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We believe that Dale Community Primary School is a very special place where all children, parents and staff work together as part of a happy, positive and caring learning community.  As parents we want you to enjoy being part of Dale and hope that you will feel able to enter into a partnership with us so that your child may achieve their full potential.

“Throughout school, teachers encourage pupils to be ambitious and aim high.
They respond well to
clearly stated high expectations for all groups and abilities of pupils.
Pupils are helped to develop good learning skills, such as persistence and attentiveness, through good example and direct teaching..”
OFSTED 2014.

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... A chance for everyone to let their hair down and have a boogie! Check out the movers and shakers – and the break dancers! 
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Year 3 Minotaur Invasion


MINOTAUR WRECKS CLASSROOM! Miss Dee and her class had a dreadful experience on Monday 11th November, on arriving at school they discovered the class had had to be taped off following an invasion by a Greek Minotaur. The beast - half man half bull entered the school building during the early hours of Tuesday morning and when discovered by Mr Wood proceeded to wreck the classroom in its haste to escape. Brave Mr Wood, who was injured during his heroic attempts to stop the Minotaur, had to go to hospital to have his injuries tended to. Year 3 had a very exciting morning collecting evidence, interviewing eye witnesses and putting together a newspaper report of the events, which resulted in some excellent pieces of writing using their learning from literacy to support them. The classroom has now been fully restored, Mr Woods injuries are now healed and police have assured year 3 that the Minotaur will never return to the school.....



Dale were triumphant at the recent Derbyshire School's U11 Team Championships held at Springwell College. 
Both our girls and boys team were crowned champions and now progress to the Zone Finals – Well Done to Jamaal, Adam, Danyaal, Kais, Rumsha, Zoya, Hawwaa and Alina.

"The players were a credit to your school. Good luck in the Zone finals."  Mel Buxton (Table Tennis Academy)

Year 6 Remembers...

... To commemorate the centenary of World War 1, Year 6 have spent the Autumn term studying different aspects of the war and how it affected the lives of individuals at home and abroad. The infamous battles in Ypres, life in the trenches and the role of munitions workers in Derby were amongst some of the areas studied to investigate and interpret the past. The Great War also became the stimulus for Literacy and the pupils used a range of art work as inspiration for poems on the subject. Mrs Collins' class had the opportunity to work with The Fifth Word theatre group (see the link dated 1st October) to research, design and curate an exhibition on WW1 which will be exhibited at Sudbury Hall. The topic culminated in a trip to The National Memorial Arboretum, which was enjoyed by one and all! Click here to download a montage of images from the trip!


Dale's Christmas Fair!

Dale's Christmas Fair is on Friday 05 December from 3:45pm-5:15pm. Entry 20p per person.  Cakes, curry, samosas, Domino's pizza... lots of games and much more!  RAFFLE... CHANCE TO WIN A CHRISTMAS HAMPER!



... After two, fantastic weeks, parents were invited to come and view the 'Da Vinci Gallery', and each classroom was opened so that the students could share their work and teach one another about their learning journeys...


6CS create a National Trust exhibition!

6CS have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in an exciting World War 1 project . They have been working hard, with Fifth Word Theatre Company, to produce an exhibition of archives and artefacts for the National Trust. The exhibition will be displayed at Sudbury Hall and then at Kedleston Hall. It has been an incredibly busy week with a trip to Sudbury Hall, where the children were trained to understand how to put together an exhibition and the importance of display techniques to interest their audience. As the week progressed, the class sorted through and gained a deeper understanding of events from World War 1 that were significant to Derby and the surrounding areas. We also visited The Derbyshire Record Office in Matlock and were able to look at and research actual archives from World War 1. As part of the project, a documentary film is being made so we had our very own camera man for the week!


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The HEART of CRICKET comes to Dale...

India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara joins us, along with the Mayor of Derby City, Cllr Shiraz Khan and the Leader of Derby City Council, Ranjit Banwait, for the launch of the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation! 
CLICK HERE to read the full article on the Derbyshire County Cricket website and take a look at the great video below...


Year 6 have a great visit to Derby Museum!


Winners of the IRON MAN competition!

Well done to Maariya and Zara for their fantastic entries - they have each won a £5 voucher to spend at the Scolastic Book Fair!