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Rowan

Year 5/6

Mrs Moorby-Lewis

 

Welcome to our class page, where you will hopefully find everything you need as a member of Rowan Class. If you have any questions, please use our class email address: rowan@thepinesschool.org.uk

 

Star of the Week:

Star of the Week in Rowan Class goes to Oskar, who has produced this fantastic piece of work about Caribbean cultures and traditions. Keep up the excellent work Oskar!

 

 

 

Writing linked to our work on Empire Windrush

Rowan's Times Table Rock Stars

Remembrance Day Art

Healthy Living Workshop

This Week's Learning

Want to look back at some of the learning we have covered this week? Or want extra examples to look at when you're at home? Then you've come to the right place. Below are some web links and other resources that you might find helpful for our learning this week. 

 

Maths - Short Division Method

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdynscw


English - Historical Fantasy and Adventure Stories

https://www.literacywagoll.com/fiction.html

 

SPaG - Punctuating Direct Speech

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zr6bxyc/articles/zhqh92p

 

Spelling - Suffixes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6dc92p

 

 

Curriculum 

Writing: Reading as a Reader: investigating how character emotions can be described, planning to innovate our own historical time travel story

 

Reading: Class Novel: 'The Boy at the Back of the Class' by Onjali Q. Rauf

               Other comprehension lesson themes: Titanic, refugees

 

Maths: Dividing, including with decimal remainders (e.g. 257 divided by 4 is 64.25)

Children are expected to be practising times tables weekly at home.

 

History and Geography: What was the Empire Windrush? 

 

PSHE: Anti-bullying week 16th - 20th November

 

French

Home Learning

Below is the home learning expectations for Autumn 2. Please remember that the project element is in addition to weekly reading, spelling practise and times tables practise (including related division facts). Please note there should be no physical element of the project brought in to school this half term. However, children are expected to have their Reading Records in their bags daily.

 

I was incredibly impressed by the standard of home learning that was completed last half-term by Rowan and am confident that this will continue as we progress through Autumn 2. 

PE

 

Our regular PE lessons are on Tuesday and Wednesday

 

We will do PE outside whenever it is possible. Please make sure your child has suitable outdoor PE kit, including outdoor shoes, for their PE days. Children will be able to wear their PE kit to school on their PE days. 

 

If your child has their ears pierced, please ensure they are able to remove their earrings for PE. If they are unable to remove them, please provide them with tape to cover their piercings. 

Reading

Please ensure children are reading at least 4 times a week at home and having this signed by an adult in their reading record after each occasion. Systems for taking books home will be slightly different this year, due to the current situation, however, the children know how this is being managed in class.

 

We have a wide range of fantastic books in Rowan Class and I look forward to hearing your reviews of them. If you want a book recommendation, please let me know; I read lots of new books over the summer so have plenty to share with you. 

 

Mrs Moorby-Lewis' Reading Scrap Book

During the first lockdown, I enjoyed reading lots of books. I saw that some teachers had started making a scrap book to share all the good books they'd read with their class. I've still got a few to add to mine, including 'The Star Spun Web' which I'm hoping to read over the coming weeks, but I thought I would share some photos of my scrap book so far.

 

If any of you have done something similar, I would love to see it. Or perhaps it's something you would be interested in starting during the current lockdown. 

Recommended Websites

Click on the stars below to find a list of websites that you may find helpful when completing your home learning. 

Photos

Routines

Rowan class doors will open each day at 8:40 and finish the day at 3:10. You will come into school and leave school using the external Year 5/6 door, which opens on to the courtyard. The door is labelled with, 'Rowan - Mrs Moorby-Lewis'.

Meet the Teacher PowerPoint

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