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Mrs McManus / Mrs Purdy Year 4

Welcome to Class 10!


Welcome to our Class 10 page.

Have a look to catch up with what we have been doing and learning about in class.


Class 10 are currently working hard on improving their problem solving skills in Maths.  We will be answering calculation questions in the context of weight, time and statistics. Why not practise this further using any of the links on our page.


Our Class Reader is the amazing Stitch Head by Guy Bass. We will using this text to discover more about key stories and persuasive writing.


Class Reminders:

Spellings - Monday and tested on Friday

Outdoor PE - Tuesday afternoon

Indoor PE - Wednesday morning with Mr Devlin

Mathletics homework- set every Monday

Reading records - checked weekly so please have them in school each day along with individual reading books


We read our reading books everyday so please make sure you always have them with you.  Thank you!

19.6.17 Year 4 invited parents in for an end of year celebration today. There was wonderful singing, memories and video clips. It was a wonderful end to the year. Well done everyone! 

A celebration

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16.7.17 We just wanted to say what a brilliant time we had away on our trip to Brromley range. The children surpassed every expectation we had and are a credit to all their parents. It was a pleasure spending time with them. You can see pictures of our visit on the Latest News pages of the website.

10.7.17 Learning Celebration - Please join us on Wednesday 19th July at 2:45 for a celebration of all our learning this year. We hope you can make it!

MADD DAY 5 PARADE DAY! You all looked absolutely brilliant! We spent the morning playing "Guess the title" to Abba songs and having our very own disco, disco, disco. We were very proud of you all today, well done!

MADD DAY 3 and 4 We looked at a range of ART by David Hockney to disucss. We fed back like an art critic before choosing some of our favourites to recreate! Good job everyone.

4.7.17 MADD Week - Day 2

Today we listened to lots of 70s music and used these as our inspiration to make record sleeves. Our favourite song was stayin' alive which you can watch below. Fantastic learning everyone!

Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive (Official Video)

3.7.17 MADD Week - Day 1

Today we had a fantastic time acting out our own news reports about the 1970s, creating 70s inspired patterns and practising our amazing disco moves. Wonderful work everyone!

Village People - YMCA OFFICIAL Music Video 1978

The Wombles (1973) Season 1 Episode 1

Mud - Tiger Feet (Live TOTP 1974)

30.6.17 As part of our Rivers and Uk work, Class 10 prepared and presented brilliant weather reports!

27.6.17 A huge thank you 

We have been so impressed with the amazing river projects we have seen so far - they are amazing! Thank you so much for supporting your children at home. If you haven't completed them, the deadline is this Friday.


MADD Week - Travelling through the decades

This year, we are travelling back to the 1970s to experience the world of disco! Please could you wear a disco inspired costume on Friday 7th July for the MADD parade. We can't wait to boogie! 

23.6.17 In topic this week, after reading all about them and using glossaries to learn definitions, Class 10 applied their art skills to create watercolours of rivers and their features.

Class 10 shared their stories with a partner then read their favourite parts aloud to the rest of the class. Here's an example...

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23.6.17 Wow! Class 10 you worked so hard today to complete and edit your traditional tales. They are great!

19.6.17 Twelve Months

Today, we used drama, to discuss and develop our own ideas for their traditional tales.  The children explored characters and how they could be portrayed. Well done everyone!

14.6.17 Sports Week - Day 3

So we had another fun-filled, active day today. The children worked with Ms Marshall and Mr Devlin and enjoyed being active and competitive.  They also learned about eating 5 fruit and vegetables every day, being snack wise and making sure they exercise for at least 60 minutes.  Well done everyone! Find out more about being healthy using the link below.

13.6.17 - Class 9 and 10 attempting to break the original 100m and triple jump world records. We came close!

12.6.17 Sports Week Day 2 and the amazing Guy Bass

Today we had a brilliant day- firstly, Guy Bass (the incredible author of Stitch Head) had us in fits of giggles talking about his life as a baby and reading part of his book. and then we attempted to break world records in running and jumping and measured them ourselves. Fantastic work everyone! 


Please note: the publishers didn't have enough books available and therefore we will receive the sign copies when they have been printed. Sorry for any inconvenience.

12.6.17 Sports Day

Wow Class 10! You made us so proud today.  We loved seeing you persevere and try your hardest. A huge thank you to our parents for your support too, it means the world to us. 

12.6.17 ⚽️SPORTS WEEK 🎾

We are really looking forward to an exciting and fun packed week of Sport and being healthy! 

Here are a few important pieces of information for your diary:

Monday 12th June- Sports Day

Please remember to bring your PE kits and water bottles into school. The gates will be open from 1:30 for parents. 

• Tuesday 13th June - Guy Bass Visit

We will have the pleasure of hosting a talk by Guy Bass the author of Stitch Head

• Wednesday 14th June - PE with Ms Marshall

Rememer to wear tracksuit bottoms and trainers all week

• Friday 16th June - Westerhope Athletic Championships and Closing Ceremony. Which country will reign supreme? 




Traditional Tales - Class 10 wrote collaboratively today, describing their favourite month of the year. You used fantastic vocabulary with varied sentences, adverbials and similes. Let's see what our new short story "The Twelve Months" is all about ...

6.6.12 Book Look Week

Thank you very much to everyone who came in to see their children's books.  They loved showing off their learning to you.

Happy holidays everyone! We hope you all have a fun and relaxing half term!

What a fantastic end to our term - we prepared and made our sandwiches this morning before meeting year 2 with their orders for a wonderful picnic under the trees. Well done - a great design and technology project!

Class 10 - you worked so well as a team to follow your recipes and make your own "rustic" loaves of bread. A huge well done!

There's a boy in the Girls' bathroom- Class 10 are thoroughly enjoying this book in English and wrote their own lists of interesting topics just like Bradley Chalkers in the book... his however had 81 items!

