New parent information 2024/25

 

 

We are delighted that you and your child are joining Dovedale Primary School this coming September.  On behalf of the Staff, Governors, children and parents, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you and your family to our school community.  We hope that the information shared at the meetings on 12th/13th June (see slides from the meeting below), your individual packs (documents that are in your child's book bag are also available at the bottom of this page), along with this page will answer many of the questions you have about your child starting school with us in September.  

 

Transition

If your child attends a nursery or a childminder, we have been talking to the settings to find out about your child and their learning journey. We also use the information you share on the google form (sent via email) to find out more about your child; things they particularly enjoy, find difficult and the support they may need when starting school. It is really important that you share as much information as possible to support the transition. The google form will also ask you to upload a photograph of your child and a family photograph, indicate if your child will be having a school meal or packed lunch, if you are happy for staff to provide intimate care in the event of an accident, and if you consent to local walks around our school so it is very important than all families complete the google form.  The deadline for completion is Friday 5th July 2024. 

At the bottom of the page, along with the documents you received at the meetings, you will find some transition booklets which may be useful to read to your child in preparation for September. 

 

Other useful contact details and information can be found below:

admin@dovedaleprimary.co.uk

SEND@dovedaleprimary.co.uk and webpage

pastoralteam@dovedaleprimary.co.uk and webpage

 

 

First Week of School

Your child's first day of school is Tuesday 3rd September 2024.  In your packs you will be given information about the start time for your child.  They will either attend in the morning or the afternoon on the first two days.  On Thursday and Friday, all children will attend at the same time. 

 

Morning group

Tuesday 3rd September

8.40am until 11am

Wednesday 4th September

8.40am until 11am

Thursday 5th September

8.40am until 12.30pm (lunch included)

Friday 6th September

8.40am – 3.10pm (wearing P.E kit and trainers)

 

 

Afternoon group

Tuesday 3rd September

1.00pm until 3:00am

Wednesday 4th September

1.00pm until 3:00am

Thursday 5th September

8.40am until 12.30pm (lunch included)

Friday 6th September

8.40am – 3.10pm (wearing P.E kit and trainers)

 

 

Term Dates

Below are the dates for the academic year 2024-2025. We are unable to authorise holidays during term time, any parents taking holidays will be subject to a fixed penalty notice.


Autumn Term 2024
Term – Tuesday 3rd September – Thursday 19th December
Half Term - Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November

INSET days (school closed) – Monday 2nd September and Friday 20th December


Spring Term 2025
Term – Tuesday 7th January – Friday 4th April
Half Term – Monday 17th February – Friday 21st February

INSET days (school closed) – Monday 6th January
Easter break – Monday 7th April – Monday 21st April inclusive


Summer Term 2025
Term - Tuesday 22nd April – Friday 18th July
School Closed
Monday 5th May – Bank Holiday
Half Term – Monday 26th May – Friday 30th May


INSET Days (school closed) - Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd July 

 

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At the beginning of the year you will be invited to sign up to Class Dojo at no cost and link to your child's class using the QR code on your class door. Here you will be able to see your child's learning in action and receive news/updates throughout the year. 

 

EYFS YEAR GROUP PAGE

DOVEDALE CURRICULUM PAGE

For further information about our year group and curriculum please visit these pages on our website.  

 

We look forward to welcoming you all to Dovedale in September!

 

Mrs Dee Newby 

Assistant Head for Early Years 

 

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