Welcome to Rowan Class 2019-2020!
In Rowan class, our learning team includes Miss Rogers, Mrs Evans, Mrs Crawley & Mrs Wallett to help you with your learning. We cannot wait to start learning together!
We are really pleased to have had such a wonderful start to Year 1! We have been doing lots of play-based assessments and getting to know each other, as well as getting to know our class rules and routines. We have done a circle time to think about how to be a good friend.
We also had a special assembly with Kinetic Katie to learn about chemiluminescence, which is making light using chemical reactions. Amelia even got to stand up at the front of the hall with Katie to learn how a glow stick works, and she got to take it home to show her grown-ups!
The teachers in Rowan class are really pleased that we have had a fantastic start to Reading Superstars as well, with 20 children out of the class meeting their reading target in the first week. Fourteen of these children had read 5 or more times to earn a prize as well, which is absolutely amazing! Thank you to all the 20 children and their grown-ups for all their hard work with their reading :)
Our first topic to start the new year is 'Food Glorious Food'. We are going to be learning lots about food, linked to the story of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Here are some of the exciting foundation subjects we will be studying - for more information on all the different areas of the curriculum we will be learning about, please check our 'Parents Forecast' below for full details :)
In History, we will be learning more about Victorian life, just like in the Oliver Twist novel. We will find out how different it would have been going to school in the 19th century, as well as comparing other aspects of our lives, like houses, fashions and toys, to see what similarities and differences we can find between the past and present. What do you think school would have been like in Victorian times?
In Geography, we will be going on a journey around the globe to find out about different countries from around the world. We will learn how to locate these countries on a map or atlas, and think about the physical geography, such as the environment and characteristics of these countries. Of course, we will also think about the different foods that may be eaten around the world, and consider which foods grow in different countries. What foods can you think of that don't grow in the UK?
In Art, we are going to be studying the Pop Art work of Andy Warhol, looking at his methods and the style of his work. We are going to learn how to mix primary colours together to make secondary and tertiary colours, and then use these colours with different fruits and vegetables to make repeating prints in the style of Andy Warhol. What fruits or vegetables do you think would make a nice pattern?
In Design Technology, we will be learning about baking. We are going to look at a recipe for Queen Victoria's scones, and learn how to weigh out the ingredients carefully, mixing them together and baking them according to the instructions. It will be very exciting to try out our scones and see what they taste like! Then we will evaluate them carefully to see what might be better next time. What do you think the scones will taste like? Will they be crumbly?
In PE, we will be learning about keeping our bodies healthy, so as well as eating a good, healthy diet, we will think about how exercising can keep us fit and healthy. We will be learning some gymnastics skills to stretch our muscles and warm our bodies up, looking at different ways we can move and link movements together. Do you know why it is important to warm our bodies up before we exercise?
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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