Chaperon Rouge by Honey

A haze of blood- red vapour smothered the peaceful forest. The trees deteriorated and faded into the blood – curdling shape of a wolf. The glow and glare of a red eye incinerated the night sky. Like a viper, the wolf crept through the abandoned village leaving a track of demolition in it’s path. Others started to awake and join. She woke up. Gasping for breath, her heart skipped a beat. Every hair stood to attention as her eyes looked in every corner. Without hesitation, the girl backed to the wall in desperation. She saw a shadow beneath her and it opened. The girl ran through the forest as fast as her legs could carry her. Every step she took the shadows multiplied. The wolves snapped behind her. Faster. Closer. The wolves appeared everywhere. It was a dead end. She jumped off the unsteady log, but still the shadows followed her. She bolted, raced and shot like a dart through the forest. She climbed up the rocks and skidded. Her heart was beating like a drum. She looked behind her, the wolves had gone. Or so she thought? 

Ancient Greece Homework by Malachi

Sparta dropped weak young children off a cliff because they were no use to them. Zeus was  God of the Sky. Hera was Goddess of Marriage, Mothers and Families. Poseidon was God of the Sea. Aries was God of War . Athena was Goddess of Wisdom, War, and Useful Arts. Athens is the capital of Greece. Women were not allowed to vote in Athens. In Sparta the people trained every day and invaded their neighbours. Spartans didn’t listen to music or didn’t do art but Athenians did listen to music and did art. 

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Year 5 Summer 2

Welcome Back Year 5!

We hope that you have had a lovely break and are excited to get going again. Our final term in year 5 is action packed with Sports and Health week (wb 17th June) Waste Week (wb 24th June) and our summer fair on 12th July!

English

We will start the term by using the video Chaperon Rouge to inspire our creative writing. We will look at using a range of descriptive techniques and effective vocabulary and how to use our writing to create suspense and build tension for the reader. We will then move onto non-fiction writing linked to our new topic Survivor. We will look at extreme environments around the world and create our own survival guides. 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 learning from the Year 5 curriculum this half term. We will start by looking at fractions, before recapping multiplication of 4 digit numbers by teen numbers and short division. We will then move onto geometry by looking at area and perimeter. 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 Life Cycles. The children will learn that plants and animals have life cycles and that reproduction is a part of this cycle. They will recognise that each life cycle has distinct stages but that these can vary between species, for example they may describe and contrast the stages of the human life cycle with three and four stage metamorphosis in insects and amphibians. They will understand the importance of reproduction for the survival of a species.

Topic This half term our topic is ‘Survivor.’ We will learn about extreme environments around the world and how people and animals have adapted to live there. We will develop our map reading skills by looking at OS maps and understand what the different symbols represent. We will also develop our field work by taking part in orienteering activities and develop our compass skills.

PHSE

We will continue with our new PHSE scheme ‘Jigsaw’. Our theme for this half term is ‘Changing Me.’ The children will explore how their bodies may change as they grow and discuss looking ahead to Year 6.

Computing – Scratch. We will be using Scratch to create our own games.

PE PE will be on Tuesdays 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.

Year 5 Summer 2

Welcome Back Year 5!

We hope that you have had a lovely break and are excited to get going again. Our final term in year 5 is action packed with Sports and Health week (wb 17th June) Waste Week (wb 24th June) and our summer fair on 12th July!

 

English

We will start the term by using the video Chaperon Rouge to inspire our creative writing. We will look at using a range of descriptive techniques and effective vocabulary and how to use our writing to create suspense and build tension for the reader. We will then move onto non-fiction writing linked to our new topic Survivor. We will look at extreme environments around the world and create our own survival guides. 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 learning from the Year 5 curriculum this half term. We will start by looking at fractions, before recapping multiplication of 4 digit numbers by teen numbers and short division. We will then move onto geometry by looking at area and perimeter. 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 Life Cycles. The children will learn that plants and animals have life cycles and that reproduction is a part of this cycle. They will recognise that each life cycle has distinct stages but that these can vary between species, for example they may describe and contrast the stages of the human life cycle with three and four stage metamorphosis in insects and amphibians. They will understand the importance of reproduction for the survival of a species.

Topic
This half term our topic is ‘Survivor.’ We will learn about extreme environments around the world and how people and animals have adapted to live there. We will develop our map reading skills by looking at OS maps and understand what the different symbols represent. We will also develop our field work by taking part in orienteering activities and develop our compass skills.

PHSE

We will continue with our new PHSE scheme ‘Jigsaw’. Our theme for this half term is ‘Changing Me.’ The children will explore how their bodies may change as they grow and discuss looking ahead to Year 6.

Computing – Scratch. We will be using Scratch to create our own games.

 

PE
PE will be on Tuesdays 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 or black trainers for out doors, 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.

 

Summer 2 Year 2

Welcome back to our final half term in Year 2!

 

Take a look at what we’ll be exploring this half term:

English

We will be reading ‘The Minpins’ by Roald Dahl and exploring the themes of monsters and danger in the woods. The children will create and write their own monster character descriptions, retell and innovate key parts of the story and eventually write their own new chapter for the book. Children will be learning how to use possessive apostrophes (singular) [for example, the monster’s picnic basket] and how to use suffixes to make longer words, including: -ment, -ness, -ful, -less and -ly. Children will continue to apply their knowledge of sentence structure to form either questions, commands, statements or exclamations and will continue to edit and improve their work.

Practising Spellings at Home

Year 1 & 2 Common Exception Word Mat

Year 1 Spelling Rules

Year 2 Spelling Rules

 

Mathematics

We will continue to use teacher assessment to focus on gap teaching with the aim of improving mathematical fluency and deepen children’s understanding in the following areas:

  • Number bonds to 10 and 20
  • Mathematical problems involving multiplication of 2,5 & 10
  • Fractions of amounts
  • Place value
  • Mental addition and subtraction.

