Mrs Windel's Class 2020 - 2021

Mrs Windel

Please follow the weekly message updates on the Remote Learning 2021 tab at the top of this page, as this page will now not be changed throughout the current need for home learning. Thank you, Mrs Windel. x

Thank you again for continuing to record the reading that is happening at home in the Reading Diary, I am checking regularly and house points are being awarded at the end of the week to those children who have read at least the 4 times during the last week that we have as our school target. 

Please can I remind you to ensure that your child comes to school in appropriate outdoor PE kit on both Monday and Thursday as shorts are no longer suitable as the weather is now often cold and wet. Thank you.

Spring Term 2021 ~ Welcome to our class page!

We will continue with our class timetable and the Covid safe changes around school, and it is all done with smiles on faces and simply being happy to be with our friends.

This term we will start our new class text 'The Highland Falcon Thief' by M.G. Leonard & Sam Sedgman.

Our School Day. We now start school at 8:40am and finish at 3:00pm. Thank you for being prompt and for keeping to these times, as this helps us to keep the whole school running smoothly.

Our PE days are Monday & Thursday, so please send your child to school in their outdoor PE kits on both of these days.

This page is intended to help you to feel more involved and informed of everything that we are doing in our class. Please feel free to make any suggestions as to information that you would like me to include on here that you feel will benefit both yourselves and your children. Thanks, Mrs Windel x.

Please use the information, which be added later this week, on the Spring 2021 Curriculum Information for Parents file in the 'Files to download' section for details on what we will be learning this term. I have uploaded our LKS2 Curriculum Yearly Planner 20-21 so as you can see all of the learning that we have planned for this academic year. I have also uploaded the Year 4 Overview for the Maths No Problem scheme, so as you can see which areas of maths we shall be covering.

This will be updated weekly, before start of school on a Monday.

Week beginning  Monday 4th January 2021


This week's spellings for you to learn, ready for a test on Friday 8th January, are the following words, which are homophones & near homophones – accept, except, affect, effect, aloud, allowed, weather, whether, whose & who’s.

This week we will be:

  • grammar spotting and exploring the vocabulary used in the first chapters of our new text for this term, 'The Highland Falcon Thief'.
  • improving a paragraph, using the grammar features that we studied in the autumn term.
  • deconstruct a non-chronological report about electric trains.

Our reading comprehension during our guided reading sessions will look at the history of steam locomotives.

Maths: Our daily arithmetic lessons cover many different areas of the year 4 maths curriculum and the focus changes daily. We will also be doing some Christmas maths bar model activities.

In our 'Multiplication and Division' unit of learning, we will:

  • dividing by 9.
  • multiplying and dividing by 11 & 12.
  • dividing with a remainder.
  • solving word problems.
  • in ICT we will be learning to confidently use the times table testing programme.

Science: We will be researching animal habitats using non-fiction texts.

ICT: We will be using My Maths, Spelling Shed and we will be looking an Online Safety.

Religous Education: We will recap on the symbols of importance in Judaism.

French: We will continue to learn to talk to our partners with confidence when speaking French, focusing on recapping the months of the year in the lesson 'Epiphany Time Again', starting our new unit 'Family Tree & Faces'.

Physical Education: We will start with our units of Hockey.

Art: We will finish our line work and observational skills, creating a final portrait of a subject of our own choosing.

Music: We will continue with our playing of the glockenspiel.


Dates for your diary:

SEPTEMBER - Thank you to all of the parents/carers who attended our initial Zoom Meet & Greet. The slides from the meeting are included in the 'files to download' section below.


Our PPA is on Thursday afternoons this year, in which we will have French & Music with Mrs Riley and PE with Mr Bundy. 


Please can we remind parents that if you wish to provide a break time snack for your child it should be a healthy choice and not chocolate, sweets or crisps. 


Our school PE kit is a yellow top, black shorts and pumps/trainers. For outdoor PE kits, please have tracksuits or jogging bottoms and long sleeved tops. 


Please read with your child daily as this will have an impact on all areas of their learning.  They have a Reading Diary that you can date and record their reading in.  You may wish to write a comment but please do not feel that you have to, simply a record of what has been read is really helpful. Each child received their new Reading Diary on Monday 14th September, with their newly assessed reading level inside the front cover. Thank you to all of those parents/carers who are writing in them so regularly, it is very much appreciated.

If you wish to pass on a message to myself, please feel free to write it in their planner but please ask your child to bring it to me as we do not always check the planners daily.


This term we will be learning our spellings both at home and in school. The spellings that are set on a Friday are for your child to practise writing and learning over the following week at home and we will test on them in school on the Friday.

Click here for an overview of this terms spellings that we will cover weekly.

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We use Purple Mash in school for our computing teaching. As a school, we have purchased home access for your child, and they will have their login details in the front of the reading diary. They are free to use this website whenever they wish at home, and sometimes tasks will be set for them to complete too.







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