It has been a very pink day at Roman Road today! Our whole school assembly was amazing to see as the hall filled up with pretty pink! We took time out to think about what it all means, as we raise money for Cancer Research.
This term, our Eco Council have been extremely busy! We have been planning to involve the whole school in a Climate Change Awareness Campaign which will be integrated in all parts of the curriculum in a creative way. In the weeks leading up to the Easter break, everyone will learn why our world is becoming warmer and how to look after it so future generations can enjoy it’s beauty. Our fab work will soon be published in the Climate Change Lead School Newsletters!
In an assembly, we reminded all the children about our adopted polar bear and how these animals are being affected by Climate Change. Each class collects spare change in their own ‘Polar Bottle’ and so far we have raised £300!
Our Year 2, 3 and 4 classes have thoroughly enjoyed working with ‘Groundworks’ to make fantastic bird boxes and feeders as well as constructing an outstanding Bug Hotel! The Eco Council are preparing our gardens ready for planting so we can sell our own vegetables. Over the next couple of weeks, everyone in the school is working with ‘Nick the Chef’ from ‘Cooking for Life’ and Alan Barlow, our Bike-it officer to learn about food miles. We are working very hard at present to win the virtual bike race…last year we came fourth in the country! We are also collecting plastic bottle tops and working with local artists to produce recycled landscape art! Northumbrian Water will be popping into school to talk about water saving ideas. Local MP Ian Mearns recently visited our school and met our Eco Council! He was certainly impressed with how ‘Green’ we are!
It’s nearly time for Green Day 2012! The Eco Council are preparing to sell recycled crafts made in school to the local community during our Green Breakfast. Everyone will dress in green and all the food will be green. Money raised from the crafts will go towards supporting our Indian Orphanage…we have already helped raise in excess of £5000! Awesome!
It’s nearly time for Eco Theme. This time we are taking time out of this half term to think, talk and learn about Eco Issues. This year’s theme is:
We are a Climate Change Lead School!
Your child will be learning all about Climate Change and how we can be kinder to the environment. We will be talking about all the categories of the Eco Award:
Waste & Recycling
Our intention this year is to teach our children how to look after their world. After all, they will inherit the earth whatever state it is in!
During Eco theme, the children will be involved in many activities and visitors will talk to the children about ‘Climate Change’.
Indian Day - Friday 23rd March-children to school dressed in colours of Indian flag (green/white/orange) or in Indian dress. We will remember our children in the Indian orphanage. Come to school at 8:15 am for Indian Breakfast in the Junior Hall. Yummy cakes to buy! Bring your 1p and 2p to see if we can cover a piece of Indian dress…
A DVD will be set up to show parents what happened when Living Waters Church took the £250 raised by Roman Road to our Indian orphanage.
Green Day Friday 30th March – children to school dressed in green. This is a country wide day to remember green issues.
There will be a ‘Green Breakfast’ in the Junior Hall at 8.15am for carers and children with green food to eat! Amazing Recycled Crafts made by Year 3 to buy! All welcome!
Indian Orphanage Update: The money raised during India and Green days last year was taken to India by 4 members of Living Waters Church along with money raised by members of the Church Community. It was used to buy uniforms for the orphans in Pastor Emmanuel’s school. Thank you for your amazing support! Church members took a DVD of children at the orphanage receiving a card and letters from Roman Road School.
Polar Bear Update: We are able to support the Svalbard Polar Bears for another year so please keep bringing in your coppers to put into our Polar Bottles which will be in every classroom during Eco Week.
Your challenge is:
Use as many recycled materials as you can and create an Eco Egg !
Bring your Eco Egg to school before the Easter holiday. Everyone who enters the competition will get a prize but there will be 3 main winners. Don’t forget to put your name and class on your egg. Leave it in the Junior Hall during the week beginning 26/3/12
Prizes given out on Friday 30th April.
Last year’s entries were BRILLIANT!!!
If you want to win…
be as inventive as you can and transform your egg into something fantastic!!!
Year six worked really hard setting up and manning the stalls at the fun afternoon on Wednesday. There were games, refreshments, face painting, nail painting and competitions.
It was lovely to see the whole school having fun. The afternoon raised more than £350. Thanks to everyone for their support.
