Tree Planting Bonanza

8.12.22 – In the middle of November we held tree planting sessions in school. Every child was given the opportunity to plant a tree somewhere in our school grounds.
Local Tree Expert, Pete Rothman, who has years of experience planting trees in schools with children, came in to help us over two days.
We now have a spectacular new hedgerow to look after in our forest school area and lots of new Rowan, Silver Birch and Cherry Trees planted in and around the school grounds.
The children worked extremely hard and really enjoyed learning about the importance of planting trees. They were so proud of their achievements and of the idea that the trees will be on the school grounds for years to come. It was a really special couple of days as you will hopefully see by the pictures!!!
Thanks to the PTFA for funding our local tree expert and to all the parents, children and school staff who lent a hand on the day!
We really look forward to seeing them flourish!
Next stop – An Orchard!
Watch this space.
Miss Ives

Kenway Cup Runners Up

On Thursday 24th November, 12 of our Year 5/6 boys and girls took part in the Kenway Cup Tournament at Beaminster School on the 3G pitch.
Despite horrendous weather conditions, our wonderful team braved the elements and made our school proud. The team played 5 games, drew 4 and won 1. Lots of goals were scored by our children and our team finished the afternoon as runners up to Beaminster St Marys. All our children played superbly upholding our school and sporting values. Congratulations and well done to them all.

To see more of our sporting activities click here

Christmas Events

WhenWhereWho and What
Friday 2nd December
13.00 -1500
Beaminster ChurchSchool Council decorating Beaminster Church
Wednesday 7th December 1345-1415SchoolMovie Night.
Thursday 8th DecemberSchoolChristmas Jumper Day – non-school uniform
Friday 9th December
School HallCorfe Nativity to parents
Friday 9th December
SchoolChristmas Fayre
Tuesday 13th December
School HallChesil Nativity to parents
Wednesday 14th December
School HallLocal Food Links School Christmas Lunch
Thursday 15th December
Coaches depart at 0915
Coaches arrive back approx. 1300
Octagon TheatreDick Whittington Panto
Children will have Buffet Lunch on return to school
Friday 16th December
St Mary’s Church MostertonSchool Christmas Service

Tree Planting Workshop

We have managed to secure 60 free hedge saplings and 30 free tree saplings for our outside space.
On Wednesday 16th and Friday 18th November all children in school will be participating in tree
planting workshops with a local tree planting expert who works with schools across the county to plant
trees in school grounds. The PFTA will kindly be paying for his time.
The children have been split into mixed aged groups and, if they have siblings in school, have been
grouped together for this experience with the idea that the older children will be able to support the
younger children during the workshops.

If you are able to volunteer to help during either or both of the days or for part of the day, can you
please let the office know by Thursday 10th November. Each session will last about 45 minutes and will
involve some initial learning about trees with the leader as well as support to plant the saplings. There
will be five sessions during each of the two days – the approximate times are as follows.
Session 1 – 9.30am – 10.15am
Session 2 – 10.30am – 11.15am
Session 3 – 11.15am -12.00pm.
LUNCH – 12pm – 1pm
Session 4 – 1.15pm – 2pm
Session 5 – 2.00 – 2.45pm
We need as many easy to use trowels and narrow spades as we can get, so if you have any that you
don’t mind lending to us over the two days please can you let the office know asap so we know if we
need to buy any. If you are able to lend us any tools, please can you make sure they are clearly named
so they can be returned to their rightful owners!

This is phase one of our outdoor planting project. We have fruit trees arriving in the Spring Term so will
be calling on you to help us again after Christmas.
As part of this project we need large, clean yoghurt pots and cable ties that we can use to make name
tags to attach to each sapling so the children know which one is theirs to look after.

Can you please send any large, cleaned yoghurt pots and any spare cable ties you may have lurking in
your sheds in with your child as soon as possible. We need loads so please keep sending them in over
the next couple of weeks – we will let you know when we have enough.
Any queries or questions – please contact Miss Ives via the office:

Thanks in advance.
Julia Ives




Food Bank Donations

Dear Parents/Carers,

This year, as part of our harvest festival, we are asking for donations for the Beaminster Food Bank. In these uncertain times, more and more families are having to visit food banks, in order to provide for their families.

As a key part of the local community, it is our responsibility to support all those families that need the support. So, if you are able to help and support a local cause, please bring in any of the following:
• Tinned goods – beans, meat, fruit, vegetables
• Rice, pasta, cereal
• Lentils, beans, pulses
• Jars – jam, sauces
• Tea and coffee
• Biscuits

Donations to be brought in on 10th October. These will be collected and taken down to the food bank by the school councillors.

Stuart Copping
Chesil Class Teacher

Quad Kids get Bronze

On Tuesday 28th June, 16 of our wonderful Year 3 and 4 athletes took part in the Quad Kids Athletic Event at Sir John Colfox School in Bridport. Many schools from the Bridport and Beaminster area took part. The pupils participated in 4 events; Standing Long Jump, Vortex Howler throw, 60m Sprint and 400m run. They then took part in a baton relay while all the scores were being accumulated.

Our A team came 3rd overall and all received bronze medals plus certificates along with our superb B team. Congratulations.

Thank you to all the parents that supported us at this event.

To see the photos click here