We have recently installed a green screen in school and we were so excited to try it we put this together. We hope you like Year 6 reading some of […]
Class 4 had a fantastic trip at tropical world to help us delve deeper into our topic based all around the Rainforest. We learnt lots of new information about the […]
Roughwood Primary school perform beautifully for the Harvest Festival. We are incredibly proud of all Roughwood learners. Thank you to all parents and carers for attending. We are so very […]
This week we have had an amazing 74 Families engage with our Tea, Toast and Tables mornings which have seen parents and children playing tables games to raise awareness of […]
Class 3 have had a fantastic day at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. We have seen lots of different animals with fur, feathers and skin. We stood and watched the polar […]
We have celebrated some magnificent achievements today and recognised some wonderful behaviours in children. Respect, Friendship and Excellence awards have been given out as well as Teacher Awards and our […]
What a brilliant assembly we had today to showcase what children have been learning in class. Some children have only been playing an instrument since Easter and the progress made […]
What a wonderful Sports Day we had this year! Thank you to Wingfield Sports Leaders for supporting us in our teams. There were many different activities ranging from basketball to […]
So many awards have been given this afternoon to our fantastic Year 6 children. We celebrate all the achievements of our Year 6s. They have worked incredibly hard, and we […]
Class 2 caught the bus and the tram-train to Sheffield. Once in Sheffield we spotted lots of landmarks we have been learning all about. We visited the Cathedral and had […]
This week we started our new topic. We began by coming up with some questions about what we wanted to find out about The Great Fire of London. Some of […]
On Wednesday 6th March class 4 caught a public bus to Tesco. When we arrived at Tesco we were shown around the warehouse to see where the bread was kept […]
We could not be more proud of the children in Year 5 at Roughwood Primary School this week. They have used the iPads to begin creating their animations in groups. […]
We have all been immersed in some incredible learning about air, earth, fire and water, today as well as consolidating information we found out about the steelworks for our topic. […]
Year 5 perform at the Rotherham Civic Theatre – 10th and 11th January We could not be more proud our Year 5 children! The children in Year 5 at Willow […]
In Class 2 we have been investigating different mixtures to see which creates the best magical potion. We mixed white vinegar with washing-up liquid, food colouring, salt, water and bicarbonated […]
Wow! What an amazing evening we all had. Our talented pupils attended the Young Voices concert held at the Motor Point Arena last night (8th January) and became part of […]
We had an AMAZING time with POP’s Outdoor Adventure Team. We went into the forest with the team on a stickman adventure. We searched the forest for stick man so […]
Year 6 have been working hard on their huge part in the WWI performance at Magna. The play was about Rotherham soldiers going to war in 1914 and they lived […]
Year 3 visited the Butterfly house this week to support their topic about habitats. We were able to see lots of different creatures in different habitats. This all links with […]
This week in Class 3 we have been investigating to find out which liquid will make a dinosaur egg hatch. On Thursday, we created our very own dinosaur eggs using water, […]
This term in Class 2 we are learning all about recycling and conservation. Today we have enjoyed ourselves at the Moorland Discovery Centre. First we explored the woodlands, collecting different […]
We have elected our School Council at Roughwood in our classes this week. It has been a long process since children have written their manifestos to deliver to the class. […]
Wednesdays and Thursdays until 5 pm children can join Tea Time club. This week the children chose their own ingredients for their pizzas and enjoyed eating what they had made. […]
Last week, class 6 has a wonderful time taking part in a Stone Age Workshop. We built fires (yes, real ones!), fired arrows from bows (yes, real ones!) and chased […]
Yesterday, the children in Class 9 were challenged to create the fastest rocket-powered car. They spent the morning designing, decorating and naming their cars and spent the afternoon racing them. […]
Unfortunately, the snow interrupted our plans to have a Fancy Dress Day to celebrate World Book Day last week . However, we are aware of just how much time and effort […]
Today was the first practical session for all our pupils in Y3, Y4 and Y5 who are taking part in a dance project, working in collaboration with the Balbir Singh […]
This afternoon in Acorns, we have taken part in the first piece of our Nemesis project. Our goal for Nemesis is to create sustainable partnerships between different communities. We kick […]
It has been our last club this week and children have been programming their robots to follow a line drawn on the floor. We didn’t quite get there but we […]
The children in Reception had lots of fun last week at the Bonfire Party! We collected sticks to make a fire, made a Guy Fawkes, toasted delicious marshmallows on sticks, […]
Celebrating diversity and differences in class 7
We worked together to create our wreath, which is Niue proudly on display in our classroom.
