St Michael's CE Primary School

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Rowan Class


Hello and welcome to the Rowan Tree class page.


Information about Rowan Trees


Rowan is deciduous tree that belongs to the family of roses. It grows natively in the northern and western parts of Europe, North Africa and Asia Minor. Rowan can be found in the highlands, steep hillsides and cliffs. Rowan is small tree that can reach 33 to 50 feet in height. It has a slender trunk and roundish crown. Rowan has silvery brown smooth bark and purple, hairy leaf buds. Rowan can survive more than 100 years in the wild. Did you know that the wood from rowan trees were used to prevent milk curdling in the past?




We will begin our literacy by exploring the importance of trees and finding out more about the Rowan tree. For Black History we will study the biographies of significant Black Britons.  Children will be reading Street Child by Julia Golding and exploring the themes in the story.  This also links to our science topic on the Living things and their habitats. As well as looking at these texts in detail we will be developing our own ideas for writing in the form of character analysis, persuasion, biographies, diaries, newspaper reports and poems. This will include a focus on grammar, punctuation and spelling as part of our preparation for year 6, next year.






  •  Place value of 6 digit numbers and up to 3 place decimal numbers
  • Mental strategies for multiplication and division, addition and subtraction including money and fractions with different denominators
  •  Area and volume of shapes
  •  Measurement
  • Reasoning about numbers and problem solving



In IPC this term the children will be learning about ‘Moving People’.


The children are at a stage in their lives when they are just beginning to feel ‘grown up’ as they learn important adult skills such as reading, writing and mathematics. They are also finding out the skills they need to be part of a group and are moving away from the self-centred picture of themselves that dominates the first few years of their life to a realisation that their ‘self’ is not just about them but is also defined by their relationships with others. Above all, we should celebrate our differences whilst seeing our similarities to our group members. So, we are individuals as well as important members of a wider community.


Children will:


-      Find out about the different groups people belong to.

-      Write about the things that make them feel happy.

-      Learn how to make an emergency phone call.

-      Learn about how to stay safe.

-      Draw portraits and self-portraits.

-      Design a favorite menu.

-      Learn how to stay fit and strong.

-      Learn about how our heart works.

-      Find our local area on a map.
-      Learn about which countries we or our ancestors have come from.

Useful Links

Click here for 'Mathletics.'