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Ghyllgrove Community Primary School &Resource Base for Deaf Children

Happy | Safe | Achieving

Class 10

Class Teacher: Miss K Heslin
Learning Assistant: Mrs J Davis


I am very excited and looking forward to a fun, hardworking and successful Summer term in Class 10. Our class page will include lots of important information about our upcoming learning so please remember to check back regularly for any updates. Keep your eyes peeled for any photos too!


In Class 10, we have very high expectations of exceptional behaviour and attitudes to learning. All children are expected to stay on green by following our school rules, listening carefully and trying their best. However, they should be striving for gold by showing the Ghyllgrove Learning Powers. You should aim to be getting your green certificates to take home every Friday to show how fabulous you have been at school.



In Maths, we will consolidate our addition, subtraction, multiplication and division methods before using these to solve problems.  Later in the term, we will explore different units of measurement, learning about about height, length, weight and capacity. We will then apply this learning during our shape topic as well as calculating the perimeter of different shapes. Throughout the term, we will also be practising our new times tables for Year 3 (3, 4 and 8) as well as consolidating our 2, 5 and 10 times tables from Year 2. Developing these key number skills are vital as they provide a foundation for all other Maths learning to be built upon so practising these skills at home will really help you to make excellent progress this year. Throughout our lessons, we will tackle a range of problem solving and reasoning activities which will allow us to apply all of our learning from this term.


During our English lessons, we will be reading Jake Cake and the Werewolf Teacher and learning about all of his troublesome adventures e creates. This wonderful story will help us with our writing, as we write character and setting descriptions, action sequences and begin to write our own narratives.  We will be learning how important it is to use high quality vocabulary and conjunctions to extend our ideas and add more detail to our writing. Additionally, we will work on using a range of sentences openers, including prepositions and adverbials.  We will also explore speech within narratives and develop our skill of using speech punctuation accurately in order to write a conversation between two characters.  Also, we will be practising a range of reading skills during our Guided Reading and VIPERS sessions as well as working on our handwriting, spelling, punctuation and grammar too. Remember to read regularly at home so you can move along our reading game!


Our topics for this term are ‘Green Fingers' and ‘Ancient Egyptians’. During the first part of the Spring term we will learniing about the different parts of plants and what they need to survive.  As the topic progresses we will look at the different styles of farming and even visit a working arable farm.  The children will get chance to design their own mixed farm as well.

During the second half of the term we will be learning about Ancient Egyptians, their lifestyle, sacred objects and what what important for them to survive. The Egyptians had some intersting ways of living and through this we will learn about mummification and the Great Pyramids of Giza. Also about how the pyramids were built in a time of no machinery.


Our PE lessons will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday. PE kits (white t-shirt, red shorts and trainers) are to be kept in school and will be sent home half-termly to be washed. Please can you include a cold weather P.E. kit (plain joggers and sweatshirt) as a number of PE lessons will take place outside.


With so many exciting things going on in school, there will be lots to talk about on those journeys home. Make sure you’re impressing your parents and telling them all about your learning.



All of the staff in Class 10 will work tireless to ensure everybody does their best this year. We will regularly hear the children read and set them times table challenges too, so look out for these in the Home School Diaries.


In order to help your child achieve and accelerate their progress, we ask for the following commitments from you at home too:


  • Listen to your child read at home at least 3 times a week and record this in your child’s Home School Diary. Please take the time to put a small note and we will also do the same every time we hear your child read in school.
  • Practise your times tables and spellings regularly.
  • Complete the weekly homework task on Google Classroom. This will be set on Friday and must be submitted by Tuesday.


We are incredibly lucky to have access to some fantastic online resources, which will also support their learning too. Your child’s login details are included at the front of their Home School Diary.


Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging online programme designed to help pupils master their times tables by playing the different games and answering different questions to improve their Rock speed and status. Children will earn coins for correctly answered questions which they can use to improve and upgrade their Rock Star Avatar. Just go to and use the login information inside your Home School Diary.


Please remember, if you have ANY concerns during the year then come and see us. We will always help you if we know about anything that is worrying you. We want to keep everybody at Ghyllgrove safe, happy and achieving.


Miss Heslin



Take a look inside Class 10

Spring Curriculum

Year 3 Parent Workshop