Congratulations to all of our year 6 children for completing their SATs this week. We are pleased to say that the children remained focused throughout each of their tests and displayed a very positive attitude each day. Each day started with a lovely al fresco breakfast of cereal and toast and has ended today with cake and hoodies! Many thanks to the PTFA for funding the full cost of these. The children were delighted to recieve them and will be able to wear them to school each day, if they wish.
During the month of May, all children in year 2 are required to complete national tests in reading and maths. We are not doing the optional grammar, punctuation and spelling test. For our school, these will take place next week from Tuesday to Friday. The children are familiar with doing this type of test and they are undertaken within the child's own classroom as part of a lesson. Further information can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-1-and-2-national-curriculum-tests-information-for-parents
Weds 24th – Fri 26th May
We are looking forward to celebrating Dunalley’s first Literature Festival in a few weeks when many exciting activities are planned.
We have a range of authors including Hannah Shaw, Andy Seed, Kate Townsend and John Rigby who will be running writing and creative workshops across the week. Hannah Shaw and Andy Seed will be signing copies of their books after school on Wednesday 25th, which will be available to buy.
A ‘bedtime stories and parental event’ will be held on Thursday 25th May from 6-6:45pm, where children can come and enjoy a bedtime story and snack – please wear your pyjamas if you wish! Whilst waiting for your child, parents can also enjoy refreshments in the hall and browse school reading materials and other book related resources. We are also hoping to launch our ‘School Book Wish List’, that evening, too.
A book fair, run by the very popular ‘The Yellow Lighted Book-shop', who have an amazing selection of books, will take place after school on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week.
A celebration assembly will take place on the Friday morning for all pupils to share their work completed as we celebrate reading and writing.
25 May 2023
6:00 AM to 6:45 PM
The clubs are now well underway for this term and the children are really engaging with their chosen activities.
Thank you to the staff who often volunteer their own time to facilitate these out of school clubs.
We have an exciting date for your diaries. 'Dunalley Colour Run' will take place at school, during the afternoon of Saturday 16th September.
The cost per family will be kept as low as possible to ensure everyone can take part and will include a t shirt and a cup of colour dye.
More details wil follow, but for now we just wanted you to save the date!
For the May/June half term, Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) is providing vouchers to eligible families who have signed up to our Holiday Free School Meals (FSM) scheme.
Applications for Holiday Free School Meal vouchers for the May/June half term are now open until midday 16 May. Voucher emails will be sent out on 22 May.
These vouchers are provided by GCC as part of our commitment to ‘no child goes hungry’.
The scheme is for children in reception to year 11 who receive benefits-related free school meals and attend a school in Gloucestershire.
Families who have signed up to the scheme or who are already registered will receive a total of £15 per child.
Parents who have signed up previously do not need to re-register - you will already have been included.
To ensure we reach all those who are eligible, we are encouraging parents that have not previously signed up, to sign up as soon as they can. If you have any updates to an existing application, please email childrens[email protected] so that your details can be updated.
For more information and to sign up, please visit our website - Holiday School Meal vouchers Gloucestershire free school meal page HERE
08 Jul 2023
Can you provide a cake for the cake sale? Please sign up on Edulink One under 'One Off Forms' HERE to add your donation. Please drop cake donations into school on Thursday 6th July.
Can you help on the day? Please sign up to volunteer HERE.
Raffle tickets can still be dropped into the school office this week and additional tickets are also available. Thank you to everyone that has already bought raffle tickets.
We hope to see you there. Dunalley PTFA.
From the PTFA's:
A reminder that this coming Saturday, we have the first collaborative Summer Festival (11am-3pm) between Pittville School, Dunalley, Holy Trinity & St Johns.
There has been a lot of hard work and organisation by the 4 schools, with representatives from either the PTA's, the staff or both, along with representatives from the Fairview Community Association and we are all very much looking forward to this Saturday! Our aim is to put on a fantastic community event whilst hopefully raising some money for the respective schools!
We are so lucky to be able to use the school field for this event and we have LOTS going on for all ages and we do hope that lots of our students and families will come along and support.
We have a climbing wall, archery, graffiti artist, Prestbury Phantoms (beat the Goalie), Cheltenham Town Wheelers (CTW) (bring your bike and have a go on the skills area!), skittle as well as food vans, tuck shop and the usual summer fayre type stalls for young and old!
We have dance groups coming to entertain as well as a choir and our very own DJ Sparky will be supporting us with some tunes!
A bar for over 18's as well as a dry bar for those that are not!
We look forward to seeing many of you there, entry is on foot, via the main school gate.
11 Jul 2023
1:30 PM to 3:15 PM