Thinking about Remembrance Day

Year 5/6 had an exciting virtual meeting with the author, Vanessa Harbour, who wrote the book 'Safe'. She talked to the children about her writing process, where her ideas come from and answered all of the many questions the children had. Elsewhere in school, Year R were the star bakers, baking their own bread just like The Little Red Hen, Year 1/2 have been reflecting on why we wear poppies on Remembrance Day and Year 3/4 created realistic pictures of animals in the style of artist Rosa Bonheur. What a jam-packed week of fantastic learning. Well done Team Rownhams!

Year R - Baking bread just like the Little Red Hen

Following their learning about the story of the Little Red Hen, Year R have enjoyed baking their own bread. They did an amazing job of carefully measuring out the ingredients, mixing them together, kneading the dough, leaving it to rise and then shaping it into their chosen design of bread roll. The smell coming from the kitchen was incredible as the bread baked and the children were so excited to take them home to taste!

Year 1/2 - Thinking about Remembrance Day

Year 1/2 have been thinking about why we wear poppies on Remembrance Day Remembrance Day and reflecting on why it is important that we never forget the past. They have found out that it gives people the chance to remember those who fought and lost their lives during the war and honours their memory. We enjoyed making our own poppies using a range of different media.

Year 3/4 - Studying Rosa Bonheur

In Art, Year 3 / 4 have been studying the paintings of Rosa Bonheur.  She is a famous French artist who is best known for her realistic paintings of animals, particularly horses.  Bonheur used to paint outside which in 1850 was quite a rare thing to do.


Each child spent time looking at examples of Bonheur’s work and identified the angles, shapes and lines that defined her pieces.  We then looked at how to use circles and lines to form the right proportions of the main physical features for various animals.  It was then time to have a go using sketching pencils.  Here are some examples of the work.

Year 5/6 - Exploring Equivalent Fractions

In English, the children had a virtual author talk by Vanessa Harbour, the author of ‘Safe’. Vanessa talked to the children about her writing process, where her ideas come from and she answers questions from the children. 


In Maths, some children have been exploring equivalent fractions using bar models, which they built using concrete resources. Other children have been using repeated subtraction and chunking on a number line to solve division problems.

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