Willow 2017 - 2018

Mrs Gowing

Mr Johnson

Welcome to Willow Class!

At Wimboldsley Primary School we are ‘United in Achieving Excellence’

Our teachers are Mrs Gowing and Mr Johnston

Mrs Chesters works with us in Willow Class.

 

Life in Willow Class

The children in Willow class are looking forward to a great year of learning.

We complete Grammar Hammer and Big Maths on a Monday.

Our PE day is Monday and this term we are having swimming lessons at Winsford Lifestyle Centre. 

We have a focused session on Reading, Writing and Maths each day. We also enjoy lots of opportunities to learn about Science, Computing, French, History, Geography, RE, Art, DT and Music each week.


Our Curriculum

At Wimboldsley Primary School we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes excellence. We aim to foster a lifelong love of learning, through delivery a twenty first century education. A cross curricular approach to learning encourages the children to be independent, reflective learners and responsible citizens. We work closely with parents to support children’s learning.

Key skills we will be developing in Year 5:

English

  • use adverbs and adverbials to explain how something is being done
  • write with neat, legible handwriting; write with increasing speed
  • use brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis
  • use commas to clarify meaning
  • learn to select appropriate grammar and vocabulary
  • describe settings, characters and atmosphere in narratives and integrate dialogue
  • assess and improve the effectiveness of our writing

Maths

  • Use rounding to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy
  •  Identify multiples and factors, including finding all factor pairs of a number, and common factors of two numbers
  • Know and use the vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors and composite (non-prime) numbers
  • Multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one- or two-digit number using a formal written method, including long multiplication for two-digit numbers
  • Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a one-digit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context
  • Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements > 1 as a mixed number
  • Compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number


Our Topic

This term we will be learning all about 'World War Two'  We will be finding out about how and why the war began, how long it lasted and how and when it eventually ended.

Please see our curriculum map at the bottom of the page for more information. 

It will be a busy and fun filled year of learning. Later in the year we will enjoy finding out about:

  • The Solar System
  • North America

... and lots more!

 

How can I help and support my child at school?

Homework

Homework is set on Monday and should be returned on the following Monday. 

Homework will include Reading, Spellings, Maths and Learning Log. 

Spelling Check will be on Monday.  

Reading is encouraged daily and should be recorded in your child’s blue reading record book. 

Key Websites your child can use to support their learning include:

www.topmarks.co.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/education

Practical ideas you may wish to make use of:

Reading at home

  • Ask your child what they are reading and talk about their ideas: What is the ‘picture’ they have of particular characters? Are there people like that in your family or whānau? What do they want to find out from the book? What are the important messages? What do they think is going to happen next? What else do they need to know to understand the story or topic?
  • Talk about books on similar topics. This helps your child to pull together ideas from different places
  • Help your child to share their thinking. Get them to share opinions and talk about why they think that. 

Writing at home

  • Play with words. Thinking of interesting words and discussing new ones can help increase the words your child uses when they write – look words up in the dictionary 
  • Play word games and do puzzles together to help your child learn more about words and spelling
  • Talk about ideas and information they are going to write about. Talk about experiences, diagrams, graphs, pictures, photos and material that your child is planning to use for school work. Discussing the information and main ideas can help their planning for writing and their understanding, too.
  • Play with words. Thinking of interesting words and discussing new ones can help increase the words your child uses when they write

Maths at home

  • Find and read large numbers in your environment eg nineteen thousand, three hundred and twenty-three
  • Count forwards and backwards (starting with numbers like 10,098, 10,099, 10,100, 10,101 then back again)
  • work out patterns – make codes from numbers.
  • Chant times tables together

 

To keep up to date with our learning journey don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @WimboldsleyCPS.

Please continue to share with us your tweets about your learning outside of school.

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Wimboldsley Community Primary School

Nantwich Road, Middlewich CW10 0LN

01606 832321