On Monday 16th July, children at Lulworth and Winfrith Primary School joined together on the Lulworth site for an Art, DT and Music Curriculum Day.
Children designed, made, decorated and played their musical instruments using recycled materials. Once again, the children demonstrated our core values of Harmony, Fellowship and Belief as they helped, supported and encouraged each other in mixed year group collaborations.
We were blessed with fantastic weather for the annual school sports day. The school field was full of bright flags and awnings providing a festival like atmosphere to the event.
The children took part in a round robin of different activities and competed in teams named after the Olympic and Paralympic values. After that there was a round of obstacle and sprint races for all classes. children relished the challenge with some the races being extremely close.
World Book Day 2018
Due to the snow we had to delay the World Book Day events until 8th March when the children had fun dressing up as their favourite book character.
All children were invited to bring in a book they had read for a 'book swap'. this was a great opportunity to try something new to read.
On the Infant Site the children listened to stories read by Miss Warren, Miss Stopforth & Mrs Elsdon. The Juniors enjoyed Miss Neaves' story of 'Matilda'...she really got into character!!
Back in class the children had fun creating their own book characters, using their artistic skills and imaginations. There was also the opportunity to design their own World Book day tokens for the 2018 World Book Day competition.
KS2 Singing Workshop
On the 26th March 2018, the KS2 children enjoyed an afternoon Part - Singing Workshop with Liz Radford. Liz taught us to sing Count On Me by Bruno Mars, splitting the children onto 3 groups to sing 3 different parts. During the song, some of us sang at different times to each other as an echo, some of us sang different words and some of us even learnt different harmonies at a different pitch to the tune. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and are very proud of our recording of the song.
Christmas Fun at Lulworth & Winfrith
It has been a busy time of year with all our Christmas festivities.
The children have worked very hard to produce a wonderful Nativity.
This was held at St Christopher's Church in Winfrith Newburgh.
The Infant children stole the show with their acting and singing skills, supported by the Ks2 Choir.
Family and friends came along to watch, as well as members of the community.
The school held 'Carols Around the Christmas Tree' on Tuesday 12th December.
There was a mix of carols enjoyed by all those in attendance.
Our pupils who have music tuition also entertained us with what they have learnt this term.
Festive baking has been happening in abundance.
The Reception Children have made peppermint creams.
Year 1&2 have decorated festive biscuits.
Y3 have made (and enjoyed eating) mince pies.
There is a fine coating of glitter on most school surfaces from the myriad of crafts the children have made.
These have included festive sun-catchers, Christmas Tree ornaments, Table decorations, Christmas cards and felt stockings.
The parents enjoy receiving such gifts; just as much as the children enjoy making them.
The finale in our Christmas celebrations was the Christmas Fair organised by the PTA.
We are always most grateful for their fundraising efforts and this year has been extraordinary.
They were able to secure some truly wonderful prizes for the raffle.
Alongside the traditional games stalls, craft and refreshments it has raised in excess of £1800.
The PTA extend their most grateful thanks for everyone who has helped and for the generosity and support from local businesses.
These include: Camp Bestival, Bishops of Lulworth, Lulworth Lodge, Red Lion Winfrith, Wyevale Garden Centre, The Lulworth Estate, Monkey World, Finleys, Create @ The Cove & Jurassic Meats. There were also many donations from parents for our Christmas Hampers.
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Harvest Festival & Commissioning Service
The children have been working hard on their songs and poems for the Harvest Celebration.
On Friday 13th October the doors of Winfrith Church were open to welcome the children, parents,
members of the community and a range of special guests for our Harvest Celebration
and for the Commissioning Service of the new Headteacher at the school.
I am sure that those of you who were there would agree that it was a lovely service.
The children put in a superb singing performance as part of the Harvest Celebration and
Year 6 performed an entertaining harvest themed poem.
The service was led by the Arch Deacon of Dorset and we were privileged to have
the Deputy Lord Lieutenant in attendance as the Queen’s representative.
For me personally, the service was a wonderful official welcome as the new Headteacher of the school.
As I said on the day, I already feel very welcomed by the children and staff of the school as well as by
members of the wider school community. However, I must say that the service was a special time for me and I
would like to thank everyone involved in organising such a successful event.
KS2 Music Demonstration
On Monday 11th September the KS2 children were treated to a Musical Demonstration from Dorset Music Service.
The musicians played and talked about a variety of stringed instruments including Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass.
The children particularly enjoyed listening to pieces of music that they knew and could name.