Welcome to Year 6

Welcome to a busy, but exciting first term in year 6.

We will regularly update our web pages to keep you up to date with what we are doing throughout this year.

Our topic this term is all about Africa. We will be doing lots of work in school but will also be expecting lots of brilliant homework, which we have already started to see. The children will also be getting English and maths homework every week. We will always set the homework on a Friday and it must be brought back into school by the following Wednesday. The children will also be bringing home their reading books every day and it is vitally important that they read regularly. We are really working on the children’s comprehension skills so it would be great if you could ask them questions about their books every time you read with them. We keep track of the homework and reading on charts in the classroom that are linked to the assertive mentoring scheme that we use in school.

We will be doing P.E. every Wednesday and Friday, so the children need their kits in school on these days. Just a reminder that school P.E. kit comprises of a white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps and if P.E. is taking place outside and the weather is cold, the children are allowed to wear dark jogging bottoms and trainers. All jewellery must be removed for P.E.

In English, we will be looking at Anthony Browne’s King Kong. We will be carrying out journalistic writing and we will be continuing to improve our SPAG skills throughout our work.

In maths, we will be working in streamed groups, to address any areas where support may be needed. We will continue to develop and extend our skills in the 4 rules of number, our understanding of place value, decimals, percentages, and fractions and measurement. We will focussing on the using and applying aspect of maths through problem solving.

Please remember to carry on practising your times tables up to 12×12 as it is essential that the children have rapid recall for all tables facts.

In science, we will be looking at Our Bodies and how we can stay healthy and how eating well and exercising has a positive impact on our bodies.

We are always available if there is anything that you would like any advice or help with and are happy to address any concerns you might have in what is an exciting, but occasionally daunting year for the children and yourselves.

Mrs. Lynch and Mr. Griffin

Welcome to 3P

There are lots of exciting dates for Year 3 this half term:

Friday 22nd September- ECO Car Free Day

Monday 25th September- Class BRASS lessons begin

Tuesday 10th October KS2- Film Night

Wednesday 11th October- Harvest Assembly visit to St Mary’s

Monday 16th October-  ECO World Food Day – Reduce waste!

Wednesday 18th October- Individual School Photographs

Friday 20th October- Excellent Citizen Assembly

Friday 20th October- Autumn Hot Pot Supper

And remember…after all that fun, school closes for Half Term at 3.30 on Friday 26th October.

CURRICULUM NEWS

Our learning in Year 3:

Autumn 1

Maths:

Autumn Term 1
Strands Summary
Mental addition and subtraction (MAS); Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA) Use multiple of 5 and 10 bonds to 100 to solve additions and subtractions; add and subtract 1-digit numbers to and from 2-digit numbers
Number and place value (NPV); Mental addition and subtraction (MAS); Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA) Compare and order 2- and 3- digit numbers; count on and back in 10s and 1s; add and subtract 2-digit numbers; solve problems using place value
Mental multiplication and division (MMD); Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA) Know multiplication and division facts for the 5, 10, 2, 4 and 3 times-tables; doubling and halving
Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA); Measurement (MEA); Geometry: properties of shapes (GPS); Statistics (STA) Know and understand the calendar, including days, weeks, months, years; tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes on analogue and digital clocks; know the properties of 3D shapes
Number and place value (NPV); Mental addition and subtraction (MAS); Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA) Comparing, ordering and understanding place value of 2- and 3-digit numbers; subtracting from 2-digit numbers; using prediction to estimate calculations

English: Featured Text “Stone Age Boy” by Satoshi Kitamura

Writing a story set in the past- My Stone Age Adventure.

Other texts for interrogation and book talk: Stig of the Dump by Clive Davies and Oi! Caveboy by Alan MacDonald.

Also we will look at information text including instructions through the book How To Wash A Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson.

