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Forest Schools - Lopping and Lashing

posted by Oliver Mills

Y6M ventured outdoors today under the guidance of Mr France to hone their lopping and lashing skills. After sharing a safety Tool Talk with their groups, children began lopping suitable deadwood from the school grounds. 

With a plentiful supply of wood secured, the children used square lashes to join sections of wood together before decorating them with wool; children worked collaboratively with others and showed great creativity. We had a range of creations, from miniature wigwams to dreamcatchers. 

Mr France is wending his way through the school sharing his expertise with the children one class at a time so do not worry if your class has not had a visit as of yet - your  time will come!

Spellings Autumn 2 Week 3

posted 16 Nov 2018, 04:32 by Oliver Mills

Thank you to all the children and families who helped make this year's Children in Need such a success!

Spellings for next week can be found below. These will be handed out on Monday as usual and tested on 23/11/18.

Autumn 2 Week 2 - Spellings

posted 9 Nov 2018, 09:04 by Oliver Mills

A new week means one thing and one thing only: a new set of spellings. 

These are attached below for convenience and will be handed out on Monday as usual. Spellings will be tested on Thursday 15th so as not to clash with Children In Need.

Cannon Hall

posted 9 Nov 2018, 09:01 by Oliver Mills

This week Year 6 were evacuated to Cannon Hall as a final farewell to our World War 2 topic. Our wonderful hosts helped the children experience what life would have been like for young people during the war. Children made do and mended by darning holey socks, used up their butter rations making carrot biscuits, learnt how to stay safe in the blackout and how to send messages using Morse code before relaxing with some old-fashioned children's games. 

A big thank you to all the parents who helped out and helped make the trips such a success.

Autumn 2 Week 1 Spellings

posted 5 Nov 2018, 08:52 by Oliver Mills

Welcome back!

We hope you all had a lovely half-term. Please find attached below spellings for this week; these will be tested on Friday (9.11.18).

Cannon Hall Trips

posted 4 Nov 2018, 01:38 by Oliver Mills

Hello, we hope you are all having a lovely half-term break. 

Just a quick reminder that Cannon Hall Trips are taking place this week (particularly pertinent for 6M as we are going on the first day back!). On your trip day, ensure to arrive at school by 8:20am to be registered for an 8:30am departure and remember to come dressed as an evacuee!

Monday 5th - 6M Trip to Cannon Hall
Tuesday 6th - 6G Trip to Cannon Hall
Wednesday 7th - 6P Trip to Cannon Hall 

Half-term homework project

posted 25 Oct 2018, 08:41 by Oliver Mills

Please find attached a planning sheet to help you begin to organise your ideas.

Remembrance Day

posted 25 Oct 2018, 08:22 by Oliver Mills

Year 6 concluded their World War 2 topic by learning about Remembrance Day. The children learnt about the Unknown Soldier then visited our local warm memorial. Using the Commonwealth War Graves website, children discovered more about the men and women for our area who lost their lives during World War 2. 

Children also produced watercolours of poppies which will form part of a wider school display for Remembrance Day.

Gender Equality in Sport

posted 23 Oct 2018, 07:43 by Kathryn Davis   [ updated 23 Oct 2018, 07:47 ]

We have been thinking about our gender and if there is gender equality in sport. We had a really interesting P4C, discussing the question 'Do you think men and women should be on a team together? Why?' We linked it in to the Rights of the Child:
Article 2 - The Convention applies to every child, without discrimination, whatever their gender. 
Article 31 - The right to play.

We created posters to promote gender equality, with some lovely messages to encourage people to do any sport that they wish, regardless of any gender stereotypes that exist. 


Girls Football Team - Concord Leisure Centre 18.10.18

posted 19 Oct 2018, 04:42 by Oliver Mills   [ updated 19 Oct 2018, 04:47 ]

This week we would like to celebrate the girls football team, consisting of seven Year 6 girls and one year 5, who were fantastic in the recent tournament. 

The girls were a credit to Dore Primary School in they way in which they conducted themselves; competing fiercely on the pitch and demonstrating great attitudes and sportsmanship throughout. Their effort was rewarded with a 2nd place finish (out of 16 teams) of which they should be very proud. Thanks again to parents for arranging transport and supporting the team!  

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