Year 5 have completed their challenge for the England Extravaganza, and written a fabulous recipe book of regional English recipes.
The children have worked incredibly hard to produce the book which is being professionally printed. It will be on sale at the England Showcase event on Friday afternoon in the KS2 Hall for the bargain price of just £3.00. Don't miss out, buy yours quickly as we are sure they will sell like hot cakes!!
On the night of Friday 20th May 2011, 32 children and 7 adults spent the night on the floor of Key Stage One hall. We had an absolutely terrific time. All of the children threw themselves into the activities on offer and said they had had the time of their lives.
However whilst this was a fun experience for us, never far from our minds was the realisation that for homeless people this is their life - every day, all weathers.
Congratulations to the 32 children who participated. The staff and the rest of the school are immensely proud of you. You have raised a staggering £330 for The People's Kitchen in Newcastle. We are sure the homeless of Newcastle will be touched to know that children as young as 7 braved the cold and slept on a hard floor to try and make a difference to their life.
You are quite simply - AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
Click on the link below to view photos
Our schedule for the evening
7.30pm Arrival and safety talk
7.50pm Community Police Officers arrived to talk to us about how they deal with the
homeless on the streets plus other ways we could help.
8.00pm - 9.30pm
Carousel of activities - Soup Kitchen Cooking with Cooking 4 Life,
Newspaper structures, team games.
10.15pm Bread Making on the fire
10.30pm Conga around the school yards
11.00pm Toasting Marshmallows
11.30pm Getting ready for bed
11.45pm Storytime begins.........
1.00am Most children were fast asleep
Some staff began to nod off and retired to their mats
2.00am Lots of snoring and sleep talking from the children
3.00am Remaining staff settle down for the night
4.00am All quiet!
5.00am Staff and children begin to stir
6.00am Breakfast time begins (Toast anyone?)
7.00am Packing up our bags
7.15am Judging of the Newspaper Structures
8.15am The Big Clear Up and thank you's
8.30am Home for some sleep!!!!!
One of the most basic things we expect today is for somewhere safe and stable to live, yet homelessness continues to be one of the worst social problems in England today.
A place to live is vital to a stable life that includes education, employment and healthy relationships. Homeless families find themselves living uncertain lives. They never know when they will have to move, and basic essentials like attending school or finding a doctor become major problems.
Last year during our Africa project we raised enough money to send Omar to school for two years. During this years England Extravaganza we hope to raise money to support the homeless.
Wondering how? Watch this space and a once in a lifetime opportunity might be heading your way.
This year’s Book Week was, as always a great success and the children had a fantastic time!
Thank you for all your support. You especially excelled at the adult and child competition – all entries were fantastic!
Bookfair Total - £449
Fun Afternoon & Sponsored Event Total - Just over £400!
All monies raised will go straight towards buying school resources for Literacy and the Library.
I have put together a KS2 Hall Display showing photos and work completed by children and parents during Book Week. Please come and have a look! In past years we have really benefitted from this money raised. We bought our sound system with it which we use during performances. Also, we purchased a lot of Read Write Inc products which has been a massive success.
The next big literacy/drama event will be at the end of the Summer Term when Year 6 will be performing ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at 6pm in the Junior Hall. Fliers will be distributed next term to promote this exciting event.
Thank you for your continuing support in all our Literacy projects.
We have recently had a whole school Eco Week which was a brilliant success! All children took part in Eco activities across the week and the school theme was 'Waste Not, Want Not!'
'Waste Not, Want Not' incorporated recycling, waste, water and energy which are all themes within the Eco Award. After receiving our Bronze and Silver Eco Awards last year, we are striving towards our Green Flag which we will hopefully receive in the Summer Term. Everyone rose to the challenge this year and included Eco issues within their Creative Curricular Themes. But in Eco Week we had a fantastic time. This is a list of activities we enjoyed:
*making recycled musical instuments
*making wind turbines
*making shelters using recycled canvas
*setting up recycling of paper towels
*making quality items from recycled items to sell on a stall to raise money for our orphanage/polar bears
*making bottle top flower garden decorations
*research about polar bears/reducing, reusing, recycling
*making a water filter
*pie charts and data handling about recycling and water usage in the home
*Cooking with leftovers alongside nick, our resident chef!
