Willow Class Year 4

Welcome to Willow Class!
Our Summer Term Theme is 
Viking Raids and Invasions
During the summer term, Willow class will be exploring Viking life in our history lessons, with a focus on raids and invasions, whilst in science we will be learning about sound and electricity. In geography, we will be broadening our knowledge of the world's layout and countries in Europe, before looking a bit closer to home with some learning on the UK, its counties and its cities.  We will be creating our own dragon longboat head designs in Art by looking carefully at our drawing skills and ability to show facial expressions. Our DT will link to our science topic of electricity and we will also be making mechanical pulley systems.  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 our practice on times tables as well as furthering our skills with measuring and statistics. We will be developing our problem solving skills by applying our new learning to a range of different contexts.

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 Books this Term
In English this term, we will be using the books ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ by Cressida Cowell and ‘Viking Voyagers’ by Jack Tite to inspire our writing. We will be writing a range of text types including instructions, narratives, discussions and narrative poetry.  We will also be using these texts to develop our comprehension skills focusing on inference and retrieval.
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.