Class 4 have been continuing to develop our musical playing skills. They are working really hard on reading and interpreting music! Keep it up children!
The children have enjoyed forming electrical circuits and exploring what makes the lightbulb brighter and dimmer. We also investigated which materials conduct the electricity to form a complete circuit.
Class 6 have been using their bodies today to create percussion sounds and interesting rhythms.
Roughwood Primary School gathers to show respect to all the people who lost their lives and fought for us in WW1 and for all men and women who have given […]
Well done to all children this week. We are incredibly impressed with their efforts and attendance this week is looking much better. Let’s keep getting to school on time, giving […]
Members of Class 6 have very different opinions of the contentious issue of smacking. Half the class would use it as a strategy to teach their own children how to […]
We have enjoyed reading Dipal’s Diwali and learning about the different things people do during Diwali. We used numicon to make rangoli patterns and clay to make our diva lamps. […]
Y3S have been learning lots about local geography. We have learnt lots about our local environment, Rotherham. Today we looked at comparing Rotherham to another environment, London. We looked at […]
Class 4 have been working with Mr Clarke to create a video animation using the software Scratch. As you can see they have used fantastic team work and resilience despite […]
Class 4 are beginning to write an explanation text all about how plants grow! We have spent lots of time ordering and sequencing accurately and creating our own images and […]
Wonderful writing and syllabic calculating for effect and meaning.
This morning Year 1 have been learning the new split digraph a_e. Do you like our sentences?
Toast going down well – children choosing jam, butter and honey! Miss Newton-Smith was certainly enjoying the atmosphere during this break time, and certainly seeing some happy customers in receipt […]
This morning at break time KS2 have enjoyed a slice of toast sold by our enterprise club for 20p. We have learnt a few lessons from our first day and […]
Year 6 today have been writing some magnificent setting descriptions. We can’t wait to show you the published pieces!
More photos from our amazing trip to Tropical World as part of our topic this Autumn term!
Please take the time to read the latest Newsletter. We have had a brilliant two weeks since the last newsletter and so much has been happening in school. Newsletter 25.10.19
What a week! We’ve had such a fantastic time. The children have been on a boat trip, visited Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Shakespeare’s New Place, the burial place of Shakespeare and finally, […]
We had a great time testing different materials, to investigate which would conduct electricity!
Children have used their knowledge of hatching and cross-hatching to great tone in these fantastic pen and ink images of Tudor homes.
It was awe-inspiring to watch these Y6 children teach and support each other to add and subtract fractions with different denominators. The progress they made because of this peer support […]
Class 6 proudly presenting our Harvest Moon poem, which we performed at the Harvest Festival celebrations this week.
In Computing Club we have been busy building robots and using a Crumble motherboard we have started to program them. We are using our knowledge of coding and algorithms to […]
Children at Roughwood are in the process of setting up a break time shop to sell toast and smoothies. To help us set up our business, children visited Rockingham to […]
Today class 4 went and had a look at our new nemesis project! We have decided that we would love to transform this area into a peaceful, reading area that […]
Class 7 were super lucky and won both the Attendance Breakfast AND the Golden Table this week! Superstars!
We used the song 5 Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate as our stimulus. As a class we discussed the different construction materials we have in our class. We decided […]
This week we have been reading Oliver’s Fruit Salad. In the story, Oliver doesn’t like fruit however, they go to the supermarket to buy lots of fruit and Grandpa suggests […]
The children have learnt so much today at Crucial Crew. We have learnt about road safety, first aid, criminal responsibility, internet safety and hate crime. A very informative but fun […]
Y3/4 Girls receiving their certificates after competing in the Rawmarsh School Games Football Festival
Year 6 learn how carry out the recovery position at Crucial Crew. With thanks to @stjohnsambulanc
From Magistrates Court, to crime scene investigators – children learning about child exploitation and providing high-level responses to challenging questions and scenarios. We are incredibly impressed with the Year 6s.
