Autumn Term  2019

 

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

In English, we will be looking at Anthony Browne’s King Kong. We will be working hard on our writing every day and covering a variety of genres including journalistic writing, persuasive writing, character descriptions and writing for a purpose and an audience. We will be continuing to improve our SPAG skills throughout all aspects of our written 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 be using a mastery approach to focus on the using and applying aspects of maths through reasoning and explanation.

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.

Our geography topic this term is all about North America. We will be learning about the physical and human elements of this continent and investigate aspects such as climate and population. We will be doing lots of work in school but will also be expecting lots of brilliant homework.

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.

Homework-

Homework will be set 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 Monday 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.

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

 

Below you will find the statutory spelling list for Y5 and Y6 which need to be learned.

spellingframe.co.uk is a wonderful website that will help you learn them.

 

Mrs. Lynch, Miss Turner and Mrs Mitchell

 

 

 

 

Autumn Term in Year 6

Autumn Term  2019

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

In English, we will be looking at Anthony Browne’s King Kong. We will be working hard on our writing every day and covering a variety of genres including journalistic writing, persuasive writing, character descriptions and writing for a purpose and an audience. We will be continuing to improve our SPAG skills throughout all aspects of our written 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 be using a mastery approach to focus on the using and applying aspects of maths through reasoning and explanation.

 

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.

Our geography topic this term is all about North America. We will be learning about the physical and human elements of this continent and investigate aspects such as climate and population. We will be doing lots of work in school but will also be expecting lots of brilliant homework.

 

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.

 

Homework-

Homework will be set 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 Monday 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.

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

Below you will find the statutory spelling list for Y5 and Y6 which need to be learned.

spellingframe.co.uk is a wonderful website that will help you learn them.

Mrs. Lynch, Miss Turner and Mrs Mitchell

 

Welcome to Year 4

Happy New Year!

We hope that you have had a fantastic Christmas and New Year.

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Swimming lessons will be every Friday. Please make sure the children have appropriate swimming kits and towels in a bag with them every Friday morning.

PE lessons will be every Wednesday afternoon. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school every Wednesday.

Homework will be sent home every Friday and is expected to be returned to school by the following Wednesday.

Reading books should be signed at home at least twice a week and should be in school every day, but will also be checked on Wednesdays along with the homework.

 

Please find below what we will be learning about:

Spring 1

Maths:

In maths we will be looking at a range of ‘strands’ such as: Number & Place Value, Written and mental Addition & Subtraction, Mental and Written Multiplication, Money, Measurements and Properties of Shapes.

 

English:

In English our featured texts will be Flotsam by David Wiesner and A Walk in London. We will be looking at Non-fiction writing and Narratives including fantasy narratives..

 

Topic: Invaders and Settlers..

Through our topic we will find out a variety of invaders and settlers throughout history, with a particular focus on the Romans and their time in Britain. We will be looking at the Roman Empire and the effect that the Romans had on many aspects of our lives and how those impacts can still be seen today. We will also be taking part in an educational visit to Chester which will provide a stimulus for much of the historical enquiry we will do in our lessons.

 

Science: Dangers to Living Things

In our science lessons we will be looking at the differences between living and non-living things and the dangers to living things and how they adapt to keep themselves safe.

 

PHSE: JIGSAW Dreams and Goals.

During this ‘puzzle’ the children will be looking at our dreams and goals in the future. They will be looking at what makes them proud and how this made them feel. They will create their own personal and class targets. They will look at and discuss the Jigsaw Charter and how they can work towards their dreams and goals.

 

RE: Why is Jesus so inspiring to some people?

In RE the children will be looking at what different views are to life and the journey they travel on through their lives.

 

PE: Gymnastics and Swimming

In PE the children will take part in a swimming lesson every Friday morning at Denton baths. The sessions are tailored for all needs, catering for non-swimmers who have never been to a lesson, right up to capable swimmers who attend lessons outside of school. We will also be doing gymnastics lessons in school every Wednesday afternoon.

 

Music: Charanga

During our music lessons the children will be working through units of the online Charanga resource. They also have a home login for the website. Let me know if you need this information again.

 

ICT:

In ICT we will be learning about E safety including how to keep safe online, Blogging such as how to leave and comment on blogs on our school webpage and we will also be looking at virtual worlds. We will also be looking coding.

MFL: French

Our first theme will be All About Ourselves! Which will include introducing ourselves, saying how old we are, where we live and what we like to do..

 

HOME LEARNING LINKS / IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER 

Every half term the children will receive ‘Take Away Homework’ a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic. If you would like to email us your child’s homework please email to admin@corrie.tameside.schFAO Mr. Griffin. They are expected to complete one activity from the list each week.

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. Your child’s reading diary must be signed before a new book is given and all activities completed (if applicable)

REMEMBER: all homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring. If you hand it in on Thursday you will achieve YELLOW and after that you will achieve RED for that week.

You all have an ACTIVE LEARN and Times Tables Rockstars  login for other Maths activities, games and multiplication facts practise to enjoy at home online. The children also have a login for the spelling shed. 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://www.ttrockstars.com

You will need to learn the Year 3 spelling lists.

Practicing Spellings At Home

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words

 

 

Other important information:

  • 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 (it will be sent home every half term to wash)
  • 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.
  • All the equipment you need is supplied for you in school. Please do not bring in your own pencils, rubbers etc from home.

Welcome to Year 3!