*Biking to school
*Making Eco eggs from recycled materials for a competition
*Washing cars with recycled water
*Picking up litter
*Weaving with plastic bags
*Using cans to make garden buddies
*Thinking about a life without energy
*Making collage patchwork quilts
*Alan's visit to classes to talk about Eco Issues
We finished the week with Green Day. We dressed up in green and went to a green breakfast in the Junior Hall. We ate green food and watched a video about our Indian orphanage. four people from Living Waters Church in South Shields have now visited the orphanage and handed over the £500 raised by Roman Road so far. It bought uniforms for the children and was greatly appreciated by the Tsunami orphans.
At the breakfast, Year 2's Recycling Retail raised £56.20 which will go towards supporting our orphanage and polar bears!
Well done to everyone for your unwavering support!!
Roll up, Roll up ... It's time for Book Week and the Circus Book Fair is here in town!
In addition to the exciting events we always have, this year, our children will receive circus training from a professional circus visitor who has actually worked in the travelling circus for 2 years. Alan, our Bike it officer will also be joining the junior children to work on some circus creative writing. It's going to be a fantastic week and an exciting end to this half term!
Book Week 2011 (14th-18th February)
It’s time for this year’s Book Week which has always been a fantastic and enjoyable time for the children as well as being supported by parents exceptionally well. There will be loads of events and loads of ways to get involved!
The Bookfair arrives in school on Monday 14th February and will be with us until Thursday. As always, it will be based in the Junior Hall and books, posters and stationery will be available to buy each night from 3.30pm. This year the theme is ‘Roll up, Roll up and read!’ (A Circus theme) and some of the books you can purchase are shown in the catalogue. There is always a great selection and the school also benefits from the fair. Last year the school received £300 which was put towards buying further Literacy resources. Children can bring their £1 off voucher which they received last Friday when they come to the fair. We will have a special visitor this year at the bookfair each night...I wonder who it could be?
Fun Afternoon (Tuesday 15th)
The children love this! This is an afternoon in celebration of Book Week where the children simply enjoy themselves. The Year 6s will be running this as an enterprise project and look after stalls selling old books/videos. We will also have various competitions to guess the name of the ‘cuddly clown’ etc. Children are free to bring in money on this day and spend it during the afternoon. The Book Fair will be open during the fun afternoon and there will be face painting which is always popular so fill in the form below if you do not wish your child to be painted! Thank you for all your generosity in sending books, toys, gifts and DVDs which you no longer want.
Children can get dressed up on Tuesday 15th to match the theme of our Circus Book Week. There will be prizes for the best costume! Anything linked with the Circus will be great. Your child could be a clown, trapeze artist, circus animal or ring master! This non-uniform day will be great fun.
Parent/Guardian & Child competition
Last year we ran a parent and child competition which proved very successful – a few parents and guardians proved to be budding writers! This year, we want you to write a poem/story/information booklet around the theme of ’Circus’. Your poem/story/information text could be about anything to do with Circus. Remember to decorate it then hand it in to your child’s teacher and they will pass it on to me. If you would prefer to be more creative, you could make a model of a circus instead with some information attached! There will, of course be prizes for the most inventive!
This year we will be doing a Sponsored Circus Writing Challenge set by each teacher around a Circus theme (Foundation Stage will learn a rhyme). Each child will bring home some talk homework linked with the sponsored challenge, so carers have the opportunity to give your child ideas to include in the writing. Sponsor forms and further details have been sent home with this letter. All money raised goes straight back into school funds. Last year this money was spent on buying Literacy Resources for KS2 which are used within our new ‘Pirate Writing’ initiative to raise writing standards in school. As always, children who raise the most amount of money will receive a fab prize!
I’m sure the whole week will be a great success. There will be loads of prizes and exciting events during the week. Let’s raise as much money as possible to buy further resources to boost our children’s learning and enjoyment in school.
Thank you, as always, for your continuing support.
Miss E Allen
A BIG thank you to staff, children, parents and visitors who raised £250 for our Indian orphanage yesterday (Friday 14th January). The day was a massive success!
