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Wow! We were so impressed with the showcases last week. Utterly brilliant! Well done to everyone involved. Please enjoy the photos on the website.

COUNTRY DANCING AND FETE

A huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who helped to make the summer fete such a huge success. The children danced beautifully in the country dancing sessions and had a great time clapping along. Special thanks to the PTA committee for their tireless work to raise funds that enrich the children’s time at HMS.

BIG SCIENCE WINNERS

Congratulations to Adelina, Emma, Emily, Flora and Phoebe in Year 4 who recently won the Big Science Event. The girls presented their experiment with confidence and wowed the judges in Witney with their consideration for fair testing and control measures. Future scientists in the making!

RADIO HANBOROUGH

The children thoroughly enjoyed their broadcasting for BBC Radio Oxford last week and they made us all very proud. Sound clips of the shows can be heard via the class pages on the school website.

ART TRIP TO WYTHAM WOODS - June 2018
On Thursday 21st June, six pupils from Year 6 were selected as ‘art ambassadors’ for Hanborough Manor School. The pupils attended a special kiln firing session at Wytham Woods where they learned all about Raiku firing and Anagama kilns. They created a small sawdust kiln and fired some ceramics that the children in Year 6 made earlier this year. The fired pieces will contribute towards the EPA’s entry for the Big Draw.
EPA SPORTS DAY - June 2018
KS2 took part in the EPA sporting event at Tilsley Park. The children demonstrated resilience and sportsmanship throughout the day. They truly were a credit to the school.
FESTIVAL OF VOICES - June 2018
We were so impressed with the Year 3 pupils who took part in this year’s Festival of Voices at Dorchester Abbey. The children responded brilliantly to working with a conductor and a live band. They concentrated really hard throughout both the rehearsals and the concert and held their own with experienced choirs of specially selected Year 6 pupils from other schools. Behaviour was, of course, exemplary throughout the evening and the children were wowed by the experience of singing and performing in front of almost a thousand people. Less thrilling was the experience of staff being asked to stand up and give an impromptu singing performance in front of a very large audience but we did it! Well done to Mr Reeves, Mr Benham and Mrs Hayes! You and the children are all superstars!
PARALYMPIAN VISIT - June 2018
Alistair Patrick-Heselton, a Paralympic footballer, and Omar Hutchinson visited Hanborough on Tuesday. The children (and staff!) took part in a circuit of physical activities, and then Alistair led an assembly about perseverance and determination. The children were enthralled by Alistair’s gripping life story.
SPORTS DAY - June 2018
A big thank you to Mrs Kelly and the staff team for a fantastic sports day last Thursday. After a damp start, we were very lucky with the weather. We were blown away by the sporting prowess demonstrated throughout the day. Thank you to all of the parents who turned up to support the children. Also, a massive thank you to the PTA for the refreshments and ice lollies! Congratulations to Yellow Team and the award winners.
PRAYER SPACE - May 2018
Children in Years 2-6 visited church at the end of term and were hosted by Rev. Sue Spankie and a fabulous team of volunteers who led groups. This gave our children important opportunities to reflect on families, gratitude and community with links to the Lord’s Prayer. We have passed on our thanks to Sue for organising such a reflective session.

A FOND FAREWELL
With sadness, we say farewell to Mr Jones today. He has been working in Year 6 as a teaching assistant for the last 2 terms. The support that he has given to Year 6 has been immense, especially throughout SATs week. We all wish him the very best as he begins his training to become a qualified teacher.

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Foundation Stage

Foundation Stage pupils have been designing superhero cuffs as part of their project work. They spoke enthusiastically about their learning and were very eager to show us their work.

