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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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PSHE and RSE Policy Parent Consultation

Dear Parents,

The consultation period has now ended and you can find our policy on the policies page or at the bottom of this post.

Dear Parents,
The Department for Education has made changes to relationships and sex education following nationwide consultation which came into effect from September 2020 and all schools are required to comply with the updated requirements. (Due to Covid-19, this has been set back to Summer 2021) The statutory guidance can be found at:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/relationships-education-relationships-and-sex-education-rse-and-health-education

 

The guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships.

Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up will give children and young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them take responsibility for their own well-being.
Consequently, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education, will be statutory, and form part of the National Curriculum.

We have reviewed our RSE curriculum and policy so we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils. We aim to deliver relationships education and the statutory requirements through our Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PHSE) lessons.

The other statutory requirements are taught through the National Curriculum subjects.

To help you understand the curriculum requirements, please look at the information below which provides more detail:

 

  • A summary of our learning questions for each year group.
  • A guide for parents from the Department for Education
  • Our Policy for Relationships, Sex and Health Education

 

 

If you would like to comment on this or have any questions, please contact the school office on 01782 898015 or email headteacher@dovebank.staffs.sch.uk

The consultation will finish on 7th June 2021.

 

Kind regards

Miss G. Amison

Mrs E. Ford

 

Letter for Parents Consultation

1. Primary Programme Builder – Questions-based model

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Personal, Social, Relationships, Health, & Economic (PSRHE) Education Policy 2021