HeadLines, Friday 24 March
It has been a creative term: plenty of hard work completed across all groups and an engaging, lively approach to lessons that has continued to bring the school to life. The teachers have ensured they extend and inspire the children with challenging questions around each creative curriculum or project topic to help them dive deeper, reflect and find out more. The children have improved their own understanding of how they are doing by asking them to reflect upon their learning and giving them a chance to self-evaluate and set their own targets.
Thanks to Mrs Moore we have had the most Mythical House Art Competition ever, our exhibition is now on show in the Atrium, and houses the most creative examples of pupils’ artwork. Thank you to Mrs Moore and all the supporting staff, pupils, and parents. Our music departments is as loud and creative as ever; including Early Years’ and Lower School’s marvellous Spring Assemblies that showcased their learning through music and prose. We have more music to come next term with Orchestra Week, which will include visits from musicians, inspiring the children to learn an instrument.
We have continued to receive accolades for our commitment to improving the environment with our determination to rule out single use plastics. Along with our support for Fairtrade, development of the pond and sights on improvements to the school vegetable plot, our pupils all have a strong purpose to improve not only our environment but also take important steps to slow down climate change. Please do respond with your support via the Advisory Group.
Assemblies have been delivered by a variety of visiting speakers, including CrossTeach, and they have also been led by the School Council, Anti-Bullying and Eco Committee. All of the children in Year 6 planned and prepared presentations for us on world water shortages, performing with enthusiasm. These class assemblies are a wonderful opportunity for the children to practise their public speaking and it is clear that they appreciate the chance to take the initiative with their learning and make decisions over how they will represent their work.
Our fundraising continued this week in line with Year 6’s philanthropic projects, with parent netball, art classes, choral singing and cake sales and events for pupils across the school. Thank you to Mrs Wren for your passion and enthusiasm and thank you to all the parents who supported these excellent events and to the pupils who organised them.
House meetings and events have continued to be a regular part of life at Rose Hill School, with opportunities for the children to collaborate throughout the term. Recently, we have seen the children create stories to share with younger pupils at lesson and break times that help to bring children together and encourage them to ‘try something new’ during Book Week.
As always, our biggest thanks go to the parents at Rose Hill School, who continue to support the school and celebrate in all the children’s individual strengths and talents. This is perhaps one of the strongest features of our school and I feel it is so important. With plenty of opportunities to collaborate, communicate and perform, the children really do grow in confidence each term and these experiences help to nurture a love of learning and desire to keep trying and embrace challenge!
Thank you in particular to the Parents’ Association, who lead from the front and have dedicated their time to organising some fantastic events, including our hugely successful Quiz, the Easter Egg Hunt, Bake Sale, pupils’ Disco and Movie Night. We will be in touch soon with details of how the funds will be spent – there is plenty in the pipeline!
Good luck to all of our Bikeability pupils and those attending Ultimate Activity – we hope you have a brilliant time.
Wishing you all a relaxing springtime Easter break with family and friends.