Year 6 visited Fort Henry in Studland. They found out about the important role the Fort and Studland played in Exercise Smash – the rehearsal for the D-Day Landings.
Many thanks to our visitors from The Swanage School who organized and led a fun and interesting morning of maths for our year 5 & 6 girls.
This poem was written by year 6 and read by the school chaplains at church and outside the Co-op on Global Climate Day (see this post)
It starts with one….
It starts with one planet – one life,
With one realisation, one light bulb moment,
With one person who loves and respects,
With one friend, one world leader,
With one conversation, one team, one action
With one wish for a better future.
Preserving one rainforest, planting one tree,
Protecting one orang-utan, releasing one rhino,
Providing one village pump, saving one ice cap,
Taking one stride, sharing one car.
One lifetime together –
Caring for our common home.
On Global Climate Day year 5 and 6 joined the campaign to raise awareness about the damage we are doing to our world.
They made posters and delivered a letter to the Co-Op asking them to consider the quantity of plastic packaging that they use – especially in their fruit and veg and bakery departments. They then walked through the town and along the seafront. Lots of people were interested to look at the posters which highlighted a range of environmental issues. We were delighted to welcome Solveig, the new Curate at the Anglican churches in Swanage, who joined the campaign with us.
After school, year 3 shared top tips flyers, that they had made, for reducing single-use plastic and other ways which one might look after the environment with parents.
Thank you to all who came to Leavers’ Mass on the last day of term. We wish our year 6 leavers best wishes for their transition to secondary school and in the future.
Singers from year 6 were welcomed at the Parish Tea Party where they entertained the parishioners with a selection of songs. Many thanks to them for some lovely singing and to the parish for delicious cake!
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.
Year 6 worked with Tim from Wessex Water exploring our use of water and how it is cleaned so we can enjoy water that is clean and safe. They investigated the best way to filter dirty water to remove dirt and debris.
Year 6 children spent an interesting morning measuring the speed of traffic outside our school gates. Speeding motorists were encouraged to think about the safety of our children, staff and parents, and the reasons for a 30mph limit around the school.
Congratulations to the two teams we sent to the Purbeck Sports Netball Competition. Our A team won the competition and now progress to the Dorset Games. Our B team came second, only losing to the A team.