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Friday update

Happy Friday all,


I hope you have all had a good week. We have had a lovely week here at Dovedale.


This week we have talked to the children about aiming high and being aspirational for themselves-there is nothing they can't do if they aim really high for their future adults! We have also had an internet safety assembly today. Please remember to regularly check in on your child's internet searches and make sure you've set parental controls so you know exactly what they can access.

The link below helps you to know how to do this.


Under the THRIVE tab Miss Martin has added some THRIVE activities to support mental health and well being. Do check them out.


We are asking the children who usually come through the side gate ( Not the bin gate) in a morning to line up on the grass so that we can get them in by year group.

This is to stop the stampede that we seem to be getting with all the children rushing through the gate at once. The children will line up in their year groups then once we open the gate at 8.50 we will take them in one line at a time.


If you collect your child from the main playground at the end of the day can we ask that you leave the playground promptly. The gates need to be locked by 3.25 to secure the space for WRAP club. Children should not be playing on the equipment as it is difficult for the adults to monitor the children who should be there and may cause a safeguarding issue. Thank you for you support with this. If you need to speak with the teacher and the gates are locked exit through the school main office.


As we know several families have experienced a change in circumstances due to Covid 19. If your income has changed and you are on benefits please remember to check to see if you are eligible for free school meals at

Even if your child is currently receiving the infant free school meals ( also known as universal free school meals) you should still apply as there can be other advantages to this.

If any families find they are struggling please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to support you.


A reminder that we break up for half term next Friday - children in school and Monday 1st November is an INSET day so the children are not in school - staff are doing first aid training on this day.


Don't forget to check out our Twitter feed.


Have a lovely weekend