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Rowan

Welcome to Rowan Class!

We have 24 pupils in our year 4 class.

Miss Whitehead is our teacher and our teaching assistants are Mrs Sirett, Mrs Clark and Mrs Anderson.

We also work with a specialist PE coach Mr. Seagrave who will teach PE on Thursday mornings.

Autumn 2022

Our topic this term is 'Roman Britain'; we will learn about the spread of the Roman Empire, the invasion of Britain and the eventual conquest. The children will also look in detail at some aspects of the Romanisation of Britain, such as the building of Roman roads and bath houses. In addition, they will learn about the resistance of Boudicca and will act in role to look at the events of Boudicca's rebellion from different perspectives. The children will also investigate Hadrian's Wall, examining how, where and why it was built. They will learn about the different features of the wall and use maps to determine its location. We will find out more about the culture and beliefs of Roman people, and play and design games to consolidate our knowledge about the different Roman gods and goddesses.

PE in Rowan Class

Our PE days for this year are Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child comes to school on these days wearing the correct PE kit.

What do you need for school?

You will need:

- Your PE Kit (team coloured T-shirt, shorts and trainers, plus track suit type trousers and top during the winter months). This term children will wear their PE kits to school on PE days. This will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

To know if you are having school dinner or a packed lunch and what your after-school arrangements are (going home on the bus, going to Puffins, going to a club, being picked up or walking home on your own).

Your reading book, reading record and any completed homework.

A drinking bottle of fresh WATER.

A fresh fruit snack for break time.

A coat or waterproof jacket - we work and play outside in all weathers!

Outdoor shoes and a change of clothes for the school field in winter.

A warm hat and gloves in cold weather.

A sun hat during in hot weather.

All stationery is provided so you do not need a pencil case.

Feedback to improve our learning

In Rowan Class, We all have been involved in a dialogue about the high expectations we have of all pupils. Effective feedback involves a dialogue between to identify what has been done well and the next steps to learning. Pupils are regularly given verbal feedback about their work and areas to work on. Where appropriate, we use pink highlighting to identify where we are 'Tickled Pink' that the Success Criteria (expectations set out at the start of the lesson) have been achieved. Green highlighting identifies a next step (Green for Growth). Children are also encouraged to self-edit and correct or improve something using their purple polish pen. For more information, please do ask your child, read our policy or speak to us directly.

List of Non-Negotiables

In Rowan Class we are particularly focusing on:

ALL marking responded to
No 'OK' as a response
Sensible faces (as part of pupil self-assessment)
Success criteria written
Correct letter formation and joined handwriting
Start writing at the margin
Write on the line
Spellings copied correctly
Capital letters
Full stops, Exclamation marks, Question marks
Their, there, they're used correctly
To and too used correctly
No doodling or scribbling
No rubbing out

DUM TUMS (Date, underline, miss a line, title, underline, miss a line, success criteria)

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