Danspiration! – More Than Words

The Danspiration Workshop, held recently at Rowan Tree Primary School, had a profound impact on learners who thoroughly enjoyed the dance session. More Than Words, the driving force behind the initiative, demonstrated a strong commitment to making performing arts accessible to everyone.

Both learners and staff actively participated in the workshop, expressing their enjoyment through smiles and laughter that resonated in the school hall. Beyond the celebration of dance, the collaborative nature of the event has hopefully set the stage for potential future partnerships between our school’s Sing and Sign Choir and More Than Words. The workshop’s success is a clear testament to the practical and transformative influence of the arts in enriching the lives of individuals with diverse abilities and backgrounds.

Dog Mentor Success!

Today we introduced Justin to Rowan.

Justin has his very own therapy dog at home but is struggling to interact and even touch him.

Today we introduced Justin to Rowan to hopefully lift Justin’s confidence around dogs.
As you can see from the photos Justin had a fantastic first session. From feeling a little apprehensive  at first to walking Rowan, shaking his paw, feeding him treats and also playing fetch.

Great job Justin and of course Rowan. 🐾⚽️⭐️

Having fun with our friends from Meadowbank

Recently we have been very lucky to welcome the children from the Lighthouse, which is the SEN provision at Meadowbank school, to our school every Monday. The children have been visiting Poplar 1 and Fir 2. They have been having lots of fun joining in with our P.E sessions, messy play and mark making activities and just spending time getting to know their peers. It’s been a great chance for our children to meet and greet other children from our community and for staff to connect and learn best practice from each other.

Boxing For Better After School Club

During the Autumn term pupils in KS2 have had the opportunity to take part in an After School Boxing session every Wednesday with Dave from ‘Boxing for Better’. They have enjoyed learning the skills of boxing as well as teamwork games whilst having lots of fun.

Sing and Sign Choir perform @ St Phillip’s Church

 St. Phillips Church has recently had the pleasure of welcoming the Sing and Sign Choir. Members of the congregation had the fantastic opportunity to watch the choir demonstrating various signs while performing eight songs! It was a truly captivating experience that showcased the power of communication through sign language and Rowan Tree’s commitment to a Total Communication Environment.

 We are incredibly grateful for our close links with St. Phillips Church, which made this visit possible. It is through partnerships like these that we can continue to provide unique and enriching opportunities to our learners.

 #CommunityConnections #SingandSignChoir

Cedar 2 Exploring Rocks

In Cedar 2 learners have been investigating what happens to rocks when they are painted with water during their science lesson. They were able to find the matching rock pictures. Cedar 2 used symbols to show if the rocks were shiny, rough or spiky.

Poplar 1 are healthy living!

This term is has been all about healthy living. The children have been learning all about how to keep their teeth clean, fruits and vegetables and exercise through games. Great job Poplar!