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  Broadwindsor C.E. V.C. Primary School

     Archive News 2015/2016

July 2016

 

The pupils of Thomas Hardy class enjoyed a day at Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre on Thursday 7th July,

whilst selected Key Stage 2 pupils competed in a gymnastics competition at Beaminster School

 

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June 2016

 

Also this month ~

 

The Scholastic book fair in school this month raised a total of £446.03, from which we gained 40% commission, enabling us to receive £40 per class of free books.  Thank you to all who helped us achieve this!

 

Lawrences Auctioneers held an Antiques Valuation Day to raise funds for the school.  Thank you to those who gave their time and expertise to this event.

 

Our Year 6 pupils travelled to the Eden project for their 3 day residential. Visit the class page for photos.

 

 

The rain held off for our Sports Day on Thursday 30th June, and we even saw a rare glimmer of sun!  Well done to all who took part and thank you to all the parents, family & friends who came to support the event!

 

 

Jane Austen pupils enjoyed a day of Olympic Events at Beaminster School on Tuesday 28th June.

 

 

Pupils and parents learnt more about internet safety during our E-safety day on Monday 27th June - a subject which becomes increasingly more important with the advances in internet communication including social media.

 

Please take some time to read the information given at these sessions & remember the most important thing for parents and carers is to have lots of conversations with their children and young people about what they are using, how these website/apps work, why they enjoy them, who else is using them etc.  In this way they may be able to identify any risky content, inappropriate contact or conduct at an early stage.

 

 

Our Year 6 leavers put on a very entertaining performance for staff, pupils and parents on Friday 24th June. 

What a talented bunch!  They will be missed.  Photos on the class page.

 

 

On Thursday 23rd June, our Year 2 and Year 5 pupils visited Streetwise in Bournemouth to learn more about safety issues in the home and the local environment.

 

 

12 of our pupils, accompanied by Mrs Killick, took part in the ACM Gospel Choir event at Weymouth Pavilion on Monday 13th June.  The children participated enthusiastically and the singing was fantastic!

 

 

The Year 6 pupils travelled to Beaminster School on Thursday 9th June to take part in the Explorer Dome activities

~ see the photos on the class page.

 

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May 2016

 

On Wednesday 18th May William Barnes class visited the Lighthouse Theatre at Poole to watch the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in action.

 

 

Our Reception pupils enjoyed a morning at Groves Nurseries and West Bay on Wednesday 11th May.

 

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April 2016

 

A busy sporting month so far with pupils participating in both Tri-golf and Unihoc tournaments.

 

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March 2016

 

Our well-loved 'Egg Drop' event took place towards the end of term - some admirable efforts!

Well done to all who took part!

 

 

 

The children all came to school in full sporting gear to raise money for Sports Relief - a total in excess of £75 raised!

 

 

Our Year 5 & 6 pupils did us proud again in this year's Cluster Choral Festival - a rousing performance!

 

 

The pupils of William Barnes class spent the day at Freshwater Beach Holiday Park.  The morning was spent participating in the Dance Festival and in the afternoon the children made use of the fabulous swimming pool.

 

 

We celebrated World Book Day in true literary style by spending time with our fellow pupils,

sharing and exploring the wonder of books.

 

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February 2016

 

We made the most of our extra Leap Year day this year, with the Young Shakespeare Company visiting us in the morning and a cake sale to round off the busy day!

 

 

The Young Shakespeare Company visited us on Monday 29th February and, through active storytelling, helped our Key Stage 2 pupils to explore Shakespeare’s play ‘The Tempest’.  As always, the children were given the opportunity to explore and define the world of the play through imaginative and creative involvement.  They enjoyed speaking Shakespeare’s words and exploring different ways of saying them and became involved in the world of the play by putting themselves in the shoes of the characters and imagining how they feel.

 

 

The day ended with a Leap Year Day Cake Sale raising money for Unicef and the school

 

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The Life Education Van visited us on Wednesday 3rd February.  Their aim is to equip young people with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence to form positive healthy attitudes and make healthy choices.

 

 

On Tuesday 2nd February, our netball team participated

in the West Dorset County Finals tournament

and returned home victorious!!

 

Well done team, a well deserved win!

 

 

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January 2016

 

A group of our pupils travelled to the Genting Arena in Birmingham to take part in the annual Young Voices event.  What an inspiring occasion!  The pupils united with 6,500 primary school pupils and sang to an audience of 6000!

 

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We warmed up the New Year with a Cross Country event for some of our Year 5 & 6 pupils. 

Well done to all who took part!

 

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December 2015

 

What a very busy December we have had! This month’s events have included the decorating of the Christmas tree, our Christmas fair, two stunning performances of this year’s Christmas show ‘Silent Night’, the choir performing to the residents of Broadwindsor House, a whole school trip to see ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at the Octagon Theatre, a Christmas lunch, class parties and our Christmas service at the Church!

 

 

 

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September 2015

 

With the warm weather coming to an end, we made the most of the unexpected September sun and held our sharing assembly outside.

 

 

A warm welcome to all our returning students and to all our new additions,

including a full quota of 13 new reception pupils!

 

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