Our new Year R children have had a really wonderful first full week at school and it has been so lovely to see so many smiling faces. Year 1/2 have been looking for a new home for a penguin in their story ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers and Year 5/6 have been learning to be archaeologists as they look for clues about the Egyptians. Year 3/4 have also been looking for clues but this time as reading detectives as they solve the mysteries hidden in the books of Anthony Browne.
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We have had a wonderful start back after our week off for the half term holiday. Year R have been very busy studying shapes, learning more about dinosaurs and have been exploring magnetism. Year 3/4 have continued to work on their text the “Firework Maker’s Daughter” and Year 1/2 have published their own books based on their text “Orion and the Dark”. And, as promised, we have some photos from the Year 5/6 Evacuation Day from the last day of last half term.
It’s been a very different term – something we have never experienced before with many challenges but lots of lovely surprises. The children have responded brilliantly and we are thrilled with their learning and outcomes since their return. Now, everyone deserves a well earned rest and time to spend with their loved ones, especially those who we haven’t seen for a long time.
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!
We’ve had a fabulously busy week here at Rownhams. On Wednesday we held our annual Biathlon and on Thursday, of course, it was World Book Day! It was wonderful to see so many bikes in school and the children enjoying being active and outside despite the rain! The costumes—as you can see below—were amazing and really helped us to celebrate the wonderful world of books! Next week, we will open up our Book Fair, which will raise much needed funds to help us buy more new books for our library and classrooms—so your investment will support a good cause!
Mrs Broyd, our Child and Family Support Worker, has been working closely with Romsey Young Carers so that we can better support children who have a role in caring for someone at home. We have also been closely supported by Ben Hogbin, one of our parent governors, who works for Winchester Young Carers. So, what is a Young Carer? Also, in this blog, read about our Young Governors idea for ‘one-minute book reviews’ and how you could write your own… and finally, the long awaited photos from Year 5/6’s trip to the Harry Potter studios!
This term our priority in school is to review, explore and further develop our approach to reading, especially our approach to ‘reading for pleasure’. In this article I will share some of our plans, the ideas from our Young Governors and some helpful tips for reading at home.