Year 1 & 2 Tennis

On Monday 30th April, Year 1 and 2 attended an EPA Tennis festival with other partnership schools. Despite a chilly wind, the children and staff had lots of fun practising ball skills and introducing themselves to Tennis. All children received a certificate for taking part. We are proud to say that some children were awarded a special certificate for ‘Honesty’, which was the School Games theme to the festival.
Ethan – “Theo threw the ball nice and gently so I could hit it with my tennis racquet.”
Sophie – “The weather was very cold and windy but that didn’t stop us playing tennis.”
Maeve – “I liked co-operating with people I know but also with people from other schools that I didn’t know.”

RABBI VISIT
Rabbi Zvi Solomons visited Hanborough Manor on Monday 30th April. Years 3 and 4 took part in workshops and Years 3-6 attended an assembly. His talks were entertaining and informative for both staff and pupils and many children impressed Rabbi Zvi with their knowledge, and their ability to think critically.

Welcome to Dilys

Dilys the school dog, is now settling in and we are gradually introducing her to the staff and to those children who are keen to meet her.

Draft documents are now on the school website (in the policies section) which show the rationale for having a dog in school, the school’s policy and the risk assessment.

http://www.hanboroughmanor.co.uk/policies/

Key points to note are:

* Dilys will be introduced, gradually, to the children who will meet her individually and in small groups

* She will, typically, stay in staff offices and the meeting rooms

* Dilys will sometimes go onto the playground, on a lead, where she will be constantly supervised by an adult

* Dilys has been trained to go to the toilet on command and will go at the front of the school, away from areas used by the children

 

Please do not hesitate to speak to Mrs Morgan if you have any questions of concerns.

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A FOND FAREWELL

 

Last Friday, we said goodbye to Julie Caldicott, one of our dinner ladies. She has worked at the school for a number of years and the children will certainly miss her dishing up the puddings!

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EPA Sports Event - Friday 20th April

 

Children from Year 3 and 4 represented the school in the EPA Quadkids sports festival last Friday. The children competed in a 400m run, vortex throw, standing long jump and the relay. Everyone had a great time and many individuals were praised for their sporting prowess and grit.
 

“My favourite event was the 400m run because I like long distance running. I had lots of fun even though it was hot!” Elspeth Skinner in Year 4

 

“I liked the fact that people earned certificates for determination in sport” Immy Sugden in Year

NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK:

The school was full of exciting scientific opportunities and experiences. During the week, children participated in workshops, investigations and had visitors talking to them about their experiences within an area of science. We also had a Science competition which involved the children designing their own investigation to be put forward to be judged for the Big Science Event.

A big thank you to Mr. Reeves for organising the fun- filled week and also to Nicole Dunne, Nele Demeyere and Mr.Wilkinson for coming in to speak to the children.

KS1 Enjoyed an Amazing Animals workshop, Years 3 & 4 experienced a Changing Materials workshop and Years 5 & 6 enjoyed an evening of astronomy with Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group.

YEAR 4 TRIP TO ISLE OF WIGHT: 

Poppy and Cecily have written a report about their adventures.

On Sunday 26th February, Year 4 went to the Kingswood centre in the Isle of Wight. At 9:30am we left on a coach and got a ferry. When we arrived we had a tour of Kingswood and we found out what dormitory we were in. Over the three days we had an amazing time. We had lots of fun taking part in activities like the 3D swing, leap of faith, side by side, buggies, climbing night line and much more. Although we were exhausted (and the weather was freezing) Year 4 had the best time of their lives!

Year 5/6 Trip To Think Tank - 26th January 2018

 I think the best part was when we went into the planetarium. We learnt how to find the North Star and how to find the tail of the squirrel. I learnt how the stars made lots of different animals and a unicorn, house and lion. I learnt a lot about the moon and the calendar. The trip was so exciting because we saw lots of Birmingham.

