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Rossall JS News - 28.11.19

Despite it beginning to look a lot like Christmas around School,
2 Dec 2019
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Thursday, 28th November 2019
Dear Parents
Despite it beginning to look a lot like Christmas around School, there has been no easing off, with the children working hard in lessons, as well as completing their end of term assessments. These will help support the comments that are being written for the Michaelmas reports that will be issued soon; please look out for correspondence regarding the new framework of the reports and how you can access them.
There are plenty of things to be excited about at Rossall. Our Nursery refurbishment is beginning to take shape, with walls being knocked down and a real sense of space being created. Preparations for the multitude of events happening in and around School, are gathering pace and I urge you to look carefully at the notices and flyers for all of the information regarding each of these. My sincere thanks to Friends of Rossall and other parents, for all of their hard work in creating a fun and festive spirit around School.
Once again, last week's assembly was outstanding. Year 6 gave us a walk through history in a time machine, highlighting many of the incredible Old Rossalians who have had such a strong influence on the past, helping to shape our futures. It is great to see the pupils performing with such energy, confidence and enthusiasm. Well done!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Mr M Turner
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What a busy week the Junior School has enjoyed! Year 6 have been practising their baking skills in the Rossall Kitchen, recreating World War 2 recipes using only the ingredients that would have been available due to rationing. Year 5 have had a creative week designing posters for the forthcoming Christmas Fair and Markets. Look out for the results of their hard work around school next week. The Hindu Temple had a visit from our Year 4 class who thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the Hindu religion and looking around the beautiful Temple. Mr Rund and Year 3 visited the Slavery Museum as part of their Unit of Inquiry and had a very informative day. Friday afternoon marks the beginning of the Festive Season at Rossall Junior School with the decorating of the Christmas tree accompanied by some carols.
With the more formal rehearsals of The Wriggly Nativity now taking place, we are all looking forward to our actual performances.   As preparation for The Nativity has been our actual Units of Inquiry, there has also been a lot of work going on in the classroom behind the scenes, too.  
We have spent some fascinating time in Year 2 comparing two important celebrations that both take place around this time of year.  Although we know that Christmas is coming, we have also been studying the Festival of Diwali.  We have compared the 2 celebrations and the children were amazed to discover that they have lots in common.
In Year 1, putting together what we have learned about stories, we have created and walked a story path, telling the Nativity tale from our own cues.  We also explored the Christmas Story from different character’s points of view.
Although the children still have very busy classroom time planned for our last couple of weeks of school, we are nevertheless dusting off the paints, glitter, tinsel and fairy lights to see the term out with a bang …. a very sparkly, twinkly, noisy and excited bang!
You have been warned!
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. Albert Einstein
Imaginative play is essentially when children are role playing and are acting out various experiences they may have had or is of some interest to them.  They are experimenting with decision making on how to behave and are also practising their social skills.  Children learn from experience: from what happens around them, from what they see, hear, smell, taste and touch.   To absorb those experiences and make sense of the world, they need to be engaged in imaginary play.  
This week we have seen the children go on a jungle safari in a car made out of large crates. We have made tigers and monsters from cardboard boxes. Cardboard tubes have become robotic arms and train tunnels. The baby Jesus has been born in a stable made of Duplo and the classroom has become a big Post Office, with hundreds of letters to Santa. We have also enjoyed culinary delights made in the sand and play-dough, as well as tigers tails!

As adults we can often under value imaginative play.  Play is a child’s way of engaging and making sense of the world.  Role play may appear to be a very simple activity, yet within it, young children learn practical life skills such as dressing themselves, how to cooperate and share with others.
Congratulations to the children who received a Reading Award
Congratulations to the children who received a Maths Award
Congratulations to the children who received a certificate from TT Rockstars
Congratulations to the children who received Learner Profile Awards
Congratulations to the children who received a Reading Award and Maths Award
Congratulations to the children who received 30 House Points
Indoor Sports
Rossall School's new Sports Hall was the venue for the Fleetwood Schools' Year 5/6 Indoor Athletics Competition on Thursday 21st November. 

Over twenty Rossall girls and boys took part in various field and track events. Our determination and enthusiasm was exemplary throughout the competition. Every member of the team gave their all in whatever event they were competing.

