How did you get to school today? Walk, run, ride, drive? Well Year 6 clambered aboard the Hogwarts Express and entered the magical world of Harry Potter! They strolled through the wondrous delights of Diagon Alley and crept into the deadly dungeon that is Professor Snape’s Potion room. Fizzing, bubbling, stirring and tasting disgusting liquids was the first order of the day, before some much needed relaxing and enjoyment was had in Miss Honeyduke’s delightful sweet shop. When the sums were solved successful students were able to crawl through the bubblegum tunnel and enjoy the brain boggling treats on offer. Professor Sprout was waiting in her herbology class; microscopes at the ready with all manner of flora to dissect and explore. Then they built periscopes for peeking and discovered the magical origins of the Northern Lights. The students got into the spirit with some fantastic costumes and an outstanding attitude, thank you to everyone involved.
WARNING: A Bogart may have escaped from its dungeon we hope that no children were eaten but we are not sure.
In Class 5 Shannon’s Mummy came in and told the class how they celebrate in Canada, we made party hats, we explored jelly using our senses and we lit a special birthday sparkler and talked about birthdays and fireworks.
Today we held a cake sale and Christmas Jumper day to support Save the Children. So far we have raised well over £400 and still counting! Thank you everyone for supporting this event!
The Travelling Books Fair is coming!
Opening times: Every lunchtime in the hall.
After school on Monday 17/11/14 and Thursday 20/11/14 in the library. There will be lots of great books and special offers. The more books we sell, the more free books we get for the school. So please come along and support the fair.
On Wednesday afternoon, November 5th, in the afternoon, Year 3 held their annual Sandwich Café. The children designed and made their own sandwiches and the parents were invited to join in the tasting and sampling!
We would like to send a big thank you to all the parents who helped to supervise the sandwich making, also those who supported their children during the afternoon.
The Year 3 Team
Recently a terrible event occurred in year 6…we were all evacuated! We arrived at school and were issued with identity cards and gas mask boxes, placed into pairs and FORCED to trudge many miles to the not so local billeting office. The door crashed open and we were packaged off to local families to begin a new adventure. Shopping became tricky using old money, so was remembering if you had already scoffed your ration of sweets that month! SHOCK HORROR in school when you were introduced to THE CANE!!! Screams and screeches were heard from the Anderson Shelter, especially the boys, during an air raid. Lastly, tiptoes and holding your breath were the order of the day as we crept through the ghost tunnels far beneath the Nothe Fort! All in all a fantastic experience was had on our wonderful evacuee experience. A massive thank you to all involved in costume making and running the day for everyone to enjoy.
The Reception Classes celebrated the end of their topic “You, Me and Everybody” by inviting parents and relatives to their class cafes. The children made all the food they sold themselves including sandwiches, pizzas, cakes and biscuits. They even made chef’s hats for themselves! The turn out was fantastic! Thank you to all parents and relatives that supported the event.
CHANGE TO ORDERING SYSTEM FOR KS2 HOT SCHOOL MEALS
From October half term, all meal orders will need to be placed online, the KS2 Office (Junior School) will no longer be handling manual transactions after 13th October. This includes orders for children entitled to free school meals (FSM), parents of all children entitled to FSM will be required to select menu options to ensure their child receives a meal each day.
A letter regarding this change was sent home yesterday; it is also available on the School Meals page of this website should you not have received it. Other documentation relating to the KS1 Universal Infant Free School Meals is also on this page and much is also relevant to KS2 parents, particularly to “Online ordering help”
Please visit www.dorset.mealselector.co.uk to register and if necessary get your child’s entitlement to free school meals confirmed. We have been informed by Chartwells, the meals provider, that the menus for after half term will be available online towards the end of this week.
Year 4 had an action-packed day when they found themselves joining the Roman Army, taking orders from Mr Stone – our very strict centurion. As well as practising their combat skills with their Roman swords and shields, they also learnt a great deal about what life would have been like for a soldier in the Roman army.
Dorset County Council has put together an online feedback form to gather views from all schools and parents about the quality of the free school meals service. They would appreciate if you could fill out the short survey to tell them about your experience – good or bad. The form is available Here