Mrs Windel's Class 2020 - 2021

Mrs Windel

Thank you again for continuing to record the reading that is happening at home in the Reading Diary, I am checking these daily 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.

Autumn Term 2020 ~ Welcome to our class page!

The children really have been fabulous at settling back to the new way of school life here in our Year 4 class.

We are now used to our new class timetable and the changes around school, and it is all done with smiles on faces and simply being happy to be back with our friends.

We are now settled back in to learning and are enjoying sharing the book 'Oi, Caveboy!' together in class.

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 23rd November 2020


This week's spellings for you to learn, ready for a test on Friday 27th November, are words with a /shuhn/ sound, spelt with ‘cian’ (if root word ends in ‘c’ or ‘cs’):

musician, politician, electrician, magician, mathematician, dietician, statistician, technician, clinician & beautician.

This week we will be:

  • use our mark scheme to mark our diary and set ourselves a new target.
  • select a paragraph from 'Pib's Dairy' to edit and improve.
  • investigate and deconstruct an informal letter.
  • create a plan and then model write a letter to Santa.
  • grammar: use conjunctions to link two sentences.

We will continue with our guided reading sessions, discussing the book together and a written recording of our answers to the comprehension questions.

Maths: Our daily arithmetic lessons cover many different areas of the year 4 maths curriculum and the focus changes daily, revisiting areas that we have covered and sometimes using 'I See Reasoning' activities by Gareth Metcalffe as a starting point.

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

  • recapping on multiplying by 2,3,4,5,10 & 11.
  • multiply by 9.
  • multiply by 11.

Science: We will be doing an end of unit test on the 'Animals including humans' unit, recalling what we have learnt.

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

Religous Education: We will discuss symbolism in religion and the wider world.

French: We will continue to learn to talk to our partners with confidence when speaking French, continuing with our new unit 'My local area, your local area'.

Physical Education: We will continue with our units of Netball and Football.

Art: We will continue with our line work and observational skills, focusing on drawing eyes.

Music: We will be using the glockenspiel.

PSHE: We will be learning how we all play a part in protecting ourselves and others from bullying behaviours as part of Anti-Bullying Week.


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.

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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