Welcome to Year 4 Willows!
Our teacher is Miss Calvert and our teaching assistant is Ms Stallwood.
To help us learn and create a rich environment full of knowledge we have our class rules that we have all agreed to abide by. These are:
We have roles in our classroom & school which help us to become more independent and help us to become global citizens in the future.
School Council: Nikita and Sienna-Ella
Sports Council: Austin and Sophie
Eco team: Max S and Evelyn
What we do in Willows Class
In year 4 we are enthusiastic and excited about our learning. We aim to make learning as fun and creative as possible. We strive to be the best we can be and to embrace challenges. The inspiring and engaging curriculum, along with the class environment, help us to develop our critical thinking skills and make sense of the world around us. Our Christian values are rooted in everything we do and learn.
In English we cover many different genres, we read key texts and explore them in more detail. We cover non-fiction writing such as recounts and reports, and fiction writing such as fables and poetry. We follow a mastery curriculum for maths, with our lessons following a six-part structure, including a talk task. We use ‘star words’ in every lesson and enjoy putting actions to these to help us remember and understand them. In history, we study Roman Britain, the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. Our science includes habitats of living things, food chains and sound. In geography, we study rivers and migration, and in computing, we become software developers. Once a week we also go swimming at the local pool.
We are working on becoming more aware of our feelings and emotions and we are practising self-regulation. We have a Zones of Regulation display in our classroom, which helps us to explain and manage our emotions. We especially enjoy finger breathing as a way of helping us to keep calm! We also try to use problem-solving steps to help us with our friendships and relationships.
Throughout the year, we have exciting opportunities for extended learning through trips, workshops and local visits. We experience special days such as Roman Day and we are even hoping to have a Viking Day. We are planning a visit to a local Gurdwara for our Sikhism unit of work in RE. Some other exciting trips may include a trip to the Warner Bros Studios: The Making of Harry Potter in addition to an end of year trip.
In year 4 Willows we love art and any opportunity to draw, our books are all beautifully illustrated and presented.