Visitors included parents, who came for their second authentic Indian breakfast which included paranthas (pancakes) and mango jam, fruit and scrambled egg.
An artist worked with children from Year 1 to Year 6 making rangoli patterns. These are Indian floor patterns used as a welcome to Hindu gods in the Indian Culture.
Mrs Robson, our Eco Governor visited for the day and worked with the artist as well as visiting all classes!
Foundation Stage children had another visit from Sheila from Miss Allen's church who told an Indian story and painted faces and hands with tigers and mendhi patterns.
Sheila also led a whole school assembly and used balloon modelling to tell the Christian story of Creation and perform a magic trick to tell us that God loves us all equally. We saw pictures of the Indian orphans whose parents were the victims of the 2004 tsunami.
The £250 raised will be taken to India in February by 4 members of Miss Allen's church and it will be used to buy school supplies. Money raised by Living Waters Church will go towards the building fund for Pastor Emmanuel's secondary school in Malakapatnam in India!
Thank you again for your generosity!
Year 2 are learning how to be Eco Heroes this Term. Here are some of the exciting things we will be learning...
…how rainforests/jungles have positive affect on environment and how they are adversely affected by people
…challenges facing India (litter and hygiene)
…current environmental issues
…what to recycle and how best to do it
…the school’s beliefs about Eco Friendly issues
…what they do as a family to recycle or to be more Eco Friendly
..alternative forms of power (solar, wind)
…how our school can be more Eco Friendly
…human and physical aspects of rainforest
…where in the world are rainforests/jungles
…to discuss what they have found out
…to find short and long term solutions to problems
…to show an understanding of world issues
…to plan, develop and evaluate work
…to negotiate, plan and perform
To read and write…
…a report on ways to be Eco Friendly/’Cats’
…explanation how to make organic ‘jungle’ cakes
…diary of a jungle animal
…a narrative about what will happen in the world if we don’t take better care (‘Rainforest’ by Helen Cowcher)
…a poster to encourage recycling
…an explanation about the water cycle
…questions to find out more about the jungle
…instructions on how to plant a seed
…letter to wwf to sponsor a tiger
…find the weight of recycled materials
…collection and display of data showing recycled materials (use of excel)
..2D Shape based around sorting recycled shapes
…solutions to number and data problems based around the theme
…measuring lengths of plants and comparing
…problems involving change
…an allotment for growing own produce to sell to community
…a jungle magnetic game (ICT for background)
…jungle animal painting (style of Andy Warhol)
…a moving butterfly toy
…a short film based upon Eco theme
…symmetrical recycled masks
…jungle masks (Family challenge – made from recycled materials)
…tiger hand puppets
…experiments and investigations based around plants/healthy eating
…dance or music made from recycled instruments (Stomp & Vegetable Orchestra)
…a song about Eco theme
…a rap using our school Eco Code
Science – Electricity, Materials, and their Properties. Theme of SC2 (Life Processes and Living things) to be incorporated where possible into theme.
RE – Jewish Hannukkah and Christian beliefs
Numeracy/ICT – 2D and 3D shapes. Use of Logo Programme
Year 2 are learning all about WATER in the Autumn Term
*Materials…floating and sinking & Electricity
*Famous figures associated with the sea and sea travel
*Creatures and plants living in or near the sea
*What sort of shops/businesses do you find at the seaside? What is sold? How far away form the seaside do we live?…look at maps of coastline
*Water Aid and how important it's work is
*Water, beach and sun safety…life guards/using sun screen
*Stories about the seaside/pirates
*What is a tongue twister?
*What is the ‘Water Cycle’
*The geography of the seaside…physical and human features & the effect of the sea on the land
To read and write…
*Instructions how to build a sandcastle
*Report/Leaflet…The seaside/Under the sea (creatures and their habitats)/Human & Man-made features
*Postcards…from the children/from a fantasy or historical character.
*Sea poems – write & analyse
*Narratives about seaside adventures
*Diary of a sea creature
*Story of ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’
*Christian & Jewish Bible stories linked to sea/water…
*The solutions to problems based on capacity
*The solutions to number problems based around a sea shore theme (4 operations)
*Seascapes…using printing and painting techniques and various mediums
*Magnetic Sea Game …using shoe boxes
*Boats and test materials for their waterproofing and buoyancy.
