Quick links: Reading Mornings at Roselands | Roselands Visit to Eastbourne Youth Radio | Roselands Year 1 Bake Off | Scarecrows at Roselands | Roselands Phonics Workshop For Parents | Thanks from Eastbourne Foodbank | Eastbourne Mayor Visits Roselands | Roselands Autumn Big Dig | Harvest Festival | Alfie’s Adventure Sponsored Scoot | School Council at Roselands | Cancer Research UK Race for Life | European Day of Languages | Basketball Festival at Stafford | Sal’s Shoes | Summer Reading Challenge 2018 Mischief Makers | Reading Record Artwork Competition | Roselands Violin Concert | Roselands Race for Life | Roselands Sports Day | Year 1 Trip to Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park | Beat the Street | Year 2 trip to Drusillas | Animal Day at Roselands | Royal Wedding Party at Roselands | Get Roselands Blooming Gardening | Author Visit at Roselands | Captain America Visits Roselands’ Foundation Classes! | Gardening at Roselands | Scooter to School for Breakfast at Roselands | Scoot Fit Visit | Handball Festival | Easter Bonnets at Roselands | Roselands at the Football Festival | Treasure Island | Sports Relief | Science Week at Roselands | Golden Rules Poster Competition | Meadow in the Sunshine – So Sussex | Visit from the Night Owls | Sport Science Assembly | Year 2 Rainforest Discovery Morning | World Book Day at Roselands as Part of the I Love Reading Week | Reading Dog Visit | Mr Coldwell Painting Library | Chinese New Year & World Book Day Lunch Menus | Sovereign Lodge Visit | Hertsmonceux Science Centre Trip | Craig Jenkins The Storyteller | The Gingerbread Man | East Sussex Phonics Hub Training | DSR Initiative | Space Role Play | The Night Before Christmas – Roselands Theatre Trip

Reading Mornings at Roselands

We have enjoyed all our reading mornings at Roselands! It was lovely to see such an enthusiastic turnout. The children have enjoyed sharing books in their classrooms with you all. Look out for information about more of these in the Spring Term.

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Roselands Year 1 Bake Off

Earlier in the week, the Year 1 families brought in amazing cakes, which were sold over two days after school, to raise funds for the year 1 curriculum.  They were all judged by the Kitchen team, and these are some of the winners. Take a look at these wonderful creations! Thank you to all who took part!

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Scarecrows at Roselands

Children at Roselands have been creeping carefully down the corridor trying not to trip over the scarecrows! We are so impressed with the hard work that has gone into making these…thank you all for your participation. We hope you enjoyed this family project! They have kept us all entertained and we hope to see more of this creativity during the academic year. Prizes to follow.

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Eastbourne Mayor Visits Roselands

Roselands had a very special visitor this week and our School Council got to interview her!

The Mayor of Eastbourne dropped in for a cream tea and to tell our councillors about the special job she does for us all. The Mayor also did us the great honour of selecting the winners of our super scarecrow competition. She felt it was an incredibly difficult task as they were all so fantastic.

Congratulations to James in Panthers, Theo in Flamingos and Sienna in Sealions!

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Roselands Autumn Big Dig

Thank you to all the parents and children who helped with the Big Autumn on Saturday at Roselands…we got a lot done! We completed all the tasks that MR Downie had planned and the school is ready for winter! The pond has also been refreshed and a new pump fitted…we are now waiting for some fish.

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Harvest Festival

Thank you all for your donations for the Harvest Festival. Children at both schools learnt about Harvest in assemblies and giving to those less fortunate. We are very proud of all the children's responses to the event and happy we can help the Eastbourne Foodbank support families in our local community.

Thank you to all families who donated food and other items as part of this year’s Harvest Festival. Our donations were given to Matthew 25, an Eastbourne based registered charity assisting people in need and offering practical help and support to anyone, regardless of race, religion or gender. They provide a listening ear and sympathetic pastoral care with information and advice as well as provision of food, clothing and basic necessities. They were extremely grateful for our donation which has already been put to good use.

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Alfie’s Adventure Sponsored Scoot

Scooters and skates took over both playgrounds today as children took part in their sponsored scoot or skate to raise funds for “Alfie’s Adventure”. Thank you so much to all our families for contributing so generously. We will share the final total once all the sponsor money is in on Thursday 18th October. This will really help Alfie’s family continue to make some amazing memories with him.

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School Council at Roselands

Roselands got to meet their new School Council representatives this week. Look out for these friendly faces around the school as they are here to help you and listen to your ideas. Well done again to our winners!

