Willow - Year 4 2019-2020

Mrs Gowing


Welcome to a new term of learning! 

Summer 2020 

Rainbow Challenge - Can you write the word R-A-I-N-B-O-W on a piece of paper. Then, cut each individual letter out and see how many new words you can make! Then, try with a different word, or maybe your name! 

Can you use your knowledge of good hand washing to give one of your teddies or toys a bath and then find a good place to leave it to dry?

Below is a suggested timetable for home learning. Please don't feel you need to stick to it.

These are challenging times for everyone so please keep safe and do what you need to do for your family. 


Please see this page for work for children

If you would like to access any Twinkl resources during this time, Twinkl is offering every parent in England access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge.

Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

We also have access to Classroom secrets Kids - a fabulous site providing fun activities for children to download and play interactively. Link here:  https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/



We have a free trial for Times Tables Rockstars!


You have the link and login details either through your child or via Marvellous Me. 

Practise your times tables fluency through ‘Hit The Button’




Or try some of these fun games:


For the next few week in maths we are learning about fractions and decimals.

You can also access green and purple boxes through this link here: 




Non-chronological reports - explanation texts - we are going to be writing an expanation on how we hear sounds around us, linking to our science 'Changing sounds'. Reasearch how to write a Non-Chron report and think of headings, subheadings and diagrams that could be used, to link with sound. 



This is a useful website to find all sorts of learning activities. 


Look at the spelling rules for plural words- https://howtospell.co.uk/pluralrules.php

Then test yourself here- https://howtospell.co.uk/quizseven.php


Here are a selection of videos to keep you active:

http://theimovement.com/ - The children used this for their PE session on 18.3.20 and thoroughly enjoyed it!








Welcome to Willow Class!

At Wimboldsley Primary School our vision is to 'Achieve Excellence’

Mrs Gowing is teaching us this year. 

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 days will vary.

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 4:


  • 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


  • 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

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. 


How can I help and support my child at school?


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:



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, Wimboldsley, Cheshire

01606 832321