Science: Rocks and Soils

In this unit you will recognise that below the surface of Earth is rock which you may not be able to see. You will understand that over time rocks have been broken down to form smaller rocks, pebbles, stones and eventually soils. You will recognise that there are different rocks and different soils which have different properties and appearances. We will identify, name and describe different rocks. We will compare and group different rocks and soils based on appearance and properties, e.g. hardness, and they will examine the soil in their local area. You will consider the impact of worms in making soils. You will also describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when living things have been trapped in rock. You will have the opportunity to make a model fossil and look at the work of early palaeontologists, such as Mary Anning.

Working Scientifically, you will have the opportunity to make close observations and detailed comparisons of rocks and soils and we will investigate the appearance and some properties of rocks and soils. You will have the opportunity to set up simple comparative and fair tests. We will investigate how soils are formed, how animals make their habitat in soils, and the constituents of soil. This unit also offers the opportunity for you to consider risks and hazards involved in handling soils.

Topic: The Stone Age – when was the Stone Age? – timelines, stone age people, their homes and survival (History focus);

Where did Stone Age people come from – travelling and settling, Stone Age Weather Report (Geography and History focus); Stone Age Art and Craft – cave paintings (Art focus); Stone Age weapons and jewellery – spears, axes and bear tooth necklaces (DT focus)

PHSE: S.E.A.L. New Beginnings –  our thoughts and feelings during new experiences. First opportunity to begin considering our targets and how we will invest in ourselves this half term.

PE:  Gymnastics: rolling, stretching and curling

Music: BRASS

ICT: E safety – data safe    Blogging –  how to use school webpage to leave and comment on blogs      Navigating- finding the school website, logging in to school apps

MFL: French – Nice to meet you! Greetings and introductions

 

 HOME LEARNING LINKS

Take Away Homework: a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic – The Stone Age. Follow this link to see your Homework for this half term. A copy is also  stuck inside your homework book. Homework can be presented in any way the children wish, so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to us!

F.A.O Miss Pinington or Mrs Paton to admin@corrie.tameside.sch.

 REMEMBER: one good piece of homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring

Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Reading books are changed or checked every Wednesday but will be changed on other days if a book has been completed. You are expected to complete a book or two per week for shorter books and one per week for longer reads. When you move to much longer off scheme books read several pages your book at least twice a week. Always complete any comprehension or activity sheets given with your book before you ask for your book changed.

REMEMBER: your reading diary must be signed by your grown up at home to show you have read AT LEAST twice in a week at home. Reading Books and Diaries need to handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Home Reading in your Assertive Mentoring

Want more?

You all have an ACTIVE LEARN and Times Tables Rockstar login for other Maths activities, games and multiplication facts practise to enjoy at home online. Please ask an adult to see your teacher for a replacement card if you lose or forget your login. Web links:

http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

https://ttrockstars.com/

 You will need to regularly revise the year 2 spelling list and learn the Year 3 spelling lists.

Practising Spellings At Home

Year2HFW

Year 2 common exception words.

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words

Year 3 Spelling Rules and Examples

 Homework and Assertive Mentoring Grades

On time by Wednesday – GREEN

Late by Friday – YELLOW

No homework or reading completed – RED

 Important information for You and your Grown Ups

  • Please ensure your name is clearly written in all your school uniform. We have a permanent marker if you need to write your child’s name in their jumper etc.
  • Please ensure your correct and full PE kit is in School all week as PE days can change in school.
  • Bring your reading book and reading diary to school every day. Sometimes a reading volunteer will choose you for extra reading.
  • Please bring a school water bottle every day. Take it home each day and ask your grown up to clean and refill for you. You can but school water bottle at playtimes from Y6 monitors, they are 60p.
  • All the equipment you need is supplied for you in school. Please do not bring in your own pencils, rubbers etc. You may bring your own football to play with at lunch play (when allowed on grass) but put your name on and be responsible for looking after it sensibly.
  • Do not bring toys or precious items unless arranged with your grown up and your teacher.

Big Talk

Hi Everyone!

We have had another busy week in Reception and the children are settling in well. They have had lots of fun in the workshop, learning to use the scissors and be creative. Outside they have been learning to take turns by using the sand timers to share the bikes. The home corner has been very popular too and new friendships are being made. The children are also learning to join in more structured activities.

