How far could you go?

Call them crazy but starting at midnight on the 15th July, Miss Atkins, Mrs Boothroyd, Mr Criddle, Mrs Salmon and Mr Brokensha will be walking 40 miles along the South Downs Way to raise money for Action Medical Research. This is a charity that funds research into diseases that affect children. They will be ably supported in their endeavour by their driver, Dave – Rosendale’s premises officer – who will hopefully have them back in time for work on the Monday!

If you would like to sponsor them and support the work of this important charity, here is the link to their sponsorship page. Further information about the work undertaken by Action Medical Research can also be found there:

Many thanks from the team
Kate, Jane, Matthew, Debs, Giles and Dave

Science Question

Do you know?
Why is each finger a different length?
Can you answer this scientific question? 
If so write your answer on a piece of paper with your name and class and pop it in the green box by 4AN.
You may get mentioned in the radio or newsletter next week! For more information look out for the posters dotted around school. Deadline Thursday 29th June.

A busy week

What an amazing way to end a busy week! I hope you all enjoyed sports day. I was so busy scoring that I didn’t take any photos! If I find some they will be posted. It was great to see so many parents come and support. 

As I said, we have had a busy week in 3EC learning how to be a scientist and thinking about what questions we would like to ask when thinking about sun protection. 

First we thought about what we know already, then we did some research and now we are at the point where, as teams, we have come up with questions to investigate. Finally we did an experiment to learn about making a test fair. 

During independent learning we created our own flags. Below are some photographed by Jacob for the blog.

Finally, if you are in the mood for some baking this weekend then ask 3 EC to help as they have been learning how to measure in grass and kilograms and convert between them. 

The whole school has been creating some woven art and 3EC started theirs this week.

Sports Day

Sports Day is taking place on Friday at the Rosendale Road Playing Field. A reminder of the timings:

The Early Years and KS1 races commence at 10am,
KS2 children will arrive at the field for a picnic lunch at 12 noon,
KS2 races commence at 1pm.
Please ensure that your child comes into school in their PE kit and brings a water bottle.

A reminder that everyone is having a picnic lunch on the field. Harrisons will provide a packed lunch to all those who normally have a school lunch. Packed lunch children should bring their lunch as normal. I really hope that you are able to join us at the field.

Mr Cranston has suggested all year groups come into school in their PE kit.

Parents and carers are welcome to take their children home straight from the field however you must sign your child out with me first.

Calling people help tell stories

During the next academic year, we will be working with Elmgreen on creating The Great North Wood Education Trust Literature Festival (think of the Hay Festival) …we are looking for Authors, Illustrators, Publishers and Story tellers who would be willing to come into school to run workshops and speak in assemblies. If you are able to help, or know someone who would like to participate in the festival please contact Sarah Tyler.

AND…if you haven’t done it already…
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Hot weather

A few reminders in hot weather…

Please ensure your child brings a water bottle in that has their name on.

Children should not be wearing open toe sandals in school.

Make sure all children put sun cream on at the beginning of the day and bring a hat if they have fair skin.