Michelle Fuller

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Welcome back / Welcome to new pupils

It has been lovely to welcome our pupils into school today.

The majority of children have settled well into their new classes and have had a good day.

We will be welcoming some new pupils to the school over the coming week/s.

We realise that starting a new school or moving classes can be difficult for some children.  We are here to help and make things easier.

Should you have any concerns about your child, please feel free talk to their class teacher.

All children have a home school book for you to communicate in writing with the class but we are always happy for parents to call the school if necessary for help or reassurance.


Summer Fete success

Friends of Rowan Gate would like to thank everyone who helped to make the Summer fete on Friday 29 June 2018 such a huge success.


We raised the fantastic sum of £1320.03 towards refurbishing KS1 Playground.

We could not have done this without all of your support so THANK YOU.

Arts Week – 9 to 13 July

Arts week this year is themed ‘Art Around the World’ and will be taking place on 09 – 13 July. This will include a number of events – a visit to the school by Eden Francis, Olympic athlete, sports events, a multi cultural food market and an art exhibition.

Information will be sent to parents later this week.





Come Explore with Us

Parents/Carers are invited to take part in Science Experiments relating to our International Project ‘Sounds Around us’ as follows:


Where:  Rowan Gate East, Hayway, Rushden

When:   Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Time:    2pm-2.15pm for refreshments, 2.20pm-2.50pm in your child’s classroom.


Where:   Rowan Gate Primary School, Wellingborough

When:   Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Time:     2pm – 2.15pm for refreshments, 2.20pm – 2.50 pm in your child’s classroom.

NMPAT Relaxed Singalongs

The next Relaxed Singalong is on Saturday week on 19th May at NMPAT’s Kettering Centre: 10:30am to 11:30am.

These FREE sessions are specifically tailored towards the needs and abilities of children with special educational needs, communication disorders and other disabilities. But, as importantly, the sessions are also very much open to all the family… both young and old. All are welcome!

At each Singalong, our team of specialist artists lead everyone through a wide range of different songs to suit all ages, abilities and interests.

We use lots of different props to make the songs interesting and exciting (e.g. real bubbles with “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles”) as we as some assistive music technology (e.g. digital switches)  to help everyone join in.

A signer is also present at the session and Makaton symbols are used to help children better understand the meaning of the songs and follow the lyrics.

For further information and/or talk to organisers about any specific needs children may have, do please contact us.


The Masque Theatre
Castle Way
Barton Seagrave
NN15 6SW
See Poster Summer relaxed singalongs

Woodland activity session on 10th June OUTDOOR TRIBE EVENT

A wonderful opportunity for some quality family time connecting with nature in a truly special woodland completely surrounded by fields.

A dedicated woodland activity session for SEN children with a range of activities to engage with as they choose.

We’ll have an area for sensory/arts and crafts activities as well as opportunities for getting involved in some tracking, bug and butterfly hunting, building mini-dens for a favourite toy (if they’d like to bring one with them) and even some cooking over a camp fire.

The woodland is located between Thrapston and Corby, just outside the village of Sudborough.

This session is filling up fast so please don’t delay booking or you may be disappointed.
All resources, food and drink provided during the session and parking within the woodland is included in the price.

Click here to find out more



Collecting for Operation Orphan

We are again collecting for KeepA Child Warm for Operation Orphan who are a registered charity see below poster –

Keep a Child Warm Main Flyer

We are collecting winter coats, warm hats, scarves, thick gloves, think jumpers/fleeces, large blankets and socks.

Please send these into school for the attention of Michelle Fuller by 19th June 2018.

Matilda the Musical – Sunday 10 June 2018, Cambridge Theatre

Winner of over 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, Matilda The Musical has been seen by more than 7 million people worldwide.

Following the sold-out success of the previous relaxed performances of Matilda The Musical, the Royal Shakespeare Company will present a fifth relaxed performance at the CambridgeTheatre on Sunday 10 June 2018, 3pm.

The performance provides a relaxed environment for everyone, with elements of the production adapted to reduce anxiety or stress, and with lighting and sound levels adjusted to soften their impact. Audience etiquette throughout the whole theatre is also relaxed with all audience members given the freedom to make noise and/or move about the auditorium according to their needs without restriction. Designated ‘chill-out’ areas are provided outside the auditorium with soft seating and activities available for people to use if they want to take a break.  All theatre staff, crew and company members also receive specialist training in advance to anticipate a wider range of different audience needs.

Tickets are being offered at the reduced rates of £10 and £25!

Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 27 March at 10am and can only be booked through:

  • The RSC Ticket Hotline, 01789 403 493 (10am-6pm)
  • In person at the Cambridge Theatre box office

All bookers will be sent a visual story to help them familiarise themselves with the plot, characters and the setting before they arrive at the theatre. Detailed event and transport information is available online.

Please contact the RSC Ticket Hotline if you have any questions about this relaxed performance. Alternatively, you can visit the Matilda The Musical website from 10am on Tuesday 27 March for more info.

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