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Collective Worship

Collective worship (assembly) takes place every day in school and this lies at the heart of life in our school. We meet four times a week as a whole school and have class based worship on Wednesdays. Reverend Felicity Couch leads Collective Worship each Tuesday. Collective Worship themes are largely Christian in nature and include stories, drama, music, singing, poetry, reflection and prayer. We encourage our pupils to be part of our collective worship through planning, meeting with Revd Felicity, reading and writing prayers and playing music. We follow the pattern of the festivals and seasons of the Christian Year. On Mondays we hold choral worship. Singing is an important part of collective worship, and this is a chance to learn new songs, and revisit familiar ones, to reflect together on the way that we praise God in worship, and to understand better the words we are singing. Thursday is a teacher led collective worship following the theme of the week, listening to a story from the Bible or considering a particular charity. On Fridays we celebrate what has been achieved in school (such as an announcement of the House Point totals for the week; a chance to celebrate and share the reasons for those children who have been awarded a Head Teacher Award, awarding of certificates for honours each term-sporting for example) and the half termly announcement of our music “Hollands Cup”. The Friday collective worship ends with a prayer led by a member of Year 6. Assemblies also provide opportunities for school news to be shared and discussed. Each school term concludes with a service in the church.

School Prayer

We start each collective worship with a lighting prayer and are currently working closely with our children to write a Petersfield prayer, which reflects our thoughts and values.

Church Links
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Petersfield Church of England (A) School has strong links with St Andrew's Church, Orwell (pictured above), which falls within the Diocese of Ely. We work closely with the church and diocese in a number of ways, including:

  • Collective Worship led by Reverend Felicity Couch
  • Key Stage 2 annual visits to Ely Cathedral
  • End of term services held in the church
  • Assemblies led by GenR8
  • Taking part in special services in the Church calendar, such as Harvest, Christingle and Easter
  • Special events to help us consider our core Christian Values
  • Visits to the church as part of RE and collective worship, for example REActive church.
Petersfield Church of England (A) Primary School Christian Values

We are proud of our school values and these underpin all we do in school. Our pupils demonstrate these values in all areas of school life. We worked together as a school to revise our school Christian values. All the children in school looked at eighteen different values and reflected on the meaning of each value and how they influence our behaviour. This work culminated in a whole school Christian values day. The children worked in buddy groups during the day so that the older children could support the younger ones and each group presented that value through dance, drama, poetry, artwork, etc to the whole school community. At the end of the day each adult and child in school cast three votes for the values that they felt were the most important in the life of our school. The values with the most votes became our new school values.

Love - Christian love is the overarching value in our school. We have an ethos of care and concern that helps us to support one another.

Friendship - we aim to include everyone and be loyal and supportive friends.

Trust - we trust each other and believe in the honesty and reliability of others.

Creativity - we value and celebrate new ideas and ways to express ourselves

Peace - we aim for inner peace; learning how to be calm and contented, coping with anxieties and fears, and also for peace between each other in school; making and keeping friends, sorting out arguments, making compromises, letting go of hostile feelings and learning how to listen to each other.

Latest News

17th Jan - Our Year 6 pupils performed a wonderful dramatic interpretation of the poem 'The secret of the machines', by Rudyard Kipling, in their class assembly today. This was inspirational for our younger pupils.

15th Jan - Rowan class held the FOPS cake sale today and reported: 'The cakes were delicious', 'I liked being able to sell the cakes I had made' and 'It was well organised'! Well done Rowan class! Thank you everyone for your support!

13th Jan - On Plough Monday, we welcomed the Molly Dancers into school. After two workshops, the dancing showcase was, as always, fantastic!

10th Jan - At our first School Council meeting of the spring term, we discussed behaviour, planting bulbs and the children's takeover day. Later this the month, they are looking forward to taking on the adult's roles in school!

7th Jan - Christmas recounts, greeting friends, and great thinking about the exciting new curriculum topics, what a great start to term! Please do keep looking at the class pages as we learn more about 'Travel and Transport', 'The Groovy Greeks' and 'Earth and Space'.

7th Jan - Welcome back to the start of the 2020 Spring Term!

6th Jan 2020 - Happy New Year! School is closed for INSET training. Today, staff are participating in professional development sessions on fire safety and the learning across the curriculum.

18th Dec - School is now closed for the Christmas holidays. We look forward to welcoming pupils, parents and visitors back to school from Tuesday 7th January 2020! Happy Christmas!

18th Dec - Christmas Parties would not be complete without a visit from Father Christmas! Every child received a gift. Merry Christmas!

18th Dec - Delicious! Christmas Dinner, thanks to our Lunchtime catering team.

18th Dec - Reception and our year 6 pupils led our Nativity service today. Thank you to all the parents who attended and walked with us.

17th Dec - The whole school went to the pantomime...oh yes we did! The children said 'best school day ever' and 'the jokes were funny and the props were good'. Thank you to FOPS for raising the money to pay for this amazing experience. Current ETA at school is as planned.

13th Dec - What an amazing time at the Rock Steady Concert! Thank you to Michael for his inspirational teaching! The Rock Staff Band had great fun singing 'Do they know it's Christmas?'. We truly are a musical school! Well done to the children awarded Headteacher Awards and the Holland's Cup.

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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


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