Year 6 visit Tyneham

Year 6 visited Tyneham as part of their topic learning. They explored all the buildings that they had been finding out about on the internet and by looking at public records.  They even visited the school house and farm and pretended that they were performing at the Tyneham Theatre.

 

Year 6 London trip

Last Thursday, Year 6 enjoyed an exciting and interesting trip to London. We visited the Houses of Parliament where we went into both chambers and listened to the debating, toured the rest of the palace of Westminster, and learned about how our country is governed. In our Law and Debating workshop we passed a law which saw the end of school uniform for all pupils; however, an amendment introduced a uniform for staff!

A ‘flight’ on the London Eye followed before we headed home on the train. A big thank you to all the children for their excellent behaviour and to all the adults for their help.

Green Team: Unnecessary Packaging

The school Green Team recently visited the Budgens and Coop supermarkets in the town to look at how much unnecessary packaging is being used. They also asked members of the public what they thought and they agreed unanimously that it should be reduced. Next the Green Team will be writing to the supermarkets to ask if this is possible.

Year 6 visit The Keep Museum

Year 6 enjoyed a very exciting and interesting visit to our friend, Chris, at the Keep Museum in Dorchester, to support their learning about World War 1.

As you can see from the pictures we had the opportunity to try on and handle many original artefacts and they used this experience to produce some pages for non fiction texts about the Great War.

We also trialled the Dorchester Poppy Trail, a route around the town with information boards explaining how that place or object was connected to World War 1.

Year 5 VIPs at Youth Hostel Opening

Y5 were VIP guests at the official opening of Swanage Youth Hostel after its £1.5 million refurbishment. They accompanied the mayor and CEOs of the Youth Hostel to cut the ribbon before being treated to a delicious lunch and some enormous ice-creams! After lunch they had a session learning about dinosaurs and fossil-hunting on the Jurassic Coast and even had the opportunity to go panning for fossils. An amazing day and thank you to everyone at Swanage Youth Hostel for inviting our pupils to be part of this event.