After a fun and challenging afternoon the scores were announced. We were utterly delighted when we realised we had finished in 2nd place overall out of 7 teams. This meant we had qualified for the District Finals. Well done to Shakespeare School who were the winners. We look forward to seeing you at the Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde Finals on 30th January!
U11 Netball AKS Tournament
On Friday 22nd November Rossall School attended a mini netball festival at AKS. Both of our teams worked together and communicated well. Our passing, receiving, and footwork improved throughout the matches. We played against Scarisbrick Hall, AKS and Kirkham Grammar.
Rossall Ravens had two very promising wins against Scarisbrick Hall and Kirkham Grammar. We were just pipped to the post on this occasion, losing a shortened game against the home team; 2-1.
Rossall Rooks improved greatly during the afternoon and managed to score a number of goals. We put a lot of effort into each game, and we were rewarded with fresh orange juice and cookies before we set off back to Rossall!
By Mia and Madison
Goals Galore for Rossall Against Highfield Priory
By Kye and Lucas
We couldn't wait to welcome our friends from Highfield Priory to play in four football matches against all the boys from Years 4, 5 and 6.
It was a really enjoyable afternoon and there were nearly 80 boys playing in competitive matches for their school.
The Rhinos started explosively with an amazing volley from Kye in the first six seconds and then another from Lucas with a ‘scorpion kick’! Highfield responded quickly with a great goal.
It was a close match and fortunately Rowan made some super saves to ensure Rossall won the game 5-3 with Isaac , Kye (x2) and Lucas B (x2) all scoring goals. Well done to Michael, who made a fantastic debut for the Rhinos. This was an excellent team performance that extended our winning streak!
The Rams were in fine form, and played superbly as a team to create lots of chances on goal. However, Highfield responded with excellent defending. Fortunately for Rossall, Tiago and Juan scored to win the match 2-0.
The Raccoons had an amazing match and a closely fought contest resulted in a 3-3 draw with Lucas P scoring two, one that was a superb free kick in the top corner, and an incredible equalizing volley from Ethan after a perfect cross from Archie.
Finally, the Rats played some excellent football as a team to draw 2-2 in an evenly matched game. Douglas opened the scoring for Rossall but Highfield equalised and then took the lead. The Rossall team battled back to set up a chance for Charlie to finish with a great goal and level the scores.
Well done to all the teams, who represented the school proudly and enjoyed hosting Highfield for a great afternoon of football and a tasty tea!
Wyre District Girls Football Tournament
Rossall Junior School took two girls football teams to the U11 Wyre District tournament, at Poolfoot Farm this Wednesday. It was great fun to play in.  Rossall Rovers won several matches which secured a place in the plate final. We lost by one goal to nil in a really exciting match against St Wulstan’s & St Edmund’s School.
Both Rossall teams improved as the afternoon progressed, and some amazing goals were scored and saved. Rossall United finished on a real high with two consecutive wins.  Everyone really enjoyed the afternoon and it was great to congratulate the other teams with three cheers at the end of each match.  Well done to both teams!
By Blossom
  • Junior Reports to be issued electronically through iSAMS on Friday, 6th December 2019 and Nursery Reports Friday, 13th December
  • Reminder: School Morning Registration closes at 8.35am, please ensure your child is in school on time
  • Nail varnish must be removed before coming to school
  • For Health & Safety reasons, please ensure earrings (including studs) are removed on days your child takes part in sporting activities
  • The deadline for Year 7 Scholarship entries is Friday, 29th November
  • Please ensure your child has the correct uniform including the School coat
Junior Ski Trip to Alpe D'Huez. April 11-18th, 2020
We have one place left on next year's ski trip to France, which is for current Years 4, 5, 6 and 7.  Please contact Mrs Morris if you are interested at
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The Rossall App is undergoing an update and a new and improved App will be ready for Christmas!
Friday, 29th November - 11am - 4pm AJIS Swimming, Palatine Leisure Centre P*
Friday, 29th November - 3.30pm Christmas Light Switch-on P*
Friday, 29th November - 4.00pm FoR Santa Letter Writing, Mondo's P*
Friday, 29th November - Deadline for Year 7 Scholarship entries
Monday, 2nd December - 4.00pm FoR Christmas Movie Night, Museum Theatre
Wednesday, 4th December - 2.30pm - 4.30pm Basketball
Friday, 6th December - Christmas Fair and Mini Market, Big School 3.00pm
Monday, 9th December - 9.30am EYFS Nativity, Infant Hall P*
Tuesday, 10th December - 2.30pm Infant Nativity, Museum Theatre P*
Thursday, 12th December - 10.00am Christmas Elf Run P*
Friday, 13th December - 11.00am Junior School Carol Service P*
Friday, 13th December - 12.30pm School finishes
Wednesday, 8th January - Return to School

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