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Basketball Festival at Stafford

This week, twenty two Year 2 children attended a basketball festival at Stafford. They learnt and practised key skills while competing against other schools. Roselands had two teams, team A came third in the competition! The children had a great time and behaved really well. Thank you to Mrs Lloyd for organising this fantastic event.

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Reading Record Artwork Competition

We have had been amazed at all the brilliant artwork that Stafford and Roselands children have produced for our Reading Record Artwork competition!  A huge ‘well done’ to everyone who entered.  With great difficulty, the school council representatives have chosen four winning designs.  Our winning artists are Bella in Tigers, Isabelle in 3 Rowan, Gaby in 4 Cedar and Zachary in 5 Beech.  Their pictures will feature on our new reading records in September.  Take a look at their amazing designs.

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Roselands Violin Concert

Five children from Year 1 and 2 performed a variety of pieces and showed us how well they can play! They also demonstrated  how to hold the violin and bow correctly and  thanks to them there are now more Roselands children signing up for violin lessons. Let the music play!

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Roselands Race for Life

What an amazing morning running the Race for Life!  The children were so motivated and happy, they all displayed fantastic stamina and support for each other- great teamwork! To date approximately £450 has been raised. Thank you for your support nad keep running!

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Roselands Sports Day

What wonderful weather we had for sports day this year! The children were amazing at walking down to Stafford school and then taking part in all the games. A particular one they enjoyed, was the water race! The children were so well behaved and should be so proud of themselves. Well done to all the children  for all taking part and for Blue Team who won. It was so lovely to have so many of you come and support us, it means such a lot to the children. Thank you to all the toddlers, Mums and Dads that took part in the races. We had Year 5 children from Stafford who helped us to set up on the day and then help to run the races. They did such an fantastic job of this!!!! Thank you for all your help and support to help make this a great Sports day!

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Year 2 trip to Drusillas

On Tuesday, children in Year 2 enjoyed a trip to Drusillas. They explored the park and learnt lots of new facts about animals that live in the rainforest. Thank you to all of the parents who came to support us on the day. It really wouldn’t be possible without you!

Year 2 Team

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Animal Day at Roselands

On Friday, Year 2 spent the day met and learnt facts about a cat, dog, bearded dragon and a tortoise. They had a fantastic time meeting all of the animals and this really helped to engage all of the children in writing. They produced some fantastic pieces of writing and we hope they enjoyed the day as much as we did!

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Royal Wedding Party at Roselands

A big thank you to the Roselads PTFA for organising our amazing Royal Wedding party. The children, staff and parents all looked  great in their wedding outfits and they enjoyed all the treats on offer.  Behaviour was exemplary and we are sure the children will remember this occasion. Ending the wedding day with school discos was great too and all funds raised go towards enriching the curriculum. Thank you everyone. You are all superstars.

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Get Roselands Blooming Gardening

Roselands would like to say a huge thank you to the parents and children who attended the ‘Get Roselands Blooming’ session on Thursday 17th May. With some of the money that you’ve raised the PTFA bought gardening tools and plants. The School is starting to look lovely – but there is still a lot to do so! So look out for more gardening sessions.

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Author Visit at Roselands

Sebastian Hockaday came in to school and read us his new book "Bella Boo and Bloomer Fen". We loved it and lots of us bought our very own signed copies. Some children in Year 2 took part in a fun workshop where they learnt tips on how to write a great story too. Thank you to Sebastian for such a fun Wednesday event!

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Captain America Visits Roselands’ Foundation Classes!

This week Foundation Stage had a surprise visit from Captain America! He had heard the topic was Superheroes so came on his jet from New York. He talked to the children about healthy eating and how we need to eat all our fruit and vegetables everyday. The children could not believe he had come all that way to visit them. They have been writing about seeing Captain America and have written him thank you letters.

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Gardening at Roselands

The children are thoroughly enjoying all the gardening sessions that have been occurring on a weekly basis. There is a lot to learn about the whole growing process: preparing the soil, planting seeds, transplanting plants and looking after their roots, watering carefully, and selecting the best spots to show our lovely plants and flowers. The school is in full bloom!

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Scoot Fit Visit

Children at Roselands loved Scoot Fit this week and particularly enjoyed the races and going over the ramps. There were also adult scooters so all the teachers had a go as well! We are now looking into purchasing scooters for the children to use at school. James who runs Scoot Fit was amazed by how good the children at Roselands were on their scooters, he has not been to an infant school before were the children are all so confident. Well done!

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Handball Festival

This week eleven children went to Ratton for a handball festival. The children began by learning and practising key skills though games. They then went onto play mini games against other schools. The children did so well especially as this was a game, they had never played before. The children enjoyed the tournament, by the end had really start to develop the skills they had learnt. They now want to teach other children how to play. They were all extremely well behaved and did the school proud.