In SUMMs, Class 7 have been counting through zero into negative numbers. We then practised by playing “tug of war”.
As part of our genre writing we are looking at including adjectives for effect and precision. To practice this, we played an adjective game where we had to think of […]
Y3S used a variety of resources to help find information for our non chronological report. We decided to follow a carousel and use lots of different things: they included: non […]
We are thrilled to use Chrome Books for our research lesson. This will help us greatly as we write our non-chronological reports.
Thank you to all the parents that engaged in our family learning session on Monday. It was a great event, which the children thoroughly enjoyed! We hope you enjoyed it too.
We read the story, it was hard to understand that words can change the way we feel. We used some role play to understand the different things we may say […]
Children have been so busy today in Foundation. The mud kitchen in looking very muddy and we have enjoyed learning with pumpkins. Would you like to try our soup?
We are learning about materials and their properties, and have recently focused on the difference between dissolving and melting – dissolving is when a solid mixes with a liquid to […]
Please take the time to read the latest Newsletter. We have had a brilliant two weeks since the last newsletter and so much has been happening in school. Newsletter 11.10.19
In class 7 we looked at “Words and our heart”. Our question was – “Should you think before you speak?” We thought of lots of other interesting questions we could […]
This week in Maths, Year 3 have been exploring subtraction and the ways we can use it. In the photos below, children have created their own number lines using string […]
This week in maths class three have been learning about measuring. We have looked at what we use to weigh things. We can use the terminology grams and kilograms. After […]
Today key stage one and foundation stage two met the author Simon Murray. We listened to some of his stories and learnt how to create illustrations like the ones in […]
To support world mental health day here at Roughwood, children have created ribbon badges in yellow with words they associate with mental health. Everyone has mental health whether good or […]
Class 6 are busy creating some portraits in the style of the artist 👩🎨 Arcimboldo, using images of harvest produce.
Today class 4 used counting on to find the difference between 2 numbers. The children used the strategy of a number line to complete a number sentence. Once they had […]
Class 4 recently had a very though evoking conversation around words and the effect they can have. The question we came up was “how can words make you feel heartbroken?” […]
Today class 4 applied their new colour mixing skills to complete a rainforest inspired painting! As you can see the children thought hard about what colours they would need and […]
Children have had a fantastic time in Guided Reading this morning. Children are challenging themselves and trying hard to meet their targets. Our reading environments are developing childrens love of […]
Class 2 shared the story words and your heart. We had a long discussion about how this made us feel and how our own hearts were affected. Not everyone agreed […]
Just in case you missed it in the Rotherham Advertiser! Peter is in school again, today signing personalised copies for our children.
We had an amazing P4C session this week discussing the concept of flying. The children listed things that could fly and we grouped these into two categories, wing and no […]
In Chestnuts this week we have been exploring colour mixing. We learnt about Primary colours and mixed them together to make secondary colours.
Can you beat your speed on Timestable Rockstars? Some of these children did during TT launch day!
Children came dressed as rockstars today and were ready to take on rockstar challenges. What a fantastic day of maths challenges. Thank you to all parents, carers and staff at […]
What a fantastic turnout in Year 5! The children, and their parents and carers, enjoyed their tea and toast and played games as rockstars.
Class 6 had a fabulous morning playing multiplication games with some lovely parents who came in to support us this morning. We played board games, card games and even times […]
Year 3 children and their parents and carers attended this second TTT morning with times tables, tea and toast! What a huge success! Thank you to all for attending.
As part of our learning on persuasive texts, we have engaged in conference-style discussions about plastic pollution under the title of ‘A single person can’t change the world.’
In computing with Mr Clarke we have been working on our computer skills and have created a front cover and information page using comic life. We added a title and then […]
Lots of fun had this morning in key stage one sharing times tables games with our grown ups.