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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 Oldham

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 Alex Percy

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.

World Children's Day

posted 23 Nov 2020, 02:39 by Kathryn Davis

20th November is World Children's Day and all across the world, people celebrate how wonderful children are. We thought about children's rights and which rights we felt were the most important to us. There was some debate about whether the right to healthcare, food and water was more important then the right to education. An interesting discussion given the current pandemic. The children were reminded of the ABCDE of rights - rights are for All, from Birth, Cannot be taken away, Do not have to be earned and all rights are Equal.


For prospective parents

posted 16 Nov 2020, 12:29 by Matthew Smith

Please watch our virtual tour video with introductions to our Senior Leadership Team and some of our children!

Welcome to Dore 2020-21.mp4

Sheffield Homeless Shoebox Appeal

posted 11 Nov 2020, 08:38 by Heather Wyatt

Sheffield Shoebox Appeal - Home | Facebook
In these difficult and uncertain times, school is keen to support Sheffield Homeless Shoebox Appeal again this year, and it would be wonderful if you were able to help us! 
For information and ideas on what to and what not to include please refer to the project's website:

As boxes this year will need to be quarantined, the deadline for them being in school is close of business (4pm) Monday 23rd November 2020. Please leave any completed boxes in the school porch and let the office staff know that you have
done so. Thank you so much!

Keep All My Friends Learning campaign

posted 11 Nov 2020, 06:33 by Kathryn Davis

This year, we joined the Send my Friend to School campaign which should have been all about the Climate Crisis. A very important issue, but being in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, a new campaign was launched to highlight the importance of children's right to an education. At Dore, we thought about lockdown and what being at home was like for us. Then we thought about children all over the world who have been in a similar situation, but whose home lives are very different. We learned about children in Colombia with no Internet access for online learning and children in refugee camps in Uganda, where schools were completely closed for 7 months. We've been thinking about the importance of education for everyone and we have written messages to our local MP, Olivia Blake, to ask her to work with the government to support all countries in this. Here are some of our messages:

Goodbye Apple Fairy...see you in the Spring

posted 2 Oct 2020, 05:05 by Georgina Bradley

Well, what another fantastic week we've had at Pre-School. This week, we have received messages from the apple fairy herself! First of all she brought us a basket full of apples which we had to find. Inside each one she hid a special star, which we all enjoyed for snack. 

Apple hunt

We decided to have a go at stewing the apples, after the apple fairy told us how much she loved apple crumble...

Stewing apples and making a crumble

As a thank you to the fairy, we made her some presents, including necklaces and bunting.

Necklace threading and leaf bunting:

In her final letter to us, she told us just how important bees and wasps are in helping apples grow. She left us some pine cones to make our own.

Making bees and wasps:
Finally, we have had plenty of outdoor fun, including kite making on a very windy day!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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