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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

 

 

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