We have been reading the book ‘What Makes Me a Me?’ by Ben Faulks. We created a text map together and thought of actions to go with the text.
In Year 5 we have started our large pastel pictures, looking at Tudor patterns. We have only just started these but, as I’m sure you will agree, Class 7 have […]
This morning we went on our first welly walk. We found lots of mysterious bones, a spooky skeleton and a book called ‘Funnybones’ which we will be using as a stimulus […]
Year 4s learning about notation and how to create different rhythms. See the concentration!
In Acorns this week, we have been talking about how we feel. We have come up with a simple way of finding out and tracking how everyone is feeling. We […]
Today the Y3 children had their very first ukulele lesson. They learnt the components of a ukulele and how to hold it correctly. They also learnt about the important of […]
Today Class 4 did a fantastic job of beginning to learn how to partition numbers with up to 4 digits! The children had to work in their partners to find […]
Year 5’s science topic this half term is materials and their properties. We have started the topic by looking at a variety of materials, thinking of ways we can describe […]
We have started the Autumn term by looking at place value. Today we have completed some practical collaborative activities to consolidate our learning this week.
Class 4 have been working exceptionally hard at ups killing our vocabulary so that we can create interesting sentences that will engage our readers. The children loved using a thesaurus […]
What a fantastic first week in Year 1 this week, the children have really settled in well. Today we were lucky to have Leanne and her animals visit from Leanimals […]
In Chestnuts this week we have been discussing what our school would be better without and what our world would be better without. Take a look below…
This week we have created PowerPoints about Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. We learnt how to add animations and transitions to our PowerPoints too.
Last week, Y4 children attended Magna and took part in The Big Blast, a Rotherham concert involving other schools and instruments.
We know that when we set our minds to it, we can achieve almost anything, but how can we keep our magic working well? This is our P4C question this […]
We have been learning about different tones of colour in year 3 to make some brilliant images of leaves from the jungle and rainforest. We have used pastels, watercolour and […]
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 […]
For the annual Willow Tree OSCARS event Class 2 recreated the events that took place during the Great Fire of London. Take a look below!
Today, Year 3 have been learning about how rocks are formed. With chocolate and other ingredients, we simulated forming different types of rock.
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 […]
We have been learning all about sound in Class 6. Today we investigated how sound travels over a distance using paper cup telephones. We made them in pairs and then […]
Super research on our new Science topic about rocks and soils today!
Class 5 have been partaking in lots of different drama techniques to enhance their new writing genre, “diaries”. Children began by hot seating to think deeper about our book character’s […]
This week in Nurture we have been reading ‘The Huge Bag of Worries’ We have talked about our worries, what it feels like when you are worried and what we […]
This evening, year 6 children from Roughwood, Greasbrough and Rockingham joined together for an unforgettable prom. The theme was neon and there were some magnificent ourfits and that’s just the […]
Today Class 2 have enjoyed a visit to church. In RE we have been learning all about Bible stories. We thought it would be interesting to experience a Bible story […]
A massive well done to Lucas, Willow and Holly for being published authors.
Preparation for the Year 6 prom next week are well underway today. Can you guess the theme?
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 […]
As part of maths capacity and volume learning, class 5 decided to make a diversity potion. The children were given a recipe of different amounts. Things on the recipe included, […]
On Tuesday we had a visit from Mrs FJ and Dazzle the Emu. They told us all about how we are all different. Later on in the day we designed […]
On Tuesday we began our diversity week with a visit from Mrs FJ and Dazzle the Emu. They told us all about how we are all different and unique. In […]
This week, class 5 began their learning about measurements through an outdoor challenge. They worked in pairs to find their colour coded activity and use their rulers to solve mysteries. […]
This week we are celebrating Diversity and today we have been working alongside Mrs Ann Foxley-Johnson from the Anti-Bullying Conpany!
This week in Class 2 we have been learning all about measuring. We practically measured the length of objects on the iPads, compared the capacity of different containers and read […]
In Class6, we are using Indian Ink to draw potion bottles with Mrs Robbins. A lot of us haven’t used this media for and it can be tricky but it […]
We are developing our mental strategies in Class 6, thinking about how we can add and subtract efficiently. We have thought about number bonds and similarities when we add multiples […]
Today Class 5 used the computers to research the names and prices of different Victorian toys. We then discussed the value of money and just how much it has changed […]
As part of our science learning about rocks and soils, we wanted to investigate what happens to soil if it is left in water for a longer period of time. […]
Some great peer assessment happening in Year 6 today as children focus on writing. Today we are writing a narrative about the evacuation during WWII.
