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Welcome to Doves!

(Turtle Doves and Barbary Doves)


This Half-Term

Our topic this Half-Term will be Dinosaurs (still linked to Big and Small) and Christmas (which will soon be upon us!)

Our Talk4Writing text will Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurrumpus.


Week beginning: 2nd December ….


We have a very busy week ahead...


On Monday we will be joining the whole school on our very first school trip to Norden Farm Art Centre to watch 'The Bear'. Thank you to the parent helpers who have already offered to accompany us on this trip.


On Wednesday we will be learning all about Christingle before we make our very our Christingles. On Wednesday afternoon we will walk down to the church for our Christingle service. Thank you to the parents helpers who have already offered to accompany us to the church.


On Friday morning we have 'Christmas craft' morning....each child will make a tree decoration for the Christmas Tree in the hall as well as other fun Christmas crafts!


On Friday afternoon we will have our school Christmas Tree ceremony where every child will have the opportunity to place their own tree decoration onto the tree!


We will continue to practise for our school nativity in the hall, the children have been really enjoying learning new songs especially for this.  


Each day we will be working in our Phonics groups. The games and activities will support the children in being able to hear and say initial sounds, segment and blend simple words.  


All of the children are working hard on our 'show box' project! We are really looking forward to inviting all parents of Dove children into class for our very own 'Stable Exhibition' on Monday 16th December at 2.30pm!

Week beginning 9th December...


We have another busy week packed full of fun! :)


On Monday morning we have our school gift assembly with The Salvation Army. Please help us to support the Salvation Army by sending your child into school with new, Christmas wrapped toys and gifts - please mark clearly on the outside the age and gender the gift is suitable for. Please bring your gifts into school on Monday morning. Thank you!


On Tuesday we have a dress rehearsal for our Christmas play. Thank you to all who have already sent in costumes. If you have not already done so, then please do send them in ASAP. Thank you!


On Thursday afternoon we will be performing our Christmas play at 1.30pm

We will then perform it again on Friday at 9.30.

The children have all worked so hard and we are sure that you will really enjoy watching this ! :)


We will also be making our Christmas cards this week ready to post home on Monday 16th December.

We enjoyed our first PE lesson...


We are are two classes - Turtle Doves and Barbary Doves. We are a group of adults and children who love to learn and play together.


The Turtle Doves class teacher is Miss Chalk with Mrs Hiscoe as the class Teaching Assistant. 


The Barbary Doves class teacher is Miss Storey with Miss Dedman as the class Teaching Assistant. 


Mr Smith, our sports Teaching Assistant joins us on Tuesday mornings and all day on Wednesdays. 


Mrs Sinfield also joins us on Wednesday afternoons. 



OUR TOPICS for 2019 to 2020

Autumn: All about Me; Big and Small

Spring: What's Cooking; Easter

Summer: Where in the World am I?

Doves Welcome Meeting Powerpoint 2019

What does a typical day in Doves look like...


Throughout their time in the Doves Class, the children are working towards achieving the Early Learning Goals.  Below are links to a variety of support materials.