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Rowan Class Home Learning

Please find links and ideas for home learning below. Work for the week is posted every Monday on Tapestry and Phonics for the week is posted on Wednesdays. Also please remember to look at our class blog!

Oak National Academy

Please find the link below for the government online learning for schools. This will help you support your child with different activities and timetables for the day. If you go to schedule and click the relevant year group you should find some lessons. This is intended to support learning, please look at Tapestry and the website under the star link to find the learning for the week ahead.

Reception daily timetable


Hi from Mrs Phillips. Hope everyone is well. I will be putting music activities and songs to sing along to to keep you cheerful.

I love the flowers (performance track).mp3

One moment one people - All Voices version (performance track).mp3

Reception Music - Somewhere Over the rainbow

Welcome to Rowan class


Monday afternoon is PE with Miss Watson. Please ensure your child has a PE kit in class every day. PE kits will be sent home at the end of each half term.


Please encourage your child to be independent when dressing and undressing. Please remember to name all items.


Forest School will be on a Tuesday afternoon. If your child would like to bring in a pair of wellies, please ensure these are named.


As the weather gets colder please name all coats/scarves/hats/gloves.

Rowan Class January Weekly Timetable 2020

Please find underneath the timetable that your child will be following in Spring 2020. Please note the timetable is subject to change due to weather etc...

January Timetable






Rowan Class Weekly Timetable

(subject to change)

Weekly Timetable

Talk for Writing Spring Two

This term we will be learning the story of Pinocchio, instructions on how to grow a bean and the tale of the Ugly Duckling.

How to grow a runner bean

For the next two weeks Rowan Class will be learning instructions on how to grow a runner bean. We are even trying to germinate and grow our own runner beans! Please find the text, story map and pictures of our beans below.

Pictures of beansPictures of beansStory Text-How to grow a runner beanStory Map-How to grow a runner bean


Please find the text and map for the story below.

Story Map


Talk for Writing - Spring 1

This term we will be learning the stories of Charlie's Walk, a letter from the bear from 'We're going on a bear hunt' and going on a journey with Elmer.


For the next two weeks the children will be learning an adapted journey tale from the classic Elmer series of books. The children are even making their own heard of colourful elephants. Please see below for the map and text for the story. 

Elmer Story MapElmer story textMilk bottle elephants

Letter to the bear

The children will be learning the letter to the bear from the children's classic 'We're going on a bear hunt'. Please see the text and map below.

Letter to a bear story mapLetter to the bear

Charlie's Walk

Rowan Class will learn the story Charlie's Walk and follow the chicken on their adventure. Please see below for the map and text. 

Charlie's Walk MapCharlie's Walk text

Talk For Writing - Autumn 2

This term, as well as learning three new traditional tales, we will also be adapting them. The tales we will

learn this term are; The Enormous Turnip, The Little Red Hen and The Gingerbread man. Please see below for text maps and stories.


How to catch a Gingerbread Man

Rowan Class is going to be learning our first non-fiction text. We are going to be learning how to catch a gingerbread man! Please find the map and text below.

How to catch a Gingerbread Man Story MapHow to catch a gingerbread man

Little Red Hen

Our story for the next two weeks will be Little Red Hen. Please find the story map and the story below.

Little Red Hen Story MapLittle Red Hen Story



The Enormous Turnip

For the next two week we will be learning the story of The Enormous Turnip. To fit in with our topic (People Who Help Us), and to show the children that it is alright to adapt an existing story, we have changed the story to fit our topic.

The Enormous Turnip Story MapThe Enormous Turnip Story

Talk for Writing

Please find below a copy of the story map as well as the text for our talk for writing story. This term we will be learning the traditional tales, The Three Little Pigs, The Billy Goats Gruff and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.


The Three Little PigsThree Little Pigs Story Map


The Billy Goats Gruff

The story we will be learning for the next two weeks will be The Billy Goats Gruff. Please find a copy of the map and story below.

The Billy Goats Gruff

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The story we will be learning for the next two weeks will be Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Please find a copy of the map and story below.


Goldilocks Story Map

Word Aware

Every topic we will be sending home a list of words that will be used throughout the half term. Please see below and discuss with your child.

Reception topic words for all about me-sending home on 13/9/19