Welcome to Rowan Class, our Lower Key Stage 2 class.
This Spring Term, we’re in the virtual world our Rowan Class on-line. But that hasn’t stopped our learning and we’re as busy as ever. We’re all ‘Being Historians’ this term as we study Anglo-Saxon Britain. Through geography, we have used maps and on-line resources to learn about where the Anglo-Saxons came from in Europe and what these places are like. We compared them to the landscape that we studied last term and saw just how dramatically different they were, not a single mountain!
We have been investigating how we know about the past and what first-hand (primary sources) of evidence we can use. We also learnt that not everything you read about the past may have happened quite like that.
We’ve used our history in other areas of the curriculum too and linked it into Literacy, Music and Art. We’ve been learning about Legends of the era including one the oldest stories, Beowulf.
In science we’re having a noisy time learning about sound. It’s been wonderful to see investigations happening at home following our love lessons.
In the Autumn term we went on amazing adventures to the top of the world, virtually of course, as we learnt all about mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes in geography. We dug deep as we explored what lay underneath our feet in science and looked at rocks and soils and find out about fossils.
Through our reading and writing in literacy, we scaled the heights with Edmund Hilary and Norgay Tenzig. Using Computers, we went on virtual journeys across the world to look at the summits of mountains across different continents and used maps to locate them.
In science we investigated rocks and fossils. We visited the church to look at what happens to stone when its been outside for years and discovered how the weather and plants can damage stone.
Take a look at some of our work below.