Rowan Class

Wow, we have had a brilliant two weeks of online learning… I’m so proud of what we have accomplished together.

We are now looking at our two weeks holiday and so we wanted to provide you with some more exciting activities you can try at home.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back to Rowan Class. A quick reminder of the staff working with your children. Mrs Du Randt  our full time teaching assistant and we also have Mrs Nash, who works with Rowan class throughout the week. There is also myself, Mrs Atherton, the class teacher and I am in class every day except Tuesday.

Our small cohort allows us to carter to each child’s individual needs, planning and adapting the day around them. This allows our children to feel safe and supported in both their learning and the social demands of school life. Our aim is to equip the children with skills and understanding, which allows them to eventually be integrated back into their class. Each day the children take part in nurture and therapy based activities, teaching the children vital skills to succeed and to grow.

Our topic this term is ‘Land use in Winsford and Cheshire’  this topic is a local study allowing the children to explore the area in which they live. The children will be given the opportunity of map work and comparing towns, cities and villages. The children will consider the human geography of Winsford and what life would have been like in the past. A visit to the Lion salt works will also be included in this topic.

In Art and DT, the children will be studying the book sculpture artist ‘Malena Valcarcel’, the children will have opportunities to focus on the techniques that this artist uses and use their research to inspire their own creation of paper sculptures.

The English planning this term will follow as closely as possible to sycamore class. They will look at Stick man, Ugly Duckling and Winters Child and aim to achieve similar outcomes to sycamore class, but with a more flexible working environment and a focus of stamina.

It is important that the children continue reading outside of school in order to progress in their reading skills, especially in understanding what they are reading about. You will be expected to read with your child at home bringing the book back to school each day for it to be changed.

In Maths we will be focusing on Place Value to begin with for children to deepen their understanding of numbers up to 1000. Each day children will also recap previous learning through key skills sessions. We will be applying it to money, fractions, decimals and measuring.

PE will be on Tuesday and Wednesday every week, as well as swimming on a Thursday, where swimming kits will be needed. This will need to include costume, towel and goggles.

The children also are lucky to partake in forest schools every Tuesday. Please make sure your child has appropriate clothing to suit the weather on that day.

Every Friday Afternoon, we also enjoy baking. This encourages teamwork, conversation, following instruction and with elements of both English and Maths.

Every day checklist:

  • Book bag
  • Reading book and record
  • Water bottle
  • And most importantly a smile!

We hope that this information is helpful. And we look forward to a fantastic year! Please do not hesitate to come and speak to us if you need any more information or have any questions.

Many thanks,

Mrs Atherton, Mrs Du Randt and Mrs Nash.



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RESOURCE PROVISION afternoon (Autumn)

MONDAYLunch/playtimeScienceBreak/snackTeam buildingHome time
TUESDAYLunch/playtimeNurtureBreak/snackForest schoolsHome time
WEDNESDAYLunch/playtimeTopic (class)Break/snackComputersHome time
THURSDAYLunch/playtimeSwimmingBreak/snackNurture/team buildingHome time
FRIDAYLunch/playtimeNurture/bakingBreak/snackFree play/roleplayHome time 3:00