Willow Class (Yr 4, Yr 5 and Yr 6)

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Welcome to Willow Class – the home of our Year 4,  Year 5 and 6! We love to learn and have been developing our skills as independent learners. There’s nothing too big or small that we can’t tackle and we’re not afraid to make mistakes or step out of our comfort zone.

Our focus topic this term is ROMANS. We will be studying the Romans in all of our different subjects.

English: 

In English we will be writing across a variety of different genres such as: writing an information text about the Roman invasion of Britain; an advert to persuade you to join the Roman army; a news article about Boudicca; and writing our own Roman myth.

If you would like to support your child further with their English at home, please continue reading at home and use Spelling Shed to help develop their spellings.

Maths:

We have a lot to look forward to in Maths this term including: 

  • Place Value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions

If you would like to support your child further with their maths at home, please encourage them to practice their times tables and basic number facts. You can use TT Rockstars or Maths Shed to do this.

History:

Our study of Romans will focus on the Romans in Britain. This will include the attempted invasion of Julius Caesar and successful invasion of Claudius, the rise (and fall) of Boudicca, Hadrians Wall, as well as what daily life was like for a Roman soldier and civillian. We will be making additional links of our learning through Art and DT as we will be recreating our own impressive mosaics, weaving our own cloth and baking Roman bread.

Science:

Our science unit this term will be Forces. We will be investigating push and pull, friction, air and water resistance, as well as exploring magnets. 

PSHE

PSHE is a very important subject, particularly this year, and we will be spending time looking at how we express and manage our feelings, moving on to more practical skills such as money. 

Our class reader is The Demon Headmaster by Gillian Cross