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Dunstone Primary School

Dunstone Primary School

Year 1 - Rowan

Welcome to Rowan Class! Our teachers are Mrs Thomas and Mrs Stewart.

April 2018 - We have started our new science topic learning all about plants. We have all planted a bean and if we are very clever we might get them to grow big and strong! We will be keeping bean diaries this term to see how they grow and change.


April 2018 - We have been learning to weave with paper. We have looked at how people use weaving all over the world to make clothes, furniture, baskets and other items. It was a tricky skill to master but we all tried very hard!


March 2018 - Year 6 have been making  ‘marbulous structures’ in their DT this term and they brought them down for us to test! We enjoyed guessing where the marbles would appear. Well done Y6!



March 2018 - Willow class have joined us for a shared read this morning. It’s been lovely to hear the Rowan children reading so confidently to the younger children.


March 2018 - We have been thinking about what respect looks like in different places.


March 2018 - Rowan class have been programming using Scratch Jr. We have learnt how to choose a character, change a background, make the character move, spin, grow, shrink, hide, appear and change colour!! Thefuture starts now...


March 2018 - We have been experimenting with air power as part of science week. Rowan and Elm classes joined together and made balloon rockets and balloon powered cars. We also used straws to see if we could keep objects floating - but it was very tricky!


March 2018 - Where have you been today? Rowan class have been to space!!We have had a visit from the mobile planetarium today and we learned all about space and the solar system. We also listened to stories about the constellations.



March 2018 - We have been using lots of different resources this morning to show how numbers are made.


Feb 2018 - T’S SNOWING!!!!!!!!!! We are so excited to be out in the snow, snowangels😇, snowballs❄️❄️ and over-excited staff!!! Hopefully later there will be enough for a snowman ⛄️⛄️



Feb 2018 - This morning we are spotting sounds in real and alien words and sound buttoning them.


Feb 2018 - We have been Hurtling Hedgehogs this afternoon in PE. We have rolled in tuck shapes, log shapes and teddy bear shapes!


Feb 2018 - It's the beginning of our Phonics Learning Week and we have been playing games to learn our phonemes.


Feb 2018 - We were exploring the painting of Kandinsky. We used all the colours to create concentric circle pictures.


Feb 2018 - We are learning about Chinese New Year. We have made somepaper plate lanterns, colourful dragon masks and written our names in Chinese symbols!


Jan 2018 - Getting our Jackson Pollock on!! We learnt how mix shades by adding black to bright colours and now we have used these to make drip paintings in the style of Jackson Pollock.Thank goodness it wasn't raining!



Jan 2018 - This afternoon we have been adding to our Great Fire of Londonpictures. Last week we created the flames using tissue paper andtoday we made houses to stick on top of the flames. They lookfantastic!


Jan 2018 - We have been continuing our learning about colours this afternoon and have been mixing primary colours to make secondary ones. It was a bit messy!!


Jan 2018 - We have had Gymnastics. We have learnt how to move the mats and benches safely, lifting and bending carefully!


Jan 2018 - Rowan Class have been looking at primary colours and creating works in the style of Mondrian.


Jan 2018 - Our bread creations with the help of Lee the baker from Warburtons!


Jan 2018 - Rowan's very own mini-bakers!


Jan 2018 - Today we have been looking at the similarities and differences between firemen in 1666 and 2018 as part of our new topic on the Fire of London.


Jan 2018 - We started the new year writing our own learning resolutions.


Nov 2017 - Raising money for children in need was so much fun!


Nov 2017 - Can you guess which sound we have been learning and using in our phonics lesson?


Nov 2017 - We spent time describing and sorting 3d shapes.


Nov 2017 - We enjoyed our Going On A Bear Hunt Yoga!


Nov 2017 - We really enjoyed the challenge of putting the non-fiction text back together again!


Nov 2017 - A great multi-skills session. 


Oct 2017 - In maths we created a human number sentence!


Oct 2017 - We were very excited for our lesson in the computer suite. We logged onto the computers all by ourselves and then drew dragon eggs as part of our English learning. It was fun!


Oct 2017 - We have drawn self-portraits. We followed instructions to get all the features in the right places! Can you spot your child?
Sept 2017 - In RE we enjoyed sharing our special objects with our friends.


Sept 2017 - Searching the grounds for natural objects to use in our art lesson.


Sept 2017 - Creating natural art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy in groups.