Friday, 26 May 2017

Keep us posted...

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As part of our topic this half term the children have been looking at seeds and how they grow.  They had the opportunity to plant a sunflower seed and a broad been seed which they have now taken home
Sommer Pride: Greenhouses! {FREEBIE} Cute, way to have students plant plants:

In class we have been watching the seeds carefully to see how they develop.  We have been keeping a bean diary and writing down all the changes which we have seen.    We hope you will have fun nurturing your seedlings and we would love to hear your news as to how tall your plants are growing, or how many beans are developing.  Miss Daley will be happy to share this with the rest of the class.  

Good Luck !

Monday, 22 May 2017

This half term we have mostly been...

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Our topic this half term has been 'Growing' 

We looked around us and found lots of things which are growing.  We looked at the trees, the grass, the flowers etc.  It all starts with a seed!  Can you identify any of these seeds? 
nine different kinds of spices super macro shots - red peppercorns, dill seeds, onion seeds, psylluim seeds, mixed peppercorns, black cumin seeds, white coriander, fenugreek, green peppercorns

We looked at different types of fruit.  

Then we tasted them and looked to see what seeds, if any, we could find inside ...

Then we drew what we could see...

One of our focus stories was 'A Seed in Need'.  It explains what seeds need to help them grow.  You can listen to the story by clicking on this link -  A Seed in Need.  We hope you enjoy the story.
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Doing our bit for charity

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Well done to everyone in Rowan Class who supported this very worthy cause.
We had great fun dressing up as Pop Stars, Rock Stars or just wearing our favourite clothes.
Here are a couple of photos of us having fun with our red noses... and the obligatory dabbing photo.


Friday, 24 March 2017

Happy Mother's Day


Just a quick note to wish all the Rowan Class Mums a Happy Mother's Day. 
We hope you enjoyed our special assembly yesterday, and that you love the gifts that your child has made for you.  All the children tried their very best and worked exceedingly hard to make their gifts the best they could be.  Enjoy! 

A hand made teddy and some bespoke jewellery

Lots of Love from The Rowan Class Team xXx

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Flipping marvellous...

A quick update from Rowan Class.
Here are a few pictures from our Pancake Day celebrations.  We turned our role play area into a Pancake Cafe and the children have had a whale of a time using it to practise their waiting-on skills, writing menus, taking orders, using coins to pay for their orders etc.
Welcome to our Pancake Cafe...

How to order your pancake...

Creating our own special menus...
 We practised this rhyme to help us remember how to make a pancake!

After that we made our own pancakes and had a tasting session to see which toppings we liked the best.  Here are some of our little munchkins enjoying their pancakes...

During our celebrations we found a really funny story which you can listen to if you click on the link below.  

We would love you to leave us a comment telling us which part of the story you enjoyed the most.

Best wishes 
Miss D xXx

Friday, 17 February 2017

We're off to build a teddy bear... it's going to be a great one!

On Monday Rowan Class boarded a bus and ventured out on a big adventure! 

We went to Build a Bear in Telford and made the most fantastic bear a class could wish for.  

We would like to thank Build a Bear in Telford for their generosity in donating the bear and it's accessories.  We would also like to say a big 'Thank You' to those parents who donated towards the cost of the coach, and to our two parent helpers.  

Here is a little snapshot of the fun had by the children, choosing and making their bear (a dog called Rex).

Miss Daley just needs to buy him a bag, a dog bed, and a toothbrush and then he'll be ready to head home for a weekend with one of our Rowan Class Superstars.  

Monday, 6 February 2017

Last week we were mostly...

We brought in a toy from home
As you know, our topic this half term is Toys.  We have been having a great time over the last five weeks looking at lots and lots of different toys, some of which have been brought in from home. 

Last week we finished making our puppets.  It has taken us two weeks to design and plan them, to work out what materials we would need and how to join those materials together.  After lots of thinking and talking and making here they are...
Our Fabulous Puppets ! 

Last week we also looked at old toys and new toys, we talked about what materials they are made from, and how they are decorated.  We even sorted some toys according to their properties.   

Zoe has kindly brought in her Dad's beloved teddy bear.  As you can see he has been well loved over the years...

This week we will be looking at how toys work - we shall be pushing them and pulling them, lifting them, squishing them, twisting and winding them, and throwing and catching them(if appropriate).  It should be quite interesting for both us and the children!

If you have any interesting toys (old or new) please let us know as we would love to borrow them (they can stay with Miss Daley for safekeeping!).

Bye for now 
Miss D xxx