When you walk through the door of Shillingstone School you will know immediately that this is a caring and inclusive school where everybody feels welcome.
With strong staff parent partnerships and a varied and engaging curriculum, children are motivated to achieve their full potential.
When pupils leave the school, it is with happy memories of their primary education and an enthusiasm for future learning.
We held our Remembrance service in school this morning. All of the children in the school had decorated a pebble with a poppy which they laid on the floor as they came into the service to create a '100'. The children in Desert class had each written the name on the back of their pebble of a man from the village of Shillingstone who had lost their life in World War 1. The 'poppy pebbles' were then transferred to our Spiritual Garden by some of our Spiritual Garden Guardians during the school day. They look fantastic and will serve as a poignant reminder of those who sacrificed so much for our country. Some of the children in Year 4 lead the readings in today's service. Well done to you all.
Sunday 11th November: There will be a service held at the war memorial in Shillingstone. Our school council representatives - Albie and Ava - will be laying a poppy cross at the foot of the memorial during this service. Please come along and join us at 10.45am.
Our team of Year 4 and 5 children took part in a Tag Ruby competition this week. They played against schools from our pyramid and did a fantastic job of representing our school. They played brilliantly as a team and with such enthusiasm. Well done to you all!
We were very kindly offered a free box of books from an ex-teacher who now reviews children's books on her website 'Library Girl and Book Boy.' In order to receive this box of books, our librarians needed to raise money to cover the cost of the postage which they did through their recent cake sale. The librarians were very excited to receive the books this week and can't wait for the other children to read them. Thank you 'Library Girl and Book Boy!'
We were very excited to send four of our children to a Dorset school's Boccia competition at Queen Elizabeth's school in Wimborne. All of the children played brilliantly resulting in them winning two out of the three games played!