Year 5 and 6 visited Dorchester to explore its Roman heritage. They visited the keep museum where curator Chris talked to them about Roman soldiers, including their armour and fighting tactics. Then they walked into Dorchester to visit the Roman town house at the back of County Hall – the best preserved example in the country. After lunch a look around the replica round houses at the Prince of Wales School then off to Maiden Castle where they climbed the ramparts; saw the Roman temple and found relics in the mole hills – watch this space to see what they found!
Year 6 had an amazing day in London- visiting Parliament, walking around Westminster, enjoying the views across London from the Eye. They even found time for some healthy food 😯. The Queen was in town for the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey, but our schedules did not overlap!
As part of their work last term on World War 1, year 6 children wrote letters from the trenches. Staff at The Keep Museum in Dorchester were so impressed with the content and style of the letters that they asked for copies to put on display in the entrance to the museum… and here they are.
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.
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