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Excellence and Enjoyment 2012-2013

We strongly encourage our pupils to pursue a range of interests at school and to develop an understanding of the wider world both local and global.  Dore is keen to extend the education we offer beyond the classroom, seeking wider partnerships to extend our knowledge, understanding and global citizenship responsibilities. We offer numerous extra activities at lunch times, after school, educational visits and visitors and residential trips for pupils to participate in.  Read about these and our annual focus events such as Send My Friend to School, Children in Need, Anti-bullying week and many more. See below the News button for Special events and the News archives from previous years of Excellence and Achievement.

Gold Travel Award

posted 9 Aug 2013, 08:30 by Lynnette Glossop   [ updated 9 Aug 2013, 08:30 by Richard Hanks ]

In July 2013 2 school ambassadors were able to collect the Gold Travel Award for the 3rd year running with our score topping the highest ever points.  Points are awarded linked to the School Travel Plan and are scored against the many road safety initiatives provided by Sheffield, our own road safety curriculum work, Dore Primary initiatives and special campaigning.  The awards ceremony was a great opportunity to explain some of our recent road difficulties to Jackie Drayton, SCC Cabinet Minister for Education and John Bann SCC Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking.  We also raised awareness about our 20 is Plenty campaign.  I am very pleased to announce that John Bann listened very seriously and is now guiding and supporting the school as together we improve safety for our children.

Citizenship Award July 2013

posted 9 Aug 2013, 01:03 by Lynnette Glossop   [ updated 9 Aug 2013, 01:06 by Richard Hanks ]

Here are our very worthy Citizenship Award winners for the Summer Term 2013. CONGRATULATIONS to all these pupils who have shown excellent citizenship and personal skills upholding our school Values and Mottos whilst giving great contribution to class and school life.

The Wizard of Oz!

posted 22 Jul 2013, 08:48 by Andrew Goodwin   [ updated 22 Jul 2013, 08:48 by Richard Hanks ]

Here are the pictures from our end of year production - the Wizard of Oz!  If you managed to see the show, I'm sure you'll agree what a great success it was.  The actors, singers and technicians did a fantastic job and really pulled together in a great example of 'Team Dore'.  Big thanks to Mrs Warburton for masterminding everything, and also to anyone else involved.  Looking forward to next years concert already!























Wileman Cup Final 2013

posted 22 Jul 2013, 08:14 by Richard France   [ updated 22 Jul 2013, 08:14 by Richard Hanks ]

Today's Wileman Cup Final between Devonshire Rovers and Cavendish Athletic was one of the closest finals in recent years.  Both teams played attractive football, and in a very sporting way.  The crowd was huge, with the whole school watching.  We even managed a visit from three dignitaries - Mrs Hopkinson, Mr Wileman and the Queen (although she had to go at half time to check on the birth of her great-grandchild!).  Devonshire edged the match 2-1.

RNLI visit Y2

posted 22 Jul 2013, 02:09 by   [ updated 22 Jul 2013, 02:12 by Richard Hanks ]

Year 2 recently hosted a coffee morning for parents and carers, where we sold the cakes we had made to raise funds for the RNLI who came to give us a very interesting talk the following week. The coffee morning was also another opportunity for parents to admire our fantastic writing on Sheffield Steel City.

Year 2 Summer Trip to The Deep

posted 22 Jul 2013, 02:01 by   [ updated 22 Jul 2013, 02:01 by Richard Hanks ]

Our Year 2 classes went to visit The Deep in Hull on Thursday 11th July. We had a wonderful time discovering all sorts of different sea creatures. The clear favourite was the sawfish (not swordfish) whose nose was indeed in the shape of a saw. We saw rays, poisonous blue frogs, the ever popular clown fish, jelly fish, sharks, eels. All sorts of different creatures. We also had a little classroom time learning about sealife habitats and how to tell if a crab can swim. Ask one of our year 2 children for the answer! One of the highlights (apart from the shop) was watching the divers feed the fish. They have to wear metal mesh gloves to protect their fingers from over-enthusiastic creatures. We enjoyed watching the cheeky sharks come round for another go at the food.
The children were fantastic ambassadors for our school all behaving well and showing great interest.



Y5 Netball Club - Friendly match

posted 19 Jul 2013, 08:29 by Julie Davison   [ updated 21 Jul 2013, 08:57 by Richard Hanks ]

On Wednesday 10th July the Netball teams played their first friendly matches with visiting Nook Lane Junior School. Every member of our club was involved and played extremely well after only a few weeks practice. Well done to all of the Year5s involved!

Y3 go to Austerfield

posted 17 Jul 2013, 08:16 by Kathryn Davis   [ updated 19 Jul 2013, 07:48 by Richard Hanks ]

Y3 had a very enjoyable residential to Austerfield Study Centre. The children spent 2 days learning about rocks and soils, going on nature walks, orienteering, problem solving and stargazing.




Y5 Go to town!

posted 10 Jul 2013, 09:39 by Sian Granville   [ updated 10 Jul 2013, 09:39 by Richard Hanks ]

Today, the whole of the Y5 year group went into the centre of Sheffield as part of our work on Sheffield's centenary of steel celebrations and linked with our Out and About topic. We walked up the Moor, looking at the history of the buildings, across to the Millennium Gallery to visit the exhibitions about the history of steel and Sheffield plate, then down to the Showroom cinema to watch two films. They were part of the Sheffield Children's Film festival, one was an animation about a world without steel and the other was about two children who stop spies stealing the secret of a new type of steel alloy. After that we walked back up to Tudor Square to eat our lunch next to the Crucible and Lyceum theatres and looked at the Central library. Next was a short walk to the Anglican cathedral where we had a great tour, learning about the huge amount of building work being done there as well as a little about its history.
As usual, the behaviour of all the children was wonderful, their enthusiasm and interest in the city in which  they live was great to see. But of course, we were only able to run this trip because parents gave up their time to help out - well done ladies you were also brilliant and we are VERY grateful for your help! Huge thanks from Mrs Smith and Mrs Granville.

Emil and the Detectives

posted 5 Jul 2013, 21:42 by Lynnette Glossop   [ updated 5 Jul 2013, 21:42 by Richard Hanks ]

Our Sing Up choir this term has been working with Nick Cox our animateur towards another massed school choir event of Emil and the Detectives.  This culminated in a brilliant performance of this brand new children's opera at Firth Court last night.  It was another stunning occasion where our children could contribute to professional music performance and soak up the atmosphere and energy of such high calibre performance in a stunning venue.  They also had GREAT fun!  The next enagagement for Sing Up is the openeing ceremony of the Student Games at the Arena in September.

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