Rowanfield Readathon

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November is Readathon month here at Rowanfield.  We’ll be reading everything from books to newspapers to blogs to cereal packets.  It’s all in aid of a good cause – Read for Good.

Rowanfield’s Patron of Reading John Fardell is very excited to hear about the project.  He’ll be visiting us to see how we’re doing and to work with us on our own stories.  He sent us this message to say good luck:

Throughout the month we’ll be visiting bookshops and libraries, meeting authors and taking part in as many reading activities as we can.  There’ll  be prizes for the class who read the greatest range of material and for those who are ‘caught reading’ most often.  Our Book Depot is open for business and Book Buddies will be helping children choose even more stories for their personal library.  We can’t wait to get started!

Happy Reading Rowanfield!

Patron of Reading

Following on from our successful book festival in June, Rowanfield is delighted to announce that John Fardell will be joining our school as our Patron of Reading.  John will be working alongside pupils and teachers to inspire and encourage children to read for pleasure.

Cover of Book, Manfred the Baddie

To find out more about John visit The Scottish Book Trust and to find more about the Patron of Reading scheme visit their website


Stephen Meets the Bears

Once upon a time there was one boy called Stephen.

One day he decided to walk in the forest. He heard some bears and felt scared. He ran away from the bears. The bears followed him. As he ran he hurt himself on a stick.  

He ran away home and hid under the bed. The bears were angry. They broke the door down. The bears looked almost everywhere for Stephen but, they didn’t look under the bed.
The bears walked out. They gave up and went back to the forest.
Stephen heard the bears walk out. He came out from under the bed. Stephen saw their muddy footprints and knew that they had gone out of the door.
Stephen cleaned the footprints and went to bed. He dreamed about happy bears all night.
By Stephen age 9

The Daily Mile

Recently, we learned about the one mile walk in assembly.
The One Mile Walk is to get children fit and get active. For more information visit 

I asked some Rowanfield adults and children what they thought about the Mile Walk. Here’s what they said:

Miss Thomson a teacher said, “I think it’s a good idea and a great brain break.” Mrs Hume said, “I love watching and listening to children as they walk. Pepsi wags her tail as soon as she hears the word ‘Mile Walk'”. In the Juniors, Robert thinks the Daily Mile is so much fun! In the Seniors James thinks the Daily Mile is fun and a great way to use energy. Miss Turnbull really enjoys getting a catch up and a nice chat while walking the daily mile.  

We are counting up all the miles we walk, we’d like to get to China!

By Stephen (age 9) and Ivy (age 8).

The Dream Football Match

This is us playing football.  The other guys shoot and score.  Now we shoot and score.  Now it is 1 to 1.  Zach saved the ball and scored a goal!  We are winning, those guys are losing.  Then we have three points.  These guys lost and went home.  They never came back and me and Zach were friends forever.

By Robert (age 8)