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: Naomi S is getting CHAS this week. She is always showing her wonderful CHAS qualities in and around the classroom and is always polite and friendly to everyone.
Week 2: This week Mrs Broom has nominated Oliver Burton for CHAS for being so helpful all day on Thursday and being an absolute star!!
Week 3: George is taking CHAS home this week because he is an ‘always’ child! He is always polite, kind and friendly to everyone in the class.
Week 4: This week Peter is taking CHAS home. He is always polite and caring and a good friend to others in the class.
Week 1: This week Zach is getting a special mention. He has been working really hard all week in maths and English and has been thinking really hard about using his beautiful handwriting.
Week 2: This week Diego is getting a special mention for a super first week back! He has done some super work in maths and completed 2 sets of mental maths questions! Well done and keep up the hard work:)
Week 3: Special mention is going to Amber this week for a super description of her failed experiment from the Barnabus Project. She included all of the different writing features we have been discussing to make our writing better! Well done!
Week 4: This week special mention is going to Oliver B, he is always so helpful and caring and has produced some super work all week in English and maths, particularly working hard with his time knowledge.
Times Table Rock Star
Week 1: Diego is our times table rock star of the week for always working hard with his times tables and always increasing his speed.
Week 2: This week we have 2 stars! Both Naomi S and Naomi F have got 20/20 in their 9 times table check! What superstars:)
I am soooo proud of all the children in Willow class this week. They have all completed the multiplication check this week and have done amazingly well, working really hard to improve their scores.
Week 3: TTRS is going to Caleab and Cohen who this morning finally got 25/25 on their sound checks! Well done:)
Week 4: This week Amber has been a times table rock star! She has been working so hard to improve her score on her sound check and this week got a super 20/25!! Well done!
Naomi F, Kara, Naomi S, Caleab, Oliver D, Joseph
What we have been doing
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.
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.
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.