Year 4/5 are taught in Willow class by Mrs. Morgan (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday) and Mrs. Scott (Thursday) assisted by our super teaching assistants Mrs. Austin, Mrs Farr and Mrs. Hulme.
Welcome back to the start of another academic year.
We hope you have been reading lots of fabulous books over the summer holiday and completed your reading challenge bookmark. We are looking forward to hearing about the books you have read.
We have an exciting Autumn term planned in Willow class. In our topic ‘Invaders!’ we will be travelling back in time to discover what life was like in Britain after the Romans left. It was a turbulent time in British history as both the Anglo- Saxons and Vikings fought for control of Britain. The Anglo-Saxons and Vikings eventually became neighbours in Britain, but they didn’t always get along peacefully. There was a constant shifting of boundaries, both on the map and in the minds of the people living then. Different cultures met and clashed time after time. To start the topic we will firstly look at the Anglo saxons before taking a closer look at the Vikings. After half term we hope to have a Viking visitor join us to extend our learning.
This period of history was a time of great daring and bravery especially evident in storytelling. We will explore Viking myths and all things dragon, based on our class reader ‘How to train your Dragon.’
Can Hiccup pass a Dragon Initiation Program with a toothless dragon and fight a sea dragon before it gobbles up every Viking on the island of Berk? We can’t wait to find out!
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 Friday to be returned to school the following Wednesday. 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 Tuesdays with Mrs. Morgan and Wednesdays 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. The children may also bring a healthy snack to eat in the afternoon.
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.