Welcome to Rowan Class

Miss Vikki Squires is pleased to welcome you to Rowan Class, a Year 4 class of children. The curriculum is planned jointly in a domain of four teaching staff with close liaison, communication and support from our Teaching Assistant team.

During planning, our teams share the preparation of work, drawing on different experiences, knowledge and expertise to ensure work is relevant and well matched to meet the needs of the children. In this way, we are able to utilise the strengths of a large staff team and enhance the quality of learning and teaching.

Learning in Rowan Class

The quality of the curriculum is very important and in Rowan class we give pupils memorable experiences and build upon their interests and aspirations. In Rowan class we facilitate discussions around questions, explicitly teaching, modelling and practising the following skills:

* Being a good listener

* Communicating clearly

* Making eye-contact

* Justifying opinions

* Defining meanings

* Questioning assumptions

* Disagreeing without being disagreeable

* Thinking hypothetically

* Finding examples and counter-examples

* Comparing and grouping ideas

At the end of the day, we reflect on the skills we had been developing through our learning.

Summer Term 2017: Eco Warriors

Term Focus: Relationships

School Values: Courage, Justice, Self Discipline, Gratitude

Rowan Class have continued to receive exciting correspondence from our mysterious friends Mr and Mrs  Explorium. Their aim is to create an Emporium of Discovery at Clyst Heath and they need our help! 

During this term we will be becoming ‘Eco Warriors’. We will be exploring our planet and the impact we humans have upon it. To kick start our exploration, we will be taking an imaginary trip to the Arctic and Antarctic regions of the Earth. To help support our learning we will be using the text ‘Who will save us?' by local author Rebecca Morch.

We are also lucky enough to be taking part in ‘Chance to Shine'. This is an initiative to help support the developed of physical education for both teachers and children. Children will need their P.E kits in school on both Tuesday and Friday each week.