This week Mrs Samways and Mrs Byrne visited an award winning OPAL school. It was a lovely morning networking with other OPAL Leads hearing about different experinces and activities the schools provide for their children at lunch times. Everyone shared ideas and Mrs Samways and Mrs Byrne have brought some back to Dunalley.
We hope to enhance our OPAL provision over the next few weeks, starting with a water wall and are now looking for donations of:
- Old sheets/duvet covers
- Hose pipes (odd bits will be fine)
- Painting rollers and paint brushes
Having seen the award winning school, it was very clear that we are doing very well ourselves.
We have had some fabulous fun at lunchtimes this week:
Thank you to Mrs Shipley, (mum of Hadley year 3) we now have a boat to put next to our sand area, however Mrs Byrne is looking for a friendly, willing volunteer with roof bars and an estate car to collect it for us from Slimbridge Wetlands Centre.
If you are able to help please email [email protected]
We delighted to announce that Phil Duroe-Richards joined our office team this week.
Phil has been appointed as School Buisness and Finance Administrator and is already making a postive impact on our school procedures and is even taking over the gardening club for the next couple of weeks whilst Mark, our Caretaker is on annual leave.
Thank you Mr Due-Richards and welcome to the team.
You may or may not know that Phil is also a parent of Joseph in our nursery and pre-school setting and Bradley in Reception.
Nursery and Pre-school have had a great week back after their break. We heard lots about their jubilee celebrations and trips away. Our first Forest School session this term was a warm one, with the children going on a leaf hunt, doing some leaf rubbings and enjoying some games with the parachute in the sun!
Welcome ‘Tea Party’ – Friday 24th June at 2pm
This event is for our new families due to start school in September. You can bring the children along too.
It will provide you with an opportunity to meet with our early years team and school leaders, we will also share practical information about starting school and discuss the ways in which we can work together to make the experience as positive as possible for your children. It will be a good opportunity to ask any questions about the transition to school.
AiP, our catering provider will be at hand to offer a taster session of the lunches provided for the children.
Stay and Play sessions
In addition to the welcome tea party, we would like to invite you and your child into school to enjoy ‘stay and play sessions’ with the EYFS teachers.
Dates for these sessions will be July 1st and July 15th from 2pm – 2.45pm on our front field.
We very much look forward to seeing our families at these events.
Our Summer Fete will take place on Friday July the 15th from 3pm - 5pm.
We are hoping to have a few stalls and would welcome donations of:
- Outdoor Plants
- Homemade Cakes (Not before the 15th July though please).
We will update you each week with further information about our Summer Fete.
We are delighted that sports day will return to Dunalley Primary School after the last couple of years.
Please pop the following dates into your diaries:
Monday 27th June 1.30pm -3.00pm for KS2
Tuesday 28th June 1.30pm - 3.00pm for Reception and KS1.
On Tuesday 12th July, the children in Year 6 will enjoy a movie and pizza evening as part of our leavers' celebrations. During the school day, the children will be preparing their pizza dough and planning their pizza toppings. Rather than going home at the normal time, the children will be invited to stay in school until 6pm.
This will give them time to enjoy one another's company, a film and our wonderful outside space as well as their own delicious pizzas.
They are welcome to wear home clothes on this day.
Year 6 families are invited to attend a leavers assembly on Wednesday 20th July at 2pm, after which any younger children can be collected.
We would really like to know if you are able to help us at school.
It may be that the company you work for offers matched funding or corporate responsibility initiatives. You may work or have contacts in supermarkets or charity shops willing to donate items to school. If you work in the building trade you would be a great help, don't worry, we won't call on you all the time, but every now and then we may need a little help or advice.