- School Council - ‘Big Disco Skip’
- School Uniform Reminder
- Year 1 Trip - Clevedon Beach
- Forest School at Dunalley Nursery and Pre-school
- IMPORTANT - Lates Cancellation
- Summer Fete - July 15th 3pm - 5pm
- School Council meeting 14th June 2022 - Minutes of the meeting
- Support over the summer holidays from the Children and Families hub
- Twitter - Showcasing our school with daily tweets
- Holiday Camp at Dunalley - Atlas
Uniform change transition period
Until 1 January 2023, children may continue to wear clothing that was previously part of the Dunalley school uniform. This includes yellow polo shirts, shirt/tie, dark grey trousers and shorts, brown dresses and skirts, house coloured logoed PE shirts. We do not recommend further purchases of any of the items – the transition period is to allow families to gradually replace these existing items. Children in Year 3 to Year 6 may continue to wear black jogging bottoms, leggings or PE shorts to school every day during the transition period.
See full uniform details HERE.
Congratulations to all of our athletics team who participated in the Cotswold Shield event last Friday. Competition, like the heat, was intense as we competed against 11 other schools from across the Cheltenham area. Trying to gain a place in the finals for each event was the aim, as the children ran in individual sprints and baton relay team events. A great showing from our relay teams saw 7 out of 8 teams securing finals places (fortunately no relay batons were dropped as well as 5 placings in individual sprint finals. Well done, to our relay teams - y3 boys, 1st place and y6 boys in 3rd place. Well done to Suraaiyah who was 3rd in the y5 girls individual sprint. Our team was completed by 3 long distance runners and field event competitors in standing long jump and throwing. Well done to Wilber who gained 3rd place in standing long jump. The children showed great teamwork developed over a few weeks of practise after school and at lunchtimes, their enthusiasm and effort was great to see and enabled good progress to be made by all. Thanks to all the parents and teachers who came to support on the night. Special thanks to Mr Clough for volunteering his time each week to help with training.
Thank you to the families who came along to our second Forest School session with their children. The sun shone and there was lots of laughter while playing the game 1,2,3 Where are you (hide and seek). The children loved showing their parents our Forest School site.
Our families absolutely loved the whole experience, saying:
"I just wanted to write to say thank you for Forest School - I can't tell you how much we are enjoying it! My daughter Kezi is always really excited to go and is really enjoying all of the different activities. I am also really enjoying meeting other parents - I actually didn't realise how much I would appreciate just chatting to other parents, especially after the isolation of lockdown.
Sue is a natural as a Forest School leader, she makes us all feel so welcome, is relaxed but in control, which obviously comes of years of experience. She provides a good variety of activities which we can explore at our own pace and the tea and cake is really appreciated too! It's always a struggle trying to get Kezi to leave at the end of the session!"
As well as NO LATES facility on Friday 15th July due to the Fete, there will be
NO LATES on Thursday 21st July which is our last day of term.
We hope that by announcing this now it will provide adequate time for families to make alternative arrangements.
We are busy getting things planned for our first Summer Fete in a few years. Alongside our own stalls (with your donations) if you know of anyone who would like to rent a table from us to sell their homemade crafts please ask them to contact [email protected].
We are delighted to announce that Cody Crew will be dancing at the fete at 4.15pm, thank you to them for offering the entertainment.
We are also fortunate to have the Yellow Book Company coming along with their fabulous collection of books for sale. They were here recently at our Book Fair and the feedback from families was that they wanted them to come back; value for money and quality books.
Our Year 6 children are currently writing persuasive letters to supermarkets asking for donations of items for our BBQ. The BBQ will be run by our catering company, AiP, with all proceeds coming to school.
We will also have a table offering a book swap, bring any books you have finished with and we will set up a table where you can grab a new one.
We are now ready to start taking donations for our fete.
- Outdoor Plants
- Bottles for our Bottle Tombola
- Homemade Cakes can be donated on the day please. These will be sold, and proceeds will go to school.
All donations should be taken to the school office, thank you in advance.
Lates will not be running on the 15th July due to the summer Fete.
- The feedback from class votes about a chosen charity to support this term – British Red Cross
- Gave out travel survey for councillors to do with each class starting next week. Results will be provided to Mr Price at the end of the week
- Explained about the Big disco school skip as fund raiser. To start in the first week of health week 27th June to 1st July – held as a class
Children Skip each day to a song and families donate funds to our chosen charity (British Red Cross)
- Make posters to go up around school. One will be chosen to go on next week's newsletter.
Goal with money raised thermometer to go on IWB in reception entrance for children and parents to see money raised as the week goes on.
Councillors to be in charge of bringing their class donation envelope to the office each day.
Office team to count the money raised each day Mon-Thurs (27th-30thJune) so amount can be added each day to the thermometer.
School councillors to count Friday’s money on the following Monday 4th July so they can add the final total to the board.
The Holiday Activity and Food Programme (HAF and HAP)
The HAF programme will be returning from 1 to 27 August covering 4 weeks of the summer holidays to provide families with enriching activities and nutritious food for families who receive benefits -related free school meals.
Our extended Holiday Activities Programme (HAP) offer will also be returning so that all families in Gloucestershire will have the chance to participate in the holiday fun.
To stay up to date on news, families can subscribe to our HAF newsletter by clicking the link below:
For more information, visit our website at www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/haf
Holiday Food Boxes
Holiday Food boxes will be available across Gloucestershire for the month of August.
Eligibility for the Holiday Food Boxes requires your children to receive benefits-related free school meals.
Household Support Fund
On 30 September 2021, the Government announced that a new Household Support Fund (HSF) would be available to Local Authorities to support those most in need during the winter, which has now been extended until 30 September 2022. The Government has provided funding to Gloucestershire County Council to support people who are struggling to:
- buy food
- pay energy and water bills
- cover other essential costs linked to energy and water and wider essentials (including sanitary products, warm clothing, soap, blankets, boiler service or repair, purchase of equipment including fridges, freezers, and ovens)
The application form for the Housing Support Fund can be found on the Gloucestershire County Council website here: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/gloucestershire-welfare-support-scheme/local-support-grant-find-out-more-and-apply/
The Household Support Fund is available until 30 September 2022.
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It’s just 4 weeks to go until Atlas Camps will be running their award-winning holiday clubs at Dunalley Primary school this Summer with a selection of places still available to book!
Rating Outstanding by Ofsted, Atlas Camps specialise in multi-activity clubs for children ages 4-14. With a focus on fun, activities on offer span everything from arts and crafts, to sport and active play, all in a safe, enjoyable environment designed to cater for all.
- Ofsted rated ‘outstanding’
- Childcare vouchers accepted from a variety of providers
- Early drop-off/ late pick-up options
- Sibling discount available
For further information, please watch this video
Head to the Atlas Camps website at www.atlascamps.co.uk to book.