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  • KS1 Big Sing! Does your child want to join our KS1 choir?

    Published 26/01/24

    We are fortunate to have here at Dorchester Primary a sensational KS1 choir, which currently only consists of 6 children - and there is space for 20! So if your child is in KS1 and would like to join, there is more than enough space and they would be welcomed with open arms!

    The choir are now rehearsing in preparation for the KS1 Big Sing 2024! They will be performing two songs on their own and then 4 songs with the other schools also taking part. KS1 choir takes place on Tuesdays after school, so if you are interested please contact the school office as this performance they are preparing for is set to be very special indeed.

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  • Being a Scientist

    Published 24/01/24

    We are so proud of Nathan (Lavender Class) who has shown amazing resilience over the last few years - and has now done a brilliant job of becoming a scientist and finding out all about the medical treatment he received.

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  • Get measles vaccine to avoid rapid spread, says UK health boss

    Published 19/01/24

    Measles is likely to spread rapidly across more parts of the UK unless more people take up the vaccine, a senior health official has warned.

    Dame Jenny Harries, chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), says vaccination rates are "well below" what is recommended by the World Health Organization.

    Pop-up clinics are being introduced to get more children vaccinated as cases continue to rise.

    Measles is a highly contagious disease. It is spread by coughs and sneezes. 

     

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  • Defence Lab at Dorchester Primary School

    Published 18/01/24

    Defence Lab run Martial Arts lessons for children at Dorchester Primary School.

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  • Young Voices 2024

    Published 18/01/24

    Our Junior Choir were fabulous as they sang their hearts out at the O2 this week.

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  • Fulham FC Partnership

    Published 12/01/24
    Our partnership with Fulham Football Club has begun this term, which means that every Thursday until the end of the Spring term, we will have our Fulham FC coach, named, Ashley who will be working across Years 4 and 5 carrying out some clas
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  • Parent Engagement Survey

    Published 11/01/24

    Thank you to all the parents and carers who completed our survey on Parent Engagement.

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  • An American Celebration

    Published 09/01/24
    On Thursday, January 18th, our caterers, Olive Dining are preparing a special lunch to celebrate all things American.  This lunch will be available free of charge to all children from Reception to Year 6.  See the menu and allergen informat
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  • Reading Scrapbook winners!

    Published 21/12/23

    We celebrated in assembly this week by recognising our especially outstanding readers in each year group with their reading scrapbook prizes presented by our English lead, Miss Butler. 

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  • Well done Joshua on the cello!

    Published 21/12/23

    Well done Joshua in Year 5 for completing his cello performance for his Junior Duke music challenge!

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  • Tea Time Concert Success!

    Published 14/12/23

    Our first ever tea-time concert was a great success and a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon! On Wednesday, lots of children had the chance to perform either on an instrument or sing with a choir or group - read on to find out more...

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  • Supporting Neurodiverse Children

    Published 14/12/23

    The single most helpful strategy for parents of children with ADHD and/or “high-functioning” autism is validating your child’s thoughts and feelings by showing interest and empathy. Sometimes, their emotional intensity is fuelled by talk of “overreacting,” “acting like a baby,” or “stretching the truth.” Children are people, too. Their feelings matter, even if they react in a manner out of scale for the situation and/or their age. Minimising or dismissing their thoughts and feelings makes them feel like their ideas and problems don’t matter — like they don’t matter. Validating their thoughts and feelings, in turn, makes them feel understood and loved — isn’t that the goal?

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