Handforth Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 2LX

01625 466910

The Wilmslow Academy

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WELCOME TO CLASS 10

MR HUGHES

ahughes@thewilmslowacademy.co.uk

SPRING TERM - 1ST HALF

In English, we will be writing balanced discussions on different topics, including whether or not children should wear school uniform! Key vocabulary will include: prepositional phrases, expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials.

In maths, we will be focussing on the 3, 6 and 9 times tables, explaining the relationship between adjacent multiples and using what we learn to solve problems. 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: multiple, product, double, lots of, groups of, times, multiply and array.

In science, we will be learning how to create a simple circuit. We will investigate insulators and conductors and discover how to stay safe around electricity. Key vocabulary will include: mains, plug, electrical appliance, conductor, insulator, cell and battery. 

In geography, we will be answering the question: 'How do we choose where to build a city?' We will learn about the needs and wants of early settlers and study place names to find out where Anglo-Saxons, Romans and Vikings once lived. Through the use of digital and paper maps, we will investigate land use in different sized settlements and the ways in which settlements are linked together. At the end of the unit, we will design our own new settlement!

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

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Conway residential - March 13-15 2024 (more details to follow)

End of half term - Friday February 16

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...

WHAT IS OUR SPRING TERM CURRICULUM MAP?

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 5-2-24: Well done to our new Star of the Week! He was chosen for working hard to improve his recall of multiplication facts. 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 tag rugby and fitness. 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.