Year 4 – Rowan Class

Welcome to Rowan Class!

Rowan Class is taught by Miss Thomas and Mrs Clark, Mrs Chevins and Mrs Wellings are the class teaching assistants. In Year 4, we strive to achieve our full potential, ensuring that together as a class we grow. Although we work hard, we learn with smiles and laughter along the way.

In English, Rowan Class will be writing for many purposes, including fiction and non-fiction, such as narratives and explanation texts. We will be learning spelling rules for lower key stage 2 in our spelling lessons. Children have a home-school spelling booklet so that they can practice statutory spellings for their level.

In Maths, we will be following the National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (NCETM) sequence of teaching. Following a small-step approach ensures that everyone achieves mastery and that no child is left behind.

In reading lessons we will be exploring a range of texts and completing a variety of comprehension tasks to demonstrate our understanding and help us to embed what we have read.

Rowan’s History topic is the Romans and their impact on Britain. In ICT Rowan will be Toy Designers, where we will be learning about algorithms, input and output.

In RE, we will learn about life journeys and what it means to be a Hindu in Britain today. In PSHE we will learn about families and relationships.

In Art, children will be taught the Formal Elements of Art and in Music our unit will be Here Come the Romans.

Rowan Class autumn curriculum letter 2021

Important information for parents:

Reading is a vital skill for life and learning. Parents can help to nurture and encourage a love of reading in their child by listening to your child read daily. As little as 5-10 minutes reading a day can have a huge impact on your child’s reading progress and attainment. Please ensure that you sign your child’s reading diary as a record of them reading at home. There are also book prizes when they reach their reading goal!

PE days are Monday and Thursdays and children should arrive at school in PE kit on those days.

I hope you have enjoyed reading a little about our class and what we will be doing this term. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Miss Thomas