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Pre-School Spring 2 Week 3

We have been learning about Holi, the Hindu festival of colour. We had great fun throwing powder paints at a sheet and generally getting messy with paints, exploring what happened when we added water to it. We also painted rangoli patterns and danced with streamers. We’ve been learning about 2D shapes. Playing in the snow […]

Pre-School Fairtrade

As it’s Fairtrade Fortnight, on Monday we learned about where our food comes from and what it means if it is Fairtrade. We looked at the logo and explored the journey of a banana. We went in the hall and made the journey of a banana. The children were banana trees, chopped down, transported, put […]

Spring 2 Week 2

This week the children began to look for signs of early Spring and loved celebrating their books on World Book day. Early signs of Spring World Book day It was lovely for the children to share their books with an adult, and they enjoyed using tools to help them design characters from potatoes . In […]

PJ day for Sheffield Children’s Hospital

Thank you to everyone who took part in our PJ day before half term and donated money to Sheffield Children’s Hospital. The children had a great day in their PJs and we raised an amazing £1,220! This money will go towards building helipad on the roof of the hospital and be of great benefit to […]

Pre-School Spring 2 Week 1 – Signs of Spring

We started our week by looking outside for signs of Spring. We had a walk up to the wildlife garden and found crocuses, snowdrops and daffodils. We read ‘It starts with a seed’ and talked about how plants grow. Inspired by the book the children have also planted some seeds and thinking about the life […]

Spring 1 Week 6

This week the children have listened to the story of the Bears Winter house . They learnt how the bear used sticks and moss to make a cosy house for him to sleep in all winter . The children made their own winter dens. The drag the old christmas down from the caretaker driveway and […]

Pre-School Spring 1 Week 5 -10 on the sled

This week we have read the lovely story of 10 on a sled. The children loved counting all of the animals as they fell off the sled. We went in the hall and made our own sledge and snowy hills to slide down. They enjoyed moving like the different animals and practising their throwing and […]

Pre-School Spring 1 Week 4 – RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

This week we are learning all about our garden birds and looking out for them in the school grounds. We went into the hall and used the apparatus as branches, trees and nests. We’ve been using the binoculars to see if we could spot any birds. We saw lots of magpies and pigeons! We’ve also […]

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 […]

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 […]