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The latest news from Buckland Newton Primary School.

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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Mizar’s Travelling Planetarium

The Mizar Travelling Planetarium has been touring the UK for 21 years – as a school, we thoroughly enjoy a visit from Bob Mizon and once again, children from pre-school to Year 4 had an engaging and entertaining morning experiencing a tour of the universe inside its...

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Area Cross-Country Event

What a superb performance our children put in!. The boys ran their socks off and made us very proud with some pleasing individual performances. The girls WON the event overall with four placing in the top 10! Outstanding! The shield is being inscribed as we speak.

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Year 3 and 4 Hockey Sessions

We are readying ourselves for the Y3/4 competition in March and called in some extra assistance to help us prepare. Miss Dixon from Sherborne Girls’ School is coming to us for 3 sessions to help train us for the forthcoming Quick Stick Hockey Tournament. Today’s...

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Safer Internet Day

On Tuesday 5th February we recognised ‘Safer Internet Day’. We had a morning Collective Worship which focussed on this year’s theme of ‘Together for a Better Internet’. We considered what we could do to make the internet a safer place. The children, as always, were...

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Annual Wassail

During the first week back this term, we all took part in our annual Wassail Ceremony. This has very much become part of our tradition here and was led, as always by Canon Still. It began with Canon Still reminding us about the meaning of the Wassail, how we prepare...

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Willow Class Postal Service

It was a bit like a postal sorting office in Willow classroom at times, in the last week of term. It has long been upper KS2's responsibility to empty the school Christmas post box and sort the hundreds of cards into classes and then individual pupils, staff,...

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Christmas lunch at The Gaggle of Geese

The whole school headed off to The Gaggle of Geese - the delightful village and destination pub (excellent menu and wonderful hospitality!) - for a festive lunch. Despite torrential rain and wild winds, we pulled on our Christmas jumpers, festive headgear and had such...

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