Mrs Windel's Class 2019 - 2020

Mrs Windel

Spring 1st half term 2020 ~ Welcome to our class page!

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 see the Spring 2020 Curriculum Information for Parents file in the 'Files to download' section for details on what we will be learning this term.

I hope that you have had a lovely Christmas break and that you are feeling recharged and looking forward to the spring term at school.

This weeks homework, sent home on Friday 24th January.

Week beginning  Monday 27th January 2020

English: This weeks spellings end with -cian.

We will be writing a non-chronological report using our plans, encouraging visitors to visit Paris. We will practise extending noun phrases with the inclusion of adjectives and a prepositional phrase. We will investigate first person narratives.

Maths: Our daily problem solving tasks cover many different areas of the year 4 maths curriculum and the focus changes daily, using 'I see reasoning' by Gareth Metcalffe problems.

This week we will begin using our new 'Maths No Problem' textbook and workbooks. We will investigate mutiplying by 9, 11 and 12. We will also investigate dividing by 6. 

Science: We will follow on from our investigation of light for us to see by looking at surfaces that reflect light.

ICT: Continuing from our spreadsheet work last week, we will use 2Calculate to format cells and use the Formula Wizard function.

Geography: We will observe, measure, record and present features to create a sketch map.

Religous Education: We will explain one viewpoint about one of Jesus' healing miracles.

French: We will write the nouns used for family names and recap on pronouncing them in French.

Physical Education: Fitness session 2 involves us working on our skill development of our sprinting technique.

Art: Using a range of marks and lines, we will immitate the 'Portrait of Joseph Roulin' by Van Gogh, creating shade and shape through the skills we practised last week.

PSHE: We will discuss our feelings and emotions whilst we consider things that we can and cannot control.

 

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

Dates for your diary:

~ Our Parents Evening for the spring term will take place on Wednesday 4th March 2020. You will be informed via Parentmail when the booking slots will become available. As always, should you need to speak to me about any concerns prior to then, please either call the school office to arrange a time to see me or catch me at the end of the day when I have more time to speak with you.

~ Our Singfest 'We are the champions' concert will take place on Wednesday 25th March 2020 at Congleton Town Hall, where you are welcome to purchase tickets to come and watch us. It will be all of the three LKS2 classes that are performing together as a choir. Please follow this link to be directed to the ticket buying section, where we are concert 7 option. They go on sale on Monday 13th January 2020 and are available on a first come first served basis.

~ Our class assembly will be on Friday 14th February 2020 at 9:15am. We are looking forward to sharing some of the things that we have been doing and learning with you.

~ We will be going on a class trip, along with Mrs Lindblad's and Mr Golds' classes, to visit Techniquest in Wrexham on Wednesday 11th March 2020 to support our science work. A more detailed letter for this trip will be with you later on this half term.

~ We have booked our residential trip to Laches Wood for Wednesday 29th April til Friday 1st May 2020. You have recieved the initial information letter druing the autumn term and additional details will be confirmed closer to the time. 

PPA:

During this first spring half term our PPA on Tuesday afternoon will be Forest Fun with Miss Astbury. Please ensure that your child has their weather appropriate kit in school every Tuesday.

Snacks:

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. Snacks are avaiable to buy from the school kitchen.  There is often fruit available if your child forgets their snack. 

PE:

In addition to our active Forest Fun session we will also have a PE session every Friday. Please ensure that your child has an outdoor full PE kit in school.

Please ensure that their PE kit (with outdoor and indoor kit) is available in school every day as we sometimes have to change our time slot.

Kit: No football shirts please! We are trying to encourage the children to wear the correct clothing for these activities and appreciate your support. 

Please ensure that your child has their PE kits in school at all times. Our school PE kit is a yellow top, black shorts and pumps/trainers. For outdoor PE kits, please bring tracksuits or jogging bottoms and long sleeved tops. 

Reading:

Please read with your child daily as this will have an impact on all areas of their learning.  They have a planner 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.

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 take it to me as we do not always check the planners daily.

Spellings:

This term we will be learning our spellings throughout the week in class, including changing the root word to create the words that follow that weeks spelling pattern. The sheet that is sent home on a Friday is for your child to again practise writing these words.

I have incuded a list of this whole terms spelling patterns in the 'files to download' section below for your information.

As always, if you have any questions relating to any aspect of school life please do not hesitate in contacting me or coming to see me. Please feel free to come in and talk to me preferably at the end of the school day.

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 planners. They are free to use this whenever they wish at home, and sometimes tasks will be set for them to complete too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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