Mrs Windel's Class 2020 - 2021

Mrs Windel

Autumn 2020 ~ Welcome to our class page!

Hello all and welcome back to school.

Although all things seem a little strange right now, the children really have been fabulous at settling back to the new way of school life here in our Year 4 class. We are getting used to our new class timetable and the changes around school, and it is all being done with smiles on faces and simply being happy to be back with our friends. So far, we have been enjoying reading and being inspired by the fabulous picture book 'The Colour Monster' by Anna Lleans.

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 on the Autumn 2020 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 14th September 2020

English: This weeks spellings are words that add the prefix in- (meaning not or into) - inactive, incorrect, inaccurate, insecure, indefinite, incomplete, infinite, inedible, inability & indecisive.

Using the story book 'Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kitamura, we will:

  • Model write our retelling of the story 'Stone Age Boy' using our story map and story plan that we created last week.
  • Innovate a new story based on the story 'Stone Age Boy', creating a new plan and a new story map, ready to write our own new story next week.
  • Grammar - capital letters and full stops to punctuate a paragraph. 

We will begin our guided reading sesssions and begin reading books using our newly assessed ZPD level (see the sticker in the front cover of your child's Reading Diary that they bring home on Monday).

Maths: Our daily arithmetic lessons cover many different areas of the year 4 maths curriculum and the focus changes daily, often using 'I see reasoning' by Gareth Metcalffe problems as a starting point.

In our 'Numbers up to 10,000' unit of learning, we will:

  • Compare and order numbers.
  • Compare and order 4-digit numbers.
  • Make number patterns using 100, 10 & 1 more or less than.
  • Make number patterns with 4-digit numbers.
  • In ICT we will start using Monster Multiplication.

Science: We will identify and name parts of our digestive system.

ICT: We will complete the Coding Crash Course, learning to use the 2Code programme and explain what Object, Action, Output, Control & Event are in computer programming.

History: We will say what we already know about the Stone Age, whilst thinking about what new information we want to learn this term.

Religous Education: We will discuss making agreements and contracts, such as the Bystander Pledge, and why they are an important aspect of religion.

French: We will recall numbers to 10 and give classroom instructions.

Physical Education: We will continue with our units of Fitness and Tag Rugby.

Art: We will use our observational skills to draw a portrait from a photo, with a focus on pencil control, scale and lines.

PSHE: We will talk about things that we can and can't control, with a focus on positive mental health.


We have lots of interesting and exciting things planned, including the important dates listed below.

Dates for your diary:

~ Our Meet & Greet Zoom meeting will take place on Thursday 10th September 2020, at 5:30pm. More details to follow on a seperate message.


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 will recieve their new Reading Diary on Monday 14th September, with their newly assessed reading level inside the front cover.

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.

Purple Mash

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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