Willow Class - Year 4
Teacher: Mrs E Lee-Stokes
Google Classroom code: jnbpcig
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
Times tables Songs
We love practising our times tables in class with Professor Pipette on BBC super moves! The children enjoying singing along to learning their times tables and doing the moves as they go!
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.
Special Achievements in Willow Class
Scarlett is taking home CHAS this week for always being super a super helper. She always volunteers to help out in the classroom and uses her own initiative.
Rosie is taking CHAS home this week for being such a kind and caring personing during breakfast club and looking after another child.
CHAS is going home with Sammy this week. He is caring a kind and has been a good friend to others.
This week James is taking home CHAS. He has been trying his best to show his CHAS qualities and being helpful around the classroom.
Elsie is taking CHAS home this week. She is a very kind and caring person who always looks out for her friends.
Week 1: CHAS is going home with Leonor this week for always being such a pleasure to have in Willow class. She is kind and helpful, always going out of her way to help others.
Week 2: Maia is getting CHAS for always being such a lovely friend to everyone, if someone is feeling down Maia is always there to help cheer them up:)
Week 3: Jakub G is getting CHAS this week for being kind and caring and always showing his lovely CHAS qualities.
Week 4: Liam is taking CHAS home this week for being a kind, caring and helpful member of the class.
Week 1: Grayson is getting CHAS this week for always thinking of others and showing Chas qualities every day.
Week 2: This week Scarlett is getting CHAS for being so lovely and welcoming to the new member of our class. Scarlett has been very caring, making sure she is ok and knows what she is doing and spending time playing with her at break times.
Week 3: Chas is going to Bentley this week for being so caring and helpful to someone in Chestnut class after they dropped their pack lunch and immediately helping them to pick it all up.
Week 4: CHAS is going to Darcie. Darcie is very kind and caring and always checking in on her friends to make sure they are feeling ok.
Week 5: Elsie is getting CHAS this week for being really kind and helpful towards another member of the class and helping them with their clay oil lamp after initially finding it hard herself:)
Week 6: Is going home with Sophie this week for always thinking of others and being a good friend.
Week 1: CHAS is going home with Riley this week. Riley was really kind and caring this week, especially when Mrs Lee-Stokes was accidentally hit by the football! He checked she was ok and was very lovely!
Week 2: This week CHAS is going home with Elsie. She is very kind and caring and has been a wonderful helper around the classroom.
Week 3: Rosie is taking CHAS home this week for always being such a kind and helpful member of Willow class. Rosie always thinks of others and is polite and caring to everyone.
Week 4: CHas is going home with Maia this week. Maia is polite, kind and a good friend to others in the class.
Week 6: Leonor is getting CHAS this week. Leonor is always such a wonderful member of the, kind, caring and always a great friend to others.
Week 7: CHAS this week is going home with Emma. Emma is kind and caring and a good friend to all. She is always showing her wonderful CHAS qualities.
Week 1: This week Henry is getting CHAS for being so helpful and offering to help around the classroom.
Week 2: This week CHaS is going home with Phoebe. She has been lovely outside this week and being there for friends when they have been upset.
Week 3: Amelia is getting CHAS this week for always being such a lovely, caring and helpful person to everyone in the class:)
Week 4: This week CHAS is going to Jacob Jones. Jacob always starts his day with a positive attitude each and every day which continues through out the day. He is always kind, caring, helpful and funny! Well done!
Week 5: This week Phoebe is getting a special mention for her absolutely amazing effort in maths this week. Keep up this super attitude!!
Week 6: Delilah is getting CHAS this week for being really thoughtful to her friend and going to get her a tissue when she was upset and making her feel better.
Week 7: Izzy is getting CHAS this week for being so lovely and helpful to all of her friends. Izzy is always kind and caring to others, showing CHAS qualities each and every day.
This week Liam is getting a special mention for his continued hard work all week in every lesson, showing he is ready to learn.
Phoebe is getting a special mention this week for being such a super star in maths and working extremely hard all work to complete all of her work.
Special mention is going to Scarlett. She is such a hard worker and shows enthusiasm for everything we do. She also wrote a super story for the writing competition and impressed Mrs Coventry!
Emma is getting a special mention this week. Emma always works hard but she has done a super job researching information for her explanation text on volcanoes.
Delilah is getting a special mention for her continued hard work and effort that she puts into everything that she does.
Week 1: Izzy is getting a special for working so hard at her spelling and making huge improvements. Well done and keep it up:)
Week 2: Liam is our special mention this week, he has made a super start in our class and was very brave yesterday to get up in front of the class and perform his dance.
Week 3: Spozhmai is getting a special mention this week for improving her writing. This week she has been building some sentences and writing them using super joined up writing. Well done!
