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Newsletter 6 December 2019

6 December 2019

Dear Parents and Carers

 

The Christmas festivities are well underway at Delamere C of E Academy! Last week we ended the week with our annual Christmas Fair. This was a really well attended event and was ended so nicely with a lovely fireworks display! I just want to say a massive thank you to the PTA for all they do and to everybody who came along to the event. We are really pleased to share that together with the 100 Club and the Grand Draw, the PTA were able to raise more than £2330 for the school which is amazing! Tonight the PTA are holding their Christmas shopping event from 7pm so please come along and bring your friends.  

 

On Wednesday this week, we had a brilliant KS2 Christmas production in the hall. This year the children performed ‘The Christmas Story’ and sang a range of Christmas songs. Each and every year the children act and sing so beautifully and the power of their vocals is really impressive. As a staff, we couldn’t be any prouder of the children we have here and they are a real credit to the school. As always, photos from the event are on our school Twitter page.

 

This week our team took part in the Chester Netball League at Blacon High School. Our team played exceptionally well, winning four of their six matches. Well done to all of the children that took part! 

 

Today we have had two trips going on. Firstly, Hatchmere had a wonderful trip to Blakemere Village. They took part in a workshop and watched a Christmas extravaganza performed by the elves, before finally walking through the winter wonderland and meeting Father Christmas! Each child was presented with an early gift, which was nice. Thank you to Blakemere Village for such a magical experience that the children will treasure. Secondly, Archaeology Club went to the Grosvenor Museum to learn all about the Romans in Britain. They even had the chance to be Roman soldiers!

 

Next week we have Sarah Hazlehurst (Dental Nurse) and Bobby Mills (Dental Therapist) in from the Wills & Wills Dental Practice, in school to talk to the children about oral hygiene and health. They will be in the hall after school should any parents or carers wish to register or ask any questions.    

 

Here are some dates for your diaries:

 

6th December - PTA Christmas Shopping Event from 7 pm

10th December - Hatchmere Stay and Play session 9am – 9.45am

11th December - KS1 Christmas Performance 6pm

12th December - Hatchmere Nativity at St Peter’s Church 1.30pm

13th December - School Christmas Lunch

15th December – Carol Service led by Rev Elaine at St Peter’s Church (6.30pm)

16th December - Beauty and the Beast Pantomime

20th December - School finishes for Christmas break. No WAC club in afternoon

24th December – Christmas Eve Christingle led by Rev Elaine at St Peter’s Church (4pm)

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Ricky Huddart

Assistant Headteacher

Newsletter 29 November 2019

Friday 29 November 2019

Dear Parents and Carers

 Can you believe that on Sunday it is the beginning of advent and we can open door number one of our advent calendars? The festive activities and celebrations have begun. Today is our Christmas Fair and it would not take place without your generous contributions. Thank you to all those families that have donated prizes for the Grand Draw as once again we have some amazing prizes. Also to those parents who have volunteered their time in setting up the stalls and organising the event.

 

Last week, Mr Jones (singing teacher) and Mrs Evans took the school choir to the Cottons Hotel Christmas Event. We have had so many compliments about how smart they looked and how beautifully they sang. Well done to everyone who took part and you were great ambassadors for the school.

 

At the weekend the Sunday Times published their top 500 top state primary schools. I am incredibly proud to announce that we were ranked as 128th. 128 out of over 32,000 puts us in the top 0.4% of all primary schools. Please see our Twitter feed for an article published by NWAT.

 Oakmere and Sandymere visited Jodrell Bank on Tuesday this week. The trip linked perfectly to our topic! The children took part in two fantastic workshops, ‘Journey to the Moon’ and ‘Mars Robot Challenge’. During both workshops the children worked in groups to complete challenges and learn more about space. It was a great day and the children’s behaviour was exceptional throughout. 

 

The Year 6 children visited the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, on Wednesday. They had the opportunity to tackle lots of hands on problems and they worked well in their groups to do this. At the end of the day they got to see lots of different modes of transport including planes, cars and even horse drawn carriages. 

 

On Thursday our Year 4 children took part in the Sandstone Sports Partnership Handball Tournament at Tarporley High School. Our teams came in 3rd and 4th place and showed great sportsmanship. A very big well done to all who played.

