St Mary’s First Ever Hardball Cricket Match

Eight Year 5 and 6 pupils travelled to Parley to represent the  school in the Dorset Under-11 Hard Ball Pairs Competition.

They all played well, showcasing excellent sportsmanship and team spirit.

Unfortunately they were not victorious, but they should all be very proud of their performance.

Year 5 Visit Safewise

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!

Years 5 & 6 – Roman Trip

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!

Years 5 & 6 Dragons Den

Year 5 and 6 designed and made sandals for children in Africa. They then evaluated the design and tried to persuade the Dragons to invest in their product. The Dragons struck some hard bargains!