St Birinus School News – March

Below article is taken from the April edition of the Dorchester Newsletter:

We had a very unusual start to our assembly at the beginning of Term 4, as we discovered some very strange footprints on the floor and even up the wall near the fire exit in the hall.

There were some fantastic ideas about what could have made those type of footprints and how they could have possibly entered and exited the school – it was a total mystery (to most!). It was the start of our new Big Write topic of Monsters and Aliens, in which the children are letting their minds go wild with ideas of a variety of monsters and even a quick look at the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster.

World Book Day gave us the excuse to dress up as book characters, this year was no different and I must say the variety of costumes was brilliant – there had certainly been a great deal of effort in their preparation. The children also shared books with each other across the school as well as some of the Year 6 children reading with the Pre-school children.

On the theme of books, we recently introduced our ‘Kung-Fu Reading Challenge’ to encourage more reading across the school. The word Kung-Fu refers to any study, learning, or practice that requires patience, energy, and time to complete – which is very important in the art of reading. The children work their way through the various coloured belts to reach the Black level, the Kung-Fu Reading Master. We are all heading for the White level as I write this.

Our next event will be our May Dancing on the 29 April at 1.15pm – please come and join us on our playground for this annual event.

Russell Leigh
Dorchester St Birinus CE Primary School

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Posted on April 17, 2016 in News and Articles

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