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How do we celebrate differences? Spring term

Hello and happy new year to all our Hatchmere families!

We hope you have enjoyed your Christmas and feel ready to start a new year and the second term in school for the children.

This Spring term our whole school topic is “How do we celebrate differences?” focusing on learning about different cultures around the world and celebrating these. In Hatchmere we will be exploring different countries around the world and exploring their cultures through food, art, dance and other cultural celebrations.

Reading

Children will continue to be read with twice a week in school and book change remains on a Monday and Thursday. This term will begin to benchmark children to assess their reading developments and identify how their reading can be supported in school and at home. This term we will also be introducing guided reading into our weekly timetable. Guided reading sessions involve children working in a group to read the same text and discuss it, we link these sessions to objectives taken from the EYFS curriculum.

PE

Our PE lessons will continue to be on a Monday and Wednesday morning. Please can children’s full PE kit to be brought into school on a Monday morning, we will then return the PE kit on a Thursday afternoon. We ask for the PE kit to remain in school due to any timetable changes or extra activities where the PE kit will be needed.

School blog, Twitter and homework

The school blog will continue to be updated weekly as well as plenty of tweets on the school twitter page. As the term progresses there may be opportunities for relevant homework tasks to be set, these will be on the Hatchmere Homework page and explained within the weekly blog.

Forest skills

During the year children will take part in a range of indoor and outdoor activities and will have access to the outdoor area throughout the school day. On a Wednesday afternoon children will have the opportunity to take part in planned outdoor activities within the forest area of the school grounds. In order to facilitate outdoor learning we ask that you please provide your child with a pair of wellies and a coat appropriate for the weather. We will provide children with waterproof trousers and extra coats if necessary.

Stay and Play sessions

It was lovely to see so many families join us for the Chrismtas stay and play session in the final week of the term, as this was such a big success we will continue these sessions once a term. We will notify you of the date of the spring term stay and play session as soon as possible. 

We hope this information is useful and if you have any questions or concerns please do not hestitate to speak to a member of Hatchmere staff.

Miss Hume, Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Lathaen

 

 

 

Where is all the evidence? Autumn term

 

 

 

Hello and welcome to all our new families!

We hope you have enjoyed your summer and some of the warmer weather we’ve been experiencing and feel ready to start your child’s journey at Delamere Academy.

This term our whole school topic is “Where is all the evidence?” focusing on Ancient Egypt. In Hatchmere we will be exploring how Ancient Egyptians lived compared to how we live now, how farmers grew crops compared to now and how they cared for their animals.  

Reading

Once children are settled into life in Hatchmere and the school routine we will begin to send reading books home, initially these books will be picture books and we encourage children to spend time with an adult discussing the story the pictures are portraying. These books are a fantastic first step in children’s reading development as they help children to develop their comprehension skills and allow families to develop a routine of sharing reading books.

PE

Our PE lessons will be on a Monday and Wednesday morning. Please can children’s full PE kit to be brought into school on a Monday morning, we will then return the PE kit on a Wednesday afternoon, ready for the children to wear on a Thursday morning for swimming. We ask for the PE kit to remain in school due to any timetable changes or extra activities where the PE kit will be needed. This half term in PE Hatchmere will be focusing on agility, balance, coordination and throwing and catching.

Swimming 

All children will swim on Thursday morning at the brio leisure centre in Winsford. A letter will be sent out at the end of next week to explain fully the logistics for swimming. 

School blog and Twitter

Each week we update our Hatchmere blog with information and pictures about the weeks activities and focus. The blog is also a really useful way for us to communicate messages with you and share ideas and tips for supporting your child’s learning at home. We also updated our twitter page regularly throughout the week with pictures and information about what exciting things we’re getting up to in Hatchmere.

Forest skills

During the year children will take part in a range of indoor and outdoor activities and will have access to the outdoor area throughout the school day. On a Wednesday afternoon children will have the opportunity to take part in planned outdoor activities within the forest area of the school grounds. In order to facilitate outdoor learning we ask that you please provide your child with a pair of wellies and a coat appropriate for the weather. We will provide children with waterproof trousers and extra coats if necessary.

We hope this information is useful and if you have any questions or concerns please do not hestitate to speak to a member of Hatchmere staff. We’re very excited to start our first term with you all and hope you are too!

Miss Hume, Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Lathaen

 

 

Summer term: what do we know about our world?

Hello and welcome back to all our Hatchmere families! 

 

We can’t quite believe this is the final term of the school year, but it will certainly be a busy and exciting one! This term our whole school topic is “What do we know about our world?” and in Hatchmere we’ll be focusing on learning about different countries and cultures as well as ways to keep our planet environmentally friendly. We will also be specifically focusing on comparing our local environment to a coastal environment by taking a trip to Thurstaston Beach with year 1 and 2.

