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The latest news from Buckland Newton Primary School.

World Down Syndrome Day!

Every year World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated in March.  We decided to celebrate the day on Friday 22nd March so as many children as possible would be in school to take part. This year, the global theme was ‘Leave No-one Behind.’ We understand that every child with...

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‘Queen’ We Will Rock You!!

On Thursday 21st March, Years 4 and 5 took part in the collaborative annual music event at The Gateway in Yeovil. Our children were joined by pupils from primary schools in the Sherborne area. The repertoire included some of Queen's greatest hits. Buckland Newton...

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Ukulele Concert

We love music here at Buckland Newton CE Primary and run ukulele lessons for all children in Years 2, 3 and 4. We invited parents, carers and friends from the local community to see how much we've progressed - our Ukulele Concert was a great success!

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Comic Relief – Red Noses and Mad Hair!

We raised £263.96 for Comic Relief this year! Our School Council led the initiatives - children and adults paid £1 for the privilege of red noses and wacky hair. Many children bought cakes and biscuits in from home to sell for the charity. Thank you to all involved...

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Growth Mindset

What is Growth Mindset? Put simply, a growth mindset is when an individual believes they can develop their intelligence. In a fixed mindset, children believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. In a growth mindset, children...

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Visiting Musician

Jo Wickstead paid a visit to Years 5 and 6 on Thursday 7th March to give them a saxophone demonstration. When Year 2 heard what was happening, they joined in too! Children enjoyed a jazzy sing-along and many of them had a go at trying to actually make a noise on the...

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Willow Class Assembly

On Friday 8th March, Willow Class held their termly class assembly. Parents, carers and friends of the school were welcomed as always, and the turnout was very good. The children were wonderful and shared the work on Escher and tessellations that they had been doing,...

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World Book Day!

As you may know, World Book Day is a registered charity on a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own. It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the...

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Mindfulness for Children

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a whole body-mind state of awareness that involves ‘tuning in’ to the present moment, with openness and curiosity, instead of ‘tuning out’ from experience. Mindfulness is a state of being fully awake to life – being aware and...

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Buckland Newton Church of England Primary School, Buckland Newton, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 7BY Telephone number: 01300 345 393