This week, check out our photos from responsibility day and see our values in action! We have also been learning life-saving techniques, decorating stones to share messages of encouragement and hope and learning how to recycle – plus, much more!Continue reading
We have had another great week, which kicked off with a fantastic biathlon event. Thankfully, the weather held out all day!Continue reading
The children have once again filled the school with the sounds of love, laughter and learning. It has been wonderful to have them all back in school again.Continue reading
We have made it to half term so next week you can all have a much deserved break from home-schooling. I know that all the busy mums, dads and carers will be thankful to be just that – rather than a teacher, too. Well done everyone for such a great effort for keeping it all going for 6 weeks!Continue reading
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.
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.Continue reading
Our Harvest Festival was a wonderful celebration that helped provide much needed resources for our local food bank. Thank you to everyone that donated.Continue reading
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!
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.
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)
Tim Woodford, Headteacher