Welcome to Rowling Class's webpage.
My name is Mr Raybould and I'd like to welcome you to Rowling class's webpage where you'll find useful information about the life of the class.
Here we go into 2022 and the first half of the Spring Term.
Our topic is called Wild Weather and, as the name suggests, we will be looking at the weather and how it affects us. In addition, we will be exploring the water cycle and properties & states of matter. Finally, we will make and use our own weather stations throughout the six week period.
We will continue to read Goodnight Mr Tom as we're still only in the first half of the book with lots more to read!
I'm pleased to announce that starting on the 10th January, we will be learning French! This is our new language that we will learn which is of particular interest to me as my main degree is a Masters in Mechanical Engineering (MEng) with French!
Read on for further information about the new blog, PE and homework.
Remember: be good, work hard, have fun!
Over the course of this half term, the class will publish weekly blog entries about life in Rowling class. Children have to be able to write blog entries as part of the non-fiction elements of writing and this is a perfect opportunity to create meaningful work that will actually count towards assessments.
The blog is part of Seesaw and can be found HERE
Look out for new entries every Tuesday...
PE this half term will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays so children will need to arrive at school, as usual, in their PE kits. (Swimming for Rowling Class has now ended.)
Topic homework will be posted on Seesaw.
SATs preparation work will also be posted on Seesaw and will be bespoke for individuals based on the knowledge needed and the learning that needs to take place.
Ongoing homework is reading, Times Tables Rock Stars and spelling practice (all spellings are posted on Spelling Shed). Practice makes progress.
We are reading:
Spelling tests are on a Thursday.
There will be a different spelling rule each week and will be added to the children's planners. 8 of the 10 words will be tested each week.
Every half term there are 20 of the 100(ish) spelling words taken from the statutory spelling list for Years 5 and 6. Two of these spellings will be tested randomly every week as part of the spelling test.
All spelling lists will be on Spelling Shed for practice.