A busy week here at Dovedale Primary school and lots to update on.
The new classroom has been planning approved (again!) and we should see installment around 25th March. This means it may be ready for occupation after the Easter holidays.
The new outside gazebo/classroom provided by funds from the PTA is due for installation on the 1st April so lots of outside learning to be had here.
On the 11th April we will have our annual Easter bonnet parade. A letter with details about this will come out shortly.
On the 21st March it is World Down's Syndrome day and we would ask children to wear odd socks on this day in recognition of this.
I was made aware that there was some concern being expressed on Facebook that we had banned football. This of course is not the case. On some occasions the midday supervisors may need to stop football being played due to our playground flooding problem but these are rare occasions. As a school we value our physical activity as demonstrated by our achieving our Gold mark sport's award. As a school we invest fully in the importance of a healthy lifestyle and our midday supervisors have recently received further training on helping to motivate children over the lunch break. Our staffing ratio is high and we do not have any problems supporting our children during the lunch break-so rest assured we have not banned football!
Thursday was World book day which was celebrated in style with lots of lovely costumes and cosy Pjs-for the staff as well as the children. Book fair was very busy too-remember it's on till the 13th. Remember to check the twitter page for pictures of this.
Miss Norton and Miss Martin won the lower school attendance for the last half term and are busy planning their party! Mr McCarthy's class was the winner for the upper school and will choose their prize shortly.
Thursday 14th is the PTA meeting at school this time at 6.30. Everyone is welcome.
Friday 15th is Red nose day and Art gallery day.