Monthly Archives: June 2016

School Dentist Visits RGE Preschool – advice for looking after teeth

The School Dentist visited our Preschool Group  at the Hayway, Rushden today.

Some information was shared about Healthy Teeth for babies and Toddlers – See below:


  • Start brushing your baby’s teeth as soon as they appear
  • Brush their teeth twice a day using family toothpaste containing 1450 ppm fluoride, a smear of toothpaste for children under 3 year and a small pea-sized amount for children over 3
  • Help your child brush twice a day for at least 2 minutes, children up to 7 years old will need help with tooth brushing
  • Encourage your child to spit after brushing, but not to rinse
  • Support your child to use a free flowing cup or a cup without a lid (value cups are not recommended)
  • Encourage your child to enjoy healthy snacks and drinks, plain milk and water are the safest drinks to have between meals.
  • Discard dummies for children over 1 year old
  • Ensure all medicines are sugar free
  • Visit your dentist regularly and take your baby along, it’s never too early.

For further information email:


For more information and tips on how to best look after children’s teeth visit the following website.

Friends of Rowan Gate – Extraordinary General Meeting – 11/7 at 7pm

Extraordinary General Meeting – Monday 11th July at 7 pm at Rowan Gate Wellingborough

The Friends of Rowan Gate School will be holding an EGM on Monday 11th July at 7pm to discuss the possible dissolution of the committee and its charitable status.

All existing committee members, parents, staff  are invited to participate.


Friends of Rowan Gate Primary School                   Charity No. 1115349

Cerebral Palsy Northamptonshire Fun Day – Sunday 26 June 2016

Cerebral Palsy Northamptonshire Family Fun Day – Sunday June 26th at The Boughton Centre, Ransome Road, Northampton NN4 8AA  2 – 5pm

Cerebral Palsy, Northamptonshire would like to invite you to our free Fun Day on June 26th, for people of any age with a disability and their families/carers/friends.     Free entry, no ticket required.

Face painting, nail art, disco and party games.

Large bouncy castle/outdoor games.

Also several Pets as Therapy dogs and their owners.

Sally from Sam Species will be bringing tarantula, cock roaches, land snails, snakes, lizards and a tortoise.

Keba with drumming workshop at 2.30pm

Clifford Academy of Irish Dance Show at 3.30pm Singers from UR Actors Rotaract Club providing games Twistina – the amazing balloon lady makes so much more than just balloon animals, though she does make the cutest balloon animals ever! From balloon caricatures, chic fascinators, fun wearables & wacky hats to costumes.

Zoe from NAYC and Teresa providing arts and crafts.

Fire Engine visit.

Have a go at tennis at 3pm – with adapted equipment.

Due to previous year’s success the food will again be American style supper – Please bring an item for the buffet, which will be served at 4pm.

Tea/coffee/squash available but please feel free to bring own drinks.

Bring own chairs or picnic mats if you want to sit in the garden. Large indoor hall, so the event will go ahead even if it rains.

No booking required, open to non-Cerebral Palsy members. For more information phone Michele on 07443 562739.

Please park in the road to keep the car park safe for activities, thanks.

Raffle – please bring any spare gifts.

Telephone: 07443562739

New Uniform Providers

Rowan Gate now has two uniform providers for parents to consider.  Parents can use either Tesco and/or School Trends.

Letter to Parents – School uniform 2 providers


See Leaflet F&F

Link to website


See Leaflet School Trends – You can order on online or in store.

Link to website

School Trends has a shop at 8 Olympic Way, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 3QE which you can visit. At the shop you can try the uniform on your child and you can order in the shop

Under 12’s Inclusive Football Team

We have been notified of a New Under 12’s Inclusive Football Team which may be of interest to pupils and parents.

Its run on Fridays 5pm – 6pm at Treasham College, Windmill Avenue, Kettering, NN15 6ER

It is open to players 7 – 12 years with additional needs.

Take a drink, shin pads and a friend.

E Safety Information for Parents

The E-safety event for Parents was held this week at Rowan Gate East site. The presentation by Simon Aston, the E-safety Officer for Northamptonshire County Council, was most interesting and informative.

See below for resources recommended by Simon.  We would urge parents to use these.

E safety info

There are links to the sites mentioned on our school website – see Useful Links – E Safety information for Parents.  Click on the links to access these sites