Mrs Windel's Class 2018 - 2019

Mrs Windel

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 Summer term 2019 KS1 CASTLES topic web file in the 'Files to download' section for details on what we will be learning this term.

Welcome back to school for the summer term. I hope that you have had a lovely Easter break and that you are looking forward to the summer term at school.

This term we are basing our learning around the theme of Castles. If you have any have artefacts, knowledge or just a keen interest in anything linked to castles that you would be happy to share with us, then please let us know.

We have lots of interesting and exciting things planned, staring with our trips to Stafford Castle, with Year 2 visiting on Wednesday 24th April and Year 1 visiting on Thursday 25th April.  

Dates for your diary:

~ Open Evening will be in the second half term and will be an opportunity for you to see your child's work from this term, along with the chance to speak to myself and to go and meet your child's teacher for the next academic year. Your childs' end of year report will be sent home prior to this open evening. 

~ Activity Week will take place during the week beginning Monday 8th July. More details will follow closer to the time.

~ Year 2 children will be taking their KS1 Sats test papers during May. It is our intention to make these as relaxed and stress free as possible, so your child will not know about the test before the morning of the day that they take it. The tests take place in small groups and in classrooms, all which make it a natural testing environment for your child. The results from these tests will be given to parents along with the end of year report in July.

~ Year 1 children, along with some Year 2 children, will be taking the Phonics Screening Test during the week beginning Monday 10th July.

~ Our Alsager Highfields Annual Music Festival will take place on the afternoon of Friday 7th June. As in previous years, you are invited to join us on the main school playing field to watch all of the children perform.

~ Infant Sports Day is going to take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 19th June. If the weather decides to go against us, then the reserve date is the following afternoon.



During this first Summer half term our PPA on Tuesday afternoon will be drama and PSHE with Mrs Godley.


We will be doing PE on a Monday afternoon with Miss Hook. In addition to this, for this first half term we will have football-based sessions every Friday afternoon with sports coaches from Crewe Alexandra Football Club.



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. Toast is available should you wish your child to have this instead which you can order online or via the office on a termly basis.  There is always fruit available if your child forgets their snack. 


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 and we will be doing extra PE sessions ready for Sports Day.

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. 


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 your child’s teacher, please feel free to write it in their planner but please ask your child to take it to their teacher as we do not always check the planners every day.


This term we have made the decision as  Key Stage 1 team to return to sending 10 spellings a week home for the children to learn.  They will be tested on a Thursday with a new set of spellings being sent home on a friday.

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.


Below in the files section you will find a copy of the Jolly Phonics card as a reminder for you, showing the pictures for the phonemes that your child has been taught at school and which we continue to use when spelling in our independent writing activities.

Betty Bear at the seaside:

Thank you to those parents/carers that were able to come and watch us perform at The Lyceum Theatre last month, we really appreciated your support. You can still share the 'Betty Bear at the seaside' songs together at home as they can be found under the 'Children's Pages' banner.








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INSET DAY, by Revell

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