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Newsletter 17 January 2020

                                                                                                                                Friday 17 January 2020

Dear Parents and Carers

 

Having just finished adding all the diary dates on the newsletter, it is evident that we are in for a busy term!

No trips to report on this week, but there have been some exciting things happening in the classes. I was lucky enough to be dropping into Oakmere this week and I happened to meet a new pupil named “Goldilocks” and she was answering questions all about what she got up to in the three bears’ house. There was also quite a lot of noise coming from Sandymere the other day. After a quick investigation it turned out they were learning about the traditional music of Madagascar and then creating their own compositions. Please check out our PE and Class blogs on the website and our Twitter feed.

On Tuesday, Pickmere had a special visit from the Cheshire Fire Service. They learnt all about how to stay safe in and around their homes through group discussions and role play. The ladies from the Cheshire Fire Service were very impressed with the children’s knowledge so well done Pickmere!

 

Four very lucky children from Years 5 and 6 were invited to take part in Explore Learning’s Young Mathematician Award. They worked as a team to solve a mystery challenge and we will find out towards the end of the month how they got on! They have worked incredibly hard to get through to this stage - WELL DONE!

 

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Newsletter 10 January 2020

Dear Parents and Carers                                                         10 January 2020

 

Happy New Year and welcome back to the beginning of our new school term. Firstly, let me apologise for the school closure on Monday and any inconvenience that this caused. Unfortunately, at the end of the Christmas break we discovered an underground cable fault. This meant that we did not have full power to the school and after further investigation the fault was eventually located to a cable and junction box under The ARK which was dated 1919. The power failure, led to the boiler seizing up and therefore we had no hot water or heating either.

 

This week a team of our upper Key Stage Two children took part in an athletics competition at Tarporley High School. The children competed fantastically well in a variety of track and field events finishing fourth place overall.

 

Also this week, a group of our children were lucky enough to take part in a netball masterclass training session with International netball player Laura Malcolm.This was a really inspiring experience for the children and a unique opportunity to receive coaching from an elite athlete.

 

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Newsletter 13 December 2019

13th December 2019

Dear Parents and Carers

 

It has been really nice to have seen so many parents, grandparents and other members of your families in school over the past few festive weeks. From the annual PTA Christmas Fair to the wonderful productions and today’s Christmas dinner, this time of year is always very busy in school.

 

On Wednesday this week Oakmere and Sandymere children performed ‘A Wriggly Nativity’. The performance was full of lots of catchy songs and actions to accompany them! All of the children were absolutely fantastic, they spoke and sang beautifully throughout and made all the Key Stage 1 staff very proud indeed. Thank you to all our families for all of your support in facilitating these performances. It’s wonderful to see the children growing in confidence and creating lots of happy memories!

 

On Thursday, Hatchmere performed their nativity at St. Peter's Church to family and friends. The Hatchmere team are incredibly impressed with how brave and confident the children were, speaking and singing in front of such a huge audience; a huge achievement for 4 and 5 year olds! The support for the children was great and it was lovely to see so many members of the family coming to watch too!

 

We have had more success on the sporting front this week with our Year 6 Handball team winning the Sandstone Sports Partnership Handball Competition at Tarporley High School! Our team put in a fantastic performance winning all of their matches! As always, our children showed exemplary sportsmanship throughout this event. Well done to all of the children who represented our school so well.

 

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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

 

 

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