It feels like such a long time since all of the children were in school and we know how challenging this has been for our children and their families. Parents and carers, you have been awesome teachers, especially having to juggle this with your work and home – and just being mum, dad and carer! Now, the end of the tunnel is in sight and we have a date for children to return to school – the 8th March. All children will return on this date and the setup will be similar to what we had in place before lockdown back in December. Details will follow next week via our usual communication channel of ParentMail so look out for that in your inbox.
Thank you again from everyone at school – go Team Rownhams!
It’s World Book Day on 4th March, too, so please look out for event details from you class teacher and in our newsletter.
Now, check out our blogs from around the school, this week…
This week, in Year 3/4, we have started our new project ‘Bloomin’ Marvellous’. The children have decided that they would like to know why certain plants live in certain places. So we have started on our journey of discovery to find out, “Do plants grow everywhere?”
So far, we have been beautifully busy bees: drawing and labelling the parts of a plant; researching different biomes and which types of vegetation live in each one, plus actually potting seeds during our Live Science lesson!
In addition, in order to be creative in nature, the children have either produced detailed leaf drawings in their ‘Leaf it at home’ task, following in the footsteps of botanical artist Laura Siburn. Or, have been out for some ‘Art in the park’ working in the style of Andy Goldsworthy.
Here are some of our Bloomin’ Marvellous bunch…
Spring into Life
This week, we have started our new project, ‘Spring into Life! ‘ We have certainly started this term in a lively fashion, by exploring sounds and soundscapes in music creating rain storms at school and at home. Holly even made a seascapes, where the sounds transport you right to the beach!
In Science, we have been looking at life cycles and identifying what is alive and dead. We have also been continuing to do a weekly diary of an Amaryllis, observing how it changes and what it needs to survive. The flowers at school and home have been incredible!
In English, we have been exploring animal Non – fiction books, identifying all the features and now we are making our own mini books all about pets!
In Maths, Year 2 have been exploring 2D and 3D shapes and Year 1 have been continuing to master money, coins and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s!
Movin' & Shakin'
Year 5/6 began their new project, Movin’ & Shakin’, finding out about Earthquakes around the world. They looked at a range of videos, took part in quizzes and even took part in a few activities around this topic.
As usual, the children did not disappoint with their enthusiasm and motivation. Here are some examples of the fun they had exploring their new geography project.