Welcome to Rowan Class 2019-2020!
We have absolutely loved seeing so many of you back in school for our reconnect days before the summer holidays. We have had lots of fun and done loads of lovely activities together - playing, colouring, dancing and even having a picnic when the weather was better!
Have a look at some photos below to see what each group has been up to!
Jess, Flynn and Sam have made a little video for you to watch! The file is a bit too big to share directly on our website page, but you can watch it at https://vimeo.com/421293551
You may need to enter the password 'rowan' to watch it! 😁
We love seeing what you are up to at home with your families! Have a look at some of the fantastic things some of us have been up to - if you have anything you would like to share with us all, please send me your photos so I can add them!
Lots of love,
Miss Rogers xx
School closure - Your gallery!
Lots of you have been sending me little pictures or drawings that you have been doing at home, and I have loved seeing them on Purple Mash - they have really cheered me up! I thought it would be a good idea for us to have a space for you to share things with your friends in Rowan class - just like our little artwork gallery that we had in the classroom!
If you have any pictures that you would like to add to the gallery, or perhaps you have a little letter that you would like to post to say hello to everybody, please send me them and I will add them for you!
It would be better if you email me the photos through Purple Mash because they come straight to me and don't disturb the ladies who are working very hard in the office each day, but if you are really stuck, you can send them through the school email address - please remember to only use this as a last resort though! Thank you :)
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.