On Thursday 10th January, Anna from Caterlink came into school and led an assembly about healthy foods.

She told us, amongst other things, that one Brussel sprout has more vitamin C than five satsumas!!

We are all ready for her challenge to use the salad bar and try different foods now!

Thank you Anna!

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We have had the BEST run up to Christmas here at Crest and would like to say a huge thank you to all our families for supporting us this year. Our beautiful Christmas tree is laden with wonderful homemade decorations and looks fantastic.

The children have enjoyed breakfast with Santa, Christmas fun afternoon, Christmas plays and parties and as a special treat, we have had Mr Wand the magician.

We have raised over £1250 for school fund which we will use to buy more playground equipment for the children to enjoy but as importantly, we have raised money for charity as well. Our Christmas jumper day brought in £170.59 which will be donated to ‘Save the Children’.

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We wanted to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1 and as a mark of respect the staff and children (helped by the parents) created a very special memorial in the school hall.

The poppies were made out of plastic bottles and then painted and hung onto wire with pipe cleaners. Mrs Jones then drew out a silhouette of a soldier saluting in remembrance.

On the 9th November we had two soldiers from the Royal Engineers regiment join us for our assembly to think about those soldiers who kept us safe in the past and those who do so today. We are very grateful to them all.

Rob Butler, a previous pupil at the school when it was Delce Infants, now plays professional rugby for the London Broncos team. Rob came into school to talk to the children about the importance of teamwork and never giving up. The children were amazed by a clip showing Rob in action on the rugby field. He was so skilled and such an inspiration to them all. Thank you Rob!

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We are delighted to be the first Infant School in Medway to receive the Gold Active Infants Award. The award is recognition for all we do in terms of PE, sport, well-being and healthy lifestyles. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this successful outcome.

What an exciting term once again. We all celebrated the Royal Wedding in style with a red, white and blue themed tea party with our mums and dads.

Year 2 children visited the local mosque and we are grateful to everyone who helped to organise this.

We are very proud of all our Year 2 children who took their Key Stage 1 tests. They all tried their hardest and that is all we can ask for.

This term saw lots of activity at Crest! All the Reception children visited the fire station and Year 1 visited the synagogue in Rochester. We celebrated Easter at St Justus church and had a road safety day as well!

With Maths day at the very end of term we had lots of fun whilst learning new skills and solving problems together.

As part of our values we try to think about other people and we supported Mrs Brown’s brother, Mr Halsey, in his bid to take part in the London Marathon this year. He is running to support the St John’s Ambulance charity and our sponsored obstacle race managed to bring in over £350 to add to the money he aims to  raise.

Thank you to all the parents who helped out with or supported all the exciting events.

 

Well, I don’t think we will forget the start of term 4 for a long time! The weather was the worst we have seen for many a year and we thank our parent community for their support when we had to close. We only ever close as a last resort but safety has to come first.

Dressing up day for Book Week finally took place on the 8th March and what an outstanding effort from everyone! The staff award has to go to Mrs Banks who spent the day as an inflated blueberry!! (Violet Beauregard from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory). It was a sight to behold!

Thank you for all the support we have had with our Year 1 synagogue trips and YR walks to the local fire station. We cannot do these things without the support of our parents, carers and grandparents so we are very grateful.

Term 3 was hectic, starting off with ‘Healthy Week’ where the children learned about how to make healthy lifestyle choices. We had a workshop from ‘Kidzfit’ and the children thoroughly enjoyed hoola-hooping and learning different skills.

Year 1 made visits to the synagogue in Rochester as part of their RE work and we thank all the parents who gave up time to walk with the classes.

Year 2 enjoyed their ‘Disaster’ theme learning about the Titanic and the Fire of London. They even took part in an experiment to see for themselves what happened and how quickly the fire spread. Adults led this by safely setting fire to model houses made by the children. There was much excitement!

The children in EYFS have been learning about ‘Journeys’ and have had lots of experiences to role play in different situations.

The whole school enjoyed the first film night as suggested by the School Council and were extremely well behaved as always.

We have had a fantastic run up to the big day with lots of celebrations. Our Christmas Fair was a huge success, raising over £1,400 and we can’t thank our parent and local community enough for their support.

The staff have donated advent calendars to the local food-bank and we have held Christmas jumper day to send a donation to Save the Children. The children and staff all looked fantastic in their Christmas jumpers as well.

Perhaps the best advert for our school however, were the Christmas performances. the children behaved, sang, acted and danced beautifully and we are all so proud of them.

Next week sees our Christmas parties and the children’s Christmas dinner before finally finishing the term on Friday 22nd December. Have a wonderful Christmas everyone and a fantastic start to 2018.

On Friday 10th November we showed out respect for the many people in the armed and emergency services who help to look after us and keep us safe. We remembered those who died fighting in wars.

Three soldiers from Brompton Barracks in Gillingham came to school for the morning and we were able to ask them lots of questions.

Each class made a memorial wreath which we laid by the flag of the Royal Engineers regiment.

On the last day of term 1 we had a fun day in school. Erik, from SPLATS Circus Skills, demonstrated his juggling talents and taught us lots of tricks. We had a lot of fun but also learned lots about ourselves as learners. We found we had to have resilience and perseverance as well as good humour!

In the afternoon we had a special assembly which was attended by Mr Tranter who was a past Medway mayor along with Mrs Underdown who used to be the headteacher of the school. Lots of other past and present members of staff and members of the governing body attended too.

From September 2017 we will be known as Crest Infant & Nursery School and we are very excited about this.

We acknowledge all that has been achieved in the past and wholeheartedly embrace this, with gratitude to all the staff, parents, governors and children who have been part of the success of Delce Infant School. We will always be proud of our history but look forward to a new future with our new name which gives us our individual identity.

Whilst the name of the school may be different, all the things Delce Infant School stood for remain. We have the same leadership team, the same ethos, the same staff, governors and community. We will always strive, as before, to ‘reach for the stars’ with high aspirations for all our children.

 

 

It has been an incredibly busy time for us all over the past few weeks!

We had our very successful Summer Fair and raised over £1000 for new play equipment. We thank everyone for their support with this event, we couldn’t do it without you.

We have also said goodbye to our Year 2 children and we wish them every happiness and success in their new schools. Their leaver’s assembly was so moving and they were all so mature. Good luck!

Happy holidays!

Our annual Maths Day was another huge success and we thank all the parents who were able to join us for part of the morning and take part in some of the exciting activities.

There was lots of fun while learning different concepts and skills and we especially enjoyed practising capacity by making fruit cocktails and counting the spots on the dice to add different things to our iced biscuit – yummy!

Thank you to Mrs Seales and all the TAs for organising such a great morning.

In the afternoon we were visited by the ‘Maths Magician’ and had such a good time. He is very clever and we couldn’t work out how he did his tricks! Amazing!

Such a fantastic way to end another successful term!