Rucstall Primary School

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Hello Maple or should I now say Rowan Class?!


We will have to get used to calling us Rowan Class together. I am absolutely delighted to be following you up to Year 5. There is a big jump as we go from lower to upper Key Stage Two but I am sure you will all rise to the challenge. 


Please have a look at our newsletter to find out more information about what we are going to be learning about. 


Here's to a great year!


Miss Scott and Mrs Hemmings

The beginning of our writing journey!

We interviewed each other to find out if we have the skills and qualities needed to be an astronaut. This will help us to write about the astronaut training programme. 

Our Space Non-Chronological Reports

Our English learning journey has come to an impressive close. We completed the first drafts of our non-chronological reports before using feedback to edit and improve our writing. Our final reports about the European Space Agency astronaut training programme have now been sent to Tim Peake, the first British astronaut to go to the International Space Station. We hope to hear back from Mr Peake soon!

Our Design and Technology unit came to a delicious close! We have spent the past few weeks researching how pizza is made and what pizza looks like in different countries. We used our findings to inspire our own designs and were very excited to bring our ideas to life. We measured, weighed and combined ingredients to create the perfect flavour sensation and really enjoyed being able to eat the end product.

This half-term, we have been reading 'The Boy at the Back of the Class'. This inspired us to write a persuasive letter to the government about the UK's law on refugees.

We have really enjoyed our class novel, 'The Boy at the Back of the Class'. We reviewed and evaluated the book to share our thoughts on what we have read. Rowan Class highly recommend reading it!

We have been working very hard to create our own cushions in design and technology. This involved learning different types of stitching and choosing the best way to sew a range of materials.

We have been using ProBots to design and create a program to control a robot.