12 Jul 2019
We are all looking forward to seeing you at this afternoons fete, so please come along and joion us, but be gentle with those sponges!
09 Jul 2019
Congratulations to our Ks1 Athletics team who were triumphant at the ACORN MAT summer term athlectis competition. After some impressive displays with teh shot and javelin the team excelled at the jump...
Coneys Class Chick Update
08 Jul 2019
Boris and Jeremy our resident chicks, which succusfully hatched in school are going from strength to strength. The chicks are already starting to leap and fly across their nest box with their da...
Elite Commando Survival Camp
04 Jul 2019
Great team effort erecting the tents and assembling the night accomodation, before dinner. Hopefully an early night, after a very busy and hot day.
Marshmallows In The Woods
04 Jul 2019
Everyone enjoyed a stunning hike through the Thorncombe countryside to the local woods for some much needed shade. Once there everyone gathered around the camp fire to toast marshmallows and share sto...
04 Jul 2019
Some very smart campers ready for a good nights sleep and another action packed day of activities!
Axe Valley Music Concert
03 Jul 2019
Hugley proud of our children in years five and six for a magical performance at Axminster's Guildhall. Draped in their African fabric, the children sang and played beautifully in front of a huge audie...
A Chick Has Hatched!
28 Jun 2019
We received some exciting news late last night, when Mrs Starwbridge popped into school to check on our incubator. One of the eggs had hatched and this morning we now have a very active and chirpy chi...
J.M.W. Turner sets sail for Bridport! - Well worth a visit.
28 Jun 2019
The eagerly awaited Turner in Bridport exhibition opens this Saturday 29 June at 11am. The museum are borrowing a watercolour of West Bay which is on loan for the Summer from Bury Art Museum in...
Silver Schools Games Award!
27 Jun 2019
Children and staff at Marshwood CE Primary Academy are celebrating being awarded the Silver School Game Mark this year (see attached) as recognition for the quality of our sports provision and t...
Sports Day 2019 - Congratulations Team Yellow
26 Jun 2019
A big thank you to everyone who came along to support the children at sports day today. After postponing our original event we were truely blessed with some incredible weather and this made for a grea...
Coney's Egg Incubator and Egg Candling
14 Jun 2019
Coneys Class have been closely monitoring the eight eggs they currently have incubating in their classroom. In doing so they have been carefully turning the eggs twice a day, while adding water to the...
13 Jun 2019
Lamberts Class have been researching and constructing Roman shields in their D&T lessons this week. In doing so they have found our about the maening of the various symbols the legionaries decorat...
The Rt Hon Sire Oliver Letwin MP Visits Years 5 and 6.
07 Jun 2019
Year 5 and 6 welcomed the Rt Hon Sir Oliver Letwin, M.P. to their school on Friday. The children had written to Sir Oliver regarding children's rights around the world. Sir Oliver answered their...
06 Jun 2019
A super frst day at Huishwoods for Lamberts Class. Everyone loved the zip lining and lazer quasing in the glorious sunshine this afternoon. Dinner was delicious as usual, with Miss Jarrett and Mr Owen...
Olympic Sailing Academy Visit
05 Jun 2019
Year 6 children from both Thorncombe St Mary's and Marshwood CE Primary Academy joined forces for an inspirational day of sailing at Portland's Olympic Sailing facility. There they got to enjoy the th...
Year 5 Colyton Maths Enrichment
20 May 2019
Able Year 5 mathematicians from Marshwood CE Primary Academy and Thorncombe St Mary’s have begun to enjoy a series of mathematical challenges with Mrs Hudson from Colyton Grammar School....
Half Term Activities At The Thelma Hulbert Gallery In Honiton
17 May 2019
The beautiful Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Honiton is hosting a range of activities/events obver teh May half-term. To find out more click on the attached documnet. THG - Half Term Activities
Summer Reading Challenge 2019 - Space Chase
17 May 2019
Last year over 8000 Dorset children aged 4-12 years participated in the Summer Reading Challenge – the national Reading Challenge run annually by libraries and The Reading Agency. Th...
