Mark Sanders & Monty the Dog Visit School
On Friday 11th May, we welcomed children's author Mark Sanders and his dog Monty. After talking in assembly, Mark visited each class to share some of his stories and take questions about how he became an author and about his dog, who is the main character in his books. His top tip to the children was to just enjoy writing and keep improving. Great advice children!
Disability Awareness Day
On Wednesday 2nd May, we welcomed a number of visitors into our school, as part of our Disability Awareness Day. The children have been learning what it is like to have a disability and what we can all do to make sure everyone is included. During the day, the children had the opportunity to ask our visitors lots of questions and try out some interesting and useful resources, such as IGaze and a braille machine. They also met Katie and her guide dog Hazel. The children were really engaged and interested and were praised by our visitors for their enthusiasm and questions.
Saddleworth Literary Festival 2018
Well done to all of the pupils in Year 5 and 6 for taking part in the poetry competition for the Saddleworth Literary Festival. Pictured are our finalists whose work was published in the 'Voices in Verse' Magazine. We are also delighted to report that the overall winner of the competition, selected from all of the Dovestone Learning Partnership Schools, was Miranda in Year 6. Super work everyone!
Bit by Bit by Miranda
First went the chimney,
Old, rugged and frail,
Then went the clear, damp glass,
Made by the generations,
Although it was the house falling,
It was as if our family fell with it,
The huge, powerful walls were dragged down,
Every trickle of a tear,
Every loud painful scream,
The house slowly decayed,
Bit by bit.
Soon everything would be gone,
And so would be the memories, which lay within,
The strong architecture couldn’t handle the misery.
The sturdy plaster wasn’t a match for the many deaths,
No matter how hard we try,
The house will fall down,
BIT BY BIT.
Choral Speaking Festival - March 2018
Our Year 2 Class performed brilliantly at the Choral Speaking Festival this term, at Oldham Coliseum Theatre. The children performed two contrasting poems, on stage, to a large audience made up of other schools, parents and visitors. The adjudicator gave them a distinction for their wonderful performance and we are delighted to report that they have been awarded the Madeleine Lindley Trophy this year. Very well done Year 2 (and Mrs Turner too!).
Actions Have Consequences
21st March 2018
The police and PCSO's were in school today, delivering workshops to KS2 pupils about 'Actions have Consequences'. The children were challenged to think about a whole range of issues, including e-safety, mobile phone use and making good choices. They were introduced to two police dogs and given a demonstration on how they are used to help stop criminals.
Robinwood - 9th-11th March 2018
Year 6 enjoyed a fantastic weekend at Robinwood, along with Mrs Massey, Mr Britner and Mrs Webster. They were involved in numerous challenges throughout the weekend involving teamwork, problem solving and overcoming some fears too! Centre staff praised the class on their determination and positive attitudes. Well done Year 6! (and the teachers too!). Also thank you to Mr. Ireland, our class governor, for popping up to see us on the Saturday.
Here are a few pictures of them getting stuck in!
FRESH - Healthy Lifestyle Programme
Spring Term 2018
Pupils are enjoying the FRESH Programme this term. This is a healthy lifestyle programme, delivered by Oldham Sports Development, which aims to encourage children and their families to adopt heathier lifestyles, learn the importance of healthy eating and being physically active. Please look out for our school 'Health Champions' this term.
Great to see lots of parents and grandparents getting involved in our after-school sessions too! Thank you for your support.
Spelling Bee Champions - 18th December 2017
School Brass Band on Tour!
6th Dec 2017 - The school band & singers from Years 5 & 6 performed carols in the village today and for the residents of Holland Close. We also visited the Co-op to say a big thank you for their fund raising for the school. Thanks also to Year 4 bakers for making mince pies and lemon drizzle cake to share with our audience....yummy!
Well done all.
Heartstone Event 17-18 October 2017
Pupils from Year 5 & 6 perform at Manchester Cathedral, following their involvement in the Heartstone Project. The dance, illustrates the story of the Heartsone Odyssey.
The Heartsone Odyssey project is based on a fantasy story centred on a female heroin, Chandra, and documents her quest to overcome intolerance, prejudice and racism in collaboration with her allies - the mice.
Well done everyone on a super performance!
Harvest Assembly - Friday 6th October 2017
Many thanks for your support and all of the kind donations for our harvest assembly this morning. Staff, governors and children delivered our harvest gifts to elderly residents in the village this morning.
