Hi everyone, just to keep you all updated on developments. As you will know, this a very fast moving situation and the advice schools are receiving is changing daily. You might not be fully aware, but we are receiving information at the same time as parents and carers, from the news and government briefings at 5pm 😅.
Over the weekend, those parents who had told us they are key workers and that their child required a childcare place on Monday (today) were contacted to let them know that the arrangements had been amended following further guidelines and discussions on Saturday. Originally, childcare was going to be offered at our sister school at Bishop Rawle. However, we consider it imperative to keep our children and school workers as safe as possible in line with government recommendations on social distancing. Therefore children who attend Dilhorne and whose parents are key workers and require childcare places will be offered these at Dilhorne for the time being.
Many parents working in critical sectors may be able to ensure their child or children are kept at home. Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.
We will endeavour to keep all parents and carers updated of any changes as and when we receive them, and appreciate you bearing with us and continuing to communicate with us in these unprecedented times. If you do need to call the school, please understand that you may need to leave a message.
At this time our most efficient method of communication is via the Facebook page. If you do not currently follow us on there we can be found at Dilhorne Endowed Primary School Update Page.
Many thanks for your understanding,
The Dilhorne Team.
As you will know from the media, the cases of Coronavirus (Covid 19) are currently increasing in the west midlands and globally. As a school, we are continuing to talk to children about the importance of washing hands thoroughly, maintaining good hygiene and acting in a sensible manner to reduce the spreading of any germs.
For further information on how we can all play our part in reducing the spread of the virus, please read the letter in the column to the right of this article.
We are delighted to share the exciting news that our friends at The Cheadle Academy have been undertaking something amazing for a very special cause.
On Friday 15th November, The Cheadle Academy Sixth Form Choir released their charity single 'My Oh My', which has been recorded in conjunction with Staffordshire University and the Dougie Mac Hospice.
The choir have been operating for two years and have, to date, raised an incredible £22,000 in memory of the school's wonderful former Senior Assistant Principal, Craig Beverley, who sadly passed away three years ago. We are proud that a number of former pupils from our family of schools have also been involved and, as a Trust, we fondly remember working with Craig.
The song, which is one from Craig's old band (he was a talented musician), can be purchased through:
https://www.facebook.com/The Cheadle Academy/
There are numerous stories and videos of the progression of the choir over the last 18 months in the build up to the single release on the link too.
Good luck and we think that what you are doing is incredible!
Many thanks to those who were able to join us for the Autumn Fayre and Open Day on Saturday 12th October.
It was lovely to see so many people joining us for a special day and to have a look at our wonderful little school. Huge thanks to: all of the parents, children, friends and staff who were involved in organising, promoting and leading the event; those who helped to set-up and pack-away; anyone who was able to make a donation of any type; and also to the very kind members of the Fire Service who were able to join us.
Due to the generosity of all, our PTA raised a brilliant £485 to support the learning of our children.
If you are thinking about school choices for your child, please come along to our Open Morning at 9.30am on Wednesday 23rd October.
We are hosting a wonderful Autumn Fayre and School Open Day on Saturday 12th October. Come and join the fun from 11am-2pm.
There is plenty happening for all of the family, you can meet the animals at our exciting farm and if you are looking for a place for your child, you can have a look around our beautiful school too.
TMPF Music Teacher, Mr Prescott, is delighted to invite all members and friends of the school family to join the new season of the Cheadle Community Choir, which starts again on Thursday October 3rd, 4.30-5.30pm, in its new home of our sister school, Bishop Rawle C.E. (A) Primary.
The choir is FREE to all and promises to be fun, relaxing and can even make people happy! It comprises of parents, grandparents, aunts/ uncles, staff and friends of children at any of the local Primary and High Schools and friends from the local community.
The entire school and TMPF family wish the wonderful Mrs Welford the best of luck in her well-deserved retirement.
We send you the very best wishes and thank you for your expertise and care.
Term dates for the academic year 2019-2020, including the change to the May Day Bank Holiday, can be found here.
Around 100 children from each of the five schools in The Moorlands Primary Federation joined together to sing and play in the first TMPF Music Concert.
Our young musicians joined performers from each of our TMPF sister schools to wow the large audience with their musical talents. Some of the children have been playing for a few years and some for a few months - each showing their lovely musical skills.
Class One have been very busy learning to look after their chicks. The first one arrived on Tuesday 19th March looking tiny and a bit bald, but by the next morning it was lovely and fluffy and had been joined by two more! Every day there have been more and more chicks, and we now have 16! As the chicks grow stronger, they move into a bigger cage in the classroom with a special heat lamp, called a brooder. The children have been learning about animal husbandry,feeding, handling and hygiene. They have also been learning about the seven different breeds that we have including Cuckoo Marans, Lavender Leghorns, Araucana and Gold Laced Barnevelder!