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Rowan Class


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Welcome to Rowan Class

The children in Rowan are from year 4.  Our teacher is Mrs Robinson.  Our teaching assistants are Miss Clitheroe and Mrs Pearse.

Miss. Parkinson covers PPA on a Tuesday afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

We are available at the end of the day to speak to you if have any concerns.  You can also make an appointment with the office.

Topic

Our topic for autumn term 2018 is ‘Rock ‘n roll’. We will be exploring Stone Age man including; housing, diet and lifestyles.

We will explore and partake in many exciting lessons learning all about how Stone Age people existed, and how their history shaped our future.

Science

The focus in Science for the first half term will be Rocks and Soil. We will be exploring what rocks are and how the different types are formed. We will be also exploring volcanoes and making models of the different types of rock using chocolate!

The following half term, we will be exploring electricity.

See term overview for more detail.

LSK2 Autumn years 3 4 subject overviews (1)

Preview learning in preparation for the autumn term

Times Table practise

In year 4, the recall of multiplication facts are very important. We encourage you to practise regularly with your child, from x2 up to x12 tables. Here are some websites you could use;

It is a government expectation that all children, by the end of Year 4, know all of their times table facts, so it will give your children a great advantage if they can practise them as often as they can.

Reading

We would like your children to read at least three times a week. Children will receive a ‘book worm’ certificate weekly for regular reading.

 

 

 

Homework

Unlike previous years, homework will not be set. Instead, the children will be expected to complete pre-learning tasks ahead of a topic.  This will give them an advantage, and enable them to progress more quickly, with a greater depth of understanding.  The children have a red scrap book for recording this information.

 

Spellings will also be different this year.  All children will be given a test on Monday.  Those children who have scored highly will practice application of the spelling words throughout the week.  Children who do not score highly will practice their spellings in the normal way. A further test will be carried out on Friday to assess progress made.

P.E

Our P.E days are, usually, on Mondays and Fridays. Please make sure that your child has their full indoor/outdoor P.E kit in school. Please also ensure that your child does not wear ear rings if they are unable to remove them themselves.

 

Medical

If your child requires medical attention in school please contact Mrs Nicholls and complete the relevant forms to keep school updated, and keep your child safe in school.

 

If you would like to email the class, you can at the following email address;

rowan@dukestreet-pri.lancs.sch.uk