Willow Class Year 4

Welcome to Willow Class
During the first term, Willow Class have been learning all about the Romans.
So far we have learnt about the living conditions of the Rich and Poor Roman people, comparing the types of houses and we have worked really hard to create our own Insulae and Domus floor plans.
We have also been learning about the Roman god and goddesses and have created our very own fact files about a number of the gods.
Willow class had a fantastic day dressing up as Roman Slaves on Thursday 4th October. All of the children took part in a variety of tasks that real life Roman slaves would have had to do on a daily basis. All children and staff really enjoyed the theme day and we all shared some delicious homemade bread at the end of the day to celebrate!
Willow class had a wonderful time at the Cheltenham Literature Festival the other day during the educational talk from Andy Stanton. The Mr Gum author was very inspiring and we all enjoyed his literature humour.
Willow class have really enjoyed Science this term and have been learning all about the human body. 
We set up a fun experiment to test which liquids are healthy for our teeth and to observe the damage that some liquids can cause to our teeth over a period of time.
The children concluded that the healthiest liquid for our teeth is water and understood that vinegar, coca cola, orange juice and orange squash all have a damaging effect to the enamel on our teeth if exposed for a period of time.
Useful Class information
Class Book: Thieves of Ostia
PE days: Tuesday and Thursday. 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. 
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.