By Ellie (Y5)

 

http://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/thinktank

Forest School - 26th January 2018
We are delighted that children in Foundation Stage had their first Forest School session this week.
The aim of Forest school is to give children the opportunity to regularly experience a woodland site to have fun and connect with nature through both adult led activities and child-initiated play. These experiences will help them to develop personal and interpersonal skills that will become the building blocks as they continue to grow and develop. 
YEAR 5/6 SHOWCASE:
Year 5 and 6 for producing a fantastic showcase.
The showcase had been postponed from November and was a celebration of work completed around ‘A Hole in the Ground’. The quality of work and also with the children’s performances.
Well done to all the Year 5/6 team. 
TEACHING AND LEARNING THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD
This term Year 1 and 2 are working on a topic based around Africa. Miss Jones and Mrs Kelly took the children on a ‘virtual journey’ to the continent.
Jessica in Y1 informs us of what happened.
“Dear Diary, Last Thursday we went on an adventure to hot Africa. It was amazing! We handed in our tickets and we got on the speedy plane. When we got off the plane we went on safari. We saw elephants and a hippopotamus. Afterwards, we joined in with some African dancing we sat around the campfire listening to some African night sounds. Then it was time to go back to Hanborough on the plane. Finally we got back to school!” 

How HMS enjoyed the snow - 11th December 2017

YEAR 3 & 4: TRIP TO ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL’S CHURCH

On Wednesday 15th November, students of Year 4 walked to St. Peter and St Paul’s Church. When we got there, Reverend Tyler greeted us. First, we started a prayer then he read us his story about Jesus and we had to guess which parts were fake and correct them. Then, he told us the actual Christmas story. Next, he showed us the ornaments of a shepherd, Joseph, Mary and Jesus. Finally we had a tour of the church.
Did you know the church is over 900 years old and bats are allowed to sleep there? David has to take care of the bats otherwise he could go to prison!
Sam and Charlotte (Y4)
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TEACHING AND LEARNING THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD
This week, the spotlight is on year 5.
This Week’s Science Experiment
Our science experiment involved mixing vinegar and bicarbonate of soda together in a bottle. The idea was to measure the diameter of the balloon, once inflated, to see how varying the amount of bicarbonate of soda affected its size. We added more bicarbonate of soda every time and it inflated the balloon more and more. At the end, we added five spoons full and the solution rose so high that it started to flow into the balloon!
When the bicarbonate of soda is mixed with the vinegar, there is a chemical reaction and carbon dioxide is produced as a result. As the balloon is attached to the bottle, the carbon dioxide rises and inflates it.
By Lila and Izzy (Y5)

ARMISTICE DAY
‘They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning
We will remember them.’


The whole school observed a two minute silence today and the children’s behaviour was
impeccable. Our collective worship explored the origins of the poppy and explained why we
wear poppies at this time of the year. I hope the weather is kind to all of our children, that
belong to scouting and guiding associations, attending a service on Sunday.

TEACHING AND LEARNING THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD
This week, the spotlight is on KS1 and Year 3.
Year 1 along with Year 2 have been learning about the Great Fire of London in History and were visited by the fire service.
Here are some quotes from Year 1’s writing:
‘They help people from flood. The fire fighters have a boat on top of their fire engine’- Kalina
‘Fire Fighters save people from buildings. They have to climb up tall buildings’- Abigail
‘Fire Fighters save animals from rivers.’- Oliver
‘They help people get out of cars when they are stuck.’- Hiro
‘Fire Fighters put out fires.’- Ted
This week, Years 1 and 2 have been learning about the Great Fire of London in History and making a replica of Pudding Lane in their Design and Technology lessons.
“We have had a very exciting week making Pudding Lane as part of our topic called Fire! Fire! After researching Tudor houses, we worked with a partner to make our own designs. Then for the fun bit! We loved building the houses from all the recycling materials we had collected. Our teachers were so impressed with our ideas and the way we worked together so co-operatively. On Friday morning we then recreated the Great Fire of London by setting fire to our buildings!”
By Ella and Alice (Y2)

YEAR 6 RESIDENTIAL
“On the 13th October, Year 6 came back from their residential to Kilvrough in Wales. They stayed in a Manor with another school (Mill Lane School). The aim of the week was designed to encourage teamwork and responsibility whilst having fun. And it was safe to say, lots of fun was had by all! There were three groups who participated in a range of activities including; canoeing, climbing, caving, ropes course and a waterfall walk. In the evenings we were set a number of challenges involving orienteering and scavenger hunts. We all had an amazing time, working with new people, learning how to communicate with each other for safety and sometimes getting wet! The year 6 came back exhausted but with many happy memories made. When asked if they would recommend the trip to younger children, it was a 100% yes!!”

