Letters home about the Year 6 show…

… that Mr Milne forgot to hand out this afternoon.  Hard copies will go home tomorrow.

One is to use to order tickets for the show and the other is about costumes.  We’re aiming to hold a first dress rehearsal on Thursday this week.  We’re trying to keep costumes relatively simple, but are conscious that this does not leave long to put them together, and so please don’t worry if costumes are not ready by then.

Year 6 show ticket letter

Year 6 show costumes



SATs, reports, open afternoon, Y6 show…

We hope your children are generally pleased with their SATs results. We feel that nearly everyone has achieved well or is on a positive trajectory.

SATs are a moment in time – similar to the public exams to come at secondary school – when the children are asked to show what they can do.   For most children, they are probably a reasonable indication of their working level.  At the same time, tests don’t suit everybody, and any measure on a given day is subject to a certain amount of variation. In particular, for the higher scores (from 110 to 120) the difference between one level and the next is just one or two marks (i.e. a single question).

You will receive your children’s reports on Thursday, where we have written about their progress more generally, and without specific reference to the SATs.  Then there is an open afternoon on Friday when you will be welcome to come into the classroom to look through the children’s books and discuss their progress with us and when we’ll be glad to answer any questions.

Separately, letters will be coming home on Monday about the Year 6 show performances on Tuesday and Wednesday 18-19 July and about costumes for the show.




40-mile night walk!

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

Summer Fair

Rosendale Summer Fair – Saturday 1 July, 1-4pm 
It’s the Rosendale Summer Fair on Saturday.   A reminder that all this week the PTA is selling raffle tickets in the blue hut before and after school.  The raffle will be drawn at the fair.
 Entry to the fair is via the Turney Road gate. As well of lots of fun activities, and crafts there will be lots of challenges (athletic and fun!) and performances from our very talented KS1 and KS2 Choirs, Steel Pans band and orchestra.
Summer Fair 2017

Sports Day

Sports Day is taking place on Friday at the Rosendale Playing Fields.

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 at 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.   

We hope very much that as many parents and carers as possible will be able to join us at the field.

Parents and carers are welcome to take their children home straight from the field but must sign their child out with the class teacher first.

Great North Wood Education Trust Literature Festival

Here’s a message from Sarah Tyler about a book festival we’re planning, jointly with Elmgreen, next year.

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. Librarybus@rosendale.cc