Handforth Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 2LX

01625 466910

The Wilmslow Academy

Welcome to Class 9 with Mrs Dene

Your child's happiness and wellbeing is of extreme importance to me, please speak to me before or after

school if there is ever anything that you'd like to discuss.

You can also contact at ddene@thewilmslowacademy.co.uk


In English, we will be continuing to use the story 'The Secret Garden' to build effective tension in our writing. We will then use the text ‘The Miraculous journey of Edward Tulane’ by Kate DiCamillo to support the children in writing cliff hangers. We will continue to focus on our year 4 spellings and ensuring that our writing includes the key grammatical features that we have been learning about and applying this year, these include: prepositional phrases, expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials.

In maths, we will be identifying odd and even patterns within the times tables. We will spend some time learning about how to find a square number and applying divisibility rules. We will then spend the rest of the term understanding and manipulating multiplicative relationships. This will include partitioning for multiplication, multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 and explaining the relationship between multiplying a number by 100 and multiples of 100.

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 History, we will be learning about the Romans. We will begin by bridging back to our trip to the Deva Centre in Chester. We will learn about what life was like as a solider, How the Roman empire grew, Who Julius Caesar was, the story of Boudicca and why Hadrian's wall was built. 

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 Please note that Class 9 will have outdoor PE on Tuesdays and indoor PE on Thursdays.

Please ensure that your child has suitable clothing for outdoor PE. Joggers, T-shirt and a Hoody/Jumper are recommended


Conway residential - March 13-15 2024 

End of term - Wednesday 27th March  - 3.30pm


We have begun reading

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - 9781408855652 - Scholastic

Our curriculum map for Spring 2

Please click on the link below

Curriculum Map Spring 2


Every week, a new 'Star of the Week' will be chosen. This will be someone who has impressed Mrs Dene or one of the other adults who work with Class 9. Their picture will appear here and then below in the gallery for the rest of the year. 

Spring 2

W/C 18-3-2024 Ava Cooney :)

w/c 26-2-2024 Chloe Yiu

Spring 1

w/c 12-2-2024 Tadhg Byrne

w/c 22-1-24 Poppy Smethurst!!

W/C 15-1-24 Georgia Rado-Wade :) and Giannes Ampiah Donker ;)


Autumn 2     

W/C 30-10-2023 Ria Law ;)   

W/C 6-11-2023 Jordan Chimuramba!! 

W/C 13-11-2023 Abdalla Zayed

W/C 20-11-2023 Sophia Wray!

W/C 27-11-2023 - Ava - May Andrews ;)

W/C 4-12-23 - Evie Snowball and Thomas Foy!!! :D

W/C 11-12-2023 Rakiylo Miller


Autumn 1 

W/c11-9-23 Kiki Griffiths :)   w/c 18-9-23 Pippa Kenworthy!! w/c 25-9-23 Atsushi Kubota ;)

w/c 2-10-23 Joe Barrett  :)  W/C 9-10-23 Esme King!!  W/C 16-10-2023 Ella Parker :)



Every week, Class 9 enjoys Reading for Pleasure (or RfP). Children are allowed to sit wherever they like - including under tables, on top of tables and even on Mrs Denes' 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...


Our class will do PE every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Our topics this half term are tag rugby and fitness.

Your child is now required to bring their PE kit into school with them and get changed at school before their PE session.

Your child will then get dressed into their uniform at the end of the session.

PE kits will be returned home at the end of each half term unless needed to be done before hand.

Please ensure that your child has the correct P.E Kit in school with them.



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

  • Maths
  • Spellings
  • 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.

Multiplication Test

In the summer term, all year 4 children take part in a multiplication check. 

This is completed online and children can prepare for this by 


  • Completing their mymaths homework
  • Going on Times Table rockstars regularly
  • Practicing and learning their times tables
  • Using online tests to prepare - https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/



Our timetable