For the safety of our staff, pupils and families the following arrangements will remain in place. This includes;
- Staggered start and end of the day
- Social distancing of 2m to be maintained by parents/carers at drop off and pick up
- Face masks/coverings to be worn by all adults whilst in the carpark and at drop off and pick up
Year 2, 3 and 4 pupils will start at 8:45am with a pick up at 3:15pm from the playground.
Preschool, Year R and Year 1 will start at 8:55am, with a 3:05pm pick up.
Please arrive promptly just before the allocated time for your child's year group. Please do not arrive too early as we are asking parents to keep their children with them until the bell is rung.
Parents are asked to walk their children into the school playground through the green gate and find a place to stand with their child/ren; a set of footsteps have been marked around the edge of the playground, spaced 2m apart to indicate where to stand. Please do not allow the children or younger sibling to run around the playground. We expect all the children to wait with their adult.
Staff will then come out promptly at the allocated time to ring the school bell. The children are then asked to come and line up with their class and teacher.
Parents are asked to leave the playground through the main gate, maintaining social distancing with face coverings at all times.
If you have a message for the class teacher, Mrs. Browne, Mrs. Wrixon or Mrs. Chant will be available to take a brief message. Alternatively you can contact the school office via telephone or email.
Please watch the wonderful video below to see the new arrangements in action!
Please share this with the children.
Running time: Two 20-30 minute sessions on 14 & 21 February at 10.30am
Age Guidance: Aimed at 5-11 year olds and their families. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: 6 per family
Calling Families and keen Super-Spies
The Super-Spies are in town and they need your help!
Marvelous leader Mirabel Merryweather, newly initiated Claude Pringle, and all the Super-Spies are working from home like everyone else. Unfortunately, we’ve had worrying reports that The Vortex - our Rival spy gang - are active and have started luring new spies to the dark side in your area. We need you to brush up on your Super-Spy skills and help us out on the ground solving some vital clues to stamp out The Vortex.
The experience is aimed at 5-11 year olds and their families.
This interactive performance game will take the format of two “performance” sessions with Angel Exit Theatre on a private, secure Zoom chat. There will be an introduction and initial training meeting setting up the tasks with a 7-day gap before a conclusion meeting where the Super Spies will hear how the newly recruited super-spies have got on and see if the mystery has been solved.
There will be a series of fun, interactive challenges, and activities available online to access anytime. Some activities involve doing a clue trail around the local town as an option but families can also participate from the safety and comfort of their own homes.
The observant spies among you may remember the Super-Spies from their tour of Dorset libraries, but new recruits are also welcome. Aimed at five to eleven-year-olds and their families, capacity is strictly limited to 30 households and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Families need a reliable internet connection and be able to access Zoom, preferably on a laptop rather than phone or tablet. Participants need to be available for both Zoom meetings and ideally take part in the challenge set. Everyone is welcome to engage with as many of the other videos and activities as they like. These can be accessed indefinitely.
Feedback from previous shows
“We just wanted to thank you so much for a truly mood lifting spy adventure! The quality and content of your performance was so engaging and professional and makes me wish that you were in charge of the whole countries lock down spy learning.” - Jane Davy (Parent)
“The children from my class who took part absolutely loved it and could not wait for the second session. Some of them sent me such lovely messages and photos. They really did enjoy it. It was a lovely activity for them to do. One child lives opposite where one of the clues was in Springwell and was absolutely delighted to see the children from her class looking for the clue!” - Caroline Fisk, Teacher
“Thank you so much for this - we had so much fun and it brightened up what would have otherwise been just another grey lockdown week.” – Participant
For more information, click here to go to Dorchester Arts’ website.
We have been asked by Dorchester Arts to share this exciting workshop with all our parents...may be something a little different to explore with your family.
The Little Prince Family Workshop
We are excited to announce Dorchester Arts have teamed up with the wonderful Protein Dance to bring you their fantastic new family workshop The Little Prince, which is now available online. We thought you might like to share this information with your pupils.
A great way to maintain our children’s health and wellbeing, this fun and fast-moving 20-minute workshop by Protein Dance is inspired by their award-winning show The Little Prince by Luca Silvestrini.
While parents are helping their children learn from home, this creative workshop is a great addition to the school day and an enjoyable way to keep kids active in body and mind.
Join performers Faith and Andy as they lead and present twenty minutes of dance and movement exploring the world of the Little Prince. This workshop has been made with ages 5-11 in mind but has nothing unsuitable for younger siblings. Fun for the whole family, grown-ups are welcome too.
Find out how the Little Prince spends his days on his tiny planet and how, after journeying across the universe, he eventually meets and befriends the charming Fox.
This is a playful introduction to the world-famous book, The Little Prince, by Antoine de SaintExupéry, a tale of love and friendship for children and grown-ups alike which will return to theatres later this year.
After the workshop, download the original costume designs from the show and colour in the Little Prince and the Fox either with pencils or digitally on your tablet or phone.
Interested? Then watch the trailer below. The Little Prince Family Workshop is perfect for all KS 1 and 2 pupils and their families and supports Personal, Social Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE).
For more information and to access the workshop, click here to go to Dorchester Arts’ website.
Running time: 20 minutes
Age Guidance: The workshop has been made with ages 5-11 in mind but has nothing
unsuitable for younger siblings. Fun for the whole family.
Cost: Rent for £2 and available to stream for 48 hours
Please click on the link below: