School Life – All

Karate superstar!
This talented Year 3 pupil took part in a karate competition and was placed 2nd and 3rd. She achieved 2nd
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Karate Champions
These two talented children from our Federation took part in the Canton karate championships in Kent. One got 1st in
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Year 2 Pet Day
Linking with Year 2 reading 'There's a snake in our school' by David Walliams. Year 2 had a Dog Day
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Stafford Gardening Club
The Stafford Gardening Club have had fun in the sunshine for the last two terms, growing pumpkin plants from seed,
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Book Award
Following on from our very successful contributions of book jacket designs, creative writing and book reviews, the Book Club children
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Street Dance Star
Last weekend, a Year 3 pupil participated in a Street Dance Showcase for her Street Dance group! Well done, we are
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Stafford Race for Life 2019
We are thrilled to announce that we raised a grand total of £1547.95. Thank you so much to everyone who
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Cricket Tournaments
Over the last month, teams from Stafford have been taking part in cricket tournaments from the local area. All the
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Foundation Visit to Blackberry Farm
EYFS went to visit out wonderful chicks at Blackberry Farm! They have got so big now and changed colour. We
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Young Engineers Competition
Some of the Year 2 children went to the town hall this week to participate in the Young Engineers competition.
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Academic Challenge Day
On Tuesday, eight children from Year 6 were invtied to Eastbourne College for an Academic Challenge Day. The children were
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Sovereign Lodge Visit
Roselands School Council enjoyed a trip to see our friends at Sovereign Lodge last week. We spent a lovely morning
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Sports Days
Thank you so much to all the parents who came and supported our sports mornings. We all really enjoyed them
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New Age Kurling Finals at K2 in Crawley
Following our success at the South Downs Area competition, our team went to Crawley to represent the South Downs Area
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Albion in the Community: Stafford Impact Report
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School Games Gold Award
Stafford has achieved the School Games Gold Mark award for the first time, having achieved silver for the last 3
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Book Award
Last week, the Stafford Book Club children attended the final event of the East Sussex Children’s Book Award at the
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Year 4 Intra-School Cricket Competition
Today, our cricket coach, Mr Smith from Sussex Cricket www.sussexcricket.co.uk, organised a ‘5 Bats Speed Cricket’ competition with houses playing
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Fishbourne Roman Palace
On Wednesday 19th June, Year 4 travelled to Fishbourne as part of their work on ‘Rotten Romans’. We visited Fishbourne
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C Team Football Match
In the afternoon, 9 boys, Mrs Lloyd, Mr Smith and Mrs Topali, went to Heron Park for an exciting football
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Race for Life
We were so proud of all the children with their efforts for our Stafford Race for Life. With the music
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Jolf Days
On Tuesday and Wednesday we had a fabulous golfing experience at both schools, lead by Mr Plimmer from Jolf. On
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Roselands School Council Town Hall Visit
Roselands School Council were lucky enough to be given a tour of Eastbourne Town Hall last week. We learned all
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Author Visit
On Wednesday 5th June, we had a visit from author of ‘The 1000-year-old Boy,’ Ross Welford. As we entered the
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EYFS Book Week
EYFS had an exciting Book Week with a range of activities and visitors. Each day we spent time reading books
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EYFS Chicks
We have had an exciting edition to EYFS this week. Our chicks have hatched! We have enjoyed watching and waiting
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Outdoor Learning Day
On Thursday 23rd May we had a fantastic day of Outdoor Learning.  The children made great use of the school
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Year 5 Throwing Challenge
This week, Year 5 took part in an exciting throwing challenge, organised by Mr Richards. This was both a personal
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Year 3 Art Day
On Tuesday, Year 3 got arty during their Art Day! Throughout the morning the children participated in different activities. The
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Year One Bodiam Castle Trip
Year One had a fantastic day this week at Bodiam Castle to celebrate the end of our Castles and Fairy
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Y3/4 Road to Eastbourne Tennis
8 excited Y3 and Y4 children travelled to Gildredge Park for the Road to Eastbourne tennis qualifiers on Tuesday afternoon.
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Get Active Festival
On Wednesday afternoon, 19 children from Year 3-5 and 9 children from Year 2, went to the Eastbourne Sports Park
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Stoolball Festival
On Wednesday afternoon, 10 children from Year 3 went to a Stoolball Festival at Eastbourne Sports Park. The afternoon was
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Active8
We have been working hard to improve our lunchtimes at Stafford and have employed the help of a company called
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Handball
On Tuesday 30th April, 8 Year 4 children went to Ratton School for a handball tournament. There were 8 other
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Easter Parade
Roselands Easter Parade Videos Please click on the appropriate link and download using your code as password: Reception Easter Parade
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Term 4, Level 1 Intra-School Competition Report
This week has been our exciting competitions week at school. All the year groups have taken part in an intra-school
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Unihoc
On the morning of Thursday 4th April, 8 Year 4s went to Heron Park School for a Unihoc tournament. There
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Year 3 Tennis
On Monday, Year 3 went and learnt lots of new tennis skills at Hampden Park with Jenny (a tennis coach).
