Salt, Sea Dogs and Green Fingers

This week in our blog read about how our school grounds are being turned into a gardening, growing and nature haven for our children to explore and learn in. With help from staff, parent volunteers, Nursling Men’s Shed, S. Wood Timber Merchants and many other local residents we are building something that children for many years to come will get to enjoy. Also read about Year 5/6’s salty experiments, Year 3/4’s first look at Vikings, Year 1/2’s trip to Lordshill’s library and Year R’s sea dog ship-building fun!

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Gardener’s Delight

Our Year 1/2 children had a wonderful time at Beaulieu Motor Museum, including a ride on a double decker bus. The children were a credit to the school and thank you so much to all the parents and carers that were able to help out. Meanwhile, our Year 5/6 children have been debating whether the Battle of Britain was a turning point, Year 3/4 have been experimenting with bones and Year R have visited the Moon! Our Eco-Committee have also been busy tidying up our Spiritual Garden. Thank you to our green-fingered parent volunteers, too!

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How to keep your child safe online and Year 1/2 become Koala Protectors!

Do you know what you’re children are doing online? The internet is a great place to learn and have fun but we also need to know how to stay safe. Safer Internet Day is being celebrated on 11th February and we are running parent workshops to coincide with this. In other news this week, Year 1/2 are hoping to adopt a Koala, we have a reminder about the great work of our PTA and an outline of latest school improvement priorities.

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Saving the world… one tree at a time

Welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter. 

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