Thank you also for the £1 KS2 donations. We have raised £100 for the British Red Cross Hurricane Appeal.
Well done everyone!
Mindfulness - Sept 2017
Children being introduced to mindfulness in school, to help them develop some essential life skills. Pupils learn to be calm, focused, alert, aware and creative, which is what mindfulness is all about,
PTA Buy New Dictionaries for Year 5 & 6
Gardening Club Vegetable Harvest - September 2017
What a super crop of vegetables this year!
Members of our gardening club were pleased to deliver some of our home grown produce to the school kitchen staff today. Look out for some home grown carrots, celery, beetroot and potatoes in your school meals this week! Well done everyone....all of your hard work really paid off!
Spelling Bee Champions - Summer Term 2017
Sports Week - 26th-30th June 2017
We were delighted to welcome British field hockey player and gold medallist, Nicola White to launch our Sports Week and do some hockey coaching. During sports week, we have been focussing on health and fitness and all children are encouraged to take an active part. We have also introduced ‘The Daily Mile’ – a simple scheme that helps improve children’s confidence, concentration and fitness.
Spelling Bee Finals - 23rd June 2017
Well done to all of our Spelling Bee finalists, who competed today - you were amazing!
Special congratulations to our Year 5 pupil who won the school final this year and qualified for the Oldham Spelling Bee, where she made it down to the last 7.
A fantastic achievement!
Crucial Crew and a visit to the Oldham Science Centre - Year 6
Year 6 pupils participated in the 'Crucial Crew' event on 21st June 2017. The children spent time with GM Transport, the Police, Internet Safety team, Road Safety team, Drug Awareness team and SOPHIE (stamp out prejudice, hatred, intolance everywhere).
On 16th June, Y6 visited Oldham Science Centre. They enjoyed doing experiments with our friends from Coppice Primary Academy. Experiments included magic milk, cloud in a bottle and finding which ingredients produced the most foam when mixed.
A Treat for Governors!
Delph School governors were treated to refreshments made and served by children from our Cookery Club this week. Thank you to Miss Spencer and the children for organising this special treat before our governors meeting.
Spelling Bee Champions - 2nd Spring Half-term 2017
Oldham Year 5 Careers Fair at Mahdlo 23.03.17
Year 5 had great fun at the Year 5 Careers Fair today. Learning about all sorts of jobs and trying out lots of new things. Around 50 employers were present at the event. Dentist? Engineer? IT specialist? Chef? What might you want to do when you are older?
Primary Knowledge Magazine
Please take a look at the new Primary Knowledge magazine. Showcasing all the brilliant things going on in Oldham Primary Schools, Primary Knowledge is well worth a read. You might even find our school in there somewhere!
Please click on the link to view Primary Knowledge. http://oldham-chronicle.co.uk/local/echron
Mr Ayres Visited Year 6
Mr Ayres is an architect. He explained about the number of people involved in designing and building a new structure. The children looked at different models of buildings. Mr. Ayres had been involved in designing the Beetham tower, in Manchester. We made our own Beetham towers. Our towers all had individual designs.
Delph School Are Proud Sponsors of 5 Guide Dog Puppies
Thank you to Anne, Norma & 'Hetta' the guide dog for a great family assembly this morning (20.01.2017). Anne told us all about what it means to sponsor a guide dog puppy. We learnt what happens to the puppies and how they are specially trained. Norma told us how 'Hetta' helps her everyday to be independent and confident and what a special dog she is. At our school we are proud to be sponsoring 5 guide dog puppies. They are called Isaac, Dasher, Biscuit, Felix and Eddie.
Visiting the Houses of Parliament - 15th November 2016
Mr. Britner, Mrs. Leigh and two Y5 pupils travelled to London after being invited to the Houses of Parliament. The children spoke to MPs and other dignitaries at Parliament about their involvement in the Heartstone Odyssey Project. The project, based on the book the Heartstone Odyssey, raises awareness and discussion about important issues such as racism, prejudice and challenging stereotypes. We had an amazing day!
On Monday 10th October 2016, two officers from the Fire Service visited Year 6 to talk about Autumn Safety. They showed us how dangerous bonfires and fireworks can be. They also talked about choosing safe clothing to wear near bonfires. We discussed safety when trick-or-treating and the officers taught Year 6 about using stop, drop and roll to put out flames on clothing.