- Celebrating our exceptional learners
- Reception Classes visit the Library
- NEU Strike - Thursday 3rd March
- Term Dates 2023 - 2024
- Nursery & Pre-school - Their week
- Cheltenham schools coming together to support their wider community
- Year 2 - Learning about India
- Year 4 Homework
- Headlice & Worms
- Family / Teacher Meetings
- Vacancy for a Cleaner
- Weights & Measures Rec & Yr6 2023
- Save the Date - 25th March
- World Book Day
Reception classes have been lucky enough to visit Cheltenham library this week. They all enjoyed storytime and each child was able to choose a book to bring back to school. Those children who didn’t already have library cards also signed up to become members. The children were wonderful Dunalley ambassadors, showed our school values and a real passion for reading and books.
Please be aware that the National Education Union (NEU) have another strike planned for our region on Thursday 3rd March. We do not yet know how this will impact on our school. Whilst we will do our best to keep the school fully open to all children, please be aware that it could lead to a partial school closure. Please re read the following letter for more information.
Year 2 are currently learning about India during their geography lessons so on Thursday the whole school benefitted from a change of menu for a special Indian themed lunch. Thank you to our catering team for the very tasty food and fabulous decorations that were put up in the hall.
If your child has long hair, please make sure that it is tied up when they are at school. Doing so makes sure that it doesn't get in the way when they are playing and learning. Bunches and plaits also slow down the spread of nits.
Please be aware that we have headlice circulating in school.
Please check your child(ren) on at least a weekly basis and treat if required.
The NHS have some useful information about treatment and prevention which you can find HERE.
When at the chemist buying headlice treatment it is always worth asking the pharmacist about the NHS Minor Ailment Scheme, as you may be able to access the treatment for free.
Please follow the guidance form the NHS (link below) as we do have a few cases of worms in school.
28 Feb 2023
3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Online and In-Person Family / Teacher Meetings.
Tuesday meetings will be In-Person at school. Wednesday meetings will be held online.
We are very pleased to announce that each video call can involve up to 2 parents/guardians at different locations. One parent needs to make the booking and then click the 'Invite Parent/Guardian' button, then enter the email address of the other parent/guardian to send an invite that grants access to the call. The additional parent then clicks the link in the email to join the appointments.
Bookings are now open:
Please log into https://dunalley.schoolcloud.co.uk/ to book your meeting(s).
We are recruiting for a cleaner at Dunalley, someone who would like to make a difference and join our fabulous team of support staff.
We offer excellent benefits including free and comprehensive training and membership of the local government pension scheme.
Working at Dunalley school is very rewarding, whichever role you have.
Please refer to our website for further details and how to apply.
20 Mar 2023 - 21 Mar 2023
Dear Parent or Carer,
Screening Vision and Measuring height and weight of children
Each year in England, school children in Reception and Year 6 have their height and weight checked at school as part of the National Child Measurement Programme. Height and weight measurements are used to calculate weight status. We collect this information because it is in the public interest to understand how many children are overweight, healthy weight or underweight. Your child’s class will take part in this year’s programme.
The checks are carried out by trained Health and Wellbeing Assistants who are part of the School Nursing Service. Children are measured fully clothed, except for their coats and shoes, in a private space away from other pupils. The results will not be visible to your child.
Withdrawing your child from the Programme
If you are happy for your child to have their vision screen and to be weighed and measured, and you are happy for your phone number to be shared with BeeZee Bodies you do not need to do anything.
If you do not want your child to take part in NCMP or Vision screen, please let us know by completing the online form here.
Alternatively please phone 0300 421 8225 within 2 weeks leaving a message clearly stating your child’s name, date of birth, address and the school they currently attend and whether you would like to opt your child out of NCMP or Vision screen.
If your child is already under professional care for their vision, it is important that you notify us using the online form or on the above number to prevent unnecessary referrals.
Children will not be made to take part on the day if they do not want to.
We are having a 'Stay and Play' for Pippin's 4th birthday on Saturday March the 25th fom 10.30- 12.30pm.
Further details will follow soon, but we wanted you to be able to get the date in your diary as soon as possible.
To celebrate World Book Day March 2nd 2023, we would like to invite all children and adults to dress up as their favourite book character and bring along the associated book. The outfits can be as simple or as ornate as people desire. If you are lacking inspiration, have a quick Google online as there are lots of ideas out there. Many outfits can be simply made with items you may already have in the house.
We will be undertaking lots of reading activities on the day!