Willow - Year 4/5 2020 - 2021

Mrs Gowing

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

Mrs Gowing and Mrs Dean are teaching us this year. 

Mrs Chesters and Mrs Brownhill work with us in Willow Class.

Welcome to a new term of learning! 

Spring 2021 

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.

At this current time, all work can be accessed via Google Classroom.

Our topic this term is ‘Ancient Civilizations’. Year 4 will be focussing on Ancient Egypt and Year 5 will be focussing on Ancient Greece. We will be learning about what life was like for  both these civilizations whilst developing our historical and geographical enquiry skills and asking questions to develop our understanding.

 

ENGLISH

Our Year 4 text this term is ‘Egyptian Cinderella’ written by Shirley Climo

Our Year 5 text this term is ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream written by William Shakespeare.

 

In Years 4 and 5, we will be focusing on the following things:

  • Improving our vocabulary.
  • Developing our comprehension skills - working on our prediction skills, retrieval and
    inference questions. We will be improving our vocabulary and understanding, as well as
    answering questions by using clues in the text.
  • Becoming familiar with the features of stories, and developing our descriptive skills.
  • Continuing to develop our love of reading.  WILLOW CLASS LOVE TO READ
  • Being introduced to and inspired by different authors.
  • Writing setting and character descriptions, and innovating stories that we are familiar with. We are continuing to develop our vocabulary and writing technique to form longer narratives.
  • Planning, drafting, writing, editing, evaluating and proof-reading our work.
  • Improving our knowledge of SPaG. We will focus on extending the range of sentences with one or more clause using a wider range of conjunctions, choosing nouns or pronouns appropriately, and expressing time, place and cause using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions.

                                                                      

 

In Maths we will be continuing to look at the 4 mathematical operations and
mathematical reasoning alongside a variety of other maths topics.
We will be focussing on developing our fluency, problem-solving and reasoning using APE.


 

It would be really helpful if you could:

Practise all of the times tables.

Let your child explain what they have done in Maths that day.

 

 

 

This term ...

Year 4 will be exploring the topic ‘Living Things and their Habitats’

 

Year 5 will be exploring ‘Forces’

We will be working scientifically and discovering, primarily, via engaging practical activities.

 

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

 

Maths:

 

Practise your times tables fluency through ‘Hit The Button’

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.themathsfactor.com/times-tables-check

 

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: 

https://whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/SoLs/Primary/Spring-Year-4-2018-19-Block-3-FINAL.pdf

 


Reading:

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. 

Spellings:

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

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

PE

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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w&t=1s 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXt2jLRlaf8 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0_1QBQ8Syk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqLNxJe4L2I  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIB2SJnBHBQ  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUp2_VAHIrI  

 

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.

 

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:

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