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Stafford Sports News
Football On Saturday 23rd March, 8 children went to represent Stafford at the B Team football tournament at Ocklynge. There
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Cricket
This week, Year 5 and 6 all enjoyed taster sessions for Street Cricket, run by Oliver Smith from Chance to
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National Skipping Day
Friday 22nd March was the 17th National Skipping Day. To celebrate, all the classes took part in a 20 minute
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I Love Reading Week
During 4th -11th March at Stafford, we celebrated our fantastic reading week with a whole host of reading centred activities.
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Science Week
It’s been an exciting this week! The children had a great time dressing up as different kinds of scientists on
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Swimming Gala
On Tuesday 12th March, 9 Year 6s went to the University of Brighton in Denton Road to take part in
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Year 3 ‘I Love Reading’ Week
Year 3 have loved ‘I Love Reading’ week! It has been great to see the children so excited about reading.
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Australian Pen Pals
After much anticipation, the children in 3 Rowan finally received their first letters from their Australian pen pals! It felt
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New Age Kurling Competition
On Wednesday 27th February 2019, four Year 6 children took part in an exciting opportunity at Shinewater Sports Centre playing
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School Games Logo Winner!
A couple of weeks ago, we congratulated Isobel for her winning design for the Sussex School Games logo. Below is
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Year 4 Mayan Day
On Monday of this week, Year 4 celebrated the end of term by having a Mayan Day. We learnt about
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Bronze Age Jewellery Shop
After painting their salt dough jewellery, Year 3 have opened up their own jewellery shop! Thank you to Ms Slimon
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Fantastic Writers
On Thursday morning, Year 5 visited the children in Year 3 to share some of their writing they have been
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Year 5 Dance Off: Intra-school Competition
On Wednesday 13th February, Year 5 presented their dances to the Cover Supervisors who judged them on a range of
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Year 4 Multi-Skills Festival
On Tuesday (12th February) – at the same time as the netball matches – 13 Year 4 children travelled to
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Netball Matches: Stafford v Ocklynge
On Tuesday (12th February) after school, 13 children took part in 2 inter-school netball matches against Ocklynge. For some of
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Dance Fever
30 very excited children performed last night at Ratton School in our first ever Eastbourne Schools PE Association dance festival.
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Cross Country
On Thursday 31st January, a Year 6 pupil took part in the Area Finals for the Cross Country. She competed
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Dance Festival
The first Eastbourne PE Association dance festival is taking place this Thursday 7th February at 6.30pm. We are excited to
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Year 3 Get Creative with Salt Dough
On Wednesday afternoon, Year 3 got creative with salt dough! They had looked carefully at different Bronze Age jewellery, such
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Computing E-Safety Workshop from OneDayCreatives at Roselands
The children thoroughly enjoyed engaging in e-safety drama workshops this week. ‘One Day Creatives’ came to our school and delivered exciting
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Roselands Foundation Stage Bake-Off
We had a fabulous cake  competition amongst all Foundation classes .We had wonderful entries! Thank you to all parents –
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School Games Area Logo Design Winner!
Congratulations to Isobel in 4 Chestnut who has won the local area competition to design a new logo for the
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Premier League Primary Stars
We are very excited by our Year 5 participation in the Premier League Primary Stars programme. This is an exciting
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Children in Need
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Nativity Shows
Roselands 2018 Nativity Shows Please click on the appropriate show and download using your code as password: Reception Nativity 2018
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Sal’s Shoes
Thank you so much to all those from both Roselands and Stafford who brought in shoes to send to Africa.