Good Luck Year 6
13 May 2019
All the very best to our amazing Year 6 children who are undertaking their end of KS2 SATS examinations this week. As I said on Friday you have done all you can do, so just try your very best and stay...
Mental Health Awareness Week
13 May 2019
Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place this week (13-19 May 2019). The theme this year is Body Image and how we think and feel about our bodies. #BeBodyKind...
Reading Treasure Chests
10 May 2019
We are very grateful to our PFA for funding the purchase of a treasure trove of must read books in each of our classes. These books consist of a range of genre and have been placed in special treasure...
Marshwood Mini Marathon In Aid Of The NSPCC
26 Apr 2019
Congratulations to all our children who took part in our mini marathon today in aid of the NSPCC. The sponsored run was organised by Mrs Strawbridge ahead of her running the London Marathon this weeke...
NSPCC Sponsored Run
05 Apr 2019
Please find attached details of our sponsored run in aid of the NSPCC. It will be taking place on Friday 26th April, two days before our Marshwood Marathon Mums tackle the London Matahon.
Wessex FM - School Of The Week
05 Apr 2019
A big thank you to Isabelle, Alice, Emma, Hannah, James, Alex, Oliver and Maru-Jane who were interviewed by Carl Ashwin from the Wessex FM In The Morning show, for the school of the week feature. ...
KS2 SATS Revision
05 Apr 2019
I know Ms Pooley has given Year 6 some SATS revision to complete over teh Easter Holidays. However, more practice materials can be found via the links below. SATS REVISION Top 10 SATS Resources For...
Release the Newts!
05 Apr 2019
A big thank you to Mrs Hoskins, plus Mrs and Mrs Pollard who kindly delivered some new newts, diving beatles and dragon fly larvae to us today. With the help of Lamberts class the new arrivals were ca...
04 Apr 2019
It was lovely to see St. Mary's Church packed today for our Easter Service. The congreation were treated to some beautiful singing, with our talented musicians providing the music for the hymns. KS2 c...
MFL - Sampling French Cuisine
03 Apr 2019
The children in KS2 have enjoyed sampling a range of French cuisine today in their MFL lesson. This afternoon the classroom was transformed into a French Supermarche, with saucisson, pain au chocolate...
Final Royal Institution Maths Masterclass
28 Mar 2019
Able mathematicians from across our link schools came together at Axminster Primary Academy today for their sixth and final RI Maths Masterclass. The masterclass series started back in September, with...
Celebration Peace Worship
22 Mar 2019
In our celebration worship today our children and families played a game of 'Blankaty-Blank' together to help understand our half-term Christian Vlaue of Peace. When given the phrase 'Peace_____...
Forest School Cooking - Wild Garlic Flatbreads
21 Mar 2019
Lamberts Class enjoyed a super forest school session in the woods today. Using the resources arround them they picked wild garlic and used it to make delicious garlic flat breads. A great choice this...
ACORN MAT Year 5/6 Football Tournament
13 Mar 2019
Congratulations to our Year 5/6 football team who finished a credible fourth in the latest ACORN MAT sports competition, which was hosted by St. Andrew's Chardstock. A special mention must go to Finn...
Dorset Schools STEM day - AEUK Maritime Mission
08 Mar 2019
Good luck to our talented young scientists attending the STEM Science Day today, along with pupils from 19 other schools from across Dorset. The event is part of UC Science Week and is being hosted by...
Wildlife Wonder Photography
07 Mar 2019
Having worked with international wildlife photographer Iain Green in the Autumn Term I am delighted to say that the images taken by the children have finally arrived. The remit of the Wildlife Wonder...
Year 5 Chain Sentences - Playing With Words.
06 Mar 2019
Year 5 have had great fun this morning creating their own chain sentences. These sentences are very special, as the next word in teh sentence must start with the last letter of the previous word. Your...
Bikability Part 2
05 Mar 2019
Congratulations to all our Year 6 cyclists who successfully passed their Level 2 Bikability training this week. A great achievement and we hope to see more of you out and about on your bikes now!
Bikability Part 1.
01 Mar 2019
Our Year 6 cyclists are currently undertaking their Level 1 Bikability training at Thorncombe school. The course is being funded using our PE Premium Grant and will hopefully give the children the con...
