Thomas Willingale School and Nursery

Spring Term

W/C 31st January 2022


So the start of another busy week in year 4!  Chestnut were fortunate to start the week with an extra PE session -  handball - which was delivered by an outside sports coach on Monday.  This was a great success and sets us up well for next terms PE sessions.  Lime have this to look forward to on Wednesday!


In computing we have been looking at how to create data bases using global weather data.  This has led onto designing our own weather stations, which we hope to make in the future to compile our own weather data to use.


Science was great fun.  The children were given a list of electrical components, then told to make the bulb light with no instruction!  This method of 'tinkering' with the components led to great success in understanding circuits.  By the end of the session, all children could make a series and parallel circuit.  


In English we have looked at features of newspaper reports, and are going to build up to writing our own about the Iron Man.  Maths has been consolidating short multiplication and division - remember to keep on practising those times tables at home as this is essential for understanding these concepts.


Here are a selection of photos from this week.

W/C 17th January 2022


Happy New Year everybody, and welcome back to school!


Firstly, we have welcomed Mrs Patel into Lime Class.  She has been very busy getting to know the children and the routine of life in year 4 at Thomas Willingale.  


We have had a very busy two weeks settling back, and all of the children have coped well and are working really hard.


Over the last two weeks, we have been studying the text 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes.  For our big write in English, we wrote poems based on the text , in maths we have looked at perimeter and area and for shared reading we have looked closely at and analysed the Iron Man text.   For Science we started our new topic of electricity and in art drew robot pictures, after studing examples by Eric Joyner, who is famuos for his robot pictures incorporating donuts.


Photos have been added of some of the work so far....