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14th - 18th - Year 6 SATS week.

15th - Parent Governor nomination deadline.

18th - 'Royal Wedding Celebration day'.  Non uniform (red, white an blue) £1.00.  Biscuit sale 50p each.

18th - Willow Class sharing in Collective Worship.

21st - 25th - Year 5/6 Residential visit to East Barnby.

25th - There will be no shared Collective Worship.

25th - Silver Birch Class Archaeological Dig visit to Thornton-Le-Street.

25th - Year 5/6 Tennis Finals at Thirsk School & Sixth Form College.

25th - School closes for half term.



4th - School re-opens for 2nd half of Summer term.

15th - School Sports Day, 1.30pm.

27th - KS2 Production of 'Treasure Island' at 1.30pm and 6pm.



W/C 2nd July - Year 6 Induction Week at Thirsk School & Sixth Form College.

8th - Year 5/6 Girls Football Finals at Queen Margaret's School, Ecrick, York.

9th - Parent Consultation meetings for YR - Y5 pupils.

10th - Parent Consultation meetings for YR - Y5 pupils.

20th - Year 6 Leaver's Service at St Columba's Church, 10am.

20th - School closes for Summer holidays at 2pm.



3rd - Staff Training Day.

4th - School opens for the start of Autumn Term.

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Willow Class will be sharing in Collective Worship at 8.55am on Friday, 18th May 2018. Non Uniform - Red, White & Blue day to celebrate the royal wedding on Friday, 18th May.

Welcome to Rowan Class


We are Topcliffe’s year 5 class, taught by Miss Howard.We are very busy learning in a range of different ways across all of the curriculum areas.

In Maths we learn a broad range of methods and approaches in order to tackle calculations and problems. This is supported by our daily maths sessions, called CLIC, which give us practise every day of the key maths concepts. We practise our times tables each day and enjoy a weekly competition of BIG MATHS BEAT THAT where we can be challenged to beat our previous score and improve our speed in arithmetic questions.

In English we are following a theme-based approach where we can really lose ourselves in a range of different writing styles and genres. We are enjoying daily guided-reading sessions with books such as Sorrowline, Stormbreaker and Skellig. We also have opportunities for independent reading each day during our super, quiet, uninterrupted, independent, reading time; or ‘SQUIRT’ as we like to call it!

We enjoy lots of sporting activities in Rowan class and particularly enjoy competitions with other local schools in Football, Gymnastics, Tag Rugby and Cross Country. We can even sign ourselves up for a lunchtime running club each week!

We are very lucky to be given the opportunity to experience an exciting residential trip each year either to France or to East Barnby (alternate years), along with Maple class. This is a very exciting time for us! 


Snow Day Work for Home Completion

Snow Day Activities for Rowan Class



Long Term Plans

Maths Long Term Plan


Medium Term Plans

Autumn & Spring Term Maths Plan


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