School Life – All

We were so lucky to have Isaac the Reading Dog visit us. He was so calm and loved listening to
We had visitors from the community read with us. They explained how important it is to read in their job
On Wednesday 26th February, 8 children went to this exciting competition against other schools from the local area. The children
Well done to these 2 girls for their fabulous sporting achievements in dance and gymnastics.
We had Craig Jenkins a story teller from London visit us at school for the day. He has learnt to
Year 1 walked in the sunshine to the church, we enjoyed finding out about the church and learning about what
The School Council have been busy planting trees at the entrance of our school. Many thanks to C.D. Automation for
The children have been busy turning junk into amazing houses. This a fantastic finish to their houses and homes topic.
The school have had Nigel from Jolf in teaching them how to play golf. The children have loved learning new
EYFS found a footprint at school and they had to find out by measuring with different objects who it belonged
We had an exciting visitor to talk to the school about staying safe on-line. We had a workshop, played games
Roselands School Council recently visited our friends at The Sovereign Lodge to spread a little Christmas magic. We were very
Football Achievements Well done to Amelia, Jess and Darcey for being invited to Brighton trials. Well done to Amelia and
Hockey with Mr P - Team Colour Competition Winners 4 Ash Green 4 Chestnut Yellow 4 Larch Green 6 Cedar
On Wednesday 13th November, a representative from each class from Stafford took part in a live radio broadcast. Each child
18 Year 6 children went to Hailsham to compete in the School Games Sportshall Athletics competition at Hailsham Community College.
On Wednesday, the Year 2 children visited Eastbourne Youth Radio at Sussex Downs College. They presented their very own radio
On Friday 4th October some girls represented Stafford at the Albion in the Community tournament at Eastbourne Borough. Excitingly we
Year 4 had an amazing trip on Monday in our local area. We visited the Animazing Exhibition at the Pavilion,
Lat Friday, some of our talented footballers went to play in a tournament at Eastbourne Borough. The event was hosted
Roselands Infants School triumphant in Festival Competition! The Hailsham Festival has been running now for 13 years. In each of
Wow! What Fantastic Shows! On Thursday Year 2 put on a brilliant performance of pirates versus mermaids. Everyone was astounded
This talented Year 3 pupil took part in a karate competition and was placed 2nd and 3rd. She achieved 2nd
These two talented children from our Federation took part in the Canton karate championships in Kent. One got 1st in
Linking with Year 2 reading 'There's a snake in our school' by David Walliams. Year 2 had a Dog Day
The Stafford Gardening Club have had fun in the sunshine for the last two terms, growing pumpkin plants from seed,
Following on from our very successful contributions of book jacket designs, creative writing and book reviews, the Book Club children
Last weekend, a Year 3 pupil participated in a Street Dance Showcase for her Street Dance group! Well done, we are
We are thrilled to announce that we raised a grand total of £1547.95. Thank you so much to everyone who
Over the last month, teams from Stafford have been taking part in cricket tournaments from the local area. All the
EYFS went to visit out wonderful chicks at Blackberry Farm! They have got so big now and changed colour. We
Some of the Year 2 children went to the town hall this week to participate in the Young Engineers competition.
