The children were challenged to read in unusual places during lockdown and they certainly rose to the challenge. There has been quite a lot of reading in cupboards, some reading […]
Y3S have been working hard on creating a timeline of significant past events linking to the topic of learning for the last term. Each group of children researched a specific […]
Just before Easter, Class 7 researched and wrote dragon and Viking poems in a variety of styles, such as haikus and cinquains. Have a look at their research, fabulous writing […]
I love that Class 4 have continued to keep up their hard work throughout our school from home period. Class 4 have always enjoyed reading and as you can see […]
In Class 7, we have been learning about antonyms, which are opposites. We have been practising together and then today we have tried some on our own. We are learning […]
Year 6 have been using their formal writing skills to write letters from the government in war time. They are informing the citizens of Great Britain about Operation Pied Piper […]
Class 6 enjoyed reading in their pyjamas this morning, to celebrate World Book Day. I hope that they will develop a lifetime love of reading.
The KS2 corridor were disturbed during their learning this week by an unexpected crime! The children were puzzled to why anyone would destroy our fantastic learning environment!
Class 4 have been researching all about Harry Brearley and Henry Bessemer. They used the iPads to research key information such as dates, early life and significant to the steel […]
Class 6 writers are editing and improving our final drafts for the BBC 500 Words story competition. We have our fingers crossed that we may have some good news in […]
Year 6 have shown excellent resilience, independence and creativity this week building their character descriptions of our main characters from our class text, Goodnight Mr. Tom. The standard of writing […]
Children in school have been creating scripts and bringing them to life as part of our digital media learning this term. What brilliant special effects, we can’t wait for the […]
We have been writing our own version of the well known story Shrek. This morning we used our best handwriting to publish so that we can make our very own […]
Here are some of the fantastic videos created by Year 6 to show what can happen if you do not act responsibly online. Children have written their own scripts and […]
Please take a look at all the fantastic outcomes that Class 4 produced during the two week Grimm and Co sesssions. The creativity blew Miss Sare away!
Some Y5&6 pupils have had the opportunity to attend a writing workshop with author Harriet Goodwin. They have been inspired by her creativity and have started writing their own exciting […]
In class 3 we were lucky enough to visit Grimm and Co twice and help to reclaim some of Graham’s memories. We found many different objects and helped to come […]
What a performance from our Year 5 children at Rotherham Civic. All the children were absolutely fantastic and did the school proud. We are all incredibly amazed by their achievements […]
In year 1 we have been creating some pastel art to help us with our literacy where we are writing setting descriptions.
We have another set of winners for the Young Writers’ Competition – these children will have their poetry published in a book 📚 which will be available to buy. Huge […]
Roughwood children have written letters to the family of Hillary, thanking her for encouraging their love, enthusiasm and passion for reading.
A mysterious box has appeared in Class 6. Nobody appears to know where it has come from – or what is inside . . . should we open it? It […]
This afternoon Class 4 and 5 combined to take part in their own little spelling competition. Around the playground were lots of different spellings, some of them were spelt incorrectly. […]
These lovely young ladies have been selected to have their poetry published in the Young Writers’ Poetry book 📚 Well done, girls!
We have been trying to learn our tricky year 5/6 words! We are collaborating and challenging each other to learn a few every week and have been doing different activities […]
In Acorns, we had a wonderful time with Pop. He set up the outdoor area based on the book we have been reading, The Gruffalo’s Child. To start with, we […]
Key Stage 1 and 2 Children participated in Roughwood’s Spelling Bee this afternoon. They all worked tremendously hard, vying for the Top Speller and Most Improved Speller position. Huge congratulations […]
Children have been learning about dialogue in Year 3 and using some brilliant oracy skills. Well done everyone, this is fantastic learning.
Children in Foundation today have been using the green screen to do some of their filming for this year’s Willow Tree Film Festival entries. They have been using a backdrop […]
This morning, we watched the scene where Macbeth kills the King, blames it on the guards and is made King of Scotland.
Such a treat on Tuesday morning to have a workshop and short performance of ‘Macbeth’ from the talented ‘Young Shakespeare Company’.‘
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 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 […]
Year 6 today have been writing some magnificent setting descriptions. We can’t wait to show you the published pieces!
Class 6 proudly presenting our Harvest Moon poem, which we performed at the Harvest Festival celebrations this week.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Just in case you missed it in the Rotherham Advertiser! Peter is in school again, today signing personalised copies for our children.
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.’
To support us with our instructional writing this week, class 4 decided to give each other oral instructions. One partner had an image of a finished model and the other […]
Over the last two weeks, we have been reading the story Funnybones. We decided to recite the start of the story and the children were excited to make their own […]
Peter J Murray introduced his brand new book to us, recently published on 11th September. If you would like a copy signing, please send your child with the money tomorrow, […]
Today some Year 6 children have set of on an adventure to Northumberland. In school, we have been learning about where our peers are going and some of the magnificent […]
Today class 4 attempted to instruct Miss Sare how to make them some jam on toast for breakfast. It didn’t go exactly to plan the first time round and it […]
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.
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 […]
Congratulations to Robbie for winning our reading draw this week. He’s chosen a fabulous book to enjoy at home.
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 […]
Isabel has won a book for reading regularly at home. Hope you enjoy this one!
A massive well done to Lucas, Willow and Holly for being published authors.
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 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 […]
Would you like a short vacation to the moon? Year 5 have designed hotels which will be built on the moon. Utterly amazed with Year 5’s hotel designs! Who would […]
As our SATs are fast approaching, Y6 are working hard revising all the grammar terminology we have learnt. Today we have played games to remind us about different types of […]
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 […]
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 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.
Class 7 creating stories to enter into BBC’s 500 words story writing competition. Good luck!
An impromptu reading session 10 mins before break – what a lovely surprise for Book Week! Remember to dress up as your favorite book character on Friday!
Children in Class 2’s Phonics Club have enjoyed using the outdoor environment to support their phonics learning. We used chalks and climbed the tyres, writing and reading words that included […]
Year 5 drafted their persuasive emails to the council requesting help with funding for a bicycle and scooter shelter. The email has been sent and we await their reply…
Over the last few weeks, Class 5 have started to write a newspaper recount about the mysterious break in at the local bakery which we read about in our class […]
Over the last two weeks, we have read Dear Zoo, we then wrote a letter to the zoo to see if they would send us a pet. Each day, we […]
Incredibly lucky… we have the author David Lawrence Jones visiting us this morning and talking about his collection of books. He books will be available to purchase this week in […]
Class 5 have had many dramatic literacy lessons recently! We used Talk For Writing to retell a section of the ‘The Lost Rainforest’. As a Class, we created many actions […]