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Are we all equal?

A very warm welcome to all our new starters this year! We hope you had a wonderful summer and feel excited to start the school year together.  We're excited to see you!

The information above gives you an insight to what we will be doing this term.  

This term our whole school topic is 'are we all equal?'  We will be learning about British values, equality and diversity; looking at inspirational people from the past and present. In Hatchmere we will have a doctor's surgery role play area for the children to play and explore using their imaginary skills. 

Reading 

Reading is a valuable and powerful tool in your child's development. By developing a love for reading and sharing stories, rhymes and poems, it also strengthens our vocabulary and comprehension skills.  At Delamere Academy, we ensure the curriculum we use is enriched with language and storytelling to support your child's love for reading.  The learning environment is filled with exciting and engaging stories for your child to enjoy.  We will begin to send books home shortly, once the children have had a little time to settle into Hatchmere.  This term we will be focusing on two stories; 'The Something' by Rebecca Cobb and 'Star in the Jar' by Sam Hay.

Phonics

We follow an effective systematic synthetics programme (SSP) called Bug Club Phonics in school which is fun and engaging for the children to enjoy.  More phonics information will follow at the curriculum meeting. 

PE

Our PE lessons will be on a Monday and Wednesday morning. We ask for the PE kit to remain in school during the week due to any possible timetable changes or extra activities where the PE kit will be needed.  Swimming lessons will take place on Thursdays, more swimming information to follow. 

School Blog and Twitter

Each week we update our Hatchmere blog with information and pictures from the week.  The blog is a really useful way for us to communicate messages and share ideas on supporting your child's learning at home. We also use Twitter with photos of what is happening in Hatchmere. 

Forest skills

During this term we will take part in a range of forest activities on the school grounds.  Please provide your child with a pair of wellies that they can keep in their locker during the term.

 

We hope this information is useful.  If you have any questions please speak with a member of the Hatchmere team.  A zoom curriculum meeting will take place shortly to discuss the year ahead and what happens in Hatchmere.  We will also give more details about the online learning journey app for School and home to use.

We look forward to a happy year together,

Mrs Birks, Mrs Carroll and Mrs Lathaen

 

 

Summer Term 2021 - What's That I Hear?

 

Welcome back Hatchmere!

 

We hope you all had a fantastic Easter holiday and feel excited to return back to school for the last term of the school year!  We can't believe how quickly the year is going.  This term the school topic is called 'What's that I hear?', based on the history of music.  The Topic web above shows what we will be covering this term.

 

Homework

This is the last term in Hatchmere, so we will be focusing on preparing the children for their transition into Oakmere next year. To prepare the children for this transition, there is an optional homework grid on google classroom to choose one homework per week.  This homework grid is used throughout the school so will become familiar to you all.  If you would like to take part, choose one homework of your choice per week.  There are six homework tasks that will take us to half term. 

 

Reading

We will continue to change books on Mondays and Thursdays.  Please make sure reading books and diaries are in book bags each day. 

 

PE

PE will continue to take place on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Please ensure PE kits are in school each day as occasionally PE slots may change in the week.

We look forward to another wonderful term together,

Mrs Birks, Mrs Young, Mrs Lathaen and Mr Hunt.

 

 

Spring Term 2020 - What makes Cheshire special?

Welcome back to Hatchmere. We hope you had a lovely Christmas break!

We are very excited to start the new term and have lots of fun activities planned for the children. The topic web above outlines the early learning goals to be met this term. However, please note, the list is not exhaustive and we maximise learning opportunities wherever possible, and as always plan from the children's interests as we go along. 

Topic

This term our whole school topic is "What makes Cheshire special?". We are focusing on our local area in Hatchmere and have some exciting activities planned. We will have a role play area set up as our local shop 'Delamere Stores' and will be learning about Delamere, Chester and Cheshire. We will be looking at maps and finding our school on maps, looking at wider areas and eventually our place in the world. The children will be learning about and having activities focused on local attractions and businesses such as Abbeywood Gardens, Chester Zoo and Robert's Bakery. During our topic work we are going to be writing postcards from our local area and also creating leaflets with captions, using our writing skills.  

