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 Christmas and the New Year.
As we head into our second term we will be studying a subject close to our hearts…chocolate! We have based the topic on our favourite children’s classic Charlie and the Chocolate factory by Roald Dahl, which will involve lots of creative writing opportunities and imagination. As part of our studies we hope to take a trip to Cadbury’s world in Birmingham to discover and experience all things chocolate…yum!
For the second part of the Spring term the topic will involve taking an in depth look at the origins of chocolate, learning about the Ancient Mayan civilisation and how they lived their lives.
Also this term Mrs. Marston will be continuing her work as lead teacher for Shropshire maths hub and will be away for several days in January. She will be supporting teachers from Shanghai, who are coming to share their maths knowledge, skills and expertise with primary teachers and children. Mrs. Morgan will be teaching Willow on these days.
We look forward to busy, exciting and delicious term 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.