Home Learning Update
As mentioned above, I will be back in school teaching our Key Worker children full time starting on Monday 22nd of June. This means that some of the previous planning, resources and videos I have made for home learning up to this point may not be so easy to produce and provide during the busy working week. Because of this, I have made our final 'Home Learning Activity Grid' that covers the final 4 weeks of this last Summer Term. It signposts you to weekly writing lessons and booklets, a reading 'Pick and Mix' menu, Oak National Academy Maths lessons and science planning and resources for our plants topic. I hope that this will still give you the structure and ideas to keep you busy and learning in the next four weeks! Please see our new rainbow subpage below for this 4 week work and resources and If you have any questions please contact me on email@example.com and I will do what I can to help. If you would still like to send me the work and photos of what you've been up to, I would still LOVE to see it and share it so keep it coming please!
Thank you as always for your efforts, support and adaptability during this uncertain time.
Thank you to those children and parents who joined us for today's (15/06/2020) zoom meeting. It was lovely to see you all and sing Happy Birthday to Jacob. What a lovely surprise it was to see Rocket the tortoise, Rosie the dog and see Brooke's bracelet and art. Well done to Eden and Jacob, our joint winners of our Animal BINGO game! I will get busy thinking about what we could play next, but if you have any ideas or suggestions for what you'd like to do I would love to hear them! A Parent Mail will be sent out on Thursday or Friday this week for next week's zoom. I hope to see some of you there :).
Take care everyone,
Here we are now on our last term of this academic year, Summer Term 2! I hope you all had a lovely half term and have been enjoying the sun and time together. I miss you Rowan class! Over half term I have been enjoying picnics by the lake, BBQs (basically anything involving eating food) and nice early runs in the forest. What have you all enjoyed doing recently?
Home Learning will continue for all Year 2 children who are staying at home. The work set should also be used to supplement work done in school for those children who are coming into school on our rota system. Below I have made new pages (find the paint splats!) with the weekly activities and resources for this term. Each week's work will be uploaded by 9am on Monday mornings ready for the new week ahead. Please be aware that I will be teaching in school on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and I will phone and check in with you all each week on one of these days.
Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you need anything or wish to send in work.
Miss D x
Zoom and Happy Half Term!
Happy half term everybody! I hope you enjoy a break from school work and have a chance to get outside in the sunshine and get up to lots of fun activities. Thank you to all of you for joining in with our second zoom calls today. It was lovely to speak to you all and hear about what you have been up to. I loved our Scavenger Hunt and seeing your pets, cuddly toys, art, achievements, games, bikes and photos! I will arrange another Zoom meeting for after half term where I think we will have a game of Animal BINGO!
I am still here on email, Purple Mash or Zoom so if you need anything just get in touch :). I am also collecting any books that are left in the 'Home Learning Box' at school on Monday (24/5/2020) to mark. So, if you would like me to mark your work please leave it in the red box at the front door of school by Monday lunchtime for me to collect. I will return the books back to the box for you to pick up ready for next term.
Sending lots of best wishes to you all.
Take care and enjoy!
Miss Darby :)
Summer Term 2020
Hi Rowan Class Children and Parents!
Welcome to a slightly different start to this Summer Term! I am missing you all and hope that you are staying happy and healthy. I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the work that you are doing at home. I know that this is a very difficult and strange situation with lots of pressure placed on parents. Please remember that the children are in the same situation as each other and no one is 'falling behind'. Please just do what you can, work in a way that suits you and your family and stay safe :).
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 resources that you can choose from to continue your learning. Below, you will also find useful links to videos, games and other websites to give you inspiration and ideas for things to do at home. I will also be setting the children quizzes, games and other computing activities to try on Purple Mash, so make sure to log in regularly and check out your TO DO list. Finally, don't forget that you can use you Purple Mash 2Email account to keep in contact with me and your friends in Rowan class.
It would be fantastic to hear and see all the different things you have been up to at home, whether this is school work related or fun times at home - Please send in any photos or examples of work so I can share it on our class page! I am very proud of you all.
Take care and stay postive,
Miss Darby :)
Thank you everyone for joining in with today’s zoom meeting! It was great to say hello to you all and hear what you've all been up to. I loved seeing your cheeky faces and hearing your clever guesses with our picture quiz! Next time I think we may try a boy and girl chat separately and have a Scavenger Hunt, so keep your eyes out for another Zoom ParentMail! Take care everyone, stay safe and enjoy the rest of VE Day.
Miss Darby :)
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 Neil Armstrong facts, a cool space dance and of course their brilliant artwork! The children have all taken their dragon eye clay peices home with them and their castle pictures will follow shortly. I am a very proud teacher Rowan class!
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 the dragon'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. We love how different and unique each dragon eye is and enhoyed getting our hands messy!
Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas and New Year with your families.
Miss Darby :)
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. Miss Darby and Oscar had great fun trying on the heavy firemen boots and helmet although the gloves were a tiny bit big for Oscar! Our visitor was very impressed with the children's sensible responses and fantastic behaviour. Well done Oak and Rowans!
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. A firm favourite is 'The Continent Song' on Youtube which I'm sure parents may have heard a few times at home (sorry!). 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 an overview of our learning this year, please scroll to the bottom of our class page to see Roman Class Long Term Plan.