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.
Earlier this term, our Young Ambassadors organised for the school to be involved in a competition. This was open to all schools in North Dorset and asked children to design a medal which would be given to winning schools in next year's Dorset School Games. Lots of our children entered with our Young Ambassadors then choosing three finalists to be sent forward to be judged by the North Dorset School Games Organiser. We are thrilled to announce that Georgina (Year 6) has been chosen as the overall winner of the competition!
Some of our Year 5 and 6 children have enjoyed taking part in the Sturminster Newton Pyramid orienteering competition over the last few weeks. The children competed against children from other schools in the pyramid over a series of events. They had a lot of fun and, as always, represented our school brilliantly!
A group of key stage two children recently attended a pyramid tag-rugby tournament at Hazelbury Bryan Primary School. They played four matches against the other schools showing great determination and teamwork as they did so. Well done to all of the children involved.
Throughout the school we are practising our spelling in lots of exciting and fun ways. This is helping us to learn our spellings each week. In Desert class, our favourite activities so far are: writing in shaving foam; using chalk outside; threading letter beads; tracing in crazy ways; using alphabet spaghetti (although very stinky!) and also stamping magnetic letters in playdough.