Housepoints awarded to…

Fred – great effort for learning across the curriculum.

Sophia and Malachi – sharing their Imovie expertise during our soliloquy project

Taferrel – mature and sensible role model outside

Finlay – confidence and skill in our clay sculpture work in art

Frida – original and skilful clay sculpture work

Catrin – superb reading work

Naina – for being such a patient and considerate classmate




UCL Research Study: Request for Volunteers

ucl-logo_5Researchers at UCL’s Developmental Risk and Resilience Unit have contacted Rosendale in the hope that we can recruit some volunteers to take part in their study exploring why some children are able to bounce back from difficult early experiences to live happy and fulfilling lives whereas others experience difficulties.

Children taking part would be asked to complete approximately two hours of screen based tests (in school) and may be followed up again by the team 18 months later. Some children in Year 5 and 6 may also be asked to have an MRI scan (not in school) while completing the tasks.

More information is included in a leaflet, application form and prepaid envelope which you can find outside the school office. If you have any queries about the volunteer process, please do not hesitate to contact Doug Cranston at Rosendale or Georgia Rankin at UCL (


We’ve had a very packed day of science for our last day of Science Week. This morning the children experiment with using a solution of salt and vinegar to clean pennies, then we made a solution that changed from liquid to solid – in the hope of making a bouncy balls ( as with many experiments that bit didn’t quite work…!) Then this afternoon we had an electricity workshop, investigating how to use our bodies as conductors to complete a circuit and with time to explore using motors, buzzers and lights in working circuits.