Literacy in Willow

Willow have a very important mission this half term in Literacy. They are in charge of writing to Mrs Voigt to persuade her to keep our school field! Not only have the children thought about the ways we use the field but they also found a mysterious dragon egg! Imagine if the dragon egg did not have anywhere to hatch and live if we got rid of our large playing field! This led to a great debate and conscience alley to practice our persuasion skills and see if we could persuade Miss Green to keep the field!

 

It’s all got a bit complex in Willow class.

Willow class have been focusing on re-writing the legend of George and the Dragon. To improve our writing we have explored the use of complex sentences and began to understand how to put these into our own writing. 

In Maths we have begun looking at fractions! We have been exploring fractions using a range of resources and trying to see if we can identify equivalent fractions.

Willow’s Last Week

Willow class have had a very fun filled last week of half term! First of all it has been sports week, so not only have we been improving our stamina to complete our daily mile, we have been taking part in various activities throughout the week. We were out completing our daily mile come rain or shine!

 

Even Charlie got involved (not sure Miss Hosier realised the implications of offering to push his wheelchair round the field 7 times, but they completed it!)

I am sure most of the parents will have noticed some very muddy clothes arriving home on Thursday! This was because Willow had the opportunity to get involved with some regimental fitness! It was muddy, it was wet, it was cold, it was tough BUT it was brilliant and thoroughly enjoyed by all the children who got really stuck in and tried their hardest!

  

The children seemed to have a brilliant week and their resilience to completing the daily mile really shone through by the end. Willow’s class teacher Miss Green and the other adults within Willow are INCREDIBLY proud with how hard everyone tried and how every child improved on their time, pace and effort towards the end of the week!

Miss Green would like to thank Willow class for a brilliant half term and wishes you all a lovely, relaxing break! Come back ready to learn even more!

Our amazing week in Year 4!

Year 4 have had an exciting week! We have had two extra special visitors who have taught us lots of new things!

On Monday, we had a visit from Mr Chan. Mr Chan is a local 10 second maths expert who came to teach us lots of new patterns and tips for our times tables. See if you can ask your child if they remember any of the tips he taught us?

 

 

even Miss Green and Mrs Friquiche had a go at their 8 times tables! 

In our at school week, where parents will have the opportunity to come and learn with their children, we will investigate these methods further with you.

 

Our second visitor of the week arrived on Wednesday and with an exciting start that’s for sure!

We had such an amazing Ancient Greek filled day, learning lots about myths and legends, whilst also becoming great actors and acting the scenes out ourselves. We were given lots of props and masks and had to get into ‘character’ in order to act these myths and legends out brilliantly!

 

We also had the chance to use our inference skills and find key pieces of information in the boards provided to win a quiz. This helped our previous knowledge of Ancient Greece and gave us the perfect opportunity to learn things we did not know. Can the children remember any piece of information from the quiz?

Towards the end of our Ancient Greek day, we were allowed to touch and try on the helmets, jackets and armour. This was very exciting for all of us involved, teachers too!

         

 a vast improvement on Miss Green, do you agree?

Overall, the Ancient Greek day provided a extensive learning opportunity, whilst being fun and engaging for the children, the staff would like to say a big thank you to all the parents who helped make this day a possibility.

Ancient Greek Dress Up!

On Wednesday 4th October, the whole of Year 4 are lucky enough to have a visit from an Ancient Greek company. The day will be full with exciting Ancient Greek topics and themes and the children will have a great insight and understanding to life in Ancient Greek. We feel that we could maximise the potential of the day by allowing the children the opportunity to dress up as an Ancient Greek person. This is an OPTIONAL choice for the children and can be an opportunity for them to be creative with making their costume. Children can come into school already dressed up, however if they feel they would like to only wear their costume for a short period of the day, they can arrive in school uniform and we will provide them time to get changed. If children do not want to dress up as an Ancient Greek person for the day, they can come into school in their full school uniform as normal. Below is some picture ideas for costumes for you to use as inspiration for your creative costumes!

 

Dizzy comes to class!

This week we have been learning various features of instruction writing, some of these have been compound sentences, imperative verbs, adverbs of time and manner and time conjunctions! We been using these features to write our own set of instructions on how to look after our own dragon egg! We have been working so hard to include all of the features we have learned over the past week into our instructions that we felt we needed a second opinion! Dizzy came to the rescue and ensured us we were on the right track to a successful set of instructions.

 

Instruction introduction.

This week in English, we have been looking at instructions focusing on imperative verbs. Today we all had the opportunity to enjoy lots of different activities surrounding instructions including making our own jam sandwich! We initially believed this was such a great idea, however we soon realised that a set of the instructions were not as specific as the other! This gave us the understanding that instructions need to be very specific along with lots of other features such as being in order, being clear and even having a title so we know what we instructions we are following!