Dorchester St Birinus Primary School

Dorchester St Birinus Church of England School


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  • 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.
  • Friday 17 June 2022 Powering through the heatwave Even in this heat, our children continue to amaze us with their hard work and determination. Hedgehogs have been creating some amazing lighthouses this week having enjoyed the story of ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’.
  • Friday 10 June 2022 A busy term ahead Welcome back to the final term of the school Year 21/22. Even though it has only been a short week, the children have already been very busy and are working very hard.
  • Friday 27 May 2022 A day to remember What a fabulous day we had at school yesterday. The day was kick-started by a wonderful interactive assembly from the Open the Book team.
  • Friday 20 May 2022 This Week's Activities Hedgehog Class have been loving their current story about a hundred decker bus. They have made their own decks for the bus to create an amazing model.
  • 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.
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