Year 5 travelled to the Safewise Centre in Weymouth to learn about keeping themselves and other safe in a variety of situations. We identified fire hazards in a home and how to prevent them. If we were to be in a situation with fire we learnt to GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL 999.
After experiencing a real fire (behind safety glass) we moved outdoors to learn about road safety. We used different types of road crossings whilst others were driving around ‘Safety Town’ in mobility scooters!
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.
Year 2 visited Studland on three days as part of their Castaway topic, courtesy of Dan and Jade Scott from Fore Adventure. They worked on shelter building, lighting fires, hunting razor clams and foraging for wild plants. They had a great time; more photos on class blog.