Today class 5 had a try at creating our very own Victorian wooden peg dolls. We began by researching other dolls from the victorian era and then thought carefully about […]
Today we have practiced our talk for writing about the Great Fire of London. We have collaborated to create movements and pictures to help us remember the events of the […]
This week, part of class 5 really got into the spirit of our topic ‘The Victorians’. They used pen and ink and Victorian style paper to write their name using […]
We discussed what makes us happy, sad and angry and about how we know what others are feeling. After reading Lucy’s Blue Day we talked about how we show emotions […]
On a Wednesday classes 6 and 7 visited Eyam as part of their topic learning about the Plague. Despite walking in the relentless rain and cold weather, it was an […]
Class 2, 3 and 4 have had visitors today from The Drama Hut so we could learn more about The Great Fire of London. We spoke to Thomas Farriner and […]
Year 4 have been continuing their trumpet learning in preparation for the Big Blast concert in July! q
Does sadness spread as easy as happiness? This week in Class 2 we have been thinking about our wellbeing both physically and mentally. We have shared ideas on what we […]
Can you always see how someone is feeling? How can you change the way someone is feeling? This week we have been thinking about our well being both physically and […]
Children from Roughwood have been working hard on a dance routine in order to receive their Arts Award Discover certificates. Today, children visited Magna to perform their dances in front […]
During P4C this week, Class 5 decided to discuss whether or not people can still feel emotions even when they might not show it. We talked in detail about […]
As part of our Maths this week, Class 5 completed an outdoor Maths activity to consolidate our knowledge of place value. Around the environment were a series of coloured shapes. […]
We were very lucky to have Sonia Burgess join us this morning for a fun filled music session. During the lesson, we joined in with actions to music before listening […]
Today children in Chestnuts had fun rolling their hard boiled eggs (although unfortunately many were not hard boiled 😊) . congratulations to our 2 winners!
Today Class 5 prepared their products ready for the Easter Fayre. We discussed as a Class that the most effective way to do this task was to all have […]
This week children in Chestnut class, have taken part in an Easter egg hunt, this was followed by a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny, who kindly filled up the […]
It has been a long time coming but this week Class 5 have won the Certificate of Attendance! As you can tell by Muhammed and Scarlet’s faces they were thrilled. […]
As part of our Maths learning this week, we have used times table balloons to help us practice our quick fire times tables in a fun and creative way. We […]
Our attendance winners this term are Class 7. They have won the breakfast again so the children asked to share their secrets with teh school. What are your top tips […]
Children have had a special visitor today in school. Children in Years 5, 3 and 2 were able to watch a professional dancer to support their performances with Balbir. Children […]
Happy Mother’s Day from Class 2. We have been very busy in Class 2 this week making Mother’s Day cards and Mother’s Day gifts. We hope you enjoy a cup […]
Lots of fantastic P.E going on at Roughwood this week! Class 5 demonstrated this through their very first ‘match’ of Netball. Over the past weeks with Mr Tyas, they […]
To consolidate our learning of 3D shapes, Class 5 decided to take a trip to our outdoor environment to look for real life objects made up of 3D Shapes. We […]
Well done to all year 4 on achieving their swimming certificate from swimming! We are proud of you all for pushing yourself each week!
Today, Class 5 created their very own 3-D top trump cards They used 3D shapes to find out their properties so that they could correctly design their own cards ready […]
This week in Chestnut Class children have been making the most of the warmer weather.
The children and parents have spent the last 3 week’s creating a Book in a Box! Here are a few from each class and their winners. Acorns Chestnuts Class 2 […]
Well done to Class 2, 3 and 4 for taking part in Science week. We had Scientists from Sheffield Univeristy visit our school to talk about bugs. We spoke about […]
As part of our STEM project, Class 5 drafted in the help of parents to help create their very own robot following the design they created. The children found the […]
Today in ICT, Class 5 have been looking at different climates. We have been looking at how the climate in different countries contrast to our local geography and where we […]
Today in Class 2 we have focused on direction and movement. What is direction? When do we need to give someone directions? What would we need to say to someone to […]
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson.
In PHSE this week, Class 5 thought about the difference between roles and responsibilities. They thought exceptionally hard about what their roles and responsibilities were as part of our school […]
STOP everything and read in Class 5! Miss Sare even had time to enjoy a non fiction book!
Why did Winnie’s potion explode? Class 2 interviewed Winnie the Witch, gaining an insight as to why her potion exploded. Winnie was asked many questions… What happened? When did it […]