On Tuesday, eight children from Year 6 were invtied to Eastbourne College for an Academic Challenge Day. The children were
Roselands School Council enjoyed a trip to see our friends at Sovereign Lodge last week. We spent a lovely morning
Thank you so much to all the parents who came and supported our sports mornings. We all really enjoyed them
Following our success at the South Downs Area competition, our team went to Crawley to represent the South Downs Area
Stafford has achieved the School Games Gold Mark award for the first time, having achieved silver for the last 3
Last week, the Stafford Book Club children attended the final event of the East Sussex Children’s Book Award at the
Today, our cricket coach, Mr Smith from Sussex Cricket www.sussexcricket.co.uk, organised a ‘5 Bats Speed Cricket’ competition with houses playing
On Wednesday 19th June, Year 4 travelled to Fishbourne as part of their work on ‘Rotten Romans’. We visited Fishbourne
In the afternoon, 9 boys, Mrs Lloyd, Mr Smith and Mrs Topali, went to Heron Park for an exciting football
We were so proud of all the children with their efforts for our Stafford Race for Life. With the music
On Tuesday and Wednesday we had a fabulous golfing experience at both schools, lead by Mr Plimmer from Jolf. On
Roselands School Council were lucky enough to be given a tour of Eastbourne Town Hall last week. We learned all
On Wednesday 5th June, we had a visit from author of ‘The 1000-year-old Boy,’ Ross Welford. As we entered the
EYFS had an exciting Book Week with a range of activities and visitors. Each day we spent time reading books
We have had an exciting edition to EYFS this week. Our chicks have hatched! We have enjoyed watching and waiting
On Thursday 23rd May we had a fantastic day of Outdoor Learning.  The children made great use of the school
This week, Year 5 took part in an exciting throwing challenge, organised by Mr Richards. This was both a personal
On Tuesday, Year 3 got arty during their Art Day! Throughout the morning the children participated in different activities. The
Year One had a fantastic day this week at Bodiam Castle to celebrate the end of our Castles and Fairy
8 excited Y3 and Y4 children travelled to Gildredge Park for the Road to Eastbourne tennis qualifiers on Tuesday afternoon.
On Wednesday afternoon, 19 children from Year 3-5 and 9 children from Year 2, went to the Eastbourne Sports Park
On Wednesday afternoon, 10 children from Year 3 went to a Stoolball Festival at Eastbourne Sports Park. The afternoon was
We have been working hard to improve our lunchtimes at Stafford and have employed the help of a company called
On Tuesday 30th April, 8 Year 4 children went to Ratton School for a handball tournament. There were 8 other
Roselands Easter Parade Videos Please click on the appropriate link and download using your code as password: Reception Easter Parade
This week has been our exciting competitions week at school. All the year groups have taken part in an intra-school
On the morning of Thursday 4th April, 8 Year 4s went to Heron Park School for a Unihoc tournament. There
On Monday, Year 3 went and learnt lots of new tennis skills at Hampden Park with Jenny (a tennis coach).
Football On Saturday 23rd March, 8 children went to represent Stafford at the B Team football tournament at Ocklynge. There
This week, Year 5 and 6 all enjoyed taster sessions for Street Cricket, run by Oliver Smith from Chance to
Friday 22nd March was the 17th National Skipping Day. To celebrate, all the classes took part in a 20 minute
During 4th -11th March at Stafford, we celebrated our fantastic reading week with a whole host of reading centred activities.
It’s been an exciting this week! The children had a great time dressing up as different kinds of scientists on
On Tuesday 12th March, 9 Year 6s went to the University of Brighton in Denton Road to take part in
Year 3 have loved ‘I Love Reading’ week! It has been great to see the children so excited about reading.
After much anticipation, the children in 3 Rowan finally received their first letters from their Australian pen pals! It felt
On Wednesday 27th February 2019, four Year 6 children took part in an exciting opportunity at Shinewater Sports Centre playing
A couple of weeks ago, we congratulated Isobel for her winning design for the Sussex School Games logo. Below is
On Monday of this week, Year 4 celebrated the end of term by having a Mayan Day. We learnt about
After painting their salt dough jewellery, Year 3 have opened up their own jewellery shop! Thank you to Ms Slimon
On Thursday morning, Year 5 visited the children in Year 3 to share some of their writing they have been
On Wednesday 13th February, Year 5 presented their dances to the Cover Supervisors who judged them on a range of
On Tuesday (12th February) - at the same time as the netball matches - 13 Year 4 children travelled to
On Tuesday (12th February) after school, 13 children took part in 2 inter-school netball matches against Ocklynge. For some of
30 very excited children performed last night at Ratton School in our first ever Eastbourne Schools PE Association dance festival.
