Broadmayne First School

Broadmayne First School

Broadmayne First School is a vibrant, supportive first school in the heart of the Dorset countryside

Operating as usual


And so we finish another amazing year at Broadmayne with our traditional visit from Father Christmas, ably assisted by his two elves and festive tractor driver!!

The warmest holiday wishes to all our friends and families-see you in 2023!!


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Photos from Crecy Care Home's post

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Well done Willow, her amazing colouring skills won her first prize in the Goulds Garden Centre Christmas colouring competition!
What a lovely early Christmas present for us all 🥰🎄


Our lunch staff were all ready earlier for the LFL Christmas lunch!!


This afternoon we welcomed our friends from Crecy Care Home to the school. The children made mince pies for our guests to enjoy before they settled down to watch the premiere of the school nativity.

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Have you visited the Methodist church to see the Natvity Festival?
Our children are visiting this week - why not pop in to admire the displays they created, alongside some lovely work by our clever village!


We know there are some amazing artists out there, if you fancy entering!



All you have to do is colour and decorate the picture below. The winning entry will receive a £100 gift card for their school to spend in store!

The grand winner will also receive a £25 gift card to spend on themselves!

We have 3 age groups 2 - 5, 6 - 8, & 9 - 12. As well as the grand winner, we will pick a winner from each age group, who will receive a £20 gift card each.

Drop your colouring pictures into Goulds Garden Centre or email them over to [email protected] by 11/12/2022 to be in for a chance of winning.

*Schools must be in Weymouth, Portland, or Dorchester.

We can't wait to see all the colourful artwork showcased on our wall once again this year 😊

Plus, enjoy this £5.00 OFF voucher when you spend £30.00 or more in-store!

*terms and conditions apply, please see in store for more details!


Order by midnight tomorrow!

🎄🎄Don't miss out....reminder that you only have until midnight tomorrow to order you child's Christmas Dinner.🎄🎄

Wednesday 14th December is Christmas Dinner day in the majority of our schools.

If you would like to order, please do so by midnight on Wednesday 7th December (at least 7 days in advance) -

This is the busiest day of our year and we will not be able to make any exceptions for late orders!

We are aware that sometimes even those who don't usually have a hot school meal like to order one on that day, please ensure you know your child’s code for our online ordering system prior to the above date, otherwise your child could miss out.

If you need your child’s unique code, please email [email protected] with your child’s full name, school and year.


Happy weekend everyone, the Christmas countdown has started in the school office 🎄🤣🎄

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A huge thanks to Goulds Garden Centre for our lovely tree that was delivered this morning, and many thanks to everyone who took the time to vote for us!

Now to decorate!

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Year 4 are working with Chrissy Hancock from Wessex Wild today learning all about Anglo Saxon farming- and enjoying getting their hands mucky making bread!

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Good Morning Broadmayne!

There’s a little surprise waiting for you on your way into school today!!

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It’s the Christmas Fair tomorrow and the children have been busy making decorations and other items to sell. Inspired by our Eco Team they have tried to re-use, reduce or recycle.

There are lots of amazing things to choose from- come along and with any luck you’ll be able to buy your own child’s works of art 😉

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The tickets to Visit Santa at the Christmas Fayre on Friday are selling fast! Don’t forget to pick yours up from the school office!

The fayre starts at 5pm, there are lots of stalls, a fantastic raffle and the return of the world famous Wunderbar! See you there!

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Thank you to everyone who came along to our Read with a Friend or Relative session today, what a fantastic turn out!

There is no better way for our children to build their love of reading than by sharing books with the adults around them, so thank you all for helping 🥰


Our Wild Art group have been working with Maggie to create songbird pictures, made with patterned papers the children created using a mixture of drawn & printed elements.

Don’t they look amazing!

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Great excitement at break time today, watching our Siberian Elm being heavily pruned!

The shouts of excitement as each branch came down was highly entertaining 😂

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The World Cup is underway and we are enjoying using it to improve our skills in sport and geography!
Every class has a group of countries we will be following, supporting and studying!

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E Safety is one part of our curriculum that we revisit throughout the year. As parents and carers it can be hard to find the words to talk to our children about keeping safe.

The most important thing is to let them know we will never be angry with them if they tell us about something that has made them feel uncomfortable online.

