Dorchester St Birinus Primary School

Dorchester St Birinus Church of England School


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  • Friday 19 July 2024 Happy Summer! We all enjoyed the Key Stage 2 show yesterday and were amazed by the talent on display. Congratulations to you all!
  • Friday 12 July 2024 Looking forward Lots of exciting things have been going on across school this week.
  • Friday 5 July 2024 Planning, poems and pirates! It is still incredibly busy here in school as we head towards the end of the school year. There is so much going on and children are really working incredibly hard to finish the year strong.
  • Friday 28 June 2024 Class trips and a French Bistro Well done to everyone for another wonderful week in our school. The sun has finally decided to show its face and Willow Class have been enjoying some water play in the garden to help keep cool. They also had a fun trip to Beale Park yesterday and enjoyed the bouncy castles and seeing all the animals.
  • Friday 21 June 2024 French fun and fun in the sun It has been a quiet but busy week here in school. Oak Class have been enjoying their residential trip to Woodlands and the daily reports I am receiving are all very positive. We look forward to welcoming them back. I would like to personally thank Mrs Eade and Mrs Winchester for giving up their week to take Oak Class away.
  • Friday 14 June 2024 A great week We have had a great week here in school. Children are working very hard and we are pleased to say that the phonics screening and the multiplication tables checks have been completed with children stepping up to the mark and enjoying being able to show what they have been learning.
  • Friday 7 June 2024 Welcome back to Term 6 Welcome back to Term 6. We can't quite believe how quickly the year is flying by! We have much to look forward to this term and some exciting events happening. Please do check the diary dates below and make sure you save the dates for sports day and shows.
  • Friday 24 May 2024 Thanks to everyone Thank you for all your kind donations for the tombola at the summer fair on 6th July. Please save the date as there will be lots of things going on at school that day.
  • Friday 17 May 2024 Courage, resilience and sharks! We have had another positive week here at St Birinus learning new things and being challenged in new ways. Our Reception children have been learning about sharks this week and came up with some amazing adjectives to describe them while Year 1 and 2 were writing poems about sharks using alliteration and similes. They have all created some lovely underwater art work for a fabulous display in their area.
  • Friday 10 May 2024 Dorchester Festival We love being a part of this community and we would like to thank the festival organisers for the wonderful opportunities offered to our school as part of the festival this year. Our Year 3,4 and 5 children absolutely loved taking part in the Opera last week. They made friends from other local schools and were able to sing alongside professional opera singers. They really nailed their Friday afternoon performance and I felt both moved and incredibly proud as I watched our children shine their lights.
  • Friday 3 May 2024 Festival Fun We continue to be extremely proud of our children this week as they are shining their light in so many different ways. Our Reception children have been doing 'drawing club' based on the book Tiddler by Julia Donaldson. I have seen them writing some fabulous sentences to go with their pictures. Year 1 and 2 have been investigating descriptive language based around characters in Mr Seahorse.
  • Friday 26 April 2024 Auditioning for the Opera What a busy week we have had here!
  • 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://
  • 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.
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