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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 Laura Bibby, Mrs. Karen Cole and Mrs. Kelly Conibear.

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 MONDAY - 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 the class teacher or any of the teaching assistants to discuss, share and celebrate your child’s on-going progress.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Spring 2020: Investigators

Term Focus: Goals and Dreams/Healthy Me

School Values: Courage, Justice, Self Discipline, Gratitude

The over-arching theme for our learning this term is ‘Mountains’. We will be linking this theme with many areas of the national curriculum, from reading the ‘Himalayan Exhibition’ diaries to exploring the various flora and fauna that exist across the rugged landscape of mountains.

Linking the theme with science, the children will be encouraged to carry out experiments to test what components are vital for seeds and plants to grow. They will use this knowledge to better understand how the changing altitude of mountainous regions, can affect the growth of plants and the survival of species!

It is sure to be a busy and productive Spring term in the Year 3 and 4 domain!


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