Week 4: Leonor is getting special mention this week for working really hard to complete all of her work and producing a super non-chronological report on the Lake District.
Week 1: This week Riley is getting a special mention. Riley has had an amazing start back at school, working hard in every lesson and really working hard and concentrating on keeping his writing neater. Keep up the hard work!
Week 2: This week's special mention is going to Rosie. Roise works hard at everything she does, always making sure her work is beautifully presented and challenging herself further with her maths.
Week 3: This week Spozhmai is getting a special mention. She has had a fantastic start in Willow class, working extremely hard at everything she does! Well done and keep up the super work:)
Week 4: This week Sophie is getting a special mention for some super ideas for her story writing about a dragon afraid of flying.
Week 5: James is getting a special mention this week for trying so hard this week, especially in maths showing good understanding of equivalent fractions.
Week 6: Sammy is getting a special mention for his amazing effort in swimming today and managing to do a super length of back crawl and passing his swimming!
Week 1: Grayson is getting a special mention for really working to improve his handwriting this week and proving he can write with beautiful handwriting.
Week 2: Riley is getting a special mention this week for working hard to keep his writing neat and tidy. He wrote a lovely poem for Remembrance day and wrote it up in his neatest handwriting.
Week 3: This week Jacob Jones is getting a special mention for his English work. Jacob has been working really hard to up level his work and has confidently used subordinate clauses and super description in his work.
Week 4: Scarlett is getting a special mention for being such a hard worker. She always tries her best during lessons and is always proud of the work she produces.
Week 6: Henry is getting a special mention this week for being such a lovely friend yesterday and support them when they were upset.
Week 7: Jakub G is getting a special mention this week for being such a dedicated hard worker. He has been working hard this week at all the different challenge we have been doing, ensuring he always tries his hardest.
Week 1: This week Amelia is getting special mention for a super start to year 4. She has worked hard in each of her lessons and comes in ready to learn. Well done!
Week 2: This week Emma is getting a special mention. Emma always joins in our class discussions and offers great, well throughout ideas showing her super understanding.
Week 3: Leonor is getting a special mention this week for a super piece of writing this week. We looked at using fronted adverbials and she used them wonderfully to describe walking through the rain forest. Well done:)
Week 4: Special mentions this week is going to Sammy. Since being back at school he has worked his socks off in each lesson, especially producing some super English work by writing some super speech for the animals in the rainforest.
Week 5: This week Bentley is taking CHAS home this week for always having such a caring attitude and always offering to help. He helped his friend this week by helping them put all of their things in their bag when they had too much to carry.
Week 6: Marcus is getting a special mention this week for super effort with his independent writing today, persuading people to stop cutting down the rain forest.
Week 7: Darcie is getting a special mention this week for working incredibly hard all week in every lesson. She has made a special effort to improve her handwriting which is starting to look super!
Times Table Rock Star
Sophie is a TTRS this week for doing such an amazing job on her multiplication check and increasing her score. Keep it up!
Jakub is getting TTRS this week for finally getting 25/25 on his multiplication check!
Izzy is a TTRS this week for showing such amazing improvements with her times table speed. She has been increasing her multiplication score over the last few months and consistently scores in her 20s now! Keep it up:)
Darcie is a TTRS this week for using her growing times table knowledge to help her answer different types of questions in her daily 10.
TTRS is going to Jacob Jones, he used his fantastic times table knowledge to apply it to work out a number of questions in his assessments this week.
Week 1: TTRS - Phoebe is a TTRS for being such a super star with her maths and using her fantastic times table knowledge to convert improper fractions to mixed number fractions!
Week 2: Elsie is getting TTRS this week for getting an amazing 20/25 on her soundcheck!
Week 3: Marcus is this weeks TTRS for improving his score so much on his sound check and getting an amazing 21/25!! Well done and keep up the hard work!
Week 4: Scarlett is getting TTRS this week for showing such an amazing improvement in her times table and getting 22/25 in her multiplication check!
Week 1: Elsie is a times table rock star this week for working really hard to learn her 7s and showing how quickly she is able to recall them. Keep working hard!
Week 2: Times table rock star is going to Marcus. He has shown how well he knows the times tables we have been working on and proved this by getting full mark on his times table challenge today.
Week 3: Riley is getting TTRS this week for working so hard to learn all of his times tables and doing an amazing soundcheck getting his top score of 22/25!
Week 4: This week Emma is getting TT rock stars. She has worked so hard to learn her tables, moving through the weekly challenges and using her super knowledge to tackle division problems this week.
Week 5: Spozh is getting TTRS this week, since starting in Willow class she has learnt to count in her 2s 5s and 10s independently! Well done:)
Week 6: TTRS is going to Emma, she has been using her super times table knowledge to help her work out equivalent fractions.
Week 1: This week Bentley has been a times table rock star for working hard on our times table of the week and really improving his score!
