The immediate excitement of 2009 is the construction of our long awaited Agility Trail. All the funds raised by the PTA in the various activities they stoically organise, fairs, quizzes etc, over the last few years have been put into this project. This, together with a very generous donation from Westland in Yeovil, has been matched by school funds.
All along the journey, the children via the School Council, have been consulted as to the specific elements they would actually like to see in their Agility Trail. Their ideas were transferred into a plan from which, using Peter Hunt from the Toy Barn in Sherborne, as our consultant, we were able to commission exactly what we wanted. The supplier Home Front from Salisbury then constructed the play trail in mid-January. The Trail will include an imaginative play element - "the ship" designed with KS1 children in mind with bridges, cargo nets, slides, climbing wall and sails to give shade on those hot summers' days (do you remember those from your youth?). What will be lovely about this is that this area can also be used as an outdoor classroom in the warmer months.
In addition, the rest of the trail, which will keep the older children entertained for hours, will comprise: climbing and monkey bars, wobble and spring beams, traverse and rock walls, rope walk, climbing trees and stepping stones. What is also fantastic is that the whole trail is constructed onto all weather safety matting which means that the children will be able to access the trail from the playground without traipsing through the muddy field. Just another item to add to our list of ensuring we are a Healthy School.
CLICK ON THE PIRATE SHIP AND THEN ON THE SLIDESHOW TO VIEW YEARS 3 & 4 ENJOYING THEMSELVES.
We had a very welcome guest to open our AGILITY TRAIL on Friday 13th February, Pirate RINGER, OOOH AAAR. All the children had a lovely day singing pirate songs and doing pirate things. Click on the link below to listen to our pirate song.
0r click on the PIRATE SHIP and then on slideshow to see all our photos.
Our sportsmen took part in the Bryanston tournament. Click on Callum to look at the netball team and click on the link below to get a flavour of the day.
Netballers & Footballers at at the Bryanston tournament
We enjoyed a very uplifting Easter service conducted by Bishop George in our beautiful local church of St Andrews, with fantastic singing from the school choir, bell ringing by Year 5 and instrument playing.
Click on the links below to enjoy our Easter Praise.
Thank You For Loving Me- School Choir - video
Lord of the Dance - Year 5 bell ringers - video
Scarborough Fayre - by our guitarists - video
Life is a Wonderful Thing - School Choir - video
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Our boys did really well to finish third in their group. Next year in 2010 we may go one step further.
Our Year 6 girls excelled and surprised themselves as they finished joint third in this tournament. Everyone played well and enjoyed themselves. Well done! 'high fives' all around
SCITT trainees Holly Varndell, James Rich, Amy Rutherford, Abby Spain and Rachel Anderson organised an Expressive Arts Day with Year 6 focusing on our community. They created some fantastic street art, wrote and performed a dance and a rap. Click on the link below to see the results of our creativity.
our expressive arts
To celebrate Darwin's 200th birthday, schools up and down the country received a pack from Kew gardens and the Welcome trust. We spent the day exploring, collecting, investigating and discovering.
As part of this term's work in Geography and Science has been about improving the environment and plants, we decided to go to Upton Heath near Poole. Dorset Heathland is rarer than tropical rainforests!
We had a very moving Leavers' Church Service, followed by the Leavers' Assembly. Click on the links below to watch snippets of YEAR 6's special day. We say goodbye to them and to Phil Hall & Tess O'Rourke. We will miss you all and wish you well for the future.
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We are Year 6 from the Leavers' Assembly - "Stand by Me" - Year 6 with the choir - Year 6 - "Give a Little Love" from Bugsy Malone - "Song of Erin" by Nathaniel - "I like the Flowers" - the choir - "Lord of the Dance" - year 5 bellringers - "minuet" - by Sophie on the flute - "Lazy Days" - all - "Believe in Yourself - by Year 3 teacher, leaver Tess O'Rourke - "Our onward journey" - by leaver year 6 teacher, Phil Hall - A taste of Year 6 Leavers' party
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Four children from Year 6, Willow Class, Callum, Kim, Scott & Kitty, laid a wreath at this year's Remembrance Day service, 91 years after the end of the Great War.
We had a lovely living history day being Vitorians: understanding Brunel, celebrating a Victorian Christmas & exploring what it was like to be a soldier or nurse in the Crimean War. Isambard Kindom Brunel, aka Steve Manning, came to share his Victorian knowledge with us.We all took part in Victorian class rules with drill, inspections and lots of handwriting.
We all had loads of fun at our fayre. Each child made a Christmas craft creation. There were games, raffles, lovely food and a wonderful performance by the choir and instrumentalists. Thanks to everyone for making it a great event.
We took some lovely photos of the children and their families in Santa's Grotto. Click on Santa and Charlotte and watch the slideshow. If you would like any of these, or any other photos of your children on our website, put onto a calendar or diary, contact Sandra in the office. The laminated calendars are £2 each, 2 for £3 or 5 for £5 and the diaries and £3 each or 2 for £5.
The children of Ash and Willow Classes have been rehearsing hard which paid off in the first performance on Tuesday 8th December with Cast A. All parents and friends really enjoyed the performance with superb acting and rousing singing.
Click on our bevvy of beauties for more photos or alternatively have look at the powerpoint below.
Chestnut, Oak, Holly and Acorn Classes put on a spectacular show which was enjoyed by one and all. Click on Santa and his helpers to watch our slideshow. Alternatively watch our powerpoint presentation below.
Our last night night of school plays saw Ash and Willow classes's Cast B performing a splendid rendition of Oliver. Click on Fagin's boys to see our slide show. Alternatively watch our powerpoint presentation below.