Competition Corner – Christmas Stamp Design 2017

Does your child love to draw?  This year as part of The Royal Mail Design a ‘Christmas Stamp’ competition, children between the ages 4-11 years may create and design a flat drawing (no collages please) using the theme “What does the Christmas season mean to you?”
The children can be as imaginative and the designs as colourful as they wish. They can draw or use a digital package on a computer or tablet. However, the use of ClipArt will not be allowed and drawings from other copied artworks will be disqualified. Also please do not include a drawing of the Queen’s silhouette nor the value (e.g “1st”)  in the design.

Children’s designs should be completed only on the official template available from school or downloaded from the following link  Design template

The 2 lucky Overall Winners  could win up to a £1000 for themselves and £1000 for the School.

Area Winners could receive £500 in vouchers (x22)

Area Runners Up receive £100 in vouchers (x96)

All children’s designs should be returned to school before the 8th March 2017 or returned to the Royal Mail directly before 5pm Friday 17th March 2017. Full postal address is included on the design entry form.

Competition Corner – Red Nose Day 2017

Red Nose Day Competition.

As part of the Red Nose Day activities, we are working in conjunction with Blue Peter and the BBC for their “Comedy Classroom -Tell A Joke Competition”.

Children can enter on their own or as part of a group of up to 3 people.  The prizes are:-

1st prize  in each category, have their jokes performed on Blue Peter on their special broadcast on the 23rd March. The winners from each category will receive an Orange Blue Peter badge. Also a Comedy Classroom trophy and certificate. And the lucky winners will have the opportunity to visit the Blue Peter studio for the announcement of the winners on the 23rd March 2017.

Further details and forms for the children to complete can be found on the following link
The children’s entries  can either be posted directly to the BBC or returned to school before 16th February next week.

Competition Corner – Welcome to 500 Words 2017

Does your child love to write stories? Then this may be the competition for them: the BBC is holding a story writing competition where the children can write a fictional story (no more than 500 words)  via an online entry form available at

Entries must be an original piece of fiction and not an account of real events either historical ones or current. Further information is available from the above address.

The entries will be judged on the following criteria:-

Originality, plot, characterisation, language and enjoyment.

The top 50 stories shortlisted will receive a pair of tickets to the Final in London on the 16th June 2017 for the live broadcast of the BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show.

Prizes will be awarded to the 3 finalists in each age category: 2 Gold winners will win Chris Evans’ height in books (6’2″) and 500 books each for their school. The 2 Silver winners will win Her Royal Highness The Dutchess of Cornwall’s height in books (5’6″). The Bronze winners will win their own height in books.

Competition closes on Thursday 23rd February so not long, but I’m sure they would love to take part.

Good luck to all who take part.

E-Safety Alerts

The Local Authority and Police regularly send us alerts regarding Apps and/or software children may be using on their computers, tablets and phones. In school this allows us to ensure that these are not available to our children through our network. We would also like parents to know of these risks so text alerts will be sent to inform them of the name of the Apps/Software which are causing concern and what the possible dangers may be. The messages are there to keep you informed so that you are aware of the dangers that some aspects of new technology may cause. In some cases the dangers have come to light because there has been a criminal act or a serious safeguarding incident that has taken place in the Local Authority or in a neighbouring authority. Texts from school will always start with, “DJS Online Safety:….”

School Closure

Weather forecasts have predicted snowfall in our area overnight and this may be disruptive to your journeys to school in the morning.

Unless you hear otherwise, Delves Junior School will be OPEN tomorrow.

If a decision is made to close the school, we will let you know by text and the website/Facebook page will be updated with the information you will need. Any decision made will be in conjunction with Delves Infants and we will do our best to make a decision which ensures that the health safety of the children, parents and staff as the highest priority.

Happy New Year

We would like to welcome you back to school for our Spring Term. We hope that you all had a good Christmas holiday and are looking forward to 2017. Please find some dates for your diary below:

Diary Dates

Tuesday 3rd January – Children return to school.

Friday 27th January – INSET Day (School closed)

Friday 17th February – Break up half term at 3:25pm

Monday 27th February – Return to school

Tuesday 21st March – Parental Consultations

Wednesday 22nd March – Parental Consultations

Thursday 23rd March – Parental Consultations

Friday 24th March – INSET Day (School Closed)

Friday 7th April – End of Term at 3:25pm