Willow Class Year 4

 
Welcome to Willow Class
Our Spring Term Theme is: 
Eco-Life
 
During the Spring term, Willow class will be exploring Eco-Life, with a focus on rivers and sustainability.  Through Science and Geography we will learn about the water cycle, physical geographical features and how humans affect the environment.  We will be creating a class art piece combining Art and D.T. techniques to show our own collage of a river, as well as learning about how others show their interpretations.  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 focusing on advancing and securing 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 times tables 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.

Homework
Our theme homework this term:

Reading

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 “Song of the River" as well as "A River." 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, technical explanations 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 rivers, those who inhabit them and how we can do more to protect 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.