School Closure Resources

While we remain closed during the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be coordinating home-learning via Google Classrooms. If you need further support accessing this or any any of the work sent home, please contact your child's teacher using the email address provided in their home learning pack or alternatively email marshwoodoffice@acornacademy.org.uk 

Where to start?

Coronavirus Anxiety Toolkit.pdf

For support with mental health (adult or child) and other related concerns during this time, this helpful document contains contacts and links that you may find helpful. If your child is feeling worried at the moment there are lots of things out there designed to help like a presentation from the Children's Commissioner, either of these e-books for children: Coronavirus for Children or Covid-19 for Kids, or explain it through some of Julia Donaldson's much-loved characters. There's also this Kid's Guide to Loneliness which might help deal with self-isolation and social distancing. Do get in touch with us if you need help and support at any time.

Although we will be doing what we can to coordinate lessons and support learning remotely, if you are finding this hard to manage, you are not alone. We will continue to be available via email and through regular check-in phone calls. We will also be posting details of free online resources that children and parents can access throughout the schols closure period.

Try to set up a daily routine and a set place in the home where work takes place. We will be posting work by 9.30am and suggest starting the day with Joe Wicks' PE on YouTube (link below) and then logging into Google Classroom to view the day's learning. There will be daily lessons in English and Maths which work well in the morning with a break in between. Further learning in other subjects can take place in the afternoon supplemented by ideas using many of the links below. If this timetable doesn't work for you though, don't feel constrained by it. If you need support with setting up a structure for your home-learning day then let us know and we'll be happy to help.

The Government-based "Oak National Academy" are also publishing daily lessons for all year groups which are video-based: Oak National Academy

Not sure where to start, try this link: 20 Ideas for Parents when schools are closed

Here are our top tip priorities:

  • A bit of reading every day (read to your child, get them to read to you, let them read independently) - try free audio books at Audible and many authors are also using their own websites or Youtube to read their own stories, for example David Walliams who is holding a daily 11am storytime or Michael Rosen
  • Free writing as often as possible. If they'll keep a diary or write a story, great. Write letters to your family and neighbours (contact us if you want details of local nursing homes who would be glad to receive letters from children). If not, would they draw a comic?
  • Practical hands on maths via cooking, cleaning, role-play shopping or some maths games, physical or digital
  • Fine motor skills: Lego, cutting, playdough, tidying up small toys
  • Physical exercise everyday
  • Some art/music where possible through the week - which doesn't have to be adult-led
  • If old enough, work independently work on a project - research in a book or online (using some of the links below) and put together something to present to you
  • If younger, lots of imaginative free play... the more independent the better

This is a strange period for all of us. Many people are already choosing to keep a diary or scrapbook to show future generations what it felt like living through it. If you'd like some ideas for doing this sort of thing, why not start with this Covid-19 Time Capsule pack?

General Resources:

The Department for Education has now published a list of their recommended home-learning links and resources, many of which are also referenced below or through our home-learning resources.

If you'd rather browse useful websites in a different format, try some of the links via this Padlet. There are also very comprehensive lists updated here: Home Learning Resources and Boredom Busters.

Websites such as School Run and Primary Homework Help already exist to help parents support their children with homework  - they can be used to help explain things or to find extra practice. Dorset Council also have a helpful list of approved providers on their website.

BBC Teach and BBC Bitesize - contain links to BBC games, activities and clips in all subjects of the currciulum. If you're stuck with any home learning, try here as there are often helpful videos explaining key ideas. For instructional maths videos, you could try Khan.

If you need extra reading material, a number of companies are now offering free access to e-books (see links below), including Collins which can be accessed via the "teacher portal" with Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk / Password: Parents20!

The following authors/publishers have various things set up:

  • Stay-At-Home with Nicola Davies

Award winning Nicola Davies has written a wonderful blog for us about DNA to celebrate the publication of Grow, illustrated by Emily Sutton which you can read on Picture Book Party here https://www.picturebookparty.co.uk/.  There are teachers notes for the book here: http://www.walker.co.uk/UserFiles/file/Grow_Teachers'%20Notes.pdf

  • Stay-at-Home Adventures with Anna McNuff

Look out for Anna McNuff’s instagram stories takeover on @WalkerBooksUK as she talks about her new book, 100 Adventures to Have Before You Grow Up. by Anna McNuff, illustrated by Clair Rossiter, it is packed with adventure ideas you can do right now in your home and garden & those big bucket list adventures that you can start planning now! You can see Anna talking about her book here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTw0eFJ5yFQ

  • Stay-at-home with the Walker Bear

Our 'Stay home with the Walker Bear' playlist features all the best and brightest videos from our Walker Books authors and illustrators. The perfect place to find readings, activities and more to keep your little ones entertained. https://www.youtube.com/user/WalkerBooksUK?blend=8&ob=5

  • A Monster Calls - The movie adaptation was shown on BBC and is now available on iPlayer.
  • Football School Friday which starts at 10am with Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton on the Football School YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/footballschoolfacts!
  • The Bear Hunt's gone GLOBAL! All around the world, people are putting bears in their windows for families to spot on their daily walks.  Walker have put together reading recommendation assets.  These are the first set in bi-weekly recommendation assets which will range in theme, age group, and school subject. There are also two activity sheets for children to make their very own bear and bear ears to print off and cut out available at jointhebearhunt.com https://www.jointhebearhunt.com/ which has been updated with the latest books and news.
  • Chris Haughton, author-illustrator of such favourites as - Oh No, George!, Shh! We Have a Plan, Goodnight Everyone, A Bit Lost, and the soon to be in paperback Don't Worry, Little Crab - is keeping kids across the world busy with his read-alongs, live art tutorials, and activities. You can see more here: https://www.picturebookparty.co.uk/
  • From the award-winning creator of Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth comes Follow Me, Flo a hilarious and heartfelt daddy and daughter cautionary tale, sure to get all young readers laughing and singing.  You can watch Jarvis sharing his story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RER5zRz766k&t=27s

Puffin Storytime: From Monday 6th April, Puffin will be bringing 20 minutes of storytime magic to homes daily at 3.30pm on weekdays. This will include readings and draw-alongs from their stellar list of authors and illustrators. Caregivers, teachers and children can view Puffin Storytime on Puffin’s YouTube, Instagram and Facebook channels #PuffinStorytime

The Full ‘Puffin Storytime’ Schedule:

Mondays & Fridays, 3.30pm - Storytime & Draw-alongs for little ones 0-5. Launching on 6th April with Look Up! By Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3.30pm - Sam Copeland will serialise, in 20-minute episodes, the entirety of his hilarious book Charlie Changes into a Chicken for readers 7+ 

Wednesdays, 3.30pm - Story Starters for ages 6-11. Puffin authors will read extracts from their books to help inspire children to discover their next read. Launching on 8th April with an extract from the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike read by Robin Stevens.

  • The Puffin Podcast: A new 3-part Puffin Podcast series will launch on Sunday 19th April (via Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Acast and YouTube Kids), where comedian, children’s author and YouTube personality Humza Arshad hosts laugh-out-loud stories, games and jokes guaranteed to give you the giggles! Aimed at unlocking creativity, taking stories to imaginations worldwide and inspiring children to dream big, the podcast will be available at www.puffin.co.uk/podcast  
  • Puffin Schools: To support teachers, parents and caregivers now tackling home-learning, the Puffin Schools website has been restructured to make Puffin books and resources accessible to children who need them. A huge collection of easy to discover resources to bring stories to life, including bite size activities and new categories such as Writing Prompts, Activity Ideas and Picture Book Packs, can be found at https://www.puffinschools.co.uk/

SF Said - Twitter Q&A's

Ed Vere - 'learn to draw'

Benji Davies - reading his book aloud

Piers Torday - reading his book aloud

Cressida Cowell - reading her books aloud

Alex T Smith - daily story starters

Eva Eland - free resources for her books

Joanne Limburg - a poem a day

Marcus Sedgwick - reading his book aloud

David Roberts - draw together

Michael Rosen - YouTube channel performing his poems and more

Rob Biddulph - draw along

Sarah McIntyre - draw alongs

Frank Cottrell-Boyce - read aloud

Chris Haughton - reading aloud

Matt Goodfellow - sharing his poems

A.F. Harrold - kids' poetry podcast

Oliver Jeffers - stay at home storytime

Tom McLaughlin - Learn to draw

Chitra Soundar - a new stay at home story, read aloud

Ken Wilson-Max - reading aloud

James Mayhew - telling and illustrating traditional tales

Toppsta - Daily Author/Illustrator online event timetables

J K Rowling - Harry Potter at Home

Century are offering free access to English, maths and science resources using the following login codes: Year 3 - 54W9BV / Year 4 - 54W8Z7 / Year 5 - 54WA83 / Year 6 - 54WAK3

Scouts Indoor Ideas - all sorts of fun ideas that can be done indoors with relatively few resources.

Arts and Culture - virtual tours of many different art galleries and museums. If you want specific links around this theme, try this: Walkthrough Tours for Kids.

Many of the other websites linked below, such as Crickweb, Brainpop and ICT Games also contain online games across other subject areas if you browse further. Other websites provide quizzes online to support learning, such as KS2 Quizzes and KS1 Quizzes.

 

Reception - Year R

KS1 - Years 1&2

KS2 - Years 3-6

Maths

White Rose - online daily maths lessons

NCETM - advice and ideas for parents

I See Maths - maths lesson videos

Khan - instructional maths videos

CBeebies - games, activities and video clips

IXL - interactive maths questions

ICT Games - free online games 

Crickweb - free online games

TopMarks - free online games

White Rose - online daily maths lessons

NCETM - advice and ideas for parents

I See Maths - maths lesson videos

Khan - instructional maths videos

BBC Bitesize KS1 Maths - games, activities and video clips

STEM - links to resource packs for all areas of maths

IXL - interactive maths questions

ICT Games - free online games

TopMarks - free online games

Mathsframe - free online games

Mathsphere - maths puzzles and games

Doodle Maths - free trial for personalised learning package

Third Space Learning - home learning advice and links

White Rose - online daily maths lessons

NCETM - advice and ideas for parents

I See Maths - maths lesson videos

Khan - instructional maths videos

BBC Bitesize KS2 Maths - games, activities and video clips

Nrich - excellent maths challenges

STEM - links to resource packs for all areas of maths

IXL - interactive maths questions

ICT Games - free online games

TopMarks - free online games

Mathsframe - free online games

Mathsphere - maths puzzles and games

Doodle Maths - free trial for personalised learning package

Third Space Learning - home learning advice and links

TTRockstars - times tables (email your teacher  if you need help with your login)

Numbots - maths games accessed via your TTRockstars login

English

CBeebies - bedtime stories (with linked comprehension questions here)

Literacy Trust - various literacy activities

Love Reading - lots of reading ideas

Book Trust - reading ideas

Phonics Play  - phonics games and activities

Username: march20 / Password: home

 - including decodable Comics

Oxford Owl - e-books and phonics

Home Activities - at-home literacy activities

ICT Games - free online games (including phonics)

Phonics Bloom - phonics games

British Library - videos linked to Gruffalo etc 

CBeebies - bedtime stories (with linked comprehension questions here)

Literacy Trust - various literacy activities

Love Reading - lots of reading ideas

Book Trust - reading ideas

Toppsta - ideas using books

BBC Teach - clips and interactive lessons

Phonics Play  - phonics games and activities

Username: march20 / Password: home

 - including decodable Comics

Oxford Owl - e-books and phonics

World Books - free electronic books to read

Reading Realm - reading activities

Literacy Shed - animation with linked literacy ideas

Film Education - ideas based around films

Home Activities - at-home literacy activities

Hopscotch - reading comprehension

ICT Games - free online games (including phonics)

Phonics Bloom - phonics games

British Library - videos linked to Gruffalo etc

Make your own book (instructions here) and fill it with writing - make one for a younger subing or send to a friend

Premier League - wrirting competition

Literacy Trust - various literacy activities

Love Reading - lots of reading ideas

Book Trust - reading ideas

Toppsta - ideas using books

Writing POW - daily writing lessons on Youtube

BBC Teach - clips and interactive lessons

BBC Bitesize - games, activities and clips

Pobble - ideas based on a daily picture

Literacy Shed - themed animation with activities

Film Education - ideas based around films

Oxford Owl - e-books levelled by age

World Books - free electronic books to read

Home Activities - at-home literacy activities

Hopscotch - reading comprehension

A few links from the British Library:

Character / Poetry / Miniatures / Comic / Hero 

Computing and E-safety 

Safer Internet - various activities

Childnet - online safety story

Vodafone Goldilocks - digital safety tale 

Esafety - video-based esafety lesson 

BBC Bitesize - computing clips and activities

BBC Dancemat - learn to type

Safer Internet - various activities

Childnet - online safety activities

Vodafone Goldilocks - digital safety tale

Esafety - video-based esafety lesson 

Scratch - learn to code

BBC Bitesize - computing clips and activities

BBC Dancemat - learn to type

Safer Internet - various activities

Childnet - online safety activities

Esafety - video-based esafety lessons

Music

Singup - singing

BBC Bitesize - music clips

Fischy Music - weekly assmblies with songs

Singup - singing

BBC Bitesize - music clips

Fischy Music - weekly assmblies with songs

Singup - singing

BBC Bitesize - music clips and activities  

Fischy Music - weekly assmblies with songs

The Shows Must Go On - full musical theatre performances every Friday

R.E. and Worship

Messy Church - fun family activities

Fischy Music - weekly assmblies with songs

Diddy Disciples/ - daily bedtime prayers

Collective Worship Book

Bible Stories at Home

The Seriously Surprising Story: https://youtu.be/ndtnZV-5QTo

The Super Cool Story of Jesus: https://youtu.be/N6kmDligfKU

Three Friends and the Miracle Man: https://youtu.be/Aj0K_iUitGQ

NATRE - RE association activities

Messy Church - fun family activities

Fischy Music - weekly assmblies with songs

Worshiping with Children

Diddy Disciples/ - daily bedtime prayers

Collective Worship Book

Bible Stories at Home

The Seriously Surprising Story: https://youtu.be/ndtnZV-5QTo

The Super Cool Story of Jesus: https://youtu.be/N6kmDligfKU

Three Friends and the Miracle Man: https://youtu.be/Aj0K_iUitGQ

NATRE - RE association activities

Messy Church - fun family activities

Fischy Music - weekly assmblies with songs

Worshiping with Children

Diddy Disciples/ - daily bedtime prayers

Collective Worship Book

Bible Stories at Home

The Seriously Surprising Story: https://youtu.be/ndtnZV-5QTo

The Super Cool Story of Jesus: https://youtu.be/N6kmDligfKU

Three Friends and the Miracle Man: https://youtu.be/Aj0K_iUitGQ

Science

STEM - home learning activities for science, technology and engineering

Science Week

Dyson

Crickweb

BBC Bitesize

PSTT

Discoverers

CREST - easy, low-cost science challenges to earn awards

STEM - home learning activities for science, technology and engineering

Science Week

Nature Detectives

Dyson

Crickweb

BBC Bitesize

CREST - easy, low-cost science challenges to earn awards

STEM - home learning activities for science, technology and engineering

Science Week

NASA

Dyson

BBC Bitesize

Geography

TopMarks

CBeebies

BBC Bitesize

Geography

3D Geography

BBC Bitesize

Geography

Pod

YPTE

NatGeo Kids

3D Geography

BBC Bitesize

RGS

Pod

YPTE

Cooking

Family Fun Cooking - recipe ideas

BBC Food

Family Fun Cooking - recipe ideas

BBC Food - Cook

BBC Food - No Cook

Family Fun Cooking - recipe ideas

BBC Food - Cook

BBC Food - No Cook

PE

Body Coach - daily PE

Go Noodle

Wake Shake - free dance tutorials

BBC Workouts

Body Coach - daily PE

Go Noodle

Wake Shake - free dance tutorials

BBC Workouts

Primary Resources

Schoolsnet

Body Coach - daily PE

Go Noodle

Wake Shake - free dance tutorials

Primary Resources

Art

Royal Academy

Red Ted

Imagination Tree

Artful Parent

Tate Kids

Draw with Rob - draw along videos

Pinterest Art Ideas

Royal Academy

Art Craft

Crafty Classroom

Red Ted

Imagination Tree

Artful Parent

Tate Kids

Draw with Rob - draw along videos

Pinterest Art Ideas

Picasso

National Gallery

Royal Academy

Art Craft

Crafty Classroom

Red Ted

Imagination Tree

Artful Parent

Tate Kids

Draw with Rob - draw along videos

Pinterest Art Ideas

Picasso

National Gallery

Quizzes

TopMarks

History

 

BBC Schools

History

Coxhoe

BBC Schools

History

Coxhoe

NHM

SEND

Chatterpack - huge list of free to access SEND resources and sites

Cricksoft

Reader Pen

SEND Information Directory

Chatterpack - huge list of free to access SEND resources and sites

Cricksoft

Reader Pen

SEND Information Directory

Chatterpack - huge list of free to access SEN resources and sites

Cricksoft

Reader Pen

SEND Information Directory

French

 

BBC Bitesize - games, activities and video clips

Crickweb - free online games

Digital Dialects - free online games

BBC Bitesize - games, activities and video clips

Crickweb - free online games

Digital Dialects - free online games

PSHE

Heartsmart - mental wellbeing with Boris the robot 

Heartsmart - mental wellbeing with Boris the robot 

Primary Resources - activity ideas and resources

Teaching Ideas - activity ideas and resources

Premier League - activity ideas and resources

Heartsmart - mental wellbeing with Boris the robot 

Primary Resources - activity ideas and resources

Teaching Ideas - activity ideas and resources

Premier League - activity ideas and resources

Announcement

We are currently closed with available staff redeployed within our link schools. Please email marshwoodoffice@acornacademy.org

Still Learning - Create A Poster

11 May 2020

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Marshwood Musical Ensemble!

11 May 2020

Check out some of our talented musicians who have coming together online to produce a beautiful rendition of One Directions "What Makes You Beautiful." Brilliant stuff! What Makes You Beautiful

Watering the Foxdown Farm animals and plants!

21 Apr 2020

Dear all,  Watch the Foxdown Farm animals and plants being watered (which has been especially needed during the recent warm Spring weather). See how the orphan lambs are getting on and hear o...

Foxdown Farm - Piglets

20 Apr 2020

If you would like an update on how Nettie the Saddleback sow and her piglets are doing (and to watch them have a feed) then please follow the link to find out... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX2PR...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers

20 Apr 2020

Whether you're working from home with your kids for the first time or supporting children with anxiety due to coronavirus, we've got tips and advice for you. NSPCC SUPPORT - PARENTS & CARERS http...

Gavin Wiliamson MP - COVID-19 Message

22 Mar 2020

Covid-19 Update

16 Mar 2020

Please see attached letter for latest update from Acorn MAT regarding the coronavirus.  Covid-19 Update 16th March 2020

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Reading Week And World Book Day

05 Mar 2020

A big thank you to everyone supporting our Book Week this week. Everyone looked great dressed up for World book day yesterday. Lets keep the momentum going and help ensure that every day is a book day...

DFE Coronavirus Information

25 Feb 2020

  Coronavirus - Advice for all early years providers, schools and further education providers The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at...

Stonehenge Visit

25 Feb 2020

Lamberts Class enjoyed a brilliant history trip to Stonehenge this week as part of their Stine Age themed topic this term. Great fun was had exploring the resident museum where the staff answered a ra...

Royal Institution Maths Masterclass 5 - Bacteria!

14 Feb 2020

Some of our talented mathematicians visit Thorncombe St Mary's yesterday to take part in the fifth of our Royal Institute Maths Masterclasses. The them this week was bacteria, with the ...

Literacy - Writing Instructions

11 Feb 2020

Check out this beautiful Gingerbread house that was made by Coneys Class this week. After our star-bakers constructed this stunning bake the children wrote instructions about how to make a gingerbread...

Pilsdon Discover Fijian and Rotuman Culture

04 Feb 2020

In geogrpahy today Pilsdon were visited by Mr and Mrs Fatiaki today who shared what life was like on the island of Rotuma in Fiji. The children were exploring the similarities and difference...

Thorncombe Cross Country

29 Jan 2020

A huge well done to our cross country team who took part in the fantastic Lyme Regis cluster event which was hosted by St Mary's Thorncombe this week. We had 16 runners across the races, with eve...

Ballet At Marshwood

27 Jan 2020

The children enjoyed a Performing Arts afternoon, which consisted of a carousel of drama, music and dance lessons today. The ballet was taught by Miss Lucy who was visiting from Melbourne, Australia....

Trumpet Ensemble

27 Jan 2020

As part of their Performing Arts afternoon organised by Mrs Jevons the children were joined by Mr Jevons from Axe Valley music department who taught them a simple musical piece. At the end of the afte...

Royal Institution Maths Masterclass 4 - Sierpinski Triangle Investigation

16 Jan 2020

A big thank you to Ms Pooley and Loders Primary Academy for hosting our 4th Ri Maths Masterclass of 19/20. This saw the children explore the world of geometry and triangles through the Sierpinski Tria...

Lamberts Forest School

10 Jan 2020

Don't forget Lamberts Class will be enjoying Forest School this term. In order for the children to make the most of our outdoor learning sessions please ensure they have suitable clothing with th...

Nativity - Hey Ewe and Carols By Candlelight

18 Dec 2019

A huge thank you to everyone who packed into St Mary's Church last night to watch a superb Nativity by Coneys Class. This year the children performed 'Hey Ewe' and everyone involved impressed with the...

Lightening The Horse...I mean Donkey!

18 Dec 2019

A big thank you to Lightening the Horse who joined our Coney's Nativity cast at school today. Wearing donkey ears he certainly looked the part, as he posed for a picture with the children. 

Leavers Hoodies

17 Dec 2019

Mr Owen was delighted to present some of our Year 6 children with their 'leavers hoodies'. These were once again kindly donated by our PFA and will come in very handy over the winter months! 

Advent Afternoon

09 Dec 2019

The children enjoyed a lovely Advent afternoon at Marshwood, as they came together to celebrate the countdown to Christmas and the birth of Jesus. In doing so, the children worked in their h...

Pilsdon History - Bayeux Tapestry

09 Dec 2019

Pilsdon Pen shared their very own Bayeux Tapestry in worship this week. Their creation wasn't quite as long as the embroidered original, at nearly 70 metres. However, it was still very impressive and...

Masths Masterclass Number 3 - Mathematical Games

06 Dec 2019

Our most able mathematicians from across the Acptn MAT and St Mary's Thorncombe came together for the latest Royal Institute Maths Masterclass at Marshwood this week. The theme was the application of...

London Calling!

29 Nov 2019

We are super impressed with these models of iconic London landmarks Coneys Class have made in Design and Technology. After researching London landmarks in Geography the children worked collaboratively...

Open Days

22 Nov 2019

Please do come along and visit us on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th November if you are looking to apply for a September 2020 place. 

Lyme Rotarians Dictionary Presentation

18 Nov 2019

A big thank you to Lyme Regis Rotarians for their continued support of local education and the children at Marshwood school. This week their president John Berry attended our celebration wor...

Forest School Art

15 Nov 2019

Coneys Class made some beautiful prints using natural colours sourced from nature at Forest School this week. We think they look beautiful and capture the Autumnal colours on show in the woo...

Guy Fawkes And A Penny For A Guy!

13 Nov 2019

Our Reception children loved learning about the history of Bonfire or Guy Fawkes Night and the traditional custom of begging for a "penny for the Guy" which has almost completely d...

