What gorgeous fun, to spend the day at Petersfield Infant School, an infant school, in Petersfield, in Hampshire.
We started the day with two sessions alongside children from across the school. And, what a brave and imaginative bunch of explorers they really were. We set off in to unknown worlds, accompanied only by words and scribbly sticks. We did some analogue adventuring in digital lands. Inventive picking up of words and juggling them galore. Delightful.
In the afternoon, we worked alongside key people from the school team, looking at games based, and web based, learning. We also had the chance to investigate making our own, relevant and engaging, digital resources.
After school, everyone joined us on a fast paced trip through a lot of other ways to engage, motivate and inspire, children in the early years of the school journey.
Petersfield school is one of the largest infant schools in Hampshire, and currently has 12 classes. It has a strong teaching staff, and powerful group of learning support staff who do some remarkable things across the school too.
Visitors rema rk on the purposeful, calm and happy atmosphere they feel on entering the school. In the past few years, the school has been refurbished inside and out adding to the bright and attractive surroundings.
The school already does uses ICT in some imaginative ways. On Silver Surfers Day, lots of Grandparents came into school to work in the ICT suite and use the Learning Platform. They have a collection of links to some great KS1 games on their site.
Our aim was to join the Petersfield folk, who already seek out tools and resources that go beyond the realm of primary colours alone. Some can be challenging, but everyone here today was up for that challenge!
There was a nature theme running through today because of the lovely class names across the school: The Year 1 classes are on a woodland theme ~ Badgers, Hedgehogs, Squirrels and Rabbits. Year 2 get all feathery, with Puffins, Kingfishers, Woodpecker and Owls. Year R go underwater with Penguins, Dolphins, Seals and Whales.
Thank you to headteacher Linda Lee, for inviting us to Petersfield, & thank you to the staff & children, who joined us for wonderful wander in the world of words & more.
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