By Maisa and Rory (Y6)

Harvest Festival 5th October 2017

 

A big well done to all the children in Years 1-6 who walked down to church yesterday to take part in our annual Harvest Festival. Each year group did a fabulous job of presenting poems, stories, play scripts and art work based around the theme of Harvest.

The children in Foundation Stage presented their Harvest Festival performance on Wednesday.

Thank you to all the parents and carers who attended both events and supported the children.

A big thank you for all the wonderful donations you have brought into school. We have collected many non-perishable goods to donate to Besom, a local charity who provide for those in need. These will help people, who are waiting for benefits to come through, or are in ill health or are suffering a family crisis meaning that there isn’t enough money for food.
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Year 4 learnt about the Jewish festival of Sukkot today which is currently being celebrated all over the world. Jewish people build Sukkahs (booths or tabernacles) to remember their journey to Israel after escaping slavery in Egypt. The children built our own class Sukkah and enjoyed a light meal of a sweet under its open roof. 
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Miss Kerswell's Leaving Fun Run -
The school said farewell to Miss Kerswell by taking part in a fun run.
They also raised nearly £1500 for The Ready Charity, which is a charity that Miss Kerswell supports. READY raises money to help young people with disabilities play sport and take part in healthy activities for fun and fitness. They are run completely by volunteers.
http://readycharity.org/
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Picture 2 The 'warm up' lead by Miss Kerswell
Picture 3 The Blue Team are off with Mr Jackson leading them
Picture 4 Go Miss Jones and the Yellow Team
Picture 5 Mr Boardman leading out the Orange Team
Picture 6 Next, Mr Reeves leads out the Purple Team
Picture 7 Miss Auton and the Red Team raring to go
Picture 8 Finally, Mr Bird leads out the Green Team
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Picture 12 The FS children supported the runners
Picture 13 The Staff joining Miss Kerswell's leaving song
Picture 14 Miss Kerswell enjoyed it
Picture 15 The whole school in 'Buttons' colours

BeSpace at HMS

We would like to thank Rev. Tyler and all his helpers for setting up and running BeSpace at HMS.
If you would like further information, please visit the Be Space website.
http://www.bespace.be/schools/

 

WHAT ARE PRAYER SPACES IN SCHOOLS?

Prayer Spaces are day events or week long events in a school where students can experience prayer in creative ways. In a practical sense, this involves transforming a physical space so students can creatively explore faith and spirituality from a broadly Christian perspective. Typically half a class will access the space for approximately 45 minutes. This will include a short introduction on what Christians believe about prayer, time to explore the interactive activities together in small groups and coming together again as a class at the end to give their feedback. The students are invited to pray if they would like to or to just reflect on the different activities as they complete them.

Prayer spaces help students to engage with spirituality and prayer in a creative, experiential, inclusive, safe way.

BeSpace helps churches run prayer spaces in their local schools, so that prayer and reflection becomes part of regular school life. Time and time again we have seen prayer spaces fit alongside the many ways that churches already serve their school, and also as a catalyst for other opportunities to develop spirituality in education.