Lyme Regis Museum Visit

13 Nov 2019

Coneys Class enjoyed a super visit to Lyme Regis museum as part of their History and Geography work about famous peoples and places. At the museum they worked with local expert Chris who taught the ch...

Remembrance Sunday

11 Nov 2019

A huge thank you to everyone who cam along to the Remembrance Service at the war memorial. The turn out was incredible and the community were hugely impressed to see so many of the children there...

PFA Film Night

08 Nov 2019

A big thank you to our PFA for organising a wonderful film night for the children this evening, with delicious pizza and yummy popcorn!

Royal Institute Maths Masterclass

07 Nov 2019

This week our able Year 6 mathematicians came together from across the ACORN MAT to try and work out the probability of winning the lottery and is it really worth it? What is the probability that...

Viking History Workshop

05 Nov 2019

Pilsdon Pen enjoyed coming to school in viking dress today for an historical Viking Workshop. The day involved numerous tasks and challenges that gave the children a hands on experience of what life w...

L..S. Lowry Art

21 Oct 2019

This week Coneys Class have beeen finding out about another famous artist in the name of L.S. Lowry (1187-1976). They have been exploring his work, which depicts the industrial landscapes of North Wes...

Forest School Charcoal

18 Oct 2019

Pilsdon Pen have been busy in Forest School making charcoal around the fire. As part of their Anglo Sacon themed sesisons they have producided the charcoal to use in follow up Art activities back in c...

Vincent Van Gogh Study

15 Oct 2019

Coneys Class have been leanring about Vincent Van Gogh as part of their 'Famous People and Places' topic. In doing so, the children have compared Van Gogh's work from when he was living in Holland and...

Harvest Celebration Service 2020

14 Oct 2019

St Mary's Church Marshwood was once again packed as parents and carers from Marshwood primary Academy came together to celebrate this years harvest. The theme this year was 'Past, Present and Future H...

Lamberts Junk Modelling

09 Oct 2019

Check out these amazing junk-models created by Lamberts Class using materials sourced from home as a homework challenge. The class have impressed with a range of stunning creations including the Titan...

Feeding Our Little Ones With Words

30 Sep 2019

A lovely video that emphasises how we can best develop our children's vocabulalry through quality interaction and dialogue. Please watch.  https://biteable.com/watch/feeding-your-little-one-with...

Macmillian cancer Cake Sale - Friday 27th September

20 Sep 2019

Mrs Thimbleby and some of our children wil be holding a cake sale on Friday 26th September in order to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Please do what you can to support this by baking and bu...

RE Word Processing and IT

18 Sep 2019

Pilsdon Pen have been honing there IT skills while word processing in RE. In doing so they have been discovering different shortcuts they can use on the keyboard and also exploring more effective ways...

RE Word Processing and IT

18 Sep 2019

Pilsdon Pen have been honing there IT skills while word processing in RE. In doing so they have been discovering different shortcuts they can use on the keyboard and also exploring more effective ways...

Uganda Worship

13 Sep 2019

A big thank you to Mts Mills for an enthralling and colourful worship about the charitable work she does alongside her husband in Uganda. This tied in beatifully with our half term Christian Value of...

Forest School Fridays

06 Sep 2019

This year our Forest School sessions will taking place on a Friday morning. We believe that a morning session will enable the children to get even more benefit from their outdoor leanring. 

Summer Fete

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!

Athletic Success

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...

Glampers

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...

Lamberts Legionaries

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...

Huishwoods Residential

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.&nbsp...

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...

Easter Service

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...

Book Cafe

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&nbsp...

Marshwood Snow

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...

Open Days

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...

Harvest Festival

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...

Amazing Owls

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...

Orienteering

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...

LKS2 Codebreakers

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...

Stonehenge Visit

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...

Story Boat

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...

Coneys Tadpoles

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...

Ultimate Frisbee

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...

Found Words

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...

Easter Service

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...

Nativity Play

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...

Lamberts Residential

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...