*Observational drawings & paintings…shells/waves/reflection paintings
*A working lighthouse (Electricity)
*Songs and rounds about the sea and sea shanties
*Their own tongue twisters
*Dance based upon movements of the sea/sea creature
*Musical class composition based upon building of a ship
*Role play…pirates/mermaid market
*PE : Gymnstics – Apparatus; Cricket Skills; Hoola Hooping; Dance
Who is God?, Prayer, The Creation story, Harvest, The Christmas Story.
*PSHE & C…New beginnings & ‘Getting on and falling out’
Making friends, school and class rules, dealing with conflict.
Meet our Eco Governor Representative! Mrs Robson really enjoyed the Indian Breakfast and has enjoyed looking at our Eco Impact Portfolio. She has met with the Eco Council and at present is helping to choose new recycling bins to go on school grounds. We all look forward to working with you this year as we Go For Green!
Pastor Emmanuel from our Indian Orphanage has sent a thank you email for the massive £205 raised during Eco Week for our orphanage/school. It was sent over the summer holidays, along with £500 from Living Waters Church. Pastor Dave and Siman from LWC in South Shields are going to visit the orphanage in February.
The Indian Breakfast was a real success. Thank you to everyone who made it possible! We ate Indian fruit (mango, apple, strawberries and grapes). These treats would be reserved for rich indians. We also cooked and ate parantas (Indian pancakes) with mago jam or scrambled eggs. Yum Yum! Parents, Staff and children all enjoyed the experience and a DVD of our Indian children played in the background.
As part of our Eco Week challenge, we raised money for the Svalbard Polar Bears. We raised over £200 altogether and every class received a certificate to put in their portfolio. this amazing amount raised means we can support the polar bears for another 2 years.WOW!
A few coppers goes a long way to support the polar bears, who are being affected by global warming! Send in all the coppers you can!
During the summer term 2010 as part of Eco Week, we took part in a creative curriculum theme about India. this was mainly to raise everyone's awareness of the problems faced by the country and the religious beliefs of the people. Sheila, Bethan and Nim (from Miss Allen's church) came to tell us about an Indian Orphanage we could support together.
Sheila left us with a selection of Indian desserts which were very sweet. We learned that the children in the orphanage in Machilipatnam did not have sweets like this. Most of them were orphans due to the Tsunami of 2005. Pastor Emmanuel (the principal of the school) is a Christian who has asked us to raise money for these children so a secondary school can be built. We learned that the only clean water they receive is between 6am and 7 am
Mrs Banergee taught us how to wear a sari. She taught us about the differences between schools in India compared to England.
Nick the chef came to work with Year 1 and 2 to make a biriyani. It was YUMMY!
As usual, the children, parents and carers of Roman Road do not let us down with their fundraising efforts. We are pleased to announce that we have raised £276 for Omar, a 9 year old boy who lives in Senegal.
With the help of Action Aid, we are now his proud sponsors and await our opportunity to write to him and send him small gifts. Many, many thanks on his behalf. We are sure he will appreciate it, more than we will ever know. (Photo to follow soon).
Parents, governors, carers, grannies and children had the opportunity to share the experience of Djembe drumming during our African showcase.
Visitors recognised early on that the children of Roman Road were 'naturals' as they seemed to have each rythmn perfectly sychrnoised, but with a little help from Roman Road pupils they soon got into the swing of things.
A great time was had by all!
The whole school have worked tirelessly over two weeks to provide a showcase for the parents, carers, the local community and children from other schools the opportunity to share our learning and expertise on the continent Africa.
Visitors waited patiently in the sunshine as they heard the drums begin to play in the school hall. There was a great surge of people as the doors opened and they were enthralled by the sight of ten African flags and a hall jam packed with outstanding work.
Each class had set up their own showcase area and visitors were invited to walk around and view each challenge. Each class had nominated children to be in charge of their challenge and were on hand to answer any questions or queries that may arise.
Nursery and Reception bedazzled guests with their amazing artwork inspired by Africa.
Year One had created a magnificent safari role play area that the toddlers and some parents (you know who you are!), thoroughly enjoyed playing in.
