Rowan Class

Autumn Term

Sian Peel (speel) on: Rowan Class

Hello and welcome to the Autumn Term in Rowan Class. The weeks seem to be flying by and yet in class we are very busy. This term our topic has been ‘The Victorians – Out to Work’. We have learned all about how hard it was to do the washing in Victorian times and used a dolly tub which came as part of a museum loan. A specialist visitor provided us with a Victorian schoolroom experience and we were all very well behaved for that!

Before half term Rowan took part in ‘World of Work’ week where we explored different careers under the guidance of our knowledgeable visitors – a theatre nurse, a plumber and a superbike builder. We had a great time trying out some of the uniforms and equipment they use in their jobs. We also had a tour of the school kitchen with our wonderful cook Tracey and the site supervisor shared his role with us and gave us a demonstration of some of his jobs. Through the week we also experienced aspects of other jobs including a baker, a beautician, a hairdresser and several more. We have some very good memories of an excellent interactive working week.

We are going to be studying the story ‘A Christmas Carol’ this half term and have already been introduced to some of the key characters – Ebeneezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchet, Tiny Tim and Marley. There have been some fantastic impersonations of Scrooge by our students – they are very good!

We will shortly begin learning about aspects of a Victorian Christmas as the festive season will soon be upon us and we look forward to sharing our activities with you.

           

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Summer

Sian Peel (speel) on: Rowan Class

We have enjoyed a very exciting summer term. Our topic ‘Healthy Hero’s and Sporting Legends’ has been very popular with all the students; we have had a wonderful time looking at healthy lifestyle choices and trying new activities and sports!

We also enjoyed celebrating the Queen’s platinum Jubilee, we created our very own stamps, had a garden party and even a ‘Corgi trail’ it was a very royal affair.

We have also been studying ‘Ben Mosley’ the artist and we were lucky enough to contact with him, we got to share a meet and greet with him online, giving us the opportunity to ask him questions and show him our amazing ‘Ben Mosley style’ artwork, he was very impressed with our hard work!

     

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Healthy Heroes: Sporting Legends

Sian Peel (speel) on: Rowan Class

This term in Rowan Class we have been working on our new topic of Healthy Heroes: Sporting Legends. We have been trying to amend our weekly menus to include a healthy option for instance sweet potato fries instead of ordinary chips.

One of the focus stories for this half term has been Supertato, the hero who is also a potato is battling some badly behaved vegetables. Our class have loved rescuing Supertato from the masher as you can see.

We have tried different forms of exercise including basketball and the javelin where we had to accurately measure the distance the javelin travelled to find out whose travelled the furthest.

Our featured artist this term is Ben Mosley who is best known for his sporting paintings and murals. We have tried to emulate his work in our own paintings and drawings.

We have also been learning to recognise our own emotions and how we are feeling today.

We have continued to work on our independence skills and have completed lots of class jobs around school to support our own class team.

We look forward to sharing some more of our activities later on this term.

                      

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Capital Cities

Sian Peel (speel) on: Rowan Class

What an amazing term this has been for our learning and engagement. We have been able to explore some aspects of different capital cities. We learned about London and went on a virtual bus tour, we even had a ‘show and tell’ experience when one of our pupils brought in a scrapbook of their visit to the capital.

When we learned about Cardiff we made Welsh cakes which were very popular, but not as popular as the haggis we made during our learning about Edinburgh – yummy! Another Scottish experience where we had a fantastic time, was attempting the traditional Scottish reel -all the pupils loved joining in with that.

Paris saw us experience the perfumerie where everyone knew which perfumes and aftershaves they liked and those they didn’t, this was easily judged by look on their faces and their reactions! I think the most popular aspect of our experience of Paris was the Boulangerie which offered French baguettes and croissants.

Rome was the place of pizzas and we made our own for lunch, together with learning about the important landmarks and making our own postcards.

We are continuing our journey and are going to be visiting Poland and Spain next.

                  

      

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Class 5

Team work!

Sian Peel (speel) on: Class 5

Team Class 5 have been working hard this term and have been doing lots of jobs , such as shredding, recycling and sharing messages throughout school. We have enjoyed working together preparing our lunch which has been 'yummy'.

We have experienced a lovely trip to Longridge Palace Cinema to enjoy Frozen 2, we all had an amazing time and behaved impeccably representing our school, we shared treats and laughed at the funny parts of the film. Great fun!

We have been working hard preparing exciting performances to share in school over the festive period. Encouraging and supporting each other.

    

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Class 5

Autumn Term 2019

Sian Peel (speel) on: Class 5

Over the past few weeks we have been busy settling into our new class and routines. We have just started learning about Pablo Picasso and have made a facial features montage using a range of art media such as crayons, felt tips and pastels.

We have harvested our sunflower seeds, which Class 5 planted in the Spring Term and have sent them home with pupils ready to grow another crop of sunflowers next year.

      

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Busy!

Sian Peel (speel) on: Class 5

In Class 5 this term we have been making friends and working very hard. We have settled into new groupings for some activities and been working with some new staff and pupils from different classes. Everyone seems to have grown in confidence!

We have enjoyed exploring our sensory story ‘The Disgusting Sandwich’ which has been quite a messy job but lots of fun too.

This half term we are enjoying getting out and about accessing Preston Trampoline Centre for rebound therapy and continue to make our own lunch on Tuesdays.

We are looking forward to the run up to Christmas and all the excitement that comes along with it.

We have included just a few photos to share with you some of the great things we have been doing.

 

                  

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