Mrs Windel's Class 2021 - 2022

Mrs Windel

Thank you for visiting our class page. 

Our Learning Journey below tells you what we will be learning in school this week. This page is updated weekly, ready for the start of school on the Monday morning. Please ensure that you refer to it weekly to see what we are learning about in school.

Homework is set weekly on a Friday, to be completed by the following Thursday. Please click on the Homework page tab at the top of this page to find out the current tasks that have been set.

Please remember to come in your school PE kits every Monday and Friday. 

Also, remember to bring your water bottle containing water only.

Thank you, Mrs Windel. x

Thank you to all parents who have already signed the relevant sections at the start of our new Reading Diary.

Please continue to record the reading that is happening at home in the new Reading Diary. We are now encouraging the children to record daily reading with parents/carers initialling and then also signing once a week. These are checked regularly in class and initialled by an adult.

Autumn 2nd Half Term 2021 ~ Welcome to our class page!

Welcome to Year 4 and I hope that you are happy with how your child has already settled in to our class.

This term we will share our class text 'The Boy at the Back of the Class' by Onjali Q Raúf.

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Our School Day. We can enter school at 8:40am ready to start at 8:45am and we 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 and Friday, 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.

I have uploaded our LKS2 Curriculum Yearly Planner 2021-22 so as you can see all of the learning that we have planned for this academic year. This term's Curriculum Planner is attached in the files section, giving an overview of the learning that will take place during this first term in Year 4. 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 15th November 2021

This week is assessment week in class, where we wil be completing independent writing tasks and completeing tests in reading comprehension, maths and SPAG. You will be informed of your child's assessment along with the teacher assessment during the Parnets Evening phone call on Thursday 25th November. Information about booking your slot will be forwarded by Mrs Revell.

English:

This week we will:

  • continue to use Alan Peat 2A sentences, using adjectives to improve the detail in our sentences.
  • write a plan for our Roman's in Chester recount.
  • write a recount of the Roman's in Chester trip that we went on last Friday.

This week's spellings for you to learn, ready for a test on Friday 19th November, are the following word rules which is the same rule as last week ~ suffix ’-ation’ is added to verbs to form nouns’ ~ adoration, admiration, coronation, detonation, observation, location, generation, exploration, combination & illustration.

We will also continue with our reading assessment whole class comprehension sessions.

Maths: Our daily arithmetic lessons cover many different areas of the year 4 maths curriculum and the focus changes daily. 

We will continue with our MNP unit 'Addition and Subtraction Within 10 000'.

This week we will:

  • subtract with renaming in the thousands, hundreds, tens and ones columns.
  • subtract using mental strategies.
  • solve word problems involving addition and subtraction.

ICT: We will continue to be using 2Code.

Science: We will finish our unit on animals, confirming what we have learnt using a knowledge organsier.

French: We will learn new words and phrases.

Religious Eduation: We will look at the Hindu festival of Diwalli, the story behind it, the importance of the symbols and how it is celebrated.

Art: We will continue to develop our observational drawing skills using drawing pencils.

Physical Education: We will continue to assess our fitness levels with a focus on speed and strength.

History: We will go on our class trip to Chester, taking part in the Diva Experience.

PSHE: We will revisit our HUGG and recap on 'The Art of Being Brilliant'.

Music: We will continue to consider how music makes us feel and learn to read sheet music.

Dates for your diary:

We will finish this half term on Friday 17th December, and you can find the term dates for this academic year on the 'School Office' tab under 'Holiday Dates'.

PPA:

Our PPA is on Friday afternoons this year, in which we will have French and PE with Mrs Riley. 

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. 

PE:

Our school PE kit is your child's House Team colour (Maple-red, Beech-yellow, Elm-green or Ash-blue), black shorts and pumps/trainers. For outdoor PE kits, please have 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 Reading Diary that you should date and together 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 has received their new Reading Diary and their newly assessed reading level will be inside the front cover by the end of the first complete week in school and this is updated during the first 2 weeks of every half term. 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 Reading Diary but then please ask your child to bring it to me as we do not always check the planners on a daily basis.

Spellings:

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. We are using Spelling Shed as an online tool to support our learning.

Click here for an overview of this years 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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