Dorchester St Birinus Primary School

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  • Friday 19 April 2024 It's good to be different In assemblies this week, we have been talking about the fact that it's good to be different, that you don't have to like the same things as everyone else and that everyone perceives things in different ways.
  • Thursday 28 March 2024 Doing things to make us feel proud ! As we reach the end of a busy term I would like to thank all our families and school community for your ongoing support. This school really is a special place to be and our children continue to make us proud. This was particularly evident yesterday when we took the whole of Key Stage 2 to the care home for an egg hunt. The children were so kind and polite to the residents; engaging in their chat, writing Easter messages and entertaining them with more songs. Although we got soaked by the rain on the way back to school, the children all came back with smiles on their faces and eggs in their pockets! Thanks to all at the John Masefield House for making us so welcome.
  • Friday 22 March 2024 Happy to be back at the Hurst. Another busy week ends here in Dorchester with children working really hard. Willow Class have been writing stories about 'Supertato' - a superhero potato who fights with an evil pea! Children in Reception had great fun yesterday making paper boats and then racing them.
  • Friday 15 March 2024 Science, sport and treasure trails It gives me great pleasure to share our news with you this week as lots has been going on across our little school.
  • Friday 8 March 2024 Another action-packed week at DSB We have been busy here in school this week with all sorts of exciting things going on.
  • Friday 1 March 2024 What we've been up to this week Willow Class have been learning about emergencies this week. They have discussed when calling 999 might be needed and have thought about what an emergency is.
  • Friday 23 February 2024 Busy children Reception children have been doing their drawing club based on The Three Billy Goats Gruff. They have really impressed me with their reading and writing skills and we can really see the impact of the phonics they have been learning.
  • Friday 9 February 2024 Shining our light for Sobell House We are so proud of all the learning that has been achieved this term; from Florence Nightingale to Anglo Saxon princesses to how blood is made up!
  • Friday 2 February 2024 An amazing week of learning Congratulations to all our children on another amazing week of learning. As I visit classrooms I am always pleased to see the wonderful variety of learning that is going on and the children are always so enthusiastic to share their ideas with me.
  • Friday 26 January 2024 Shining our light It has been another busy week here at St Birinus and the children are working very hard. Willow Class have been learning about Florence Nightingale and finding out why she was a hero. Hazel Class have been considering the features of a newspaper and learning how to use inverted commas. Oak Class continue to investigate descriptive writing in the Wind In The Willows and have been multiplying fractions.
  • Friday 19 January 2024 Excellent learning this week Hazel Class were also visited by the police and learned about anti-bullying. They have also been writing questions about the Anglos-Saxons and learning about factor pairs.
  • Friday 12 January 2024 Happy New Year! Welcome back to the Spring term! Children have settled back in to school routines really well and there is some amazing learning going on across our school. New topics are well underway and children are enjoying finding out about new things. Willow Class' new topic is 'Superheroes'. Hazel Class have started 'Anglo-Saxons' and Oak Class have started their 'Rivers' topic. New topic plans can be found on our website here: https:// www.st-birinus-pri.oxon.sch.uk/Curriculum/Curriculum-Plans/
  • Friday 15 December 2023 All things Christmas Willow Class wowed us with their Nativity on Tuesday. We were very proud of their beautiful singing, clear voices and wonderful acting. Well done.
  • Friday 8 December 2023 Reflecting on a productive week Although the younger children have been spending time practising for their show, they have also been learning lots about Christmas traditions. They've written letters to Santa, learnt about St Nicholas (and even found sweets left in their shoes) and have made Christingles.
  • Friday 1 December 2023 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Year 3 and 4 had a super science sound workshop on Monday morning. They took part in lots of practical experiments and learned lots about how sound travels and how the ear works.
  • Friday 24 November 2023 Another busy week We have had some very hard working children in our school this week and I hope they are all proud of the progress they are making. Willow class have worked hard on their writing linked to The Way Back Home.
  • Friday 17 November 2023 A week full of all kinds of everything
  • Friday 10 November 2023 Shining our light in so many ways There have been some amazing things going on across school this week, including firework pictures, Diwali lamps, Greek pots and poetry writing.
  • Friday 3 November 2023 A bright start in a dreary week What a great start to the second half of the autumn term despite the dreary weather! Well done everyone. Oak Class battled through the storm yesterday to visit the Ashmolean where they learned more about Ancient Greece. They had a super day and were a credit to our school.
  • Friday 20 October 2023 Well done everyone!
  • Friday 13 October 2023 Visit from and astronaut .... or was it? Well done everyone for another fantastic week of learning here. Willow Class have been using the iPads to make 'beautiful' music this week. They also had a visit from an astronaut (or was it Mrs Grenfell in a wig?) at the beginning of the week to help them learn more about space travel.
  • Friday 6 October 2023 Another week of learning at DSB As we come to the end of another busy week, we can take some time to reflect on some of the brilliant things that are going on around school. Our younger children are continuing to learn about Neil Armstrong and why he is famous. They are settling so well into their new routines and it is a joy to spend time with them all.
  • Friday 29 September 2023 Impressive work this week Willow Class have been working so hard with their writing. The Reception children were practising writing their names this week while the year one children wrote sentences in the first person. Year two extended their skills by writing a diary entry. They really are producing some impressive work.
  • Friday 22 September 2023 Super learning despite the rain What a super week we are having despite the rain!
  • Friday 21 July 2023 A fabulous final week Well done everyone. What a fun week we have had as we approach the end of term. The Key Stage 2 show was a great success and we were so proud of the children.
  • Friday 14 July 2023 Fun at the Clumps! What a fabulous violin and cello concert we enjoyed on Wednesday. Well done Fox Class!
  • Friday 7 July 2023 Sponsored Walk next Thursday Sponsored Walk - Thursday 13th July
  • Friday 23 June 2023 Amazing Science What an exciting week we have had here in school!
  • Friday 16 June 2023 What's been happening this week? On Monday Owl Class visited Hill End Outdoor Education Centre to experience life in the Stone Age. They had a fabulous day and learned how Stone Age people would have lived by building shelters, making axes and cooking over a fire.
  • Friday 9 June 2023 What a great start to our term! Welcome back to the final term of this school year! I can hardly believe we are so near the end of the school year but we still have lots of exciting things to pack in.
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