Welcome to Rowan Class

Mrs Leanne Reeves and Miss Naomi White warmly welcomes you to Willow Class, a class of Year 3 and Year 4 children. The Year 3/4 team of teaching assistants support learners across the entire domain:  Miss Jenny Allen, Miss Laura Bibby, Mrs. Karen Cole, Mrs. Kelly Conibear and Mr. Barnaby Poslett.

Learning in Rowan Class

We endeavour to provide a broad curriculum that is relevant, engaging and fun.  Wherever possible, a cross-curricular approach to learning will be used in class. This is to ensure that children are able to make connections between other subjects and the world around them. In order to do this, we facilitate discussions around questions, explicitly teaching, modelling and practising the following skills:

* Being a good listener

* Communicating clearly

* Justifying opinions

* Questioning assumptions

* Thinking hypothetically

Our focus on the Characteristics of an Effective Learner encourage the children to be ‘Ready Willing and Able’ for the challenges of learning.  We explicitly teach and reward these competencies throughout all learning contexts, to establish and embed the essential skills required to become lifelong learners.

Our PE afternoon is THURSDAY - please ensure children have their kit in school.

Homework is set on FRIDAY and is due in the following THURSDAY.

We value a close home-school partnership, so please feel free to contact Miss Murphy or any of the teaching assistants to discuss, share and celebrate your child’s on-going progress.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Spring 2019: Inventors and Innovators

Term Focus: Dreams and Goals/Healthy Me

School Values: Courage, Justice, Self Discipline, Gratitude

Another exciting term in Years 3 and 4 begins! Our new teachers Mr Norman and Miss White have enjoyed settling into our school and getting to know our children.

This term we will be learning about the Romans and their impact on the city of Exeter. We hope to be taking the children on a Redcoat tour of the city to explore the mysteries of Exeter’s Roman past.

In science we will be studying electricity and the role it plays in our everyday lives. We will be learning about simple circuits and switches and discover which materials make good conductors and insulators. We will also learn about electrical safety at home.

The end of term will see our annual Talent Show takes place which promises to be an enjoyable and memorable event.