Dorchester St Birinus Primary School

Dorchester St Birinus Church of England School


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  • Friday 6 May 2022 Singmaker We had a fabulous day on Wednesday when children from Fox Class and Owl Class joined with some other local schools over at the Abbey for a full day of song learning and performing. The day culminated in an amazing concert performance and I know that the audience were hugely impressed with all the children. The singing was truly wonderful to hear and it was especially moving to have so many children singing together in one place after restrictions have not allowed us to do that for so long. There was even a dance off between the performers and the audience. The children are very clear about who the winners of that were!
  • Friday 29 April 2022 Snails, Whales, Lions and Mayans What an amazing start to the term we have had already! New topics are well underway and there is a great learning buzz around school.
  • Friday 8 April 2022 Happy Easter! We have made it to the end of another busy term here. Children have continued to work really hard this week being creative and making great progress in their learning.
  • Friday 1 April 2022 Thumbs up for Dorchester Festival! Firstly, I want to say a big thank you to all the children and adults who came last Saturday to help paint the giant thumbs up sign for the Dorchester Festival Art Installation. There was a lovely friendly atmosphere and visitors to the school commented on how polite and caring the children were with one another.
  • Friday 25 March 2022 Fun in the sun Hedgehogs have been making the most of their outside area with this lovely weather and are creating some wonderful weaving and having fun in the mud kitchen.
  • Friday 18 March 2022 Heroes for the day We have had a super week here at Dorchester St Birinus School with the children (and adults!) all working really hard and making great progress with their learning.
  • Friday 11 March 2022 Thank you Fox Class Red Cross DEC appeal for Ukraine
  • Friday 4 March 2022 Pizzas and pancakes The first week of the second half of the spring term is off to a flying start. Hedgehogs have been learning all about farm animals and are even visiting the farm later today. Squirrel Class have worked really hard learning about changing materials in science. There was a tempting smell of pancakes wafting around the corridors on Tuesday. Fox Class made some delicious pizzas and used the experience to help consolidate their fractions work. Owl Class have started researching rivers of the world and Year 5 started their forest school sessions this week.
  • Friday 18 February 2022 Happy Half Term As we move towards half term all children continue to work very hard and make good progress. Hedgehogs are continuing to learn all about pets. They have been considering what makes a good pet and thinking about how tricky it would be to own a school giraffe or a school elephant!
  • Friday 11 February 2022 Vets for Pets! It has been another busy week here in school with all sorts of exciting things going on. Hedgehogs are really enthusiastic about their work learning all about looking after pets. They have a fabulous vets role play area outside where they are doing some excellent speaking and listening alongside writing. Squirrels have been learning about Florence Nightingale as a real life hero. Fox Class have worked hard to finish their Anglo Saxon themed comic books. They also produced some beautiful poetry this week and started considering fractions in maths. Owl class have started tackling algebra! They have also been learning the story of the Trojan Horse linked to some art work.
  • Friday 4 February 2022 Time flies when you're working hard! Another week has flown by in school and I have enjoyed seeing all the wonderful progress being made across classrooms during the week.
  • Friday 28 January 2022 From Rainbow Fish to Anglo Saxons! I have enjoyed hearing about the wonderful things going on in school this week. Hedgehog class have been reading The Rainbow Fish and learning about creatures that live in the sea. The children have made some colourful jelly fish and octopuses .
  • Friday 28 January 2022 PTA Lottery
  • Friday 21 January 2022 Animals, numbers and Anglo Saxons! The children who are in school are all working very hard at the moment. Project work is getting well underway and all year groups are showing an increase in their knowledge week by week.
  • Friday 14 January 2022 A busy start to the term It has been another busy week here in school and children continue to work very hard. Hedgehogs have been finding out all about penguins as part of their ‘animals’ topic. They’ve been excitedly sharing their knowledge with me and the penguins they’ve made with cardboard tubes are super cute.
  • Friday 7 January 2022 Welcome Back! Welcome back everyone. Happy New Year!
  • Friday 19 November 2021 Nurture and nature Another week has flown by and the children at Dorchester St Birinus continue to amaze us with their compassionate attitudes and positivity. I have seen our older children in particular demonstrating how welcoming and friendly they can be this week and I am really proud of the way our school community look after each other.
  • Friday 12 November 2021 Wisdom and words What a wonderful week we have had in school! The children continue to work so hard and are making progress every day. Hedgehogs have been learning about owls and are exploring the story ‘Owl Babies’. They have set up a bird hide in their outside area to see what they can spot.
  • Friday 5 November 2021 Music and mud! We have loved seeing all the children back in school this week after the half term break. Key Stage 2 enjoyed a trip to the Royal Festival Hall in London on Wednesday where they experienced a concert performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. They were also excited to cross Waterloo Bridge on the coach and see the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and various other famous sights on the way in and out of London. They were a credit to our school as they walked along the South Bank and their behaviour throughout the day was brilliant.
  • Friday 22 October 2021 As the term comes to an end .. It has been another busy week here in school as we head towards our well-earned half term break. Our Hedgehog class have made some beautiful spiders and webs this week using a variety of different materials.
  • Friday 15 October 2021 Another creative week at Dorchester St Birinus As time marches on we are very proud of what our school is achieving at the moment. The atmosphere is calm and purposeful and children are working very hard. They are displaying some amazing resilience and are making great progress.
  • Friday 8 October 2021 Hard work continues
  • Wednesday 6 October 2021 Sponsored walk We had a wonderful day on our sponsored walk and our fundraising total currently stands at over ?1400! This is amazing. Well done everyone!
  • Wednesday 29 September 2021 Welcome to our new website We hope that you find it easy to use and full of the information you require, whether you are a current or prospective parent or a member of the wider community.

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