Term 1B Maple On The Move!


On the Move Learning Menu 1b

During this half term Maple will be investigating FORCES, including the use of magnets. We will be carrying out many scientific experiments and looking at how things move around us. We will also study air and water resistance as well as build our own toy car with rolling chassis.

We will be learning about The Wright Brothers who were the first people to build an aeroplane and fly it.


Literacy – The Butterfly Lion

This half term, Chestnut class have been reading ‘The Butterfly Lion’ by Michael Morpurgo. The book is a fabulous story about a young boy who runs away from his boarding school. He meets an old woman, who tells him the story of Bertie, a young boy who lives on a compound in Africa. The story develops as we find out that Bertie rescues a white lion cub from a pack of vicious hyenas. However Bertie’s stubborn father sends the rare lion to the circus. Will Bertie and his new feline friend ever be reunited..? There’s only one way to find out!

Using the book as a stimulus, the children have been busy writing information texts based on the African Lion, examining why characters have acted in certain ways and composing setting descriptions based on the African Savannah. Call in to school to take a look at some of our fantastic work – we would be happy to show you!

Welcome to Chestnut Class!!!

Hello and may I take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to Chestnut class! Mrs Ashcroft and I are hugely excited to be working with the children and have huge expectations for what is to be a fabulous year. This half term, Chestnut will be developing their knowledge of place value and number whilst investigating and writing their own fictional story based on ‘The Butterfly Lion.’ We will also be looking at animals and their habitats whilst learning about climate change and deforestation. Forest School lessons will also be on the menu for Chestnut Class; these lessons aim to challenge the children in their learning whilst working outdoors. The children have already shown displays of their own individual talents and we aim to celebrate all of these throughout the year!

Welcome To The Year!

Welcome to Year 5!

This year we have some exciting topics that we are going to be diving into!

Our first topic is all about the ‘Rainforest’!

We regularly use Seesaw (an app to upload the work pupil have completed) to be innovative and forward thinking. An aim of ours will be to use other apps to develop and produce some amazing work for all to see, so watch this space!


We are totally hooked on our class novel ‘Twister’! This is forming our Literacy lessons to develop our writing skills in character descriptions and brochures.


In Maths, we have looked at place value of large numbers up to 1,000,000 and decimal numbers up to 3d.p.


We have many talents in Rowan, and we love doing PE. Currently, we are practising our crickets skills on a Monday and Rugby skills on a Wednesday.


Mrs Allen and Miss Phillips Welcome you to Maple Class

Welcome to Year Three! You have two teachers-Mrs Allen teaches on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and Miss Phillips on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Mr Walker and Miss Duong support us in class.

We hope you have a wonderful year in Maple Class and we look forward to seeing you grow and progress! We have a lot of interesting and fun activities planned throughout the year, so keep your ears open!