Message from Rowan Class

Welcome back! We hope you have had a fantastic holiday and are very much looking forward to hearing all about them.

Rowan class pupils will include 6 boys and 3 girls. Naomi Passmore is the class teacher; Michelle Livesey and Sarah Slade are the teaching assistants. At lunchtimes, we have Kelly as our SMSA.

This half term we will spend the first week getting to know one another and learning to work together as a group. We will be taking part in lots of ‘All about me’ activities using mirrors, name and picture recognition and identifying some features that are the same and different to our peers in class through a multi-sensory learning approach. Throughout the remainder of the term, we will be learning about the following topics:

Literacy: In our class story, we will be reading ‘Supertato’, a story about a superhero and an evil villain. We will be investigating the characters and acting out key events, as well as practising our reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Numeracy: In our numeracy lesson, we will be focusing on shape and pattern and then time. This will include naming, sorting and categorising 2D and 3D shapes, copying and continuing patterns, naming and mixing colours, identifying numbers on a clock face, ordering activities in a daily routine and learning to tell the time for some pupils.

Topic: This half term we will be learning all about ‘People who help us’. We will focus upon people who help in our home, school and our local community. We’re hoping to have lots of fun engaging in role play and finding out how they help others.

We are looking forward to an exciting term ahead. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me or communicate through the school diary. Please also check out the Rowan class blog on the Green Fold website.

How can you help at home?

Please use your child’s home-school diary to tell us about things they have been doing at home or over the weekend. We will use this information to communicate with the children about what they have been doing and use it as a topic to motivate speaking and listening.

Yours sincerely,

Naomi Passmore and the Rowan class team