Rowan Class

Welcome to our Rowan Class page. This is where we will share our news and topics for the school year.

Term 2:

Subject

 

Sentence explaining curriculum

English

We will be studying recount texts (both simple and more complex ones such as Newspaper reports) and teaching English and Grammar skills linked to these.

Maths

At first, we will be focusing on statistics and reading line graphs. This will be followed by multiplication and division topics and will culminate in activities of measure, area and perimeter that will consolidate these skills.

Science

Our topic is Evolution and inheritance, where we will be looking at fossils and extinction; how fossils are made; the work of Mary Anning and Charles Darwin and how people in families look similar because of inherited traits. Following this we will be looking at how animals are adapted to the habitats and environments that they live in.

Humanities

Our main focus will be history based on the life of Children during WW2. Looking at the Blitz and evacuation, rationing, the changing role of women at the time, local history and different experiences in different countries.

RE

How do religions help charities? Looking at how different religions show their beliefs by helping others in need.

Art and Design

Our art will link with WW2 looking at the work of Henry Moore. We will concentrate on pencil drawing at first and then move onto painting of shapes using Henry Moore’s techniques and then painting each other in the same style. We shall also be cooking using recipes from war time and making a rag rug for a make do and mend project.

Computing

In computing this term, we shall be looking at programming – how to create games using the Scratch program and thinking about the function of instruction blocks in programming.

Music

Building on previous years’ work. Being able to read, write, perform and appraise written notation using the 3 non-tuned percussion instruments. Starting to use the final percussion group – the tuned family of instruments. Being able to use the tuned instruments in a melodic way. Being able to use the tuned instruments in a harmonic way - chords. Learning that ‘chords’ are the basis for all western music. Starting to learn about different western musical genres and how they ALL use a chordal structure. Realising that pitch too can be notated and started to learn the basics. Learning to play the recorder from notation. Further ukulele skills!

PE

Mr Perry will be focusing on team games and Miss Burrow will be focusing on increasing stamina and skills with circuit training. Measuring our heart rates during different exercises will link with science and drawing line graphs in maths.

Modern Foreign Language (KS2)

We shall be learning all about how to describe our families as a link to science and making a family tree, which we will talk about in French. We shall also be looking at Christmas in France.

 

Term1:

Subject

 

Sentence explaining curriculum

English

We will be reading Chalk by Bill Thomson and using this as a stimulus to help us to write our own short stories.

Maths

We will be focusing on place value, including comparing, ordering and rounding, looking at numbers up to 1,000,000. Following this, we will be looking at addition and subtraction methods.

Science

Our topic will focus on light. We will be looking at how light travels in straight lines and  investigating the terminology – translucent, transparent, opaque, reflection and refraction.

Humanities

Our main focus will be history based on the life of Children during WW2. Looking at the Blitz and evacuation, rationing, the changing role of women at the time, local history and different experiences in different countries. 

RE

In R.E we will be looking at people of different faiths and how their faith helps them in everyday life.

Art and Design

Our art will link with WW2 looking at the work of Henry Moore. We will concentrate on pencil drawing at first and then move onto painting of shapes using Henry Moore’s techniques and then painting each other in the same style.

Computing

We will begin by recapping e-safety and then we will move onto developing our word processing skills. 

Music

Building on previous years’ work. Being able to read, write, perform and appraise written notation using the 3 non-tuned percussion instruments. Starting to use the final percussion group – the tuned family of instruments. Being able to use the tuned instruments in a melodic way. Being able to use the tuned instruments in a harmonic way - chords. Learning that ‘chords’ are the basis for all western music. Starting to learn about different western musical genres and how they ALL use a chordal structure. Realising that pitch too can be notated and started to learn the basics. Learning to play the recorder from notation. Further ukulele skills!

PE

Mr Perry will be teaching invasion games including Hockey. Miss Burrow will be teaching the gymnastics unit flight from the Val Sabin scheme of work

Modern Foreign Language (KS2)

We shall be learning the words for classroom objects, clothes, days of the week and numbers and creating simple sentences using singular and plural forms and listening to songs and stories.