Welcome to Rowan class!

In Rowan class, we have Miss Rogers and Miss Herbert to help us.  

If you have any questions about our learning in Rowan class, please don't hesitate to ask! We will keep you updated with our work and any forthcoming events..

Important information

  • PE is normally on Tuesday mornings.  You must bring your PE kit to school on Monday morning and leave it in school until Friday afternoon. Please make sure you have your pumps, as now the weather is getting better we may be doing some of our PE lessons outdoors.
  • Homework will be sent out every week.  However, extra homework may be set depending on our learning that week - remember to check your homework book!

Reading Superstars
All children should read to a grown up at home at least 3 times a week.  We have a reward system for Reading Superstars across the whole of Key Stage 1.  

  • Read to a grown up 3 days out of 7 - you earn 1 team point
  • Read to a grown up 4 days out of 7 - you earn 2 team points
  • Read to a grown up 5 days out of 7 - you are a Reading Superstar!!  You earn 3 team points and you get to pick a prize from our special box!

Summer term in Rowan class - here's what we are learning about!

Our new topic for this half-term is... Superheroes!

We are going to be doing lots of exciting learning during our last few weeks in Year 1.

In History, we are going to be finding out about some real-life historical heroes who improved the lives of millions of people.  Our PSHCE work will also see us finding out about what makes a good role model, and what qualities a hero needs, as well as finding out about some current heroes like Ben Parkinson and Christopher Reeve.

Ben Parkinson

Our artwork will be a study of pop art and the influences of comic books on the work of Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.  We are then going to have a go at making our own comic book pictures in these styles.

In Science, we are going to be studying electricity and circuits, exploring how to make and connect a circuit so that we can light a bulb.  We will then apply this learning to our DT project, where we will design and make a superhero mask which lights up!

Check back soon to see some of our work!


Over the last half-term, we studied nocturnal animals.  We went on a visit to Woodside Wildlife Park in March, and following this, we made our own nocturnal animal fact files in Microsoft Word.  We added text boxes, formatted our writing and added pictures from the internet.

We also found out more about the bodies and life cycles of some of these animals in Science, comparing them to humans.  We linked this to our PSHCE work about our local environment and how to look after it.