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Davyhulme Primary School, Davyhulme
' WRAP AROUND CARE ' IS AVAILABLE FOR CRITICAL / KEY WORKERS WITH ' LET's PLAY. ' Let's Play is open from 8am -9am and then from 3.15pm - 6pm as long as they have enough people ( health permitting ) to make it work . School staff will not be working in school over Easter ( they need to recharge their batteries for the long weeks ahead ) . If you need child care over the Easter period then you need to book places now. This service is only for the children who are currently on our KW list - I am sure the government will reimburse KW/Critical workers for any extra expense in due course. | In the light of the PM's Announcement - School will be taking a harder line on Key worker Criteria ( if one parent is not a KW then they should really stay at home to provide childcare ). Remember this is a big push now for the next 3-4 weeks THIS IS A CRITICAL TIME FOR US ALL BUT WE CAN DO IT ! | PM's UPDATED MESSAGE Do you really need to bring your child to school ? Are we literally your last resort ? If you have no other option for childcare then we will be glad to support all NHS critical/key workers by keeping your children safe -thank you for doing the vital job you are doing ! Places are limited and determined by how many healthy staff we have available from day to day. Remember ' social distancing ' when dropping off or picking up children.
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Ethos

At DPS self-esteem is at the heart of our Mission Statement and ethos. It has been stated in the recent past that we will try our very best to help children achieve their very best and this is reflected in our reward system which encourages both effort and achievement. We have not let go of these sentiments, but we have simplified them to a phrase which we believe will be easily understood by even our youngest child. So at Davyhulme Primary School we are all : “REACHING FOR THE STARS !”

  • Reward Assemblies : We hope that every person in school feels valued for their contribution to our school community. On Monday mornings Mr McDowell invites parents and staff to a ‘Celebration Assembly’ in the infant hall where children are thanked for their positive contribution to our community. Features of this assembly  include :

    *Children sharing their 'Teddy Bear Experience ' for the weekend by standing up proud and speaking aloud .
    *Oscar the owl being awarded to the class with the most’smileycards’.
    *Children being awarded ' Value Cards ' for displaying this month's value in act or gesture .                           *Team colours being awarded points towards a half-termly total.

 

 

On Thursday afternoons we have a ‘Good Work Assembly’ in the junior hall which is also hosted by Mr McDowell . Appreciation is expressed regularly in this assembly, where children and even staff and parents are thanked for their efforts, support or achievements in a variety of fields. We celebrate all types of achievement both in and out of school.

 Individuals, groups and whole classes have the opportunity to show their ‘good work’ – written work, models, dance, music or art etc.. From time to time, special guests are welcomed to this assembly 

Class and individual awards are given during this assembly:

  • The Owl Award – for personal effort, politeness, achievement, etc.
  • The Sports Award – for any particularly good work or effort in P.E.
  • The Maths award -

Team Points Trophy – awarded to the team with the most points that week.

Head Teacher Award – given to selected children at lunchtime for a variety of reasons.

Attendance Trophy – awarded to the class with the best attendance that week.