It was an absolute pleasure to welcome so many families into school this week. Teachers enjoyed launching the new academic year with you.
Please do not hesitate if get in touch if you would like further information or advice - we are eager to work together to ensure that your children thrive.
Please follow the links below to find out more about what your child(ren) will be learning this term.
We are pleased to let you know that we have already scheduled key events for this academic year (family meetings, summer sports events etc.). We'd like to give you as much notice as possible as we know that many of you are juggling work and home commitments.
Our admin team are currently working hard to add everything to our school calendar. This can be accessed via our school website and EduLink.
We will let you know when everything is posted and live - we aim for this to be early next week.
We shared some autumn term times/dates with you last term - they were posted in our end of year newsletter - Dunalley Primary School eNewsletter (schoolzineplus.co.uk).
Please check that you haven't missed anything.
In addition to the dates previously listed, year 2 families are also invited into school at the following times:
- Thursday 28th September at 1.30pm for Tudor house making
- Thursday 9th November at 1.15pm for sewing poppies.
Year 1 families - Monday 2nd October
Year 2 families - Tuesday 3rd October
Year 3 families - Wednesday 4th October
Year 4 families - Friday 6th October
Families were sent a message via Edulink One on Wednesday with booking and paying instructions.
Many thanks to those of you who have offered to support us as volunteers - we are currently looking at opportunities across the school.
We certainly need parent helpers for reading for both KS1 and KS2. Guidance and training will be given to everyone who joins the team.
If this is something which interests you please complete our volunteer form:
Thank you to everyone who was able to donate pre-loved uniform and coats - we are putting everything to good use.
We now have a good stock and do not require any more items at this time (our storage facilities are limited). If you have items of uniform which other families may appreciate, please share them on Facebook (our Dunalley page) or via your WhatsApp groups.
Please contact Phoebe or Sam (our Family Support Workers) if your child(ren) are in need of a winter coat as we have a few available - you are most welcome to pop in and see them.
Nursery and Pre-school have had a great week. Our focus book has been Each Peach, Pear, Plum and the children have been 'noticing' different things in the illustrations. We started our Balanceability sessions and our Forest School sessions this week, with M saying the best bit about Forest School was the swing and the hot chocolate!
As part of Move More's parent-paid provision, they are running a Saturday morning learn to cycle classes for children aged 3–7 years at All Saint Academy.
These are blocks of 6 lessons that run every Saturday during autumn / spring and summer terms.
The next block starts on the 23rd September for reception, year 1, 2 and 3 children.
Please refer to the leaflet in the link belowfor further information.
Due to low numbers we have decided to postpone the colour run until the summer term. This should enable more people to be involved and really make a day of it.
If you would like a refund of the £3 donation you have made please email [email protected].
Alternatively, we are happy to keep hold of it until the event takes place in the summer term.
We are really pleased to share the PTFA 100 Club with you and a fantastic opportunity to support the school on a regular basis, with the potential to win a prize every month! If we are able to fill the board then the school would gain an extra £4800 a year to suppor the children in so many ways. Please dont miss out on the number you would like. Attached is the filer which show how to get involved, all the green squares are taken but there are still so many left. GOOD LUCK