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The Wilmslow Academy

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WELCOME TO CLASS 10

MR HUGHES

ahughes@thewilmslowacademy.co.uk

SUMMER TERM - 1ST HALF

In English, our next unit of work is called 'Can you become the teller of your own fairytale?' We will be using 'Over the Hills and Far Away' by Hilary McKay and 'Blackberry Blue' by Jamila Gavin as inspiration for our own writing. We will continue to focus on our Year 4 spellings and ensuring our writing includes the key grammatical features that we have been learning and applying this year, including: prepositional phrases, expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials.

In maths, we will be looking at how to divide by 100 in different ways before moving on to look at fractions and coordinates. We will continue learning multiplication facts up to 12x12 and practising our recall of these in preparation for our end-of-year test. We will be applying what we have learnt  by describing, explaining, convincing, justifying and proving. Key vocabulary will include: dividend, divisor, quotient, Gattegno chart, translation, quadrant, multiple, product, double, lots of, groups of, times, multiply and array.

In science, we will be describing the function of the different parts of the digestive system in humans, identifying the type and function of human teeth and constructing and interpreting food chains. Key vocabulary will include: digestive system, oesophagus, stomach, teeth and saliva. 

In geography, we will be answering the question 'What is life like in a developing country?' We will be comparing and contrasting the human and physical features of Manchester and Mumbai. Key vocabulary will include: location, climate, weather, water source, economic activity and settlement.

Please note that Class 10 will have outdoor PE on Tuesdays and indoor PE on Thursdays.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Bank holiday - Monday May 6 2024

End of Summer Term (1st half) - Friday May 24 2024

Start of Summer Term (2nd half) - Monday June 3 2024

End of Summer Term (2nd half) - Friday July 19 2024 1:15 p.m.

WHAT ARE WE READING IN CLASS 10 AT THE MOMENT?

So far this year, we have read...

'Alice in Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll

'Peter Pan' by J.M. Barrie

'Black Beauty' by Anna Sewell

'Robinson Crusoe' by Daniel Defoe

'Oliver Twist' by Charles Dickens

'The Secret Garden' by Frances Hodgson Burnett

'The Wizard of Oz' by L. Frank Baum

'Little Women' by Louisa May Alcott...

WHAT IS OUR SUMMER TERM CURRICULUM MAP?

WHAT IS OUR YEAR 4 CURRICULUM OVERVIEW?

WHO IS OUR STAR OF THE WEEK?

Every week, a new 'Star of the Week' will be chosen. This will be someone who has impressed Mr Hughes or one of the other adults who work with Class 10. Their picture will appear here and then below in the gallery for the rest of the year. The 'Star of the Week' is allowed to choose the register language for the following week.

w/c 4-3-24: Well done to our new Star of the Week! She was chosen for always trying to join in with class discussions. What a fantastic role model!

WHO IS THE DAILY GREETER?

In Class 10, we always try to start the day in a friendly and positive way. Every morning, a different child greets the class when they come into the classroom. Children can choose from a handshake, a high five or a fist bump.

WHAT IS READING FOR PLEASURE (RfP)?

Every week, Class 10 enjoys Reading for Pleasure (or RfP). Children are allowed to sit wherever they like - including under tables, on top of tables and even on Mr Hughes' chair - and either read to themselves or each other. They are encouraged to talk about their book choices and make recommendations.

At home, please read with your child at home every day and record this in their reading record. Here are some titles you might like to try...

STAR OF THE WEEK GALLERIES

AUTUMN TERM - 1ST HALF

AUTUMN TERM - 2ND HALF

SPRING TERM - 1ST HALF

SPRING TERM - 2ND HALF

SUMMER TERM - 1ST HALF

SUMMER TERM - 2ND HALF

PE

Our class will do PE every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Our topics this half term are dodgeball and cricket. Please come to school wearing your school uniform and bring the correct kit with you. Please remember to tie long hair back and wear layers to keep warm during outdoor sessions.

 

HOMEWORK

Every Friday, you will be given this homework to complete by the following Wednesday:

  • Maths
  • Spellings (words will be tested on Wednesdays)
  • Reading comprehension or SPAG exercise

In addition, all children will be expected to bring their signed reading records into school each day. If you have any difficulty completing any of your homework, please ask for help before it is due in.