On Thursday 23rd September all pupils at Rowan Tree took part in National Fitness Day. They showed off various skills by taking part in different activities throughout the day including scoring goals in football and basketball nets, catching balls on the air juggler, jumping on the trampoline and throwing hoops over the cactus. As well as developing their gross motor skills pupils also developed skills in other areas of the curriculum for example; counting throughout each activity, recognising the different coloured balls, waiting for their turn and sharing with friends.
Today we’ve enjoyed our first session with the Little Barn Farm. The children all enjoyed spending some time with the animals and took great care in petting them. All classes had the opportunity to visit these animals and hold them.
Videos and photographs from Elm 1.
We’re really excited to hear that the Little Barn Farm will be coming to visit us again in a few weeks time and look forward to seeing all our new animal friends again!
During Maple 2s cooking lesson this week they focused on some basic life skills. The pupils all began by washing their hands and followed a good hygiene routine. Each pupil took responsibility for cutting up a piece of fruit. The class talked about safety and the best way to hold their knives.
The pupils then added their fruits to the mixers and very carefully poured in the milk. Each pupil was encouraged to complete these tasks an independently as possible.
Once the smoothie blender was going, they all had a turn at putting their hands on it to feel the vibrations. Once finished, the pupils were asked to read the measurements on the side of the mixer and divide it equally between their peers.
Maple 2 really enjoyed this session and of course, enjoyed drinking their smoothie at the end.
Fir 2 have been visiting ‘My Life’; a centre where they can work with animals, tend to plants, and really get to know what it’s like to work on a farm. This week the children had the chance to weed and water the plants, plant their own bulbs and feed some of the hungry animals.
The children grew in confidence and independence doing important jobs for the centre. They got to see where eggs came from first-hand at the chicken coop. They also learnt that a daffodil starts its life as a little bulb in the soil. So much learning and so much fun. Well done Fir 2.
Ash 1 have been learning about their first and last names and meeting their new friends in class. The children have completed different activities and games linking to their names which they had lots of fun engaging with. They are developing confidence in recognising and even beginning to write them independently!
Today we say goodbye to our wonderful Year Six Pupils as they finish Primary School and move onto Secondary. They have been fantastic role models and ambassadors to our school, and we are looking forward to seeing all that they achieve in the future.
Here are a couple of snapshots from over the years and a few messages from staff: