Anderson Shelters by Javade

In ww2  air raid shelters were essential to people in Britain there were three main shelters Anderson Shelters , Morrisons Shelters and public shelters. the first anderson shelter was made on 25th of Febuary 1938 and they were made from corruragated steel sheets these shelters were not bomb proof from a direct hit however they were blast proof . These shelters were not made to be sound proof or nice and warm either.



Anderson shelters by Bluebelle

All about air raid shelters.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Anderson shelter was an air raid shelter designed to hold  up to six people. It was designed in 1938 by William Paterson and Oscar Carl  Kerrison .The Anderson shelter was named after Sir John Anderson.In 1938 the British Prime Minister Nevill  Chamberlian placed Sir John Anderson in charge of the air raid shelters. Anderson worked with an engineer called William Patterson to design and ball a small, inexpensive air raid shelter that people could build in their garden.The first Anderson shelter was built in 1939. It was built in a garden in Islington, London on February 25, 1939.Over 1.5 million Anderson shelters were given out before the start of WWII . They were made  between February 1939 and the start of the Second World War that September. The shelters were given to people in areas that were at risk of being bombed by the Germans.Anderson shelters were free for people who earned less than £250 per year. For those who earned more could an Anderson shelter for £7.The shelters were very easy to build. Anderson shelters were made from six corrugated steel panels that were curved and bolted together at the top.Also you had to construct your own shelter. The corrugated sheets made them extra strong against compressive force and was perfect for protecting from nearby bomb explosions.A lot of people dug up the old shelters when the war ended to use them as garden sheds. This could include growing flowers or vegetables on the roof.UK bombings on German cities killed about 500,000 people but because of Anderson shelters German bombs killed 90% less — around 50,000. This shows just how effective the Anderson shelters were.Only 27% of people in London used Anderson shelters according to a 1940 survey. 9% slept in public shelters and 4% slept in underground railway stations. 60% of people were on duty at night or just slept in their own homes.

I hoped you learned something that you didn’t know and I hope you enjoy the rest of the day.Bye

Children in World War Two by Jessica 6L.

During WW2 life changed for everyone including children , for many it was a period of family separation. Nearly two million children were evacuated from their homes , they were evacuated to places like the countryside where there was hardly any bombing. When children were evacuated they had a label attached to them with there names on it as if they were parcels some children were separated from their brothers and sisters going to completely different houses. At school children had to take regular gas drills so that if a gas attack ever did happen they knew what to do, they found these drills hard to take seriously as they laughed every time the rubber made weird noises. When a gas mask drill happened the children would all gather in the hall and the head teacher would time how long it took for them to put on their gas masks. If a real air  raid happened the children would be taken to the school shelter where the teachers would  read them stories to try and keep the children calm. As every child from a tiny baby to a teenager had to carry a gas mask with them the government thought that children under 5 years of age would be scared of the gas masks so  they designed a special one with mickey mouse on it .

I am really enjoying this topic and cant wait to learn more .

Jessica 6L .

Great Corrie Bake Off

We are so proud of our school for raising £415 for Cancer Research UK.
The school council worked really hard to organise such a fantastic event for an incredibly worth while charity. Thank you to all the parents and pupils who contributed by baking a cake or visiting our cake stalls. We should be really proud of Corrie’s community for doing something so amazing. Also a huge thanks to local businesses who donated prizes (the works, Fletchers Arms, Stockport county FC, Sainsburys and Baked by Boo).

Welcome to Year 1 Class Page


Happy New Year!

Although right now the Winter days are cold and dark, January brings the first Spring Term at school which means brighter days are on the way!

Take a look at what’s new this half term…

The Year 1 children made an amazing discovery in our first week back – mysterious eggs appeared at school and a letter from the University of Manchester asking us to help them locate some important missing dinosaur exhibits! We will be looking at information texts about dinosaurs to see if we can identify if the eggs we have found could be DINOSAUR EGGS! We will be looking at the features of simple non-fiction text and writing our own entries for a Year 1 Dinosaur Encyclopaedia.