On Thursday 31st January, a Year 6 pupil took part in the Area Finals for the Cross Country. She competed
The first Eastbourne PE Association dance festival is taking place this Thursday 7th February at 6.30pm. We are excited to
On Wednesday afternoon, Year 3 got creative with salt dough! They had looked carefully at different Bronze Age jewellery, such
The children thoroughly enjoyed engaging in e-safety drama workshops this week. 'One Day Creatives' came to our school and delivered exciting
We had a fabulous cake  competition amongst all Foundation classes .We had wonderful entries! Thank you to all parents -
Congratulations to Isobel in 4 Chestnut who has won the local area competition to design a new logo for the
We are very excited by our Year 5 participation in the Premier League Primary Stars programme. This is an exciting
Roselands 2018 Nativity Shows Please click on the appropriate show and download using your code as password: Reception Nativity 2018
Thank you so much to all those from both Roselands and Stafford who brought in shoes to send to Africa.
On Tuesday, Year 3 went back in time to the Stone Age. They began their day by participating in Stone
6 Larch have been looking at ‘Balance in Motion’ this term during their P.E. with the support of Mr Griffiths.
This year, Year 5 took part in the Big Sing which offered our pupils the opportunity to perform alongside other
It has been wonderful to walk around the school and see how each classes Reverse Advent Calendars have grown throughout
On Wednesday 5th December, 12 Year 4 children attended a multi-sports festival at East Sussex College in Eastbourne. The events
This week, the Year 4 children welcomed their families to our Rainforest café. It was an opportunity for the pupils
We have enjoyed all our reading mornings at Roselands! It was lovely to see such an enthusiastic turnout. The children
On a very wet and windy Wednesday 26th November, 19 children from Y5 & 6 took part in the local
Here is a photo of the bird feeders that Mrs Wood made with some of the children during Golden Time last
Year 3 took on the challenge of doing some Stone Age cave paintings this week. Every child took a 'hands
This week, some librarians ran assemblies for all of the children at Stafford to share their love of reading. It
On Wednesday, Stafford School Council took to the airwaves on Eastbourne Youth Radio. Working with Mr Walton over the last
Ms Markides recently ran a competition which offered pupils the chance to design the programme front cover for this year’s
Football: ESFA & Eastbourne Schools' Under 11 Danone 7-a-Side Cup On Saturday 10th November, 9 boys went to Ocklynge to
The children of Roselands visited Eastbourne Youth Radio and took part in their very own radio broadcast. They were very
To mark November the 11th, 100 year since the end of World War One, Year 6 have been looking at
Earlier in the week, the Year 1 families brought in amazing cakes, which were sold over two days after school,
On Wednesday, the children at Stafford were visited by author, E.R. Reilly. He shared a number of his books with
Tuesday saw all of Year 3 go out on a school trip to Michelham Priory that dates back to 1229. An archaeological
This week, the Year 6 not attending the residential have had lots of fun and taken part in a range
The School Council members from Year 3, 4 & 5 put together a shortlist of scarecrows for the prize and
Children at Roselands have been creeping carefully down the corridor trying not to trip over the scarecrows! We are so impressed
Thank you to all the parents who came along to learn about Phonics. The Year 1 children enjoyed sharing Phonic
Eastbourne Foodbank thanks Roselands for the Harvest Collection
Roselands had a very special visitor this week and our School Council got to interview her! The Mayor of Eastbourne
On Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th November, Mr Hester and Mr Richards ran 2 intra-school football tournaments for the children
Swimming On Thursday 11th October, nine Year 6 children represented Stafford at the Eastbourne College swimming gala in their beautiful
On Wednesday, Year 3 went outside in the Secret Garden for their Maths lesson. The children had to produce a
On Thursday, Year 3 took a quick trip over to Florida! They had to go through the airport processes and
Thank you to all the parents and children who helped with the Big Autumn on Saturday at Roselands...we got a lot
Thank you all for your donations for the Harvest Festival. Children at both schools learnt about Harvest in assemblies and
Scooters and skates took over both playgrounds today as children took part in their sponsored scoot or skate to raise
Roselands got to meet their new School Council representatives this week. Look out for these friendly faces around the school
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On Thursday afternoon, 4 children from Year 5 went to St. Andrew's Prep School in Meads to take part in
Class Sports Crew Representatives These children have been selected by their peers to help us improve PE and playtimes at Stafford. We will
Just a reminder that your child needs to bring a healthy snack for breaktime at Stafford. They are allowed any fruit
We all really enjoyed European Day of Languages on Wednesday, the school was a mass of colour, there were so
This week, twenty two Year 2 children attended a basketball festival at Stafford. They learnt and practised key skills while
The children who attend Craft Club with Mrs Wiltshire on a Wednesday produced some beautiful stone paintings this week.
