Welcome back plan for Year 2, 3, 4 and 5
Look out for our plan for Monday 20th July when we welcome back our Year 2, 3, 4 and 5 children. This will be popping up in your ParentMail inbox today. The guidance remains much the same as we have now and there will be staggered drop-off and pick-up times as we do for our Year R, 1 and 6 children who are currently attending. All of the guidance will be included in the plan, if you are not familiar with the way we have been working over the last few weeks.
Also, the Secretary of State has announced that all children will return to school in September. This is great news for everyone as we can once again see all of our children and get back to some normality. There will be, however, strict guidelines to follow, including the continuation of ‘class bubbles’ but without the need for social distancing between children.
We will be sending out a plan with all the information you need in the last week of term.
What's been happening this week?
In Year R, we have been using non-standard units of measure to see how tall we are. We decided we are much taller than fairies! Using the clay, we made a range of different Bug’s Life characters and also made some ‘scare-bug’ birds to help protect the fairies homes and our bottle top art was creating a repeating class pattern based on what the Hungry Caterpillar ate.
This week the key worker groups have been focusing on writing different types of non-fiction texts. Firstly, they read some research about either a tiger or hedgehog then read some fact files to find the features of that genre. The children were then ready to write their own fact files in their own style. Further in the week they learned about safe searching on the internet then used various devices to research a land creature of their own to create another fact file about. The final task was to create a set of Top Trump cards on animals of their choice and then they could make up creatures of their own to make cards of. They found out lots of interesting facts about the incredible creatures that live around us and produced some beautifully creative fact files.
As well as all of that, they have been busy doing some chalk ‘street art’ on the playground. Some of the group drew pictures of themselves while others designed symbols that represented a range of Marvel superheroes – can you work out which one belongs to each hero? Much excitement was had while playing with different bubble solutions and makers. The pipe cleaner shapes were great fun to make and worked well. One of the solutions had sugar in it which made the bubble a bit stronger so the children were able to carry them on their gloves.
This week, we have welcomed back Mrs Hannam who has rejoined us from her maternity leave – and Mr Hannam had his last day. Thank you, Mr Hannam – we will miss you but I am sure we will see you again soon – even if not teaching our children.
I am pleased to announce that we have appointed a new Site Manager. Mr Charlie Abbott will starting at Rownhams on Monday morning so you see a new face on the playground in the morning. Welcome to Rownhams Mr Abbott – we are very excited to have you join our community!
We followed our risk assessment procedure and the office, teachers and LSAs involved were excellent in doing so. Mrs Poulter even got to wear one of our full PPE kits.
Thank you to all of the parents of the children in the bubble who were very understanding and collected children promptly.
PTA Treasure Hunt
Instead of the Summer Fair which had to unfortunately be cancelled, we want to give a big thank you to the PTA for organising a Treasure Hunt. Last weekend 32 families signed up to search for clues in local area. Well done to everyone who took part and to the Shatwell family who won prize draw.