Willow Class - Year 4/5
Teacher: Mrs E Lee-Stokes
Google Classroom code: 3b2kisp
Every child in the school has been given a home login for google classroom (it will be their own personal school email).
Their password is generic --> Password1 (captial P)
Ways to support your child with reading at home.
Recommended Reads for Year 4
Half Termly letter
All the children in year 4 will be required to take the new multiplication check in the summer term so we are having a huge push on learning times tables over the year. We have new times table practise books which are kept in school, and a copy has been sent home with the children to also practise. We also have different apps we subscribe to as a school where the children can practise their times tables in a fun way.
Times table Rock stars
We have a subscription to TT Rock stars which the children absolutely love! They can play on 'garage', 'studio' and complete 'soundchecks' which follow how the multiplication check will be in Summer.
We have completed in a battle of the bands against Sycamore class during the Autumn term and the children have won their own rock star afternoon!
From here children can access all of the resources from purple mash, there are lots of different things including the multiplication check which we do with the children every week - keep practising!
These apps help the children to learn and consolidate their tables and they can compete with their classmates and other schools.
Week 1: Caleab is taking home CHAS this week for being a kind and caring member of the class who is a good friend to everyone.
Week 2: Ollie is taking CHAS home this week for always being so polite and showing lovely manners in the classroom.
Week 3: This week Kara is getting CHAS for always showing those lovely CHAS qualities. She is always thinking of others and a great friend to all.
Week 4: Mia is getting CHAS this week for always showing lovely CHAS qualities. She is kind and polite to everyone and has a great positive attitude.
Week 5: Olivia is getting CHAS this week. She has been really lovely and thinking of others all week and showing her super CHAS qualities.
Week 1: This week Jess is getting a special mention for a fantastic first week back. She has been working really hard in English and improving her times tables and doing super work in her comprehension.
Week 2: George is getting a special mention this week for his fantastic cricket skills. Well done!
Week 3: This week Cruz is getting a special mention for having a super first week back! He has worked hard all week and has been amazing in both netball and rounders.
Week 4: This week Olivia is getting a special mention for her hard work in English. She has taken on board her feedback and worked hard to extend her sentences and has included some fantastic detail in her letter.
Week 5: Special mention this week is going to Daniel. He has been working really hard during English and has written a wonderful letter using fantastic vocabulary and writing features throughout.
Times Table Rock Star
Week 1: Is going to Kara who got 20/20 in her 6 times table test and has made a huge improvement with all of her times tables.
Week 2: Mia is getting times table rock stars this week for improving her 6 times table and becoming so quick and answering quick fire questions.
Week 3: Will is a times table rock star this week! He has worked hard to learn his 6s and proved how well and how fast he knows them:)
Week 4: This is going to Cohen for being so speedy with his 7 times tables and making great progress with them.
Week 5: This week Sienna is a times table rock star! As a class we have been working on our table 7 times and in 1 week she has gone from 4/20 to 20/20!! Amazing Sienna, well done:)
Naomi F, Kara, Naomi S, Caleab, Oliver D, Joseph
What we have been doing
In mission science we are learning about light. They have learned about different sources of light and why we have darkness.
Today the children were learning about mirrors and reflection. They children used the torches to investigate how light is reflected off smooth, flat and shiny surfaces like mirrors and bounces off at an angle to reflect the light on different objects.
They also used the mirrors to see their reflections to help them walk on the lines on the playground using only the mirrors to help them.
Willow class won a rock star afternoon after beating Sycamore class in a battle of the bands competition on times table rock stars! They enjoyed dressing up and becoming rock stars for the afternoon and performed in our rock festival!
In Mission science we have been learning about forces and magnets. Today the children were using different types of magnets to see if a magnetic object need to have contact to move, then used a cm scale to see which magnet was the strongest.
I'm extremely proud of all the children who took part in this, they learned the song within a few days!! Special recognition to Macie, George, Daisy, Sienna, Naomi F, Daniel and Amber who came up with the routine and then taught it to the rest of the class. Fingers crossed you see us on television on Friday.
During outdoor learning the children have been learning new skills to create their own sail boats.
In mission Art we started to look at the Russia artist Kandinsky as part of our mission.
The children learnt about who he was and look at some of his most famous paintings. The children experimented using water colour to mater their techniques to recreate his painting on concentric circles.
In PE we have been doing athletics. The children have been practising running and jumping. Today they did some amazing long jump and triple jump!
Children are asked to read every day, whether this be to an adult or another person. This can be recorded in their yellow homework diary. Please do ask children a variety of questions. A helpful sheet has been attached below to help guide the questioning around texts.
Every week children are given mental maths homework which has been differentiated to their level. Please encourage your child to complete as much of this independently before support is given, but also encourage them to use objects and pictures to aid their calculations.
Handwriting practice sheets are offered to the children each week, if your child does not take one, please do encourage them to still practice in their handwriting book at home.
Mission possible, each half term the children are given a homework booklet, children can be as creative as they wish and if they would like to investigate a subject further then please encourage them to do so. We are always to see what the children are passionate about!
Times Table Cards
Below are the different times table cards the children need to practise with at home.