Willow Class Year 4

After a very successful autumn term learning all about the Vikings, Willow Class will now be travelling to another part of the world. This sping term we are packing our bags and road trip USA awaits us. 
We will be starting off by learning about Native Americans, in which the children have already received their own tribal invitiations. Throughout the term, we will be exploring the geographical location of the indigenous people and begin to encounter the Wild West.
The classroom has been used to showcase a tepee, one style of the Native American's houses, a totem pole, cactus and an airplane ticket addressed to land in the United States of America. The children have already used these items in the classroom to help their learning and we are very excited to see if any other mysterious artefacts or objects arrive this term.
In English, we have begun forming a non-chronological report based on our learning about the Native Americans and the way that they lived. In Art, we have studied the purposes and designs of totem poles and the children have used their learning to paint their own totem poles. These have been showcased on the children's theme books to introduce our theme. 
During the first term, Willow Class will be learning all about the brave, yet vicious Vikings that raided and invaded around Europe.
We will begin the term by learning place value in maths and exploring Viking mythology. 
One of the best ways to learn about how the Vikings lived in the past, is to take part in role play and living like a real Viking would have. So the children can expect to go between living as a Cam Woodfield Junior student and living as a Viking. 
Useful Class information
Class Book: How to train a Viking and The Saga of Erik the Viking
PE days: Tuesday inside PE and Wednesday Outside PE. Please make sure you have both indoor and outdoor PE kit on both days, clearly labelled, including warm clothes for the colder weather.
Homework: Each week children will be set a grammar task, a maths task, spellings and times tables. Children are also expected to read at least 3 times a week at home. We have also set a selection of theme based tasks for the children to select from and complete. 
Homework will continue to be handed out on Friday and will be collected in on the following Wednesday.
Theme homework will be handed out on Friday 13th September and will be due on Wednesday 16th October.
Spellings will be given out every Friday this term and tested the following week on Friday. 
Every week we will also be focusing on a new times table and the children will be quizzed every Monday.
Can you help?
If you feel you may be able to help our learning in any way, from joining us on visits and trips; to coming in and hearing us read, please speak to Miss Beavis.