Evacuation Day!

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.

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World Book Day (belated!)

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.

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World Book Day 2020

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!

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So, what is a Young Carer?

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!

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Reading for pleasure

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.

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