All about the Taj Mahal! Bye Niamh

Our topic is all about famous buildings so here is some facts about the Taj Mahal!

Who built the Taj Mahal in India?
Taj Mahal. Originally built by Emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb his wife, the Taj Mahal remains an architectural marvel of the modern world. Introduction. The Taj Mahal is an enormous mausoleum complex commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the remains of his beloved wife. Taj Mahal. Originally built by Emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb his wife, the Taj Mahal remains an architectural marvel of the modern world. Introduction. The Taj Mahal is an enormous mausoleum complex commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the remains of his beloved wife.

Where is the Taj Mahal located?
The Taj Mahal is located in Agra, in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located on the banks of the River Yamuna and is easily accessible by road.

How long did the Taj Mahal take to build?

Taj mahal , a sign of love is a great monument build in the reign of king Shahjahan also known as ” Khurram”. The monument was build in the memory of his loved ones ” Begam Mumtaj “. It takes about 20 years to build Taj mahal.

How was the Taj Mahal constructed?
The Taj Mahal was constructed using materials from all over India and Asia. It is believed over 1,000 elephants were used to transport building materials. The translucent white marble was brought from Makrana, Rajasthan, the jasper from Punjab, jade and crystal from China.

Here are some other facts about it!
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Taj Mahal is shrouded in myth and there have been many legends which have cropped up over the years. The cost of construction of the Taj Mahal was around Rs.320 million.Another popular myth around the Taj Mahal is that after the construction of the Taj Mahal, Shah Jahan cut off the hands of all the workers so that such a structure could not be built again. Fortunately, this is not true. 

The Big Battery Hunt!

The Big Battery Hunt is returning to Corrie. We’re really focusing on helping the environment at Corrie Primary and want to help in any way we can. We have joined the national schools partnership initiative to collect used batteries and send them off for recycling. There is also the opportunity to win lots of great prizes.

Each school that books a collection for their batteries will be automatically entered into the Big Battery Hunt prize draw. By helping us to recycle as many batteries as possible our school could win:

  • A 2-night class trip to the sustainability centre
  • A 3-year subscription to MyMaths worth £1,000
  • £2000 worth of school equipment vouchers
  • iPads
  • Certificates and trophies

Spring 2!

Welcome Back Year 5!
We hope that you have had a lovely break and are excited to get going again. Spring Term 2 is action packed with lots of things to look forward to, including World Book Day on March 7th, our trip to the mosque and lots of other exciting things.

English

Our focus this half-term will be on non-fiction writing. We will be looking at the story ‘The Man Who Walked Between’ by Mordicai Gerstein. The book tells the true story of dare-devil Philippe Petit, who walked, lay, knelt and danced on a tightrope wire between the roofs of the twin towers in 1974. We will use the story as inspiration to write our own newspaper reports for the New York Times and also create biographies about the incredible life of Petit. We will continue to develop our understanding of Year 5 SPaG and learn new spelling rules for the Year 5/6 key words. We will be focusing on how to apply all our SPAG work into our own writing.

Maths
We will continue to be in mixed groups across Y5 for maths. We will be consolidating our knowledge of multiplication and division and looking at using this to help find fractions of large amounts. We will then be focusing of fractions by revising finding equivalent fractions before moving onto improper fractions and mixed numbers. We will be looking at using bar modelling as a method to help us with our work on fractions. We will be focusing on the Using and Applying aspect of Maths through Problem Solving Challenges.

Please remember to carry on practising your times tables up to 12×12.
Aim to be a Times Tables Rockstar this half term if you’re not already!

Science
Our topic this half term is Types of Change. We will build on our knowledge of materials by looking at reversible and irreversible changes. We will be mixing materials together to learn that in these changes new materials are made and that these new materials are often in the form of gases. We will explore dissolving and then use evaporation to recover dissolved solutes and will recognise that these are reversible changes. To develop our skills of Working Scientifically, we will use evidence gathered from our own and others’ investigations into dissolving and evaporation to draw conclusions and offer explanations.

 

Topic
We will continue with our topic this term, Grand Designs. We will be learning all about famous landmarks both in Great Britain and around the World! We will look at famous architects before working in teams to design and construct our own buildings!

PHSE

We will continue with our new PHSE scheme ‘Jigsaw’. Our theme for this half term is ‘Healthy Me’, where children will explore how to recognise and explain peer pressure and be able to suggest a number of strategies for dealing with this. Through this, children will also explore thoughts and feels that may be associated with those pressures.

Computing – App Designers.

We will look at designing and building our own apps using App Shed for a given audience and purpose.

 

PE
PE will be on Mondays and Wednesdays.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR PE KIT. Make sure you don’t get RED on your Assertive Mentoring! Children should have black pumps, black shorts and a plain white t-shirt.

HOMEWORK
We will continue to have a creative approach to our homework this term. You will be given Maths and Spelling homework each week as well as being able to choose from a range of creative activities in Topic.
Homework is given out on Friday and is due in the following Wednesday.
REMEMBER:
Homework handed in on Wednesday is GREEN.
Homework handed in on Thursday is YELLOW.
Homework handed in on Friday is RED.
We read in class every day, so make sure you always have your Reading Log in school.
Please make sure you also read regularly each week at home and ask an adult to sign your Reading Log for you. We will sign your Reading Log every WEDNESDAY to check you have read at home, so please don’t forget!!

