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Bridport St Mary's

C of E Primary School

Vision Statement: Building a caring community, where all can learn and shine!

Vision Statement: Building a caring community, where all can learn and shine!

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Wonderful Wildside!

We had the most incredible time at Wildside Experience in Devon. 

Children tried a whole range of new experiences, including:

Eating around a campfire (in the dry)


 Eating around campfire (in the rain!)



Handling animals




 With chocolate rewards!



Trying new foods: delicious homemade tomato sauce with pasta  and vegetable curry!


Collecting firewood!


 A zipline through the woods in the day and night!


Our time at Wildside were filled with plenty of new experiences, challenges, learning  . . . 



    and smiles!!!!

Visitors galore!

We've been fortunate to have four fascinating visitors joining us over the past few weeks.

First up Reverend Pete came in to talk about his great passions and interest: the Second World War and what it would have been like for those living in Bridport and the surrounding areas. Children were amazed that only residents of West Bay would have been allowed into the area and they would have seen mines on the beach!

Children also had the chance to try on Reverend Pete's military gear - he did have to check that it was all returned or he might end up with a fine!



We then had a visit from Lily's grandad, Harry who spoke about his life and journey through employment. Children were fascinated by his passion for folk music and we sang "The Gypsy rover" together:


If you would like to come in and speak about your experience of the War or to talk to the children about your job please do get in touch with one of the Year 6 team



Sheltering under their tables. What is going on in year 6?

Sheltering under their tables. What is going on in year 6? 1

This term in year 6 our topic is: A Child's War. The topic studies World War 2 from the perspective of children who lived in and through the war.


To help the children immerse themselves in the topic the children came into school dressed as evacuees and were evacuated around the country: Teignmouth, North-Allerton, Ripon and Newmarket were just some of the places they were sent to.



Over the morning we looked at images and diaries from real evacuees and discussed how we felt being separated from our friends and sent off to a variety of towns and villages around the country. Many of the places we had never heard of!


The children brought in a small box containing key items they would have taken with them. Everything from photographs to chicken nuggets?!








In the afternoon we began to explore rationing with help from our wonderful cook Mel. The children peeled, sliced and grated a variety of root vegetables to turn into a delicious vegetable soup similar to that eaten during the war. 













Our verdict?  . . . . . . delicious!