Year Two amazed everyone with their work on elephants and so much more.
Year Three made some of the most delicious treats, using original African recipes and Fair Trade ingredients. Many of the guests took home the recipes to make them for the rest of their family as they were so impressed.
Year Four produced some outstanding power point presentations which demonstrated their excellent ICTskills and research abilities. They were able to provide visitors with accurate information on Fair Trade.
Year Five had made an outstanding range of footwear, artwork and a leaflet promoting anti-racism.
And finally, guests stood in awe at Year 6's DVD regarding racism. Could it possibly have been produced by 10-11 year olds - YES!
94% of visitors rated our African showcase Outstanding
5% of visitors rated it Very Good
1% of visitors rated it as Good.
High praise for the huge effort of everyone at Roman Road Primary School.
Many thanks to the children and staff for all of their hard work and dedication to this project.
As our African project came to an end the school celebrated with a Colour Carnival Day. We all came dressed to school in one bright colour. We looked so bright and cheerful. During Colour Carnival Day we also used the opportunity to raise money for Omar, an African child from Senegal. We are hoping to sponsor Omar for at least one year.
During Colour Carnival Day we were also able to sample some African food. Mrs Slator (our school cook) researched African stews and cleverly made some for each of us to have a taste. They were delicious. Well done Mrs Slator!!!
Get ready to launch into ECO WEEK!!
Week beginning 7th June 2010!
Get ready to launch straight into…
when you return after the half term holidays!
During the week beginning 7th June 2010, we will be learning how to become Eco Eagles!
Roman Road Primary School is embarking upon a journey to achieve our Green Flag Award. This is an internationally recognised award. During this year’s Eco Week, we will be launching Eco Themes in a BIG way and will hopefully achieve our Bronze and Silver Flags during the week.
As a school, we are already looking for ways to be more Eco friendly:
*Our School Council are also our Eco Council and Staff members include Mrs Lacey, Mrs Phillips, Mr Bradshaw and Miss Allen.
*Teachers are including ‘Green themes’ in their Creative Curriculum.
*We are brilliant at ‘Bike-it’
*Our garden club has been up and running for a while and the vegetables grown are very tasty!
*We have our Healthy School Award!
In order to improve further, we need to review the 9 Topics of the Eco Award:
Waste & Recycling
The Theme of Eco Week this time is…
Our particular focuses will be:
India & Global Warming.
Aims of ECO WEEK :
*To create an understanding about Indian culture
*To make links and raise money for an Indian orphanage in Malakapatnam
*To raise whole school awareness of Climate change issues
*To sponsor a polar bear
*To devise a school Eco Code
Indian Orphange Information:
It’s a Christian school based in the middle of a Hindu community. The children are mainly orphans due to the Tsunami hit on December 26th 2004. The children are of the lowest caste system (or ‘untouchables’) and without education would end up living in the worst possible conditions. We want to help them build a school and keep in touch with them to find out about life in India.
Events during the week:
The children will be taking part in loads of activities during the week which will raise their awareness about Indian life and Climate change. An Indian expert will be talking to the children, a drama company will be visiting to tell an Indian story and a visitor will be doing art work with the children.
On Friday 11th June we are having a Green Day.
This is a national event and children can get dressed up all in green.
Please bring £1 and all the money raised will be sent to the Indian Orphanage.
If you would like to donate more it will be greatly appreciated.
How PARENTS/GUARDIANS can get involved:
*Encourage your child to bike-it to school during the week and bring your own bikes as well!
*Each class will be given a ‘polar bottle’ through the week. Any spare coppers you have, please send them into school and we use the money collected across the year to sponsor a polar bear.
*You are invited with your children to an Indian breakfast on Friday 11th June at 8am in the Junior Hall. The event is free, but if you would like to bring a donation for the orphanage/polar bear, there will be a collecting box available.
KEEP A LOOK OUT ON THE WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT ECO WEEK!
Thank you for all your support...why don't you begin looking for ways in which YOU can become more eco friendly?
From Monday 17th May, our school will be focusing all of our attention to Africa, the home of 2010’s World Cup, as part of a whole school project.
