For New Parents

For parents of children who are due to start school in September 2020-21

We would like to warmly welcome prospective parents and carers to visit Dore Primary School in November 2019, ahead of admissions applications for the 2020-21 year. There will be two dates on offer for prospective parents to sign up to:

Tuesday 26th November, 1:30-3pm
Thursday 28th November, 5:00-6:30pm

Parents and carers are invited to join us in our Infant hall where they will be greeted by children and staff, including members of our Senior Leadership Team, to learn more about what we offer here at Dore Primary School. There will then be an opportunity to visit classrooms, browse children's work (and see children, if visiting during the daytime) and speak further with staff.

If you would like to attend one of these sessions, please sign up by emailing:
bookings@dore.sheffield.sch.uk stating your name(s) and date you would like to attend.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Transition Visits Summer 2019

Transition visits for the 2019-20 cohort have now finished. We look forward to seeing you again soon in September! If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us via the school office.


Starting School September 2019


When new children start our school in FS2 we very much enjoy visiting you and your child at home during the first 2 weeks of term. We find this is a very positive start to your child’s education and know that it is a much anticipated and talked about event. Home visits are optional, but provide you with quality 1-1 time with school staff with an opportunity to ask questions and tell them all about your child and their interests. Home visits will be carried out during the afternoons of the first two weeks of term. To enable us to do this, children will attend for mornings only during this time. More information about the home visits will be provided at the information evening.



Past experience confirms that our gradual introduction process to school allows your child to ‘find their feet’ and to build up stamina to fully engage in all the new experiences and new relationships. Although some children already attend nursery full time, we tend to find that even these children find these first two weeks tiring and parents have reported the positive impact of having half days to fully prepare them for the rest of the term.


 

There will be a staggered entry over the first four mornings 4th, 5th, 6th and 9th September (details to follow at the information evening, or posted if you are unable to attend) to enable your child to have a personalised 1-1 greeting and time with their new teacher. Again, past experience has shown that this is a gentle way of introducing your child into the class, enabling that all important 1-1 greeting and recognition of your child’s special, first day of school.


 

Children will attend full-time from Monday 16th September, 2019.  We encourage you to give your child the experience of lunchtime in school on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th (1:20 p.m. pick up) before starting full time.



Monday 2nd September

Tuesday 3rd September

Wednesday 4th September

Thursday 5th September

Friday 6th September

INSET DAY

No children in school

INSET DAY

No children in school

Staggered starts.

 

11:50am pick up.

Staggered starts.

 

11:50am pick up.

Staggered starts.

 

11:50am pick up.

Monday 9th  September

Tuesday 10th September

Wednesday 11th September

Thursday 12th September

Friday 13th  September

Staggered starts.

11:50am pick up.

 

11:50am pick up.

 

11:50am pick up.

All children stay for lunch.

1:20pm pick up.

All children stay for lunch.

1:20pm pick up.

Monday 16th September.

All children begin full time (8:35am-3:10pm)


School Uniform


School uniform can be ordered direct through ‘School Trends Online’. Currently we would not advise parents to buy from market stalls or a company that is advertising our school uniform online, other than the one signposted by school. Buying school uniform from School Trends also contributes a little towards school funds as we get 5% of any sale.  (Details about our dress policy can be found on our website and a

link to School Trends under the ‘Parent Information, Uniform’ tab). More information about what your child will need will be given during the information evening.





Other information
Dore Primary School also uses an online payment system for trips and residentials.  We do not accept cash in daily systems. More information will be given when your child starts school.
 
We very much welcome the involvement of our parents both in the education of the children and within school life.  We 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.
 

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Richard Hanks,
19 Apr 2012, 02:26
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29 Sep 2017, 00:45
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