Rowsley CofE Primary School

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Oh my word, we've only gone and done it again! Amazing representation from ALL the Year 5/6. Our super 8 won the kwik cricket tournament.

Photos from Rowsley CofE Primary School's post 19/05/2022

The Infants have had a visit from Animal Magic today as part of our Fossil Hunter topic. They were all very brave and we had lots of fun!🦎🐍🐢🦉

The pictures from today have been added to the website.

Photos from Rowsley CofE Primary School's post 18/05/2022

Watch out, there are some scary dinosaurs about!!
Our Reception children did some amazing independent writing today.

Photos from Rowsley CofE Primary School's post 18/05/2022

Some absolutely fabulous art skills from Y5/6 this week. We have been looking at how we can improve our drawing. These images show before the teaching and after. I am incredibly impressed with their skill, determination and ability.


Well done to ALL Y6s who took their SATs this week.
The attitude and resilience of the Rowsley Y6s was excellent. I am proud of them all.
Mrs Hewitt

Photos from Rowsley CofE Primary School's post 07/05/2022

Malala Class enjoyed making wooden people as part of the Maya creation story this week.

Timeline photos 07/05/2022

The children have enjoyed climbing on their new trim trail this week!


At Rowsley CofE Primary, we see the whole child. Wishing my fabulous Year 6s a great weekend. I know they'll do themselves proud next week but I want them to know that I see them as the wonderful young people they are.
Mrs Hewitt

Photos from Rowsley CofE Primary School's post 04/05/2022

Rosa Parks Class had a brilliant time at Creswell Crags yesterday - activities included shelter building, making Stone Age music, exploring a cave and assembling the skeletons of Stone Age creatures. The class represented Rowsley brilliantly with their amazing Stone Age knowledge and excellent behaviour.

Timeline photos 01/04/2022

The children at Easter Craft Club enjoyed some Easter crafts today at lunchtime.

Photos from Rowsley CofE Primary School's post 30/03/2022

The infants have been making treasure maps in the Green Zone this afternoon. Can you spot where the treasure is buried?


We are having a wonderful World Book Day here in Rowsley. We kicked the day off by gathering as a school to admire each other's fabulous character costumes. Each class has then been spending the day on activities related to various picture books, including these ones. You're never too old for a beautiful story book, even in Y6!


Don't forget that Thursday 3rd March is World Book Day. We look forward to seeing all the children (and staff) dressed as their favourite book character.


Flood update: I am pleased to announce that school did not flood and water levels are now receding. Thank you all for your concern and offers of help. The flood barriers will stay in place over the next week as we are set for more rain. We hope that our neighbours and everyone else in the surrounding areas are safe and dry.


Flood update: Although the roads around the school have flooded the school seems safe for now. All resources have been removed from ground level and stacked higher just in case. We will keep you updated. Thank you to everyone who has offered to help.

Timeline photos 20/02/2022

Thank you to everyone who gave up their time on Thursday to put out the sandbags at school. Our new portable flood barrier is now in place and drains have been emptied of debris just in case there is any flooding in Rowsley. River levels are normal at the moment but it is better to be prepared!

Photos from Rowsley CofE Primary School's post 10/02/2022

Great afternoon in the fresh air for Children’s Mental Health Week. The children took part in activities such as making bird feeders, cleaning the school grounds, planting seeds and a scavenger hunt. A great time was had by all and an afternoon well spent.


The Year 5/6 reading area is ready to blast them off into space with a good book. Inside the space pod there's a projector showing stars, planets and constellations. If you can't find me on the first day back ...
Looking forward to seeing you all back on the 10th. Happy New Year.
Mrs Hewitt


Instead of buying the children Christmas presents, Mrs Stankard and I adopted an emperor penguin for the class.


Monday 20th December is Party day!!!
Each class will have a Christmas party with games and food. Your child may come into school in their party clothes. They can also bring their own party treat/snack and non-fizzy drink. The snack can be a bag of crisps, a chocolate biscuit or a cupcake.
Tuesday 21st December
Twas the day before the Christmas break, when all through the school, the staff decided to have a reading day where the children could nestle up with a good book.
Your child needs to bring a favourite book to share with a friend or two. Staff will bring a favourite text to read with each class. The children will then share their own book with a friend in their class and also with a child from another class.
We will do book activities throughout the day to promote our winter reading challenge – details of the challenge will come home on the 21st with your child.

Timeline photos 18/12/2021

Thank you to everyone that came to our Christingle service. A special thank you to Father Tony and all the children and staff for this very special moment.

Photos from Rowsley CofE Primary School's post 18/12/2021

The infants had a lovely time in the Green Zone this week.


What an amazing day we've had today.
Pantomime this morning followed by Christingle this afternoon.
As always, we are super-proud of all the children. Their behaviour was fabulous.

Photos from Rowsley CofE Primary School's post 10/12/2021

We still have some Christmas jumpers from our jumper swap, please feel free to come and have a look and take one at the end of school today. We will also put them out on Monday morning.
Our Christmas Jumper day is Wednesday 15th.


A number of our junior children have said they are coming to the nativity at 5pm with their parents. Uunfortunately the hall is limited to 2 tickets per family- any children need to be included in the allocation. We really hope that next year we can invite everyone back in again.
Many thanks for your understanding.


School will be closed tomorrow due to the snow for the safety of pupils and staff. Please see the parent hub letter sent this evening for more details and check Google Classroom tomorrow for online learning. We intend to be open for pupils on Tuesday.


Another great maths lesson today in Year 5/6. This investigation really tested their thinking.
Can you work it out?

Timeline photos 23/11/2021

Year 5/6 had a blast today learning how to multiply fractions.
“2,4,6,8 who do we appreciate? Maths.”
“This was the best lesson ever.”
“Maths is so much fun!”

Now that’s what we like to hear!

Photos from Rowsley CofE Primary School's post 16/11/2021

The children completed some wonderful dry stone walling activities from some experts today. The activities were great fun and we had a really educational afternoon. Thank you Trevor and Gail!

Photos from Rowsley CofE Primary School's post 11/11/2021

It was so lovely to be able to take the whole school up to the church for our remembrance service. The behaviour of the children was faultless. Each class made a poppy wreath, Y3/4 told us about why we remember and Y5/6 read poems and a prayer.
This beautiful poem was written by one of our Year 4 girls in their own time.


Infant Parent’s Evening is cancelled tonight but the junior Parent’s Evening will still be going ahead. Please see parent hub text this morning for more information. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


We just wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to Mr Meakin who is out every day with the leaf blower keeping our play areas safe so that we can continue with our physical play at break times.


Wow!! Amazing afternoon.
Rowsley B winners of the small schools.
The whole class trophy for respect!!
Couldn't be more proud of my amazing class.

Photos from Rowsley CofE Primary School's post 28/09/2021

It was so wonderful to be back in church with the children again today for our Harvest Festival. Thank you for your donations which will all go to the Jigsaw Food Bank in Matlock.
A big thank you too to all those who attended and to Father Tony and his Bigatron.

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