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Even more to share

posted 30 Mar 2020, 09:07 by Georgina Bradley

We have had even more photos since Friday morning so thought we would share some more! Remember, if you are looking for some activities to complete over the Easter break, scroll to Mrs Drazek's post further down the page for some ideas.












Well done!

Science Experiment Update

posted 30 Mar 2020, 04:20 by Matthew Smith

Here's what our experiment plants look like today:

The only one that's grown at all is the one that's been kept in a box and it's grown a lot!

Hope yours at home are growing well!

Hello from Miss Bradley

posted 27 Mar 2020, 10:10 by Georgina Bradley

To my wonderful Foundation Stage children... having been inspired by some of your creations, here is a photo of me, about to put my rainbow in my window for people to see! I hope it makes people smile like yours.

I wanted to say a huge well done to everyone for their first week of learning at home. It has been slightly strange and rather different to usual but I know you have all taken this change in your stride because you are BRILLIANT!

Every time I see a photo or read an email from you it makes me so happy so please keep them coming in - I can't believe the amount of learning you lot have been doing, it's fantastic.

I wish you all a lovely, restful Easter break. Have fun, stay safe and spread kindness :)

Love from Miss Bradley x

Update from Mr Smith

posted 27 Mar 2020, 09:49 by Matthew Smith

Hi everyone!  It's the end of the first week since school closed and what a strange one it has been.  I've been in school for a few days and at home for the rest and it's been bizzarre and sad not to see the children we teach and care so much about.  It's been great to see photos from everyone working on learning school has set or doing different activities with their families.

Here's me with my children Amelia and Reuben (yes Reuben decided today to wear his school uniform)!  They've found it ok this week but there have been ups and downs as I'm sure many of you have experienced too.

To the children I say: well done for being so reilient!  Whether it's been in school or at home, you are all coping so well with the huge changes in your lives and we're all very proud of you.  Keep being helpful at home and talk to your family if you feel sad or unsure about anything.  It's ok to find everything that's going on a little weird!  

Please keep in touch using  Stay safe and look after each other!

Best wishes to all
Mr Smith

Home Learning - Week 1

posted 27 Mar 2020, 03:28 by Georgina Bradley   [ updated 27 Mar 2020, 03:38 ]

Hi everyone!

A HUGE thank you to you for sending your photos in and sharing your news about home learning this week. We have LOVED seeing what you have been up to. Here is some of the fantastic learning that has been going on...

Please continue to send your pictures and messages to!



















Easter Holidays

posted 26 Mar 2020, 11:04 by Sarah Drazek   [ updated 26 Mar 2020, 11:05 ]

Hello everyone,

As we know, next week marks the start of the Easter Holidays (but not as we have ever known them before).  We appreciate that some of you will be finding your own ways of keeping your families happy and healthy and that others will appreciate a little more structure and guidance. With that in mind, we are providing some ideas for learning for the two weeks of the Easter Holidays. The whole school community (whether at home or in school) will have the same theme; by doing this we will be able to share and celebrate some of your creative endeavours on our new school Face Book page (Dore Primary Community Page- you will have received an email invite). Please, do not at all feel pressured in any way to see this as a check list or a requirement (no one is checking!). At this moment in time the best thing to do is whatever is best for your family.

 Easter Holidays Week 1     –    The Wind in the Willows (see A4 page)

-      Create a ‘Sunshine’ to display in your windows

 Easter Holidays Week 2    –    The Time we spring cleaned the world (see A4 page)

-      Create an ‘Easter’ picture to display in your windows

 Just a reminder of other key recommendations:

 Watch this space….. Mr Percy has some ideas to write/ produce a song.

Plant Experiment

posted 23 Mar 2020, 08:29 by Matthew Smith

Thought the children might like to see this!

These are the seeds we planted at the same time as the children's.  In order they are: no soil, no sun, no water. We'll continue to monitor how they are growing. 

We hope everyone is feeling well.  It's been a strange day without you all!  

Timetable for next week WC 23.3.20

posted 19 Mar 2020, 09:29 by Matthew Smith

Here's FS2's timetable for the week, there is an attachment below with the full document for the links.  This has also been emailed to the primary contacts for each child in FS2.

Outdoor learning - Butterflies

posted 6 Mar 2020, 07:37 by Lisa Wells

Understanding the world. Making observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur and talk about changes 

 To reinforce the children's learning  from their trip to the Butterfly House, and also their learning about caterpillars and life-cycles, this week in Outdoor learning we went on a butterfly hunt. The children had to seek out the different butterflies and match them to the pictures on their clipboards. They then used their phonic knowledge to write and read the butterflies names. This was quite tricky as some of the butterflies have long names. The children remembered to spot the difference between a Comma Butterfly, a Peacock and also a Painted lady. They were also able to find the Speckled Wood easily as they guessed it would be hiding in a wooded habitat.  The Peacock butterfly reminded us of the Peacock bird that we had seen on our trip and the Holly Blue was similar to the giant ones we'd seen fluttering in the Butterfly House. 
The children were also able to identify their favourite butterfly and say why. Mrs Well's favourite was the Green Hair Streak just because she loves its name .
See if your child can remember any of the butterflies names or what they look like .

Butterfly House

posted 4 Mar 2020, 02:56 by Matthew Smith

We had a lovely day at the Butterfly House yesterday.  We added a news item onto the main school news feed about it!

Please have a read here:

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