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Roselands at the Football Festival

Mrs Harrison and Miss Cookson took eleven Year 2 children to a football festival at the Sports Park. They were split into two teams and competed against other schools. Team A came fourth in their competition and Team B came third. Ollie scored two goals,  Rowan, Oliver and Chelsea all each scored a goal. The children were an absolute credit to the school and loved competing in the games, well done!

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Treasure Island

On Friday Year One had a celebration of their Term 4 topic ‘Treasure Island’ by coming in dressed up as pirates/sports people. The children enjoyed using pirate language and calling their teachers Captains! Thank you for providing their lovely costumes.

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Sports Relief

Roselands have had a great day celebrating Sports relief. They began with a whole school Zumba session in the hall which all children and staff joined in with. All classes have been out for their daily run. At lunchtime all teachers went out with the children and ran sporting activities. There was a football match running, skipping, hoola hopping, penalty shoot out, hockey and many other activities. As well as teachers running activities some Year 2 children set up activities for other children. Well done to Elsa for running a hockey course. “I loved the Zumba! Can we do it everyday?” Elizabeth asked. Lots of children challenged themselves to try out new activities today. Demi tried skipping  “It’s really hard but I’m going to keep going until I can do it. I’m not going to give up.” Well done everyone!

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Science Week at Roselands

The children at Roselands have had a very busy and exciting Science Week! They have been exploring the meadow, doing planting and counting how many frogs live in the pond, with Paul from So Sussex. They were also lucky enough to have a brilliant owl display from the Night Owls team where the children learnt lots of facts about owls and how to keep them safe in the environment. A huge thank you to all the volunteers who have come in to talk to the children and teach them about their scientific jobs. The children were thrilled to find out about how important their blood is from both the Sports Scientists and Biomedical Scientist.

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Golden Rules Poster Competition

Well done to the winners of the Roselands School Council Golden Rules Poster competition. The council loved the quality of the entries they received and felt that the winning entries all had really eye-catching designs which made them think about the Golden Rules we follow at school. Keep an eye out for them in a corridor near you!

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Visit from the Night Owls

We learnt all about owls today and had a visit from five special visitors. Murphy is only one years old but he has already grown full size! His wings are longer than a metre and we loved him showing us how he flew! We met barn owls and learnt about how they silently and slowly fly to catch mice! “I know that owls can turn their heads all the way around” (Olivia Year One). Our favourite owl was Oscar…he can be a little bit silly sometimes and he hooted extra loud for us today!

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Year 2 Rainforest Discovery Morning

On Wednesday, Year 2 went on a rainforest adventure with ZooLab! They held several different creepy crawlies and rainforest creatures. These included a corn snake, cockroach, millipede and a giant African land snail. They were also able to see a tarantula! It was an engaging and exciting session for all and we are very thankful for your voluntary contributions that allowed this experience to occur.

We are incredibly proud of the children, as several faced fears, while gaining extra rainforest knowledge along the way!

Thank you for your continued support,

Year 2 Team

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Reading Dog Visit

On the second day of our Book Week we were visited by Rosie and Teresa. Rosie is our new reading dog who will visit us weekly on a Thursday morning. Lots of us read to her and she listened beautifully to our stories! “I read all the words to her and she put her head on me” (Sophie, Parrots) “Dog go in there. I love dogs” (Theo, Whales). Rosie also visited our EYFS classes and we all got a change to pet her and feed her some dog treats we were selling in our pet shops. She loved them and spent over £100 on them! We are looking forward to our Book Swap tomorrow and our very special, magical visitors from a far away land!

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Sovereign Lodge Visit

Members of Roselands School Council recently visited our friends at Sovereign Lodge retirement home. The last time we visited, we were busy with arts and crafts,  and making some lovely Christmas decorations. This time we took a few of the books we’ve been reading in class to read and share with the residents. Some of the residents were quite surprised at just how well our councillors could read or segment words if they got a little bit stuck. We all had a great time and hope to return at some time in the near future.

 

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Hertsmonceux Science Centre Trip

On Tuesday 6the February, Year 2 enjoyed a visit from Herstmonceux Science Centre. The children thoroughly enjoyed engaging with learning inside a mobile planetarium and gained several new space facts as a result.

On Wednesday, Year 2 also had a fantastic trip to Herstmonceux Science Centre. The children enjoyed exploring the hands on exhibits, getting involved with the workshop activities and watching a fantastic science show!

A big thank you to all the adults who came along to support us. We really couldn’t arrange these enriching events without your help.

