Summer Term 1

ENGLISH

 

This half term we will begin by exploring pirate narratives including Peter Pan and we will be reading and writing information about Pirates and learning about commands. Children will continue learning to spell common exception words and learning to use the sounds they need in their writing, which they learn in phonics sessions.

Please remember to continue using Reading Eggs at home and to read regularly and learn your spellings.

Reading books will be changed twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays. It is important that children learn to re-read books to build fluency and good expression.

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/pirates/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome-back/for-home/reading-owl/english–1

 

MATHS

Here are the objectives for this half term:

Find 1 more, 1 less, 10 more, 10 less than any 2-digit number; explore patterns on the 100-square; understand place value in 2-digit numbers and identify 10s and 1s

Use number facts to add and subtract 1-digit numbers to/from 2-digit numbers; add pairs of 1-digit numbers with totals above 10; sort out additions into those you ʻjust knowʼ and those you need to work out

Add three small numbers, spotting pairs to 10 and doubles; add and subtract 10 to and from 2-digit numbers

Compare weights and capacities using direct comparison; measure weight and capacity using uniform non-standard units; complete tables and block graphs, recording results and information; make and use a measuring vessel for capacity

Find half of all numbers to 10 and then to 20; identify even numbers and begin to learn halves; recognise halves and quarters of shapes and begin to know 2/2=1, 4/4=1 and 2/4=1/2; recognise, name and know value of coins 1p–£2 and £5 and £10 notes; solve repeated addition problems using coins; make equivalent amounts using coins

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

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

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/kids-activities/fun-maths-games-and-activities/

 

SCIENCE

Plants

This unit will introduce children to the idea of plants as living things which grow and change over time. Children will work towards answering the Quest question, ‘How can we make a plant identification kit?’ The unit will encourage children to recognise the common features, similarities and differences between plants. Children will learn about the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees. They will identify, name and describe the main parts of plants, including trees. They will learn that trees are plants and will learn the meaning of ‘evergreen’ and ‘deciduous’ when describing and comparing trees. Children will describe and compare common plants and trees in their local environment and will learn specific vocabulary relating to trees, e.g. trunk, bark etc. They will have the opportunity to plant, grow and observe their own plants throughout the unit.

Children will consider how to treat plants as living things with care. At the end of the unit, children will create a model plant, a record of local plants and an identification kit for plants in their local area.

Working Scientifically, children will focus on observing closely using simple equipment, naming and grouping and recognising similarities and differences between plants. Children will make and record their observations and will also have the opportunity to gather and record data in a simple way to help in answering questions.

This unit builds on any work children have done in the Foundation Stage. This is the introductory unit on plants and lays the foundations for future work in this area.

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

 

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Our topic is Pirates. The children will be learning about famous pirates and creating artwork for our revamped KS1 library based on Neverland. We will explore the high seas and mapping and learn to make our own maps. We will learn about pirate ships, weapons and explorations. Flags, treasure and animals on board ship add to the fun!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/pirates

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/pirates/

 

RE

Coming soon…

 

COMPUTING

Using the beebots to code directions on a map.

Using Pic Collage and Book Creator to create information about pirates.

Exploring technology around us.

Using a photo album to create a Spring collection.

PE

This half term we will focus on developing our gymnastic and games skills.

PSHE

Our new topic is Relationships. We will be exploring how we work together well and how important it is to respect each other.

 

MUSIC

Your Imagination

  1. Listen and Appraise the song Your Imagination and other songs about using your imagination: ● Your Imagination by Joanna Mangona and Pete Readman ● Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious from Mary Poppins ● Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory soundtrack ● Daydream Believer by The Monkees ● Rainbow Connection from The Muppet Movie ● A Whole New World from Aladdin
  2. Musical Activities – learn and/or build on your knowledge and understanding about the interrelated dimensions of music through: a. Warm-up Games (including vocal warm-ups). b. Flexible Games (optional extension work). c. Learn to Sing the Song – step-by-step manageable learning chunks spread over the 6 steps. Or, the whole song so you can decide when to learn each section during the 6 steps. d. Option: Play Instruments with the Song. Play the given parts or your own compositions/improvisations over the coda (the end section of the song, you will see it named on the screen) section of the song e. Option: Improvise with the Song (over the coda section of the song). f. Option: Compose with the Song (over the coda section of the song). As a class, you may want to write your own lyrics where you split into 2 groups to sing and copy back. Or, using the given notes, create a group composition.
  3. Perform the Song – perform and share your learning as you progress through the Unit of Work.

HOMEWORK

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

Summer Term in Year 6

Summer Term  2019

 

 

Welcome back to what is going to be an extremely busy term for all the children in year 6.

SATs week begins on Monday 13th May 2019

Your children will be able to come into school for breakfast during SATs week. We want the children to stay calm and arrive at school ready to do their best.

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This term we will complete our topic on WW2. Our visit to Stockport Air Raid Shelter is on 3rd May. This will be a marvellous day for all the children and will be a wonderful end to our work on WW2.

Then, we will be doing our Ancient Greece topic: incorporating history, geography, art, DT and computing.

In English we will be writing almost every day-  designing a leaflet and writing a balanced argument and making sure all the writing we finished last term is our very best. We will be revising comprehension techniques to help us with the SATs Reading test. We will be continuing to improve our SPAG skills throughout our work, concentrating on different aspects within our writing tasks. At this stage we will be revising many of the areas that children should be able to do. Children need to continue practising their spellings at home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MathsIn our maths lessons we will be covering the Year 6 objectives from the maths Curriculum. You will be continuing to work hard to achieve your targets in a variety of aspects of maths, trying to become more fluent and developing your reasoning and problem solving skills. We will be focussing on the using and applying aspect of maths through problem solving, reasoning, explaining and investigating.  At this point in Y6 we will be spending a lot of time revising concepts already taught. You will also be continuing to learn all your times tables so that you know all the multiplication and division facts to 12 x 12.

