Please read our latest newsletter to parents:
As our first family challenge, we are setting the monumental task of walking, running or cycling the 272 mile / 438 kilometre distance from DELVES LANE PRIMARY all the way to BUCKINGHAM PALACE!!!!
This huge challenge will most certainly need the help of all our children, parents and school staff if it is to succeed and here’s what we need you to do…
Throughout this week, record any walks, runs or bike rides you go on as a family and simply email in to school your efforts or share them below in the comments section for this post.
We will keep track of how we are getting on as a school and will update you on our progress as the week goes on. We can’t wait to find out what you get up to and would love to see lots of pictures of the whole family in action, so please send us lots of pictures of you all taking part!
All that’s left to say is good luck and have fun! And, hopefully we’ll make it there in time to pop in for a socially distanced cup of tea with the Queen…
READY… STEADY… GO!!!! 🚶♀️ 🏃 🚴♀️
ORDERING UNIFORM ONLINE
You can now order uniform direct from our supplier, Suzanne Nichol.
Please click on this link SandNWorkwear and follow the simple instructions.
This is now our preferred method for ordering uniform as it allows parents to contact Suzanne direct with questions about garments and queries about orders. Don’t worry, you still have the option to order from the school if required.
This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week falls this week, 18-24 May. Of all times, this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is the most pertinent. In this tough time; where our opportunities to see friends, families and loved ones are limited and uncertainties reign, it is crucial that we take care of our own mental health and acknowledge the challenges that we all face. This year’s theme is kindness. We must think about kindness to ourselves and to others.
Please take time this week to consider your own mental health and be kind to yourselves. It is far too easy to put undue pressures on ourselves and we owe it to ourselves in these times to look after our own well-being.
Being kind to ourselves enables us to be kind to others. The kindness we show can range from tiny daily acts to more significant ones. Whatever the act, kindness can make a big difference. The below website is full of resources and ways for you to get involved or simply to keep yourself healthy.
Whatever you choose to do this week, remember: Mental Health matters, so #Bekind.
Thank you, as ever for the kindness you show to us and to one another. We are proud to be a part of our community.
I have been recording some videos of books to share with my class as part of their daily timetable. Parents have suggested that I share these on Facebook, so please see below the links to the chapters so far. I will aim to ‘release’ a chapter on the Facebook page each day. Occasionally there may be additional picture books. If you have any requests, please leave a comment.
A collection of authors have gathered together to create a range of ’10-minute challenges’ related to books of every kind. Can you make your own monsters? battle an evil witch? or bring household objects to life?
Enjoy these short videos full of inspirational ideas and activities which will engage those creative brain cells! We would love to see what fabulous creations you have made!
The Oak National Academy is a website, similar to BBC Bitesize, in that it is a resource bank full of lessons, presentations and activities. Your children’s teachers may choose to refer to this in your recommended weekly timetable. Feel free to browse the website for lessons beyond those we send home, following your child’s interests.
Each ‘lesson’ comes with quizzes, instructional videos and activities to go alongside. These activities are not necessarily interactive, so having a pencil and paper to hand will be helpful! The lessons have been prepared by teachers around the country, so the style and content of each lesson will vary between year groups and subjects.
The National Academy has three options for using it:
Whichever way you choose to use this resource, we hope it helps you all at home.
Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.
The collection, published by Bloomsbury, is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals.
Click on the image to see.