Dove Valley Centre

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On Tuesday 11th July the whole school visited the Dove Valley Centre at Under Whittle Farm along with the Peak National Rangers. Sadly the weather was not to good and this did not ‘Dampen’ the adults or children’s enjoyment of the day. Linked to the geography and science curriculum they continued to learn about the different species of trees and it was with great excitement they learned how to measure the height of some of the taller trees by measuring the distance between themselves and when the top of the tree came into their eye line. Another favorite was pond dipping where they found newts and a multitude of insects. On their arrival the children were met by the local ‘Quack’ who taught them about natures remedies and who was initially met at the museum at Eyam as part of the History and Geography topics. It was a little bit of a shock for some and quite scary for others!

Thank you again to Rose and her Park Rangers and a special thank you to Elspeth for inviting us into her home. Everyone had a brilliant day.




Mon 12th – Lent Afternoon in Church
Tues 13th – Pancake Day Lunch
Fri 16th – Break for Half Term
Mon 26th – Spring Term 2 begins
Tue 27th – Rachel Wilkes from Music Partnership delivering the music curriculum within the school on Tuesdays for 5 weeks. This includes the launch of the Interactive Music Scheme Charanga.

Fri 1st – MAST ~ “Jesus Calms the Storm”
Thur 7th – World Book Day – come to school dressed as your favorite book character.        Challenge – please could you take a photo of your child reading in an unusual place (they don’t have to be in their costume doing this), and send it into school?  

Tues 12th – MAST Hannah Wills ~Easter
Wed 13th – Parents Evening – further information will be provided for this. 
Fri 15th – Red Nose day – Dress in your own clothes with one item of red for a £1 donation per child please. 
Thur 21st – Schools Together – 11am at St Giles Church in Hartington with Biggin Primary School.
Mon 25th – Easter Service 09.30am – location in School unless otherwise advised.
Thu 28th – Break for Easter

Mon 15th – Summer Term 1 begins