 

For those parents who access wrap around care (WAC Club), either in the morning or afterschool, can we please remind you that an adult or a sibling over 16 must sign all children in for breakfast cub and sign them out at the end of the afternoon WAC session. Thank you for your support.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Julie Clayton

Head of School

 

Here are some dates for your diaries:

29th November - 2.45pm start for the School Christmas Fair

4th December – KS2 Christmas Carol Concert 2pm and 6 pm

6th December –  Archaeology Club trip to Chester, PTA Christmas Shopping Event

10th December - Hatchmere Stay and Play session 9am – 9.45am

11th December - KS1 Christmas Performance 6pm

12th December - Hatchmere Nativity at St Peter’s Church 1.30pm

13th December - School Christmas Lunch

16th December - Beauty and the Beast Pantomime

18th December – PTA Cinema night

20th December - School finishes for Christmas break., no WAC club in afternoon

 

 

Newsletter 20 November 2019

                                                                                                                                Friday 22 November 2019

Dear Parents and Carers

 

There has been such a lot going on this week. At the weekend the PTA held their first ever Autumn Ball which was a huge success and a most enjoyable experience. A great big thank you to all the parents and volunteers who attended or helped to organised the event. In total the event raised a magnificent £1,300.

 

We also received notification and thanks from the British Legion’s Poppy Appeal this week that the total we contributed this year was £144.99. So thank you for your donations in support of this worthy cause.

On Wednesday, Hatchmere focused on friendship during their collective worship at the church. The staff in Hatchmere are so proud of the children for all taking turns to speak on their own in front of so many parents; a massive accomplishment for any four or five-year-old! The children talked about their friends in class, how to be a good friend and even sang "You've got a friend in me" from Toy Story. At the end of the day, they also shared their work with the rest of the school. Well done Hatchmere for being so brave!

 

It has been a busy week of sports fixtures and competitions. Earlier in the week our Year 3 and 4 football team kicked off their involvement in the Chester Primaryship Football League with a comprehensive 9-0 win! On the same day our Year 5 and 6 team also played a fixture and although defeated on this occasion they played very well. 

 

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Newsletter 15 November 2019

Dear Parents and Carers                                                                              Friday 15 November 2019

 

It has turned much colder this week; winter is on its way – with North Wales having a good covering of snow over the weekend. It is definitely the time for warm winter coats , hats and gloves. We like to get the children outside as much as possible even when the weather isn’t so good. Learning outside the classroom is an important part of our week, so can we please make sure that the children have a coat in school each and every day.

 

This week each class took part in a storyteller workshop with a gentlemen called Richard O’Neill. He spent time with each class sharing with them the joy of storytelling. All the children were brilliantly behaved and engaged throughout their session, they loved being an active part in his stories and helping to make decisions about characters and events. It was a lovely experience for staff and children and really helped to build a love of books and storytelling for all. 

 

It has been a rare week of no sporting competitions, however, last Friday afternoon our Upper KS2 football team kicked off their involvement in the Chester Primaryship League. This event, organised by Mr Freeman, has over 40 schools from the local area taking part in five different leagues throughout the year with the top two from each group qualifying for the Chester Champions Tournament in May. Our team got off to a solid start with a 2-2 draw against St Martin's and a 3-3 draw against Grosvenor Park. Good luck to our team for the rest of the season. 

 

The theme for collective worship this week was our community.  
During class collective worship at St Peter’s, Oakmere all confidently read a line each and showed their artwork with pride to share with their families and school why caring for our community is so important. 

They talked about where they lived, how they care for their community and the people and animals within it. Oakmere also sang a beautiful song by Bruno Mars called Count on Me, which is all about caring for each other. We finished collective worship with a prayer to reflect on the beauty of our community. We were all so proud of them! 

 

The children from Linmere went to a careers afternoon on Thursday, at Rudheath Senior Academy. They got the opportunity to meet different professionals from various sectors and question them about their careers. The children were very polite and it was wonderful to see how excited they were about their future careers. 

 

Thank you all for your generous donations for our Christmas Fair. This year our non-uniform day clashed with Children in Need. We recognise that this is an important day and so the children will still be learning about this worthy cause and having fun with some Pudsey activities.

