New Year 2018

ENGLISH

 

This half term we will begin by learning, performing and writing a recount about the Battle of Hastings and writing instructions for how to build a castle. We will be writing a poem about a dragon inspired by the book Tell Me A Dragon. All this links to our Creative Curriculum topic, Dungeons and Dragons

Children will continue learning year 2 spellings and common exception words and will continue to learn to apply phase 5 graphemes in their writing.

Handwriting sessions continue to support the children reach the end of year objectives and more of us are learning to join.

We will be learning to meet various writing objectives this half term, including learning to read and edit our writing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/anglo_saxons/normans/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

MATHS

Here are the objectives for this half term. Please continue learning your 10, 2, 5 and 3 times tables too.

Place value and ordering 2-digit numbers; place value additions and subtractions; add and begin to subtract 9, 10 and 11

Revise number bonds to 10; begin to bridge 10; subtract from 10 and 20; use number facts to find the complement to ten; find a difference between two numbers by counting on

Rehearse complements to multiples of 10; find differences using a number line; find change from 10p and 20p, and from £10 to £20 by counting up and using bonds to 10 and 20; add two 2-digit numbers by counting on

Recognise and identify properties (including faces and vertices) of 3D shapes; sort according to properties including number of faces; name the 2D shapes of faces of 3D shapes; tell the time to the nearest quarter on analogue and digital clocks

Order 2-digit numbers and revise the < and > signs; locate 2-digit numbers on a landmarked line and grid; round 2-digit numbers to nearest 10; estimate a quantity <100 within a range

http://www.iseemaths.com/visual-games/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/

 

 

SCIENCE

Uses of Materials

In this unit children will name, identify and hunt for everyday materials including wood, metal, plastic, glass, rubber, brick, rock, paper, fabric and card. They will list properties of different materials such as hardness, strength, flexibility and shininess. They will learn that the properties of materials are important to the object they are made from. They will identify suitable and unsuitable materials for different objects and will be able to explain why.

Working Scientifically, children will classify materials sorting them into groups in a variety of ways. They will use reference materials to find out some fascinating facts about a type of material. They will compare the strength of different types of paper predicting which will rip when pulled by their hands. They will learn what absorbency means and explore the absorbency of different types of materials. They will examine different ways to record results and select an appropriate way to record the results of an investigation about waterproof materials. They will apply the findings from these investigations to design a nappy.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/

 

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Our topic is Dungeons and Dragons. We are learning about the Norman Conquest and events leading up to the invasion. We will discover how castles were built, linking to our materials topic in Science, and will find out how they were defended and attacked. We will learn about life inside and around castles and will be visiting Skipton Castle. We will explore local geography to decide where to best build a castle. We will carry out an art project using the Bayeux Tapestry to inspire us.

 

RE

Coming soon…

 

PE

This half term we will be improving our gymnastic and games skills, as well as learning a medieval dance and invasion game.

 

PSHE

The theme Dreams and Goals using our new scheme Jigsaw, and we will be creating our own Dream Dragons for our castle play area.

 

MUSIC

I Wanna Play In A Band is a rock song written especially for children. In this song the children learn about singing and playing together in an ensemble.

As well as learning to sing, play, improvise and compose with this song, children will listen and appraise classic rock songs.

 

 

HOMEWORK

Will be issued on Fridays and must be returned by the following Wednesday.

January and February 2018

ENGLISH

 

This half term we will begin by learning, performing and writing a recount about the Battle of Hastings and writing instructions for how to build a castle. We will be writing a poem about a dragon inspired by the book Tell Me A Dragon. All this links to our Creative Curriculum topic, Dungeons and Dragons

Children will continue learning year 2 spellings and common exception words and will continue to learn to apply phase 5 graphemes in their writing.

Handwriting sessions continue to support the children reach the end of year objectives and more of us are learning to join.

We will be learning to meet various writing objectives this half term, including learning to read and edit our writing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/anglo_saxons/normans/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

MATHS

Here are the objectives for this half term. Please continue learning your 10, 2, 5 and 3 times tables too.

