Rowan Class News

Picture News 4-1-21

Each week in school, we use a resource called Picture News for one of our Collective Worships. It is a super resource, based on recent news and always has one big question to make us all think. Every week, with our school newsletter, we send home ideas to use at home. The Picture News website contains an assembly each week which your child can access and there is a facility for your child to send a response in too

This week, the focus is on pets, with the question, ‘Should anyone be allowed to buy a pet?’

Here is a link to some ‘at home’ activities Picture News at Home – 4th January and to a Picture Newspaper to promote discussion at home Picture News Paper – 4th January

PTA Fundraising Message

Dear Parents and supporters,

Click to go to the fundraising website

We invite you to this page in the hope that you could donate a little something to the Friends of Naburn PTA. Due to Covid-19, Naburn primary school has missed out on many fundraising opportunities. As a school and community, these fundraisers help bring our small village community together as well as raising funds to support the children of Naburn Primary school. Our last fundraiser was in March and although our current options are severely limited, we are hopeful that we can pull together and still help to raise vital funds in these strange and difficult times.

As we cannot safely run our usual Autumn bash, Christmas fair, we are asking you to dig deep and donate the money you would have spent this term at these events.

The head, teachers and staff have been working tirelessly over this period, working hard to ensure that Naburn School is a happy and safe place, providing the stability and consistency we all acknowledge is essential for our children in these uncertain times.

The money raised will be used to renew the School topic book library amongst other experience enhancing learning tools for the children. Anything extra will go towards the fund for our new reading room.

Please support this campaign with whatever you can, we also welcome any ideas you may have for future fundraisers. Every £ counts… lets exceed our target of £2000 and show our lovely little school some Love.

All our thanksFriends of Naburn PTA

Coding a Dance Party!

Some of the children in Rowan Class were coding a dace party today in their computing lesson!  You can have a go at home if you would like – click the picture to visit the website.

Screenshot from the dance party website showing a range of characters dancing with the text "program your own dance party"


Coding with Year One

Computer Kat was very confused this morning – she wondered if Mrs King and Mrs Wood had got a bit mixed up with their algorithms for getting dressed today!  Maybe they needed some help to debug the algorithm and get dressed properly?

The Year One children explained that, actually, they had just used a different algorithm – with the instructions in a different sequence – because it is World Book Day so that is the reason they had underpants on the outside of their trousers!

We continued our learning with on the laptops.  We needed to build the correct algorithm by choosing the correct commands and snapping them together, in the right order, and then test our code by running it!  As well as some important computing skills, such as using the trackpads and ‘debugging’ their code, the children also showed great focus and concentration as well as plenty of persistence and determination, even if some of the puzzles were quite tricky.  They did a great job, and Computer Kat was very impressed!


Rowan Class are really enjoying finding out about the City of London. In Geography we are learning where London is in relation to other cities and countries as well as  famous landmarks in the city. In History the children are learning about the Great Fire of London. Children: What facts can you remember and share with your family?