Mrs Windel's Class 2019 - 2020

Mrs Windel

Spring 2nd 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.

Homework sent out on Friday 13th March 2020: Multiplication Grid & Spellings

Week beginning  Monday 16th March 2020

This week we will be completing our Spring term NFER tests in Reading, Grammar & Punctuation, Spelling and Mathematics (arithmetic and problem solving).

English: This weeks spellings are word families based on the common words.

We will continue to use what we have learnt about first person narratives, to edit and improve our writing with a focus on fronted adverbial phrases. 

We will write a thank you letter to the Techniquest staff following our trip to Techniquest last week, which will then be posted.

Grammar: Fronted adverbial phrases, recognising which type they are (time, frequency, place, manner or possibility).

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.

We will investigate multiplying.

  • Multiplying 3 digit numbers - including renaming
  • Dividing 2 digit numbers

Science: We will continue to discover what each part of the plant is called and what its job is.

ICT: We will use 2Calculate to further develop our skills of using a spreadsheet, focusing on using the timer, random number and spin button functions.

History: We will continue our new topic of Romans and find out about the first 3 Roman invasions of Britain.

Religous Education: We will continue to look at the Easter Story.

French: We will recall the names for different parts of the body and listen to phonetic spellings in French whilst playing 'Phonics Detectives'.

Physical Education: We will be going swimming every Tuesday afternoon.

Art: We will use the skills used in pointillism and create our picture design whilst using more than one colour.

PSHE: We will discuss our feelings and emotions whilst we share poems from our book 'The Same Inside'.

Purple Mash Monster multiplication awards handed out on Friday 13th March 2020 went to :

  •  Millie & Isabella for making the most progress over the week
  •  Niamh & Millie for being the most accurate players when answering the calculations
  •  Carla, Isabella, Abi, Leona, Jimmy, Freya, Lily-rae, Grace, Daisy, Leo & India for making progress during the last week on their individual progress scores.

Well done to you all!

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

Dates for your diary:

~ 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.

~ 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.

~ 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 swimming. Please ensure that your child has their 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:

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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