A lovely end to a busy half term!

October 20th, 2017

Today, we held our Harvest assembly- what a wonderful way to end a busy and productive half term. Children sang songs and read the harvest prayers they had written. We were amazed at how very brave our youngest children were. It was their first public performance and they were brilliant, singing about the Little Red Hen.

Thank you to everyone who donated food for the Middlesbrough Food bank and flowers for people in our village who needed a smile. Thanks to the adults who gave their time to deliver flowers with the children and to Mrs Dawson for arranging the deliveries.

I am always humbled by the support and generosity of our school family and the commitment and dedication of our staff.

I wish you all a very happy holiday!

Special visitors from across the globe!

October 18th, 2017

This afternoon, we welcomed some special visitors into school. Poppy and Emma’s cousins, Joe and Georgia, have flown over from their home in New Zealand and came to see what school is like in England. Mrs Watson’s class had already thought of lots of questions to ask our new friends about what life is like in another country.

I think Joe and Georgia were very brave coming into school and being quizzed! I hope they have a super time in England and that they collect many memories to share with their friends upon their return to New Zealand!

Our hard work has paid off – super learning everywhere!

October 3rd, 2017

Today, I felt extremely proud as I led adults from our Enquire Learning Trust family around school. We called into each classroom and learning area to see what was happening. We saw some amazing learning going on, with children supporting one another and learning collaboratively. We saw children using learning walls to help them to be independent and were amazed at the high expectations of children throughout the school, from EYFS to Year Six. Adults showed their skills in questioning children to guide their learning and offer them challenge. They are very good at this, as they match their questions to the ability of each child. They know where children are in their learning, where they need to go next and just how to get them there!

Everyone was busy. Everyone was engaged. Everyone was happy!

Our visitors were very impressed that excellent practice was EVERYWHERE!

Three cheers for fabulous learning! Three cheers for the Roseberry family!

Summer Reading Challenge success!

September 28th, 2017

I was delighted yesterday to receive the Summer Reading Challenge certificates for children who took part in this super event during the summer holiday. In total, thirty three children took part! The children will receive their certificates for reading six books over five weeks in our celebration assembly tomorrow.

I hope that their success inspires other children to catch the reading bug!

Another busy week of challenge and fun!

September 22nd, 2017

We’ve had another busy week, filled with learning through fun! I’ve seen some super writing from Key Stage One and Two children who have been referring to their Steps to Success, editing and peer-editing their work and using extremely challenging vocabulary with confidence – words such as devastated and diminutive!   EYFS children have been showing off their mark making skills during ‘squiggle while you wiggle’ and Year One children have been trying hard to learn new sounds during phonics.

It was lovely to see so many parents attending our early phonics and reading information sessions on Thursday evening – proving that we really are partners in children’s learning!

Some of our Year Six children started a Bikeability course this week, learning how to be safe when riding their bikes on the road. Passing the course will mean that they can ride their bikes to school (wearing their cycling helmets) without an adult chaperone. Good luck, folks!

An emotional time for Mrs Channing at East Barnby!

September 14th, 2017

Last night, I visited our Year Six children at East Barnby. I left feeling very emotional – not upset, but overwhelmed by their kindness and compassion towards one another.

It was early evening and one of the boys was feeling a little teary. He was very tired and missing his mum. Another boy noticed this and, without being prompted, came over to tell his friend how proud he was of his achievements that day. He reassured him, stating, ‘It’s okay – everyone gets upset sometimes, especially at this time of day. You’re doing really well and you’re one of the strongest people I know.’ This was lovely to witness – but there was more to come…

Miss Burley announced that the children were to take part in the Bin Bag Fashion competition and that the children would need to organise themselves into four groups. Again, with no prompt from an adult, a girl came straight across the room to the boy who was upset, put her arm around his shoulders and said, ‘Come on, you can be in our group.’ They then ‘high fived’ one another and the teary boy started to smile.

I turned to Mr Murton, who had also witnessed this act of kindness. Both of us were genuinely moved by what we had seen and heard.

I drove home reflecting upon the genuine, instinctive, care and compassion children had shown towards one another and felt extremely proud to be a member of our amazing school family.

Who learns at school when the children go home?

September 11th, 2017

Have you ever wondered what goes on during staff meetings after school at Roseberry? This evening, teachers, teaching assistants and midday supervisors joined together to access safeguarding and child protection training. You can see staff in the picture below using the information they had received to aid their discussions about how to keep children safe. We carry out safeguarding training on a regular basis to ensure that we are aware of legislation and guidance, remain vigilant and know how to keep our children safe.

Together, we strive to ensure that Roseberry is a safe and happy place to work, learn and play.

The start of an exciting new year!

September 6th, 2017

Welcome back, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful summer break. It’s been lovely to welcome new children and Mr Gardner, our new Site Manager, into the Roseberry family.

Thank you to members of Roseberry Academy Friends and Teachers (RAFT ) for hosting Tea and Tissues for parents of our new children on Tuesday – I’m sure our new Mums and Dads enjoyed the warm welcome they received.                                                                                                                                                     

I have been very impressed with the behaviour and attitudes to learning I have seen as I have walked around school this week and have a feeling this is going to be a wonderfully positive, action packed year! Well done, everyone – what a great start!        

A heartfelt thank you to our school family

July 25th, 2017

I cannot believe that we’ve come to the end of another fabulous year and would like to offer heartfelt thanks to each and every member of the Roseberry family for their hard work, commitment to learning, and support.

Roseberry Academy is a very special place to be, indeed. This isn’t because of buildings or grounds – it’s you that puts the heart into our school community – thank you.

I wish you all a happy, restful, holiday!

Goodbye and good luck to our fabulous staff and children

July 25th, 2017

Today we said farewell to Mr Fields, Mrs Marsay, Mrs Lake and Miss Knowles. We wish them luck and happiness as they move to the next chapter of their lives. They have given so much for our children to ensure that they are safe and happy, learning through fun. We will miss you, folks! Please keep in touch.

We also said goodbye to our amazing Year Six children. They have been a fabulous year group. They have worked their socks off throughout the year and been brilliant learning partners and friends to each other. We wish you years of happiness and success as you move to your new schools, children. Good luck!