Osmington Update 2017 Day 1

We had a nice smooth run to Osmington Bay, getting here in just under an hour and a half. We had the opportunity to spend some time on the beach eating our lunch before we investigated the new rooms we will be sleeping in for the next few nights. 
It is fantastic to learn how eager some children are to have multiple showers now they have their own rooms and I’m sure that hiding places have been found for their secret stashes of sweets.
As we start our first full day of activities, we are all full of excitement and a little apprehension of what is to come. Initial fears about some of the activities have quickly disappeared due to the thrill and enjoyment of the activities.
All of this is happening in the beautiful sunshine and with the picturesque view of Weymouth Bay.

Look what we have found!!!

Year 3 have found something amazing on our school premises!

After receiving a letter from the mother of the dragon egg, we are now trying to answer the question – Should dragons live in Stubbington?

We walked into Stubbington village to look for clues of our mysterious visitor, asking the public questions about Stubbington to help us to respond to the letter.

All of our learning this half term,  will be helping us to answer this question as we wait to see if our egg hatches.


We will report back soon!

A Final Blog Post from Mr T…

As you are no doubt aware, today is my last day at Anne Dale after nearly 8 years at the school, working alongside many hundreds of children who have passed through Anne Dale’s gates.

I have been so very fortunate to have had the opportunity to teach so many of the children as they have moved through the different year groups and having seen the AnneDaleBlogs grow and grow over past years, I couldn’t think of a better way to say thank you and goodbye to both children and parents from the school community.children-in-need-day

My work here at Anne Dale has been a wonderful chapter of my teaching career, filled with a great many memorable moments (famed I am sure for the many Pantomime outfits that I have arrived to work wearing!). Thank you also to the many parents and children who have spoken with me recently – I am truly humbled by your kind words. Thank you.

Wishing you all a very enjoyable Christmas break, good luck for the future,

Mr Thorns.

Year 3 Christmas Time Travelling Production!

This morning, children across the school were treated to a wonderful Christmas Image result for christmas starsproduction from Year 3 – performed with a starlight background and filled with Christmas magic. Pupils watched with interest and enthusiasm as Time Travelling Doctors made their way in search of Christmas surprises.

Children spoke their lines clearly and filled the hall with a beautiful harmony of Christmas singing. With a splattering of Christmas cracker jokes, Year 3 also enlightened children from across the year groups with a host of “laugh-o-meter” gags!

We are sure that parents are in for a real treat during their performance and will enjoy the show! Well done to Year 3 for a fantastic production!

[Written by Mr Thorns]


Homework for Year 3

Hi Year 3!

We are very much looking forward to our Christmas production on Thursday 15th December.

As homework, we are asking the children to learn any lines that they have for the show (they have their scripts) and also the words to the songs, which you will find attached below.

The children are working extremely hard to put together a truly spectacular show, which we are sure you will all enjoy.


Karate Club At Anne Dale

On Thursdays at Crofton Anne Dale, there is a karate club for all year groups (only for pupils at Crofton Anne Dale). For the first few lessons you can go free and you can wear your P.E kit instead of a karate suit. Occasionally, the sense/instructor lets you play a game a afterwards, if there is enough time left.

There are a two different games. Team dodge ball and one were you run around the hall while other people try to hit you with foam balls. Team dodge ball is usually played at the end of term/half term because sense lets us play for a long time and the karate session is a little shorter. The rules are if you get hit by one of the balls (and it didn’t bounce off the floor) you have to do ten push ups and if you throw the ball the someone one the other team catches it, your whole team has to do ten push ups. The other game is played after we have finished the karate.

[Written by Jariya S-Digital Leader]



What’s in the Box ~ English in Year 4

In English in Year 4 we are studying a poem by Kit Wright. In the poem there is four verses beginning with, “I will put in the box …”   In each of these four verses there are three things that Kit Wright will put in the box. Image result for Kit Wright

The next verse is about what your box is made from and last but not least the last verse is about what you will do in your box and that can be any thing you like, even things that are impossible! In Year 4 we have designed our boxes and we are now writing the verses and at some point we are going to write them out on the computer and pin them up on the wall outside our classroom. I know that because Mrs Paterson told us!

THE MAGIC BOX, by Kit Wright

I will put in the box…

the swish of a silk sari on a summer night,
fire from the nostrils of a Chinese dragon,
the tip of a tongue touching a tooth.

I will put in the box…

a snowman with a rumbling belly
a sip of the bluest water from Lake Lucerene,
a leaping spark from an electric fish.

I will put into the box…

three violet wishes spoken in Gujarati,
the last joke of an ancient uncle,
and the first smile of a baby.

I will put into the box…

a fifth season and a black sun,
a cowboy on a broomstick
and a witch on a white horse.

My box is fashioned from ice and gold and steel,
with stars on the lid and secrets in the corners.
Its hinges are the toe joints of dinosaurs.

I shall surf in my box
on the great high-rolling breakers of the wild Atlantic,
then wash ashore on a yellow beach
the colour of the sun.

[By Rosie B ~Digital Leader]


Natural Disasters in HW5!

Over the last few weeks, HW5 have been learning about natural disasters. A natural disaster is something bad that happens that is not man-made but made only by nature. For instance, a hurricane. No person can make a hurricane, it is only made by nature.

Other natural disasters include: tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, droughts, avalanches, wildfires, volcanic eruptions, landslides, dust storms, sink holes, blizzards and tornadoes. HW5 have also been creating leaflets on information we have found out about natural disasters. Here are some of the ones we are included: Hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. Here are some pictures of natural disasters. I’m glad we haven’t been effected by any these! 

[Written by Digital Leader in HW5]

Football Tournament – HW5 v KB5!

Before half term, HW5 and KB5 met outside on the front field for a football tournament. We split ourselves into two groups – people that like football and people that don’t and then split those groups into HW5 and KB5. The winner was going to be the class with the most goals. There was quite a lot of different rules to normal football though… No goalkeepers, no corners, no free kicks, no penalties, just attacking and defending. Some matches were harder, ending about 2-1 but the scores went up as high as 7-0! In the end the winners were… HW5 and KB5 – it was a draw! Who will win the next tournament? HW5 or KB5 ?

[Written by Luke S – Digital Leader]

Maths in Year 4!

We’re learning fractions and times tables in Maths in Year 4. Some of us are trying to learn up to the 14 times tables!

Maths is sometimes very hard because there are always other ways to work it out! You sometimes get very frustrated but once you’ve worked it out you feel overjoyed and relieved. Maths is very fun at times.

[Written by Brandon D – Digital Leader]