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Year 4- Rowan

Welcome to Rowan Class!

We are Year 4 and our teachers are Mrs Tooke and Miss Oliver.

Mrs Tooke teaches us Monday and Tuesday. Miss Oliver teaches us Wednesday - Friday.

Teaching assistants that work with us during the week are Mrs Rose (HLTA) and Mrs Roberts.

Message from the Year 4 team:

'Happy New Year' to you all and 'Welcome' to the Spring Term in Year 4.

 

Our Topic this term is learning about the Amazon Rainforest, its animals, plants, structure, ecosystems, people, geography and links with our own lives.

 

The Christian Value for this half term is 'Courage' - you may want to talk to your children about this value and what it means to you.

 

Please continue to use this page to access useful websites , look at photos of what your children have been doing and check homework set for the half term.

 

At the moment we still plan to be taking part in the 'optional' Year 4 Times tables check in the Summer Term. You can support your child learning their tables on a weekly basis by helping them access their Times Tables Rockstars membership and practising the tables that have been set for them that week. Please also use the links on the page below to access other useful times tables games or practise them in other ways that suit you.

 

We look forward to a wonderful term working with your children.

 

Our classroom and us :

Our amazing art work !

Remembrance Day

Lock down Reading: We love to read !

We use the SeeSaw App to send announcements and share work and information with class families. We would like to encourage you to use this app as a way to be able to communicate with, and feel connected to, you child's teachers during a time when we aren't able to meet in person.

Please use the 'Parent and family' version to communicate with us.

The 'Class' version of the app is used by children to access work that has been set for them. This is especially useful during school closures or if your child has to 'Isolate'. at home.

If you need a code to get started just let us know and we will get one to you as soon as we can.

Contact us.

Got a question or want to let us know something but don't have the Seesaw App? The contact box below is a quick, direct way for you to get in touch with Year 4 teachers. If you would like to speak to us you can use this to request a phone call. We aim to check the email every few days during term time and to reply as soon as we can.

Our weekly timetable. We aim to stick to this as much as possible however it is subject to change as we sometimes have to allow for additional events. We also may need to make occasional changes as we follow the children's interests and enthusiasms that arise as part of their learning.

 

 

 

 

PE is planned for Mondays and Wednesdays - children should come to school on those days wearing clothes and footwear suitable for physical activity outdoors (including trainers, warm tracksuit bottoms and tops/similar). Please remember to remove any children's earrings at home if they are unable to remove them independently at school.

                                   

 Year 4 homework consists of regular reading, weekly spellings and times tables practice. We suggest a minimum of twice a week for all three.

Times tables are tested every Friday morning. The children can use 'Times tables Rock Stars' to practise at home and see which table their next test will be on.

They can also use  'Sum Dog' or further down this page are some web links to a couple of games we have used in class an alternative practise games.

 

Spellings are tested on Tuesdays . The spellings to practise are posted on Seesaw each week.

 

We also have a half-termly project that the children can work on over several weeks. Homework can be sent in if it is on paper or submitted as photographs on Seesaw. Models should only be submitted as photographs on Seesaw. This half term's project will be added to this area soon.

 

 

 

 

To help with good hand hygiene each child can, if wanted, keep a named, personal-size bottle of sanitising hand gel in school. This will be kept in their tray for their own personal use and will not be shared with others. We can refill them once they become empty.

To protect uniform a named art shirt should be sent in for the children's personal use in the classroom. This can be an old, large t-shirt or shirt or an apron.                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Stories from Father Jo:

           Mindfulness:

Understanding how our emotions work and how to cope with challenges in our lives.

A list of websites and free activities to support Home Learning.

Use the following links to access useful websites, many of which we use in the classroom.

Books about the virus.

Dave the dog is worried - a story to help talk to your child about Corona Virus

'My hero is you!' a book about the Corona Virus for children produced by the World Health Organisation.

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