27 Feb 2019
A big thank you to Mrs Jevons and Mrs Morgan for hosting a book cafe this week. The cafe was very busy over lunch, with children enjoying a range of books and sharing stories with eachother.
Book Week 2019
25 Feb 2019
The children will be immersing themselves in books all week, as we celebrate our annual book week. There will be a range of activities, with this year focus on vocabulary, with the children...
Wildlife Information Boards
15 Feb 2019
Some of our Reception children have already been busy seeing if they can spot any of the local wildlife depicted on our stunning new wildlife identification boards. Purchased with the support of our P...
Parabolic Maths Investigation
14 Feb 2019
Our able Year 6 Mathematicians came over to Marshwood this week for the fifth installment of their Royal Institution Maths Masterclasses. As it was Velentines Day the group had to use their mathematic...
Marshwood Marathon Mums
13 Feb 2019
We are super proud of Coneys Class tecaher Mrs Strawbridge and Whitchurch Pre-School Leader Marie Winnett who have not let the recent snow stop them training for this years Virgin London Marathon ...
01 Feb 2019
A lovely shot of Coneys Class enjoying some early morning snow yesterday.
St. Barnabas School, Kinyamaseke, Uganda link
25 Jan 2019
As part of their work on continents and Africa, Coneys Class were visited by Rev Richard Rukundo and Rosie Giles from the Children's Ministry for the Church of Uganda. The visit reminded them about th...
How To Make Your Own Compass.
18 Jan 2019
Toda Coneys Class learned how to make a compass. To do this you need to rub a needle against a magnet approximately 50 times in the same direction to magnetize the needle. next, place the needle on or...
Community Land Trust High Vis Presentation
18 Jan 2019
A big thank you to the Marshwood community Land Trust (CLT) who joined us in the church this week to presnt all of the children with a high-vis vest. The vests were gratefully received and will be wor...
Minecraft Coding - ICT
11 Jan 2019
In ICT this half term Lamberts Class will be working with our ICT specialist Mr. Harris and developing their coding skills using Minecraft. In doing so, they have to use their programming skills to wo...
Carols By Candlelight 2018
21 Dec 2018
St. Mary's Church was packed and beautifully illuminated for our annual carols by candlelight concert. Several children played guitar and violin, as the local community joined our KS2 choir for a beau...
Mr. Owen's 2018 Royal Society Statistics Quiz
21 Dec 2018
Mr. Owen has taken the Royal Statistical Society's top facts of 2018 and mixed them all up. Can you do better than Pilsdon Pen and correctly match the facts to the statatistic?
Christmas Dinner 2018
21 Dec 2018
A big thank you to our PFA who funded and served our fabulous christmas meal. The food was delicious and thoroughly enjoyed by the children, governors and staff.
It's A Party Christmas Nativity
20 Dec 2018
The children once again excelled themselves, as they put on a stunning Nativity performance of 'It's a Party!' this year. A packed church was treated to some super acting, singing and dancing. Merry C...
Marshwood Christmas Banners
17 Dec 2018
It was lovely to see teh children's Christmas banners on display in the church this week for our festive celebrations. Hopefully they will become a permenant fixture in the church, as everyone visitin...
Super Science Carousel
14 Dec 2018
Pilsdon Pen enjoyed a fantastic afternoon of Scientific invetigation, as they explored which materials male the best insulators. After coming up with their hypotheses they carefully recorded the tempe...
The Post Office is coming to Marshwood Church!
30 Nov 2018
The POST OFFICE is coming to Marshwood Church! Every Tuesday between 1.30 – 3.30pm starting 4th, 11th & 18th Dec. Restart 8th January 2019 The following services will be ava...
Axe Valley Wildlife Park visit.
30 Nov 2018
Our PFA kindly funded a visit from Axe Valley Wildlife Park this week, as they came along to Coneys Class with an array of exotic animals. This hands on experience was a real thrill for the children a...
Children in Need - THANKYOU!
22 Nov 2018
A tremendous effort by children, parents and staff saw us raise an incredible £363.30, of which £150 was raised from the sale of Pudsey ears and wristbands, while the cakes and non-uniform...
