We kick started the term with our friends from Open The Book coming into school this week to lead our church worship. They told the first story in the Bible- The Story of Creation. We learnt about how God made the universe in 7 days. We found out why Sunday is a holy day and sang a song to God.
October 3rd 9.30 -11.30: Come and visit our school, meet the children, teachers and teaching assistants. You will find a warm and friendly welcome from everyone. You will find out about the amazing teaching and learning and what wonderful school we are. You may even what to join in with some of the learning!
October 17th 9.30-11.30: Come and visit our school, meet the children, teachers and teaching assistants. You will find a warm and friendly welcome from everyone. You will find out about the amazing teaching and learning and what wonderful school we are. You may even what to join in with some of the learning
Please call or email the office to arrange a tour.
Meet the Teachers
Year One - Meet the teachers. Come and meet the Year One Teachers: 3.00 -3.30 pm on Wed 11th Sept - in Year One (Creche for your children in Year Two)
Year Two - Meet the teachers. Come and meet the Year Two Teachers: 3.00- 3.30 pm on Thurs 12th Sept - in Year Two (Creche for your children in Year One)
EYFS - Meet the teachers. Come and meet the EYFS Teachers: 3.00 -3.30pm on Thurs 19th Sept - in Year Two ( Creche for your children in EYFS)
This a great opportunity for you to meet your child's teacher and find out about what they will be learning and how they will be taught over the year. The teachers will also share with you the 'end of year expectations'.
Please note the child care is for school age children who are at Durrington Infants.
In the week before the May holiday Durrington Infant School took six STEM ambassadors from Year 1 and 2 to a Primary Engineering competition which was held at the Boscombe Aviation Centre. The children were tasked with designing a vehicle with a specific purpose and gained extra points for including safety features. The three entries were: a turtle submarine which sucks litter up from the ocean; a plane that carries you to different countries so that you can learn about different cultures; and a bus that goes around teaching people how to recycle in order to make the planet a better place.
The children were judged against other schools and had to talk to a RAF engineer about their designs. They then got the opportunity to test their vehicles against the other schools in one of the aircraft hangars. Our pupils were amongst the youngest there and were competing against children in Key Stage 2 at the apprentice level. They did an amazing job, talking about their designs and inventions with confidence.
Today, Josh from Wiltshire Cricket came to spend the morning with us. The children learnt about the key skills needed to play cricket. They practised throwing, catching and batting outside with Josh. Everyone really enjoyed the morning and are excited to play more cricket, especially with the World Cup happening this summer!
Today, Mr Hooke, one of our parents, came in to teach us how to make shelters. We really enjoyed it and the shelters came in very useful when it started to rain!
On the 12th March 2019 Durrington Infants had a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) and we are delighted to announce that the school as awarded ‘GOOD’ in all categories.
The inspector recognised that the Christian vision is ‘embedded in every element of school life’ and that the school ‘values every child as unique individuals’.
The full report is available here.
During our English learning on Monday Mrs Scott introduced us to the book ‘Lost Words’ by Robert McFarlane and Jackie Morris. We spent time trying to work out why the book had been given this title. We looked through all the enchanting illustrations and poems inside.
We found out that the book is called ‘Lost Words’ because all the words inside are words that do not appear in most dictionaries anymore.
As a class we discussed each of the animals and plants inside. Some of the words we did not know in our class were;
We read some of the beautiful poems from the book and looked at how the writer had laid them out on the page. We worked out that they are all acrostic poems because they use the letters from the title at the start of each new line.
We then went out to explore the school grounds and to find some of the amazing plants from our new book.
Keep checking back for news on our adventures inside this fantastic book!