Wraparound Care Meeting 24.09.18

Many thanks to those of you who attended our wraparound care information evening; I know that several other parents wanted to attend and have expressed their eagerness for the breakfast and after school club to commence as soon as possible.

The presentation from the meeting can now be found here: Clubs Complete Presentation – Dovebank Primary School 24.09.18

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Marvellous Maths Day & Times Table Athon

Pupils took part in a special Marvellous Maths Day, to celebrate all the wonderful Maths learning taking place at Dove Bank and to promote a positive mathematical culture in school.

As well as undertaking a Time Table A Thon,  children spent the day exploring how Maths and Art can be integrated. There was some wonderful work being created, from robot coordinates and symmetry pictures to mystic roses and of course, lots of practical and exciting hands on learning.


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Growing Together Update

With the help of a very committed parent group, pupils have been preparing the polytunnel and our veg trug area during Friday afternoon sessions.

So far pupils have had great fun planting the living wall with edible flowers, sowing  seeds for lettuce, rocket, kale, spring onions and radishes, planting the herb garden and getting ready for early Autumn by planting celery, sweet peas, beetroot, marrows and butternut squash.


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Hi 5 Tournament

We are very proud of our High 5 squad. Whilst we didn’t win our group in the netball tournament, we came second and scored lots of goals, so there was plenty to celebrate.

The children showed a great deal of determination and team spirit and their conduct was outstanding. Thanks to Mrs Shaw who trained the team.

Thanks also to staff who have been running various sports clubs this term – Hi-5, tennis and athletics.


Benches – Thank You

Cadeby PicWe are exceptionally grateful to the team at Cadeby Homes for their very generous donation to the school.

We were looking to purchase new outdoor seating to further enhance our school grounds, and without hesitation, Cadeby Homes agreed to help fund the scheme.

Without their support, we couldn’t possibly have managed to have completed the project so quickly. Huge thanks to them.


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Clip N Climb

1Pupils who have consistently demonstrated a flair for sport throughout the academic year were treated to a special Dove Bank Dynamos session at Clip N Climb in Derby.

They had a fantastic time challenging themselves, as they scaled a number of ‘walls’ and obstacles.

The Leap of Faith proved particularly popular!

The circus comes to town

DSCN9828To enhance their creative curriculum topic ‘All the Fun of the Fair’, pupils in Classes 3 and 4 had a wonderful Inspiration Day hosted by a circus group, with ‘tight-rope’ walking, diablo and plate spinning amongst the assortment of skills learnt! It was a super day of fun and excitement.


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Twycross Zoo Visit

IMG_0978Sunny weather, fantastic animals and a packed lunch – what more could you want?

Class 1 and 2 had a wonderful time at Twycross Zoo, with their excellent behaviour being commented on by visitors. Well done!


Archery Taster Day

To enhance the KS1 ‘Knight’s Tale’ topic, pupils across the whole school were treated to a fun archery taster day, jam packed with archery themed activities. Thanks to ‘Darren from Robin Arrows’ for leading this event.


Dove Bank Dynamos session

Thank you to Mrs Good for leading a Dove Bank Dynamos session for our budding actors. Pupils had a wonderful afternoon creating improvised pieces based on the Lion King. They made their own props and choreographed their very own ‘Circle of Life’.


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