Please remember to encourage your child to carry on practising their times tables up to 12×12 as it is essential that they have rapid recall of all tables facts, including the inverse. Encourage them to go on TTRockstars every week to have fun and practise at the same time.

https://ttrockstars.com/

Remember to use your log in for Discovery Learning regularly to help you with any areas of year 6 work that you may need extra practise on. If you need a log in and password please see Mrs Lynch.

 

In science, we will be working on a unit called- Classifying Living Things

In this unit children will learn how to classify living things using the major classification kingdoms. They will identify and describe the observable characteristics of a range of classification groups including micro-organisms, plants and animals. Children will make careful observations to identify the characteristics that help scientists classify all living things, such as whether a living thing has a backbone and how they reproduce. Children will also be able to use their observations to construct classification keys of increasing complexity. They will use evidence from their investigation to predict and investigate how to accelerate the rate of decay.

 

After SATs we will begin sorting out the end of term Y6 production! Watch this space for details.

Homework-

The children will continue to get English and maths homework most weeks. 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 every day. 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. In order to achieve a green mark their homework MUST be completed and handed in on WEDNESDAY.

 

We will be doing P.E. on Thursday and Friday, so the children need their kits in school on these days. After SATs, please ensure PE kits are in every day as we may be able to do extra sessions!

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.

We are looking forward to sharing all these exciting learning opportunities with you.  Don’t forget to keep in contact using Blogs!

 

It is very important, in the run up to SATs, that all children are in every day and that they attend booster classes when required. Booster classes will run up to the week before SATs. They will finish on Thursday 9th May.

 

 

Good Luck everybody – we know that you will do well!

 

 

Mrs. Lynch, Mr. Griffin and Mrs Mitchell

 

 

Summer 2019

Welcome back! Have a look through below to find out a little about what we will be exploring this summer half term:

English

We will be starting the half term off by exploring some animal footprints on our playground. I wonder who they are?

We will be studying the text ‘The Journey Home’ by Frann Preston-Gannon. It explores issues of conservation and starts to explore whether we can escape the issues that endangered animals face on a day-to-day basis. Children create fact files on endangered animals as well as writing short persuasive pieces on why we need to save a particular endangered animal. Children will be able to identify how a sentence is formed by its grammatical structure as a question, a command, a statement or an exclamation. Children will be encouraged to edit work, being aware of tense and word choice. Word classes (nouns/verbs/adjectives) will be referred to throughout.

Practising Spellings At Home

Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Word Mat

Year 1 Spelling Rules

Year 2 Spelling Rules

 

Mathematics

This half term we will be gap teaching in preparation for our SATs at the end of May. We will be sharpening our fluency skills and covering the following:

  • Multiplication of 2, 5 and 10 x tables
  • Fractions of amounts
  • Place value
  • Mental addition and subtraction
  • Money – calculating totals and change
  • Recognising the properties of 2D and 3D shapes

 

We will also be doing Times Table Rockstars frequently to strengthen our times table knowledge. Therefore, please make the most of your child’s Times Table Rockstars account to develop 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 2 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

Similarly, the children also have access to espresso which can be used in a similar way to Active Learn but they are able to explore interactive resources covering the entire Year 2 curriculum as oppose to just Maths.

http://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/

 

Science

Our next unit will be ‘Habitats.’ The children will be comparing and contrasting world animal habitats, noting their conditions and looking at the types of animals that live there. The children will also be looking for mini beasts in the school grounds and using their mathematical skills to show their findings.

 

Topic

We will be exploring our seas and animals in ‘Seaside Rescue.’ The children will be finding the world’s continents and oceans on a map. They will be naming, locating and identifying the characteristics of the seas surrounding the UK. They will also be identifying seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and North and South Poles.

 

Religious Educations

How Should we care for others and the world and why does it matter?’

 

This is the question we will be focusing on this half term. We will be discovering and discussing what religions, such as Christianity and Judaism believe about caring for people using stories from their sacred texts.

 

Computing

This half term we will begin our project ‘Code-Tastic!’ In this project, children will be understanding how delivering a set of instructions can achieve a goal. They will be introduced to algorithms as a precise set of instructions by programming a robot to turn left and right. They will also be devising a simple algorithm and investigating the importance of order and sequencing of algorithm.

 

PE

Games will be our focus this half term. Within this topic we will be exploring a range of games including using balls, racquets and nets.

Please make sure that your child’s P.E. Kit consists of a pair of black pumps, plain black shorts or plain black jogging bottoms and a plain white t-shirt or one with the school logo. We suggest that your child brings their P.E. Kit into school when we begin the term and only take it home at the end of the term so that it can be washed and refreshed ready for the next half term. That way your child will always have their kit in school and they are prepared for every lesson.

Our P.E. lesson is every Monday.

 

PSHE

Our theme for this half term is ‘Relationships.’ We will be looking at special relationships that we have, how to embrace them and how to resolve disputes.

 

Homework

In Year 2 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 “Seaside Rescue!” homework 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 Faulkner, Mrs Macdonald or Miss Richards to admin@corrie.tameside.sch.uk

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. Reading books are changed daily – whenever your child is ready for a new book. Therefore, remind your child to hand it in so that it can be organised for them.

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

Seaside Rescue Homework Menu