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First Lego League Robotics Competition

posted 21 Dec 2018, 03:23 by Matthew Smith   [ updated 21 Dec 2018, 03:24 ]

The Dore Dragons conducted themselves with superb maturity in what was for many their first Lego competition at the Cantor Building at Sheffield Hallam University on Wednesday.

They had to score as many points as they could in the Robot Game, using a robot they had designed and programmed themselves, present their project around the theme "Into Orbit" to a panel of three judges and explain their robot design to a panel of five (!) judges.

It was a long and tiring day for all but with the support of Mr Percy and lots of parents the team showed their resilience and creativity when robot wasn't quite doing what was hoped and buckets of good humour and team spirit throughout the day.

We believe the children have had some experiences which will stand them in good stead for the rest of their schooling and beyond and have represented their school and village extremely well.

Well done Dore Dragons!

We'd also like to thank the Dore Diodes - made up of former pupils now at King Ecgberts and High Storrs secondary schools.  They managed to finish with the most points of anyone in the competition on the robot game, but unfortunately weren't selected to make the National Finals in Bristol on this occasion.  Well done on a super day for them and for their support with the Dragons over the past few months.

Thank you finally to Mr Percy who continued to support the teams even though he had left the school!  A true believer in the Lego cause!

 Early days back in September.
 Your Dore Dragons
 Robot game.
Hat prize draw winner after getting 8/11 Lego questions right on the quiz!

Hour of Code 2018

posted 16 Dec 2018, 11:07 by Matthew Smith   [ updated 16 Dec 2018, 11:08 ]

Every year, millions of children around the world participate in the Hour of Code - an opportunity to put computer science learning at the forefront with enjoyable activities.

Every year group has chosen their activities to supplement the learning they already do in Computing and some photos of the children in action are below.  

Coding learning is of course a skill that is growing in importance in today's workplace, but most important are skills such as creativity, problem solving and resilience which along with an ability to code make a formidable skill set that will be useful for many different career paths in the future.  The Hour of Code activities alongside the Computing curriculum aim to provide a good foundation in these skills in preparation for KS3 and beyond.

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National Elf Service Day!

posted 14 Dec 2018, 09:01 by Matthew Smith

We've had an exciting and festive day at Dore Primary today as children and staff dressed as elves for the National Elf Service day in support of the Children's Hospital Charity.
Money was collected for dressing as an elf and raffle tickets were available.  Finally after school a bun sale and bake off competition was held!

Another example of the school coming together to support excellent causes.  Thank you to all the efforts of parents, children and staff for their community spirit and for their donations.  A huge thank you to the DPA for their volunteer support and organisation today too.  Don't forget you can follow the DPA on Facebook at this link:

Here are a few photos from the FS/KS1 celebration assembly where the raffle was held.

Have a great weekend!


Sheffield Homeless Shoebox Appeal

posted 7 Dec 2018, 08:19 by Heather Wyatt

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has kindly donated to the Homeless Shoebox Appeal this year - we had so many boxes, showing so much generosity from our community this Christmas. Big thanks also to Worral Business Supplies for giving up their time to collect and deliver all of our shoeboxes to the drop off for a second year running. Great team effort everyone! 

Little Donkey, carry Mary...

posted 6 Dec 2018, 05:31 by Georgina Bradley

We had a magical time last night at Totley Hall Farm. The children all had an opportunity to ride Spirit the Donkey and hold the new born, baby lambs, whilst acting out the Christmas Story. Thank you to all the children who came and took part, you were super stars! A huge thank you to Mrs Hope Gill for organising the event.






Junior Library Challenge 2018-19

posted 29 Nov 2018, 04:38 by Richard Hanks

The wonderful volunteers who support the Junior Library have designed a new challenge to diversify the range of reading children enjoy.

Booklets are available in each class and in the Junior Library.

Children should read and review on of the recommended books before getting it stamped and dated by the Librarian.

If they collect all six, they will get a reward!

Please encourage you child to take part, it will really help to diversify their reading.

Happy reading!

Sheffield Homeless Shoebox Appeal

posted 23 Nov 2018, 00:19 by Heather Wyatt

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We are supporting Sheffield Homeless Shoebox Appeal again this year and would be so grateful to anybody who can team together to make a box for someone in need this Christmas!
The deadline to bring your box into school is Friday 7th December, by lunchtime at the latest. We will be collecting boxes in the infant hall.

Please ensure that your shoe box is wrapped, with the lid and the box separately so that they can easily be opened.
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Please label for either: An adult female, an adult male or a young adult.
You can also include a festive card.

Contents can include:
Toiletries: toothpaste, toothbrush, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, shaving foam, moisturisers, hairbrush, hairbands
Food: sweets, biscuits, chocolate, tinned food (ring-pull only), instant food sachets, drinks cans.
Clothing: hat, scarf, gloves
Other: notepad, pen, pencil, wind up torch.

Thank you so much in advance, together we can make a difference!

Nocturnal animals at Dore

posted 19 Nov 2018, 07:34 by Lucy Hickton   [ updated 19 Nov 2018, 07:36 ]

At the end of last week, the children in FS2 with Miss Hickton's support set up our special camera and food to see if we could capture any footage of nocturnal animals at Dore... We we're super excited to find out that we had a visitor in our school grounds!
The children loved watching the footage of a real fox eating the dog food we had left for it and can't wait to see if we capture any more footage of  nocturnal animals!


FS2 Fire Safety Talk

posted 15 Nov 2018, 08:17 by Matthew Smith

We were incredibly grateful today to Mr Willett who came in to speak to the FS2 cohort about his job as a firefighter and to give the children some excellent advice about staying safe and when and how to call the emergency services.  Miss Bradley also "volunteered" to try on full fire safety clothing as worn by the Fire Service!

This follows on from discussions we had at the start of the week about staying safe around bonfires.

Parents be warned: be expected to be "grilled" about whether you have a functioning smoke alarm and if they don't know their address yet, they may be asking what it is!

Here are a couple of snaps from the talk.  Thanks Mr Willett!


We will remember...

posted 11 Nov 2018, 05:54 by Julie Davison

All of KS2 have been busy making a poppies on the run up to Remembrance Day. Thinking and talking about what their poppy symbolises and how we are commemorating 100 years since the end of World War One. We have combined these beautiful poppies into one display in our hall, 'Lest we Forget'....

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