Rowan Class

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to Rowan Class. Firstly, let me introduce the staff working with your children. Mrs Du Randtis our fulltime 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 therapybased activities, teaching the children vital skills to succeed and to grow.

This term our topicwill be ‘The Roman Empire’, focusing on different elements of Roman life and the History behind the Roman Empire. The children will use the I-pads to conduct their own research, taking some responsibility for their own learning. Following this, the children will learn about Roman settlements and the attempted invasions by Julius Caesar and the successful invasions by Claudius. The children will also look at maps to discover how goods were transported, the development of the empire and conduct research on the typical Roman town of Deva.

In Artand 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 Englishplanning this term will follow as closely as possible to sycamore class. They will look at the same books and aim to achieve the same outcomes, but with a more flexible working environment.

It is important that the children continue readingoutside 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 Mathswe 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.

PEwill be on Tuesday every week, please ensure your child has their P.E kit in school and correctly labelled.

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 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/playtimeArt/craftBreak/snackNurture/memoryHome time
TUESDAYLunch/playtimeP.E (class)Break/snackForest schoolsHome time
WEDNESDAYLunch/playtimeTopic (class)Break/snackComputersHome time
THURSDAYLunch/playtimeScienceBreak/snackNurture/team buildingHome time
FRIDAYLunch/playtimeNurture/bakingBreak/snackFree play/roleplayHome time 3:00