Year R had a look at a history box focusing on home life within living memory. The children were exposed to language such as ‘a long time ago’, ‘in the past’, ‘then’, ‘today’ and ‘now’. They were able to talk about what objects they recognise from their grandparents homes.
They enjoyed exploring them, asking questions on how they would be used and then matched each item with the correct image of an object they would see today in their homes.
Year 4 put their art skills to the test and created some stunning patterns on plates.
They had two rules:
- Their design had to have a hexagon at the centre.
- Their design had to have at least one line of symmetry.
Have a look at the designs below, have they all followed the rules?
There are more of the plates displayed in the hall, have a look at those and see if they followed the rules too.
Photos showing some of the activities we did as part of our Geography work on coastal erosion and deposition. Our thanks to Mrs Broadway, from Oaklands, who used her expert subject knowledge.
Year 6 listened to Seascape by the composer Frank Bridge and then created some inspirational artwork.
This artwork will then be displayed at Oaklands on July 13th when Havant Symphony Orchestra are performing.
Children from St Peter’s are welcome to attend the rehearsal on Saturday afternoon when they can also view the art on show.
Children in Year 5 have been learning about India and in their Art lesson today the created Mandalas using natural materials.
Mandalas are spiritual and ritual symbols in the Indian religions, Hinduism and Buddhism. They are circular in shape to represent the universe. Mandalas area spiritual guidance tool that helps focus attention and provide calm feelings for meditation.
While the children were outside they were given specific instructions to create their Mandalas. They could only use four colours, it had to be circular in shape and symmetrical. The children worked together in groups of three or four and all rose to the challenge.
The results are quite spectacular.
The children in Year 4 and Year 5 have been learning about Pop Art and the work of the artist Andy Warhol. They used this as inspiration for creating Art work that is now on display at Waitrose in Waterlooville, as part of the annual Waterlooville Art Trail.
Year 4 children made pictures of fruit, using bright, vivid colours, while Year 5 children created their own soup can labels. Their artwork is incredible and their choices of soup flavours are both inventive and whacky!
The artwork is on display from Saturday 29th June until Monday 15th July and really is worth a visit!
Huge thanks go to Heather and Emily, two Year 10 girls from Oaklands, who came in on their school INSET day to help construct the whole display.
Just a selection of photographs showing the efforts made and the fun had by all.
A few notices for you…
Just a quick reminder that it is the school’s Sports Day this Monday 1st July. It is a 9:15 a.m. start and it would be great for as much parental/carer support as possible (and good weather)! Please check for a Parentmail for more details!
It has been a busy half-term with our inter-school competitions. St Peter’s have put teams forward for tennis, athletics, cricket and orienteering – they have competed against other schools in the South-East Hampshire area.
This year, St Peter’s also entered a cross-country team into the South-East Hampshire running league for the Spring Term. The children took part in the cross-country races at Portsdown Hill on a Friday afternoon from 4:00 pm. The league culminated with the finals taking place at Crookhorn Secondary School on a rainy afternoon – the team showed such resilience in the harsh running conditions and did themselves proud! They all showed great commitment levels! Mr Land and Mrs Burrows congratulate you! We are looking to grow this after-school club even further in September, so if your child likes a challenge and to build their ‘grit’ and fitness, then they can always join the club.
This Friday also sees our SummerFest at the school site from 5:30pm, where the children of St Peter’s will be showing their Western-themed dance that they have been preparing with CM Sports for the last half-term in their PE lessons. The children have thoroughly enjoyed the process of learning the dance and I have witnessed first-hand how good the Year 4 and Year 6 dance is!
Thank you, and hopefully I will see you at the SummerFest and the Sports Day!
St Peter’s hosted staff and pupils from other primary schools in a joint art project. Children from our school welcomed the children from Corpus Christi in North End, St Paul’s in Paulsgrove and St Jude’s in Fareham and they worked together to produce Prayer Book sleeves and a lolly stick cross. The work was inspired by the upcoming feast of St Peter and St Paul and the day was led by local artist, Frances Peel. All the children thoroughly enjoyed the day and I’m sure you will agree that the art work they produced was both thoughtful and stunning.
A huge thanks to Frances and all the schools who took part – let’s hope we work on more projects together in the future.
A few snaps of our Countries of the World Carnival.