We hope that you have had a fantastic summer break. Please find below what we will be learning about:

Autumn 1

Maths:

In maths we will be looking at a range of ‘strands’ such as: Number and place value (including ordering 2 and 3 digit numbers) mental addition and subtraction (including adding and subtracting 1 digit numbers to and from 2 digit numbers) and measurement (including telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes on an analogue and digital clock.)

 

English:

We will be learning about the Stone Age this term. In English our featured text will be ‘Stone Age Boy’ by Satoshi Kitamura. We will also be reading Stig of the Dump by Clive Davies, Oi! Caveboy by Alan MacDonald and How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson. We will interrogate each text and write our own Stone Age adventure story and instructions.

 

Topic: The Stone Age

Through our topic we will find out for example when the Stone Age was by looking at timelines, stone age people, their homes and survival (History focus) and where Stone Age people came from (Geography focus.) We will also be looking at Stone Age Art and Craft and create our own cave paintings (Art focus) and analyse Stone Age weapons and jewellery including spears, axes and bear tooth necklaces (DT focus.)

 

Science: Moving and Feeding

In Science the children will learn that animals including humans need the right types and amounts of nutrition to thrive and grow and that eating the wrong types and amounts can lead to health problems. They will investigate some of the health problems associated with not eating well. They will learn that we cannot make our own food and that we need to eat a varied diet and list the types of food that we need and why we need them and construct a balanced food plate. They will find out that different animals have different dietary requirements and some foods humans eat may be poisonous to animals.  The children will also discuss the role of the muscles and skeleton and describe what would happen if we didnʼt have them.

 

PHSE: JIGSAW Being Me In My World

During this ‘puzzle’ the children will be looking at our thoughts and feelings during new experiences. They will be looking at what makes them proud and how this made them feel. They will create their own personal and class targets linked to our Investors in Pupils and assess their progress in achieving them. They will look at and discuss the Jigsaw Charter including the ‘right to pass’ and then help to create their own rules for the classroom.

 

RE: What do different people believe about God?

In RE the children will be looking at what different people believe about God through for example stories, buildings and art.

 

PE: Games and Gymnastics

In PE the children will practice their throwing and receiving skills in games and stretching and curling in gymnastics. They will have Sports Development working with them in their lessons every other week.

 

Music: BRASS

During our music lessons the children will have the opportunity to learn how to play a brass instrument with Tameside music service.

 

ICT:

In ICT we will be learning about E safety including how to keep safe online, Blogging such as how to leave and comment on blogs on our school webpage and Navigatingwhich will include finding the school website and logging into school apps.

 

MFL: French

Our first theme will be Nice to Meet You! Which will include greetings and introductions.

 

HOME LEARNING LINKS / IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER 

Every half term the children will receive ‘Take Away Homework’ a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic. If you would like to email us your child’s homework please email to admin@corrie.tameside.schFAO Miss Wood / Mrs Faulkner or Mrs Akhtar.

The children will also be sent a piece of maths or literacy work.

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. Your child’s reading diary must be signed before a new book is given and all activities completed (if applicable)

REMEMBER: all homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring. If you hand it in on Thursday you will achieve YELLOW andafter that you will achieve RED for that week.

 

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://www.ttrockstars.com

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

Practicing Spellings At Home

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words

Year 3 Spelling Rules and Examples

 

Other important information:

  • 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 (it will be sent home every half term to wash)
  • 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.
  • All the equipment you need is supplied for you in school. Please do not bring in your own pencils, rubbers etc from home.
  • PE is on Thursdays and Fridays.

RR Reception class

Mrs Rafferty’s Reception class.

 

Welcome to the Reception class page were you will find lots of information about all the learning that happens in the Reception class.

All the children have settled in well to the daily routine and I am delighted to report that every child has read and returned their reading book to School.

This half term the main focus is developing the children’s social and emotional development.

This Involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities all this links to the terms topic.

The Topic this term is Ourselves

During the topic we will be thinking about what we look like and how we are similar and different. We will be thinking about our families and how families are all different.

The children will be drawing, writing and painting pictures of themselves and using ICT to record and describe themselves.

The children will be reading and sharing lots of books on Ourselves. They will be drawing pictures and we will record the children sharing their family experiences.

Maths

In Maths the children will be reading, recognising, counting and sorting numbers to 20 and beyond.

They will be singing maths songs that I will post on the web page below.

We will be learning days of the week and looking at patterns.

Phonics

In Phonics the children will be learning the Phase 2 Phonics sounds and the phase two key words. These will be sent as homework for the children to practise at home.

We support the Phonics Planning Letters and Sounds by learning the actions to the song for each new letter sound.

https://youtu.be/ei0iFs5uF6w

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/the-alphablocks-guide-to-phonics

 

Outdoor learning

The children have access to the outdoor area where we develop children’s creative ideas through different role play areas enhanced with quality play equipment.

The outdoor learning gives children the platform to learn and explore through all the areas of the Early Years Foundation stage curriculum.

EYFS areas of learning

 

Home learning

The children will receive homework on Friday and this should be returned by Wednesday.

 Reading Books

The children will have their books change at least once a week. We ask that children bring in their reading book everyday as they may read with one of the adults in the class on different days.

Books for Enjoyment.

The books are changed on Monday and should be returned on Friday. These books are for you to read with your child and not for the children to read.

 

 

Reception Key words

Below are the Phase 2 High frequency words that the children should learn to read.  These will be sent home for homework.

Phase 2 High Frequency Words

 

Upcoming dates for your diary. To Follow.

 

Happy Learning from Mrs Rafferty, Mrs Bellis and Mrs Hurst the EYFS team.