Primary Engineering Project

We are very fortunate to have been selected to take part in the Primary Engineering Project which aims to bring engineering into the classroom by using practical maths, science and technology. During January, Mrs Scott and Miss Franklin attended some training.  Their first task was to work with engineers to design and manufacture a simple vehicle, and use tools and techniques safely.   Their next challenge was to design and manufacture a vehicle, controlled by batteries, a motor and a switch. The vehicle had to travel forwards and backwards and climb a ramp.

The aim of the training is to enable teachers to deliver a whole class, curriculum-mapped engineering project allowing for a variety of outcomes. The project supports practical STEM and gives pupils the opportunity to work with engineers in the classroom. We will now be looking to set up an engineering club to task a small group of children to create something similar and ways to include these skills in our future topics.


Shiver me timbers, it's Pirate Day!

On 23rd October KS1 celebrated the end of their pirate topic by coming into school dressed up as pirates. During they day they made hard tack, which are salty pirate biscuits (design and technology); drew old pirate maps with treasure and map symbols (geography) and created their own pirate (art and design).

At the start and end of the day they sang pirate songs (music) and retold the story they had learnt, ‘The greedy pirate's treasure' (English).

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Lily and the Albatross

On Wednesday 3rd October Year 2 children were invited to the brand new St Michael’s Primary School to watch a production of Lily and the Albatross.   This was an inspiring collaboration of music and theatre involving singing, puppetry, music and storytelling. This is what the children said about it.

‘I liked the way the characters told the story using songs.’

‘It made me laugh when Lily and the mum performed a dance.’

‘The music that made the storm was really good.  I said “Oh my!”’

‘The albatross was ‘wow!’ It popped up.’

‘I liked it when Lily fed the albatross with wooden fish and teased them.’

Hedgehogs visit Hedgehogs Class

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On the 7th September 2018, Hedgehog class children had the delightful experience of two visiting Hedgehogs named Harriet and Max.

As a class we wanted to find out facts about Hedgehogs because this is our class name.

Luckily, Mrs Scott ,a parent at our school, has pet African pygmy hedgehogs and was more than willing to give the children this amazing experience.

The children discovered they run very fast and like to eat mealworms! They also learnt other interesting facts e.g. the spikes on a hedgehog are called quills and when you stroke a hedgehog it doesn't feel too spiky!

Royal Wedding Day 18th May 2018

On Friday 18th May, pupils at Durrington All Saints C of E Infant School celebrated the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle with a mock wedding and a tea party.  The children dressed up for the day, made and decorated their own cakes, sewed bunting, learnt about the royal family and what it means to be British, sang the National Anthem and designed their own castles. During the afternoon a mock wedding was held in the school hall, led by Reverend Philip Bromiley and then the children went outside for their tea party to eat the cakes they had made.

“I really enjoyed doing all the activities we have done and wearing nice dresses.” Lily Y2

“We made a family tree of the royal family and now I know who is going  to be king or queen when.” Kirsty Y2

“We have had the most wonderful day, celebrating our wider community.” Miss Cruse Y2 teacher


Stonehenge names its newest employees

Stonehenge have just welcomed 6 new Eco friendly buses to their Heritage site. These buses will transport visitors to and from the stones every day. 

Schools in the area were given the opportunity to enter a competition to name the new fleet of buses. We are extremely pleased and excited to announce that the children at Durrington Infant School successfully named one of the six new buses!

We would like to introduce you to Sarsen the Stonehenge bus, named by Durrington Infant School.  

As a prize for winning the competition the bus will have our school name written onto the back. The children will get the chance to go on an expert-led trip to Stonehenge. They will be collected on the bus itself and taken to Stonehenge for the day!



Walk to school on Wednesdays, whatever the weather

At the start of the year we launched our 'Walk to school on Wednesdays, whatever the weather' challenge.  Although we have always encouraged our parents, carers and pupils to walk to school we have decided to target Wednesdays as a habit changing target and part of the revised Travel Plan.  We understand that for some families who live some distance away from school this may not be possible, however, we would urge you to park a little further away from the school and walk in.  This will reduce congestion and pollution in School Road, make the journey to school safer and give your child an extra few minutes of exercise.

Please click to read our Travel Plan.