For the safety of our pupils and staff, Corfe Castle Primary will be closed today - 19th March 2018

Percy’s shed!

We’ve been super busy making our own versions of Percy’s shed! We’ve each made our plans and thought carefully about what materials we needed.

Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset

You may have heard your children talking about having a Growth Mindset.  This is an approach to learning that we have recently introduced in school.

Growth Mindset is a research and evidence-based approach to helping children be confident, capable learners. Growth Mindset theory describes a key positive mental attitude and approach to learning and development.

A Growth Mindset is rooted in a belief that abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. In other words, people with a Growth Mindset think intelligence is like a muscle that grows stronger with training. This positive mental attitude helps to foster both an interest in learning and a resilience against setbacks; both are essential for great achievement.

In contrast, a Fixed Mindset comes from a belief that intelligence and talent are fixed and that talent is more important than effort for achievement.

As part of our teaching about mindsets, we have launched Fearless Fridays, when the children and staff will be learning about the key concepts and developing their mindsets.


Our Christmas Service

We were delighted to share our singing, acting, dancing and instrument playing with everyone at our Christmas Service in church this week. Many thanks to everyone who supported us!

Christmas Lights Switch On

Thank you to Mrs Painter and the choir who entertained us at the Corfe Castle Christmas Lights Switch on.

Also special thanks to our ‘celebrities’ who switched the lights on.

And finally, thanks to the Festivities Committee for allowing us to be part of this lovely celebration.

Printed Wall Hanging

Come and have a look at our wonderful wall hanging made from the African printing that Reception and Years 1 and 2 made last term.  It has pride of place in the hall. 

Huge thanks to Mrs Cake for sewing it all together for us.  

We’re very proud of it!

Transition Morning

What a busy morning we have had!

The children have all had fun with their new classes and have enjoyed getting to know their new teachers.


Take a look at what we have harvested from our garden…

Going For A Rumpus!

You may have heard some very strange noises and seen some very strange things on our school field this morning…

And when he came to the place where the wild things are, they roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws…

“And now,” cried Max, “let the wild rumpus start!”