KEEP IN TOUCH!
Parents & Carers are always very welcome to call in to discuss any aspect of their child’s learning, any other area of their school life or just to say ‘hello’. We are available anytime before or after school, except on Wednesdays because that’s when we have our Staff Meeting.
We are really looking forward to another great half term with you all!
Thank you for your continued support.
Miss Wood, Miss Pinington, Miss Wickham and Mrs Sharrock.

 

Welcome Back Year 5!

Welcome Back Year 5!
We hope that you have had a lovely break and are excited to get going again. Spring Term 2 is action packed with lots of things to look forward to, including World Book Day on March 7th, our trip to the mosque and lots of other exciting things.

Englihs

Our focus this half-term will be on non-fiction writing. We will be looking at the story ‘The Man Who Walked Between’ by Mordicai Gerstein. The book tells the true story of dare-devil Philippe Petit, who walked, lay, knelt and danced on a tightrope wire between the roofs of the twin towers in 1974. We will use the story as inspiration to write our own newspaper reports for the New York Times and also create biographies about the incredible life of Petit. We will continue to develop our understanding of Year 5 SPaG and learn new spelling rules for the Year 5/6 key words. We will be focusing on how to apply all our SPAG work into our own writing.

Maths
We will continue to be in mixed groups across Y5 for maths. We will be consolidating our knowledge of multiplication and division and looking at using this to help find fractions of large amounts. We will then be focusing of fractions by revising finding equivalent fractions before moving onto improper fractions and mixed numbers. We will be looking at using bar modelling as a method to help us with our work on fractions. We will be focusing on the Using and Applying aspect of Maths through Problem Solving Challenges.

Please remember to carry on practising your times tables up to 12×12.
Aim to be a Times Tables Rockstar this half term if you’re not already!

Science
Our topic this half term is Types of Change. We will build on our knowledge of materials by looking at reversible and irreversible changes. We will be mixing materials together to learn that in these changes new materials are made and that these new materials are often in the form of gases. We will explore dissolving and then use evaporation to recover dissolved solutes and will recognise that these are reversible changes. To develop our skills of Working Scientifically, we will use evidence gathered from our own and others’ investigations into dissolving and evaporation to draw conclusions and offer explanations.

 

Topic
We will continue with our topic this term, Grand Designs. We will be learning all about famous landmarks both in Great Britain and around the World! We will look at famous architects before working in teams to design and construct our own buildings!

PHSE

We will continue with our new PHSE scheme ‘Jigsaw’. Our theme for this half term is ‘Healthy Me’, where children will explore how to recognise and explain peer pressure and be able to suggest a number of strategies for dealing with this. Through this, children will also explore thoughts and feels that may be associated with those pressures.

Computing – App Designers.

We will look at designing and building our own apps using App Shed for a given audience and purpose.

 

PE
PE will be on Mondays and Wednesdays.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR PE KIT. Make sure you don’t get RED on your Assertive Mentoring! Children should have black pumps, black shorts and a plain white t-shirt.

HOMEWORK
We will continue to have a creative approach to our homework this term. You will be given Maths and Spelling homework each week as well as being able to choose from a range of creative activities in Topic.
Homework is given out on Friday and is due in the following Wednesday.
REMEMBER:
Homework handed in on Wednesday is GREEN.
Homework handed in on Thursday is YELLOW.
Homework handed in on Friday is RED.
We read in class every day, so make sure you always have your Reading Log in school.
Please make sure you also read regularly each week at home and ask an adult to sign your Reading Log for you. We will sign your Reading Log every WEDNESDAY to check you have read at home, so please don’t forget!!

KEEP IN TOUCH!
Parents & Carers are always very welcome to call in to discuss any aspect of their child’s learning, any other area of their school life or just to say ‘hello’. We are available anytime before or after school, except on Mondays because that’s when we have our Staff Meeting.
We are really looking forward to another great half term with you all!
Thank you for your continued support.
Miss Wood, Miss Pinington, Miss Wickham and Mrs Sharrock.

 

What Buildings I Want To See In New York By Alfie Sugden 5P

Next year I am going to New York and I would like to visit different iconic buildings and places including the following.

I would like to visit the Hard Rock Cafe, I have been to Malta and in the airport stood the Hard Rock Cafe. The food was extraordinary and the building was dedicated to rock and roll music with pictures of famous rock artists and various pieces of memorabilia hung up around the cafe.

I would also like to visit the World Trade Centre’s site where the spindling towers once stood. In there place now stands One World Trade Centre and The Memorial Waterfall which has everyone’s name that were either missing or killed in the 9/11 act of terror.

One of the main places I want to visit is Times Square where the Times Square Tower stands, this tower is made up of offices and billboards, the billboards are electronic and advertise large companies such as Toshiba and Sony. Times square also has M&M world and the big Hersheys chocolate shop.

By Alfie Sugden