Year 3 – Rowan Class

Welcome to Rowan Class, the learning environment for Year 4. Miss Thomas is our class teacher and our class teaching assistant is Miss Holding. We have two further teaching assistants who also provide one to one support in the mornings, Mr Fisher and Mr Smith.

Our mornings consist of independent reading, Times Table Rockstars, daily minute maths times table practice, English and Maths. We also have reading lessons three times a week and every Wednesday we have a spelling test.

Our class novel for Spring 1 is Krindlekrax. As well as using this book in reading lessons, we will also be using this book to inspire our writing in English lessons.

During the afternoons we practise handwriting and spelling. We also have lessons about Geography, Science, RE and PSHE. This half term our topic will be Wonderful World, with a focus on Italy and volcanoes.

In Science, our current unit is Electricity. We will be learning about what electricity is and developing our scientific knowledge and vocabulary. Learning will be embedded through practical work; involving making and investigating our own electrical circuits.

PE lessons are delivered by our school sports coach, George on Monday mornings and also delivered by the class teacher with support from Miss Holding on Thursday afternoons. Children are required to wear their school PE kit on PE days.

Every day, children should bring to school a reusable water bottle, their Reading Record and school reading book. Homework is given to children every Friday in their blue Homework books. This should be completed and brought back to school no later than the following Wednesday. As well as daily reading at home, children should practice spellings and participate in Times Table Rockstars where possible.