Place value and ordering 2-digit numbers; place value additions and subtractions; add and begin to subtract 9, 10 and 11

Revise number bonds to 10; begin to bridge 10; subtract from 10 and 20; use number facts to find the complement to ten; find a difference between two numbers by counting on

Rehearse complements to multiples of 10; find differences using a number line; find change from 10p and 20p, and from £10 to £20 by counting up and using bonds to 10 and 20; add two 2-digit numbers by counting on

Recognise and identify properties (including faces and vertices) of 3D shapes; sort according to properties including number of faces; name the 2D shapes of faces of 3D shapes; tell the time to the nearest quarter on analogue and digital clocks

Order 2-digit numbers and revise the < and > signs; locate 2-digit numbers on a landmarked line and grid; round 2-digit numbers to nearest 10; estimate a quantity <100 within a range

http://www.iseemaths.com/visual-games/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/

 

 

SCIENCE

Uses of Materials

In this unit children will name, identify and hunt for everyday materials including wood, metal, plastic, glass, rubber, brick, rock, paper, fabric and card. They will list properties of different materials such as hardness, strength, flexibility and shininess. They will learn that the properties of materials are important to the object they are made from. They will identify suitable and unsuitable materials for different objects and will be able to explain why.

Working Scientifically, children will classify materials sorting them into groups in a variety of ways. They will use reference materials to find out some fascinating facts about a type of material. They will compare the strength of different types of paper predicting which will rip when pulled by their hands. They will learn what absorbency means and explore the absorbency of different types of materials. They will examine different ways to record results and select an appropriate way to record the results of an investigation about waterproof materials. They will apply the findings from these investigations to design a nappy.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/

 

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Our topic is Dungeons and Dragons. We are learning about the Norman Conquest and events leading up to the invasion. We will discover how castles were built, linking to our materials topic in Science, and will find out how they were defended and attacked. We will learn about life inside and around castles and will be visiting Skipton Castle. We will explore local geography to decide where to best build a castle. We will carry out an art project using the Bayeux Tapestry to inspire us.

 

RE

Coming soon…

 

PE

This half term we will be improving our gymnastic and games skills, as well as learning a medieval dance and invasion game.

 

PSHE

The theme Dreams and Goals using our new scheme Jigsaw, and we will be creating our own Dream Dragons for our castle play area.

 

MUSIC

I Wanna Play In A Band is a rock song written especially for children. In this song the children learn about singing and playing together in an ensemble.

As well as learning to sing, play, improvise and compose with this song, children will listen and appraise classic rock songs.

 

 

HOMEWORK

Will be issued on Fridays and must be returned by the following Wednesday.

School Council

At Corrie, our School Council is a vital part of our learning community. It is very important that the views and opinions of ALL children across our school are heard and represented. The School Council work hard to ensure that this happens. We usually meet every fortnight but sometimes more often if there is something urgent that we need to discuss.
Each class has a School Council Representative, who had to apply for the position and have an informal interview with the Y6 School Council Committee and Miss Turner.
Our School Council also has a Communications Committee, Investors In Pupils Committee and a KS1 Committee.
School Councillors need to have the following personal qualities so that they are:
• Reliable
• Responsible
• Friendly and approachable
• Good at listening to everyone
• Able to remember things
• Honest and sensible hardworking
These are the things the School Councillors needs to do:
• Attend meetings, turn up on time and be interested.
• Bring your book to the meeting if you are on the Committees.
• Listen to the views and opinions of the class and bring them to the meeting.
• Report everyone’s ideas and opinions even if they are not your own.
• Bring ideas to the meeting that will make the school a better place to be.
• Feedback information to your class – ask your teacher for a time to do this.
• Wear your badge so people know that you are the representative.
• Collect views of pupils from the Listening Bench in KS2 and Classes in KS1.
• Present some assemblies with support from Miss Turner.

SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Corrie Primary School Council Meeting Minutes.
Date: 15th September 2017
Time: 12:30pm
Location: 5T Classroom
In Attendance: AH AA FF EA SO JA GW DB MB MS HK MS IH NO Miss Turner
Apologies:
Topic: Welcoming the new School Council
Speaker: Miss Turner
Details: We all introduced ourselves as this year’s School Councillors and talked about what we would like to achieve this year. We discussed setting up the Committee and the Listening Bench. We decided that instead of having a Listening Bench in KS1, the Committee would visit KS1 classes every Tuesday afternoon at 3pm.
Required Action: School Council Committee to meet to discuss times and days for setting up the Listening Bench.
By Who: School Council Committee AA AH FF EA SO JA
Any Other Business:
Date of Next Meeting: 22nd September

