St Birinus School News – September 2017

Our summer term certainly kept up a good pace as we reached the end of term in July – here are some of the highlights:

  • Once again, the weather was kind to us for our Sports Afternoon – Well done to all the children (and parents) who took part in the races – it was great to see the enthusiasm. This year had the added excitement of the Sports Cup, which was won by the Yellow team – well done to all groups for supporting each other throughout the races. A big thank you to the Governors for organising the family event and to the PTA for providing refreshments during and after the sports day.
  • Over the term, four Year 5 & 6 children had been completing their cycling proficiency training and an external examiner came to test them on their skills. Well done to Tommy who achieved their Level 1 and to Amelie, Tabitha and Tom who achieved their Level 2. Thank you to Mrs White and Mrs Bristow for their help throughout the training.
  • At the end of term, each class held their topic afternoons for the their parents
    • Hedgehog Class performed a small play about Jack and the Beanstalk
    • Squirrel Class had an African Drumming Workshop
    • Fox Class had a Roman afternoon that even included some marching
    • Owl Class had a Rocket Car afternoon, where they were able to build their own cars and then watch as they shot across the playground – it was amazing to watch.
  • Kings and Queens Day saw everyone dress up as someone from in and around court life. The costumes as always were a wonder to see. As we did with our pirate day last year, we split the school in to mixed age groups and each group were able to try their hands at jousting, collage portraits, illumination and Tudor dancing. It was a great day helped with the fantastic weather
  • In the Abbey on the last day, we held our Leavers service dedicated to the Year 6 children as they prepared to leave us. I certainly wish them well for their next exciting adventure. During the service Dr Boakes kindly gave a book to each of the group for their work with him over the year. As always I would like to thank Dr Boakes for all his work with the Year 6 children each year – it is very much appreciated. This is the fifth year to present the Luke Chadney Cup for Enthusiasm and Contribution, which was generously donated by Mr and Mrs Chadney in memory of their son, Luke. This year, the cup was awarded to Megan Sadler, who the staff felt had made a valuable contribution to school by willingly helping others in need of a friend. Well done Megan – well deserved.
  • Finally, we awarded our annual 100% Attendance Certificates – this year the following children have achieved 100% attendance – Poppy Line and Tom Brooks. A fantastic effort!

As you read our news, we will be preparing to start a new term on Wednesday 6th September and as always we are certainly looking forward to another exciting year at school.

Russell Leigh
Headteacher
Dorchester St Birinus CE Primary School

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Posted on August 8, 2017 in Education

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