Maths Week 2020 11th Feb 2020 - 56 images
The week beginning 3rd February was Maths Week and we did lots of exciting activities!
Young Voices 2020 8th Feb 2020 - 26 images
On Thursday 6th February we traveled to the O2 to take part in Young Voices concert.
Growing things... 1st Dec 2019 - 59 images
At Petham, we really like growing things! We have our own greenhouse in the corridor and our own vegetable gardens. With the support of our wonderful parent volunteers, we made a rather sad-looking part of our playground into a beautiful sensory garden.
Coppelia - November 2019 28th Nov 2019 - 20 images
Year 6 went to London on the train and watched the ballet Coppelia at the Royal Opera House.
Music 17th Nov 2019 - 33 images
We value music and believe that every child should have the opportunity to regularly sing, listen to music and learn to play an instrument. We have a weekly singing assembly and every class has a music lesson, for those wanting to learn more, individual piano, cello and violin lessons are offered.
Swallows Class 2018/19 17th Nov 2019 - 139 images
Take a look at our memorable moments in Swallows Class. Music, Art, Drama, Science, ICT, Sport, Growing, Gardening and much, much more!
Flower Arrangements - October 2019 29th Oct 2019 - 20 images
Today we received a whole tray of flowers from Aldi, and Woodpecker class had an absolutely wonderful afternoon making flower arrangements to take home!
Science at Petham 16th Oct 2019 - 40 images
A whole week of science? Why not!Swallows made bread rolls. They compared the mixture at various stages and noticed how the yeast made the rolls get bigger when left in a warm place. They sequenced the instructions in the correct order and Year 2s found all the bossy verbs in the recipe.They also measured and weighed 2 lumps of ice and recorded the measurements every hour to see which one melted more quickly (one in the classroom and one outside). They found that water freezes to become ice, melts to become water again and can become steam if boiled, and when steam cools it becomes water again. The photos show an investigation where the children first had to try to pick up ice cubes with a piece of string which they found impossible. They then laid the string on the ice cubes and sprinkled salt on top, counted to 60 and found they were able to lift the ice cubes up by the string because the salt had melted the ice but it had then re-frozen and stuck the string to the ice cube. We decided this was actually science, and not magic in our conclusions!!!
PTFA Fundraising 2nd Jul 2019 - 13 images
Thanks to the PTFA for renewing our bark so that we can all play safely on the apparatus.
Physical Education at Petham 20th Jun 2019 - 19 images
Have a look at the range of exercise we do at Petham!
Perfect Partridges by Swallows Class 8th Jun 2019 - 11 images
Meet our partridges, part of our conservation project
Sports Week May 2019 30th May 2019 - 55 images
Skateboarding, Race for Life, Golf, Sport's Day, Archery. Cheerleading and Cricket!
Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour 14th May 2019 - 22 images
Pupils celebrating at the World Cup Trophy Tour.
Cafe Bleu 31st Mar 2019 - 8 images
March 2019 - Our first Petham Pop-Up Restaurant; a 3 course meal prepared by our Woodpecker Class.
NSPCC Speak Out Day 28th Feb 2019 - 20 images
Today, the NSPCC came to deliver assemblies and workshops about Staying safe and Speaking out.
Dogs Trust 15th Feb 2019 - 10 images
Today the Dogs Trust came to visit. They carried out mini workshops with each class and taught us about how to stay safe around dogs. We really enjoyed our visit from Bella the dog.
Academy Inter-School Maths Competition 2019 9th Feb 2019 - 11 images
On Wednesday 30th January The Village Academy celebrated Maths Week with an inter-school maths challenge, the first of its kind. The six super teams, one from each school in the academy, competed in Big Maths, mental maths, a deeper thinking activity called 'Joints' and a maths relay, which was great fun! The teams gave it their all and tried their hardest at all the different activities. Petham took home the trophy on this occasion, but all schools look forward to next year's competition - watch out Petham! All children received a certificate of participation and a special maths pencil - Well done to you all and a big thank you to Mrs Deysel (Executive Head for Petham & Dymchurch) for organising the event. Look out for details of future VA inter-house events.
Maths Week 2019 9th Feb 2019 - 29 images
We celebrated our yearly Maths' Week with lots of different, exciting activities and ended with our Maths Cafe, in which we sold our maths related snacks and drinks, and show-cased our maths inspired art work. Thank you to everyone who sampled our goodies for a donation which will go to the NSPCC.
Young Voices 02 Concert 2019 5th Feb 2019 - 4 images
A great night performing at the 02 as part of the Young Voices choir
Science Outreach 23rd Dec 2018 - 24 images
KS2 started the term with an outreach visit from St. Anselm's school. A teacher and a group of students set up a range of activities in the hall and shared these with both Owls and Woodpeckers. These activities linked to and enriched the children's learning about the topic of Light. The children were able to send Morse code messages, use periscopes and investigate optical illusions. They thoroughly enjoyed the day and meeting the secondary school students.
KM Kent Cooks 2018 29th Nov 2018 - 12 images
Last year we won the Kent Cooks competition and this year we have another finalist! Follow our gallery to see how we fare...
The Big Soup Share 2018 25th Oct 2018 - 11 images
Take a look at our Big Soup Share photos! Each class made a different soup, every child was encouraged to try it and on Friday we opened our doors to provide the local community with a delicious courgette and cheese soup!
