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8th - Staff Training Day

9th - School opens for start of Spring Term

16th - Y5/6 Swimming competition at Thirsk Leisure Pool.

17th - KS2 Young Voices Concert at Sheffield Arena.

19th - Maple and Rowan Class Collective Worship at 8.55am.

23rd - Key Steps Gymnastics Competition at Thirsk School & Sixth Form College.

23rd - Swimming starts for Year 2, 3 & 4.

23rd - Phonics Workshop for parents/carers of children in Seedlings, Willow and Ash Class at 6pm.

24th - Young Voices Concert for parents/carers at Topcliffe Academy 6.30 - 7.30pm.

26th - Silver Birch Class Collective Worship at 8.55am

31st - E-Safety Workshop for children and parents, 6 - 6.45pm.

31st - E-Safety Workshop for parents only, 6.45 - 8pm.  There will be a Film Club provided for children during this workshop.



2nd - Music for Life Day.  Parent/Carers invited to concert at 2.45pm.

6th - Sports G&T Academy at Carlton Miniott School.

6th - Maths Workshop for parents/carers of pupils in KS2 (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6) at 6pm.

8th - KS2 Dodgeball Competition.

9th - School closes for half term.

19th - School opens for 2nd half of Spring term.

27th - East Barnby Residential Parents Meeting at 3.30pm.

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There will be a Young Voices mini concert for Collective Worship this Friday, 12th January at 8.55am.

Welcome to Rowan Class


We are Topcliffe’s year 5 class, taught by Miss Howard.We are very busy learning in a range of different ways across all of the curriculum areas.

In Maths we learn a broad range of methods and approaches in order to tackle calculations and problems. This is supported by our daily maths sessions, called CLIC, which give us practise every day of the key maths concepts. We practise our times tables each day and enjoy a weekly competition of BIG MATHS BEAT THAT where we can be challenged to beat our previous score and improve our speed in arithmetic questions.

In English we are following a theme-based approach where we can really lose ourselves in a range of different writing styles and genres. We are enjoying daily guided-reading sessions with books such as Sorrowline, Stormbreaker and Skellig. We also have opportunities for independent reading each day during our super, quiet, uninterrupted, independent, reading time; or ‘SQUIRT’ as we like to call it!

We enjoy lots of sporting activities in Rowan class and particularly enjoy competitions with other local schools in Football, Gymnastics, Tag Rugby and Cross Country. We can even sign ourselves up for a lunchtime running club each week!

We are very lucky to be given the opportunity to experience an exciting residential trip each year either to France or to East Barnby (alternate years), along with Maple class. This is a very exciting time for us! 



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9th December 2016

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11th November 2016

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7th October 2016

9th September 2016


Long Term Plans

Maths Long Term Plan


Medium Term Plans

Autumn & Spring Term Maths Plan


Class 4 Gallery

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