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A Clucky Surprise

Today we had a special visitor to our Year 1 classes as we continue to deliver an engaging curriculum despite the challenges of the current situation.

When will school reopen to Years 2, 3, 4 and 5?

First of all, I would like to provide a short update on where we are in relation to reopening our school to all pupils.

There remains much speculation about when Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 will return to school. The government recently abandoned their plans to bring all primary school children back to school for a month before the summer holidays. 

At Rownhams, we are at maximum capacity and are not in a position to be able to offer provision for anymore year groups to attend school under current guidelines – it is very important to keep your children and families safe.  We will keep you informed about our local decisions and how this will affect your child as soon as the government has provided clarity on this matter via ParentMail.

I fully understand that this is unwelcome news for those of you trying to return to work and we sympathise with your position but thank you for your understanding on this matter.

What's been happening at Rownhams?

Year 1 have met the Little Red Hen today as part of their curriculum project for this term. They had to draw and then write about their special visitor. I can only imagine that drawing a chicken must be quite a challenge, especially when you’re subject keeps moving. I certainly had trouble trying to capture our new friend looking in the right direction for the feature photo of this blog! Year 1 have also been baking bread this week – see how they got on in the gallery below.

Year 6 have been studying their new book Street Child, which has posed some interesting questions for our children to reflect on, including the difference between wealthy and poor families of the Victorian times.

Last week, Abigail and Mason shared their diaries taken from a wealthy families perspective. Thank you both! I have included Abigail’s below – enjoy!

Meanwhile, our Year R children have been busy writing about bugs for the Bug’s Life project. They have been busy working on their numbers and created bright and colourful bug pictures! Check out their pictures and fabulous writing in the gallery below! Look out for George’s  snail family, too. We are thrilled that they have only just returned to school and are doing so well in their learning!

In today’s Hot Chocolate Friday, we had a virtual tour of the school and Gillan demonstrated his guitar skills! He has clearly been practising during lockdown – well done Gillan!

Thank you to all of our parents and carers for your efforts in keeping their home learning going during the lockdown. This just shows what an amazing job you have all been doing – and not just in Year R but across the school – including those of you still at home. We are all so proud of your children!

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