Welcome to Rowan Class 2019-2020!
In Rowan class, our learning team has Miss Rogers, Mrs Evans, Mrs Crawley, Mrs Wallett and Miss Dakowicz to help you with your learning. We are always excited to learn in Rowan class!
February 10th to 14th is our whole-school Science Week! This year the theme is.... DINOSAURS!
We were very excited to come to school on Thursday 6th to find a mystery egg! We are very excited to see what hatches out of it. Have a look at some of our pictures below to see our egg!
In History, we will be finding out the Great Fire of London in 1666 - we will discover how, when and where the fire started, and also explore why it spread so quickly, and what happened afterwards. We will be finding out about what makes a good source of evidence and reading from Samuel Pepys' diary. How do you think they managed to put the fire out without a fire engine?
In Geography, we are going to be visiting China! We will be finding China again on a map, and exploring the country in a bit more detail than before, looking at the physical and human features that make China unique. We are going to compare this with the United Kingdom where we live, and see what similarities and differences there are. We might even get to try some Chinese foods! Have you had Chinese food before? What do you think it will be like compared to British food?
In Art, we are going to be doing some charcoal drawings - we will think about where charcoal comes from, and how it is linked to our topic, 'Fire'. We will also get to make some fantastic Chinese dragon pictures - we will need to use red because this is a lucky colour for Chinese New Year, and we might need to mix some orangey colours for the fire and flames! Can you remember which primary colours we need to mix to make orange?
In Religious Education (RE), we are going to be learning about the Jewish faith, and learning about the festival of Passover, which is very important to Jewish people. Passover celebrates when Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt. Do you know anything else about the Jewish religion? When is their special holy day?
In Science, we are going to be learning about healthy living, and how we can be healthy people. As well as thinking about healthy eating, and what foods are good for our bodies, we are also going to think about why we need to exercise to keep our bodies fit. We will also be learning about good hygiene, including how to brush our teeth properly to keep our mouth healthy, and how to wash our hands properly to get rid of germs. Do you know why it is so important to get rid of germs - especially during the winter when there are lots of nasty 'bugs' about?
In Music, we are going to be using our voices to sing, as well as using some percussion instruments like chime bars, as we learn about pentatonic scales. These scales use 5 notes to make a pattern for the melody. We will be learning the different notes carefully - we will be using the C major scale quite a bit, which uses the notes C, D, E, G and A. Can you spot a clue to the 5 notes in the name 'pentatonic'? Think carefully about a shape we know with five sides!
Our PE day
Rowan class PE is scheduled for Tuesday morning. However, sometimes we may have to swap our slot with another class, 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.
In Rowan class, homework will be sent out on a Friday, and is due back the following Wednesday.
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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