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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.

June 2018 - We are learning about position and direction in maths. We have learned about quarter and half turns and moving left, right, forward and backward. We are using the Bee-Bot and pirate games to practice using these terms!


June 2018 - We completed a carousel of activities this morning to include phonics on the iPads, Year 2 common exception word wordsearches and jigsaw puzzles.


June 2018 - Continuing with our work on halving today! We are halving groups of objects and writing sentences to show what we have found. 


June 2018 - We have been learning all about halving today. We talked about what the word 'half' meant and then we have looked at different shapes and decided whether we can cut them into equal pieces. We all had a go at cutting some fruit and vegetables into equal halves, Mrs Tucker still has all her fingers!
May 2018 - We were lucky to have a visit from Beech class who shared the stories they had written with us.


May 2018 - We celebrated the royal wedding with a royal lunch!


May 2018 - We are transferring our designs on to polystyrene tiles ready for printing next week. It is a very tricky process and we are all really trying hard to get some good details without sticking our pencils through the tile! 


May 2018 - We have been making arrays this morning. We made our own sentences with number cards and then made the matching array.We used the words 'row' and 'column' to help us organise the objects.


May 2018 - Today we looked at a picture from our new book and thought of stories to go with it. We shared our stories with our classmates and then wrote them. 😊


May 2018 - We are now Safari Experts - we even have lanyards!


May 2018 - We have been busy making giraffes.


May 2018 - We have started the month with our Africa Day!


April 2018 - We can’t believe our beans are only two weeks old! They’ve grown and changed so much and we’ve been making observations about the changes this afternoon.


April 2018 - In Maths we have been finding the mass of objects in cubes. We love using scales!


April 2018 - We have all been busily painting in the sunshine this morning. Canyou guess which African animal we are making?


April 2018 - In Rowan we have been really enjoying our music lessons with Mrs Stickley.


April 2018 - We had a great time at the zoo today despite the rain! We have learned a lot about African animals which we are now going to use to help our learning. :)


April 2018 - We have been exploring non fiction texts. We were non fiction detectives searching for headings, subheadings, contents pages, index, glossaries and labels! We used books about Africa to fit with our geography topic. 


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.