 

Homework:

Over the summer term, across the school we will be developing how we deliver homework to children. On the first Monday back in school (16th April) each class is holding a homework meeting straight after school to discuss the changes, please try to attend the session.

 

Reading:

We will continue to change children’s reading books on a Monday and Thursday and will bench mark children at least every half term. Please ensure your child’s books are in the their bags each day so they can be read with a member of staff or take part in a guided reading session. We encourage you to read with your child 4 times a week.

 

Swimming and PE:

Hatchmere’s timetabled PE slots continue to be on a Monday and Thursday morning. Your child’s swimming day will continue the same as previous terms. If your child swims on a Monday please ensure their PE kit is returned on Tuesday morning in case of any timetable changes.

 

As this is the final term for children we will be spending time preparing them for the move to Oakmere by spending time in the classroom and discussing the changes they can expect.

 

We look forward to another fantastic term with you all. Please do not hesitate to speak to a member of Hatchmere staff if you have any questions.

 

Miss Hume, Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Lathaen

Can we make the world a better place? Spring term 2018

Happy New Year to all our Hatchmere families, we hope you’ve had a lovely break and feel ready to start the second term in Hatchmere!

We are now in the spring term of the school year and our whole school topic is ‘Can we make the world a better place?’ in Hatchmere we will be exploring ways that we can make the world a better place through the professions we choose, for example the role of police officers and ambulance workers etc. We will also be learning about how we can make the world a better place by caring for it by recycling and by caring for the environment we live in.

Reading:

Children’s books will continue to be changed on a Monday and a Thursday, the same as last term, your children will continue to be read with twice a week by a member of staff and will take part in a group guided reading session once a week. Staff will closely monitor children’s reading and they will be benchmarked once a term (more if necessary) to assess their progress. Please continue to read with your child as much as possible, ideally four times a week, and record when your child is read with in their reading journals.

PE:
PE sessions with Mr Freeman continue on a Monday and Thursday morning; please ensure children have their full kits all week in case of any timetable changes.

Swimming:
Children will continue to swim on their normal Monday or Thursday slot. Please ensure if your child swims on a Monday their PE kit is returned to school the following morning.

Homework:

As the term progresses there may be some relevant homework tasks that children can complete, this will be placed in the homework section of the Hatchmere page, you will be notified on these on the weekly blog. We will continue to send home flash cards as the children learn new sounds so these can be practiced at home. We would also like to remind parents to provide images of home learning or exciting family days for your child’s learning journey, these can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. These are a valuable insight into your child’s learning at home and help to give a more holistic view of your child’s progress in their learning journeys so please continue to complete these.

We look forward to spending another exciting and busy term with you! Please do not hesitate to speak to a member of Hatchmere staff if you have any questions or queries.

Kind regards,

Miss Hume, Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Lathaen

Autumn Term topic web

Curriculum outlines for Hatchmere's Autumn term: 

Specific class focus for Hatchmere's Autumn term: 

Hello and welcome to all our new families!

We hope you’ve had a lovely summer and feel ready and excited to start yours and your child’s journey at Delmaere Academy.

This term our whole school topic is “How did Britain begin?” focusing on the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. In Hatchmere we will be exploring castles at the time and the different people who lived in the castles. We’ll be exploring fiction and non-fiction books related to castles, princesses and knights.

Reading

Once children are settled into life in Hatchmere and the school routine we will begin to send reading books home, initially these books will be picture books and we encourage children to spend time with an adult discussing the story the pictures are portraying. These books are a fantastic first step in children’s reading development as they help children to develop their comprehension skills and allow families to develop a routine of sharing reading books.

PE

Our PE lessons will be on a Monday and Thursday morning. Please can children’s full PE kit to be brought into school on a Monday morning, we will then return the PE kit on a Thursday afternoon. We ask for the PE kit to remain in school due to any timetable changes or extra activities where the PE kit will be needed. This half term in PE Hatchmere will be focusing on agility, balance, coordination and throwing and catching.

Swimming

Swimming lessons will commence on the third week of the term and your child will either swim on a Monday afternoon or a Thursday morning. Once we have discussed the swimming sessions with you and any questions or concerns you may have we will complete a swimming list. We will provide you with the day your child will swim on and information regarding what you need to provide your child in the second week of the term.

School blog and Twitter

Each week we update our Hatchmere blog with information and pictures about the weeks activities and focus. The blog is also a really useful way for us to communicate messages with you and share ideas and tips for supporting your child’s learning at home. We also updated our twitter page regularly throughout the week with pictures and information about what exciting things we’re getting up to in Hatchmere.

We hope this information is useful and if you have any questions or concerns please do not hestitate to speak to a member of Hatchmere staff. We’re very excited to start our first term with you all.

Miss Hume, Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Lathaen

 

 

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