“ Whatever you do in word or deed,
do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
Colossians 3:17

Year 4 Willows Class

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Year 4 Willows
Class Teacher: Miss Calvert


Teaching Assistant: Ms Stallwood

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Welcome to Year 4 Willows Class

Autumn Term

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. Our Christian values are rooted in everything we do and learn. 

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 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 Autumn term, we will be learning about and writing our own version of image poetry. We combine our history topic of Roman Britain and use this knowledge to create Roman newsletters with various types of recounts. We discuss stories that raise issues and explore rivers in geography. In science, we are learning about habitats and food webs and food chains, including making choice chambers! Throughout the term, we get very creative by studying Warhol and the Pop Art Movement. We build on our coding skills and create an educational quiz using Scratch and learn all about BBC micro: bits. 

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. 

Summer Term

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.