Class Willow

Autumn Term 2021

If you would like to contact Mr Wood directly, please use the class email address.

willow@overton-st-helens.lancs.sch.uk

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Class Willow. I hope you’ve enjoyed a restful summer break and are looking forward to the exciting year ahead. I would like to take this opportunity to let you know a few pieces of information that you may find useful.  Details of the curriculum areas we will focus our studies on this term are also attached.

Spelling ~ Attached to the letter is the list of all the words the children need to know by the end of Year 4. I have included the Year 1 and 2 words as well and the children will practice the words that they are insecure with. They will form part of our daily routine. Daily practice at home alongside reading will go a long way to developing their confidence in this area.

PE ~ Class 4’s PE is on Thursday. However, this may change due to bought-in coaches or other events in school. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school every day. They should have one sports bag containing: a plain house-coloured t-shirt, a pair of plain shorts, a pair of plain tracksuit bottoms (preferably grey, black or green), a warm sweatshirt, a pair of indoor pumps or training shoes and a pair of outdoor trainers. It would also be beneficial to have hats and gloves in their bag in case of cold weather! Please ensure all items are named.

Forest School ~ We will visit Forest School on Wednesdays. I will send a text the night before we are due to go. Please ensure that your child has suitable clothing and a change of footwear for this session. Waterproof trousers are recommended, and a waterproof jacket is compulsory to keep under layers dry and clean (even when it is not raining). 

 

Homework ~ Please see the homework timetable for Class 4.

HANDING IN DAY
HOMEWORK TITLE
HOMEWORK TASK
Daily Reading Children are expected to read at home each night. Also, there will be time available in school for the children to read independently as well as to an adult.
Homework this year will be organised slightly differently. A list of tasks will be set on Google Classroom that may be completed over this half term. This will allow you to organise how and when each task can be completed. I ask that one piece of homework be completed by Thursday each week. Homework will begin on Monday 20th September.
Friday Spelling We will be working on a weekly list of spellings, and these will be tested on a Friday.

Reading ~ I would like to emphasise the importance of daily reading to encourage reading for pleasure, children are able to change their reading books as often as they are completed and are given the opportunity to change their book every day if needed. Therefore, I would ask you to make a note of reading completed in your child’s reading record and notify us when your child has finished a book.

Finally, if you would like to discuss any concerns about your child’s progress, please pop in at the end of the school day or alternatively make a formal appointment through the school office and if you would like to be a part of our classroom learning, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

With kind regards and thanks for your continued support,

Mr. Wood, Mrs. Gudgeon and Miss. Coultas

Titles:

Autumn 1: The Aging World

Autumn 2: Light of the World

English Novels:

1: The Promise by Nicola Davies; UG Boy Genius of the Stone Age by Raymond Briggs

2:

Maths 1: Place Value, Addition

2: Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

Science 1: Rocks

2: Light and Astronomy

RE 1: Jesus, the man who changed lives

2: Christmas, God with us

Geography 2: Contrasting Region in a European Country
History 1: Stone Age to Iron Age
Computing 1: Computer Programming (scratch)

2: Detecting errors in Computer Programming

PE 1: Striking and Fielding / Athletics

2: Tag Rugby / Gymnastics

French Learning about core skills in French (basic vocabulary and phrase work)
Music 1: Mamma Mia

2: Glockenspiel Stage 2

Art / Design Printing