to come.

Our Christmas Shoeboxes have been collected!

We had a wonderful response to the Shoebox Appeal this year! The children helped Dave and Claire to load 211 Christmas shoeboxes into the Link to Hope van, 68 of which came from other settings in the area. Thank you so much to everyone who helped to support this worthwhile cause by sending a Christmas Shoebox into school with their child.

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The School Councillors from Year 1 and Year 2 had a special lunch with Karen Brewster from HC3S and tried some delicious new food!

They then held their first meeting to discuss their classes views and ideas about our school lunches.

Year R Dad’s Breakfast

Once again our Dad’s breakfast was well supported by Dads, Grandads, Uncles and Carers! It was lovely to see so many new faces and old sharing Breakfast with their children and later sharing stories in the classrooms. Thank you to everyone who was able to make the event.

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Say hello to our new School Councillors!

Children in Year 1 and Year 2 having been busy voting for their new school councillors! This year, we had an overwhelming number of children delivering speeches to their class! Every child then practised one of our Britsh Values – Democracy – by using their  personal vote to elect two new councillors. Year R councillors will be elected by their class mates in January.

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We are very proud to have been awarded Silver in the School Project category and Bronze in the Environmental Project category at this year’s Petersfield in Bloom Awards.

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Mrs Crew and Mrs Amor went along to the Festival Hall to collect our certificates. Huge thanks to Mrs Jones and the Go Outdoor Gang for making our school grounds look so beautiful! Here are this year’s GOG children, ready to take up the gardening challenge!

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 Don’t forget to put all the autumn term dates in your diary or on your calendar – it’s going to be a very busy term!

Click HERE to see the dates for the Autumn term and future INSET dates.

Summer Term

We enjoyed a highly entertaining ‘Petersfield Infant School’s Got Talent’ show on the last day of term. Thank you to all the amazing children who took part! Congratulations to the winners and thank you to Henry Adams for providing the medals and trophies and for judging the competition along with two of our governors.

What a great way to end the year!

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We would like to say a very big THANK YOU to everyone who has so very kindly donated a new book to our school library!

As you can see there are so many different titles both fiction and non-fiction which the children are definitely going to enjoy in September!

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Congratulations to our last Lunchtime Superstar of the year!

Well done for remembering to follow our Lunchtime Code.

We have had an amazing Dinosaur Week, concluding with a fantastic visit from Teach Rex. We learnt lots of interesting facts about dinosaurs from the awe inspiring Joe, Sam and Jam! We also became movie stars, creating our very own Green Screen dinosaur movies!

Grand re-opening of Borough Hill recreation ground.

Guinness World Record Attempt!

We all had a fantastic time trying to set a new Guinness World Record for the most people simultaneously hugging a soft toy. We think we have smashed the current record by hugging 373 toys for 1 minute and 3 seconds! It was very exciting to have television and radio reporters filming and interviewing us and a special celebratory, Dr Radha Modgil from CBeebies! Big thanks to Barnardo’s and everyone involved for making this such a successful event.

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Thank you to TPS Year 9 GCSE music group, who came and performed a fantastic concert for Year 1 and 2.

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A big thank you to Waitrose for their donation which we used to buy new sports equipment for the playground.

Congratulations to our Lunchtime Superstars!

Well done for remembering to follow our Lunchtime Code.

The Big Battery Hunt!

Look how many batteries we have managed to collect as part of The Big Battery Hunt’.

The Big Battery Hunt is a nationwide battery recycling initiative funded by Duracell. Young people in schools across the UK are encouraged to think about the importance of recycling, and then challenged to collect as many used batteries as they can. The aim is for each pupil to contribute to an overall total of 4 million batteries being recycled. Well done everyone!

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Henry Crew came back to see us all!

Henry came to visit us last April before he set off around the world on his motorbike. He is now the youngest person to have circumnavigated the globe by motorbike and hopes to be in the next Guinness Book of Records. Henry brought his motorbike into the hall and showed the children photographs of some of the places he visited. Year 2 children stayed in the hall a little longer to ask Henry lots of interesting questions!

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Henry is raising money for Movember and you can find out more about his trip on his website: www.35000miles.com or on his Instagram page

Petersfield Library

We were invited by Petersfield Library to have a display in the Children’s Area – when you visit to change your books, please take a look at the most amazing artwork of the children in Year 2!