Dorchester St Birinus Primary School

Dorchester St Birinus Church of England School


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  • Friday 26 May 2023 Well done everyone! Well done to everyone for making it to the end of the first half of the summer term. Even though it was a short term with a couple of long weekends, we have been super busy! Please enjoy a well earned break and come back to school refreshed and ready for the second half of summer term which starts again on Monday 5th June.
  • Friday 12 May 2023 An action-packed week! Even though it has been a short week, there have been so many exciting things going on throughout our school.
  • Friday 5 May 2023 Flying high for the Coronation What an exciting week we have been having here in school with preparations for the big Coronation party in full swing. On Wednesday we enjoyed the special coronation fly past from RAF Benson. We think we managed to create the shape of a crown on the playground so it will be interesting to see the aerial photographs that were taken from the Puma that circled our playground waving to the children. Some of the children were convinced that the King was actually in the helicopter waving to them!
  • Friday 28 April 2023 A creative curriculum We encourage our children to develop their creativity throughout our curriculum and as new topics get underway I am so proud of the beautiful displays that continually appear around our school including self portraits by our youngest children, Joseph's coat by Squirrels, Fox Class clay work inspired by the Kayapo people from Brazil and some tower perspective work by Owl Class.
  • Friday 21 April 2023 A super start ! Welcome back to all our children for the summer term. It has been a super start to our term and children have been getting stuck into their new topics. You can see what your child's teacher has planned for them across the summer term on our website here:
  • Friday 31 March 2023 Happy Easter! We have made it to the end of the Spring term! Well done everyone for all your hard work.
  • Friday 24 March 2023 The hard work continues Hedgehog Class have worked hard this week. Their drawing club story was The Magic Porridge Pot. They've also been learning about the life cycle of the chicken. They even got to handle some of the chicks alongside Squirrel Class. Squirrels have done a great job of caring for the chicks. They have now said a fond farewell but we are pleased that some of the chicks are going to be kept by members of our school community.
  • Friday 24 February 2023 Knowledge What a great first week back. Well done everyone. Lots of hard work going on and great progress being made.
  • Friday 10 February 2023 The end of another busy but action-packed term Squirrels had an exciting visit from PC Sue earlier in the week. She shared the story of PC Ben and spoke to the children about the work of the police. They have also worked hard to make cone pop-up puppets.
  • Friday 3 February 2023 Sharing toys from days gone by Hedgehog class have been looking at the story of Farmer Duck in their drawing club this week. They have made insects with pairs of legs to help reinforce pairs of numbers.
  • Friday 27 January 2023 Teddy Bears, Trees and Earthquakes We have had a busy week here in school with some very cold weather. Hedgehog and Squirrel classes have been learning all about teddies this week. Hedgehogs have read teddy stories and made some delicious smelling teddy bear cookies. Squirrel class are gaining so much knowledge about the history of the teddy bear. They have also made some amazing jumping jack puppets.
  • Friday 13 January 2023 New term, new topics New topics are well underway here in school and children are enjoying finding out about new things.
  • Friday 6 January 2023 Welcome Back! Welcome back to the Spring term! It has been lovely to see our children back in school after the Christmas break.
  • Friday 16 December 2022 Nearly there! Fox Class performed their violins for some classes on Wednesday. They were very impressive and have come such a long way. Congratulations Fox Class.
  • Friday 9 December 2022 Keeping warm and keeping busy! There are lots of exciting things happening here as we move towards Christmas but our children continue to shine their lights by working hard and staying focused.
  • Friday 2 December 2022 Christmas is on its way It's December already!
  • Friday 25 November 2022 Let your light shine! In these dark and wet days it is sometimes hard to keep our lights shining but our children have continued to stay focused and busy and are working hard in school.
  • Friday 18 November 2022 You shall go to the ball! At the end of another busy (and wet) week in school we can reflect on everything that our children are achieving at the moment. Hedgehog and Squirrel Class enjoyed a celebration yesterday as they approach the end of their Castles topic. They were invited to Prince Charming's Ball in the hall where they were treated to some fizz, crisps and cookies. They also learned how to waltz and took their partners for a spin around the dance floor as though they were on Strictly Come Dancing; subjecting themselves to some rather harsh judging! They played games and dressed up in their smart clothes. It was a joyous afternoon with lots of laughter.
  • Friday 11 November 2022 Mathematicians, historians and journalists Another busy week here in school. Hedgehog class have been learning about shapes this week. They have had fun using circles and triangles to make pictures and play games. They've also enjoyed taking advantage of some drier weather to play outside and use the balance bikes.
  • Friday 4 November 2022 Shining your light and making us proud Welcome back to term 2; always a busy and exciting term with the lead up to Christmas.
  • Friday 21 October 2022 Happy half-term! We cannot believe that we have reached the end of the first half term of the school year 2022-23! Well done to everyone for settling in so well to the year. We know we are going to achieve many things this year if this first half term is anything to go by.
  • Friday 14 October 2022 Royal Visitors! As another week draws to a close we can reflect on the fabulous learning that's been going on right across our school. Hedgehogs are making amazing progress with their phonics and enjoyed a science session learning about the different types of animals . They sorted out wild animals, farm animals, pets and sea creatures. They have also created some beautiful autumnal art work.
  • Friday 7 October 2022 This week's highlights Let your light shine!
  • Friday 30 September 2022 Showing pride in our work Well done to everyone at school. You are all working so hard and it has been lovely to wander around classrooms with visitors this week as you show how proud you are of what you are achieving.
  • Friday 23 September 2022 Egyptians, Romans, Music and Maths Another week flies by with lots of learning and exciting challenges continuing throughout the school. Our youngest class, Hedgehogs, have settled really well into school and are enjoying lots of creative and fun activities.
  • Friday 16 September 2022 A busy week of learning As our second week of the new school year comes to an end we can be proud of all the progress being made by the children.
  • Friday 9 September 2022 Welcome back to a new school year!
  • Friday 15 July 2022 Let your light shine As I write the final newsletter of the school year 21/22 I feel an immense sense of pride in the children at our lovely school. They continue to shine their lights even though the sun is blazing and they are all feeling a little weary!
  • Friday 8 July 2022 Well done to Team Marcus Rashford ! It has been a very busy week here in school.
  • Friday 1 July 2022 How do we fit it all in? As we near the end of the school year, I am pleased to tell you that our children are still working really hard.
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