We cannot prevent them from accessing the Internet and wider media in one form or another, but we can give them the tools to look after themselves. Putting the groundwork in now while they are young will help as they grow older.

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A huge thank you to Claire Galloway from Frith’s Opticians Poundbury and her colleague Jessica Milton-Lawrence from Hoya, who came into school this week to teach our children all about the importance of looking after our eyes 👀

The children learned so much and loved sharing their learning afterwards!

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Our Year 4 digital leaders had a great time at the Google for Education Kearning Festival today, many thanks to Prince of Wales School for hosting us!
Cracking codes, programming robots, exploring 3D worlds, VR headsets…there was so much to explore!
Favourite part? The VR headsets! They have expensive taste 🤣

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Year 4 dodged the rain to get into the woods today, where they practised their weaving skills and even managed to get a fire going, despite the damp!


Thank you Broadmayne! Safe and Healthy Me Week got off to a brilliant start, it was brilliant to see so many people wearing odd socks on purpose for once 🤣

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Safe and Healthy Me week has begun with a morning exploring different well being workshops, including making friendship bracelets, dream catchers, play dough, hedgehogs, bees and gingerbread!

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Tomorrow is the start of Safe and Healthy Me Werk at Broadmayne, which we always plan alongside Anti-Bullying Week.
Don’t forget to come to school wearing odd socks tomorrow to help launch the week!

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It’s really important that we model managing emotions to our children, both at school and at home.
As parents and carers of children who are learning how to manage their own emotions, it’s good to remind ourselves of this.

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Year 3 made their traditional visit to the village war memorial today to observe the 11am silence. They left the poppy pebbles they designed and painted earlier in the week.


Year 2 have been thinking about significance, legacy and achievements. So far this year, they have found out about the explorer Ibn Batutta, Robert Catesby, Guy Fawkes and the Gun Powder Plot. Today they recapped their knowledge of Moina Michael's legacy with the poppy we wear for Remembrance. Who do you think are the mystery significant people they are still yet to find out about?

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Year 4 are having a creative and busy week!

On Monday they worked with Year 2, looking at the work of Kandinsky.

Then, inspired by the painting Parliament on the Thames by Monet, they used their developing colour mixing skills and watercolour techniques to create these wonderful postcard images.

They also enjoyed their petit dejeuner on Wednesday morning 😂

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The roof was raised, mummies were wrapped in toilet roll, and the neon lights were a big hit!

Thank you to everyone who came along to the Neon Disco this evening!

And thank you to our wonderful FABS for another fantastic event 🥰

Bonus points for anyone who can work out who the ‘mummy’ is 🤣

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We often get asked how to help support families with children who experience high emotion at the end of the school day.

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This week Year 4 begin their Science topic on Sound.

They used their Geography mapping skills to take a sound walk around the school and record what could be heard in a few minutes of silence.

In Computing they are using this learning to create their own podcasts!


Get your disco gear ready, it’s the FABS neon light disco THIS FRIDAY!! 🕺 💃
Tickets from the school office, parents are asked to stay particularly for younger children.

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Our clever Reception children have been creating diva lamps, traditionally used to decorate homes to celebrate Diwali-don’t they look beautiful!

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Year 3 set off in a rare burst of sunshine this morning on a visit to the Tank Museum, ready to find out all about what life was like for people living through the First World War.

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Year 4 planned a wonderful Harvest Festival celebration for the rest of the school, lighting it with some beautiful autumnal lanterns.

A huge thank you for all your generous donations- Mrs Collings has just dropped off 8 full bags and three large boxes of essentials to the Food Bank 🥰

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Phew, it was a bit of a late evening but what a turn-out for the Halloween Bingo this evening!
A huge thanks to everyone for coming along and joining in the fun, the FABS as always for their hard work (especially Stacey for her organising skills!)

A particular thanks to everyone who helped tidy up! I’m sure a World Record for speed was set! 🤣

Now to start eating all that chocolate 🍫

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Year 4 have been learning about Bodhi Day, and as part of their work are making a traditional Buddhist meal of rice and milk. The smell is wonderful!


Year 4 will be helping lead the Harvest Festival for the rest of the school today. They and the School Council would like to remind you that all food items collected will be donated to our local Food Bank, who have helped many of our families over the past few years!

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