Over the course of the two weeks, each class will be set a challenge to complete relating to Africa. Their task must be complete by Friday 28th May when it will go on display in KS2 Hall for our African Showcase.
Throughout the theme our children will also have the opportunity to work alongside artists, musicians, professional sports people and chefs. We are also incredibly lucky, to have made an amazing contact with the Buganda Cultural Society, based in London, who will be giving their time freely to support each class, in learning about some of the traditions, cultures and arts of Africa.
Despite how fantastic this project is going to be, it is important to remember that Africa also faces many issues. We are hoping we can help with one of these issues.
In Africa many children are unable to attend school as they simply cannot afford it or because there is a limit to education. Only four children per family can attend school. This is despite many families having six to eight children. Many children have to walk many, many miles to schools that do not always have teachers or even pencils for them to learn. Yet they value education above everything.
Roman Road would like to help one of these children. Omar is nine. He is one of six children. He lives in a mud hut and helps his father farm. With the help of Action Aid, we would like to raise enough money to sponsor Omar this year. We need to raise £180 and we know you can help make this possible.
On Thursday 27th May we will be holding a Colour Carnival Day. Children can attend school dressed head to foot in one bright colour. This can include face paint. Instead of asking for an amount for this day, we would like you to offer a donation towards educating Omar. Please dig deep, we have the chance of making a difference. The more money raised – the longer we can sponsor Omar.
Also, on Friday 28th May, we would like to invite you to our African Showcase from 1.15pm in Key Stage 2 Hall. Come and share your children’s amazing work and accomplishments, whilst also having the opportunity to try out some African drumming or even taste Fair Trade food. It is an event not to be missed! Many schools, councillors and advisors from Gateshead will also be attending, to share in the talents of Roman Road’s children. This is the biggest event Roman Road have ever held and we want you to be part of it...do not miss it.
Please keep checking our school website www.romanroadprimary.org for regular updates and photographs of all the events happening in school.
Key Dates to Remember
Colour Carnival Day Thursday 27th May All Day Donation
African Showcase Friday 28th May 1.15pm Donations Welcome
We know the children of Roman Road will talk about this event for years to come. We look forward to sharing this opportunity with you and meeting you on Friday 28th May, where we know you will be astounded!!!
Many thanks for your continued support in all we do.
Well done to Year 6 who raised just over £200 during Wednesday's Egyptian fun afternoon. The money raised will go towards the Year 5/6 end of year concert. Everyone was fantastic and enjoyed a brilliant afternoon...thank you to all the parents and children who donated gifts for the tombola. Thank you to all staff who gave their help and support. Another big success!!!
In Year 2 we had some really difficult spellings to learn for the BookWeek Sponsored Event.
One of the words was 'papyrus'. Miss Allen is giving out the prizes for the most sponsor money raised this Friday (19th March). there will be a bronze, silver and a gold prize so keep collecting!!! Good Luck!
Tomorrow is the launch of Book Week 2010. Let's make it the best ever and spend the week 'Wrapped up in Reading!'
There will be lots of exciting things to learn and get involved with at school. Two prizes to look out for are Gold Writer award and Poetry Prize. These are given out every year to one person in KS1 and one in KS2.
Remember to learn your song or spellings for the sponsored event and return your money soon. Also get ready for the fun afternoon and dress up day on Wednesday!
Thank you for your returned parent/child competition entries. Winners prizes given out on Friday so return quickly please.
Keep checking the website for events happening this week and see how much fun we are having and all the learning going on!!!
The dress up day has been changed during Book Week to Wednesday 10th March. Letters were sent out this Tuesday sharing this information. Remember, it's an Egyptian theme so you could come as an explorer, a pharaoh, Cleopatra or a mummy! Prizes for the best costumes.
Remember, it's also the fun afternoon on the same day so bring your money!!!
It's the week you've all looked forward to...
Book Week is Monday 8th - Friday 12th March!
The theme this year is 'Wrapped up in Reading' - an Egyptian theme...
Keep working on your parent/child competition entries and pass them to Miss Allen as soon as you can. There will be loads of competitions and activities to get involved in during the week:
*Every night from Mon - Thurs the Bookfair will be in the Junior Hall from 3.30pm!
