Dovetales Poetry Competition 2019

Well done to our pupils in Year 5 and Year 6 for their fantastic entries into this years Dovetale Poetry Competition. A number of children's poems were chosen as finalists and have been published in the Dovetales magazine. 

Special congratulations to our Year 6 pupil Jess, who was the overall Dovestone Learning Partnership Primary School winner. This is a fantastic achievement and the second year in a row that a Delph School pupil has won the competition.

Year 6 Business Challenge 2019

It has been a very busy half-term for our Year 6 pupils who have been working hard on their enterprise project in this years Oldham Business Challenge. The children have worked in teams to develop their business 'All Wrapped Up', applying for different jobs to suit their strengths within the business. They have received expert advice from a visiting business man and designed their own logo, product range and business plan. The children sold their beautifully made products, consisting of handmade gift bags, gift tags, gift boxes and cards at our Trading Day, at Tesco Store in Oldham, along with other local schools.

On the Trading Day, they made a profit of £491.80. With some generous donations and more sales back at school, a total of £837.63 has been raised. All profit made will go to Dr. Kershaw's Hospice.

Thank you to our brilliant Year 6 for working so hard and also to Miss Lord, Mrs Massey and parents for your support and kind donations. 

On the Trading Day, we made a profit o 

Oldham Primary School Spelling Bee Championships 2019

Congratulations to our Year 6 pupil who, after winning the school Spelling Bee final, went on to compete against the top spellers from other schools at the Oldham Spelling Bee finals. The event took place at the Council Chambers and was attended by the Mayoress, parents and teachers.

There were several nail-biting rounds and some stiff competition but our Year 6 pupil remained quietly confident and performed superbly. 

Well done Ruby officially the.......

Oldham Spelling Bee Champion 2019.


School Spelling Bee Finals  Posted 20.06.19

Well done to all of the Spelling Bee finalists today, pictured with their certificates and Mr. Wild from the Rotary Club. The overall school winner was Ruby, with Molly as the runner-up. An excellent achievement from all that took part. Ruby will go on to represent the school at the Oldham Spelling Bee Finals, at the Civic Centre.

Spelling Bee Champions - Summer Term 2019

Congratulations to the Spelling Bee Champions for the Summer first half-term.

Keep up the good work everyone!

Robinwood   -   8th-10th March 2019

Well done to all of our Year 6 pupils, who had a fabulous time at Robinwood. They challenged themselves to do things out of their 'comfort zone' and were highly praised by Robinwood staff for their super attitude, determination and teamwork. Hope you didn't see too many of the Robinwood naughty squirrels!!

Spelling Bee Champions- Spring Term - February 2019

Well done to our Spelling Bee champions this half-term!  Also congratulations to Year 6 - Spelling Bee Class Champions

Year 5 & Year 6

Year 5 & 6 enjoyed a very interesting visit from a pilot today. They found out all about this interesting career and what it takes to become a pilot.


Children listen to an interesting presentation.


They also went through some safety drills.

Christmas Jumper Day - Raising money for our school defibrillator appeal

We raised a fantastic £170 from our Christmas jumper day yesterday. Thank you everyone for your support! Altogether, including money raised from the Talent Show, we have raised £263. With a kind donation from the PTA, we are now able to purchase the defibrillator for school.

This is great news - thank you once again.

Delph's Got Talent

29th November 2018

Well done to all of the brilliant acts that took part in our Talent Show today. Raising money for 'Children in Need' and towards our school defibrillator appeal, the children were fantastic. We certainly know how to put on a good show!


School Council Leadership Day - 21st November 2018

Our school councillors attended the Leadership Conference at Oldham Civic Chambers, along with our friends from Coppice Primary Academy. They enjoyed meeting the Mayor of Oldham and sharing ideas.

Year 4 Master Chefs

June 2018 - Pupils from our Year 4 class are competing in a Primary Cooking Competition against other local schools. The event is being held at Safeguard Fusion Cooking Academy in Oldham and the children are being taught to cook a number of dishes. The most improved chefs from each school will compete in a 'cook-off' in the final week. The children have really enjoyed learning new skills and of course, tasting their own food!

New Sports Kits

Thank you to our PTA.

New Sports Kits

We love our new sports kits and have already been testing them out.

New Sports Kits

We look really smart as a team too!

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,

By sorrow,

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,


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!

Having Fun in the Snow!    28.02.18

Key Stage 2 were having fun in the snow today.

Oh What a Knight!

February 2018

A great big well done to all of our pupils in Key Stage 2 for putting on a fantastic performance of 'Oh What a Knight'.

All of your hard work and those extra rehearsals really paid off.

What a super show!

Spelling Bee Champions - February 2018

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Champions this half-term. Super work!

Also well done to our Spelling Bee Champion Class.....Year 5!

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.

Museum of Science & Industry

Year 6 enjoying a full day visit to MOSI on 11th January.

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!


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The whole school enjoyed watching a visiting theatre production of 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' today. An exciting morning, enjoyed by all!

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

Year 5 & 6 pupils say thank you to Delph School PTA for their brand new dictionaries!

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!

School Band Success - June 2017

We are delighted to report that our school band won the Martyn Evans Shield at this years Oldham Music Festival. The shield is awarded for the most 'Outstanding Brass Band Performance of the Festival'. Congratulations to everyone involved - you were amazing!

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!

French Day Fun!

Thursday 22nd June 2017

Today was our French Day. All children in school enjoyed taking part in a wide range of activities e.g. cooking, construction, speaking & listening, learning French games and songs. Tres Bien!

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.

A Visit from the Animal Man - 27.04.17

Children enjoyed an exciting talk from the Animal Man today and had the chance to handle some of the animals he brought. What a great day!

Spelling Bee Champions - 2nd Spring Half-term 2017

Well done to our fantastic spellers this half-term in the school Spelling Bee.

Such a tense final.

Keep up the good work everyone!

Spelling Bee - Spring Term 2017

This half-term, the Champion Spelling Bee Class was Year 4.

Well done all!

Road Safety  24.03.17

All of our children have been learning about road safety today in assembly. Reception and Year 1 children have also enjoyed workshops about keeping safe and learning to cross the road. Thank you to Mrs Williams from Oldham Road Safety Team.

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.

African Drumming & Dance Workshop

15th March 2017 - Today the children (and staff!) enjoyed doing African drumming and dancing. It sounded great in school!

Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits

Key Stage 2 Production - February 2017

Another wonderful production! Well done to all of the children and staff for working so hard to make this happen. Thank you parents for your support. Delph School really does have talent!



Spelling Bee Champions

Well done to our Spelling Bee Champions for the first Spring Half-Term 2017. A fabulous achievement - keep up the good work!

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.

Book Fair

We managed to get all of these books for school with the commission received from the Travelling Book Fair. Thanks everyone for supporting the book fair events!

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!

Firework Safety

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.