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A brilliant busy week here at Dovedale Primary school.


Today we had a fantastic career's fair attended by our year 6 pupils and also by year 6 pupils from Sawley Juniors and Shardlow Primary school. Thank you to all the parents and friends who volunteered their time to show the children a wide range of professions-some that the children had never even heard of!

Also a big thank you to Miss Aldis for organising this.


Thursday a group of year 5 pupils attended a primary team maths event between ourselves, Shardlow Primary and St Lawrence's and I am delighted to say that we won. Well done team!


Also on Thursday our Mental Health Champions held an assembly to talk to the school about mental health well being. These representatives will be organising events and training over the next academic year and ensuring our children are able to talk freely and openly about their own mental health and sensitively about the mental health of others. Thank you to Mrs Gunnell for guiding them through this.


Today our Governors were in school for a day visit. First they attended Lexia training which was very well received. We are now part of the  Lexia partnership. They also attended the careers fair ( Mr Cole Baker was also doing a presentation), conducted pupil voice interviews and spent time in classes. We are very fortunate to have Governors who are so engaged and invested in the day to day school life in the interest of our children.


Monday was Daddy's/grandfather afternoon in EYFS. This was really well attended and enjoyed by all.


On Tuesday, 15 children attended a special author event at Shardlow school and Wednesday saw the year 5 children visit the Yorkshire Sculpture park. 


Catch up on these activities on our Twitter page.


Tomorrow is of course the Long Eaton Carnival - I have my spotty dog costume ready! See you there!


Next week

Next week there will be some new faces around school as we welcome in some work experience pupils.

Monday the Early Years are on their trip to Manor park farm and year 1 and 2 go to the Tropical butterfly farm on Tuesday.

Tuesday is the eyfs new parent evening at 3.30.

There is a quiz at the Harrington arms on Tuesday in aid of the school so get your quiz teams ready!

On Wednesday year 6s are on a transition day to Wilsthorpe or Friesland and it is also Mrs Ganguly's class assembly.

Thursday is class change round day with a visit from our new Reception children with the year 6s at Friesland, Wilsthorpe or The Long Eaton School.

Friday Year 6 transition at The long Eaton School.