 

The children will also use their mathematical skills during enterprise week when they will decide on something to make and sell at the Summer Fayre. They will need to use their knowledge of money to cost materials, use their research skills to find good value and decide on a pricing list to make a profit!

Please encourage your child to continue using TT Rockstars to strengthen their times tables knowledge. Can they improve their rock status before the end of the year? Remember – there are prizes to be won!!

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Remember the children can also make use of their Active Learn accounts where there are lots of fun mathematical activities. Using a laptop or desktop will give you access to all the activities however there is some limited access when using a tablet or iPad.

http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/

 

Similarly, children can access Espresso using their accounts where there are lots of interesting and fun interactive games and activities which cover the whole Year 2 curriculum. Give it a go! Remember the animal noises!!

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

 

Science

Our next unit is all about plants and children will investigate how seeds and bulbs grow into plants. They will learn that plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to stay healthy and they will investigate where seeds come from by examining fruit and seeds in their local environment. Children will carry out their own investigation by planting a variety of seeds and by working scientifically will observe, record and write scientific conclusions to record their findings.

Topic

We will continue our ‘Seaside Rescue’ topic by looking at the beaches and seas around the British Isles. We will look at the features of a beach and a seaside resort, compare and contrast seaside resorts past and present, learn about some water safety using information from the RNLI and learn about the amazing Grace Darling!

           

Religious Education

We will continue with our unit learning about how we should care for others and the world and why this matters. We will learn about why Mother Theresa and Dr. Barnardo became caring people, compare and contrast stories from the Bible and Torah to understand how Christians and Jewish people believe the world began and how we should care for the world and those living in it. We will use art and poetry during the unit.

 

Computing

This term the children will learn all about ‘debugging’ in a unit called ‘Let’s Fix It.’ The children will understand what is meant by the term ‘debug’ and identify the key features of debugging by using software to create and programme a Sprite to move on stage. Children will learn about what happens when code goes wrong and how to use ‘sensors’ and ‘conditions’ within code to debug.

 PE

This term the children will be exploring dance using the Val Sabin primary dance curriculum which will be taught by our school’s sports coaching staff.

Our PE lesson is every Monday.

 

PSHE

Our topic this half term is called ‘Changing me’. Using the school’s scheme of work ‘Jigsaw’, the topic explores how we grow, develop and age. Children will be able to identify and name different body parts, discuss how their bodies change as part of a continuum from being a baby to growing old and to discuss different types of touch with a view to developing self-confidence and assertiveness.

 

 

Homework

In Year 2 homework is given each Friday and expected back every Wednesday. The children will receive either a maths or reading task based on our learning in class and they will choose a piece from the ‘Seaside Rescue’ homework menu. Children are encouraged to be as creative as they wish and can choose how to present their homework 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 that the reading is recorded in their Reading Log. Reading books are changed daily or whenever your child is ready for a new book. We ask that you remind your child to place their reading book and log in the designated area so that it can be organised for them when needed.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 4 Summer 2

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Welcome back Year 4! 

 

We all hope you had a fantastic break and are now ready for the final term of Year 4!

English

This half term we will be writing a story inspired by ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’, written by Jules Verne.  We will begin the writing process by interrogating ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’, along with similar texts in order to stimulate ideas and develop our vocabulary. We will then draft our writing, with a big focus on self-editing this term in order to be able to identify mistakes and improve the quality of our writing.

We willl be continuing to work hard to improve our spelling. 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 begin by looking at place value, extending our knowledge of sequences and rounding by 10, 100 and 1000. We will then move onto statistics, in particular time and distance graphs. Following this we will then re-visit measurement, calculating the area and perimeter of 2D shapes. Finally, we will complete the term by solving mathematical problems, developing our reasoning skills.

It is crucial in Year 4 that the children are still developing their fluency 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.

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

The children should all have their logins now for both of these accounts, if your child has lost their login details then do not hesitate to ask for new ones!

 

Science

The human body is our next topic we will be exploring in Science. Through this topic the children will initially begin by exploring the digestion system, identifying parts of the human body and explaining how the digestion system functions. We will then be looking at teeth, identifying similarities and differences and carrying out an investigation in order to explore methods to protect our teeth.

Topic

This term we will be carrying on with our topic from last term, ‘Let the Music Play!’

This term we will continue to look at the History of music and different genres. We’ll also be study the change and development of instruments and how they’re organised. We will be exploring a wide range of composers and artists throughout history. We will also be making connections to our novel in English, ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ by researching the different music styles from around Europe and celebrating them through our very own Eurovision contest! This topic will be developed further next half term!

Religious Educations

This term we will be exploring the following question in depth,

‘Right or Wrong?’

Exploring contrasting opinions of people’s understandings of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’.

Computing

This half term we will be continuing our project, ‘Heroes’. In this project, children will explorehow to use a range of software to contstructs their own algorithms to build an interactive game.

PE

Atheletics and Games are the topics we’ll be covering this half term. We’ll be looking at different types of throws, catches and how vital strategy and communication are to these sports. We also have sports and health week, commencing the 17th of June, where we will have the opportunity to participate in a range of sports, which children will need their P.E. kits every day for. Our P.E. lessons are every Monday and every other Wednesday, but it’s important to have a fully P.E. kit in school everyday for cross curricular learning.

 

PSHE

Our theme for this half term is ‘Changing Me’, where children will explore how we inherit some of our personal characteristics through our birth parent. Through this children will also explore how their bodies may change as they grow.

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 our ‘Let the Music Play’ 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 Miss Tuner or Miss Dobie to admin@corrie.tameside.sch.uk

Let the Music Play 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