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Y6 Athletes At Sheffield Finals

posted by Douglas Paterson

The Y6 Athletics Squad were competing again this Wednesday, this time in the Sheffield City Sportshall Athletics Finals.


The event consisted of the eight best schools in Sheffield, competing in track and field events including: sprints, relays, distance running, target and distance throwing. The competition was fierce and many events were incredibly close. The whole team represented the school fantastically well and there were some unbelievable individual performances in both track and field events. The team came a respectable joint fifth, showing the high level of competition that they had risen to.


A great morning was had by all and the team can rightly be proud of how hard they worked and all they have achieved. Well done Y6s!

500 Words competition

posted by Richard Hanks
In Juniors assembly this week, Mr Hanks encouraged the children to enter the annual 500 Words competition organised by BBC Radio 2. We hope you will support your child to take part.

Children should write a story in 500 words or less. It can be any subject, genre or theme. It must be their own work. 

The stories will be judged on: 
  • Originality
  • Plot
  • Characters
  • Language
  • Enjoyment
Closing date is 27th February 2020.

Please submit the story yourself but also give a copy to Mr Hanks (via a class teacher if this is easier) so we can celebrate and share them in school.

Candlelit Christmas

posted 20 Dec 2019, 09:05 by Richard France

Many thanks to the 400 people from the school community who braved the elements to attend our first 'Candlelit Christmas' event.  Many children across the school were involved in preparations: Y4s singing, baking and lantern making; Y3 and Y5 making lanterns and decorations; Y2 baking yet more mince pies; and Dore Democrats organising people on the evening.

Events like this wouldn't be possible without our amazing staff, who gave up their evenings to set up, serve drinks, organise the Y4 choir, perform themselves, and join in with the singing.

It was definitely worth the effort, as the evening was enjoyed by so many people, and hearing everyone joining in for the sing-a-long was quite a spectacle.  We raised over £600, which the Dore Democrats will be deciding how to spend in January.  Thank you to all who attended for your generosity.


Lego Robotics Team "stick together"

posted 20 Dec 2019, 08:01 by Matthew Smith

A fabulous day was spent at Sheffield Hallam University's Hertha Ayrton STEM Centre on Wednesday as the Lego Team performed under pressure to claim the winning points tally in the Lego game section of the First Lego League Sheffield Regionals.

The team have been working on designing a robot that had to perform set missions, each of which award points.  There has had to a lot of creativity, resilience, resourcefulness as well as good teamwork and kindness to work together.  We would also say a whole lot of patience, which is a key value when dealing with programming and robots.

On the day the team had three runs with the robot to complete the missions.  The robot was remarkably consistent with three scores all at or just under the 285 mark.  This meant the team won the trophy for highest score!

But wait!  That's not all!  The team also had to give a project design presentation to a panel of judges and also discuss their robot and its design to a separate panel.  

Unfortunately the judges felt another team was more deserving of the overall award across all areas of judging and so, on this occasion, we won't be going to the national finals in Bristol.  Mr Percy and Mr Smith were delighted with the effort and determination of the team in tough circumstances and have made the school very proud.  Well done team and have a well deserved rest this Christmas!

We also had one member of the team that couldn't make the day.  We would like to give her a special mention as she played a big role in helping prepare for the competition.  She receives a participation medal with the rest of the team.

We also discovered Lego was originally called "Automatic Binding Bricks"and Lego means "play well" in Danish.  

Finally a big thank you to the parents who supported us on the day, it was great for the team (and us!) to have so much support.  Videos and more photos to come in the New Year.

We are very lucky to offer Lego Robotics provision to all our children through class sets of WeDo 2.0 and Ev3.  This was thanks to the recommendation of parent Ben Crunkhorn who works for Arconic.  The Arconuic Foundation allowed us to invest in Lego Robotics kits and sets of iPads with additional help from the DPA, which came to nearly £17,000.  We are very grateful for this support.

If you are aware of any support your company is able to provide school in any subject area please do get in touch.

FS2 and KS1 Citizenship Award Winners

posted 20 Dec 2019, 04:14 by Matthew Smith

It was the pleasure of staff to award three children with the Citizenship Award today.

To win this award, which is only given out once a term per year group, children must demonstrate the school values of kindness, resilience, resourcefulness and creativity on a consistent basis.

A huge congratulations to our award winners, we're all very proud of you.  Merry Christmas to all!

Shoe-box Appeal 2019

posted 5 Dec 2019, 09:17 by Sian Granville

Well done, Dore Primary School!! Only weeks after raising an amazing amount for Children In Need, you've donated more than 85 shoe-boxes, packed with goodies, for people in our city. The Dore Democrats helped to make up boxes from a range of donated items and then loaded them into the van (thank you Worrall Business Supplies for helping AGAIN this year!) and they will soon be with the people who need our support the most, making their Christmas a much nicer time. 


Y6 Racing ahead at Forge Partnership Sports Hall Athletics Finals

posted 22 Nov 2019, 08:19 by Douglas Paterson

The Y6 Sports Hall Athletic Team have continued their fantastic run of form at the finals of the Forge Partnership Sports Hall Athletics Championship: taking first place and bringing home a fantastic addition to our trophy cabinet. The team took part in both track and field events, including relays, hurdles, jumps and throws. There were some truly outstanding individual performances: including one member of the team delivering a throw that sent organisers looking for a longer measuring tape in order to score it!

All members of the team worked very hard in training sessions throughout this week and their determination, resilience and teamwork shone through in the events. Mr Paterson, who has coached the team, said of the Y6s: "They all have given 100% to this event and have done so with smiles on their faces. It's been great fun and they really deserve this win. All of Y6 have been developing their athletics skills through our learning in PE recently and it's wonderful to get this result to cap it off. " 

Whilst the team will now enjoy a well earned rest, they won't be hanging up their running shoes for good. By achieving first place, the team has now qualified for the Sheffield Finals, held in the new year, in which they will compete against the best schools from other sports partnerships throughout the city.

Dore Primary School Breakfast Club

posted 20 Nov 2019, 04:49 by Matthew Smith   [ updated 21 Nov 2019, 04:37 ]

Following the recent email regarding Dore Primary School's new breakfast club - please the official DPS Breakfast Club flyer for your attention.

You can also find forms and further information here:

Year 5 Basketball Hotshots 2019

posted 20 Nov 2019, 00:18 by Richard Hanks

We had a fabulous day at the Year 5 Basketball competition on Monday evening. The squad played incredibly well and came second out of 11 teams!

Their teamwork and tactical abilities have improved enormousnessly and it was a pleasure to see them in action.

All the games were very tense and competitive and we sustained our energy till the last!

Thanks to the children for making it so special and all the family members who shouted them on!

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