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The latest news from Buckland Newton Primary School.

Year 5 and 6 Cross Country

Year 5 and 6 Cross Country

A huge congratulations to our Year 5 and 6 Cross County Team. On a very chilly and windy late afternoon , 6 girls and 6 boys joined the rest of the SAST schools for a tough cross country run. The children's daily mile in school paid off with both team finishing...

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Oak Class- Model Animals

Oak Class- Model Animals

In Design Technology we are researching how to make models of animals. We explored a wide variety of animals to decipher what the key characteristics of each animal was. We then chose certain groups to create using recycled boxes. We created a herd of elephants, a...

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Year 2 Forest School – Feed the Birds!

Year 2 Forest School – Feed the Birds!

Forest School – Feed the birds! This week Maple Class created their own bird feeders to help the birds find some tasty treats during our winter months. We mixed some grated cheese, with bird seeds, raisins and lard to create some delicious and lovely fat balls. We...

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Oak Class – Learning how to play brass instruments

Oak Class – Learning how to play brass instruments

On Fridays we have begun to learn how to play a brass instrument. We are learning how to play the trombone, the trumpet and the cornet with Dorset County  Music. Even Mrs Lambert and Mrs Kellaway are learning too (although their notes are not yet beautiful brick...

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Maple Class ‘Living Things and Habitats’

Maple Class ‘Living Things and Habitats’

Maple Class have been learning all about ‘Living Things and Habitats’ during their science lessons this term. Last week we looked in and around our school grounds for microhabitats and we found lots of creatures who have made these their homes. This week we researched...

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Dorset County Inflatable Museum

Dorset County Inflatable Museum

Dorset County Museum On Thursday 6th February Dorset County Museum visited Buckland Newton School. They brought with them an enormous inflatable museum which impressively filled the school hall. The children were greeted as fellow archaeologists and invited to put on...

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Beech Class Science

Beech Class Science

In Science, the Reception and Year 1 children are exploring the weather and how the season of spring brings changes. They explored the school grounds for signs of spring and took our own photos using the iPads. [gallery size="full"...

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Year 5 and 6 Hockey Tournament

Year 5 and 6 Hockey Tournament

A huge congratulations to our Year 5/6 hockey team who competed in the tournament at the Gryphon. The team played in a round robin of 7 games, winning 3, drawing 3 and narrowly losing 1. They showed excellent sportsmanship and played extremely well.  A big thank you...

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Forest School – Spring 2020

Forest School – Spring 2020

Despite the wind and rain, Mrs Lambert and the Year 2s put on their wellies and many layers and ventured outdoors for this term's Forest School. They read the story ‘The Mist Monster’ by  Kirsti Beautyman and the created our own Mist Monsters in the woods. [gallery...

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Pantomime in a Day

Pantomime in a Day

The year 6's had a fantastic day with Jo Simons, a Youth Theatre Director, producing an outstanding show of Cinderella, all in just one day!!! They worked alongside pupils from years 7 and 8 who attended Buckland Newton and rehearsed throughout the day, with a dress...

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