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WILLOW CLASS

Week 29.03.21 Saxon afternoon and Easter disco!

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 Anglo Saxons

 

 

Key dates:

Check the school calendar on the website

 

 

PE

 

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.   

 

Homework

Spelling will be set each Thursday and will be tested the following Thursday. We have 3 groups. All groups have spellings set on Teams, which will be tested on the first Monday back after the Easter holidays. 

 

Reading

 

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. 

 

    

Useful Links

Pobble365 - http://www.pobble365.com 

Top Marks - http://www.topmarks.co.uk/

My Mini Maths - http://www.myminimaths.co.uk

Mathletics - http://student.mathletics.com/primary/

Education City - https://ec1.educationcity.com/

Recommended Reading Lists - Year 3 and Year 4

 

USEFUL LEARNING APPS FOR TABLETS

 

Mathletics

Spelling Shed

 

 

Week 15.03.20 Comic Relief, Berkshire Cricket and Berkshire Maestro's Music Lessons...

Week 22.02.21 States of Matter in Science and Mythical Creatures Dress Up Friday!

Week 01.02.21 Julian Opie and Henry Moore Art, Judaism, Non Chronological Reports and Science. So much home learning from Willow Class!

Week 18.01.21 The science of digestion, starting with our teeth!

Week 11.01.21- Nothing can stop us learning!

Week 05.01.21- Well done everyone for a great first week of online learning. What an adaptable group of children producing some fabulous project work to start off our new topic.

Willow Jokes

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Christmas Jokes from Willow Class

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Christmas Jokes from Willow!

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Week 14.12.20 - A Christmassy last week of activities including cooking, puppet making, snow globes, sewing etc...

Week 07.12.20. We have now filmed the nativity production and are gearing up for Christmas. This week we have continued to study all the core subjects, but also enjoyed a sewing DT project and a visit from the pantomime!

Week 31.11.20 This week we have been frantically practicing our Nativity in between the usual English, Maths, French, rugby etc , Santa dashes and creating baubles for the PTA. It's only going to get busier!

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. 

Week 15.11.20 We have had a lovely week using the table tennis table, doing Celtic body art and writing alternative Roman story endings. The children have also enjoyed starting to learn their Christmas songs for their show!

Week 09.11.20 This week has been another busy one; writing and editing diary entries from the perspective of a Roman soldier, learning about technical music terms on the xylophones, and raising money for Children in Need. Phew!

Week 03.11.20- Welcome back to a new half term. This week we have been looking at diary entries, subtraction, and Celts. We also wrote sentences using our French vocabulary and made poppies for Remembrance Day.

Week 12.10.20. In English this week we have been finding out how important it is to write clear instructions. We struggled to give each other instructions about how to draw! We finished the week by writing some instructions links to our topic; How To Make a Bronze Age Axe.

Week 05.10.20. During Art lessons we created Stonehenge using nets of shapes with cardboard, and also created natural jewellery and cave art.

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!

15.09.20 Tie dye with natural colours, chronological timelines and Conker joy...

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. 

Willow Class

Mumbery Fun! 

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

 

Times Tables

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.

Year 3 & 4 Spelling List

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