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!