12.6.17 Healthy Eating

Today, as part of their Juniour Masterchef topic, Year 4 have been finding out all about the Eatwell Plate.  If you would like to find out more, visit the Food A Fact of Life web page. It has lots of fascinating facts and interesting games to play! Enjoy!

Science Fair - well done Year 4 for hosting a fab science fair for Year 3 who came along with enthusiasm and questions. Thanks everone.

Stitch Head Design and Technology Project Update - Class 10 have nearly completed their products and have thoroughly enjoyed designing and making them. Lots of perseverance and progress with stitching all round! Well done everyone - we are ready to advertise the products now and here's a cheeky peek at how professional they look with the light box to enhance them...

2.5.17 Rights and Responsibilities

In our life skills sessions this half term, we have been discovering what rights the children have.  Find out more by watching the video below.


What are child rights?

What are child rights?? Brother and sister duo Jack and Ruby explore the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which guides all of UNICEF's work.

What is a human right?

An introduction to the concept of human rights, and the United Nations framework to promote and protect human rights.

2.5.17 Spellings

Because of the bank holiday, our spellings will be given out on Tuesday and tested on Monday 10th May. Thank you in advance for all your support!

25.4.17 A very busy day...

Today we had a very busy day investigating playscripts, solving problems about graphs and finding out names for French vegetables! You can practise these at home using the links below. Enjoy xxx

Les Légumes

Frencg vegetable vocabulary - les legumes, learn the French names for the most common vegetables, from a native speaker.

We hope you have all had an amazing holiday and we can't wait to see you for more exciting learning. See you in the morning!

Happy Easter everyone! We hope you have a lovely, relaxing holiday. See you in 2 weeks!

WINNERS! Well done to the Green Machines who had the most counters from our Maths Week challenges - they can look forward to an extra ICT session of fun and games when we get back.

4.4.17 Maths Week - Day 2

Today, we had some of our fantastic parents to help us solve 'find the rule' problems. We became detectives and used clues to solve logic problems and to break codes. Fantastic learning everyone! 

3.4.17 Important message about Spellings

As it is a four day week this week we have decided not to give the children spellings to learn.  The next words to learn will be after Easter. Thank you for your support.


3.4.17 Maths Week - Day 1

We have had a fantastic first day for Maths Week and are all developing our problem solving skills. We found out which team we will be working for - 'The Purple Problem Solving Ninjas', 'The Green Machine', 'Orange we Wonderful' or the 'Golden Number Ninjas'. We then completed team building activities and he magic egg problem.  Tomorrow we will become super sleuths! Check out our photos below, or more are saved in the Maths section - you can find this by clicking on the link below.

3.4.17 It's Maths Week!

And we can't wait for lots of problem solving fun! We would like to invite parents to come and join us on Tuesday and Thursday morning for lots of Maths fun from 9:00-9:30. We hope you can make it!

31.3.17 As part of our STITCH HEAD topic, we made bookmarks with running and cross stitch to practice our skills before making our monster puppets after Easter...

30.3.17 Parents' Evenings

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone  who attended our Parents' evenings. It was a pleasure getting to chat about your amazing children and the progress they are making. Thank you for all your support - it means the world to us! 

28.3.17 Parents Evening

We are really looking forward to seeing all of our lovely parents, tonight and Thursday evening to discuss your amazing children's progress. We can't wait! 

27.3.17 Science Fair Homework

Our science Fair homework is due in by Friday. Thank you so much to everyone's who has sent in their project already and we can't wait to see the rest by Friday. Thank you again for all of your support.

26.3.17 Happy Mother's Day

We wanted to wish a very 'Happy Mother's Day' to all our amazing Mums. We hope you had a relaxing day and loved your cards.

Class 10 enjoyed being creative and making some beautiful cards with their own drawings and quilled petals.

Comic Relief Joke Off 2017.

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COMIC RELIEF 2017 - Thank you to everyone who donated and helped us support Comic Relief.

22.3.17 Parts of Speech

Can you sing along to our 'parts of speech' rap? Good luck! 

Parts of Speech - Flocabulary

21.3.17 Class 10's amazing progress

Today, Class 10 have knocked our socks off with their fantastic progress! They have become really confident using the bar model method to solve fraction problems and have written very persuasive letters. We are so proud of everyone's progress and how they always try their best. Well done! 


We started some product analysis on puppets to help us with our Design Technology project where we are going to design and make a toy or puppet. Even STITCH HEAD popped in to join us...

Class 10 read a new poem today in Guided Reading where they listened for key phrases then walked in groups describing the atmosphere in each verse.

13.3.17 Stitch Head the Movie - Radio Advertisement

Today, the children used persuasive phrases to create their own script for a radio advertisement.  They worked really well together and created very enticing adverts.  Fantastic learning Class 10!

Stitch Head Radio Advert

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9.3.17 Maths - Class 10 you are becoming really confident with using the bar model to help you solve word problems. You worked in an organised way today with your partners.

7.3.17 Our Magical Myth

Today we edited and improved our amazing myths before having the chance to share them with the class. We are really proud of your progress Class 10.

6.3.17 States of Matter

Today we became particles and saw how they moved in solids, liquids and gases.  Super science everyone!

6.3.17 Money problems

This week we will be finding out how to solve money problems.  If you would like extra practice, click on the links below.

WORLD BOOK DAY 2017 Don't we look great! We have delved deeply into the world of Where's Wally this morning and shared our favourite books. This afternoon we are going to design our own front cover and blurbs before finding out whose Wally work Year 3 have chosen as the winner! Exciting stuff!

28.2.17 Les animaux

Today we listened, wrote and even sang in French - you were amazing Year 4! Très Bien!


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