 

Once again we have had some issues with parking during drop off and pick up times. One morning this week a child was almost hit, by a parent pulling up on to the pavement to park. To try and alleviate some of the issues, we are opening the car park earlier each afternoon. Can we please once again request that you do not park or drop off in the chevroned area or up on the pavements. Thank you.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Julie Clayton

Head of School

 

 

 

Here are some dates for your diaries:

 

 

16th  November – PTA Autumn Ball

18th November- Parents phonics session in Hatchmere, Chris Gilbert – Artist working with Hatchmere and Oakmere

20th  November- Pickmere visit to The Science and Industry Museum, Hatchmere collective worship at St Peter’s Church

1.30-5.30pm Open Afternoon

22nd November- Blakemere visit to The Science and Industry Museum

25th November- Parents phonics session in Hatchmere

26th  November- Oakmere and Sandymere visit to Jodrell Bank

27th  November- Linmere visit to The Science and Industry Museum

29th  November- 2.45pm start for the School Christmas Fair

4th  December – KS2 Christmas Carol Concert 2pm and 6pm

6th December –  Archaeology Club trip to Chester, PTA Christmas Shopping Event

10th December- Hatchmere Stay and Play session 9am – 9.45am

11th December-KS1 Christmas Performance 6pm

12th December- Hatchmere Nativity at St Peter’s Church 1.30pm

13th December- School Christmas Lunch

11th December- Beauty and the Beast Pantomime

18th December – PTA Cinema night

20th December- School finishes for Christmas break, no WAC club in afternoon

 

 

Newsletter 8 November 2019

 Friday 8 November 2019

 

Dear Parents and Carers 

 

Welcome back, I hope you all had a lovely half term. The half term ahead is incredibly busy with trips, visits and Christmas events. The PTA are also holding a wide range of events including the Autumn Ball (Saturday 16 November) and the Christmas Shopping Event  (Friday 6 December). 

 

On Monday we were welcomed back with an amazing performance from the English Touring Opera! The children were completely captivated by their amazing voices, the orchestra and story plot. It was all based around Laika the Russian dog and his journey into space! The children loved learning the whole background story around this event. As always, events such as this are shown on our school Twitter account.  

 

In the middle of the week, Sandymere held their collective worship at St Peter's Church. The focus of the collective worship was on how lights are used in religious and non-religious celebrations, which linked well with bonfire night and the Hindu festival of Diwali. The children then spoke about the belief that Jesus is the light of the world and they sang the hymn 'This Little Light of Mine'. The children all spoke and sang beautifully and Miss Hume was very proud of them. Thank you to all who attended.  

 

This week we kicked off our involvement in the Chester Girls’ Football League. Throughout the year our team will play against other local schools from the local area. Despite the torrential rain our girls played some fantastic football against Mickle Trafford with the game finishing 2-2 thanks to an equaliser from Charlie Barratt in the final minute! Well done girls. 

 

To mark Remembrance Day each child has made a poppy.  This will be followed by our Remembrance Day collective worship on Monday. 

 

The book fair is up and running in the school hall. This is a great opportunity for children to select their own books, and might even provide great Christmas stocking fillers. We receive a small percentage from each sale, which we use to refresh the books in classrooms and the library.  

 

Have a lovely weekend. 

 

 

Julie Clayton Head of School 

Here are some dates for your diaries: 

 

11 November – Parents’ phonics session in Hatchmere

12 November - Richard O’Neil story teller – whole school 

13 November - Oakmere collective worship at St Peter’s Church, Parents’ Evening 3.30pm- 7.00pm

14 November - 12pm Linmere to visit Rudheath Senior Academy’s Career Fair

16 November – PTA Autumn Ball

18 November – Parents’ phonics session in Hatchmere, Chris Gilbert - Artist working with Hatchmere and Oakmere

20 November - Pickmere visit to The Science and Industry Museum – Hatchmere collective worship at St Peter’s Church, 1.30-5-30pm - Open Afternoon

22 November - Blakemere visit to The Science and Industry Museum

25 November – Parents’ phonics session in Hatchmere

26 November - Oakmere and Sandymere visit to Jodrell Bank

27 November - Linmere visit to The Science and Industry Museum

29 November - Christmas Fair

4 December – KS2 Christmas Carol Concert 2pm and 6 pm

6 December – Archaeology Club trip to Chester, PTA Christmas Shopping Event

10 December - Hatchmere Stay and Play session 9am – 9.45am

11 December - KS1 Christmas Performance 6pm 12 December - Hatchmere Nativity at St Peter’s Church 1.30pm

13 December - School Christmas Lunch

11 December - Beauty and the Beast Pantomime 

18 December – PTA Cinema night

20 December - School finishes for Christmas break. - No afternoon WAC club 

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