For New Parents

Welcome and Information Evening for New Parents

A welcome evening will be held on Thursday 29th June 2017 at 6:30pm for any parent whose child will be starting school in September 2017.  This will be held in the school hall and will be a chance for you to meet staff, governors, DPA members, after school care providers and extra curricular club facilitators. Taylor Shaw will also be there to provide tasters for our fabulous, healthy school dinners! Following this, we will talk you through an information pack containing:

Start days and times
What to expect in the first two weeks
A 'typical' day in FS2
Home visits

The meeting will close with an opportunity to ask further questions and visit the FS2 base. 

We strongly recommend that you attend the meeting to feel fully prepared for your child to start school, however, if you are unable to attend the meeting we will ensure that information packs are sent to you in the post.

We look forward to meeting you!

'Open Base' Friday 7th July 2017 9:30-11:15 am
We would like to welcome all new parents and children to visit our FS2 base during the morning of Friday 7th July. This will be an informal session where you can feel free to 'drop in' between 9:30-11:30 and explore the classroom with your child. It's a great opportunity to see your child in their new setting, meet other parents and ask any further questions. During this time our current FS2 cohort will be exploring their new Y1 classes so you will have the base all to yourself! 

Transition Visits
If your child currently attends either First Steps Nursery or Kingswood Day Nursery, transition visits will be in place for late June. These nursery providers bring children in groups to visit and explore our setting in the lead up to September. If your child does not attend a nursery setting, has a child minder, or attends a nursery further afield, and you would also like these additional transition visits, please contact the school office to arrange a time when your child can visit us. 

The information pack provided during the welcome evening on Thursday 29th June 2017 (or via post) will inform you of your child's class teacher. There will be an opportunity for all children to come together and meet their fellow classmates on:

Miss Bradley's new class - Tuesday 11th July 1:30 -2:30pm
Mr Smith's new class - Wednesday 12th July 1:30 - 2:30pm

If you would like your child to join us, please arrive at the school office no earlier than 1:20pm to sign your child in. This is an opportunity for your child to be with their new classmates so we politely ask that once your child is settled, to leave the classroom and return for a prompt 2:30pm pick up.

What do I need to bring on my child's first day?
Please send your child to school with a school bag (this can be a bag of your choice such as a rucksack or the blue school bag which can be ordered online through Tesco) and a clearly labelled water bottle. Please ensure all uniform is clearly labelled.
If you are a parent whose child will be starting in our Foundation 2/Reception year in September we hope that you will gain helpful insight into our school and what we can offer by browsing the website, see our Pre-school links page for more advice, especially the information about Primary School Admissions in Sheffield from Sheffield Council.

Other information

Dore Primary School also uses a ParentPay online system for school dinners, trips and residentials.  We do not accept cash in daily systems. You can now order school uniform directly through Tesco Online.
We very much welcome the involvement of our parents both in the education of the children and within school life.  Every year we operate a School Change Team of staff, governors and parents (and pupils on the Dore Democrats school council); any parent is welcome to join the SCT in September. We also very much value our Parent Volunteers - see the Getting Involved page.
The Sheffield Parents' Assembly brings together mothers, fathers and carers from across the city to be part of decision making around services for children, young people and families.

See below for some helpful information about speaking and listening and other skills that you can begin to develop and practise at home prior to your child starting at school.
Richard Hanks,
19 Apr 2012, 02:26
Richard Hanks,
19 Apr 2012, 02:27
Richard Hanks,
14 May 2012, 02:32
Christine Davis,
29 Sep 2017, 00:45
Richard Hanks,
3 Apr 2012, 06:23
Richard Hanks,
3 Apr 2012, 06:23