Willow - Year 4/5 2020 - 2021

Mrs Gowing


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.

Welcome to a new term of learning! 

Autumn 2020 

We have an exciting term ahead of us and attached is the Curriculum map, explaining learning for this term.

Below are ideas for helping your child to learn at home. 




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: 




Please encourage your child to read regularly at home. As they read, ask them questions related to the book that they are reading. For example:

Why do you think the author chose to use certain words. 

Can you compare the book to the last book you read?

Pretend to be one of the characters of the story and write a diary entry.

What would the character think if.....?

Do you like the way the story ends? Why ? 

It is also important to praise and support independent reading for pleasure, maybe at bed time or during a quiet moment during the day, 


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!








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

Key skillls we will be developing in Year 5:

In Year 5, your child will learn to write imaginatively and cohesively and to choose the right structure and tone for any given piece of writing. This includes:

  • identifying the audience and purpose of their writing
  • modifying their use of grammar and vocabulary depending on what they are writing
  • using a consistent tense
  • checking through their own and their peers’ writing and making constructive improvements.
  • converting nouns or adjectives into verbs using suffixes like –ate, –ise, –ify
  • using brackets, dashes, or commas to indicate parentheses
  • linking ideas across paragraphs using adverbials of time, place, and number.


  • counting forwards and backwards with positive and negative numbers
  • rounding numbers up to one million to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10 000 and 100 000
  • recognising Roman numerals I, V, X, L, C, D and M to read numbers and years.
  • practising a range of mental calculation strategies as well as using a variety of methods to calculate including using objects, diagrams or drawings such as number lines, models such as the area/grid method and written column addition and column subtraction
  • using rounding to estimate answers and checking that their answers are sensible and accurate
  • solving multi-step word problems for which they will need to solve multiple calculations before coming to the final answer.
  • multiplying four-digit numbers by two-digit numbers
  • dividing four-digit numbers by one-digit numbers and interpreting remainders
  • understanding the terms multiple, factor, common factor, prime, square and cube numbers.
  • recognising and converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions
  • multiplying proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers
  • understanding percentages as ‘the number of parts per hundred’ and knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of huge frac{1}{2}huge frac{1}{4}huge frac{1}{5}huge frac{2}{5} and huge frac{4}{5}.
  • drawing and measuring angles in degrees
  • finding missing angles at a point, on a line and in rectangles
  • describing translations and reflections of shapes on a four-quadrant coordinate grid.
  • calculating the perimeter and area of shapes (including those made up of squares and rectangles)
  • estimating volumes of 3D shapes and capacities of containers
  • learning some imperial units, such as inches, pounds and pints.
  • solving problems by comparing, adding, and subtracting using data presented in line graphs
  • representing data in time graphs by using the scales on the axes to plot points
  • completing, reading, and interpreting information in tables, including timetables.

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:

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 and our class page @MrsGandMrsC

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