Excellence and Enjoyment 2011-2012

We strongly encourage our pupils to pursue a range of interests at school and to develop an understanding of the wider world both local and global.  Dore is keen to extend the education we offer beyond the classroom, seeking wider partnerships to extend our knowledge, understanding and global citizenship responsibilities. We offer numerous extra activities at lunch times, after school, educational visits and visitors and residential trips for pupils to participate in.  Read about these and our annual focus events such as Send My Friend to School, Children in Need, Anti-bullying week and many more. See below the News button for Special events and the News archives.

A Midsummer's Night Dream

posted 24 Jul 2012, 03:33 by Lynnette Glossop   [ updated 24 Jul 2012, 05:47 ]

The Junior Concert this year featured Y6 actors and a large mixed choir starring in a musical version of A Midsummer's Night Dream.  Many thanks go to all the cast and choir for their hard work in preparing for this wonderful concert during lunch-times and after school.  This brilliant project was led by, Mrs. Irene Warburton, Miss Heather Atkinson and Mr. Ian Faraday and we are very grateful to Mrs. Helen Leach who led on the costumes and Mrs. Claire Tinker who supported with scenery.
The show was absolutely fantastic and it was brilliant to see Shakespeare performed in this way by such a youthful cast.  It looked and sounded engaging and professional even though in the last couple of days we had to face the realism of rainy weather and reluctantly move the production indoors instead of using our outdoor theatre area.

Citizenship Trophy Winners Summer 2012

posted 24 Jul 2012, 00:45 by Lynnette Glossop   [ updated 29 Aug 2012, 03:14 ]

Here are our worthy winners of the termly Citizenship Trophy Summer 2012

Dorelympics - Thank yous

posted 8 Jul 2012, 08:27 by Richard France

There are lots of people who need huge thank yous for helping to make the Dorelympics the success it was:
The DPA - thank you for organising the t shirts and the sound system for us, as without these the opening and closing ceremonies would have had nowhere near as mush impact as they did.  Jo Smith and Dawn Carter gave up much time to measure every child in school, then labelled all the t shirts to help with distribution.  Adam Reynolds designed the fantastic logo and gained the assistance of Rob Hand to help order and print the t shirts.  Carl Thornton helped to provide the sound system, borrowing equipment from David Hayes.  None of this would have happened without the assistance of Sian Granville, who took all our ideas to the DPA and helped to make everything happen.
Teachers - thank you for spending all day running the same sets of activities over and over again!  I think we all slept well that night due to sheer exhaustion!
Parents - thank you for being so supportive and understanding on the day, and for the very many positive comments we have received since.
Children - every single child in the school had a superb day.  Behaviour was exemplary, and participation was outstanding.  The younger children rose to the occasion and gave everything a real go, and the older children were so supportive and caring towards the younger children that we achieved our main aim of the day, which was to have a truly inclusive and fun event.
Photos to follow...

Summer Sports News

posted 8 Jul 2012, 08:10 by Richard France

Y5 and Y6 boys and girls went to King Ecgbert School to play in tournaments against Totley Primary and Totley All Saints. The Y5 boys finished third in their tournament; the Y5/6 girls finished second in their tournament on goal difference; and the Y6 boys won their tournament very convincingly, retaining the trophy they won last year as Y5s.
More than 30 children attended the city heats back in May, with 12 managing to qualify for the City Finals. Aaliyah Sterling and Lindy Davison finished first and third in the long jump, and many other children were close to podium finishes.

The Y5 girls and boys both won their local tournament to reach the City Finals. The boys came up against some very tough opposition in this round, and lost in the semi-finals. The girls also came up against some other very good teams, but managed to win the final, making them city champions – well done girls!

The Y6 girls had waited 12 months for their next cricket match, after winning the City Finals last year. They were due to compete in the Yorkshire Finals last Thursday, but torrential rain in West and North Yorkshire meant that the finals were called off on our way to Harrogate. The girls were obviously really disappointed, especially as they have practised very hard for the competition, but took the cancellation in good spirits.

The Y6 rounders team have also had a very mixed summer. They won their heat to qualify for the City Finals, which was due to be played on one of our INSET days. They decided they would give up the last evening of their Springbank holiday to play, only for this round to be cancelled because of a lack of opposition! They therefore qualified for the South Yorkshire Finals, which have now been postponed twice due to our wonderful summer weather. Again, these children have taken their disappointment very maturely.
As always, at each of these events children behaved brilliantly, and were great ambassadors for our school.

