Welcome to 2017!
Welcome back. I hope you all had a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year.
Last term we had a busy half term full of exciting work. We learned about modern Europe, as a class we enjoyed creating our own maps and locating some countries in Europe. We also learned about the benefits of living in Europe and important trades that we share with those countries. We enjoyed discovering the different climates of Europe and how that impacts the food that is grown in that area. Our new topic is Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. Watch out for a Viking visit in February! We will be learning all about Viking Myths and Legends including Beowulf and we will use this in our Literacy classes. I can wait to read the classes very own Viking myths!
We have started this half term looking at Fractions. We will then move on top developing our formal written methods of multiplication and division. Please keep practising those times tables at home!
This term in Science we are learning about Sound. We are also continuing our Music lessons with Mrs Whitehead and will be using instruments to create different sounds and pitches.
Uniform and PE Kit - Please ensure all uniform and other belongings are clearly labelled with your child’s name. This half term PE takes place on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure that your child has the correct, labelled, PE Kit on this day to ensure that they can access the wonderful sports activties that we offer. Don't forget - this term Year 4/5 are taking part in swimming lessons on Tuesday afternoons. Please try to have your swimming kit in school on Monday to avoid any last minute.
- Spellings – Tested each week on Fridays
- Learning times tables – Tested each week on Fridays
- Reading - PLEASE, support your child with reading at home on a daily basis. A page or two is all that is needed, but please read as much and as often as you can!
Thank you to all of the children and parents who have been reading every night together. There has been a big improvement in writing because of this - keep up the good work! As a whole our times table knowledge has also been increasing. Please keep practising the times tables at home, this will help your child to no end in their maths lessons as we move on to fractions and formal written methods of multiplication and division.
Behaviour and Rewards
I am very pleased to say that our behaviour really is fantastic in Willows and this is in part due to our whole school policy "It's Good To Be Green" and of course, because of our very own special bear, Jofli. Jofli has been on many adventures around Manchester but he is really enjoying being at Moorfield in Irlam and the time he spends with a chosen role model each weekend. So far Jofli has visited Barley Farm for his dinner, been Trick-Or-Treating and even had a day of work experience at ASDA! Keep up the good behaviour Willows, it could be you taking Jofli home next.
Thank you for your continued support,
Ms McLaughlin and Miss Ellis