Literacy

The children will complete daily phonics. This term we will begin on phase 3 and build on our skills of segmenting and blending. There will be more opportunities for writing in both planned activities and the continuous provision. Reading will continue as usual, books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday. Please remember to record when you read at home with your child so we are able to swap their books. 

Maths

We will continue to develop our understanding of number, counting and ordering. The children will use a variety of resources to add and subtract numbers within 10, 20 and beyond depending on their progress. We will also look at doubling and halving numbers. Activities within the continuous provision will allow children to explore number at their own rate and consolidate skills they learn as a group. 

Forest Skills

We will recommence our weekly outdoor sessions on a Monday afternoon using the field and woodland area. 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. You are welcome to leave them in lockers as you did in the Autumn term.

School blog, Twitter and Learning Book

Each week the class blog will have more details about what learning has taken place each week, this is a useful guide for ideas to support and extend your child's learning at home if you wish. Our twitter feed will be updated throughout the week with pictures and captions showing the exciting things Hatchmere class have been up to. We will continue to update Learning Book throughout Spring term, where you can see your child's achievements in class. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Birks, Mrs Inskip, Mrs Lathaen & Mr Hunt. 

Autumn Term 2020

 

A huge welcome to all our new starters at Delamere this year. We can’t wait to see all the new (and some familiar) faces.

 

We hope you have enjoyed your summer and feel ready to start your child’s journey at Delamere Academy.

 

This term our whole school topic is “How did history begin?”. In Hatchmere we will have a cave role-play area, where we can complete activities which will include using mark-making materials to decorate the building, construction to create other caves and to also compare the structure of a cave to buildings we live in today

 

Reading

We will begin to send reading books home in week two, after the children have started to settle into life in Hatchmere. 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 Wednesday and Friday morning. 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.

 

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 Friday 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 hesitate to speak to a member of Hatchmere staff. A parent meeting will be held through Zoom in the next few weeks, during this meeting we will share more information about how we will be recording your child's learning this year. Look out for the date in Mrs Clayton's newsletter!

 

We’re very excited to start our first term with you all, and hope you are too!

 

Mrs Birks, Mrs Inskip, Mrs Lathaen & Mr Hunt

How are things different?

Hatchmere Spring Term 2020

Welcome back to Hatchmere after what we hope was a refreshing and fun filled Christmas!

We are very excited to start the new term and have lots of fun activities planned for the children. The topic web above outlines the early learning goals to be met this term. However, please note, the list is not exhaustive and we maximise learning opportunities wherever possible, and as always plan from the children's interests as we go along. 

Literacy

The children will complete daily phonics. This term we will begin on phase 3 and build on our skills of segmenting and blending. There will be more opportunities for writing in both planned activities and the continuous provision. Reading will continue as usual, books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday. Please remember to record when you read at home with your child so we are able to swap their books. 

Maths

We will continue to develop our understanding of number, counting and ordering. The children will use a variety of resources to add and subtract numbers within 10, 20 and beyond depending on their progress. We will also look at doubling and halving numbers. Activities within the continuous provision will allow children to explore number at their own rate and consolidate skills they learn as a group. 

Forest Skills

We will recommence our weekly outdoor sessions on a Tuesday afternoon using the field and woodland area. Please ensure children have wellies in school for these days, you are welcome to leave them in lockers as the Autumn term.

Show and Tell

Please note, show and tell will now focus on uploads on your child's learning journey. Your child will be able to show and talk to the class about one or two photographs per week.

Each week the class blog will have more details about what learning has taken place each week, this is a useful guide for ideas to support and extend your child's learning at home if you wish.

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Wood, Mrs Lathaen and Mr Hunt

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