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Year 4- Rowan

Welcome to Rowan Class 2021 - 2022.

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.

Our TA is Mrs Roberts.

Mrs Rose (HLTA) teaches during PPA time once a week.


Message from the Year 4 team:

Welcome to the Summer Term 2021 in Year 4.


Our Topic this term is about Baghdad. We will be focusing on the geography and the history of this fascinating city.


The Christian Value for this half term is 'Thankfulness' - 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.


Towards the end of Year 4 we should be taking part in the 'optional' Year 4 Times tables check . 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.


We use the SeeSaw App to send announcements, 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 us. There are 2 Seesaw apps:

Please use the 'Parent and Family' app to communicate with us. Any messages that you send us using this app cannot be seen by any other families.

The 'Class' version of the app is used by children to access work that has been set for them. This has been especially useful during school closures or if children have been unable to come in to school.

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.


 Year 4 homework consists of regular reading, weekly spellings and weekly times tables practice. We suggest a minimum of two or three times a week for all of these. These will begin once children have settled in and we have carried out initial assessments. The children have a homework book which can be used to practise spellings and times tables in or to complete the half termly project in.


Times tables are tested every Friday morning. The children should use 'Times tables Rock Stars' to practise at home and to 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 as alternative practise games. 

If they want to practise writing tables out they can do this in their homework book if they wish to. There is a times tables grid in the front of their books to help them.


Spellings are tested on Tuesdays . The spellings to practise are posted on Seesaw each week on Tuesday and are tested the following week. Children can use their homework books to practise spellings in. A copy of the Year 3 and 4 statutory spelling list is stuck in the front of the homework book for your information.


We also have a half-termly project that the children can work on over several weeks. Homework can be sent in if it is model based or on paper or photos can be submitted on Seesaw. The half termly homework task can be completed in the homework book or on Seesaw - which ever is easiest for you.

This half term's project is about 'Homophones'.







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



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.                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Our classroom and us :

Stowmarket: trip to the 'Museum of East Anglian Life'. Summer Term 2021

Our amazing art work !

Remembrance Day

Stories from Father Jo:


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.