Well done to years 5 & 6 who put on such a memorable carol concert at St Edwards church, with carols, readings and songs, accompanied by a school orchestra and the Purbeck Arts Club Choir.
As part of their topic on tigers, year 2 had a fascinating visit to Marwell Zoo. In school they prepared and performed a Tiger Dance to accompany a reading of William Blake’s The Tyger by years 5 & 6 – reception were a very surprised and appreciative audience. Later, they shared research they had written up about tigers with reading buddies.
Back in school they wrote a recount of the trip to Marwell. Here are two of these pieces of excellent writing.
We held a very enjoyable Book Week in November, with over 100 children coming in to school for bedtime stories, as well as a book fair and secondhand book sale.
We celebrated Advent Mass at St Edwards and in our school hall.
Here is our tree at the Christmas Tree Festival at Emmanuel Baptist Church. The decorations were made by reception with the help of year 6, and are based on the Christmas carol ‘All Around the World’.
Reception and Preschool shared a brilliant day of daring rescues, complicated investigations, medical breakthroughs and parcel delivery!
Once again, years 3 & 4 were lucky enough to spend a morning on the bird boat, cruising a very still Poole Harbour. The trip was organized through Birds of Poole Harbour, who pay for everything and provide binoculars and expert guides/birders.
Here is a list of what we saw:
- little egret
- great crested grebe
- red-breasted merganser
- golden eye
- bar-tailed godwit
- and 2 seals