Dinosaurs at Rownhams!

It's been a super half-term with so much fun learning happening across every phase! Year 1/2 have made their own books with moving parts, Year 3/4 have also made their own book, but this time based on their class novel Kensuke's Kingdom, and Year 5/6 have been busy designing and building fairground rides. And, if that wasn't enough, Year R have spotted dinosaurs roaming our grounds!

This week Year 5/6 enjoyed a trip to Paulton’s Park and, today, it was their Evacuation Day, too.  Hopefully we will get some photos from all this excitement in our next blog.

In other (less exciting, but no less important) news we have drawn together a ‘Safe Collection Policy’ to help clarify our procedures for collecting and dropping off children at the start and end of the school day. You can download a copy from the link below:

Thank you to all our parents and carers for your support this half term and enjoy your break. But, before you go check out all the details from the around the school below…

Year R - The dinosaur eggs are hatching...

This week YR have been continuing their study of Dinosaurs.  Our eggs hatched and we were able to see which sort of dinosaur we had.  We did some writing about dinosaurs we drew.  We explored what it would be like to have dinosaurs living in our YR area with an app that brought them to life.  We are reading lots of dinosaur stories such as Dinosaurs love underpants.

In maths we are exploring subtraction and have been solving different real life problems. 

Year 1/2 - The big reveal

The time has come for us to reveal our special DT project with you all! Check out these photos of our special Orion and the Dark books complete with moving parts. We have had so much fun making them and we have really developed our DT skills in the process.

Year 3/4 - Budding Musicians

Year 3/4 have had a really exciting week publishing their own versions of Michael Morpurgo’s book ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’. They are jam packed with tension as their chosen character falls into the sea, is washed up on a desert island and meets an character with whom they begin a game of survival. The children are so proud of what they have produced (and we are too!).

In our music learning, we have been making our own instruments from around the world and composing and performing our own songs in small groups.

Year 5/6 - All the fun of the fair

As our project comes to an end, the children have finished the construction of their own fairground rides. After weeks of designing and refining, the electric circuits have been added and the rides are now operational and ready to take ‘passengers’.  As well as learning new skills: measuring wood accurately, sawing, creating angles and decorating, the children have also been using many of the school’s learning buttons to help them along the way.  Many have learnt to work better in a team (team builder) and others have learnt to be resilient and not give up even  when the glue didn’t stick properly to the wood (problem solver)!

On Wednesday, the project culminated in a trip to Paulton’s Park where the children attended a workshop about ride design and forces and then they had the opportunity to experience the rides for themselves including George’s Dinosaur ride at Peppa Pig World (Mrs Phelps’ favourite!)

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