Platinum Jubilee



The children thoroughly enjoyed our Platinum Jubilee Day at Dove Bank. It was a great day of celebration for the Queen’s 70th year on the throne.  

Thank you to parents and carers – the staff were amazed by all the children’s ‘Through the Decades’ themed outfits. Prizes were given for the best dressed but it was so difficult to judge. Everyone looked fantastic.

Each class performed their decade song in the assembly brilliantly! Well done children.

We had lots of fun outside on the field playing old fashioned games, and the winner of the ‘Guess Who?’ quiz will be announced soon.

A special thank you to the PTA for the bookmarks that each child received to commemorate the special occasion. I’m sure they will be treasured.   

British Science Week at Dove Bank!

This year, the theme for British Science Week was GROWTH.

Each year group spent time learning outside in the school grounds, doing fun, hands-on Science activities linking to their current topic.

The children loved it! Here are some photos of what we did…

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An Olympic Well Done!

A huge thank you to all those adults and children who have been collecting and saving the athlete stickers from Aldi.

In doing this, we have also learnt a little bit about the next Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.

We are proud to say that we have FILLED the sticker grid! Well done everyone!

We will now be sending it off  to be entered into the prize draw (£20,000 for sports equipment!). Fingers crossed, we win.

Harvest Festival

Hello everyone,

It’s that time of year again! On Friday 18th October, we will be welcoming Reverend Baker back to Dove Bank to hold our annual assembly to celebrate the Harvest.

We will be taking food donations  to support Newcastle Staffs Foodbank, which unfortunately is currently experiencing food shortages.

We kindly ask that you only donate non-perishable items (that are still unopened, sealed in their original packaging and in date!)

This could include items such as: tins, packets and cartons. For a full list, please refer to the letter that was handed out to parents last week. If you need a new copy, please just ask at the office.

We are very grateful for your donations and continued support here at the school.

Many thanks!


Year 5 Bikeability

On Friday 5th July, Year 5 children have the opportunity to take part in a Bikeability (level 1) course free of charge during school time. 

The children will be taught basic cycle skills including, bike safety checks, starting and stopping under control, manoeuvring, signalling and using gears all within the safe environment of the school playground.

To take part, your child needs to return the consent form no later than Wednesday 19th June. 

They will require a working bike and a helmet. NOTE: It is our policy here at Dove Bank that children cannot ride a bike unless wearing a cycle helmet. Without this, the child will not be able to take part. 

Dove Bank’s Romeo and Juliet Sharing Event



On Friday 21st June, in the afternoon, we are hosting a sharing event at Dove Bank to show parents etc. all of the wonderful work we have done around Romeo and Juliet in school. 

You will be taken on a guided tour around school to watch each class perform a different part of the play.

Projects such as art work and writing will be displayed for you to peruse at your leisure. Also, we will provide refreshments!

Tickets are available for the two time slots, please return your letters as soon as possible as they are on a first come, first serve basis (and there are limited numbers).

We do hope you can make it! We can’t wait to show you the work that we are so proud of. 



Yesterday, Year 5 performed part of the play, Romeo and Juliet and the New Vic theatre with four other RSC associate schools. The day was a huge success!

I would like to congratulate all those who took part on their FANTASTIC performance. We are so proud of you all. You represented Dove Bank really well and wowed us with your drama skills! A HUGE well done and thank you!

(Photos to follow soon!)

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar at Springhead

KS2 thoroughly enjoyed watching the RSC’s First Encounters production of Shakespeare’s, Julius Caesar at Springhead Primary School. The children’s behaviour, enthusiasm and contributions when interacting with the actors made us all here at Dove Bank very proud.

Although we were not allowed to take photos inside the hall, we did get a few snaps of the pupils’ fantastic Roman art work which led the way in.

Following on from this, the children will be taking part in related, creative drama and writing activities in their classrooms, with teachers.

A big thank you to the PTA for covering the travel costs.