Willow Class Year 4

Welcome to Willow Class
Our Autumn theme is: 
The Homes We Build
During the Autumn term, Willow class will be exploring how location, architecture and historical timelines influence the homes that we build.  Through Science, Geography, D.T., Art, History and Music we will investigate the dietary needs of humans and animals, discover how settlements have changed over time, build our own towns and even learn how to market them.  Each week we will find new clues and items in our 'Curiosity Corner' to help spark our imagination and lead us to new discoveries about our theme. 
In Maths we will be learning about place value - recognising and using 4 digit numbers - and geometry -triangles, quadrilaterals and symmetry.  We will also be advancing our division, multiplication, subtraction and addition skills - increasing the number of digits and learning new strategies to solve problems.  We will continue to work hard to learn our multiplications and have weekly tests. Our national times tables tests take place in the Summer term.

For an overview of our learning this term, please read the parent overview below.

Our theme homework this term:


Children are expected to be reading at home at least 3 times per week to support their learning. Reading Records should be brought into school every day and will be checked on a Thursday.  

Times tables

Children are encouraged to continue using TimesTable Rockstars at home each week. Every child has their username and password to enable them to log in. This will be checked in school, if you have any problems logging in, please speak to the class teacher.

Our Class Book
Our Books this Term
To support our theme, we will be reading the fantastic books “Stig of the Dump," as well as "Home." We will continue to develop our reading skills to dissect the great language and imagery created by the author and illustrators. In our writing, the books will inspire writing in the genres of fantasy narrative, poetry, historical stories, non-chronological reports and persuasive writing. We will continue to develop our writing skills throughout the genres with a focus on descriptive language. These books will help us discover and learn more about the different types of homes and those who inhabit them, inspiring us to want to make journeys to different places to see them. 
Things to remember:
  • PE days are Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • PE kits should be kept in school at all times.
  • Reading planners need to be in school every day.