This week in school we had our delivery of 'living eggs' which we have seen hatch into chicks. They arrived on Monday and by Tuesday we had seen the first cracks appear. Our first chick emerged on Wednesday morning and by Friday we had nine beautiful chicks. Now they have hatched, the chicks will be visiting each class next week. When they are not in classrooms, the chicks are just by the entrance to the hall and must feel right at home as our Year 2 children have created a beautiful 'Birds of the World' display there.
The children at Daylesford were invited to enter a competition to name a new West Midlands Police riot van. Lots of children submitted really interesting and creative entries. One of our children's suggestions was chosen as a winner and 'Optimus Crime' was created! The police officers brough the van to school and lots of photographs were taken - the story even appeared in local news. Abdullah who thought of the name, along with his class, were taken out onto our playground to see and explore the new police van. It linked really well with the topic of 'People Who Help Us'.
Please see some of the pictures that were taken. Well done Abdullah!
We celebrated World Book Day 2018 by dressing up as our favourite book characters and completing lots of activities across the day. We had an assembly altogether in the afternoon so we could see all of the super costumes. Thank you to everyone for making such a wonderful effort!
Many thanks to all of you for donating items for the Harvest which has now been collected by our local Helping Hands charity.
Following the passing of Julie McPhillips, who was previously a TA here at Daylesford, a number of staff from school decided to complete the Race for Life last Sunday in aid of Cancer Research. It was lovely to see that the staff were joined by some Daylesford pupils who were also completing this.
Today, Sam Johnson was presented with the new Birmingham City 'away' shirt by Michael Morrison, the Birmingham City Captain. We gathered together in a whole school assembly and Sam's Dad explained that he has created a Birmingham City shirt on a white t-shirt for Sam and after he posted the pictue on line it went viral. Following the presentation, Michael went out on to the playground to meet and greet all of the children. It was a really memorable morning!
On Thursday 2nd March we celebrated the 20th anniversary of World Book Day by dressing up as book characters and sharing information about these characters and the stories they feature in. It was a really impressive spectacle to see them all in assembly on Thursday afternoon. All of the children completed activities over the course of the day linked to World Book Day. Please see some of the photos below taken of the children in their super costumes. Thank you as always to parents for supporting us with our celebration of this day.
On Thursday 9th February, Miss Morgan accompanied our school team for this year’s Solihull Gymnastics Competition which was held at Lode Heath School. 15 Solihull Schools competed and we are delighted to let you know that our team finished in 1st place and will now go forward to the West Midlands Finals at the start of April to compete against teams who won their competitions in Coventry and Warwickshire.
We celebrated the achievement of our gymnastics team in assembly on Friday and since then Amelia, Poppy, Sho, Amy, Libbi, Frankie, Meera, Harry, Madina and Sami have been presented with their winners’ medals. It was a real shame that we were only able to choose a set number of pupils. We have lots of fantastic gymnasts at our school and Miss Morgan was given the very difficult job of going round to each PE session to identify the group of pupils to represent us
We are so proud of them and will look forward to cheering them on in the final.
This week we have celebrated Story Telling Week by inviting in parents and grandparents to come and share stories with the children. Some adults read a book from school to the children, others chose to share their favourite children's book with them. The childen have absolutely loved it! Some classes were lucky enough to have a story shared in English and Urdu which was a wonderful experience for them.
Thank you to all parents and grandparents who came in to help us celebrate Story Telling Week!
Our Reception children completed two wonderful performances of the nativity story. They had worked so hard to learn their lines, learn the words and actions for the songs as well as having to remember when it was their turn on stage. Everyone absolutely loved it! Thank you to all of the families for joining us!
On Monday 5th December our Nursery children sparkled in their performance of the 'Nursery Nativity'. They retold the story of the first Christmas and were an absolute joy to watch. They had learnt so many words, songs and actions - everyone was so proud of them! Well done to the Nursery team for two lovely performances and to all of the families that joined us to make it even more special!
On Friday 18th November, the children came in non-uniform to raise money for Children in Need. Each child brought in £1 for the privilege of wearing their own clothes which will be donated to Children in Need. A number of parents donated more than £1 for which we are very grateful. Mrs Gray talked to the children in assembly about why we are raising money and how it will help other children have opportunities they would not experience if it was not for the money raised. All of the children wore spots or bright colours and many (including Mrs Gray) had pudsey ears or other pudsey themed items. We raised £265. Thank you!
Today, the whole school joined together for a Harvest assembly. The children sang songs and read poems, some altogether and some as individual classes. They spoke and sang beautifully and made all of the staff proud, as always. The children also had a visit from a Helping Hands charity worker who came to explain to them the ways in which their donations would support others locally. She showed them the boxes that are filled and distributed to families in need. Lots of the children have told me following the assembly how pleased they were to be able to help other people to make sure they didn't go hungry - we really do have such kind and thoughtful children at our school. Thank you to parents who supported this by donating goods for the harvest collection.
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