Welcome to Rowan Class
Make a Lockdown Time Capsule: You could fill it with photos & diary of what you have been doing, newspaper articles about the situation, recipes for favourite lockdown meals and craft, paintings or artwork you have made. It’s also worth keeping an eye on any leaflets through your door – many advertising fliers at the moment are also mentioning the pandemic.
Hold your own Back Garden Olympics: The real Olympic Games may have been postponed but that doesn’t stop you holding your own event. Set up different activities and challenges for your family to take part in throughout the week. You could even make your own medals and hold a ceremony for the winners.
Bedtime Stories: Are you enjoying the facebook bedtimes stories read by the adults from school? Before we record the stories, we practise them, making sure we can read all the words and thinking about how we can use expression, our faces and actions to bring the story to life. Could you prepare a story? You don’t have to film and share it if you don’t want to. Perhaps you could read a bedtime story to a younger brother or sister. Maybe you could read to your Grandparents via a video calling app.
Create Some Natural Art: Instead of paint and crayons, you can make amazing artwork using things found outside. Collect fallen leaves, petals and sticks and use them to make a picture or sculpture. You could even use the objects as ‘stampers’ or paintbrushes – dipping them in paint and rolling, brushing or stamping them on paper to create interesting patterns and effects.
Scavenger Hunts: We shared ideas for these during the Easter Holiday and they are a great way of getting outside and enjoying the lovely weather. Can you find something in your garden beginning with each letter of the alphabet? Can you find something for each colour of the rainbow? Get more ideas for Scavenger Hunts from the Woodland Trust.
Other ways to keep active:
– The Norfolk School Games post weekly sport challenges that you can take part without needing any special equipment.
– Have a picnic in your garden.
– Go on a mini-beast hunt in the woods.
– Go for a walk around where you live: can you spot all the rainbows and other artwork in people’s windows?
– Active Norfolk has ideas for keeping children active and health for every day of the week (including Wellbeing Wednesday which includes ideas for mental health too).
Home Learning Archive
Take another Picture
We choose a second picture inspired by the children's own question of why do people invade other counties? Here it is:
These are some of the things the children want to learn. Can you research any of them while school is closed?
- What are monks? Why are they bald? Why did the Vikings attack them? Why didn’t they fight back?
- Where did the Vikings come from?
- Why did they invade and attack other countries?
- Why are their boats long and thin?
- We also want to learn about their clothing, armour and shields.
Take One Picture …
We started the topic with
everyone bringing in a picture that inspired them.
This is our class picture:
After looking at the picture, we
want to learn:
- How do they do art in Australia?
- Why is wildlife different in Australia?
- How do fires start in Rainforests?
- How is climate change affecting animals and
- How are wildernesses formed?
- Can we learn all about animals and mammals?
- How can we stop climate change?
Science Knowledge Organisers
Maths Knowledge Organiser for Spring Term
As part of their learning about
creation, Rowan Class were interested in researching problems caused by litter
and plastic. After going on a litter
pick around the school site, we decided to create these posters.
During the topic, we also
explored stories about creation from around the world, learnt about the solar
system and created our own planets, explored the importance of the water cycle
for life on earth and found out about the earliest people, including a Stone
Age day at Gressenhall.