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Welcome to Rowan Class

This term our project question is:

‘Why do we remember some people from the past more than others?’

We will be learning about and comparing nursing in the past and in the present.  First why we remember Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale.  Then we will be comparing their lives to that of Edith Cavell. The children will be by researching and finding out facts about these significant people and the events surrounding their lives.  The children will be using lots of historical enquiry skills in their learning.  You can help your child at home by finding out about nursing in the past and present and finding facts about the lives of Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell


In our English lessons we will be sharing the classic stories of ‘Rainbow Fish’ by our class author Marcus Pfister.  Here we will learn about friendships, courage and loyalty.   We will be writing our own stories based on Rainbow Fish.. Later in the term, we will be enjoying the story ‘Major Glad, Major Dizzy’, where the children follow two old toys through time. The children will write diary entries in the role of the main characters.  National Poetry Day is in October, so we will be enjoying exploring and performing lots of poems this term too.


This term we will be focussing on securing wtiting simple sentences independenly and then we will move onto extending sentences using conjunctions.  We will write our own versions of Rainbow Fish to the Rescue and write diary entreis based on the book Major Glad, Major Dizzy.


Maths work will involve strengthening our understanding of the four operations, place value and counting in different steps.  We will begin with adding and subtracting two digit numbers and then move onto multiplication and division as the term progresses.  Our weekly maths challenges are always linked to our current maths unit, practising these at home will help your child in school.

Maths weekly challenges

As you all know, maths fluency work is very important for children’s rapid recall of number facts which helps them in all areas of maths. This term, the children will be securing strategies for adding and subtracting small numbers and after half term they will begin to learn muliplication facts for X2, X5 and X10 tables.


Our science work this term is all about life cycles, health and hygiene. We will learn about the basic needs of living things, growing and how to be healthy.

Mrs N Read - Teacher & KS1 Leader(2)

Mrs Read - Class Teacher / KS1 Leader

Steph Sherlock 2017

Mrs Sherlock (Teaching Assistant)

Class Author

Our class author for this term is Marcus Pfister who wrote many books about the character Rainbow Fish.

Giant Book (Rainbow Fish to the Rescue) : Pfister, Marcus: Amazon.co.uk:  Books

Class Novel

We will be sharing the classic stories The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark and The Hodgeheg.




Reading regularly at home is vital in helping childen to progress successfully in school and to develop a love of reading.  We will support the children with changing home reading books as often as possible.  Sometimes we will ask the children to read a book more than once to practise what we call our 'story teller voice.' In lessons, we will continue to focus on fluency and begin to answer written comprehension questions.  


Weekly spellings will be studied in school and given as part of our homework.


Rowan Class have PE on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Please make sure that your child has their full kit in school.  

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