Welcome to Rowan Tree Blogs.
Rowan Tree is a specialist primary school for pupils age 2-11 with severe and complex needs in Atherton, Manchester, UK
We’re delighted to welcome back our pupils for the new academic year and look forward to all we can accomplish together.
Our classes have a new blog each year but you can click here to see all the wonderful things we did last year in our previous blogs.
Latest Posts from around school…
- 1W had a lovely day trip to Fleetwood. We took with us a list of things to try and spot while we were at the seaside.
Firstly, we spent some time on the beach. The children made sandcastles, collected shells and had fun on the sand.
Next was lunch - yummy fish and chips which the children (and the teachers!) enjoyed lots.
Another little ride to the seafront and we all enjoyed an ice-cream.
Lots of tired eyes on the way home - must be the sea air!
- Our latest production ‘We All Went on Safari’ is based on the book by Laurie Krebs and Julia Cairns. We’ve used lots of different techniques to produce the film; The children have worked extremely hard creating and performing with puppets, stop motion animation, acting and signing. George showed off his excellent reading skills for the narration and CJ did a great job of reading the numbers in Swahili. A big well done to all the children who were involved, you should all be very proud of yourselves. We hope you enjoy our film.
- 2R have learnt lots on our trip to Sealife centre and Legoland. We used lots of communication and social skills to ask and answer questions. We talked about where the fish, sharks and turtles lived. We hunted for letters to complete the Sealife challenge. We had some new experiences on rides and built our own lego models. Next term we are going to make our own models and see if we can make any that move. How do you think we could do that?
Check out our smilebox to see how much fun we had as well as challenging our learning out of the classroom.
- We visited ' my little pony world'. We learned how to dance with the ponies. We also wrote stories in small groups. These will be uploaded soon.
- A beautiful 'Carpool Karaoke' video created by Coventry mum Becky Carless to celebrate World Down Syndrome day featuring our very own Emily!
- Total Communication is an approach used throughout school to help children learning disabilities communicate using any mode of communication such as symbols, signing (e.g. Signalong), photographs as well as the spoken and written word, gesture and objects of reference.
Our Total Communication Media team aim to produce a series of short multimedia films based on stories, songs, rhymes and everyday situations. Each project will feature children from across school and be based on content created by the children such as artwork, animation, drama and role play, narration, dance, music and green screen filming.
We are proud to present our first production. It is based on the story "Please Don't Chat to the Bus Driver" by Shen Roddie and Jill Newton.
We’ve included a ‘making of’ sequence during the credits to share all the learning and fun that went into creating the video.
We hope you enjoy it! We’d love it if you could leave a comment and let us know what you think.
We made a wormery today for the worm we found to live in.