Haslam Park Primary School

Welcome to Year Four Daley Class.

Class Teacher - Miss Marlow.

Amazing Teaching Assistants - Ms Quinn, Miss Owens, Mrs Patel, Miss Sherwood, Mrs Lunn.

There are so many reasons why we are incredibly proud to be named after Daley – he is hard working, resilient, head strong, determined, kind, caring and is not afraid to be who he is. 

Growing up, he was bullied at school, but overcame that huge hurdle and is now the Spokesperson for the charity ChildLine, which supported him through this tough time. Sadly, in 2011, he lost his father, Rob,  to Cancer.  The two were exceptionally close and had a wonderful relationship.  After the loss of his father, Daley took on new responsibility as the "man of the house" and helped his mum, Debbie, by driving his younger brothers to school and their rugby training.

In 2008 Daley became Great Britain’s second youngest male Olympian in Beijing, having become the youngest person to win gold at the European Championships earlier that year.  The Devon diver has since won a combined total of 11 World, Commonwealth and European Championship gold medals, establishing himself as one of the finest in the world.  He's also now the first Team GB diver to win four Olympic medals, having won gold in Tokyo in the 10m synchro with Matty Lee, and his third bronze medal in the 10m platform.

He captured the heart of the nation with his knitting antics in Tokyo - self proclaiming his success for 'Team Great Knitting'.  But there can be no greater success than finally clinching that elusive gold medal, with victory in the men's 10m synchro in Tokyo, as well as making British diving history with his record-breaking four Olympic medals. (

As part of National Coding Week we got to use the BB8 Star Wars robots!  We loved the way that they lit up and beeped while they moved.  We created tracks to knock down our Skittle cups.  It was great fun and we can't wait to play with them again soon!

As part of our PSHE Jigsaw lesson we got to act out different jobs people have around our school: Caretaker, Governor, Cleaner, Lunchtime Supervisors, Teacher and Parent/Carer.  We thought that our friends did a great job and we guessed successfully what they were doing.  We then discussed how these important jobs help us to learn in school and keep safe.

We love our Man United PE lessons with Sam.  He teaches us about teamwork, resilience as well as throwing and catching skills.  We have been playing Dodge ball (and secret Dodge ball) this half term.

This week we did some research into Daley and we created a display for our class door.  We used symmetry to copy and complete the picture of him...and we are really pleased with our creations!  

On Thursday morning, Miss Marlow had organised a special treat for us!  We were part of a webinar with.....drum roll please....Michael Rosen!  Not only a famous British children's author and poet, who has written over 140 books including "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" and his first every book called "Mind your own business", but also the Children's Laureate from June 2007 to June 2009!  What a joy!

Michael had us learning and reciting poems all together, with many other Bolton primary schools.  We learnt "Hand on the Bridge" which was wonderful and then we laughed ourselves silly with "Chocolate Cake".  

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