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.

Samaritan’s Shoe Box Appeal

At Dove Bank, this year we are taking part in Operation Christmas Child in partnership with The Samaritan’s Purse (a Christian charity devoted to spreading God’s love around the world.)

This involves filling shoe-boxes with little gifts for boys and girls and then, sending them over to developing countries to help children, who are perhaps more disadvantaged, get that happy Christmas feeling.

However, we need your help! We would like to say a big thank you to donations already received but we want to have a big push before the deadline to see if we can really FILL these boxes. Please note that items MUST be new.

Gift suggestions include: toys, school supplies, hygiene items and other things like a hat or torch.

Please hand all items to our School Council Representatives.

Thank you!

Julius Caesar Comes to Dove Bank!

We are extremely excited in KS2 to be watching the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Live Stream of the play, Julius Caesar! 

The screening will be happening on Thursday morning, with the opportunity to send in questions to the actors about their roles (which have been answered LIVE in the past!)

Children have already become familiar with the characters, plot and themes that are present in the play, through drama activities that have been happening in the classroom over the past week.

I’m sure the children will have lots of thoughts and ideas to talk about after watching the play which will, in turn, inspire some fabulous writing. And we can’t wait.