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Stone Age Day
On Tuesday, Year 3 went back in time to the Stone Age. They began their day by participating in Stone
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Balance in Motion
6 Larch have been looking at ‘Balance in Motion’ this term during their P.E. with the support of Mr Griffiths.
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Intra-School Competition Report
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Y5 Big Sing
This year, Year 5 took part in the Big Sing which offered our pupils the opportunity to perform alongside other
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Reverse Advent Calendars
It has been wonderful to walk around the school and see how each classes Reverse Advent Calendars have grown throughout
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Year 4 Multi-Sports Festival
On Wednesday 5th December, 12 Year 4 children attended a multi-sports festival at East Sussex College in Eastbourne. The events
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Rainforest Café
This week, the Year 4 children welcomed their families to our Rainforest café. It was an opportunity for the pupils
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Reading Mornings at Roselands
We have enjoyed all our reading mornings at Roselands! It was lovely to see such an enthusiastic turnout. The children
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Cross Country
On a very wet and windy Wednesday 26th November, 19 children from Y5 & 6 took part in the local
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Golden Time
Here is a photo of the bird feeders that Mrs Wood made with some of the children during Golden Time last
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Y3 Stone Age Cave Paintings
Year 3 took on the challenge of doing some Stone Age cave paintings this week. Every child took a ‘hands
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Library Assembly
This week, some librarians ran assemblies for all of the children at Stafford to share their love of reading. It
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Eastbourne Youth Radio
On Wednesday, Stafford School Council took to the airwaves on Eastbourne Youth Radio. Working with Mr Walton over the last
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Carol Concert Cover Design Competition
Ms Markides recently ran a competition which offered pupils the chance to design the programme front cover for this year’s
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Stafford Sports News
Football: ESFA & Eastbourne Schools' Under 11 Danone 7-a-Side Cup On Saturday 10th November, 9 boys went to Ocklynge to
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Roselands Visit to Eastbourne Youth Radio
The children of Roselands visited Eastbourne Youth Radio and took part in their very own radio broadcast. They were very
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Year 6 Remembering WW1
To mark November the 11th, 100 year since the end of World War One, Year 6 have been looking at
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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,
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Author Visit
On Wednesday, the children at Stafford were visited by author, E.R. Reilly. He shared a number of his books with
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Year 3 Michelham Priory Trip
Tuesday saw all of Year 3 go out on a school trip to Michelham Priory that dates back to 1229. An archaeological
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Year 6 Non-Residential Week
This week, the Year 6 not attending the residential have had lots of fun and taken part in a range
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Scarecrows at Stafford
The School Council members from Year 3, 4 & 5 put together a shortlist of scarecrows for the prize and
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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
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Roselands Phonics Workshop For Parents
Thank you to all the parents who came along to learn about Phonics. The Year 1 children enjoyed sharing Phonic
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Thanks from Eastbourne Foodbank
Eastbourne Foodbank thanks Roselands for the Harvest Collection
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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
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Intra-School Football Tournaments
On Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th November, Mr Hester and Mr Richards ran 2 intra-school football tournaments for the children
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Stafford Sports News
Swimming On Thursday 11th October, nine Year 6 children represented Stafford at the Eastbourne College swimming gala in their beautiful
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Year 3 Secret Garden Maths Lesson
On Wednesday, Year 3 went outside in the Secret Garden for their Maths lesson. The children had to produce a
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Year 3 Trip to Florida
On Thursday, Year 3 took a quick trip over to Florida! They had to go through the airport processes and
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Cancer Research UK Race for Life
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Year 5 Maths Challenge
On Thursday afternoon, 4 children from Year 5 went to St. Andrew's Prep School in Meads to take part in
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Pupil Leadership Opportunites
Class Sports Crew Representatives These children have been selected by their peers to help us improve PE and playtimes at Stafford. We will
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Break time snacks
Just a reminder that your child needs to bring a healthy snack for breaktime at Stafford. They are allowed any fruit
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European Day of Languages
We all really enjoyed European Day of Languages on Wednesday, the school was a mass of colour, there were so
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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
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Craft Club
The children who attend Craft Club with Mrs Wiltshire on a Wednesday produced some beautiful stone paintings this week.
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Morning Activities
The first week of morning activities have been a real success at Stafford with lots of children and parents joining in the
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Year 1 Party
Year 1 had a visitor from a pilot and he told us how to fly a plane. We even found out the
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Stafford Race for Life
On Friday 6th July, we held our Stafford Race for Life.  We held 2 races, Y3/4 and Y5/6 and we all
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Summer Reading Challenge 2018 Mischief Makers
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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
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Year 5 Visit to Birling Gap
Year 5 went on a fun field trip to a National Trust coastal area called Birling Gap. Famous for its
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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!
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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
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Stafford Sports News
Sports Days This week has seen glorious weather for both our Stafford Sports Days, thank you so much to all
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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
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Year 5 Pizza Making
Last Tuesday, some children from Year 5 enjoyed a session at a local school making pizza. They were welcomed at
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Year 5 Athletics
Wednesday afternoon saw 16 children from Year 5 taking part in an Athletics Tournament. The children travelled by minibus to
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Year 1 Trip to Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park
Year 1 had a great time at Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway yesterday, despite the quite rainy weather! We all got
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Federation Family Picnic Brochure
Stafford PTFA asked pupils to design a front cover for a brochure they are producing for the Federation Family Picnic
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Beat the Street
We are really excited to be taking part in Beat the Street again this year and there have already been
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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
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A Sporty Week at Stafford!
