Children from year 3 & 4 had a brilliant day at the Tank Museum on 21st May. There is a write-up and more pictures on the Purbeck School website. Thank you to the Purbeck School for arranging and funding this trip.
Twenty children from years 3 & 4 had a brilliant morning at the Purbeck School taking part in a Tri-Golf competition. There were different games requiring putting or chipping skills. Our teams scored very respectable totals of 360 and 390, but sadly there were not enough to get us through to the Dorset Games finals.
Year 3 were very lucky to have a visit from palaeontologist Simon from Swanage Youth Hostel. They found out how fossils were formed, which fossils can be found on the Jurassic Coast, and enjoyed examining and drawing fossils, designing dinosaurs and making plaster casts of ammonites.
Year 1 have been eagerly waiting for their eggs to hatch, and on Friday it finally happened! There are five chicks: two are white, two are yellow and one is black. There names are Fluffy, Snowy, Ginger, Pipsqueak and Feathers.
Last week a group of enthusiastic writers from Year 6 attended a writing workshop run by author David Gatward. They completed all kinds of exciting activities and came back buzzing with lots of ideas to share!
The school hall was turned into an Art Gallery on Friday 1st May, with a brilliant display of creativity from the whole school.
Parents and parishioners joined us to celebrate mass. We were delighted that our school choir and recorder group added to our worship with beautiful singing and playing.
Year 6 worked really hard with their fundraising for CAFOD last term. In total their activities raised:
Football – £72.68
Easter Fair – £135.45
Bingo – ££35.45
They have managed to create a very substantial ‘Virtual Village’ – you can see what they chose to buy on the notice board outside their classroom.
During last half term Year 5 were working very hard with Bea, our CAFOD link teacher to:
– find out about the CAFOD ‘One Climate. One World’ campaign.
– write their own speeches.
– perform their speeches in public.
On the 16th April the winners of the class competition performed their speeches in front of an invited audience including, Richard Drax, members of Swanage Town Council, Year 4 and representatives from Christian Aid, Fairtrade and some school governors.
All the visitors were impressed with their knowledge, confidence and maturity. Well done Year 5.