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Hello to Rowan class children and parents!


I am thinking of you all and hope that you are safe and well during this unusual and tricky time. I just wanted to say thank you and how grateful I am for the work that you are doing at home. I can't wait to hear about all the different things you have been getting up to!


Here on our Class page is where you will find resources and activities for learning at home. Each Friday, I will upload a new activity grid including Maths, Literacy and Topic activities and matching worksheet resources that you can choose from each day to continue your learning. I will also share any helpful links to videos, games and other useful websites on this page as and when I come across them.


Take care of each other, stay safe and keep smiling,


Miss Darby :)

A Hello from Miss Darby!

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Purple Mash 2Email Quick Demo

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Your child’s Purple Mash log-in info is on the card in their Home Learning book. They have all got an email from Miss Darby waiting for them. All emails stay within the safe Purple Mash site where Miss Darby can review and approve all emails between children before they are received. Please note, children can only email other children in their class and the teachers at Binsted.
I look forward to hearing from you :)

Useful websites for home learning (Lots of free Home Learning Resources and Activity ideas). (PE challenges with Mr Maliphant). (Daily Workouts with Joe Wicks) (times tables free for up to 60 days) (Daily Spelling, Grammar and writing challenges). Purple Mash School log in page. (Story time with David Walliams at 11am everyday). (Free EBooks). (The Literacy Shed is here! Free 14 days and free over the school closure period). (hundreds of free books to read online). (online reading of hundreds of books) (KS1 English revision) (KS1 Maths revision)

Rowans Class Assembly

A big Thank you to everyone who came to watch our class assembly on Friday. It was short but sweet and the children were wonderful with their lovely loud voices, their space dance and of course their artwork! Castle pictures will come home with the children at the end of this term. 


Enjoy the weekend,

Miss Darby :)

Autumn, Term 2 Update!


We have really enjoyed our topic called 'Fire and Flames' this term. At the beginning of the term, the children produced some fantastic shape poetry based around Bonfire Night traditions. Miss Darby was impressed by how the children could explain the history of the Gunpowder Plot and how they could recount this in their writing. From here, our learning focus changed direction and we began to look at exciting stories about dragons! We read 'George and the Dragon' and snippets from the books 'How to Train your Dragon' and 'Tell me a Dragon' to write some detailed descriptions and instructions for our very own dragons. It seems that the Christmas advert involving Excitable Edgar came just in time for our topic too! The children have written letters, diary entries and storyboards to tell Edgar's story of Christmas chaos and fun!


Check out the dragon eyes that the Year 2 children have produced using clay, paint and different tools to add details and pattern. The children have now taken these home to keep as a reminder of their own dragon they created during this topic.


Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas and New Year.


Miss Darby :)

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Welcome to Rowan class in September 2019!


Hello and welcome to our class page.This year we are a small class of eight Year Two children and our teacher is Miss Darby.


In Autumn Term 1 our Literacy lessons focus on the Traditional Tales of The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. Here we will be writing our very own stories by creating new, interesting characters, describing different settings and learning key elements that make a great story.

So far, the children have enjoyed participating in Invasion games in PE and have spent time outside searching for signs of Autumn in Science. We are using our developing computing skills to code and create animations showing how the seasons change throughout the year. In Geography the children have been learning about the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world and have started plotting these on a world map. We have been getting messy in Art by creating our own masks in preparation for Diwali and can't wait to show you our finished pieces!


For a breakdown of our Topic this term and an overwiew of the year, please see the documents below:


Hampshire Fire Service Visit

On Tuesday 15th of October Oak and Rowan class had a special visitor from Hampshire Fire Service! This linked in with the Topic 'People who Help Us' that Oak class have been following this term.

The children had a great time learning about what household items are safe to play with and which items are best to avoid. They also learnt that it is important for families to test their smoke alarms each week and how to respond in case there's a fire inside:           1. Get out, 2. Stay out, 3. Call 999 .

The children discussed which people and emergency service would come to help in different emergency situations and enjoyed looking at a Firefighters clothing and equipment. Our visitor was very impressed with the children's sensible responses and fantastic behaviour. What a brilliant morning!





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Long Term Plan and Topic Overview



  • Oak - 95.66%
  • Rowan - 96.25%
  • Beech - 93.68%
  • Silver Birch - 95.80%
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Binsted C of E Primary

Church Street, Binsted, Alton,

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