Willow Class Year 4

 
Welcome to Willow Class
Our Summer theme is: 
The Greatest Showman
 
During the Summer term, Willow class will be exploring how the circus, theatre and music have influenced our lives and the legacy they leave. Through Science, Geography, D.T., History and Music we will build our own mini stages with moving parts, retell stories using puppets wearing clothes we have designed and made, performing music we have composed and singing songs together. 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 decimals, fractions, perimeter and area, position & directions and time. This will involve being able to accurately tell the time to the nearest minute, calculate the duration between 2 times and 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 June.

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

Homework
Our Greatest Showman 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 “Leon and the place in between," as well as "The son of a circus: A Victorian story." 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, play script, historical stories, report writing and riddles. 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 thrill of live entertainment, and inspire us to learn how to make journeys to different places to see them. 
Things to remember:
 
  • PE days are Wednesday and Friday.
  • PE kits should be kept in school at all times.
  • Reading planners need to be in school every day.