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Dorchester St. Birinus Church of England School is a small village school where we seek to provide a happy, caring and stimulating environment with opportunities for all children to develop their potential as joyful, confident, proud, healthy and independent individuals with key skills for life.
As you can appreciate, there is only so much information that can be gained from our website, however there is no substitute for visiting the school. If you would like to see St Birinus Primary School in action, I would be delighted to show you around. Please contact the school office on 01865 340081 to arrange a visit.
- Moon Buggy Champions!
The Year 6 children headed off to St Birinus, Didcot on Tuesday for the annual Moon Buggy Challenge, where once again we won the best Moon buggy design – we do have to keep raising our game each year. Well done to the Year 6 for the time they put in to their designs and the dedication to make the finished product.
- Cadbury World
It certainly was an exciting start to the week as the school headed off to Cadbury World, a great visit to supplement our Big Write theme of Chocolate. Everyone had a wonderful time and I was very proud to hear that they were good ambassadors for the school. Thank you to the staff for organizing the trip and to all the other helpers who gave up their day to join our adventures.Take a look in the gallery to see some photos of the day.
- What a busy week!
Squirrel and Fox classes started the week with taster sessions for All Star Cricket. Each class was able to work with the coach to develop their cricket skills and it was great to see the children having a fantastic time.
Julia Donaldson, the celebrated author, was a special guest in the KS1 concert at the Oxfordshire Music Centre on Wednesday, which was also attended by Squirrel Class. The children had been learning the songs and making their mouse masks. We were able to hear a performed version of the Gruffalo with Julia playing the mouse.
Yesterday, Owl class had the experience of entering the Sun Dome, which took up residence in the hall, the children were able to look up to the stars and focus on the sun exploring the science around projects that are looking to the sun. Remember to ask someone from Owl Class for an explanation.
- Welcome back !
I hope you had a great Easter break and enjoyed eating your Easter eggs and as always the wonderful weather has welcomed us back to school. We start an important term for our Year 6 children as they approach their SATs week in May.
Our Big Write theme this term is all based around ‘Chocolate’ – this time we are planning a big adventure linked to this theme towards the end of the Summer term, which should be very exciting. It makes me hungry thinking about the topic.
- School Closure 2/3/18
In common with other local schools, I have taken the decision to close the school tomorrow (2nd March) due to predicted adverse weather conditions. Low overnight temperatures are likely to make conditions worse. For the safety of the children on the site and the staff being able to get safely to and from school, this seems to be the best course of action. See you all on Monday.