We applied for a grant last year with Paul Hollick, who does so much brilliant work for our school, agreeing to oversee the work.
We are looking forward to some better weather so we can all become involved in this project. I will keep you posted as the work progresses.
If you want to find out more about the Dorset Garden Trust please check out their web site.
'Brilliant',' Fantastic', 'Amazing' , 'I loved it', were some of the comments from our youngest children. Well done all, but especially well done Mrs Hardy, Mrs Neate-Clegg, Ms Halsey and Mrs Darley.
The morning started like any other day but today was a special day, Commonweath Day. We went up to the church just before 10am with Mrs Sparks and Mrs Neate-Clegg.
At exactly 10am Rob Barfoot climbed the tower and raised the flag above St Andrew's Church tower, Yetminster. We then went into the church which was filled with lots of people. Rev Parfitt gave us a brief talk about what the Commonwealth was all about and he told us what the flag meant; the blue was for the oceans of the world and the golden globe was the world. Coming out of the golden world, there was a ring of spears pointing outwards, 53 in all, representing each country in the commonwealth. The spears showed us that we used to fight but now we are a family of nations who help each other.
We also had a small service in which we sang the National Anthem and Jerusalem and afterwards rang the bell in the church vestry as part of the ceremony.
Thank to everyone for making us so welcome and for giving us cakes, biscuits and chocolate eggs. Thanks you also to Mr Goater who came in to talk to us all the previous week about the Commonwealth.
by Ollie S and Emily, Ash Class
We welcomed the Open the Book crew who shared with us the story of how Jesus helped Peter the fisherman.
One of our Rights' Respecters receiving the grant on behalf of our school.
Thank you so much Mr Hollick for organising this.
This is our entry, Scarymoo, created by our librarian Mrs Hole and her bookclubbers
KS2 were so lucky to have a visit from some folk from the Old Vicarage in Leigh who had first hand experience of living through World War 2 including being an evacuee. Charlie Elford's mum who also works there came dressed in 1940's clothes. The children were fascinated by learning about WW2. Thank you so much for visiting us. We home you can come again.
Jae Malone, author of the 'The Winterne Series' , Silver Linings' , Queen of Diamonds and Fool's Gold. She read an extract from one of her books and answered the children's interesting questions about how she came into writing. Jae is taking part in the Sherborne Literacy festival and we were very lucky to have her visit us. She launched a story writing competition that the children can do over half term.
These are for parents who would like to send their children to our lovely school. From 10am until 12 noon, please make an appointment to come and see what makes us special.
What a lovely happy event, well done to everyone! Lots of happy children and families, stunning Santa's grotto, beautiful children's Christmas crafts, delicious food, lovely choir singing, bell ringing and recorder playing, great fund raising stalls and local crafts. Thank you to everyone who came and who helped make this fair such a success. Well done Elaine and all your team.