Head Teacher’s Homework Project 2021

After a break last year, the Head Teacher’s project is back.

As you know Euro 2020 is starting over the weekend. I know that not everybody is a fan of the so-called “beautiful game”, however, I feel this is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the countries taking part. Therefore, my Head Teacher project is to choose a country that is competing in the competition, find out as much information as possible about it and present it in an interesting way.

Please remember this does not have to be about football. The deadline will be the week beginning the 12th July, the final day being the 16th July.

I would like every child in KS2 to complete this homework and if any child in EYFS or KS1 wants to take part they are more than welcome.

Mr Smith

Messy Church Online

Messy Church will be available on Facebook on Good Friday from 10.30am. See our message on our website https://beaminsterteamchurches.org/messy-church-good-friday

Reverend Jo has also recorded a short version of the Easter story for KS1 or Early Years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwNO3L0jpao , and a video about a simple activity outside using stencils to photograph nature.
https://www.facebook.com/BeaminsterTeam/videos/1148018978955634 or see the original idea at the website here https://www.sunhatsandwellieboots.com/2021/03/easter-nature-frame-create-cross.html

Amazing total for sponsored read!

Thank you to everyone who took part in the sponsored read. We raised an amazing £1115.95! This will allow us to buy lots of wonderful new books for all the children to enjoy in school. Congratulations also to our prize winners:
Most money raised – Hector
Most minutes reading in KS1 – Elijah E
Most minutes reading in KS2 – Finlay D
Class with the most children taking part – Chesil Class

Spend your vouchers at Usborne book fair

Thank you to everyone who took part in the sponsored read. We have already raised £699, and there is lots more sponsorship still to come in. You can spend the money you have raised at the virtual book fair which starts this Thursday.

Usborne Books at Home and School

Award-winning Usborne Books will be at our

World Book Day virtual school bookfair

from Thursday 18 – Thursday 25 March

To join click on link below, this will take you to our event on Kate’s facebook Usborne Business page


Everyone welcome!

NB – You do not need to be a member of facebook to join the event. If you have any difficulties accessing just drop me a line (see below)

Thankyou! We have had an amazing response to our Ready Steady Read and have already reached the TOP level of FREE BOOK commission. I know there is still more money coming in, so your school is going to have an amazing amount of free books. The total will be announced after the book fair.

If you didn’t take part in the Ready Steady Read, you can still join the book fair and use your £1 World Book Day token.

With your support your school will get even more books – an extra £6 free books for every £10 spent at the book fair.

Instructions on how this will all work (ordering, payment, delivery etc) are on the virtual book fair

You can also find books by going to my website www.bestbooksforchildren.co.uk then contacting me – do not order via the website. Tip: When range of books selected, try sorting by “in stock”

Many thanks to those who have taken part in the Ready, Steady… Read, vouchers are being issued. (Please check bookbags.)

If you have any questions or need help please contact:

Kate L’argent Independent Usborne Leader

07952 577661 (call/text/whatsapp)


Mesenger: m.me/Katesbestbooks


Return to School Information

26th February 2021

Dear Parents/Carers

As you know, schools are to fully re-open on Monday 8th March 2021. To say we are relieved is an understatement and although the school will be opening we will still be teaching in class bubbles, this will be reviewed at Easter. We have taken this decision to keep our whole school community safe. Here is the organisation for Monday and the information you will need.

Start Times

KS2 children will need to be dropped off between 8.30am and 8.40am. You can also drop off any KS1 siblings at this time as well.

KS1 children will need to be dropped off between 8.40am and 8.50am.

End of Day

KS1 children will need to be picked up between 2.50pm and 3pm. Once you have picked up your child, could you please move away from the school gate as any sibling in KS2 will be brought to the gate with their class bubble at 3pm. This a slight change to the previous arrangements but my staff and I feel this will enable us to keep everybody safe.

Children will still be only allowed to mix with their class bubble at lunchtimes and play times. These will continue to be staggered.

School Uniform

School uniform will need to be worn except on the day your child has PE. On these days your child will need to wear their PE kit to school. Here are the PE days:

Tuesday – Lulworth, Durdle Door and Kimmeridge

Wednesday – Corfe

Thursday – Chesil


School transport will be running as normal from Monday 8th March.

IT Equipment

If you have received IT equipment from the school to support your child’s learning during the lockdown, could you please return these devices during the week beginning 8th March.

Hot School Meals

Please remember to order your child’s hot school lunch through Local Food Links one week in advance. All meals you may have booked for the whole of the school term were cancelled and you would have received refunds. You will now need to re-book these.

Though school is fully reopened again and cases of COVID-19 are dropping locally, I would like to remind parents to maintain social distancing where possible and if you can, wear a face mask when dropping off and collecting your child.

I can’t wait to see all the children back in school on Monday 8th March. Hopefully, this will be the last time we have to partially shut the school. May I take this opportunity to thank all of you for your patience, understanding and support. I would also like to thank my wonderful staff for helping me keep everything going during these difficult times. I pray for a better time for all of us later on in 2021.

All these arrangements will be reviewed before the Easter holidays and we will take direction from the DfE, the local authority and the latest scientific guidance from the Government.

Take care and stay safe.

Mr Smith

Kind regards
Parrett and Axe Primary School