Willow Class (Year 4)

Welcome to Willow Class
 
Willow Class is a Year 4 class. Mrs Timmins is the class teacher. They have support from our HLTA Mrs Cessford. 
On Wednesdays our HLTA Mrs Cessford teaches the class in the afternoon, she takes them swimming  whilst the class teacher has their PPA time. 
Willow Class
 
Our weekly timetable is as follows:
 
MONDAY - children are to come to school in PE kits for our rugby lesson in the afternoon.
WEDNESDAY - Year 4 go swimming in the afternoon and should bring their swimming kits with them to change at Morpeth.
THURSDAY - we have a forest school session in the afternoon with Miss Grey so wellies are needed in school.
THURSDAY - reading books are taken in and changed and reading is logged for the reading ladder.
FRIDAY - Spelling test completed and new spellings issued. Reading books come home.
Thursday 23rd September 2021 - 'Play in a Day'
 
We thoroughly enjoyed our Play in a Day session where we acted out the story of Stone Age Boy. Children have been focussing on this story in Literacy so were able to confidently take on the different roles and the experience will support their learning in the classroom.
Friday 24th September 2021 - European Day of Languages
 
We really enjoyed our day celebrating everything Norwegian! We learnt lots of facts about Norway to record in our booklets; including some traditions, popular cuisine and all about who the Vikings were. We also practised some phrases and learnt to count to 10 in Norwegian. Our afternoon was spent finding out all about fjords and marvelling at images of the Northern Lights as we explored what they are. Our day ended with a fantastic art session with an artist doing printing of 'The Scream'. 
Thursday 4th November - Newcastle Trip
We were very lucky to squeeze in a trip to Newcastle to link with two of our topics in Year 4! First we visited the Hancock Museum to see the Stone Age exhibit which linked with our previous topic Savage Stone Age. The children participated in two workshops lead by our accompanying staff before splitting into groups and having time to explore the whole museum. The children particularly enjoyed the Egyptian exhibition.
After we got back on the bus to go to the Victoria Tunnels and had our lunch (very important!) and then we went down into the tunnels with out tour guide. We learnt briefly about how it was used as a WW2 air raid shelter, but we focused on its use as a transportation tunnel for coal. We even got to see the large buildings that were on top of the tunnel which we were walking underneath.
After that we speedily walked down the Quayside to learn about the bridges and some buildings such as a the Sage - linking with our Mega Structure topic. We even go to cross the Millennium bridge and take the lifts up in the Baltic to their amazing viewing platform. On our way out we had a peak into on of the interactive exhibitions which was a giant playground. The children loved it!
 
It was a brilliant day and the children were all superb! Well done Willow.