This week the children were introduced to the characters from our ‘Oxford Reading Tree’ books. We have sent home the characters and some words for your child to learn. We have also sent home a rhyme sheet. It would be great if you could sing some of the rhymes at home, in particular the counting rhymes (5 little ducks, 5 currant buns, hickory dickory dock) as we are learning these at school. You could share what you have done at home on the back of this newsletter.

Next week we will continue to support the children to settle in and learn through play. We are doing lots of activities to develop the children’s listening, understanding and speaking. We are also doing lots of counting, number rhymes and learning to recognise numbers.

Thank you for your support this week, have a great weekend!

The Reception Team

Welcome to the Year 3 Webpage Class 3EA

Welcome back to School September 2017 !

By Mrs Ethell

DATES

There are lots of exciting dates for Year 3 this half term:

Friday 22nd September- ECO Car Free Day

Monday 25th September- Class BRASS lessons begin

Tuesday 10th October KS2- Film Night

Wednesday 11th October- Harvest Assembly visit to St Mary’s

Monday 16th October-  ECO World Food Day – Reduce waste!

Wednesday 18th October- Individual School Photographs

Friday 20th October- Excellent Citizen Assembly

Friday 20th October- Autumn Hot Pot Supper

And remember…after all that fun, school closes for Half Term at 3.30 on Friday 26th October.

CURRICULUM NEWS

Our learning in Year 3:

Autumn 1

Maths:

Autumn Term 1
Strands Summary
Mental addition and subtraction (MAS); Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA) Use multiple of 5 and 10 bonds to 100 to solve additions and subtractions; add and subtract 1-digit numbers to and from 2-digit numbers
Number and place value (NPV); Mental addition and subtraction (MAS); Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA) Compare and order 2- and 3- digit numbers; count on and back in 10s and 1s; add and subtract 2-digit numbers; solve problems using place value
Mental multiplication and division (MMD); Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA) Know multiplication and division facts for the 5, 10, 2, 4 and 3 times-tables; doubling and halving
Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA); Measurement (MEA); Geometry: properties of shapes (GPS); Statistics (STA) Know and understand the calendar, including days, weeks, months, years; tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes on analogue and digital clocks; know the properties of 3D shapes
Number and place value (NPV); Mental addition and subtraction (MAS); Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA) Comparing, ordering and understanding place value of 2- and 3-digit numbers; subtracting from 2-digit numbers; using prediction to estimate calculations

English: Featured Text “Stone Age Boy” by Satoshi Kitamura

Writing a story set in the past- My Stone Age Adventure.

Other texts for interrogation and book talk: Stig of the Dump by Clive Davies and Oi! Caveboy by Alan MacDonald.

Also we will look at information text including instructions through the book How To Wash A Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson.

Science: Rocks and Soils

In this unit you will recognise that below the surface of Earth is rock which you may not be able to see. You will understand that over time rocks have been broken down to form smaller rocks, pebbles, stones and eventually soils. You will recognise that there are different rocks and different soils which have different properties and appearances. We will identify, name and describe different rocks. We will compare and group different rocks and soils based on appearance and properties, e.g. hardness, and they will examine the soil in their local area. You will consider the impact of worms in making soils. You will also describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when living things have been trapped in rock. You will have the opportunity to make a model fossil and look at the work of early palaeontologists, such as Mary Anning.

Working Scientifically, you will have the opportunity to make close observations and detailed comparisons of rocks and soils and we will investigate the appearance and some properties of rocks and soils. You will have the opportunity to set up simple comparative and fair tests. We will investigate how soils are formed, how animals make their habitat in soils, and the constituents of soil. This unit also offers the opportunity for you to consider risks and hazards involved in handling soils.

Topic: The Stone Age – when was the Stone Age? – timelines, stone age people, their homes and survival (History focus);

Where did Stone Age people come from – travelling and settling, Stone Age Weather Report (Geography and History focus); Stone Age Art and Craft – cave paintings (Art focus); Stone Age weapons and jewellery – spears, axes and bear tooth necklaces (DT focus)

PHSE: S.E.A.L. New Beginnings –  our thoughts and feelings during new experiences. First opportunity to begin considering our targets and how we will invest in ourselves this half term.

