Hello Willow Class,
We hope you are all well and managing to have a go at the daily learning being set for you on Teams. Every day, you will be assigned an English, Reading, Maths and Foundation task to complete – please don’t forget to submit these to your assignment!
Please don't worry, use our live morning registration sessions to ask any questions about anything you're not sure about and we are available throughout the day should you have a question, share it in the chat.
We know some people work quicker than others, so from Monday 18th additional learning activities will be provided. You can find these under our ‘Optional learning’ and ‘Mindfulness’ channels down the left hand side of our class teams group.
As well as remote learning, we also expect you to be reading 20 minutes a day, continuing to practise your times tables/number bonds daily and keeping up to date with Newsround when you can!
The learning we have seen so far is amazing – you are all doing a super job! Keep up the hard work and remember all we ask is that you try your very best!
Miss Hawker, Mrs Daisley and Mrs Mortimer
Welcome to Willow's Class page.
Willow class is taught by Miss Hawker and we are supported by two amazing teaching assistants; Mrs Daisley and Mrs Mortimer.
Here you can find information about upcoming events, weekly homework and important notices.
If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to come and find me on the playground at the end of the day and I would be more than happy to help.
Please ensure that your child has their "Super Six" in school: pencil, rubber, ruler, glue stick, pencil sharpener and writing pen (if they have a pen licence). Thank you.
Our topic this term is Digestion
Check the school calendar on the website
This term Willow class will have PE on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. For the foreseeable future we ask all children to come dressed in their PE kits on their PE days and to remain in their kits all day.
Spelling will be set each Thursday and will be tested the following Thursday. We have 3 groups. There are no new spellings for the holidays, so have a happy restful Christmas.
Reading homework should be recorded in the children's reading record books. The children are expected to read at home at least 5 times a week. This can be a book from home or their school reading book. Reading records are collected in on a Thursday and given back on Friday and house points are awarded for completion of the reading tasks.
Children also have log ins for the Reading Den website which they can choose to do book reviews on.
We will sending a levelled book, assigned by their teachers, each week, unless the child is in the middle of a gripping read already! The children may also bring a book of their choice from our class reading corner to read at home. Please note that the colour bands do not coincide with the infant school system and all books no matter the difficulty are banded in our library.
Pobble365 - http://www.pobble365.com
Top Marks - http://www.topmarks.co.uk/
Mathletics - http://student.mathletics.com/primary/
Education City - https://ec1.educationcity.com/
USEFUL LEARNING APPS FOR TABLETS
Christmas Jokes from Willow Class
Christmas Jokes from Willow!
Week beginning 23.11.20
This week we have been busily practicing for our Phase 1 Nativity production. The children have done a wonderful job learning lines and songs and dances.
During Maths learning we have been finishing a unit on multiplication and division and doing a maths assessment. We have been doing reading assessments, as well as spelling and grammar. In addition to this we have been using Talk for Writing to draw pictures of a story and retell it verbally ready to write in full.
The children have also been working on their kindness and friendship goals, by practicing complementing each other, talking our problems through and helping others. It has been lovely to see some wonderful acts of kindness as we head towards advent.
This week in Willow Class we have celebrated Harvest Festival and made our own class video to be added to the school Harvest Festival video. We have also been learning about ordering and comparing numbers in Maths, writing Newspaper Articles in English and building Stonehenge during our Art lessons. Photos to follow when we have put it together....
We have unfortunately had to say goodbye to one of our class and wish Emma good luck as she moves schools. However, we know we will see her around, so we will try not to be too sad!
Well done to everyone for bringing in a donation today and a cupcake to eat. As a class we raised almost £60!
We drew pictures on our cave ceilings representing the achievements of people during The Stone Age.
Stone Age Artists!
Welcome Meeting PowerPoint. For an introductory video please see the Video Resource Centre
School Council and Eco Council.
Well done to all of those who put themselves forward to represent the class as council members. With 14 students who wanted to volunteer, it was a very difficult decision for the class blind vote.
Well done to Ben who will represent year 3, and to Connie who will represent year 4 in Willow Class.
This week we spent Tuesday afternoon at Mumbery doing some football skills practice and investigating the outdoor classroom.
Getting back into the swing of things.... We have enjoyed seeing old friends and making new ones.
CLICK the link below to visit our Video Resource Centre.
Here you will videos from your teachers and also for your home learning.
Home Learning Information
In Phase 1, all children will be learning their times tables. It is a national requirement that all children know their times tables by the end of Year 4. Year 4s will now have a national test in June where they will be tested on their times table knowledge.
The children will be working their way through each times table in order to reach ‘Reasoning Rainbow’ where they will be able to apply their times table knowledge to word problems. The times table tests are ordered as follows:
- Titanium: number bonds to 10, 20, 100
- Bronze: 2s, 5s, 10s, Mixed
- Silver: 3s, 6s, Mixed
- Gold: 4s, 8s, Mixed
- Platinum: 7s, 9s, Mixed
- Diamond: 11s, 12s, Mixed
- Elite: All Mixed
- Reasoning Rainbow
Each week the children will have a 2 minute timed test on the times table they are on, they must answer all questions correctly in order to move up to the next times table the following week. The tests include both multiplication and division to ensure they full consolidate their times table (e.g. 3x6=18 and 18÷3=6). Once they have passed each times table test on each stage they will receive a certificate for their achievements.
Please do support your children in practising their times tables at home. Here are some links which will support you with this.
- BBC Super Movers Times Table Songs - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/scottish-times-table-collection/zdnhjhv
- Times Table Games and Worksheets- https://www.timestables.co.uk/
- Mixed Times Tables (similar format to end of Year 4 Test) - https://play.edshed.com/mtc