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Another amazing week full of shining stars!

In the presentation parade in assembly was Emmy and Sienna showing everyone their wonderful work.

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The children chosen for the lunchtime award was Lydia and Blake who had their lunch sat at the Captain’s table.

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The stars of the week were sophia and Olivia.

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Well Done Everyone!

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A big Thank You to Oliver’s mum who read Some Dogs Do by Jez Alborough.

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Unfortunately today we only had a Mystery Reader for Reception Alder.

If you would like to be a mystery reader please pop in and ask a member of staff, It only takes a few minutes and the children all love the excitement of who it might be, as well as the enjoyment of a new  or familiar story.

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Our Mystery Readers this week were Zayne’s mum who came into Reception Alder and read, Sometimes I’m a Monster by  Gillian Shields.

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The Mystery Reader for Reception Ash was Lucy’s mum who read. Oh No George by Chris Haughton.


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Thank you, please come again, we all really enjoyed your stories.

This Week

On Monday we look forward to our trip to Hyde Library, we would like as many parents/carers to come along and join in the experience. All children will need to bring in their Library card or fill in an application form, so that they are able to take a book home on the day.

On Thursday we will be taking part in an African dance workshop, the children will spend the afternoon with 2 local dance teachers and will explore moving their bodies to some traditional African music.

A huge thank you to all the parents that managed to attend our ‘Come Learn with Me’ events, we hope you found them informative and enjoyed the opportunity to explore the setting with your child.

Please remember to bring your child’s reading book and record to school everyday.

Stars of the week

Our stars of the week were Cole and Niamh.

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Kayden, Sasha, Mabel and Evelyn went on Captain’s table.

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Rosie and Darcey showed off their amazing work in the presentation parade in assembly.

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Niamh and Noah also went up in assembly to celebrate their birthdays.

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Well Done to EVERYONE

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After such an exciting morning, we were also treated to our Mystery Readers this afternoon just before going home.

Reception Ash had one of the Vice Principals, Mrs Lawrence, as their mystery reader today. Mrs Lawrence read Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson.

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Reception Alder had the school’s Principal, Mrs Thornburn, as their mystery reader today. Mrs Thornburn read Don’t Worry Hugless Douglass by David Melling.

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   Thank you from both Reception classes for coming and reading us a story, we hope that you will both come again soon.

African Art

This morning has been very exciting as we had a visit from Jade who works for The education Group.

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Jade came with some wooden African  Dan masks. The masks were made from albezian wood which comes from the Miracle Tree.

Jade explained that we were going to paint the masks in a traditional African style. Jade also explained that each of the colours had a meaning in African Art. The colour red represents war, green for the earth, gold or yellow for fortune, and white for spirit.

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Instead of using paint brushes we used cotton buds and made small spots in patterns on the masks.

Take a look through some of our photos.

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Reception had a wonderful time and we can’t wait to display all our amazing work.

Thank you to Jade and The Education Group.

Dowson Primary Academy