Rowan Class is made up of our Year 5 children. Our teacher is Miss James and our Teaching Assistant is Miss Carlyon.
Homework is given out on a Thursday and is due in the following Wednesday.
Spellings are given out on a Thursday and are tested on the following Wednesday.
We have our PE lessons every Wednesday afternoon, however, we also sometimes have extra classes and activities on throughout the term. Children therefore always need to have the correct PE kit in school – this consists of a red t-shirt, black shorts and trainers.
Spring Term 2020
Summer 1 2019
This term, Rowan class have been studying The Americas! We have looked at different rainforests and compared their features, studied how deserts are formed and looked at how to map mountains. During topic, the children split into groups and created a poster comparing facts about the Amazon and Congo rainforest. They then presented their facts to the rest of the class.
Lego We Do
This is a primary education resource developed for primary school pupils as an introduction to control technology and programming using robotics. A fantastic, simple-to-use tool which enables pupils to learn by constructing their own models and bringing them to life. Rowan class spent the morning with Paul Hodgkinson, an ICT advisor from Durham County Council. Their task was to build a small desktop fan out of Lego using their own designs, and then the children learned how to control them using an ICT programme called Scratch. The children in Rowan class had lots of fun and were able to keep the Lego for a week!
Spring 2 2019
Lego Therapy is a programme that teaches children to work as a team, to build confidence in speaking and improves listening skills. Children each have an important role as an Engineer, Supplier or Builder and work together to build Lego models. On a weekly basis, children in Year 5 and 6 take part in morning sessions with Miss French.
The Vicious Vikings!
This term, Rowan class are studying the Vikings! We are focusing on when the Vikings first came to Britain, why they settled here, what happened between them and the locals, and how this bloodthirsty invasion changed Britain forever; from the days of the week we use to the names of many of our old cities! We’re particularly looking forward to designing our own Viking shield symbols using the legends of the gods and Yggdrasil. We’re also going to be visiting The Jorvik Viking Centre in York for a day of hands-on archaeological study! This topic accompanied perfectly by our class book, Viking Boy, written by Tony Bradman, which tells the tale of Gunnar and his quest for vengeance on the raiders who ransacked his farm.