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Welcome to Willow Class

Welcome to Willow Class

Mr James Norman warmly welcomes you to Willow Class, a class of Year 3 and Year 4 children.  He works closely with the Year 3/4 team of teaching assistants to support learners across the entire domain: Miss Laura Bibby, Mrs. Karen Cole, Mrs. Kelly Conibearr.

 

Learning in Willow Class

Learning in Willow Class

We endeavour to provide a broad curriculum that is relevant, engaging and fun.  Wherever possible, a cross-curricular approach to learning will be used in class. This is to ensure that children are able to make connections between other subjects and the world around them. In order to do this, we facilitate discussions around questions, explicitly teaching, modelling and practising the following skills:

* Being a good listener

* Communicating clearly

* Justifying opinions

* Questioning assumptions

* Thinking hypothetically

Our focus on the Characteristics of an Effective Learner encourage the children to be ‘Ready Willing and Able’ for the challenges of learning.  We explicitly teach and reward these competencies throughout all learning contexts, to establish and embed the essential skills required to become lifelong learners.

Our PE afternoon is THURSDAY - please ensure children have their kit in school.

Homework is set on FRIDAY and is due in the following THURSDAY.

We value a close home-school partnership, so please feel free to contact the class teacher or any of the teaching assistants to discuss, share and celebrate your child’s on-going progress.

Many thanks for your continued support.

 

 

Autumn 2019: Time Travellers

Term Focus: Being Me in My World/Celebrating Difference

School Values: Courage, Justice, Self-Discipline, Gratitude

Elm, Rowan and Willow have a fun-packed term ahead!

Our learning this term will be making us travel back in time to visit the year AD 410, when the Anglo-Saxons came to Britain! We will discover why they came to Britain and what life was like during this time. The term begins with the literacy text ‘Beowulf’ to help launch this exciting learning focus for the Autumn term.

Our scientific studies will include the examination and the classification of rocks and materials! Experiments carried out will allow the children to test which rocks are permeable and which are impermeable. The children will be encouraged to use the skills of identifying and testing materials, to question how the Anglo-Saxons chose to build their homes and whether or not they believe they were sufficient.

It is sure to be a busy and productive Autumn term in the Year 3 and 4 domain!


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