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

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.

Help the Library bus!

NOMINATE ROSENDALE! Enter to win £5,000/€5,000 of National Book Tokens for your school – enough to buy hundreds of new books for the library. And just in case that warm, fuzzy feeling isn’t enough, you’ll also get £100/€100 of National Book Tokens to spend on yourself! Read more at

A little reminder…

Class Photographs – Wednesday 7 June
Just a reminder that the school photographer is coming into school on Wednesday to take our end of year class photo.  Please make sure your child is in school on time and in school uniform on Wednesday – thank you.
School is closed – Thursday 8 June
As the premises are being used as a Polling Station for the General Election, school is closed to all children on Thursday.

Welcome back

I hope you have all had a restful half term. We changed our teams for the last time this year today and found out about some of the amazing things that we had done over the holiday.

We reminded each other how important our learning time was and what we need to do to help everyone learn.

Today we also thought about how small acts of kindness can help us all be happy and enjoy our time at School.

Lets hope that we have a term filled with happiness, hard work and kindness.

Where are you from?

After half term we are going to be learning about Europe as part of our geography curriculum. If any parents have links to other European countries we would love to hear from you. Maybe you have some objects or photos the children could bring in and share. Or maybe you would like to come and chat to the class.

We are also on the hunt for brightly coloured material as we hope to make flags. In particular red, blue, yellow and green.
Year 3 team

Trip Information

Thank you to all for getting your letters back so quickly.

I have had lots of adults saying they would like to come.

Parents coming are:

Belen’s Mum, Shiloh’s Mum, Lyla – Rose’s Mum, Otone’s Dad, Dylan’s Dad, Thea’s Aunt.

I will put put a copy of the risk assessment in your children’s book bag for you to read over the weekend. You will have to sign to say you have read it on Monday.

Please make sure you have an Oyster card on equivalent.

On Monday please make sure that you are here by 9am.

I hope you’re all looking forward to it.