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Rownhams Do Live Bake Along!

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!

On Tuesday, Mr Warner took to a live video link, using Google Meet, to present to an enthusiastic audience of Year 3/4 children. He led the children through a demonstration of how to bake bread and it was a fabulous success. It was great fun and the children learned some new skills. Mrs Chappell followed in Mr Warner’s footsteps with a drum making lesson. The children also followed in school and you can see their creations in the gallery below.

Creative Challenge #1: In the garden…

Thank you for all the wonderful examples of creativity that have been submitted for my Creative Challenge. I am busy making my way through them and leaving comments when I can. There’s been a huge variety of responses, from videos, poems, artwork and gymnastics sequences. Here’s a great example of a poem by Advik.

Look out for my next challenge in the Google Classrooms on Monday!

Virtual Hot Chocolate ‘Thursday’

As next Friday is a bank holiday, I’ll be hosting a Hot Chocolate ‘Thursday’ online at 11am. Look for this in the Google Classrooms and in my last blog for more information.

Great British Family Lockdown Quiz

Our amazing PTA are determined to not let the lockdown stop them from raising much needed funds for our school. On Friday 8th May, they are holding an online Great British Lockdown Quiz at 11am, starting with a two minute commemorative silence. They are asking for a voluntary donation of £2 or more, if you can. We are hoping to use the donations to help fund our new set of school laptops for children’s learning in the classrooms.

You can read more on the PTA Facebook page here:
PTA Facebook

Challenging times but there is light at the end of the tunnel

There’s no doubt that many of our children and families are very keen for the lockdown measures to be lifted. It seems like such a long time ago when were allowed to go out, see others and come to school! This will be particularly difficult for some families for a variety of reasons. Please be assured that the team at Rownhams are thinking of all of you and sending you ‘virtual’ hugs and good wishes.

We are not out of lockdown yet and there is no date set for relaxing the restrictions for the moment. This is also true for school and, sadly, that means we must continue to only allow vulnerable children and those with parents who are key workers into school. 

The safest place for your child is at home and every child who can be safely cared for at home should be. Keeping the number of children on site to a minimum is key to the safety of the children and staff that attend school. If you feel that you or your family are in need of additional support or need someone to talk then please get in touch. We are here for you and will do our best to help you in any way we can. Thank you for understanding.

Finally, as the Prime Minister has said this week, there is light at the end of the tunnel. He also said that next week he would set out possible plans to easing the lockdown. Please be assured that I will continue to keep you updated with the situation as it evolves.  We will continue to work for the best interests of our children, families and our wider community.

Look forward to see you all soon in the real or virtual world very soon!

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