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Bright Sparks Science Assembly

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Year 6 - Junior Citizen and 'Alice's' Walking Tour of Oxford - September 2017

Year 6 - Junior Citizen and 'Alice's' Walking Tour of Oxford - September 2017 1 Group 1 at Junior Citizen
Year 6 - Junior Citizen and 'Alice's' Walking Tour of Oxford - September 2017 2 Group 2 at Junior Citizen
Year 6 - Junior Citizen and 'Alice's' Walking Tour of Oxford - September 2017 3 Walking around Oxford
Year 6 - Junior Citizen and 'Alice's' Walking Tour of Oxford - September 2017 4 Christ Church Meadow by the River Cherwell
Year 6 - Junior Citizen and 'Alice's' Walking Tour of Oxford - September 2017 5 Christ Church Meadow
Year 6 - Junior Citizen and 'Alice's' Walking Tour of Oxford - September 2017 6 Walking in Christ Church Meadow
Year 6 - Junior Citizen and 'Alice's' Walking Tour of Oxford - September 2017 7 Oxford at it's best
Year 6 - Junior Citizen and 'Alice's' Walking Tour of Oxford - September 2017 8 Sketching at Oxford Museum

NSPCC - Speak Out Stay Safe - September 2017

NSPCC - Speak Out Stay Safe - September 2017 1 KS1 Assembly
NSPCC - Speak Out Stay Safe - September 2017 2 KS2 Assembly
NSPCC - Speak Out Stay Safe - September 2017 3 Year 5 workshop
NSPCC - Speak Out Stay Safe - September 2017 4 Year 6 workshop

Art Exhibition July 2017 

The work displayed is part of a national art project "The Big Draw" which this year is related to science and art. Each class worked on a different aspect of science and art inspired by the artist Anna Dimitrui . You will have the chance to purchase your child's art work, resplendent in a picture frame, for £5.00. All money raised goes to the school.

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Children from the School Council meet Robert Courts MP

Children from the School Council meet Robert Courts MP 1
Children from the School Council meet Robert Courts MP 2
RADIO HANBOROUGH HEARTBEAT LAUNCHED
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PUPILS have been given a greater voice than ever before thanks to a new radio station launched for all pupils.

Hanborough Manor School students tied in their annual sports day with the official unveiling of their new radio station on Thursday last week, which they will now be able to use each week to play songs, read the news and even broadcast a special feature piece.

While children were sprinting the 100metres and taking part in the triple jump, other pupils and parents were admiring the new high-tech equipment, brought out to the field for the special day.

Deputy headteacher Ginny Bayliss said: "There are not many schools with a radio station. We were just looking at ways to give children a greater pupil voice.

"Also it would be nice to showcase work they have done and special projects."

The staff carried out some research to find another school that had a radio station, and took along some pupils to see how it operated.

They also visited BBC Radio Oxford, based in Summertown, to learn how a real radio station works.

The Long Hanborough school's PTA then raised £400 through events such as bake sales, quizzes and raffles, to go towards buying the equipment.

 

Mrs Bayliss added: "We wrote a script and decided to launch it on school sports day as all the parents would be there.

"The children seemed to just love it. They were all asking when the next one was. When I said we couldn't have one next week as the Year 6's were not here, they seemed a bit sad!

"The radio will be each week at lunch on Friday. Children will be able to listen to it while they eat.

"We will have three songs, a news flash about the school and a feature. For example the last one was an interview with the headteacher Miss Kerswell who was a former Olympian swimmer. "Which we thought tied in nicely with sports day."

FS, Year 1 & Year 2 Charity Day

 

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Pentecost Prayer Space

Christ Church, Long Hanborough

As part of their response to the Archbishops' call to pray for the evangelisation of our nation during the week leading up to Pentecost, Christ Church, Long Hanborough provided a 'Prayer Space' in Christ Church so that all could be involved.
Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 children from Hanborough Manor C of E School went along during the day and joined in with activities to engage in creative prayer... and be expectant as to what God might do.
Below are some photos of their visit.

 

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Jewish Visitor 

We had Sarah visit from The Oxford Synagogue to explain about the lifestyle of a Jewish person.
Sarah showed the children many traditional Jewish objects like the candlesticks and Chalice used as part of the weekly Shabbat. One of the children dressed up in a prayer shawl (Tallit) and skull cap (Kippah) like many Jewish males would wear in the Synagogue. She also showed the children how 21st Century technology plays a part in Jewish life by using an app on her mobile to tell her if foods are Kosher or not!

