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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.


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.


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 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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