RE:

PE: Games:

Gymnastics: rolling, stretching and curling

Music: BRASS

ICT: E safety – data safe    Blogging –  how to use school webpage to leave and comment on blogs      Navigating- finding the school website, logging in to school apps

MFL: French – Nice to meet you! Greetings and introductions

 

 HOME LEARNING LINKS

Take Away Homework: a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic – The Stone Age. Follow this link to see your Homework for this half term. A copy is also  stuck inside your homework book. Homework can be presented in any way the children wish, so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to us!

F.A.O Mrs Ethell, Mrs Akhtar or Mrs Paton to admin@corrie.tameside.sch.

 REMEMBER: one good piece of homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring

Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Reading books are changed or checked every Wednesday but will be changed on other days if a book has been completed. You are expected to complete a book or two per week for shorter books and one per week for longer reads. When you move to much longer off scheme books read several pages your book at least twice a week. Always complete any comprehension or activity sheets given with your book before you ask for your book changed.

REMEMBER: your reading diary must be signed by your grown up at home to show you have read AT LEAST twice in a week at home. Reading Books and Diaries need to handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Home Reading in your Assertive Mentoring

Want more?

You all have an ACTIVE LEARN and Times Tables Rockstar login for other Maths activities, games and multiplication facts practise to enjoy at home online. Please ask an adult to see your teacher for a replacement card if you lose or forget your login. Web links:

http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

https://ttrockstars.com/

 You will need to regularly revise the year 2 spelling list and learn the Year 3 spelling lists.

Practising Spellings At Home

Year2HFW

Year 2 common exception words.

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words

Year 3 Spelling Rules and Examples

 Homework and Assertive Mentoring Grades

On time by Wednesday – GREEN

Late by Friday – YELLOW

No homework or reading completed – RED

 Important information for You and your Grown Ups

  • Please ensure your name is clearly written in all your school uniform. We have a permanent marker if you need to write your child’s name in their jumper etc.
  • Please ensure your correct and full PE kit is in School all week as PE days can change in school.
  • Bring your reading book and reading diary to school every day. Sometimes a reading volunteer will choose you for extra reading.
  • Please bring a school water bottle every day. Take it home each day and ask your grown up to clean and refill for you. You can but school water bottle at playtimes from Y6 monitors, they are 60p.
  • All the equipment you need is supplied for you in school. Please do not bring in your own pencils, rubbers etc. You may bring your own football to play with at lunch play but put your name on and be responsible for looking after it sensibly.
  • Do not bring toys or precious items unless arranged with your grown up and your teacher.

Welcome to Year 4!

Welcome to Year 4! The team in Year 4 are really looking forward to working hard this half term in the run up to Christmas! Have a look through below to find out a little about what we will be exploring this half term.

English

This half term we will be starting the half term off by exploring a wide range of war poetry many of which were written to remember those who have fallen whilst fighting for our country. We will be taking inspiration from these to innovate our own historical narrative poems.

Leading up to Christmas we will be delving into an amazing novel, ‘The Iron Man’, written by the talented ‘Ted Hughes’. The story follows a young boy who makes an astounding discovery, one that affects his whole town, but it is a tale that is hard to believe! We will be exploring how Ted Hughes creates such effective suspense in his stories to capture the readers imagination for when we innovate our own suspense narratives.

This year we will be working hard to improve our spelling and will be a huge focus within our morning work and woven within many other curriculum areas. As the Year 4 team, we strongly recommend that children practise the many common exception words and spelling rules for Year 3 and 4. If spelling is an particular area that your child wants to improve, please use the word lists and suggested spelling games below.

