Children in years 1 & 2 had a brilliant day at Corfe Castle, showing and expanding their learning about castles. They travelled to and from Corfe Castle by steam train from Swanage. A big thank you to Swanage Railway who provided free travel for children and adults.
Year 1 and 2 enjoyed a virtual reading of “Oh, Sir Bragalot!” by the author and illustrator, Sharon Davey. We also had a go at drawing the main character, and heard about where Sharon gets her ideas and develops them into a story.
Here’s a film of how to draw Sir Bragalot if you want to try at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_guQ9koP4k
Year 1 & 2 chose to support the charity School in a Bag for their social action project. We had just begun work on this when the first lockdown started, but we have now completed a sale of pencil pots and a 3-mile sponsored walk.
Thank you to the amazing children of years 1 & 2 who walked up and down on stony tracks and overgrown paths with wonderful spirit and humour and have raised, together with the sale from last year, over £1300, a wonderful achievement!
Thank you to parents and carers for your support and for helping to get the message out, and to all who sponsored us.
We hope to hold a special assembly (probably next term) with representatives of School in a Bag.
Children in year 1 & 2 had a brilliant afternoon of multiskills. Thank you to the staff from The Purbeck School for planning and running this session, and to our brilliant Bronze Ambassadors who assisted them so enthusiastically.
These free apps come highly recommended for key stages 1 & 2.
Year 1 visited a rather wet and windy Corfe Castle. We had to abandon our (slightly ambitious) plans for lunch in the castle, but we did learn about how many soldiers could defend Corfe Castle (only 40), how long Oliver Cromwell’s men spent blowing it up (9 months) and where King John did his business!
The children showed great resilience and good humour and Mr Wollen and Mrs Dunster were very proud of them.
Year 1 had a brilliant trip to Swanage Brickworks as part of our science topic, Everyday Materials. We saw the quarry where the clay is dug, watched it being pounded and mixed with water, then saw how each brick is made by hand. Then we followed the bricks through the drying process and felt the heat outside the kilns. It was a fascinating and enjoyable morning; we even knew some people who worked at the brickworks!
A group of children from key stage 1 have been attending beach schools sessions with Fore Adventure to enjoy being active outdoors, and to develop confidence and speaking and listening skills.