Skip2BFit The whole school had great fun on Tuesday and Wednesday, participating in our Skip2Bfit skipping workshops. During the sessions,
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Year 3 ‘We Are Artists’ Day
On Thursday 24th May, Year 3 enjoyed a special ‘We Are Artists’ Day. The children created a landscape painting, a
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Year 6 Metro Bank
Year 6 have been learning about: saving, banking and budgeting. Alongside this, each class went to the Metro Bank, in
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Panini Football Competition
Thank you so much to all the children who took part in the Panini Football Competition home learning. We are
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Stafford Sports News
It has been fabulous to see everyone out on the field for the first time today enjoying the sunshine and being
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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
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Scooter to School for Breakfast at Roselands
Thank you to everyone who travelled to school on their scooters and came for breakfast. We have never had a
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Fishbourne Roman Palace
On Wednesday 2nd May, the Year 4 pupils battled bravely to Fishbourne. Like the original Roman invaders, we were not
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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
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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
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Abi Elphinstone Visit
Last week we were lucky enough to have a visit from Abi Elphinstone, author of The ‘Dreamsnatcher’ trilogy and ‘Sky
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Scootfit at Stafford
We were really excited to welcome James from Scootfit to Stafford on Wednesday, Thursday afternoon and Friday afternoon. Every class took part
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Easter Bonnets at Roselands
The children made wonderful Easter bonnets this year.  We had a competition, and these are the children that won in  each
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Year 5 Sports Festival Day
On Wednesday 28th March, all of Year 5 went to the University of Brighton to take part in a sports
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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
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Sports Relief
On Friday 23rd March, Stafford celebrated Sports Relief. In the morning, we had a great time doing whole school Zumba led by
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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
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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
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Florida Day
On Thursday 22nd March, the Year 3 corridor was transformed into an airport so that we could all fly to Florida for
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Year 5 Greek Day
On Wednesday, Year 5 had an exciting Greek day. Here is what we got up to: Over in Acacia, the
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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
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Science Week at Stafford
It has been brilliant to see the whole school getting involved with Science Week. We had an exciting start to
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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
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Meadow in the Sunshine – So Sussex
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Stafford Sports News
Netball Tournament Report On Wednesday 7th March, our Stafford netball team went to a tournament at Pevensey & Westham School.
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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
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Sport Science Assembly
Sport scientists from the University of Brighton came in to teach us about the energy in food and how we
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Stafford Sports News
Netball Match The team went on Wednesday morning to the Eastbourne Schools netball tournament, where they came in 3rd place.
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Stafford “I Love Reading” Week
Last week, we had a fabulous ‘I Love Reading’ week at Stafford!   The week got off to a super start
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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.
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Stafford Sports News
Netball Match This week has been very exciting as the Stafford netball team played their first match. Here is a
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World Book Day at Roselands as Part of the I Love Reading Week
We had a fantastic day on World Book Day. Everyone wore amazing costumes, and we had a competition. These are
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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
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Underwater World Mural
Well done to all the children who made something for the art mural during Miss Coombe’s and Mrs Wardle’s Golden time activity.
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Stafford Sports News
Thank you so much and well done to all the children who have come to our exciting lunchtime activities this
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Mr Coldwell Painting Library
Massive thanks to Mr Coldwell, he is doing a stirling job creating a fantastic space in the Roselands library with his
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Chinese New Year & World Book Day Lunch Menus
To celebrate the Chinese New Year the kitchen are providing a traditional CHINA Day menu on 20th February. In addition,
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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
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Read to Dogs
Meet Isaac, an Australian Labradoodle who is joining us at Stafford every other week to hear children read. Isaac comes into
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Norman Day & Cake Decorating
On Thursday 8th February, Year 3 enjoyed their ‘Norman Day’ which brought together everything they have learnt through their ‘Brutal Battles’ topic as well as the research the
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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
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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,
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Why we do the Stafford Mile
During this week, it has come to my attention that there are some parents who are concerned about our running
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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
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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
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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
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Stafford Sports Update
Cross Country Lola (Year 6) represented the school at the Area Cross Country Finals last week; unfortunately Mollie (also Y6),
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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
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The Night Before Christmas – Roselands Theatre Trip
The Theatre Trip to The Hippodrome before Christmas was a huge success.  The children had a fabulous time and were well
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