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World Book Day 2018

posted 11 Mar 2018, 13:26 by Richard Hanks   [ updated 11 Mar 2018, 13:32 ]

The (slightly delayed) 2018 World Book Day was a fantastic day of sharing stories and building relationships. A handful of the activities that took place today include:
  • Parents reading together
  • Children reading to with different classes
  • Stories in assembly
  • Drama from the Y6s
The Juniors guess the book characters

The Y6s performance of Oliver Twist

Brilliant infant audience

Juniors dance a reading themed routine

Lego Robotics Engineers Innovative idea

posted 8 Mar 2018, 09:18 by Alex Percy   [ updated 12 Mar 2018, 07:02 by Matthew Smith ]

This year's invention is all about how humans use water and the invention is a way to produce clean water without chemicals or heat energy.  The team are very excited to have been nominated for the Global Innovation Award!  

Vac Tap Presentation Video

Fairtrade Fortnight - KS2 Tuck Shop

posted 4 Mar 2018, 05:39 by Julie Davison   [ updated 4 Mar 2018, 05:48 ]

Our 2017 Fairtrade Tuck Shop 

This term as a ‘Fairtrade School’ we will be celebrating the Fairtrade Fortnight’s theme of ‘Come on in to Fairtrade’ by

encouraging our children to choose a Fairtrade break. During the fortnight the children will be thinking about how sometimes choosing a Fairtrade option in their break can make a difference for farmers in some of the poorest countries around the world.

To promote this our Fairtrade Team will be running a Fairtrade Tuck Shop from Wednesday to Friday (7th- 9thth March) this week. A selection of healthy Fairtrade snacks, fruit and homebakes will be available for sale during our morning breaks. These will all be under 50p if your child would like to purchase these during our short ‘Fairtrade team’ promotion.

Thanks for your support,


The Fairtrade Team

Forest School Celebration

posted 16 Feb 2018, 06:56 by Deputy Head

Congratulations to all those children in Miss Davidsons class who have completed a programme of Forest School skills. They have demonstrated plenty of resilience and resourcefulness during some very challenging weather conditions.  The final session was bathed in sunshine and we celebrated by lighting fires and then cooking popcorn and marshmallows.

World Book Day 2018 | Thursday 1st March 2018

posted 15 Feb 2018, 06:29 by Richard Hanks

This year World Book Day, the biggest annual celebration of books and reading for children in the UK, falls on Thursday 1st   March. There are lots of ways we will celebrate reading at Dore Primary School:

Parents and carers reading - If you are available, you are invited to come and read with your child in the morning. Please go with your child to their classroom when the bell rings and then normal lessons will begin at 9.00 am.

Children share reading – KS2 and KS1 classes will be paired up during the day to get together and share what they love to read.

Bring in books and favourite things to read – Children are encouraged to bring in their favourite book or other text. KS2 children could bring in a current favourite and also something they loved when they were in KS1 to share with younger children.

Children dress-up – Children are invited to dress as a character from a children’s book, ideally the one they have brought with them! If children do not wish to dress up as a character they must come to school on that day in school uniform.

Free book tokens – All children will receive a free £1.00 equivalent book token, which can be exchanged in all participating bookshops for one of the six specially published £1.00 books. These books by top authors cater for a wide age group

Other events - You can also look out for special displays and details of family based activities in local bookshops and libraries, which will focus on a range of children’s books from all ages. To find out more about World Book Day please visit the website at: . 

Thank you for your support with this exciting day.

500 Words Short Story Competition 2018

posted 24 Jan 2018, 04:22 by Richard Hanks

The popular ‘500 words’ short story competition for 5-13 year-olds, that is presented by Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2, is back with a great set of prizes!

Every year, children at Dore Primary School write incredible stories inspired by this event (although we haven’t won yet!)
To take part, children should write a story of 500 words or less, it can be any subject, genre or theme. It must be their own work. 

It should be submitted to the competition website by the closing date of: 22nd February.

Please also make a copy for Mr Hanks to celebrate in school.

For details more details see the website:

Thanks for supporting your child to get writing and good luck! 

Resilient Tree Planters

posted 19 Jan 2018, 05:31 by Deputy Head

Thanks to those children from year 4 and 5 who overcame arctic conditions in their efforts to plant more trees in Sheffield. Two groups made the expedition on Wednesday to Whirlow Playing Fields where we were met by the Sheffield Ranger Service and members of Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust. The children worked together to plant a variety of native trees that they and the community will be able to enjoy in years to come. There will be an opportunity for all the community to join in planting on Saturday 20th between 10 and 12. For more pictures go to the Outdoor Learning page.

Reading Rockets 2018

posted 14 Jan 2018, 07:28 by Richard Hanks

The Reading Rocket partnerships are up and running! It is always great to see children from across the school reading, learning and having fun together, and the Reading Rockets are a great example of this. This year a great bunch of Year 6 pupils have partnered up with Year 2 and 3 children to read together once a week in the library.

Great going guys!

Infant Citizenship Award Winners

posted 22 Dec 2017, 04:31 by Georgina Bradley

A huge congratulations to these three children who are the proud winners of the citizenship award this term. They have been congratulated for showing many of our Dore Primary values: resilience, resourcefulness, respect, kindness and creativity to name just a few. Well done everyone!

Shine Star, Shine!

posted 19 Dec 2017, 08:07 by Amy Gill

Over the last few days the infants have put on a magical nativity show about the big star who had lost her shine. A massive well done to all children involved, and a great big thank you to everyone who helped make it possible! We hope you all have a wonderful festive season.




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