4th February 2000 at 00:00
snaps by SIMON LEWIS.

A term in the life of Littlefield school, Liphook, Hampshire What Littlefield school says about being part of the local community isn't just an empty phrase. For when pupils took part in the Liphook carnival their replica of Captain Cook's Endeavour, made from an old fishing boat, won first prize for the best float. Headteacher Simon Lewis says the independent school for three to 11-year-olds isn't a pretentious place. "What we are about is creating a warm, friendly atmosphere. It's very much a family school and it's great for brothers and sisters: the older ones look after the younger ones in breaks." Littlefield invites the community into school and recently welcomed a local farmer who brought his livestock to the playground. Trips are also a priority One visit has been to the nearby Singleton open air museum, which shows what life was like in previous ages. Trips further afield have been to London to see how a national newspaper is put together and to Shakespeare's reconstructed Globe theatre. Since it was founded in 1945, the school has grown steadily and now has 138 pupils and 20 staff.

* Now hear this: Lydia Rollinson describes the visit to Singleton museaum at assembly.

* Round trip: a visit to Shakespeare's Globe theatre in London.

* Flying visit: the hens spread their wings.

* Hold the front page: pupils visit Canary Wharf to see how newspapers are produced.

* Jaw jaw: pupils examine a sheep's jawbone in science.

* Press here: Year 6 on the newspaper visit to London's Docklands.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now