Year 4 – Rowling Class

Welcome to Rowling Class – Year  4

Ms Cook
Class Teacher
Rowling Class – Year 4

Class Teacher: Miss Cook

Teaching Assistant: Ms Green

Rowling class is the Year 4 class at St James.

During the first 2 weeks of this term we will be studying the wonderful book ‘Here we are’ by Oliver Jeffers. This a whole school unit which is designed to help us re-connect with each other and re-engage with school life. During this we will be looking at poetry, writing letters and thinking carefully about how we can be kind to one another.


Our book to inspire our writing this term will be ‘The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo’. We are focusing on writing to entertain and will be writing a character description and a narrative.

In reading we will be enjoying the Time Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess by Julia Jarman.


In Maths we will be looking at the Year 3 units from the summer term to fill in any gap. Our first unit will me measurement: mass and capacity.


Our focus for Science this term is Rocks, soils and fossils.

Our big question

Our big questions this term is ‘Why are there pyramids in Egypt?’. We will be looking at life in Ancient Egypt, including: How did they farm? Who did they worship? who were the Egyptian pharaohs?

Our topic web for this term can be found here: Topic web Autumn 1- Year 4

Extra information

  • Our PE day this term will be Friday. Children need to wear their full PE kit to school on this day, please ensure this is appropriate for the weather

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