Harvest Festival – a great end to this half term!

Dear Parents and Carers

We have all had a fabulous half term here at school with many special events and memorable experiences culminating in today’s Harvest Festival. Thank you to Reverend Graeme and Andy Ball for their contributions—it was lovely for all the children to finally meet Graeme. Thank you also to all the staff who contributed and Mrs Phelps who was our chief-coordinator for the event!

Also, this week the children have participated in a number of outcomes, including Year 5/6’s Greek finale and the Year 3/4’s trip to Lordshill Library for their book launch. Last Friday, Y3/4 and Y5/6 children took part in a Tag Rugby Festival and our Year 5/6 team was nominated by all the other schools as being the ‘Most Determined’ team. Well done to all.

Enjoy the Harvest Festival pictures and see you in the new half term…

Warm wishes,
Tim Woodford, Headteacher


Headteacher’s Blog

Dear Parents and Carers

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!

New website
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.

Wellness Week
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)


Warm regards,
Tim Woodford, Headteacher