WELCOME TO WILLOW CLASS
Welcome to Willow's Class page.
Willow class is taught by Mrs Coe and we are supported by three amazing teaching assistants; Mrs Daisley, Mrs Mortimer and Mrs Barnes.
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.
Our topic this half term is Ancient Egypt.
Monday 9th September 2019 - Egyptian Workshop Day (see letter for details)
Thursday 12th September 2019 - Welcome Evening 7-8pm
Friday 20th September 2019 - Cricket taster day
Wednesday 9th October - RPJ Harvest Service 10am
Tuesday 22nd/Thursday 24th October - Parents Evenings
Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November - HALF TERM
This term Willow class will have PE on Monday and Wednesday afternoon (weather permitting), although please ensure labelled kit is in school at all times.
Our first topic is place value of 4 digit numbers.
Maths homework is handed out every Friday to be returned by the following Friday. This may be a mathletics task or a piece of written work which will be sent home in a blue folder. The first piece of homework will be sent out on Friday 13th September.
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 Friday and house points are awarded for completion of the reading tasks.
Spelling homework will be handed out on a Friday, to be completed by the following Friday.
Spelling Homework – test on Friday 20th September
Words with the long vowel sound /a/ spelt ey
Pobble365 - http://www.pobble365.com
Mathletics - http://student.mathletics.com/primary/
Education City - https://ec1.educationcity.com/
USEFUL LEARNING APPS FOR TABLETS
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:
- 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