*Wednesday is the Year 6 Enterprise Project where they run a sale in school ...bring your money as there will be loads of fab games, food and prizes as well as books to buy!
*Friday is the BIG competition day. All prizes will be given out on this day. This is also when you can get dressed up...Egyptian style!
(For other information about Book Week, please check the letters sent home before half term)
REMEMBER...Book Week is when we choose our Gold Writer in KS1 and KS2. It could be anyone, so work hard!
If anyone reads this entry and you find information about Ancient Egypt using the internet/researching in the library...Miss Allen will give you a Frogget!!!!!!!!!!!!! Roll on March 8th!
The amazing Summer 2009 Musical is now available to buy on DVD for a bargain price of £5!! If you would like to purchase a copy, ask Mrs Redhead at Reception or Miss Allen in the Y2 classroom.
The Year 5 and 6 children put in loads of time and energy to make this a fantastic musical. Many people said it was 'better than going to the theatre'! Our children can match the talent of those on the stages of London! I can't wait for this year's musical...
Please make a comment on the website to say what you enjoyed about Oliver!
Children from throughout school brought money into school for a Tombola. It was in aid of the charity Children North East who do some work with some of our pupils.
Thank you to everyone that took part.
At the moment, we are waiting for our own published book 'We are Writers!'. The books will be here soon so do not worry if you have ordered a copy.
Our writing at Roman Road is getting better and better! Before Easter we uploaded our best examples of work onto the Scholastic Website and our very own published book was available to order at the Book Fair in March. When the books arrive, there will be a few which can still be purchased at the cost of £5.99. They are worth every penny!!!
Oliver is coming to Roman Road ... that's the MUSICAL Oliver!
All of Roman Road's Concerts are brilliant because the children are brilliant and everyone works really hard to make them spectacular. This year we are going to perform our own version of the famous musical. It will be performed in the Junior Hall in the penultimate week of the Summer Term! Looking forward to seeing you there!
We all had an amazing time during Book Week this year!
This Year's Book Week theme was 'Rocket into Reading' and the children loved producing work around a SPACE theme. All the children took part in competitions. Our two Gold poetry winners were Mark Alexander and Megan Harker. Our Gold Writer winners were Joe Hunter, Michael Hudson and Elicia Stewart. Parents joined in too! Mia and her Mum Donna Bojang won our Infant parent and child competition. Dawn and Nicole Stell won for the Juniors! Our Book Fair raised over £600. The Year 6 enterprise fun afternoon raised £200 and our Sponsored spell raised just below £700! Ellie Todd raised an amazing £158.50. Tanesha Raad came in second with £76.50 and Taylor Walker was a close third with £73.00! Thank you to everyone involved - it was a very successful Book Week!
We were delighted to recieve £268 worth of tokens for our school to spend on cooking equipment which was raised by all of the parents who have been collecting the tokens from flora margarine tubs.So a great big thankyou to you all. I have recieved the cooking equipment which has already been put to use by children in school making pancakes on pancake day.
The tokens from flora are available again from march so please start collecting again and either go on line at the cooking for schools web site or send them in to school.
Mrs B Lacey
Congratulations to the lucky winners of our first grand draw. 1st prize the £60 hamper went to Amy Turnbull's mum, 2nd prize the £40 hamper went to Joe Corbett's aunt, 3rd prize a bottle of Bacardi went to Mrs P Cairns, 4th prize a bottle of Vodka went to Mrs Mcdonald, 5th prize a bottle of wine went to mrs B Armstrong, 6th prize a tin of chocolates went to Mrs L Parker, 7th prize a bottle of wine went to Rita, 8th prize a bottle of babycham went to Mrs Ivy Davis and the last prize a bottle of babycham went to Audrey Boyes.
Thankyou for your support over the last year and have a wonderful Christmas.
Helping Hands at Roman Road Primary School
Check all of the photographs in the gallery of our fair. We raised £375. An exellent time was had by all and a big thank you to all the people who donated and helped out on the day.
The table top sale was held this week. It raised a total of £127 which will go towards buying a new school football kit.
Various things were sold during the afternoon including cards made by the card club as well as a large amount of toys that were donated.
Thanks must go to Mrs McBeth, one of our parets who organised this.