We have been busy at Rownhams this week with lots of fun learning, a ‘bubble’ closure and we have some staff changes to update you with. Our PTA have also been busy raising money for the school – they held a Treasure Hunt, which was a great success. Our Year 6 children been busy getting ready for their production of the Lion King – as seen in the featured image this week and there is some information on transition for our pupils heading to Romsey School.
We share our latest news and annoucements here…
It’s been a very warm week in school so we have tried to make the most of the sunshine but occasionally hid inside as it has been too hot at times! Year R have continued with their bug exploring and even had a letter from the fairies. Year 1 have been keeping cool, whilst learning about capacity with water buckets, jugs and balancing scales. Year 6 have started to think about their ‘socially-distanced’ production and taken part in some transition sessions for their move to ‘big’ school – exciting times! Our Key Workers have been researching countries around the world and creating collages whilst our Home Learners have been busy, too, with tie-dying and a whole host of creative and fun activities.
It’s been another fun week at Rownhams and we have seen great learning across the school. Meanwhile we are sending our positive vibes and virtual smiles to the children that remain at home – and at the same time congratulate you for persevering with your home learning.
This week we reopened our school to our Year R, Year 1 and Year 6 children. It is fair to say that our whole community was anxious about the restart but I am happy to report that the week has been successful – the feedback has been very positive and the children have been absolutely brilliant! Thank you to the whole community for responding so well to our plans and making our school a safe and welcoming place to be.
As you will be aware following the Prime Minister’s address last week, schools are now being asked to begin the process of re-opening for children in Years R, 1 and 6 from 1st June 2020. I am sure this will raise many questions and create anxieties about what this means for you and your child. Hopefully, today’s blog will help to ease those concerns and provide some clarity on what this could look like at Rownhams. But first…
We promised some changes to our online provision and Mr Warner did this in style with his live Bake Along. The children were able to improve their measuring skills, understanding of gluten and kneading skills through the means of ‘Google Meet’. They were enthralled by his natural baking skills and now we can’t wait for the next one!