Kenway Cup Football at Thorncombe School
19 Nov 2018
Well done to our year 5/6 football team who gave their all in the Kenway Cup qualifiers at Thorncombe this week. Despite the cold the team showed real endurance, as they took on neighbours Charmouth,...
Children in Need
16 Nov 2018
Children and staff at Marshwood CE Primary Academy got behind Children in Need in style on Friday, as they dressed up in some truly spotacular outfits. Leading the way was the school council who had b...
River Of Poppies Art Installation - Colmers Hill
09 Nov 2018
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM Pilsdon Pen have joined other local schools in helping to construct a temporary community built memorial on Colmers Hill in Symondsbury, Bridport for Armistice Day 2018. Th...
School Governor Required...Please Apply!
07 Nov 2018
Marshwood CofE Primary Academy seeks a Governor We are looking for a person with a strong commitment to education to join ourenthusiastic team of governors on the Local Governing Body of Marshwood CE...
06 Nov 2018
We have two open days coming up this month on Friay 23rd and Saturday 24th November. We would love for you to come and visist our fantastic school, especialy if you have a child looking to start schoo...
Year 6 Elite Commando Survival Day
17 Oct 2018
This week St Mary’s Primary School, Thorncombe hosted over 80 children from across the Acorn MAT, as children from Loders, Marshwood, Mrs Ethelstone’s, Axminster, Membury and Chardstock jo...
16 Oct 2018
Our Harvest Festival was a huge success again this year, as St. Mary's Church was packed out for this years 'Local Harvest' themed service. All of the children played their part, with delicious hedger...
Nine Ashes Day 2
12 Oct 2018
Nine Ashes Day 1
11 Oct 2018
All is well (apart from a little less sleep than normal) in beautiful Cornwall, after a super start to this years OAA (Outdoor and Adventurous Activities) residential. All of the children have thrown...
Nine Ashes Gallery
11 Oct 2018
Friendship, determination, support, character, resilience, endurance, memories, strength and bags of fun! Well done Pilsdon :)
Sidmouth Science Festival
05 Oct 2018
Sidmouth Science Festival starts this weekend and runs until the 14th of October. To find out more please click on the link.
October Half Term Football Holiday Camps
05 Oct 2018
DM Coaching are running an October Half Term Football Holiday Camp at Cloakham Lawn Sports & Social Club, Chard Road, Axminster, EX13 5HW. For full detials please click on the attched document bel...
Lyme Rotary Club Donate Dictionaries
01 Oct 2018
A big thank you to Lyme Rotarians who continue to lend their fantastic support to the school. Once again they came along to donate a set of beautifully illustrated dictionaries to our Year 6 chil...
Heart Smart Comes To Marshwood
25 Sep 2018
The children had a very special visitor today when Boris from Heart Smart cam and visited them in person. Boris was introduced by Pete who explained how Boris could teach us the imporantce of love and...
25 Sep 2018
Coneys Class got to meet some amazing owls this week when Mr. Ballam from Xtreme Falconry visited the class. During the visit the class got to handle lots of owl artefacts, such as pellets, feathers a...
Herman The Tortoise
21 Sep 2018
A big thank you to Mrs Ballam who came and visited Coneys Class with her pet tortoise Herman. The children got to examine Herman closely and see how he moved slowly along the floor. Mrs Ballam...
Reception Class 2018
09 Sep 2018
A warm welcome to our new Reception children who have been quickly getting up to speed with life at Marshwood. Everyone has been making them feel very welcome and helping them out with routines, as th...
Year 6 Camp
20 Jul 2018
Year 6 have been enjoying a super end of year camp at school. After some rounders on the field the children enjoyed a delicious BBQ back at camp. Once it was getting dark the children ventured out ove...
Lamberts Class OAA
18 Jul 2018
Well done to Lamberts who succesfully survived the end of year camp. All of the children succesfully completed the various challenges and an amazing time was had by all!
King Arthur's Knights and the Dragon
18 Jul 2018
Congratulations to Years 5 and 6 who put on an amazing end of year production. This years play told the tale of King Arthur's Knight and a rather scary dragon. The standard of singing and acting was s...
