Hi we are … Year 4 Willows
Our teacher is Miss Calvert and our Teaching Assistant is Ms Stallwood. In year 4 Willows 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!
We develop our independence and ownership of our learning through sharing our thoughts and questions throughout lessons and are encouraged to follow our own curiosities within different topics.
In English we cover many different genres, we read key texts and explore the writing in more detail. We cover non-fiction writing such as reports, fiction writing and poetry. We have recently written a version of a traditional African tale. We follow a mastery curriculum for maths and our lessons follow 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 the summer term, we will be learning about Harry Potter and writing a Hogwarts prospectus. We are stepping back in time to learn about the vicious Vikings and putting our physics skills to the test with States and Matter and then electricity in science.
Our classroom is a colourful learning space where we display our class rules to remind us of our core school values; hope, wisdom, community and dignity. We are working on becoming more aware of our feelings and emotions and practising self-regulation. We try to use problem solving steps to help us with our friendships and relationships.
We have roles in our classroom & school which help us to become more independent and help us to become global citizens in the future.
We are excited to re-commence swimming for the Summer Term to develop our confidence in the water, learn and increase our range of swimming strokes (front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke) and to be able to swim proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.