Welcome to Rowan Class!
In Rowan class, Miss Rogers, Mrs Evans, Mrs Davis & Mrs Wallett are here to help us with our learning. We are very excited to share our learning with you this half-term.
Our new topic is 'Animals around the world'!
We are already very excited for our trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. We are looking forward to going on the coach and seeing all the animals when we arrive. We may even get to meet and hold some of the smaller animals, which will be amazing! Check back after our trip (10th July) for photos.
This half term, we are going to be learning all about animals and their habitats in Science, finding out what animals need to survive and how they are adapted to their environments. We will also complete a country study of Kenya in Africa, looking at the animals and people that live there, as well as looking at the climate and landscape there. The grown-ups in Rowan class think it's a shame we can't visit Kenya for a school trip as well as the wildlife park! :)
We are however going to be following in the footsteps of a historical explorer - James Cook. We are going to be finding out about his voyages and his ships, looking at where he went and what he found out. We will contrast this with our learning in RE, looking at the special journeys that Muslims make on the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and why this is so important to people of the Islamic faith.
In PSHCE, we are going to start thinking about the special journeys we will be making in the next 7 weeks, as we get ready to leave Year 1 and move in to Year 2. We will talk about transitions, and how we can help ourselves feel better if we are worried. We also need to get practising for Sports Day in July, so we are going to be doing lots of games and skills practise. Make sure you have your PE kits in school all week so we can go outside if it's nice and warm!
At Kirkby Avenue Primary School, we believe reading to be extremely important. Reading underpins so many other areas of the curriculum and supports the children in developing their imagination. To support your child with their reading, we ask that you listen to them read at home as often as possible and record this in their ‘Reading Record’.
In school, we have a ‘Reading Superstars’ system for the number of times your child reads with you at home. For Key Stage 1, the breakdown for this is as follows:
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