17 Jul 2018
After the rain Lamberts enjoyed a spot of orienteering. Four teams set off into the woods to locate 25 navigation points, with mixed results! There was some super team work on display, as the teams ra...
Lower KS2 Residential
16 Jul 2018
The children have settled in well at this years camp and already enjoyed a fun filled morning of woodland crafts and curling (without the ice). After lunch the class were all set to test out their cli...
Personal Water Survival
13 Jul 2018
Congratulations to our talented swimmers who completed their personal survival units 1 and 2 this week. As part of the programme the children in involved had to demonstarte the strength as swimmers, s...
Stone Age Arts & Crafts
13 Jul 2018
Years 3 and 4 showcased some of their fantastic Stone Age inspired Arts & Crafts during celebration worship on Friday. Using clay the children reaserched and made their very own Neolithic jeweller...
Royal Marines Mini Commando Day
11 Jul 2018
Year 6 children from Marshwood CE Primary Academy and Loders Primary joined peers from across the Acorn Multi Academy Trust for a fun filled day with the Royal Marines. The event took place in t...
KS2 CPR Training
04 Jul 2018
A huge well done to all our children in KS2 who succesfully completed a mornings CPR training thanks to parent and paramedic Mrs Chapman. All the children were presented with certificates, after provi...
Olympic Sailing Centre Visit
03 Jul 2018
Pilsdon Class enjoyed a fantastic day out at the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Centre in Weymouth. All of the children got to experience the thrill of sailing thanks to the brilliant 'Sail For A Fiver"...
PFA CREAM TEAS
29 Jun 2018
Please come along and support our PFA on Sunday 8th July 2018, when they will be openning the school to serve delicious cream teas between 2:30 and 5:00pm. All money raised will be used to further enh...
26 Jun 2018
Some of our talented mathematicians in Years 3 & 4 took part in a codebreaking maths compeition with children from across the ACORN MAT. The event took place in Axminster and the children worked i...
Marshwood Cricketing Success
26 Jun 2018
Congratulations to our KS2 cricket team who were victorious in an end of season match against Axminster. Poor Axminster had no answer to Marshwood's straight line bowling and huge hitting. This deadly...
Call the Fire brigade!
22 Jun 2018
A big thank you to Charmouth fire station who came along and visited the school today. All of the children enjoyed a thorough tour of the station fire engine and the various equipment it has to carry....
Royal Institution Maths Masterclass
19 Jun 2018
Children from across the ACORN MAT came together today to enjoy a maths masterclass with Dr Jenny Sharp from Plymouth University. The session was part of the schools staff development p...
18 Jun 2018
Lamberts Class enjoyed a fantastic visit to Stonehenge this week, as they found out all about the importance of this world famous historical monument. They were amazed to see tourists from all over th...
Scotty Go Computer Programming
15 Jun 2018
Pilsdon Pen have enjoyed a couple of weeks of programming with ICT wiz Dan, as they developed their understanding of coding using teh Scotty Go software and resources. Across the sessions, children wo...
12 Jun 2018
The children arrived at school this week to discover a beautiful wooden boat had appeared in the school playground. Thankfully, the appearance was thanks to traditional boatbuilder Gail McGarva and no...
Stone Age Maths - Geometry
05 Jun 2018
Lamberts Class put their knowledge and understanding of geometry to good use, as they designed and made three different Stone Age shelters. In doing so they used a range of different shapes, as they c...
The Royal Wedding
18 May 2018
Marshwood School were keen to show their British Values and get behind the Royal wedding celebrations this week. In doing so the children decortaed the school with flags, bunting and various good will...
KS1 QuadKids Athletics
15 May 2018
Congratulations to our Athletes in KS1 who were victorious in the Acorn MAT QuadKids athletics competition at Chardstock this week. In glorious weather the team competed in a range of throwing, r...
Lascaux Cave Paintings
11 May 2018
Lamberts Class have enjoyed recreating the famous Lascaux cave paintings in topic this week. They produced images of Stone Age hunts, discussed the reasons behind the limted colour pallets used by our...
Science Food Chains
09 May 2018
Lamberts Class have been exploring food chains in a range of local and global habitats. After using various sources to locate the relevent information they produced these detailed pictoral food chains...
