Year 4
Rowling Class

Rowling Class

Welcome to Rowling Class


Miss Morrison                                     Miss Jordan

Class teacher                                     Teaching Assistant

We are swimming this term so please bring in your swimming costume and towel every Friday!

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I understand lots of children are nervous about getting changed for swimming in front of their peer so I’m recommending a towel poncho like this one so the children can get changed underneath it! 


Important documents:

Rowling Timetable

Curriculum Letter Term 5

Class Information

  • Home reader books are changed Mondays/ Wednesdays although the library is open every lunchtime. We encourage children to read the book twice – once to sound out new words and find out what the book is about and the second time to read it with more fluency and answer questions about its content. Please write in your child’s reading record book how they read. We will hear your child read regularly in school to assess their progress. Reading is essential to progress so please try and hear your child read as often as possible
  • Homework will be sent home the first week of each term and will be linked to our current topic in class. There will be a choice of which homework challenges your child would like to complete and will need to be returned by the due date so they can be shared in class.
  • Spellings will be sent home on a Thursday in your child’s reading record book and they will complete a short test the following Thursday. Please support your child in learning these words.
  • Mathletics Your child has their log in details in their reading record. Maths homework is set weekly and is often linked to what we have been learning in school that week. The children will receive certificates when they achieve a certain amount of points which we will celebrate in school. This will help develop your child’s numeracy skills and mental maths.
  • Purple Mash Purple Mash is a new online resource which we are using to teach Computing this year. The children can access all the resources that they use in school , at home! It is a very useful tool and it is parent friendly. It has tutorial videos to help parents understand what their child needs to do.
  • PE The children will be doing PE on Friday (term 5 & 6 Swimming)
  • Principal Award Every Friday, children’s work is celebrated in assembly. The adults in the class will choose a child who will be our star of the week and who will receive a certificate.
  • Busters reading club  Children need to read for at least 10 minutes every Wednesday and need to record it on their book ONLY on Wednesday night. Any other reading that week must be recorded in their contact book. Please make a big effort to get this done as the children are rewarded with lovely prizes and it encourages reading.
  • Please return letters or reply slips in your child’s book bag. The children are encouraged to hand them in to a class adult in the morning.
  • Please ensure water bottles and belongs are clearly labelled.

Term 5

People in Communities working together to keep us safe

This term is all about food and the steps taken for food to reach our plates. Our inquiry statement this term is: People in Communities working together to keep us safe. To kick of our topic this term we reenacted an earthquake in our classrooms and discussed how people would work together to rebuild a community.  We talked about responsibilities and how everyone could chip in to help even if it mean volunteering services. We will discover different communities in the world, how the government and religious groups help to keep us safe and what we can do to keep ourselves and others safe. Our trip this term will be to Horton Kirby Environment Centre which will look at how animals also work in communities and we will have a guest speaker from the RNLI. We hope the children will link their own general knowledge to the topics we will be learning.



Y4T3 Curriculum letter

This term we are learning about World Wide Waste. We are looking at how our choices affect the environment, for example food waste…