The first week of morning activities have been a real success at Stafford with lots of children and parents joining in the
Year 1 had a visitor from a pilot and he told us how to fly a plane. We even found out the
On Friday 6th July, we held our Stafford Race for Life.  We held 2 races, Y3/4 and Y5/6 and we all
We have had been amazed at all the brilliant artwork that Stafford and Roselands children have produced for our Reading
Year 5 went on a fun field trip to a National Trust coastal area called Birling Gap. Famous for its
Five children from Year 1 and 2 performed a variety of pieces and showed us how well they can play!
What an amazing morning running the Race for Life!  The children were so motivated and happy, they all displayed fantastic stamina
Sports Days This week has seen glorious weather for both our Stafford Sports Days, thank you so much to all
What wonderful weather we had for sports day this year! The children were amazing at walking down to Stafford school
Last Tuesday, some children from Year 5 enjoyed a session at a local school making pizza. They were welcomed at
Wednesday afternoon saw 16 children from Year 5 taking part in an Athletics Tournament. The children travelled by minibus to
Year 1 had a great time at Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway yesterday, despite the quite rainy weather! We all got
Stafford PTFA asked pupils to design a front cover for a brochure they are producing for the Federation Family Picnic
We are really excited to be taking part in Beat the Street again this year and there have already been
On Tuesday, children in Year 2 enjoyed a trip to Drusillas. They explored the park and learnt lots of new
Skip2BFit The whole school had great fun on Tuesday and Wednesday, participating in our Skip2Bfit skipping workshops. During the sessions,
On Thursday 24th May, Year 3 enjoyed a special ‘We Are Artists’ Day. The children created a landscape painting, a
On Friday, Year 2 spent the day met and learnt facts about a cat, dog, bearded dragon and a tortoise. They
A big thank you to the Roselads PTFA for organising our amazing Royal Wedding party. The children, staff and parents all
Roselands would like to say a huge thank you to the parents and children who attended the 'Get Roselands Blooming' session
Sebastian Hockaday came in to school and read us his new book "Bella Boo and Bloomer Fen". We loved it
This week Foundation Stage had a surprise visit from Captain America! He had heard the topic was Superheroes so came
Year 6 have been learning about: saving, banking and budgeting. Alongside this, each class went to the Metro Bank, in
Thank you so much to all the children who took part in the Panini Football Competition home learning. We are
It has been fabulous to see everyone out on the field for the first time today enjoying the sunshine and being
The children are thoroughly enjoying all the gardening sessions that have been occurring on a weekly basis. There is a
Thank you to everyone who travelled to school on their scooters and came for breakfast. We have never had a
On Wednesday 2nd May, the Year 4 pupils battled bravely to Fishbourne. Like the original Roman invaders, we were not
Children at Roselands loved Scoot Fit this week and particularly enjoyed the races and going over the ramps. There were
This week eleven children went to Ratton for a handball festival. The children began by learning and practising key skills
Last week we were lucky enough to have a visit from Abi Elphinstone, author of The ‘Dreamsnatcher’ trilogy and ‘Sky
We were really excited to welcome James from Scootfit to Stafford on Wednesday, Thursday afternoon and Friday afternoon. Every class took part
The children made wonderful Easter bonnets this year.  We had a competition, and these are the children that won in  each
On Wednesday 28th March, all of Year 5 went to the University of Brighton to take part in a sports