Corrie Primary School Council Meeting Minutes.
Date: 22nd September 2017
Time: 12:30pm
Location: 5T Classroom
In Attendance: AH AA FF EA SO JA GW DB MB MS HK MS IH NO Miss Turner
Apologies:
Topic: Listening Bench
Speaker: Miss Turner FO JD
Details: Discussed actions from the Listening Bench. Children in KS2 gave several ideas of how they would like to improve the school environment.
The School Council Committee also presented ideas from KS1 children.
The School Council decided to prioritise these ideas and agreed to focus on ideas for role play equipment in KS1
Required Action: School Council to talk to classes about ideas from Listening Bench and how to move forward with how to get role play equipment for KS1
By Who: School Council Committee AA AH FF EA SO JA
Any Other Business: Set date to discuss School Council Assembly
Date of Next Meeting: 29th September

Corrie Primary School Council Meeting Minutes.
Date: 29th September
Time: 12:30pm
Location: 5T Classroom
In Attendance: AH AA FF EA SO JA GW DB MB HK MS IH NO Miss Turner
Apologies:MS
Topic: School Council Assembly
Speaker: Miss Turner
Details: We talked about the School Council Assembly to be held next Friday. We decided that we needed to introduce each new School Councillor tell the rest of the school about the role that the School Council plays. We decided that the School Council Committee would lead this.
Required Action: All School Councillors to meet to rehearse Assembly on Wednesday 4th October.
By Who:
Any Other Business:
Date of Next Meeting: 13th October

Corrie Primary School Council Meeting Minutes.
Date: 13th October 2017
Time: 12:30pm
Location: 5T Classroom
In Attendance: AH AA FF EA SO JA GW DB MB MS HK MS IH NO Miss Turner
Apologies:
Topic: Role Play Equipment
Speaker: Miss Turner AA AH EA
Details: AA AH met Mrs. Cartledge to discuss how we could get some role play equipment for KS1. Mrs.Cartledge said it would be a good idea to write a letter to ask for people to donate anything they may have at home but no longer use.
Required Action: AA,EA & AH to talk to Mrs Cartledge again for an update.
By Who: School Council Committee
Any Other Business:
Date of Next Meeting: 10th November

Corrie Primary School Council Meeting Minutes.
Date: 10th November
Time: 12:30pm
Location: 5T Classroom
In Attendance: AH AA FF EA SO JA GW DB MB HK MS IH NO Miss Turner
Apologies:
Topic: New School Councillors and Committee
Speaker: Miss Turner
Details: We introduced our new Y3 School Councillors EO who has replaced MS who has left school. We also introduced DM and BP as part of the KS1 Listening Bench Committee. The School Council felt it would be a good idea to have 2 Y3 children as part of this Committee as it will help them to build confidence and communication skills.
Required Action:
By Who:
Any Other Business:
Date of Next Meeting: 24th November

Corrie Primary School Council Meeting Minutes.
Date: 24th November 2016
Time: 12:30pm
Location: 5T Classroom
In Attendance: AH AA FF EA SO JA GW DB MB EO BP DM HK MS IH NO Miss Turner
Apologies:
Topic: Role Play Equipment
Speaker: Miss Turner AA AH
Details: AH and AA have drafted a letter to send out to ask people for donations of role play equipment. All the School Council agreed that this should go ahead.
Required Action: AH and AA to meet Mrs. Cartledge to show her the letter and to ask if it is OK to go ahead.
By Who: School Council Committee AH AA EA
Any Other Business:
Date of Next Meeting: 1st December

Corrie Primary School Council Meeting Minutes.
Date: 1st December
Time: 12:30pm
Location: 5T Classroom
In Attendance: AH AA FF EA SO JA GW DB MB EO BP DM HK MS IH NO Miss Turner
Apologies:
Topic: Role Play Equipment
Speaker: Miss Turner AA AH
Details: AH and AA met Mrs. Cartledge and she has approved the letter. We agreed that the letter should go out just after Christmas as this might be a time when people are reorganising their children’s toys and role play equipment. We also discussed Pupil Voice for Writing and filled out a questionnaire.
Required Action AH AA to ask Mrs. Cartledge about the date to send out the letter.
By Who: School Council Committee AH AA
Any Other Business:
Date of Next Meeting: 15th January 2018

Are you up for the Mini Winter Reading Challenge?

Join the Winter Mini Challenge crew for a new reading adventure!

The Summer Reading Challenge have teamed up with DK and Star Wars to bring you some extra special rewards.