Week 2: Maia is a times table rock star this week for her great progress in the multiplication check almost doubling her score from the previous week!
Week 3: Leonor is a super times table rockstar this week! She got 25/25 in her soundcheck for the first time this week after a great deal of hard work and determination! Well done:)
Week 4: James is a times table rock star this week, he has been working really hard to learn his times tables and has made super progress with the multiplication check.
Week 6: Darcie is getting TTRS this week for super effort with her 9 times tables. She had a lightbulb moment yesterday and was able to complete her work independently after that! Well done:)
Week 7: Henry is a times table rock star this week for working really hard and increasing his sound check score and getting an amazing 23/25 this week! Keep it up!
Week 1: This goes to for Jakub G for making a great start with his times tables, doing well in both the weekly test we do and on his first sound check in year 4.
Week 2: Sammy is getting the times table rock stars award this week for being so quick recalling our times table of the week.
Week 3: Jacob Jones is getting the TTRS award this week for really improving his speed on his 3 times tables over the week!
Week 4: TTRS award is going to Leonor. In Willow class we have been recapping our 3 times tables and at the start of the recap last Monday she scored 1/20 on the check and by Wednesday this week say got 20/20!! This just shows how hard she worked to learn them all. Well done!
Week 5: Rosie is a times table rock star this week, she has been really improving her soundcheck score getting a super 16 this week!
Week 6: Scarlett is Willow class’ TTRS this week for doing an amazing job at learning our times table of the week and getting her speed under 6 seconds!
Week 7: Sammy in a times table rockstar this week showing his super 8 times table knowledge! Well done!
Our Autumn term merit awards went to Jakub, Grayson, Marcus, Phoebe, Ameila and Emma. Well done!
Maia was 'Star Reader' this half term for reading at home each and every day and using her super knowledge to answer questions during whole class reading.
Sammy is our 'Star Reader' this half term. Sammy reads at home all of the time which shows in his writing. He loves reading in school, especially during quiet reading time and sharing his ideas during whole class reading.
Darcie was our star reader for this half term for her super enthusiasm towards reading. She is a lovely reader who reads with great expression. Well done!
What we have been doing
National Bee Day
On Friday 20th May Willow class celebrated National Bee Day. They learned about how important Bees are, made honey biscuits, looked at a bee under a microscope and met a Bee keeper who brought in the different equipment he uses to look after bees.
In art Willow class have been looking at prehistoric art as part of their Stone Age mission. They have looked at natural materials that were used to create cave paintings, made their own paint using different spices, flour and water. They have also drawn different animals in their sketchbooks, enlarged these using charcoal, made their own cave walls and painted their animals on them.
In history the children have been learning about the Stone Age through to the Iron Age. They looked at the famous monument Stonehenge and found out about how it was made. They then had a go at creating their own mini Stonehenge using potato chunks!
Willow class took part in a fun cricket workshop learning some new skills and ending in a game of cricket.
Viking Raid History workshop
Willow and Chestnut class enjoyed an engaging workshop from Imagination History to consolidate their learning from the Viking Mission.
Mission History and Art
In History we have been learning about the Vikings, including the timeline of their invasion of Britain, influential Kings, crime and punishment and how the Vikings used to live here in England. In Art we have been looking at Viking weaving. As we have been learning about the Vikings we decided to look at how they used to make their own clothes and looked at the history of weaving. The children have created their own looms and have been weaving wool, creating different patterns and colours. They are very proud of the achievements so far!
In computing, we have been looking at using computers as well as looking at different elements of internet safety. Willow class have also enjoyed using a website called 'Splash Learn' to complete a variety of maths challenges.
In Science we have been learning about living things and their habitats. The children went on a hunt into the woodland to see what different invertebrates they could find. They had to use a classification key to identify some of the different invertebrates they found and draw a picture of them. As a class, we found a variety of different species and the children really enjoyed hunting for them all and recording their findings.
Willow Class have been creating their own classification keys to classify some of the different animals found in the Rainforest.
This term Willow class have been doing hockey with our PE coach Jak. They have been learning lots of different skills including, dribbling, passing and shooting. They have been mastering lots of skills and are now beginning to put them together in smaller games.
Willow class have also been practising for a virtual golf competition which they will take part in next half term!
Today Willow class enjoyed an indoor Kurling PE session! They got into teams and scored themselves completing the different activities.
In maths the children have been learning about Roman Numerals, negative numbers and ordering 4 digit numbers.
Roald Dhal Day!
The children came dress up in some super costumes and took part in different Roald Dhal activities through out the day. They became inventors for Mr Wonker and create new and exciting sweets that did some amazing things like changing the colour of your hair or making you fly. They also did some super drawings of characters from Charlie and the Chocolate factory.
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!