Welcome to Rowan class!
This year we are a class of fifteen Year Two children and our teachers are Mrs. Vine and Mrs. Lavers. Mrs. Vine will be teaching on Monday and Tuesday and Mrs. Lavers will take over on Wednesday for the rest of the week. We are enjoying all the extra space in our classroom and are looking forward to having our Outdoor Area up and running soon. This year, our Teaching Assistant is Mrs. Ismay.
Trip to the West End Flower Farm
We had a super time visiting the flower farm in Froyle, which supported our learning about plants.
Bella and Will made us all really welcome. They showed us which flowers were growing in the polytunnels and which were outside. The flowers are grown for local florists (flower shops).
The growing season is March to October as it is too cold in the winter.
We walked all around the lake and did some sketching.
We spotted some Canadian geese and also lots of different chickens!
We enjoyed eating our picnic under the trees overlooking the lake.
There was time for a few games or more sketching before we all had a delicious ice-cream!
It was a great trip which Mrs Vine, Mrs Morton and Mrs Ismay also enjoyed.
Our curriculum focus this term is "Roars, Paws and Claws"! Our main texts this term will be stories about animals with, perhaps, a Gruffalo thrown into the mix! We will begin by reading the story "Tidy" by Emily Gravett, an author who comes highly recommended and who has written numerous books about animals.
We are studying animals in science, learning about life cycles and what animals need in order to survive. Music will also follow the animal theme with "Carnival of the Animals" by Saint-Saens.
In geography we will be looking at maps, having a go at making our own and finding our way around the local area. Our DT project will focus on making moving vehicles and art will look at the work of Picasso.
Our RE syllabus will cover the Gospel and Salvation.
In the Autumn term we will be learning about the weather and the seasons. In English we will be reading lots of Traditional Tales such as The Gingerbread Man, Three Little Pigs, The Emperor's New Clothes, Jack and the Beanstalk. In D.T. we will be making Gingerbread people in different ways but we hope none of them run away! We will be making a display of books of Traditional Tales so if you have any to loan, we would take good care of them!
P.E. will be on Mondays and Tuesdays but we would advise children to keep their kit in school for the half term if possible.