Pre-School Spring 1 Week 3 Chinese New Year

This week we are exploring the celebration of Chinese or Lunar New Year. We have learned the story about the animals racing across the river to set the order of the animals for the years. We learned that this year is the year of the rabbit. We have been learning how people celebrate Chinese New […]

Y6 – D.T – Testing the strength of different shapes

In D.T this half term, Year 6 pupils will be constructing a prototype mountain shelter which must be able to resist strong compression forces applied from above (simulating heavy snowfall or an avalanche). To inform the design process, pupils experimented with different shapes, constructing these out of paper and then considering ways to reinforce each […]

UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award – Gold!

We are delighted to be able to share with you the news that we have been successfully reaccredited for the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award at Gold level. The children and staff have worked hard to demonstrate how children’s rights are at the heart of everything we do at Dore. Well done everyone! We also […]

Pre-School Spring 1 Week 2- January Story

This week we have been continuing thinking about the months and seasons and the weather. As it’s been quite a wet week, we’ve been designing our own wellies. We’ve been having lots of fun in our new sandpit and enjoyed jumping in the muddy puddles. Enjoying the rain on their bikes and the sandpit The […]

FS2 – Walk in Dore Village

We had a slightly soggy but enjoyable morning being Geographers and having an explore of our local surroundings and visiting Dore Village to look and landuse and see what types of services were available there. We were impressed with how well the children behaved on the walk and how much they listened and observed about […]

Y4 Bread Baking

To finish our ‘Food for Thought’ learning journey, Y4 baked bread! We thought about some of the changes of state taking place in the process – including the reaction of yeast, the mixing of water and flour, and how butter can be made from shaking whipping cream (for a long time). Viki Garbett from twiddlefood […]

Pre-School Spring 1 Week 1- January Story

Happy New Year! The children have settled straight back into Pre-School and have been enjoying exploring indoors and outdoors. They were keen to talk about their holidays and what they had got for Christmas. Quite a few children told us they had been on holiday to the seaside! We have been talking about our wishes […]

Y3 Visit to Dore Church and The Village Greens Grocers

To celebrate the end of term and the Christmas season Year 3 visited Dore Church and The Village Greens Grocers. The trip also helped use with out Religious Education question ‘Has Christmas lost its true meaning?’ The Church look fabulously decorated ready for Christmas and the children enjoyed finding out about these Christian traditions. We […]