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Welcome to Rowan Class!

 

As we move up the school, our aim is to take more responsibility for our own learning as we strive to develop our curiosity and creatively in order to become independent and reflective learners.

Our core values, courage, respect and perseverance, are at the centre of everything we do.

We activity seek a challenge and enjoy stretching our minds in all areas of the curriculum and we know that with perseverance and courage we can achieve anything we put of minds to!

 

 

Medium Term Planning:

 

In this section, you will find information about learning this term.

Please remember that these plans are very flexible and will be adapted weekly to suit to learning needs and developing interests of the children and are therefore open to change.

If you have any questions please feel free to pop in and ask me, the door is always open.

 

 

Reading Morning

 

Every Tuesday 8.50-9.05am we hold an open reading morning in Rowan class.

Throughout the year we have had lots of visitors and enjoyed listening to a range of stories.

We would love you to come and share a book with us!

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Term 3 – Fire and Fossils

 

Last term we have been learning about rocks. Throughout our science and topic lessons we have learned how the three main types of rock (igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic) are formed. We then went on to test our classification skills by conducting a series of tests on a wide variety of rock samples in order to identify not only what rock group they belonged to but the what type of rock they were too. This was quite tricky and involved using a magnifying glass and taking some careful observations to get it right!

In English, we have used this leaning to plan, draft and write explanation texts in order to help others increase their knowledge of rocks!

Below are some photos of our science investigations on rock classification and identification, we hope you enjoy looking at them.

Fun Fact: Did you know pumice is so light it actually floats in water! A rock that floats!

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Term 4 – Gods and Mortals

 

This term we will be exploring Ancient Greece. As part of our topic we are studying Greek Myths and Legends.

To begin our learning journey, we listened to the myth ‘The Boy Who Fell From the Sky.’

We used storytelling and drama to help us to re-tell the myth.

We look forward to sharing our some of our own myths and legends with you later in the term!

 

World Book Day!

To celebrate World Book Day, we had some wonderful costumes in Rowan.

Throughout the day we took part in lots of reading activities including sharing stories with Maple Class.

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In the afternoon, we took part in St. Michael’s first whole school Poetry Slam. Please listen to some of our recitals below!

Chloe Mcintyre - Open a Book by Jane Baskwill

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Aaron Poulton

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Joshua Cook - The Naughty Boy by Joshua Cook

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Libby Jacobs - My Hat by Tony Mitton

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Rose Watts - Languages

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Grace Fisher and Orla Savage - The Northern Mountains by Orla Savage

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Darcy Greenaway, Martha Soanes and Teegan Bray - Don't Put Mustard in Your Custard by Michael Rosen

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