The children in Class 1 helped everyone to truly get in to the Christmas spirit with their lovely performance of The Alphabet Nativity. To the delight of their audiences, they performed songs and dances as they told the story of the birth of baby Jesus. Well done all the children and grown ups in Class 1.
Today we had a special assembly and a minute’s silence for remembrance. The children wrote on poppies for our display. The children in Class 4 have also been creating some remembrance themed art this week.
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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
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.
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.
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.
We 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.
Pupils 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!
To 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.