Year 4/5 are taught in Willow class by Mrs. Morgan (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) and Mrs. Marston (Thursday, Friday) assisted by our super teaching assistant Mrs. Austin.
We hope you all enjoyed the Easter break.
After travelling back in time to the Second World War in the Autumn term and enjoying yummy chocolate experiences last term, we travel across the world to the Amazon for this term’s adventures.
Our new topic entitled ‘ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL’ will focus on our planet’s rainforests. We will look at where rainforests are located in the world, their climate and biodiversity as well as why they are so important to our planet.
We will be reading ’The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell as our class reader to help us visit the Amazon imaginatively, helping us understand what it must be like to survive in a rainforest environment.
After half term we will be taking a closer look at the largest country in South America, Brazil and the conflict of feeding a growing population/ economy and the survival of the rainforest.
We have some exciting PE activities lined up aswell, with swimming in the first part of the term and cricket lessons provided by Mr. Corfield from the Chance to shine cricket programme.
Also this term Mrs. Marston will be continuing her work as lead teacher for Shropshire maths hub and may be away on certain days in May. Mrs. Morgan will be teaching Willow on these days.
We look forward to busy and exciting adventures together. If you have any questions please do pop in and ask.
We will update our gallery page throughout the year with all the fun learning taking place in Willow.
For more details of what we will be studying in all subject areas this term please see our curriculum page or click on our newsletter below.
Homework will be sent home on a Wednesday to be returned to school the following Wednesday. Children will be given maths aswell as a written piece of homework which may be topic or literacy based. If for any reason your child has a problem with any aspect of the homework, please let us know prior to due date so that we can explain it again or complete it in school.
Spellings will be sent home in a separate book and be tested on a Wednesday.
Times tables will be tested weekly on Thursdays.
Your help with reading, spellings and homework is greatly appreciated.
It is vital to be reading each and every night. Sometimes it can seem tricky to choose a book that you enjoy reading, if this is a problem for you it can be handy to use the BookTrust Book Finder website or talk to us at school. We have compiled a list of some suggested books but feel free to let us know of others you have enjoyed so we can add them to the list.
All reading done in class, whether individual or group, will be recorded in your child’s Reading Record Book. Please continue to record any reading you do with your child in the book too. This covers any book you read with your child whether it’s a school book, library book or their own book from home. Don’t forget to sign the map!
Getting out and getting moving is so important.
PE sessions will take place on Mondays with Mrs. Morgan and Tuesdays with Mr. Hughes Coaching Team.
Your child needs to bring pumps or trainers as well as shorts/ tracksuit and t-shirt in order to participate. Please can all items be labelled and P.E kits be in school at the beginning of each week.
If your child wears earrings please can they be removed on these days or have tape to cover them up. If your child cannot take part in P.E please let us know.
If your child is having hot school dinners, please send money in a named container/ purse / envelope on Mondays.
Children can bring a healthy snack to eat at break time or 20p to spend at the tuck shop. It makes a huge difference to children’s performance levels between 11-12 p.m.
Please bring a named water bottle to school every day, especially on P.E days.
If someone else is picking your child up at 3.15 please inform a member of the Willow team.