Welcome to Willow Class
Willow class is for Year 3 and 4 children and is taught by Mrs Ash and Mrs Stephens and Mrs Vickers are the Teaching Assistants.
Each half term, the class will be set a homework project linked to their curriculum theme. In order to make maths fun and enjoyable, we will also send a maths fluency fact sheet home for the term, which gives the opportunity for children to spot mathematical patterns, make mathematical connections and speed up their calculation skills. They will also have a list of spellings for the term. All of the letters, which contain this information, are recorded on this page under Willow Curriculum Information.
P.E. will be a double session on a Tuesday, please make sure your child comes to school in their full PE Kit on this day. Please ensure that long hair is tied back and that if your child cannot take out their own earrings that they are taken out before school. We will be trying to get outside as much as possible.
Your child has been given an independent reading book to read at home, which is suitable to their word recognition and comprehension skills. They should record their reading in their reading records.
This Term's Theme: 'Shang Dynasty'
Our theme for Autumn Term 1 begins with a History and DT focus.
We will be looking at one of the first civilisations that was established in Ancient China. We will be researching questions such as: How do we know about the Shang Dynasty? and What was it like for people living in the Shang Dynasty? We will also be identifying key significant moments that have happened during this time and begin to chronologically date these events.
Writing lessons will look at ancient China/civilisations through stories called The Magic Paintbrush and the secrets of a sun king. Once the children have practised their sentence skills, they will write their own versions at the end of the unit.
In RE, we will be exploring the beliefs of humanists and Christians. DT this term will investigate boxes. The children will explore, design and make their own boxes based on Chinese gift boxes. During PSHE we will be looking at ‘Being Me in My World’. We will be getting to know one another within our classes and addressing how we can be a ‘good class member’ by creating a whole class charter.