Children in years 3 and 4 work together in Rowan Room. This year we have 18 children in our class - 7 in year 4 and 11 in year 3. Our teacher is Mrs Surgett and the teaching assistant who helps us every morning is
Mrs Moore. We are very lucky to have volunteers who come into school to help us with our learning.
Every morning we enjoy English and Maths lessons. Other subjects are usually taught in the afternoons, although we regularly take part in creative cross-curricular topic learning such as our Anglo Saxon, Ancient Egyptian and World War 2 topics. We like to take our learning outdoors into the school grounds and our class garden as often as we can.
We have Physical Education lessons twice a week. Year 4 children also take part in ‘Young Leaders’ PE training, culminating in a whole school games afternoon which they create and then lead. Children can take part in inter-school sports tournaments throughout the year. Visiting Music Specialist teachers provide choral teaching, usually in preparation for a concert at The Grove Theatre in Dunstable during the summer term and instrumental coaching such as the ukulele during the spring term. We also have a regular weekly French lesson. Our learning logs which contain a homework project are given out on a Friday and should be handed in the following Wednesday. We are encouraged to read at home at least four times a week and have a list of spellings and mental maths facts to learn each week.
Normally we enjoy regular trips out of school, and welcome visitors into class to further our learning. Last year we visited Celtic Harmony Iron Age Village during our Stone Age topic. Previously we have been very lucky to be able to visit the Saatchi Gallery in London to continue our learning about Tutankhamun during our Ancient Egyptian topic and we had a special visitor from Anglian Water who came and taught us all about where our water comes from and what happens to it when it is cleaned. During lockdown and home schooling, we visited the Cambridge Science Centre for a virtual science tour which was lots of fun! Some of us also take part in an annual residential trip to Grafham Water.