Road Safety at Petham 25th Oct 2018 - 5 images
At Petham, we pride ourselves in educating children about the dangers of the road. The children spent a week learning about road safety followed by an online test to test their safety skills!
Marathon Celebrations 25th Oct 2018 - 2 images
Throughout the term, we ran a mile each day and completed a whole marathon by the end of it. Here we are celebrating with our certificates and medals!
Art's Week 25th Oct 2018 - 17 images
A few photos of the wonderful artwork produced and our fabulous art and music activities that we completed during our Arts Week 2018
Swallows Class Trip to The Natural History Museum 14th Oct 2018 - 12 images
Swallows had a T. Rex-ific time at the Natural History Museum today. Thank you to all the parents who gave up their day to come with us and a big well done to all the children for being fantastic!
Active 30 27th Jun 2018 - 14 images
Getting 'Figherfighter Fit' at Petham. Celebrating 10 years of School Games and getting active at the same time!
Creepy Claws Club 27th Jun 2018 - 44 images
Creepy Claws Club - The children have an opportunity to learn about and handle a wide range of animals. This week the theme was ...... reptiles!! The children were all really brave!
Gardening Competition at Wisley 26th May 2018 - 9 images
On May 24th and 25th, some of the Year 5 children will be taking part in a gardening competition at The Royal Horticultural Society gardens at Wisley. They have had to design a miniature garden (1m square) based on a Wildlife theme. It has to be the children’s own work; they have designed and planted it themselves. As you can see from the photos, work on their garden is progressing well. On the 24th we transport the elements of the garden to Wisely; the children then recreate their garden, where it remains on show for the half term week. Judging takes place on Friday 25th. I am sure you will join us in wishing them good luck in this exciting venture!
Aqua Lab 24th May 2018 - 38 images
Today, the Aqua Lab came to visit us. The children were able to learn about the River Stour, pond life and life cycles.
Race for Life 2018 22nd May 2018 - 45 images
Everyone participated in our Race for Life - 5km, lots of water, tired legs, a medal and a massive sense of achievement! Well done Team Petham!
Ducklings 22nd May 2018 - 31 images
Take a look at our latest additions to Swallows Class. 6 healthy little duckling eggs arrived, watch the slide show to see their progress.... A fantastic experience for all the children!
Swallows Class trip to The Beaney 21st May 2018 - 27 images
Swallows trip to The Beaney. We had great fun playing with a range of Victorian toys and games - especially the 'feather blowing'! The children and staff dressed up and we even got to make our own marbles!
Author Visit and Writing Workshops KS2 30th Apr 2018 - 15 images
On Friday 27th April the author, C. S. Clifford, came to visit Petham. He started the morning with a KS2 question and answer session and discussed his books with us. He visited both Woodpeckers and Owls for class writing sessions, focusing on adding excitement and drama as well as editing and improving writing. Some examples can be seen in the photographs. Mr Clifford finished the day with story telling for the whole school and a book signing session.
Easter Assembly 17th Apr 2018 - 31 images
We thoroughly enjoyed our Easter Assembly in the Church. Owls Class put on a performance about Easter around the world and all classes showed some of their work, read poetry or sang songs. It was a great ending to Term 4.
Displays 17th Apr 2018 - 12 images
We take pride in our displays and a lot of thought and effort goes into them. Have a look at what we do to celebrate our children's work and embed our vision for the school.
Book Day at Petham 5th Apr 2018 - 31 images
On Friday 9th of March, we celebrated our own World Book Day. We all dressed up as our favourite book character and shared stories in our classes. Classes wrote their own book reviews, post cards from their favourite character and explained to each other the characteristics of their favourite book character.
World Poetry Day 30th Mar 2018 - 20 images
The whole school celebrated World Poetry Day today, 21st March 2018. Originally designed as a time to appreciate and support poets around the world. We used World Poetry Day to share, write, perform and read poetry. Have a look to see how our classes celebrated.
Fire Safety Day 24th Mar 2018 - 12 images
On Tuesday 7th November we had a visit from firefighters from Kent Fire and Rescue Service. They came to talk to us about fire safety and awareness. Each class had a personalised presentation which gave them advice and information to use in everyday life.
Young Voices 2018 in the O2 3rd Feb 2018 - 57 images
On Tuesday 30th January, 21 Petham children and a few members of staff travelled to the O2 to take part in the Young Voices concert. Altogether 7678 children formed the Young Voices Choir that evening and it was an amazing experience! Thank you Mrs Blake for making sure we all knew the songs and dances!
Maths Week 2018 3rd Feb 2018 - 33 images
On the 2nd of February it was the NSPCC Number Day and we celebrated all things maths for the whole week. We started with a maths assembly in which Mrs Deysel played a number game against the whole school (Mrs Deysel lost, twice!) and ended with a Maths Café in which we invited all the parents to taste the food and drink we made following recipes and to admire some of the maths art work we made. In between we played lots of maths games, tried to make the number 2018 in as many different ways as possible and cracked a few codes. We also raised £144 for the NSPCC.
Christmas Assembly 2017 28th Dec 2017 - 25 images
On the last day of Term 2 we held our Christmas and Celebration Assembly in the church. The children sang, presented work and some received awards for Wonderful Work or Star of the Term. Thank you to all of you who came and supported us, Merry Christmas!