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What an amazing week!

Amazing Activities and Learning. 

Wow! What a week it has been at Darite. Although the weather has been hit and miss, the children have been throwing themselves into learning.

Class 1 had an amazing Wild Tribe morning this week – thanks to Mrs Thomas for organising some amazing activities and the staff for running the session. Class 2 have been sculpting some amazing clay creations. I think David Hockney needs to watch out for the artists of the future.

Class 3 had an amazing activity week. The day at the beach was just the start with a day of Zorb football and a Nerf battle in the rain. I worked out that the children are much better at Nerf than I am. I’m glad there was some cover to hide behind! Watching the children at Adrenaline Quarry on Wednesday was a highlight. The support and encouragement they gave each other to face (and overcome) their fears was a testament to their maturity. Special credit goes to one Year 5 (who wishes to remain nameless) who stuck with their friend throughout the aqua park session, guiding and encouraging them to take part. Amazing. On Thursday they became rocket scientists, designing, building and flying rockets on a budget. Watch out ESA and NASA – Class 3 are coming! Friday saw a day of exploration on the moor above the village with rteam building games, history and generally enjoing the amazing countryside around us. Despite the many miles walked, the children were still ready for a party evening with pizza, popcorn, marshmallows and movies to name but a few! Thank you to all the parents and carers for their support with encouragement and transport in making the week possible.

Next week sees the Y6 transition days to secondary and, on Thursday, the trip to Sterts for Honk! Please make sure that you login to ParentPay to give permission and to pay the contribution towards the trip. The final 3 weeks of term are always packed with leavers assemblies, sports days and other events. Please make sure that you check the website and newsletters to keep yourself up to date with the events.

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Darite Primary Academy is well known for its warm welcome and friendly atmosphere. We take great care to provide a happy, safe environment where children feel secure to play, have fun, explore, experiment, develop confidence and curiosity, and learn. There is an excellent educational programme that is appropriate to the children’s age and stage of development.


Head of School:
Tom Whipps

PL14 5JH

01579 342155

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We are the best we can be.



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