Year 6 Admissions Information

 

Welcome!

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We look forward to welcoming you to our school.  Here you will find all the information you need before joining us in September. 

School Medical Services

We offer  a comprehensive and professional medical and First Aid service which has been awarded The Diabetic Award by Diabetes UK. Through fundraising and grants, we have an AEC (Automated External Defibrillator), and we run innovative initiatives such as CHOICE, which helps improve vulnerable children’s lifestyles by making healthy choices.

We store medication in the Medical Room as children are not permitted to carry it themselves during the school day. The exceptions are asthma inhalers and Epi Pens.

Check The Form Paracetamol form below must be completed for all children.

Check If your child has asthma, please complete the Form Salbutamol form.

Check Children with a medical condition are required by the Government to have completed an Form Individual Healthcare Plan Form.

Parent Pay

Parent Pay

In an attempt to remove all cash and cheques from school, we ask all parents to only use our e-payment method to pay for dinner money, trips, music lessons etc. This can be done online using a very secure website called ParentPay or in cash at local stores where you see the PayPoint logo. 

Already have a ParentPay account?
If you already have a ParentPay account, either with our school or another ParentPay school, you can simply login to that account and add your other children via the Add a child tab on your home page. You will be sent an activation username and password to do this.

New to ParentPay?
You will have a secure online account, activated using a unique activation username and password which will be sent to you.  You will be prompted to change these and to keep them safe and secure as your Username and Password for future logins. 

Paypoint

ParentPay holds an electronic record of your payments to view at a later date. Once you’ve activated your account you can make online payments straight away.

Those parents wishing to pay cash should contact the school office to request the option of paying via PayPoint.

Uniform List

Please note that the following 6 items can only be purchased from our stockists:

Blazer, School Skirt, PE Polo Shirt, Performing Arts Polo Shirt (all compulsory);  PE Rugby Shirt, PE Skort (optional).

All other items may be purchased at other major outlets.

Boys

Check Blazer -  Maroon with new style school badge (Compulsory)

Check Jumper - Black - plain V-neck, not crew neck sweatshirt (Optional)

Check  Shirt  - White, long or short sleeved

Check Trousers - Black traditional style - NO flares, skinny/drainpipes, chinos or cords    

Check Tie - Lower School (Years 7 - 8): maroon house tie

             Upper School (Years 9 -11): silver house tie

Check Socks - Grey or black only – NOT white

Check Shoes - Black, plain - NOT trainers, canvas plimsolls, boots, Doc Martens

Check Coat - PLAIN -not denim (winter; wet/cold weather)

Girls

Prospectus 2014 girl by tree

Check Blazer - Maroon with new style school badge (Compulsory)

Check Jumper - Black - plain V-neck, not crew neck sweatshirt  (Optional)

Check Shirt - White, shirt style with buttons up to the neck - not Aertex or open neck blouse - long or short sleeves

Check Skirt - Grey – 1 style only - straight with closed pleat at back, worn to the knee (Compulsory)  – from our 3 stockists only

Check Trousers - Black - NO flares, skinny drainpipes, denim, chinos, cords, slits or low waists

Check Tie -  Lower School (Years 7 - 8): maroon house tie

              Upper School (Years 9 -11): silver house tie

Check Socks - White or Black, any length

Check Tights - Plain Black or Natural not patterned    

Check Shoes - Black, plain NOT trainers, canvas plimsolls, Doc Martens, boots or high heels

Check Coat - plain, not denim winter; wet/cold weather

PE Kit (Unisex)

PE Kit

Check Black Shorts - Plain  (Compulsory)   

Check Black Skort - TPS logo (Optional for girls)

Check Polo Shirt - Maroon with TPS logo on left chest (Compulsory)

Check Rugby ShirtMaroon / Blue

Check Training Shoes or Astro Trainers -  Non Marking (Compulsory)

Check Football Boots (Optional but advisable)

Check White Socks  - Tennis-style, plain

Check Maroon Socks  -  Football-style, plain for external use (Compulsory)

Check Black Hoodie  -  With student’s surname on reverse (Optional) Shop Available from Skoolkit

Check Tracksuit - Black, plain (Optional)

Performing Arts / Dance

Prospectus 2014 2 boys dancing

Check Black Polo Shirt  - With “TPS Performing Arts” logo (Compulsory)

Check Tracksuit bottoms   -  Black, plain, no stripes or logos (Compulsory)

 or

Check Dance Trousers                           

Stockists

Shop Frasers - map Chapel Street, Petersfield or online: Frasers

Shop Alsorts - Have a stall on the map Town Market on Saturdays

Shop Skoolkit  - map The Meridian Shopping Centre, Elm Lane, Havant or online: Skoolkit

Shop Dancewear  -  Dance Direct

Check School Tie - Student Services

The TPS Locker System

There are a limited number of lockers available for hire at £5 per year which are issued on a first come first served basis. Should your child wish to rent one please encourage them to share with another student where possible to help ensure supply meets demand.

