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Year 6 Leavers Sleepover: A mostly silent night

posted 8 Jul 2018, 23:53 by Oliver Mills

Having had the weekend to catch up on missed sleep we can now reflect on the brilliant Year 6 sleepover. Firstly, thank you to parents for steadfastly ignoring our request to let the children put up their tents unassisted - definitely a good call!

Once camp was erected, children foraged for kindling and lit fires on which to toast marshmallows and starburst. Pupils then had time to enjoy the outdoor space before camp games - a furiously contested game of Capture the Flag and, as darkness was setting, a game of Hide and Seek. 

Before turning in for the night, children sat round the campfire and shared some touching reflections about their time at Dore Primary School. Most children stayed slept in their tents, however some (and Mr Fletcher) enjoyed a night sleeping under the stars. 

Thank you again to parents for sorting out tents and helping before and after; also thank you to Year 6s for making it such a lovely evening!

Spellings Summer 2 Week 6

posted 8 Jul 2018, 23:43 by Oliver Mills

With great fanfare comes the final set of spellings for Year 6!

These will be handed out Monday and are attached below for convenience.

Spellings Summer 2 Week 5

posted 29 Jun 2018, 08:26 by Oliver Mills

Another week heralds a new set of spellings. These will be handed out on Monday as usual and are attached below as well. Note that the test this week will be on the Thursday instead of the usual Friday slot as the Year 6 children will largely be at King Ecgbert School for transition day on the 6th of July. 

Willow Weaving

posted 29 Jun 2018, 08:17 by Oliver Mills

Today Year 6 were visited by Chirstine Burdin from ArtRoom to embark upon an outdoor art installation. With our school's focus on outdoor learning in mind, this felt like an ideal way for our Year 6s to commemorate their time at Dore Primary School by enriching the outdoor environment that we are so fortunate to enjoy at this school.

Christine began by giving the children some background on the qualities of willow wood and the historical roots of willow weaving before demonstrating the techniques we would need to complete the project. All pupils showed great focus and resilience in learning and applying a new skill.

Stratford Residential 2018

posted 26 Jun 2018, 08:51 by Oliver Mills

An action-packed few days provided a breadth of experiences for our Year 6s: learning about the history and manufacture of chocolate at Cadbury World; exploring the horrors of Elizabethan Stratford on Mr Fletcher's ghost walk; visiting Shakespeare's birthplace; boating on the River Avon; discovering all manner of creatures at the UK's largest butterfly farm and taking a trip back to medieval England at Warwick Castle. 

The children were eager to get involved in every activity and behaved themselves impeccably throughout the trip - a wonderful time was had by all. 

Spellings Summer 2 Week 4

posted 24 Jun 2018, 23:48 by Oliver Mills

Well done to all of Year 6 for their vital contribution at Sports Day last Friday. Their support and encouragement helped make the experience even more special for our younger pupils and helped ensure a great day for all.

This week's spellings can be found below.

Spellings Summer 2 Week 3

posted 18 Jun 2018, 04:12 by Oliver Mills

Firstly, well done to all of Year 6 whose behaviour and attitude towards learning was a joy to behold during our Stratford trip (more details and pictures to follow). 

This week's spellings are attached. Contrary to the information given on the sheet, spellings will be tested on Thursday the 21st of June as Friday is Sports Day. 

Stratford Residetial - Day 1

posted 13 Jun 2018, 14:11 by Oliver Mills

Year 6 have enjoyed a lovely first day on our residential trip. We have explored the history of chocolate (linking to our previous topic of Aztecs) at Cadbury World, settled in to our fabulous accommodation at the YHA and learnt about the sometimes grizzly history of Stratford upon Avon on Mr Fletcher's walking tour.

No photos unfortunately as the wifi is down at the hostel!

Spellings Summer 2 Week 2

posted 8 Jun 2018, 08:16 by Oliver Mills

There are no spellings this week as we will be away on the Stratford Residential trip! 

Attached below is the suggested Kit List in case anyone is stocking up on supplies over the weekend. 


posted 8 Jun 2018, 08:05 by Oliver Mills

This week, Year 6 have been writing biographies of people of inspire them. Children excelled at writing in a formal style, typical of such a text, using passive verbs and subject-specific language to convey an air of authority.

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