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Prospective Parent Events 2022-2023

posted 1 Oct 2021, 06:33 by Sophie Leeland   [ updated 1 Oct 2021, 06:34 ]

It is our pleasure to share with you information regarding our Prospective Parent Events.
If you are thinking of sending your child to Dore Primary School in September 2022, then this event will provide you with a wealth of information about our school, our values and our ethos.
Please complete the Google document below to register your place.

Please note that during the open afternoon only (23.11.21), subject to restrictions, there will also be a show around the school. Further information about both events will follow in due course.

Thank you for taking part in Smile for S.A.L.V.E.

posted 12 Jul 2021, 04:09 by Kathryn Davis   [ updated 12 Jul 2021, 04:10 ]

Thank you to everyone who took part in Smile for S.A.L.V.E. and donated money. We raised an incredible £767 for S.A.L.V.E. International, who help children and their families in Uganda. Here's a video to say thank you and to share some smiles. 

Smile for Salve thank you.mp4

£1,448 worth of Usborne books have arrived!

posted 1 Jul 2021, 02:33 by Georgina Bradley

Thanks to your incredible efforts back in March when children embarked on their sponsored read/listen, we managed to raise an epic £1,488 to spend on brand new books for school. Teachers took time to choose books that would enhance our curriculum and provide your children with a rich reading diet. Here is a snapshot of just some of the books coming our way. Once more, a huge thank you and well done to our children and community for participating and to Nicola Walters, our independent Usborne book advisor, who helped us to coordinate and organise the project. What an irresistible pile of books!

Smile for S.A.L.V.E. :)

posted 21 Jun 2021, 08:11 by Kathryn Davis   [ updated 22 Jun 2021, 00:08 by Matthew Smith ]

This week we are taking part in 'Smile for S.A.L.V.E.' to raise money for children who live on the streets in Uganda. We are aware of the many challenges people have faced during the past 18 months, particularly with regards to mental health. Hence this week we are learning more about the charity S.A.L.V.E. International, while having fun and doing activities that make us feel happy. On Friday we will have a non-uniform day and we encourage children to wear clothes that make them smile and feel happy. 

We've raised an amazing £142 already! If you would like to support this charity, our fundraising page is below.

We kicked the week off in preschool with 'Smiley sticks' and making smiley faces using objects around us. 

Find out more about S.A.L.V.E. International here:

Job vacancy for Full time, Mainscale, temporary Reception teacher (Maternity leave)

posted 23 Apr 2021, 02:13 by Heather Clark   [ updated 23 Apr 2021, 07:33 by Matthew Smith ]

Please see the attached job advert for a Full time, Mainscale, temporary Reception teacher to cover a Maternity leave.

Follow the link below which will take you to the DFE website where all the relevant forms can be downloaded.

Xander and his scooter raise over £500!

posted 7 Mar 2021, 09:16 by Richard Hanks   [ updated 7 Mar 2021, 09:17 ]

Xander from Dore Primary has been seriously busy during lockdown! He has scooted over 35.2 Miles. He has raised over £500 for Sheffield Hospitals Charity. He chose this charity because he wanted to help people affected by Covid.
He's scooted in all the weather conditions which means he has crashed a lot. But his resilence has kept him going!  So much so that he has even featured in the Sheffield Star!

You can see more pictures and videos and donate here: 

Great job Xander: we are very proud of you!

World Book Day 2021

posted 26 Feb 2021, 07:11 by Richard Hanks   [ updated 26 Feb 2021, 07:22 ]

Thursday 4th March 2021 is World Book Day. We hope you and your child are excited! Because it will be a little different this year, we have organised activities all through the week to share and enjoy books and reading as much as possible.

Extreme Reading Photo

What is the most interesting place your child can find to read? Check out this video of all the teachers in some extreme (and some not so extreme) locations. Please take a photo of your child in an unlikely reading position and send it into us to share!

Ready Steady Read

Hopefully you have already begun collecting sponsorship for Ready, Steady, Read or Ready, Steady, Listen (it is not too late, if you haven’t!). This is organised in conjunction with our local Usborne Organiser, Nicola Walters, to really enhance the books and resources in school. Attached is a Reading Log and some Reading Challenges to keep track of all the reading your child is doing. After the sponsored read, sponsorship money can be donated to school via Squid.


If your child (and anyone else at home!) would like to dress up as their favourite book character, that would be super. It will make the morning meeting really fun. But please do not feel under any pressure to source new costumes for this. Many great characters dress like normal children, for example: Horrid Henry, Matilda, Billionaire Boy, Tracey Beaker, Harry and his Bucketful of dinosaurs or Lola at the Library.

Performance Poetry Video

You may already have noticed an Assignment on your child’s Google Learning Classroom asking for some performance poetry. We’d love as many as possible to share as part of our World Book Day Assembly!

Assignments, Activities and Assemblies

Through the week of World Book Day there will be lots of special reading activity assignments including the assembly (hopefully including your extreme reading photos and performance poetry), live sessions with authors and poets and plenty more.

Thank you for supporting you child to get the most out of World Book Day and build a passion for books and reading. Remember, any reading is good reading: books, comics, magazines, newspapers, menus, websites, recipes whilst baking, poems, leaflets, instructions – anything with words!

We are all look forward to having a fantastic World Book Day we hope your family is too. If you have any questions please get in contact via your year group email address.

Thank you and happy reading,


posted 5 Jan 2021, 04:01 by Danielle Bell

Dear Parent/carer,

Please find the link below of a video from Mrs Glossop regarding our response to the Government’s announcement to school closures.

An email will follow shortly asking parents to complete the keyworker request form.

Kind Regards,

Dore Primary School

2020 Infant Nativity - Shine Star, Shine

posted 24 Dec 2020, 07:14 by

We may not have been able to mix year groups or have a live performance but we are not so easily defeated!

This year, classes filmed their contributions and the Year Twos, who traditionally narrate and act, used green screen techniques to breathe some magic into the final performance.

The children have been part of the process from the outset and have learned about scripts, acting, lighting, audio-recording, design, and of course the Christmas story. Perhaps most importantly they have seen the process play out, starting with a blank canvas and seeing how we shape it together into a final performance and celebrate the project as a team.  This of course culminates with the finished video.  Enjoy and Merry Christmas.

If it won't play reliably on the website then you can download or watch it on the Dore Primary Community Facebook page - even if you don't have a Facebook account.

The Nativity - Shine Star Shine.mp4

Shine Star, Shine is one of the excellent plays by Out of the Ark 

Thank you for the Shoeboxes!

posted 25 Nov 2020, 01:29 by Heather Wyatt

A huge thank you to everyone who has kindly donated a shoebox for the homeless this year, and a huge thank you to our DPA and Pete at Worrall Business Supplies for organising their delivery.

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