Each year group also gives news in its Learning Journey under Year Groups.

Y1s and Y45s Team up to explore space!

posted 12 Dec 2017, 03:49 by Richard Hanks   [ updated 12 Dec 2017, 09:01 by Lisa Wells ]

Yesterday, some of the Y45s and the Y1s team up to share their learning. Both year groups had been learning about the solar system and presenting their findings in different ways, for example:
  • Reports
  • Instructions
  • Videos
  • Music
  • Art
  • Discussion and P4C
It was super for all the children to learn from each other and share their expertise. We all learned something new!


Sheffield Homeless Shoebox Appeal

posted 8 Dec 2017, 03:48 by Heather Wyatt

We would just like to say an enormous THANK YOU to everybody who made a shoebox this year. We had so many in, and it will make such a difference to people on the streets this Christmas. Also, a huge thank you to our wonderful DPA for organising the transport of all of our shoeboxes to the drop off point!

Volunteer Librarian Role

posted 8 Dec 2017, 03:19 by Richard Hanks

Volunteer Librarian Role - Tuesday and/or Thursday afternoons 1 – 3pm

Would you like to help support children when they visit the Dore Primary School Junior Library?

We would like to make better use of our well-stocked library, encouraging children to read and share books and we need some help!

From January 2018, each class in the juniors (Year 3 to Year 6) would like to be able to send small groups to the library to:
  • Return books
  • Choose new ones
  • Register their choices on our simple library system
  • Discuss and share their reading
It would be the Librarian’s role to support the children with this and help keep the library organised.

It is a rewarding position and would really help children make the most of their time in school.
Please let the school office know if and when you could help out.

Pop in and see Mr Hanks if you want to discuss the opportunity further.

Many thanks,

Richard Hanks

Kindness Week

posted 6 Dec 2017, 06:55 by Heather Wyatt

To emphasize one of our very important values, and to focus on anti-bullying, we had a very successful week celebrating kindness across the school. Each class learned about kindness in a different way. Have a look at some of the wonderful learning that took place!

Also of interest might be this wonderful Kindness calendar!

Children in Need 2017 - Final Total

posted 24 Nov 2017, 04:16 by Richard Hanks

We are so pleased to help that DPS's Children in Need fundraising has generated a huge total of:


It is a huge amount of money for very worthy causes, so that you to all that contributed.

Children In Need Spotacular 2017

posted 17 Nov 2017, 05:04 by Richard Hanks   [ updated 17 Nov 2017, 07:53 ]

As always, the effort and enthusiasm of Dore Primary School's support for Children in Need has been outstanding. Raffle tickets have been purchased, buns have been consumed, names of teddy's have been guessed and sandwiches have been thrown (don't ask!). But children have shown their teamwork and positivity despite the large amount of sugar that was consumed.

The fantastic members of the DPA who counted all the cash really had their work cut out. At lunchtime after the money from the raffle, KS2 stalls and KS1 bun sale has been counted our total stands at, a whopping:

Thanks to all the children, parents and staff who made it such a fun day and helped to raise such an astonishing amount to help others. 

Enjoy your buns and have a great weekend!

Over £500 raised for the drought in East Africa!

posted 13 Nov 2017, 03:02 by Kathryn Davis

Thank you to everyone who brought in pennies and other spare change to help fill the bottles. As a school we have raised an amazing £528.30 for Action Aid. Over 16 million people are facing food shortages caused by drought and conflict in East Africa and this money will go towards helping to feed them.

Year 5 Hotshots Basketball - Champions

posted 7 Nov 2017, 06:36 by Richard Hanks

Last year Mr Smith started coaching a group of Y4s they competed in the Y4 Hotshots Basketball competition and didn't win many games! The team stuck with it, kept practicing, worked together, got family to help and generally showed enormous resilience and commitment. Their dedication has paid of because Mr Hanks and Mr Smith are thrilled to report they are now:

Hotshot Champions!

They won out against all the other teams in the competition, getting better and better throughout. Thanks to all those who have supported the team and well done guys!

Year 4s are recruiting for a new team now!

Cross-Country Meet 2

posted 19 Oct 2017, 01:21 by Richard France

Fabulous cross country meet  on Saturday at Parkwood Springs.
We had 5 first time runners who all competed brilliantly, with one runner returning for her second cross country race of this season. All ran amazingly well and finished with smiles on their faces. It is one of the hardest courses of the season, so we were all very impressed with the running we saw especially the very strong sprint finishes from everyone! Our most experienced runner ran in the first race of the season and although couldn't be there this week, she will be returning for the next race.

Well done Dore Primary Cross Country Team.

Anyone who would like to compete in future events can find the dates in this link:


Gymnastics Display at Dore Show 2017

posted 9 Oct 2017, 23:53 by Richard Hanks   [ updated 10 Oct 2017, 09:09 by Andrea Atkinson ]

On Saturday 9th September 12 pupils performed a Gymnastics Display at The 'Dore Show'. 

All the girls did not have much time to perfect their routines as the show was the first week back after the summer holidays. The day of the show it rained throughout the day but then the sun appeared for a short time so we quickly got the gymnastic mats out for the display. Everyone performed a fantastic routine. 

We had lots of positive comments from the public throughout the afternoon so well done girls.

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