Welcome to Willow Class!
We have had a busy and exciting first half term. Our theme was "Ancient Egypt" and we explored the tombs and treasures of the great Pharaoh "Tutankhamun". The children enjoyed the Egyptian theme day and tried out a variety of jobs, including mummy making, creating amulets, carving sculptures and trying Egyptian cuisine. The children have created shape poems, written diary entries and addressed letters to the Ancient Egyptian explorers and their stories based on historical texts were really imaginative and creative.
This half term our theme is "Out of Africa" and we will be writing letters, recounts and discussion texts based on "The Butterfly Lion" by Michael Morpurgo in our English lessons. The children will continue to extend their sentences in a variety of ways and convey emotions through actions to engage the reader. In Maths we will continue to practise the four operations, whilst learning to problem solve with measurement, multiplication and division. The science theme for this half term is "Animals, including Humans" and we are excited to learn about the animals native to Africa.
We would like to thank you for your support with your child’s learning, especially with reading at home. The requests for the Year 4 children remain the same; they should read to an adult three times a week, practise spellings and times tables for the Friday tests each week, have their PE kit in school on Tuesday and Thursday and complete their homework by Wednesday every week.
Thank you for your continued help with these expectations.
We had lots of fun with our grandparents when they came to play games with us. We played games such as Snakes and Ladders and Snap. Everybody had fun and there were lots of smiles and laughter in the class.
Thank you to all the grandparents who joined us!
We had so much fun dancing the night away in our fantastic costumes!
Spring term 2019
We have found "The Iron Man"!
Our new topic for this half term will be "Robots" and we made an exciting discovery on the School field...
Our very own Iron Man was scattered all around the field and we collected him so that we can rebuild him in our classroom! Where did he come from? Nobody knows. We have just started to read "The Iron Man" by Ted Hughes and the children are really excited to learn about the events that happen throughout the book. We are also excited about our brilliant Science topic "Electricity" as we are planning to design and create circuits that will light bulbs to illuminate the Iron Man's eyes!
We have looked at Outdoor and Adventurous activities in PE and completed an Orienteering exercise this week. Our Mathematics knowledge of Times Tables is coming along nicely but you can never have too much practise so keep going with the Times Tables Rockstars Willow Class.
Ms Anderson has another exciting Art project for us this half term and we can't wait to see the end result. Lots of exciting things for Willow class to look forward to this term!
Our reading challenges are getting exciting and some of Willow class had a PJ day as a reward for all their hard work and for completing 10 books last term! Please remember to read at home as many times each week as you can so that you get to come to the golden time play-time; you need to read 3 times each week to join us.
Brilliant start to the term Willow Class, keep it up!