Send My Friend 2012

posted 3 Jul 2012, 08:52 by Kathryn Davis   [ updated 4 Jul 2012, 23:09 by Lynnette Glossop ]

As part of the global campaign Send My Friend To School, the children made medals with a message which they wore during the opening ceremony of Dorelympics. The messages have now been sent to Nick Clegg to ask him to encourage other world leaders to reach the goal of getting every child into education by 2015.

Y4 visit Hardwick Hall

posted 21 Jun 2012, 02:29 by Sarah Drazek

Year 4 pupils enjoyed a fabulous day out at Hardwick Hall. Throughout the day the pupils extended their knowledge about The Tudors and they learnt all about the very rich lady who had the house designed and built, 'Bess of Hardwick'. The pupils were amazed by the number of windows that the Hall had and they understood why lots of people say, 'Hardwick Hall, more glass than wall'. The volunteers at Hardwick Hall provided fine details about how the house would have been in the Tudor period and provided the pupils with a real hands on experience. The pupils also had a volunteer to show them around the gardens. It was a delight to see them appreciating the smells and textures from the herbs and admiring the orchards. They found out lots about sustainability, and how it was possible for people to live off their own land.

Y1 in Longshaw

posted 28 May 2012, 07:00 by Matthew Smith

Last Thursday, Year 1 went to Longshaw.  The weather was thankfully beautiful, as we spent virtually all day outdoors!  Y1S started with a "Gruffalo Walk", walking through the woods surrounding the Moorland Discovery Centre.  The children learned about food chains and their fragility, camouflage and the water cycle before building some habitats for their teddy bears.  All this whilst trying to work out who had been stealing the Mouse from the Gruffalo's nuts!  In the afternoon they went on a minibeast hunt and were impressive bug-catchers!  Mrs Longden's class were searching for minibeasts in the morning before they swapped over at lunch.  Before we knew it, it was time to return to school and some children had been thinking so hard they fell asleep on the coach on the short journey!  Many thanks to all the parents who offered to help with the visit and to all at Moorland for a lovely day enjoyed by children and staff!
Mr Smith
  Y1S children on the Gruffalo walk.   Y1R/L hunting for minibeasts.
  Building habitats for teddy bears.   All food chains start with the Sun's energy.
  Foraging for nuts like squirrels have to every winter.  Now, can we remember where we left them?     Y1R/L hunting for "worms".  The brown ones were especially hard to spot.  I wonder why...?
  A particularly mini mini-beast!   Taking a well earned break from building habitats.

Y1 are going to Longshaw!

posted 3 May 2012, 08:26 by Matthew Smith

On Thursday 24th May, Y1 will be heading to Longshaw for a nature-inspired visit to support our science learning about animal habitats.
A letter will be sent home very soon!  It can also be found on the letters page.  We hope all the children enjoy the visit.

Y4 residential visit to The Oakes

posted 29 Apr 2012, 08:12 by Sarah Drazek   [ updated 15 May 2012, 03:15 ]

51 Year Four pupils, enjoyed a ‘WET’ fun filled week at The Oakes!


The children enjoyed three days and two nights away on their residential. The rain did not prevent the pupils from taking part in a wide range of activities. Some pupils perfected their precision skills with a bow and arrow on the archery activity, whilst other pupils enjoyed the physical challenge of the climbing wall. Many brave pupils took on the Low Ropes challenge, completing a circuit of challenges off the ground, involving walking along a rope whilst their feet were submerged in very cold water and travelling at great speed down the zip wire. Laughing, screaming and shivering could be heard, as the children completed their Raft Session, travelling on a body board down a slide into the cold water. The warm showers were always appreciated! Between all of the fun, the children engaged themselves with the RE Christianity Curriculum, taught in an interactive way by the staff at the centre. All of the pupils were fantastically well behaved and were a great asset to Dore Primary School.

Cross Country Team

posted 26 Apr 2012, 22:08 by Lynnette Glossop

Congratulations to the loyal members of our cross country team for 2011-2012.  We are a small but dedicated group of children and parents who have attended all the Sheffield Primary League races this season.  We have had some excellent individual results - in fact Elliott Mckie in Y4 achieved 2nd place in Sheffield City in the League and in the Championships.  What a fantastic achievement! Thank you to all our parents for their transport and support - to the DPA for providing us with a team flag ready for next season and of course to our resilient and courageous runners who show a marvellous team spirit :) We are looking forward to a celebration bowling event soon!
 Cross Country Team 2011-2012
 Y5/Y6 Teams
 Year 3/Y4 Teams

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