Padlocks are also available to purchase at a cost of £4 for a two key padlock.

Should your child wish to take advantage of the locker system, once you have activated your Parent Pay account simply select the items you require and place them in your “basket”.

Your child will be issued with a letter at the start of term, via their tutor, informing them of their locker number and location, if a padlock has been purchased your child should take this confirmation letter to the Inclusion Office opposite Student Services where the padlock and keys will be issued.

Maths Lessons

Equipment Needed

To ensure students are ready to learn, they must have the following equipment every maths lesson:

Check Pens

Check Pencils

Check Ruler

Check Scientific calculator

Check Compasses

Check Protractor

Check Rubber

KS3 revision guides are highly recommended to help support work in class and at home, however you may wish to discuss with the class teacher which would be the most appropriate level.

Maths Homework

Most students will be set 2 pieces of maths homework per week.  One of these will be on mymaths.co.uk and one will be from a homework booklet.  There are laptops and staff available in maths every lunchtime to help students who are struggling or have limited internet access.

Setting

All year 7 students will be placed in the appropriate set for their ability, however we do regularly assess students to ensure they are in the best class to optimise progress.  There are opportunities throughout the year for students to change set, based on their classwork, attitude to learning and attainment in assessments.

Music Lessons

Prospectus 2014 Sam B _ Violin

Check There is an Online Form to fill in this year: Form Signing up for instrumental lessons

We have put in our request to the Hampshire Music Service however they are happy to consider further requests for lessons.  

If you have any queries about our lessons before signing up, please email musiclessons@petersfieldschool.com.

Design and Technology / Cooking and Nutrition

Design and Technology

We would like to welcome your child to The Petersfield School, to keep you up to date with the ever-changing world of Design and Technology, and to ask you for a small contribution towards the projects we deliver in our excellent Design and Technology curriculum. Design and Technology is studied by all students in Key Stage 3 and is a GCSE option subject in Key Stage 4.  It is a subject which has evolved continuously over the past 20-30 years and will continue to evolve with the development of new technologies and materials.

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Students working in Design and Technology at TPS do not ‘just make things’: gone are the days of spending weeks upon weeks making beautifully crafted objects; now they work on a series of projects/units of work that develop their understanding of designing, manufacturing, controlling systems and working with real world contexts that may or may not be familiar to them.

They learn how to investigate given contexts in order to produce reasoned, well thought-out design solutions; they work creatively to solve problems; they use their knowledge to identify the most suitable methods for manufacturing products, and they investigate what consumers need and use this information for designing.

Manufacturing is still a major part of the students’ work and there are times when they will make products using traditional tools/machinery or modern technologies such as 3D printers and laser cutters.  However, it is the ability to use all of their understanding of manufacturing, material properties, sustainability, consumer needs etc within the design and manufacturing process that is key to the subject.

Cooking and Nutrition

Alongside Design and Technology, students will also complete a unit of work - in both Year 7 and 8 - which aims to develop their cooking capabilities and raise their awareness of the need for healthy balanced diets.  It is essential that the students leave TPS with the ability to take care of themselves and be able to live a healthy lifestyle.  The production of meals and an understanding of nutrition is key to this. In the Year 7 and 8 food units of work, students will also start to understand scientific principles of food such as gelatinisation and heat transfer and how food cooks. This gives the students a better understanding of the scientific aspect of the new Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE which they can decide to study at the end of Year 8.

In order to deliver these units of work, we ask for parental contributions for the projects where students design and manufacture a product to take home (two per year). To cover the cost of these, we would appreciate it if you could contribute £14 to the cost of 4 take home projects over Years 7 and 8.  You will be able to make your contribution from September 2017 via the school ParentPay system. Currently these projects are a pewter casting project and textiles bag in Year 7 and a clock project and textiles product in Year 8. For the food-based work in Year 7 and 8, students will be provided with recipe booklets and will be expected to bring in their own ingredients for the practical tasks.

We would like to thank you in advance for your contribution as it really does help in delivering an exciting, ever-developing curriculum.