Welcome to Rowan Class 2019-2020!
It feels very strange not to be at school with you all, being busy with our learning in the classroom. We hope that you are all being good for your grown-ups and staying safe. Don't forget to keep washing your hands regularly with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds!
We keep checking your work on Purple Mash and Times Tables Rock Stars each day - it has been so lovely to see the work you have been doing at home, and we love reading your little messages when you submit your work to us :)
We are missing you all very much and we can't wait to get back to normal once it is safe for us to come back to school. Hopefully we will see you all soon.
Miss Rogers, Mrs Evans, Mrs Crawley, Miss Dakowicz and Mrs Wallett xxxxx
Have you noticed any rainbows in people's windows if you have been out for a walk to get some exercise? #RainbowTrail is a movement that was started online to show support for people in the NHS who are still going to work every day to help look after everybody, but it has become a symbol of hope and encouragement to everybody during these tough times. I love rainbows anyway, so I have really enjoyed looking out for the Rainbow Trail ☺️🌈✨
Children in my estate have been making their own rainbows for their windows, and also looking out for their friends' rainbows when they go out for a walk with their grown-up to get their exercise, and counting all the rainbows they can see in their Rainbow Trail.
We would love to see your Rainbow Trail pictures in your windows! If you email me your photos through Purple Mash, then I can make a little gallery here on our class page for us all to enjoy ☺️🌈✨
If you use the search bar to find the '2email' app on Purple Mash, then click on the 'new email' button then you can attach your photo at the bottom of the page. Check the screenshot below if you need some help!
We can't wait to see all your beautiful rainbows!! 🌈✨
We have even been making rainbows at school with the children that are coming in! Miss Rogers and Mrs Crawley have been working on some as well :)
Our PE day
Rowan class PE slot has changed again! Our new PE time is Thursday morning. However, as you have seen, we often have to change our slot because of things happening in school, or we may sometimes get an extra session, such as when Amy from BodyBeatz comes on a Wednesday afternoon.
Please make sure you bring your PE kit on a Monday morning and leave it in school all week in case of any changes. Children should also have earrings removed in advance, and long hair should be tied back for safety.
At our school, homework is set in the form of a 'menu'. This will have a range of activities to give you choice and flexibility, e.g. you can choose more creative activities on quieter weekends when you have more time. One activity should be completed each week. We also have the online 'Maths with Parents' which is set every other week. Please check your emails for details.
In Rowan class, homework will be sent out on a Friday, and is due back the following Wednesday.
We love using the library each week to look for new stories and choose a new book to take home. We are very fortunate that the library is just outside our classroom, so we try to take advantage of free library slots whenever we can. As long as parents have signed the permission form, the children can take a book home each week.
Our library slot is Monday afternoon. Please bring your old library book back every Monday morning so that we can swap it for a new one to share at home for the following week.
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:
Click here for more information.