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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!

Class news

Term 1 - sailing, campfires, air-raids and SATS!

It has been a busy term in year 6. Back at the beginning of the term we headed off to Portland to see a real working lighthouse and explore the amazing landscape of the Bill.

I'll hand over to Olivia to explain what happened next . . . 

St Marys year 6s had the amazing opportunity to sail at the Weymouth and Portland National sailing Academy.  1 students (and 1 dad) sailed their incredible boats out into the harbour following their instructor Katie, who went in and out and around the bright orange buoys. A couple of boats tumbled over. My partner Imogen was nervous but near the end she was getting a bit more confident!




Shortly after we did some more teambuilding through a walk to Eype beach, then tea, night games and a campfire back at school. For many of the class this was their first time visiting Eype beach or playing games in the dark - fun was had by all!


Through these trips we grew stronger together as a class and as individuals. We as staff loved getting to know the children more and all their wonderful individual characteristics!

We then threw ourselves into our topic: A Child's War. By dressing up as evacuees, making rationing soup and designing and testing Anderson shelters: we have learnt about the experiences of children during this important period in our history. 

Evacuees, rationing and Anderson shelters

We hope you all have a very happy half term with your families. Your children have settled back into school life and life as year 6 amazingly. I cannot express how proud of them we all were watching their resilience and positivity when they sat some practise SATs - incredible!