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Odd Shoes Day

 A visitor from the charity ‘Jacket Off Your Back’ is coming into school to talk to the children about the great thing we will be doing by donating our old shoes, 

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Welcome to the gallery! Please enjoy browsing the children’s work.

Year 5 and 6 Charity afternoon. Thursday 25th February

Year 5 and 6 Charity afternoon. Thursday 25th February 1 Face Painting
Year 5 and 6 Charity afternoon. Thursday 25th February 2 The Cake Stall
Year 5 and 6 Charity afternoon. Thursday 25th February 3 Decorating Cakes
Year 5 and 6 Charity afternoon. Thursday 25th February 4 Obstacle Course
Year 5 and 6 Charity afternoon. Thursday 25th February 5 Beat the Goalie
Year 5 and 6 Charity afternoon. Thursday 25th February 6 Talent Show judges
Year 5 and 6 Charity afternoon. Thursday 25th February 7 How many balls can you throw into the cups?
Year 5 and 6 Charity afternoon. Thursday 25th February 8 The ever increasing Face Painting queue!
Year 5 and 6 Charity afternoon. Thursday 25th February 9 Burst the balloon
Year 5 and 6 Charity afternoon. Thursday 25th February 10 What's in the socks?!
Year 5 and 6 Charity afternoon. Thursday 25th February 11 Everybody having a great time and raising funds

Art Exhibition promoting The Great British values

Art Exhibition promoting The Great British values 1 Foundation Stage - Our World. Our Choice
Art Exhibition promoting The Great British values 2
Art Exhibition promoting The Great British values 3 Y1 - Tolerence & Understanding Different Cultures
Art Exhibition promoting The Great British values 4 Y1 - Tolerence & Understanding Different Cultures
Art Exhibition promoting The Great British values 5 Y1 - Tolerence & Understanding Different Cultures
Art Exhibition promoting The Great British values 6 Y1 - Tolerence & Understanding Different Cultures
Art Exhibition promoting The Great British values 7 Y2 - Tolerence & Understanding Different Cultures
Art Exhibition promoting The Great British values 8 Y2 - Tolerence & Understanding Different Cultures
Art Exhibition promoting The Great British values 9 Y2 - Tolerence & Understanding Different Cultures
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Art Exhibition promoting The Great British values 11 Y3 - Respect, Tolerence and Rule of Law
Art Exhibition promoting The Great British values 12 Y3 - Respect, Tolerence and Rule of Law
Art Exhibition promoting The Great British values 13 Y4 - Respect, Tolerence and Rule of Law
Art Exhibition promoting The Great British values 14 Y4 - Respect, Tolerence and Rule of Law
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Art Exhibition promoting The Great British values 16 Y5 - Rule of Law and Democracy
Art Exhibition promoting The Great British values 17 Y5 - Rule of Law and Democracy
Art Exhibition promoting The Great British values 18 Y5 - Rule of Law and Democracy
Art Exhibition promoting The Great British values 19 Y6 - Y5 - Rule of Law and Democracy
Art Exhibition promoting The Great British values 20 Parents enjoying the exhibition
Art Exhibition promoting The Great British values 21 Parents enjoying the exhibition
Art Exhibition promoting The Great British values 22 Parents enjoying the exhibition

The Big Draw

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The Bishop of Dorchester came to visit the children and showed the children about his special clothes and told them about his job of being Bishop. The children asked very interesting questions and the Bishop was very keen to hear what the school council are doing this year.

The Bishop of Dorchester came to visit the children and showed the children about his special clothes and told them about his job of being Bishop.  The children asked very interesting questions and the Bishop was very keen to hear what the school council are doing this year. 1
The Bishop of Dorchester came to visit the children and showed the children about his special clothes and told them about his job of being Bishop.  The children asked very interesting questions and the Bishop was very keen to hear what the school council are doing this year. 2

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