Practising Spellings At Home

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words

Year 3 Spelling Rules and Examples

Year 4 Spelling Rules and Examples

Mathematics

This half term we will be continuing to  sharpen our fluency skills. Within the Year 4 mathematics curriculum, it is crucial that the children become fluent with their times tables up to 12 and a range of number facts, such as pairs that total 100, halves and doubles and counting in multiples of 10, 20, 25, 50, 100 and 1000. Consolidation of this mathematical knowledge will help the children access and begin to master other areas of the Year 4 curriculum, for example fractions,  units of measurements, problem solving and reasoning.

Therefore, please make the most of your child’s Times Table Rockstar account to strengthen their knowledge of the times tables and see their rock status grow!

https://ttrockstars.com/

The children also have accounts for Active Learn where they can revise and apply their knowledge through tasks that cover the entire Year 4 curriculum. All activities can be accessed when using a laptop or desktop. However, some are limited when using a tablet or an iPad.

http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

Science

Changes of State is our next topic we will be exploring in Science. Through this top children will describe the differences between solids, liquids and gases. They will recognise that the same material can exist in different states and be able to explain the water cycle in terms of changes of state specifically in terms of condensation and evaporation. They will be able to explain when evaporation occurs and be able to describe it in terms of liquids changing to gases.

Topic

We will continuing with the topic ‘Invaders and Settlers’, we will be moving through time to explore other invaders and settlers, such as the Celts and the Vikings. We will be finding out more about the infamous female warrior, Boudicca and how the Vikings were able to travel from country to country.

Religious Educations

‘Why do some people describe their lives as a journey?’

This is the question we will be focusing on this half term. We will begin by exploring the metaphor itself and what it means for our selves and our journeys. We then take a closer look at the specific milestones and events in our lives, including, Baptisms, Bar Mitzvahs, Weddings, Sacred Thread Ceremony and many more.

Computing

This half term we will begin our project ‘Back to the Future’. In this project, children will create their own blog detailing what they learn from research that they will complete throughout the sessions.  Children will learn about different technologies both old and new, about inventors and the different components of a computer.

PE

Games is our focus this half term, within this topic we will be exploring the different roles within a range of games and how communication, listening and teamwork are essential skills to be successful when playing team sports.

In Year 4 we are very fortunate to have swimming lessons at Denton Swimming Baths. Please make sure that you come prepared with your full kit.

4D’s lessons are every Wednesday and 4M’s lessons are every Friday.

PSHE

Our theme for this half term is ‘Getting on and Falling Out’, where we will discuss the meaning of friendship and how to cope with tricky situations that may challenge our friendships with others. We will also reflect on our targets that we set and evaluate our progress towards achieving these.

Homework

In Year 4 homework is given out each Friday and is to be returned every Wednesday. This half term the children will have a spelling activity each week and either a reading task or mathematics task based on our learning in class. The children can also choose from the Invaders and Settlers menu! Homework can be presented in any way the children wish, so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to us!

F.A.O Mrs Macdonald or Miss Dobie  to admin@corrie.tameside.sch.uk

Invaders and Settlers Take Away Homework Sheet

The children are also asked to read at least twice a week to someone at home. We ask the children to record this in their Reading Log.

Don’t forget that your homework and reading are monitored as part of your Assertive Mentoring profile

On time by Wednesday – GREEN

Late by Friday – YELLOW

No homework or reading completed – RED

Big Talk

Hi Everyone!

We have had a busy week in Reception and the children have done really well on their first full week in school. They have had lots of fun exploring the big area outside, looking at the apple trees and stepping across the tree stumps. Indoors they have continued to enjoy exploring the areas, in particular playing in the home corner and making models with the lego. The children are also beginning to join in more structured group activities.

Next week we will continue to support the children to settle in and learn through play. We are doing lots of activities to develop the children’s listening, understanding and speaking. We are also doing lots of counting, number rhymes and learning to recognise numbers.

Your child has been gifted with a special pack from Bookstart, which has a book (The Bumblebear) and information on reading with your child. For homework this week we would like you to share the story with your child, talk about the pictures and see if your child can remember the story. We will talk about the story next week.

Thank you for your support this week, have a great weekend!

The Reception Team