DUNDALE PRIMARY SCHOOL AND NURSERY NEWSLETTER November 2010 H e a d t e a c he r : M r s J . L a n g d o n Issue 5 Headteacher’s News It is always a pleasure to be part of Time to settle down to the a Tring event with Dundale. The performances, which I have to say Workshadowing Evening was a were excellent, and demonstrated a wonderful opportunity for our Year lot of creativity and imagination. They 6 to show off their wonderful were all structured around the 3E's displays about their day of work and how the pupils could see and then perform a presentation evidence of the 3E's in practice during about their experiences. Our Year 6 their workshadowing day. The delivered their parts with performances ranged from ‘The CONTENTS confidence and pride; the sense of Apprentice’ sketch to a ‘Harry Hill’ Headteacher’s News 1 team work and respect for each sketch which I thought was really well other was very strong. Well done put together. Our pupils "timeline" of Upcoming Events 1 Year 6 and thank you parents for their day at work was heard by Workshadowing 1 supporting the event. everyone as they all projected their voices well and spoke with great Christmas Fair 2 clarity, which was just as well given Pantomime 2 Workshadowing the technology challenges with the For the parents and staff of Year 6, the microphones. Cake Stall 2 evening of Friday 26th November was spent at Tring School to see the Our pupils did Dundale very proud on Recycling Christmas Cards 2 outcomes of the workshadowing projects the night and this was the culmination Piano Lessons 2 from the pupils at Dundale and the other of the hard work and effort put in by Programmes 2 primary schools in our local community. each and every one of them and our What immediately struck me as I entered teachers. Dates 2 Desborough Hall was the volume of work Grant Newman Contact Details 2 and effort that had obviously been put in Parent Governor by all the teachers and pupils as I glanced at a mass of posters decorating Workshadowing at Confetti the walls of the hall. We entered at the Bridal Wear, Tring area where all of Dundale's posters were My Workshadowing was in a Bridal on show and after Jamie showed off his Wear shop. I learnt that my mum poster, I took the time to look at the investigates a lot. She investigates other Dundale posters. It became clear what style of dress the bride wants. I very quickly that our pupils really threw helped my mum sort the dresses, put themselves into their workshadowing the labels on so the customer knew days and that great care and attention the name of the dress, the size, the had been taken to produce each of these make and the price. We had lunch at Upcoming posters with guidance, of course, from Costas. Events our excellent teaching staff. I also took some time, before the performances and Overall, it was a good day. It was a presentations started, to look at the good job but not my type!! Cake Stalls posters produced by some of the other Christmas Fair Year 6 pupils in our community. While At the presentation evening at Tring they too obviously had great fun with School there were five schools this project, I couldn't help but feel rising including us. I had to tell everyone levels of pride in the standard of work that I worked at the Bridal shop. I that Dundale's Year 6 pupils had really enjoyed the evening and being produced. part of the presentation. Luke Miller Page 2 of 2 Dundale School Newsletter Christmas Fair Performance Tickets Programmes for the Christmas The DSA Committee are working hard to Performances will be on sale for £1 organise a fantastic at the following times:- Christmas Fair Wed 1st Dec 11.45am-Nursery Parents only in Nursery Cloakroom Saturday 4th December Wed 1st Dec 2.45pm-Mr Lowe’s 12-2.30pm classroom Thur 2nd Dec 8.45am & 2.45pm-Mr Lowe’s Classroom Please remember to return sweet cups Cake Stalls and raffle tickets. The programme is your ticket and to begin with each family can have Next cake stall will be Robin Hood the 2 tickets. Should you require more we will have a waiting list which at the Christmas Fair. Pantomime will be used once every child has someone coming to watch them. In 2011 th On the 17th of November Robin Hood came No children or babies are allowed 10 February Yr 2 to the main performances. Children to Dundale School. Every class attended from F2 to Year 6. We were encouraged to in school will all see each other’s boo and hiss when the baddies came on to performances. the stage. My favourite character was the maid Bounty. My favourite part was when DATES Sports News Robin and the sheriff had an archery Sat 4 Dec Christmas Fair Congratulations to all the 4/3 contest. But overall the whole pantomime Tues 7 Dec Performances to school pupils who took part in the was really good. The whole school enjoyed Wed 8 Dec KS1 & FS Performance speed stacking competition at it and next year we hope you will continue KS2 Performance 7pm Tring School. to contribute money for more fantastic Thur 9 Dec KS1 & FS Performance plays like that. KS2 Performance 7pm Well done to the group of Year Mara-Jade Radisic Wed 15 Dec Carol Service 10am 5/6 pupils who took part in the Year 5 Christmas Dinner r Dacorum Fun Run. Thur 16 Dec Party Day Fri 17 Dec End of Term 2pm Another football match. The Tues 4 Jan INSET Day Year 5 team played Grove Wed 5 Jan School re-opens Wed 9 Feb Parents Eve 5.30 Road and lost 4-0. Thur 10 Feb Parents Eve 3.30 Cake Stall Yr 2 Mon 21 Feb Half Term Wed 2 Mar INSET Day Dundale Primary School and Nursery Silk Mill Way M Tring Herts HP23 5DJ Recycle Christmas Cards Phone: The Eco Council are organising Christmas 01442 822421 Card recycling. After the Christmas Fax: holidays please bring Christmas cards to 01442 895921 school. There will be a box in each E-mail: classroom. firstname.lastname@example.org Piano Lessons Value All Learning Our piano teacher has spaces for pupils Value Each Other from Year 2 and above. You don’t have to have a piano, a keyboard will be fine. We’re on the Web! Please call into the school office if you are www.dundale.herts.sch.uk interested.