Growing Gummy Bears

Growing Gummy Bears

Linked to this year’s Science Week theme of ‘Growth’, we investigated the question ‘How do baby gummy bears grow into big gummy bears?’ We placed them into different solutions, including salt water, sugar water and vinegar. We left them overnight and observed the...

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World Book Day – Michael Rosen Poetry!

World Book Day – Michael Rosen Poetry!

This year, for World Book Day, we celebrated the brilliance of poetry. 1B loved exploring Michael Rosen's poems, as he is one of our favourite authors. We think his poem 'Don't' is hilarious and adored it so much, that we created our own actions and performed it all...

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We welcome volunteers at Dunston Hill Community Primary School to assist and participate in teaching and learning activities under the guidance of the school staff. We acknowledge that each individual brings to the school a different perspective and a differing amount of experience in working with children.  We are pleased to share our expertise and to learn from others.

There are different aspects of the school day that you may wish to volunteer for including:

  • Hearing children read
  • Accompanying school visits / local walks
  • Supervising / walking children to the swimming baths
  • Classroom support
  • Support Walking Bus

In order to safeguard the children, volunteers will be asked to provide two-character references prior to starting work, one of which should be from a professional person (e.g. your current employer, a teacher or GP). DBS clearance will also be obtained before volunteers start.  They will be given guidance by school staff on their behaviour on site and our safeguarding/child protection procedures.

Volunteers should sign in on their arrival and as they depart.

Parents who volunteer will be asked to work with classes other than their own child’s.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the school please look at our volunteering policy below and complete the volunteer information form here.

Please be aware that demand for volunteer placements is high and unfortunately, we cannot offer placements to everyone that applies.