This term our priority in school is to review, explore and further develop our approach to reading, especially our approach to ‘reading for pleasure’. In this article I will share some of our plans, the ideas from our Young Governors and some helpful tips for reading at home.Continue reading
It’s been an exciting start to the new decade with some great curriculum hooks that have reignited our learning engines and brought light and energy into a grey January. The hooks have done their job and the children have been immersed into their new projects.Continue reading
We have had a wonderfully festive run into Christmas. We had Christmas jumper day last week and this week started with parties and Carols by Candlelight.Continue reading
Our first Christmas Fair for a few years – and what a great success! The event really brought the community together and raised much needed funds to help support the school.Continue reading
Our Harvest Festival was a wonderful celebration that helped provide much needed resources for our local food bank. Thank you to everyone that donated.Continue reading
Welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter.
25th October 2019, Harvest Festival
Next week we are holding our Harvest Festival service at the school and our new Reverend Graeme Dixon will be joining us for his first school event. On that note, we do have plans to hold a Christingle service at St John’s in December. There will be more information on this to follow after the half term.
25th October 2019, ‘What makes Rownhams Special?’ (film production)
On the same day next week we hope to start recording for a short film about our school. The purpose of this is to celebrate our school and what makes Rownhams special. The finished production (which probably be 2-3 minutes long) will be placed on our website. Ellie Powell, a media student at Winchester University, has very kindly offered her services and expertise to this end. Thank you in advance Ellie!
If you have been on our website recently you will have seen that it is looking a bit untidy and some sections are missing. We are in the process of updating and improving this so please bear with us. In the meantime, if you need any information that would normally be on the website please don’t hesitate to contact the school office.
Next week are holding a Wellness Week for staff and children. The children will be participating in small activities to raise awareness about looking after your mind, such as mindfulness. In Collective Worship today, Lion Class today shared their thoughts on how to manage your worries and the importance of talking to someone. So, with those thoughts in mind I’ll leave you with this week’s quote from the Bible:
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”
1 Peter 5:7 , New Living Translation (NLT)
Tim Woodford, Headteacher