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Goodbye and Good Luck Year 6!

It has been a very different Summer Term but we are truly grateful for the support from our whole community. Now, it's time to say goodbye to our Year 6 children and to start to welcome our new Year R children in September - exciting times for all. We also look forward to welcoming back our Year 2, 3, 4 and 5 children who we have all missed so much!

Goodbye Year 6

It’s time to say goodbye to our Year 6 children. They have been an absolutely fantastic year group and a real credit to  their parents and carers and the school. We are so proud of what they achieved and we will miss them so much. We are particularly proud of the way they have conducted themselves on their return to school during lockdown – a real example of our school values in action!

We were unable to run a full end of school leavers programme but we have been able to deliver an end of year production – albeit on video for you to watch in the comforts of your own home rather than our hall. So, grab yourself some popcorn and enjoy…

Year 1 Traditional Tales Dressing-up Day

In Year 1, the children ended their topic on Traditional Tales with a dress-up day – and don’t they look fabulous! 

Year 1 also held a mini-sports day.

Year R Fairies and Sports Day

On Monday, in YR, we discovered that the fairies had read all our information about mini-beasts and the dangers of living in the YR outdoor learning environment.  They wrote us a letter to say they think it is safe.  They were very impressed with the amount of information the YR children had discovered and shared, whether it was by creating pieces of art or models, displays or writing.  We welcomed the fairies to our area with posters and a welcome message and also an idea of what their fairy village might look like.  We were particularly excited when we discovered what could be a fairy home.  We were warned that humans can not normally see fairies but we think we have seen some signs that some fairies may have already moved in!

We enjoyed a ‘Teddy Bears’ picnic in which we were given our end of year certificates and bubbles. We also had our very own first sports day that included sprints, bear crawls and sack races.

The Year R team are very proud of what we have achieved this year and wish us all the best as we become Year 1’s.

Home Learners

It was lovely to see Mrs Tompkins in our Virtual Celebration assembly this week, and to hear all about our children’s home learning projects. We are all so impressed with how hard they are working and the amazing work they are producing.
This week, Year 5 and 6 had a creative project about Volcanoes and Earthquakes linked to the BBC website with videos to watch. They were asked to communicate their leaning in a creative way.  Daniel, Elliot and Henry responded to the project by creating their own PowerPoints to inform us about their learning. Well done!
Year 3 and 4 continued researching the Titanic and how it was built. They used BBC video clips to support their learning. 
Mariella and Sienna created a fabulous model of the Titanic, which they hope to test later to see if it floats. Zak investigated materials and the shape of the titanic making his own floating model. Gillan added to his learning when he composed a song last week and found out more about life on board- dressing up as a passenger and adding photos to his PowerPoint – hopefully we can hear his song in the new term!
Ollie did his own research project- creating an informative PowerPoint about his leaning.

Rev Graeme

Reverend Graeme has very kindly made another video assembly to share with you. His last one this term!

Thank you Graeme – and we miss you. Hopefully we will see you in the new term (in person!).

Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge has launched in Hampshire and there are more ways than ever for children to take part in 2020.

The annual Summer Reading Challenge launched in Hampshire’s libraries on Wednesday 6th July 2020 and this year there are more ways than ever for children to take part!

The challenge supports the literacy of children aged 4-11 by encouraging children to read (at least) six books over the summer holidays. Every participating child who signs up online at will receive a medal and a certificate we hope to distribute these rewards through schools in the autumn.

There are more ways than ever for children to take part this year:

  • Sign-up online and read the books they have at home, or borrow eBooks and eAudio books from our digital collection – we have lots of choice of kids – look for our ‘Summer Reading Challenge’ bookshelf
  • Sign-up online and use our free Ready Reads, We Select You Collect service to get actual books from the library – for more information check out this page on our website:
  • From Monday 6 July make a short visit to your local library, children who can’t sign-up online can get help to sign-up for the Summer Reading Challenge and family groups can visit together to browse and borrow books. For more information on making short visits to the library please visit our website

As well as the Summer Reading challenge, there are all kinds of activities for families and children on offer this summer through the @HantsLibraries Facebook page, including bedtime stories, Baby Rhyme Time, Virtual Construction Club, Code Club and Mini Craft Corner. To access the free digital resources  from Hampshire Libraries, visit where you can also find links to the social media sites. Membership is available for free to anyone who lives, works, or studies in the county.

Finally... a HUGE thank you

The last few months have been an anxious time but I have seen courage from all quarters and I am incredibly proud of everyone’s achievements. Thank you to all of our families for being so supportive and understanding with the circumstances – and the complicated plans that we have presented! I would also like to thank all of our governors who have been very supportive, too! Thank you!

However, I would like to pass on an extra special thank you to my team of teachers, LSAs, our admin team, our middays assistants, our all important cleaners and our new site manager. It has been a massive team effort – behind the scenes – and on the front-line! I am truly grateful for every small action, from that phone-call to a parent to a pat-on the-back for a colleague – each one has made a HUGE difference to someone else, and the team as a collective whole.

There’s still one more day to go and we can’t wait to see our Year 2, 3, 4 and 5 children on Monday. 

Team Rownhams is truly awesome. Well done, indeed!

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