Goodbye to Rowan Class 2019 – 2020

It was the last day of a unique year today. In 25 years of teaching I’ve never experienced anything like Covid – 19 and the chaos it caused. It is a credit to all of our children how much resilience they’ve shown during lockdown and how they’ve responded to re-entering school in socially distanced bubbles.

Both Mrs Gill and I have been amazed at how quickly Rowan pupils adapted to the ‘New Normal’ and the last half term has been a lot of fun. Although I would have preferred to have the whole class in a normal year, it has been wonderful to get to know the children a bit better in the bubbles and to keep in touch through TEAMS.

Normally, on the last day there would be a Leavers Assembly with all of the parents invited, but social distancing measures has prevented this happening. However, the children’s thoughts on leaving school, their favourite memories and hopes for the future are available to view on TEAMS.

Finally, a big thank you to all the children and parents for your very kind words. Reading your cards and notes has been very moving and I feel very privileged to have taught such a lovely class.

Have a fantastic summer and we wish you all the best of luck at secondary school.

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Kate Eccott Award winner

Congratulations to Holly who was today given the prestigious Kate Eccott Award on account of her helpfulness and the massive contribution she has made to the life of the school. Well done Holly, we’re all really proud of you!

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The tale of the curse of the Lady of Shalott

While we have been studying the Lady of Shalott, a constant source of discussion has been how the lady came to be cursed. The children decided to come up with their own stories. Here’s Amelie’s:


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Class treat

This afternoon, Rowan Class had a long – delayed treat in their bubbles. The Neptune and Kraken bubbles had a pizza cooked for them as well as having time on the field. With all the sunny weather, it was a delightful afternoon

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How to play Hoopball/ Hoop Football

The restrictions placed on social interaction due to lockdown haven’t deterred the pupils from having lots of fun. The Kraken bubble have put their creative energies into a brand new game: Hoopball or Hoop Football. Here’s Lucy’s guide on how to play.


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Marcia’s Rashomon

Marcia has been working very hard at home on her Lady of Shalott rashomon. Read below to see her character’s viewpoints of the death of the lady.


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