Taking part in the Winter Mini Challenge is simple: all you have to do is read three books.

Once you’ve read a book, add it to your website profile and write a review to let everyone know what you thought.

Add 3 books (or more) to complete the Mini Challenge!

There’s a brand new Star Wars certificate AND an exclusive virtual badge for everyone who completes the Mini Challenge.

The Mini Challenge starts on Monday 11 December 2017 and finishes on Friday 12 January 2018

You can read any books you like – fact books, fiction, joke books, picture books, ebooks, audio books – the choice is yours!

Read and review 3 books before the Mini Challenge ends to unlock your rewards.

Just visit your profile page and click ‘Add a new book now’ to log your books.

Once you’ve completed the challenge, go to the Badges & Codes page on your profile. Click on the Star Wars badge in the Special Badges box to download your certificate.

If you don’t have a profile yet, signing up for one is simple: click the ‘Join in’ button at the top of this page, https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/news/general/winter-mini-challenge-17,  to register for a website account.

 

Ready to take on the Mini Challenge and get reading?

Why not make like BB-8 and roll on down to your local library to borrow some books?

Check out the Book Sorter if you’re in need of some reading recommendations, and keep an eye on the blog for our round up of the best Star Wars books out there.

 

Good luck!
And may the force be with you…

Harley perrin blog about romans in 120 words

The Roman Empire was established under Octavian in 27bc after julius ceasars conquest of Gaul followed by a period of civil war, the city of Rome now surpassed a population of one million likely the first city in history to reach this size.

 

The romans are the people who originated from the city of Rome in modern city Italy, Rome was the centre of the Roman Empire lands controlled by the romans which included France Greece and Spain, North Africa and parts of the Middle East.

 

The Roman Empire began when Augustus Caesar became the first empower of Rome and ended in the west when the last Roman emperor Romulus Augustulus was deposed by the Germanic king adoacer.

 

Romans started in 753bc the romans had a story to explain how Rome began, twin boys Romulus and Remus were the sons of mars, an evil uncle took them as babies from their mother and threw them into the river Tiber to drown

Romans in 120 words

What did Romans eat?

Poor Romans ate bread, vegetable soup, and porridge. Meat was a luxury, unless they lived in the countryside and could go hunting or fishing.

Poor people’s small homes had no kitchens. So they often took food round to the baker, to cook in his oven. Many people bought takeways, such as sausages or fried fish, from food-shops.

Rich Romans had food cooked at home in the kitchen by slaves. Most ate a light breakfast, and a snack at mid day – perhaps bread and cheese, or boiled eggs and salad. They ate dinner in late afternoon, with a starter, a meat course (such as hare, pig, beef, goat, chicken, fish or pigeon) followed by fruit or nuts. Ice cream was a treat. Lettuce was served at the end of a meal because Romans believed it helped you sleep.

Gracjan 4M

Big Talk

 

15.12.17

Diary Dates:

Christmas Dinner – Monday 18th December.

Christmas pantomime – Tuesday 19th December (please ensure you have paid if you would like your child to attend).

Reception Christmas Party – Thursday 21st December.

Last day of term – Friday 22nd December (reopen Monday 8th January).

Hi Everyone!

We hope you all enjoyed our Christmas Nativity play, the children worked really hard learning the songs. Well done to all of them, we were so proud of them!

This week the children have been busy joining in Christmas activities – they have been extremely busy making things in Santa’s workshop! They have really enjoyed doing the maths challenges from our Advent calendar too. We have also been enjoying reading Christmas stories, thank you to everyone who sent in a Christmas story.

For homework this week we have sent home some Christmas counting and number sheets. You could also do some counting at home i.e. how many stars/baubles on the tree or how many presents under the tree.

Our readers of the week this week are Lillie May (who has really made progress with her phonics) and Noah (for learning all of his sounds and words). Well done to both of them.

Well done to Joshua (who drew a lovely picture of the characters in his favourite story ‘The Magic Reindeer’) and Finley (who drew a lovely picture of the carrots in his favourite story).

Our Christmas Party will take place on Thursday the 21st December.  We have put up a list of party food we need and would be grateful if you could sign up.  On the day party clothes can be sent in to school in a named carrier bag and we will change them after lunch.

Please can you check at home and in your child’s book bag for any toys that belong to school and return them. Thank you.

We hope you have a lovely weekend and as usual thank you for your continued support.

 

The Reception Team