• 1.jpg
  • 2.jpg
  • 2slideshow.jpg
  • 3.jpg
  • 4.jpg
  • 5.jpg
  • 6.jpg

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

 

 

Summer term 2017

Hello and welcome back to all our Hatchmere families! 

We can’t believe this is the children’s final term in Hatchmere, but it’s going to be another busy and exciting one. This term our how school topic is ‘what is the reason behind it all?’ and Hatchmere will be specifically focusing on the reason behind different types of transport. We will be learning how different forms of transport help us in our lives and what they are used for. We will also be looking more closely at why different vehicles are made in certain ways and exploring the history of different vehicles, focusing on how designs have developed over time. We also be looking specifically at local industry and taking a class trip to Bunbury Mill to learn how transport and engineering was used successfully in a water mill.

Reading:

During the summer term we will continue to change children’s books on a Monday and Thursday and will benchmark children regularly. Please ensure children’s books are in their bags each day so a member of staff is able to read with them. We encourage parents to read at least 4 times a week with their child.

Swimming and PE:

Children will continue to swim on the same allocated day throughout the term. Our PE continues to be timetable for a Monday and Thursday morning, but can change due staff commitments. If your child swims on a Monday please ensure their PE kit is returned on the Tuesday morning, in case of any timetable changes.

Homework:

To help children prepare for the transition into Oakmere, we will be setting fortnightly optional homework tasks that will be provided either in the child’s book bag or on the Hatchmere homework page, depending on the nature of the task. These homeworks are optional and can be completed regularly or not at all. We have found these small homework tasks help secure children’s knowledge in the subject and help with the transition into Oakmere.

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 the Hatchmere team if you have any questions.

Miss Hume, Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Lathaen

 

 

Spring Term Topic- How is the World Different?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 for the term in ‘How is the world different?’. In Hatchmere we will be exploring new and different cultures and countries around the world and comparing them to our own, we will also be learning about how animals across the world live differently and how their habitats and needs depend on the environments they 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 of the parent observation forms that can be completed and emailed to Miss Hume. 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 half 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

 

 

Hatchmere Autumn Term 2016

Hello and welcome to all our new Hatchmere children and families, we hope you’ve had a fantastic summer and feel ready to begin your exciting journey at Delamere Academy.

This term the whole school topic is “where did it all begin?”, in Hatchmere we will be focusing on learning about our families and how they shape who we become. We will link this to understanding how we can make new friends, learning about ourselves and how our bodies work.

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

PE lessons will be on a Monday and Thursday morning, we ask that children’s PE kits to be brought into school on a Monday morning and then they will be sent home with the children on a Thursday afternoon, we ask PE kits to remain in school in case there is a timetable change and PE is on a different day. This half term in PE Hatchmere will be focusing on agility, balance, coordination, throwing and catching.

Swimming

Swimming lessons will begin in the third week of the half term and children will either swim on a Monday or Thursday. During your home visit Hatchmere staff will discuss any concerns or questions you may have about swimming with you and we can coordinate the best day for your child to attend swimming lessons.

School blog and Twitter

Each week the Hatchmere blog page will be updated with pictures and information about what has taken place that week. This is also the page we will be posting reminders for events and information about how you can support your child’s learning. Our twitter feed will also be updated regularly throughout the week with pictures and information on activities taking place in Hatchmere.

 Please do not hesitate to speak to a member of Hatchmere staff if you have any concerns or questions regarding school life.

 We look forward to spending an exciting first term with you! 

Miss Hume, Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Lathaen

Attachments:
Download this file (CurriculumEveningPresentation.ppt)Curriculum Evening Presentation[ ]304 kB

Hatchmere- Summer term 2016

Welcome back for the children’s third and final term in Hatchmere, hasn’t that gone quick? This term the topic is ‘Where to next?’ and we will be using this as a geography focus discussing holiday destinations around and different cultures around the world.

Reading:

We will continue to change reading books on a Monday and a Thursday and benchmark children regularly. Please ensure your child’s reading book is in their bag everyday so we can read with them in school and continue to read with them at home as much as possible, minimum three times a week. If any parents would like to volunteer their time to hear children read within the class that would be fantastic, please speak to a member of staff about arranging suitable times.

Swimming and PE:

The children will continue to have PE on a Monday and Thursday morning and swim on either a Monday or Thursday afternoons, your child’s swimming day remains the same as the previous terms. Please ensure your child has their PE kit each day, as although are specified PE slots are Monday and Thursday these can change.

Homework:

To help children prepare for the transition into year one we will be providing a fortnightly homework on the ‘Hatchmere homework’ section of the school website. As always, this is an optional task to be completed at home with your child. We highly recommend you take the time to complete the short tasks as they are beneficial for your child’s progress in school and their transition into year one, as the homework expectations will be much greater in Oakmere.

As this is the children’s last term in Hatchmere we will be spending a lot of time discussing their transition into Oakmere and preparing them for this move.

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to ask.

Miss Hume, Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Lathaen

You are here: Classes & Curriculum Hatchmere Hatchmere