KS1 visit Manchester Airfield

The pupils in KS1 had a wonderful day exploring the planes and play-area at Manchester Airfield to round up our DT topic of Vehicles. We visited the inside of a plane and looked at all the different parts. We watched and waited for planes coming into land and taking off. The pupils really enjoyed it and showed excellent listening skills throughout.

KS1 Art Workshop

Yesterday afternoon KS1 took part in an Art workshop held by Rowan Tree’s local artist: Olivia in Ash 1!

Olivia drew amazing pictures linked to school and the children took turns to paint them for the KS1 display and also a smaller version to take home. They had such a wonderful afternoon and enjoyed showing off their painting skills! Thank you Olivia for sharing your talents!!


Maple 2 went to Pennington flash to complete an orienteering challenge. We worked as team to find the letters on the map then named the shape that was underneath the letter. Everyone worked well as a team and helped each other find and name the letters. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed a lovely walk in the sunshine and admiring the nature. We had a play on the small park afterwards. Everyone did amazing turn taking and once back on the bus everyone was ready for a well deserved rest!

Visit to Pennington Park

Cedar 2 visited Pennington Park and had a fabulous time. They explored the environment and the equipment and even had time for a little picnic. It was a lovely sunny day and everyone enjoyed playing in the sunshine.

Effective School Governance Award

Rowan Tree Primary School are delighted to have been awarded The Effective School Governance Award.

The verification report commented on how “Governors have a broad range of experience and skills which they draw on to support the school” and that “Leaders ensure there is an ethos of high expectations of everyone in the school community. This includes high expectations for the behaviour, progress and attainment of all pupils and for the conduct and professionalism of both staff and governors themselves”.

To read the full report be sure to visit our Latest News Tab at https://www.rowantree.wigan.sch.uk/News/Effective-School-Governance-Award/

Yoga Club

Yoga Club is run on a Friday afternoon as part of our PSHE Clubs by one of our qualified HLTA’s who has a passion for Yoga.

All pupils have the opportunity to access Yoga Club over the academic year.

Pupils practice breathing techniques and various Yoga poses in a calm environment supported by visual symbols and actions.

Tes Shortlist Video

We are looking forward to the glittering gala awards ceremony which is taking place on Friday 23 June. Be sure to check out the short thirty second video we’ve produced that is due to be projected on the day to give a brief glimpse into life here at Rowan Tree:

Our video features some snapshots of just a few of the fantastic enrichment activities on offer here at school alongside some clips from Food Facts sessions occurring across all year groups.

Author Day @ RTP


Each half term, the children at Rowan Tree celebrate a different author. This term’s author was Eric Carle. Classes engaged with lots of themed activities. In the messy playroom there was a Hungry Caterpillar theme and in the immersive learning room there was a story time activity themed on Brown Bear Brown Bear what do you See? The day was lots a fun and the children had lots of opportunities to immerse themselves in Eric Carle’s work. Great job everyone!  

Rugby Star

We are incredibly proud of Kian and his achievements taking part within a Rugby tournament over the weekend. Kian couldn’t wait to tell his friends all about it and his successful attempts to score two tries, as this is a sport that he really enjoys.

Cohen our Leigh Leopard’s LD Super League champion!

We are so proud of Cohen in Willow 2. He has started to play in Leigh Leopard’s LD Super League tag rugby team.

Cohen played his first match against Salford a few weeks ago and even scored a try. We are so pleased to see that Cohen is taking all of the skills he has learnt in school during P.E and Sports competition and using this to play for a team outside of school.

Fantastic Cohen!