West Dorset Tri Golf Competition
26 Apr 2018
Children from Years three and four enjoyed a super afternoon of golf at the Sir. John Colfox Academy in Bridport today. Competing against 30 other teams from all over the region 'Marshwood 1' were the...
24 Apr 2018
Our Reception children have been learning all about the lifecycle of tadpoles in Science, as they look after a tank of their very own tadpoles. So far the children have seen the tadpoles hatch out fro...
19 Apr 2018
This half term the children will be learning to play Ulitimate Frisbee duirng our Wednesday after school club with Adam from Elite Coaching & Fitness. The club is proving extremely popular and it...
17 Apr 2018
Inspired by the magical book The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, the children from Years 5 and 6 at Marshwood CE Primary Academy have written their own book of Found Words. Surro...
29 Mar 2018
St Mary's church was packed for this years Easter Service, as teh children acted our the various parts of the Easter story, sang beautiful, shared some musical prayer and also raised money for the Bay...
Egg Decorating Competition
29 Mar 2018
We were inundated with Egg-stravagent entries for this years egg decorating competition. The standard of the enteries this year was as Egg-ceptional as ever, with staff members, animals, local la...
Sport Relief Mile
22 Mar 2018
A huge thank you and well done to everyone who took part in this years Sport Relief Mile. There was a great turnout and all teh runners appreciated the support and refreshments from the PFA. Almost &p...
Author & Illustrator Louise Yates Visits Marshwood
21 Mar 2018
Celebrated author and illustrator Louise Yates (http://www.louise-yates.com) kindly gave up her time to visit Marshwood school, where she shared with the children the story of how she became a publi...
Science Week Fun
21 Mar 2018
Children across the school engaged in a variety of Scientific activities, as Marshwood celebrated Science Week in style. In doing so, Coneys Class were joined by Mrs Ballam from The Woodroffe School....
Book Week At Marshwood
23 Feb 2018
The children enjoyed a fantastic 'Book-Week' as they immersed themselves in the fantastic world of reading. All week the children engaged in a variety of activities, and also enjoyed meeting local aut...
Football at Chardstock
21 Feb 2018
Congratulations to our KS2 footballers who enjoyed some healthy competition at Chardstock, where they faced the host team and neighbours Axminster Community Primary School. Great fun was hard by all,...
Awe and Wonder
10 Jan 2018
The children wished to share the beautiful scene which greeted them this morning. A blanket of mist was sat in the vale, as the winter sun was rising behind St Mary's Church. Absolutely stunning!
Community Speed Watch & Road Safety
10 Jan 2018
To kick off 2018 the children joined members of the local Community Speed Watch Campaign in monitoring the speed of traffic passing the school. All of the children were involved and they were disappoi...
Carols by Candleight in St Mary's Church
13 Dec 2017
A packed St Mary's Church were treated to delicious mince pies and mulled wine, before Marshwood Schools annual Carol Concert. As the children entered, the lights were dimmed and the church was illumi...
13 Dec 2017
Children of Marshwood CE Primary academy enjoyed showcasing their singing, dancing and acting talents in front of a packed St Mary's Church this week. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 put on a stunning Na...
Acorn Mat Year 3 & 4 Handball Tournament
29 Jun 2017
We hosted the Acorn MAT Year three and four Handball tournament this week, and it was great to be joined by teams from Mrs Ethestone’s, St. Adndrew’s, Chardstock and Membury. A great morni...
A Strange Tree Has Appeared
27 Jun 2017
Coneys Class had quite a shock this week when a strange metallic tree appeared in the classroom! The 'messy area' has been taken over and the tree is slowly being populated by beautiful silver butterf...
21 Jun 2017
Everyone having an amazing time in Huish Woods. Archery and Zip wire (Even Mrs Morgan and Mr. Owen had a go!) ticked off, now time for some caving!
Lamberts Residential - Caving & Climbing!
21 Jun 2017
This afternoon the children enjoyed themselves borrowing underground in the artificial caves. It was a little wet in the tunnels, but that did not deter our intrepid explorers, in fact it had the oppo...