Word rich learning at The Purbeck School All students at school and in the sixth form have been expanding their knowledge of ‘Tier 2 vocabulary’, words that are not specifically related to one subject but are essential in order to fully access the curriculum, media and world around them. We have been impressed by the engagement
With over 60 awards being given out, the Purbeck School ‘Celebration of Success evening’ was packed full of proud families, students and teaching staff. Awards were given out from each department and then there were individual house awards for those who had excelled across a number of areas of the school. It was also a time
Our World Book Day cross-curricular workshop went down a storm on Wednesday 28th February. The students had a really varied day, and all completed a really lovely children’s story book with paper-cut illustration. We are really fortunate that the Canadian paper-cut illustrator, Ashley Barron, got involved and gave our students hints and tips. She then selected
On Thursday, to celebrate World Book Day, The Purbeck School students are all invited to bring in their favourite book to share with their class. In a world with so many distractions, this is a fantastic opportunity for us to encourage our students to pick up a book – even for just ten minutes a day
On Monday afternoon, The Purbeck School hosted St Mary’s Swanage, St George’s Langton Matravers, Corfe Primary and Wareham St Mary for our 2018 launch of the joint network reading group. Students from year 6 joined some of our year 7 students and enjoyed a very entertaining afternoon in our library where they were introduced to the
On Wednesday 24th of January, over one hundred year five and six students from many of our partner primary schools visited The Purbeck School for an afternoon Purbeck experience in English. The students enjoyed finding out a bit more about one of the books they will read when joining The Purbeck School: ‘Animal Farm’ by George Orwell.