Mrs Harrison and Miss Cookson took eleven Year 2 children to a football festival at the Sports Park. They were
On Friday 23rd March, Stafford celebrated Sports Relief. In the morning, we had a great time doing whole school Zumba led by
On Friday Year One had a celebration of their Term 4 topic ‘Treasure Island’ by coming in dressed up as
Roselands have had a great day celebrating Sports relief. They began with a whole school Zumba session in the hall
On Thursday 22nd March, the Year 3 corridor was transformed into an airport so that we could all fly to Florida for
On Wednesday, Year 5 had an exciting Greek day. Here is what we got up to: Over in Acacia, the
The children at Roselands have had a very busy and exciting Science Week! They have been exploring the meadow, doing
It has been brilliant to see the whole school getting involved with Science Week. We had an exciting start to
Well done to the winners of the Roselands School Council Golden Rules Poster competition. The council loved the quality of
Netball Tournament Report On Wednesday 7th March, our Stafford netball team went to a tournament at Pevensey & Westham School.
We learnt all about owls today and had a visit from five special visitors. Murphy is only one years old
Sport scientists from the University of Brighton came in to teach us about the energy in food and how we
Netball Match The team went on Wednesday morning to the Eastbourne Schools netball tournament, where they came in 3rd place.
Last week, we had a fabulous ‘I Love Reading’ week at Stafford!   The week got off to a super start
On Wednesday, Year 2 went on a rainforest adventure with ZooLab! They held several different creepy crawlies and rainforest creatures.
Netball Match This week has been very exciting as the Stafford netball team played their first match. Here is a
We had a fantastic day on World Book Day. Everyone wore amazing costumes, and we had a competition. These are
On the second day of our Book Week we were visited by Rosie and Teresa. Rosie is our new reading
Well done to all the children who made something for the art mural during Miss Coombe's and Mrs Wardle's Golden time activity.
Thank you so much and well done to all the children who have come to our exciting lunchtime activities this
Massive thanks to Mr Coldwell, he is doing a stirling job creating a fantastic space in the Roselands library with his
To celebrate the Chinese New Year the kitchen are providing a traditional CHINA Day menu on 20th February. In addition,
Members of Roselands School Council recently visited our friends at Sovereign Lodge retirement home. The last time we visited, we
Meet Isaac, an Australian Labradoodle who is joining us at Stafford every other week to hear children read. Isaac comes into
On Thursday 8th February, Year 3 enjoyed their ‘Norman Day’ which brought together everything they have learnt through their ‘Brutal Battles’ topic as well as the research the
On Tuesday 6the February, Year 2 enjoyed a visit from Herstmonceux Science Centre. The children thoroughly enjoyed engaging with learning inside
Roselands This week we were visited by Craig Jenkins, a global storyteller. He amazed us with stories of mice, lions,
During this week, it has come to my attention that there are some parents who are concerned about our running
This week the children in Foundation Stage have been reading the book the Gingerbread Man. We used Talk for Writing and
Miss Clifford ran some training this week as part of her role as Leader of Learning for the East Sussex
This week we launched our new reading initiative Daily Supported Reading (DSR) in Year One. The children have astounded us
Cross Country Lola (Year 6) represented the school at the Area Cross Country Finals last week; unfortunately Mollie (also Y6),
This week EYFS have been learning all about "Whatever Next" and baby bear's adventure to the moon. We acted out
The Theatre Trip to The Hippodrome before Christmas was a huge success.  The children had a fabulous time and were well