Black History Month

In 5/6 we have been learning about about Black history. The children found out about how black people were treated unfairly in America. The buses were segregated and blacks and whites did not mix. Many white and black people, who believed this to be unfair, would not go on the buses and boycotted them. Rosa Parks was a black person who stood up to the inequality and started making things change. Children learnt the importance of standing up to racism and being tolerant and understanding of people differences.

We talked about inequalities and how some people may not be treated fairly or have the same chances. We looked at 3 cats who had equal amounts of fish but the fish were not the same size so it wasn’t fair.

We explored how sometimes we have to change things to make them slightly different ion order to give everyone the same opportunities. Examples of what the children talked about were:

  • How years R and 6 might have different races on sports day to give them both the same chance to succeed.
  • How a mixed game of netball with adults and children might have to give the children a head start to make them have an equal opportunity.

It was impressive to see how the children understood that sometimes things were slightly ‘unfair’ in order to make them equal or fairer for all and give everyone the same opportunities.

What does ‘Love’ look like at Rownhams?

This week we celebrated our School Value of ‘Love’. All the children took part in a range of activities that demonstrated our core value and to remind us why ‘Love’ is so important to our school. We have also had a number of project launches this week, including the visit of the Space Dome for Year 1/2 that doubled as a Dinosaur Dome for Year R in the morning.

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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