Newsletter 25 – 7th April 2017
We have come to the end of another busy, exciting term at Symondsbury School. It has been an interesting term as Miss Jenkin and I have been teaching Class 1 and Class 3 which we have both thoroughly enjoyed and have seen the children make great progress and grow in confidence and knowledge during that time. Mrs Van Der Plank is due to be back after Easter and we look forward to a ‘normal service’ resuming.
My thanks to all the children, parents and staff for being so understanding and adaptable during this time but especially to Miss Jenkin for throwing herself wholeheartedly into teaching Reception Class. My personal thanks to Mrs Parry and Mrs Meek for all their support during my time in Class 3 – what fun we have had! Seeing those light bulb moments and love of learning reminds me of why I became a teacher in the first place!
It just leaves me to wish you all a wonderful Easter holiday with your families and we look forward to welcoming you all back to Symondsbury School on Tuesday 25th April 2017.
12 children went to Bournemouth to take part in the school games level 3 tag rugby finals. It was an amazing day and the children did themselves proud. They played some excellent rugby and held their own against some pretty large middle schools. A big thank you to the parents who came and supported us and to the team: Loveday, Izzy, Daisy, Rosa, Amelia, Zac, Freddie, Alex, Diesel, Bobby, Bailey and Charlie.
Class 3 Tutankhamun Exhibition Visit
On Thursday, Class 3 enjoyed a trip to the Tutankhamun Exhibition in Dorchester. The children enjoyed finding out more about this famous Egyptian Pharaoh and going back in time to the discovery of his tomb and all his treasures by Lord Carnarvon. The children came face to face with some mummies and saw amazing treasures from Tutankhamun’s tomb. The children impressed Daphne, our tour guide, with their knowledge about the ancient Egyptians and surprised her with a rendition of our Mummy Song! I don’t think a class have ever sang to her before – she was quite speechless!
Class 3 Living Museum
Inspired by their visit to Dorchester, the children set up their own Egyptian Exhibition in Class 3 yesterday. They transformed the classroom into an interactive and informative living museum. The children, who were in costume, invited classes and parents to see all of their project work and set up videos of our assembly and dance. There were activities for children to take part in, some street artists in the form of Tutankhamun and a live mummy as well as posters, canopic jars, models, powerpoint presentations, dressing as a pyramid and much, much more for children to immerse themselves in.
Children from other classes were very impressed with all their hard work and we had some lovely feedback from class 2:
Amaya said, ‘I enjoyed colouring in the pictures’.
Eloise said, ‘Lottie and Martha did very good teaching’.
Bobby said ‘I liked listening to the computers’.
Daniel sad, ‘I like the video on the computer. It was brilliant and a bit fancy’.
Responses from parents were very positive who felt the children were very knowledgeable and would never forget this experience.
Friend’s Easter Egg Hunt
Don't forget the Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday 10am for a 10.30 start. Raffle drawn at 11.45am. Bring your friends and family!
Please remember we will need donations of cakes - please drop them off on the morning by 10am please or call Alex to arrange collection if you can't make it - 07940 538540
Please remember to park in the Manor Yard to ease congestion in the village - this makes it safer for everyone on foot doing the hunt!