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Craig Jenkins The Storyteller

Roselands

This week we were visited by Craig Jenkins, a global storyteller. He amazed us with stories of mice, lions, deer and even a boy who had magic powers. We joined in and made the stories come alive with actions, songs, jingles and so much laughter! Craig ran workshops with every child and even managed to squeeze in a tale of a father and son at lunchtime. He was incredible, and we loved learning the tools to tell a truly remarkable story. Teachers even had some training to share tips and ideas so I am sure your children will be coming home with my stories each and every week! Thank you to Craig and to the children for participating with such enthusiasm and positivity.

Stafford

Stafford welcomed the amazing and talented storyteller, Craig Jenkins, on Tuesday this week. Craig has toured the world telling his stories and we were thrilled to have the chance to see him. He spent some time with every year group and told us some hilarious stories that all had a message for us to think about. This inspired many of us to use these techniques within our own writing the next day.  Many of the children were inspired by his visit (and wrote letters to thank him) and we all had lots of fun! After the visit, at the end of the school day, he worked with the teachers from the whole Federation, who enjoyed practising some of the techniques that Craig uses to make his stories so engaging.

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The Gingerbread Man

This week the children in Foundation Stage have been reading the book the Gingerbread Man.

We used Talk for Writing and the children have learnt the actions and words for the story. Each class had their own Gingerbread Man who had to hide as the fox was after him. The children went on a hunt for the Gingerbread Man around the school and made lost posters for him.

On Thursday Mr Downey arrived with CCTV footage, he had found the fox in the school. The children wanted to help and they filled out CCTV reports for Mr Downey. They also built traps to catch the fox.

Fortunately the Gingerbread Man has arrived safely back in the classrooms and the fox has left the school. The children have thoroughly enjoyed this book which many have then written themselves. We also did some science and experimented with different liquids on Gingerbread men. The children made their own boats which they tested out in water.

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East Sussex Phonics Hub Training

Miss Clifford ran some training this week as part of her role as Leader of Learning for the East Sussex Phonics Hub.

During a learning walk, staff from 12 local schools, were amazed by the “outstanding enthusiasm and commitment to learning” shown by our EYFS pupils. Every child shone and really proved that they are always aiming to be the best they can be!

The training gave Roselands an opportunity to share our good practice in Phonics and English and celebrate the quality teaching and learning that goes on daily. Our visitors were very impressed with EYFS progress from their starting points and how much their fine motor control and their sustained writing ability has moved forward.

Manor school enjoyed their visit so much that they returned again on Tuesday and watched our children independently engage with their activities during free-flow and be supported and taught in a range of adult-led tasks.

A huge well done to all of our EYFS pupils and staff for all of their hard work, enthusiasm and creativity. We are so proud of all of you!

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DSR Initiative

This week we launched our new reading initiative Daily Supported Reading (DSR) in Year One. The children have astounded us with their reading and comprehension skills. Everyone in Year One has worked so hard to make sure the programme is delivered well and Mrs Haffenden and Mrs Clifton have gone above and beyond to ensure the resources are ready and organised each day. We read books about bears fishing adventures and learnt the journey a letter takes to get to New Zealand. Everyone has read more than two whole books with an adult and are keen for more. “I want to do the one about the Jackal because he’s like a fox” (Imogen, Year One) “I learnt about an author and illustrator. He’s called Nick and you probably know his books Miss Clifford. I actually read one to you in Reception. Percy and the park or something I think”  (Axel, Year One). We have loved reading with all of your children every day and their progress and engagement is clear to see. We will keep sharing our love of reading with you and can’t wait for our new books next week.

Thank you for coming in Mufti today to raise money for our Library project. By next term the new stock will have been added and children can begin to bring books home and share their new stories and skills with you! Thank you for helping your children be the best they can be! They certainly proved how amazing they were this week!

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Space Role Play

This week EYFS have been learning all about “Whatever Next” and baby bear’s adventure to the moon. We acted out the story and made our own props to help. Our space role play was so exciting and we transformed in to astronauts and space cadets to run the space station and launch our own rockets. We also learnt about the moon “You don’t have gravity there and you will float off…you got to wear space suits” (Emily, Dolphins). We explored clay and made models of aliens “It’s much trickier than play-dough. Mine has antennae on top to help communication with earth and other aliens” (Hugo, Whales). Outside we also made some tea to warm baby bear up when he got home. “I have tea at home and you got to keep it in the bag. Mummy has milk and likes mixing it up so it goes more lighter” (Max, Sealions). We have loved our learning and hope you enjoy our photos and videos on Tapestry.

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