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

Talent Identification

posted by Richard Hanks

On Monday, Mr Hanks and Mr Hall took a group of Y3, 4 and 5 children to Ponds Forge to take part in a sports assessment afternoon. These children had been identified by their teachers as showing an all round set of abilities in PE lessons and their results on Monday backed this up.

The children took each activity seriously, wanted to give it their best, but they understood they were only competing with themselves and not each other. So whilst there was some healthy rivallry the children really supported each other on each task.

First we met Sophie Cox, who has twice been to the Olympics as a judo player. She shared her experiences of a top-class athlete and really inspired the children before leading them through some Judo drills.

Then we went trough a series of speed and agility trials using the same equipment as professional sports men and women.
  • Accelleration and agility
  • Reaction time
  • Grip
  • Core flexability
  • Leg power
  • Ball control
  • Agility
We await the hi-tech results, but perhaps there was a future Olympian with us on Monday?

Soccer Aid for Unicef

posted 15 Jun 2018, 09:29 by Julie Davison

We have been busy around school today having a go at the Soccer Aid for Unicef Playground Challenge where we designed our own obstacle course ready to kick, bounce or carry a football around - great fun!  We enjoyed wearing our favourite sports kits, all for a £1 donation.

We also spent some time learning about how our efforts today may help and raise money for other children around the world. By taking part, we can help Unicef provide life-saving food and vaccines, as well as life-changing education.

Thank you everyone for all of your £1 donations. We will let you know our grand total very soon!


Writing Club

posted 15 May 2018, 23:56 by Richard Hanks

Following two successful taster sessions Writing Club is offering a series of six sessions in the next half term, on Thursdays 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th June and 5th, 12th July. 

Writing Club gives children the opportunity to experiment with writing in a supportive and creative atmosphere with the guidance of an experienced, trained (and DBS-checked) writing facilitator outside of the demands of the National Curriculum. 

That’s me! I’m Rosie Carnall and I’ve got over twenty years’ experience of working with children and young people in schools and elsewhere. I’ve got an MA in Creative Writing and I’m also a freelance Creative Facilitator with Grimm & Co, an Arts Council National Portfolio organisation in Rotherham. 

The sessions will run in the school library from 3.20pm – 4.20pm. Children can then be collected from main reception at 4.25pm (or drop off at Kids Club can be arranged).

The cost will be £36 for the half term, which is payable in advance. Unfortunately we cannot arrange refunds for missed sessions.  You can pay by cash or a cheque (payable to R Carnall) to the school office in an envelope marked Writing Club.
Please complete and return the permission slip with your payment to the school office.

07739 504720

Celebrating Writing in FS and KS1

posted 4 May 2018, 08:54 by Georgina Bradley

We were blown away with the children's tremendous efforts in their writing this week.

Y2 have been working on some exciting news report writing. Y1 have been working on the use of speech bubbles, just like you'd find in a real story book. Finally, FS2 have been writing thank you letters to Whirlow Farm after their visit last week along with some amazing retells of The Little Red Hen. Take a look...









Writing Club is coming to Dore Primary!

posted 29 Apr 2018, 08:24 by Richard Hanks

On Thursdays after school (3.10 - 4.10) starting on 7th June 2018.

We are also offering two taster sessions on 3rd May and 10th May.

Sign up at the school office for taster sessions.

Cost: £6 per child per session

Gymnastics Competition 2018

posted 25 Apr 2018, 23:26 by Richard Hanks   [ updated 26 Apr 2018, 12:45 ]

60 children auditioned to be part of the KS2 Gymnastics Team. 20 children were successful and selected to represent the school and compete in the Sheffield Schools Key Steps Gymnastics Competition at Ponds Forge. The children spent many hours learning an individual floor routine and also the vault which they had to perform. 

We had excellent results:
  • Y3/4 Foundation 4th out of  22
  • Y3/4 Advance 8th out of 16
  • Y5/6 Advanced Team 1   9th out of 19
  • Y5/6 Advanced Team 2  13th out of 19
Thank you to all the children involved for their hard work and commitment to the Gymnastics Team.

Check out the video:

Citizenship Award Winners - Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018

posted 15 Apr 2018, 06:55 by Richard France   [ updated 15 Apr 2018, 07:19 ]

The children in the photos below have been awarded our prestigious Citizenship Awards for the Autumn and Spring terms this year.  Teachers and other adults in school nominated these children for the awards for embodying the school values of resilience, resourcefulness, creativity and kindness.  Well done all of you!


World Book Day 2018

posted 11 Mar 2018, 13:26 by Richard Hanks   [ updated 11 Mar 2018, 13:32 ]

The (slightly delayed) 2018 World Book Day was a fantastic day of sharing stories and building relationships. A handful of the activities that took place today include:
  • Parents reading together
  • Children reading to with different classes
  • Stories in assembly
  • Drama from the Y6s
The Juniors guess the book characters

The Y6s performance of Oliver Twist

Brilliant infant audience

Juniors dance a reading themed routine

Lego Robotics Engineers Innovative idea

posted 8 Mar 2018, 09:18 by Alex Percy   [ updated 12 Mar 2018, 07:02 by Matthew Smith ]

This year's invention is all about how humans use water and the invention is a way to produce clean water without chemicals or heat energy.  The team are very excited to have been nominated for the Global Innovation Award!  

Vac Tap Presentation Video

Fairtrade Fortnight - KS2 Tuck Shop

posted 4 Mar 2018, 05:39 by Julie Davison   [ updated 4 Mar 2018, 05:48 ]

Our 2017 Fairtrade Tuck Shop 

This term as a ‘Fairtrade School’ we will be celebrating the Fairtrade Fortnight’s theme of ‘Come on in to Fairtrade’ by

encouraging our children to choose a Fairtrade break. During the fortnight the children will be thinking about how sometimes choosing a Fairtrade option in their break can make a difference for farmers in some of the poorest countries around the world.

To promote this our Fairtrade Team will be running a Fairtrade Tuck Shop from Wednesday to Friday (7th- 9thth March) this week. A selection of healthy Fairtrade snacks, fruit and homebakes will be available for sale during our morning breaks. These will all be under 50p if your child would like to purchase these during our short ‘Fairtrade team’ promotion.

Thanks for your support,


The Fairtrade Team

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