Our focus in Phonics this half term will be to continue Phase 5 learning alternative sounds that letters we already know sometimes make when reading words.


This term Year 1 making a visit to Denton Library. We would encourage as many children as possible to join the Library so you can continue to develop a love of reading at home. Best of all …it’s FREE!

Please continue to use Reading Eggs regularly at home also (Reading Eggs login details are attached to the Reading Record book. Please ask a member of staff if you have any problems).


Don’t forget YEAR 1 READING MORNING, every Monday morning 8.50am -9.20am grown-ups are most welcome to come and join their child, share a story or find out some facts

from our lovely collection of books. What a fantastic way to start your child’s week by being a super reading role model!


For more information of how and what we teach in spelling in Year 1 and what words to practise at home please use the links below:

Practising Spellings at Home

Year 1 Spelling Rules

Year 1 Key Words for spelling /reading




We ask that you read with your child as often as possible and sign their reading record a minimum of twice weekly in line with school policy. We will check reading records every Wednesday with homework. We will change their book twice a week only in line with school policy. This is to encourage more depth of comprehension and more fluency practise. Pleases return reading books and records every day.


The children in Year 1 love their Maths lessons! Our Maths themed story books Maths area are really popular in reading morning and in independent choice learning time. Miss Daunt is working in Year 1 this term as part of our SHINE project using number /maths stories and rhymes. She will be working with some children and parents on using Maths story activity packs at home. Our work in Maths this half term will focus on:
Place Value

Say the number one more or less and two more or less using a number line or a 100 grid; locate 2-digit numbers on a 100 grid and a 1-100 bead string; read, write and say 2-digit numbers and understand them as some tens and some ones

Number Facts

Revise pairs to 5, 6, 7, 10 and doubles to double 6; derive subtraction facts; understand a symbol being used for an unknown; use number facts to solve simple addition and subtraction word problems; find pairs of numbers with a total of 8

Adding and Subtracting

Add by putting the larger number first and counting on (numbers up to 100), spotting unit patterns; count on from 2-digit numbers; add a 1-digit number to a 2-digit number

3D shapes / Time

Name, recognise and know the properties of 3D shapes: cube, cuboid, cone, cylinder and sphere; begin to sort 3D shapes according to properties; order and name the days of the week and months of the year; recognise and name the seasons

Numbers and Counting: Fractions

Count on and back in tens from any number; begin to count in 5s and 2s recognising multiples of 5 end in 5 and 0; chn begin to count in 2s; estimate a number of objects within a range and count by grouping into 10s or 5s


As part of Year 1 weekly Homework children should complete Active Learn Maths games at home inked to their work in school. (Active Learn log in details are attached to the Reading Record book. Please ask a member of staff if you have any problems).


Year 1 also have access at home to TTRockstars where they can practise their times tables fluency. Again regular practise at home will help your child be more confident during Maths lessons in school.



The Science topic this term will be all about animals including humans. The children will be labelling parts of their body, identifying a range of animal parts and learning all about the five senses including an investigation to explore taste. They will be learning to categorise and classify animals according to their characteristics and use terminology such as carnivore, herbivore and omnivore. They will work be working scientifically to investigate mini-beasts in our local school grounds and use a range of graphs to present statistics. We will also be walking to Hulme Woods to record our Winter season and weather. We will need parent/carer volunteers to support with this and will notify you via parentmail.                              .’


Our exciting new creative curriculum topic for Spring is JURRASIC FOREST DINOSAURS! We will be asking and finding answers to simple questions about the past in the time of Dinosaurs known as the Jurassic period. We will learn about where and when the dinosaurs lived and why they became extinct. We will be revisiting the continents of the world to make a fossil finding map. We will be exploring what fossils are and what we can learn from them using simple sources of information. We will also be finding out about the lives of Mary Anning the famous fossil finder and natural history expert David Attenborough.

Our design and make task this term will involve building model dinosaurs with moving part. Fossils will inspire our artwork this term as we explore clay, make rubbings, prints, imprinting in and modelling with clay.

To celebrate and consolidate our learning during the topic we end the term with a visit to see a full size dinosaur skeleton!!



In RE we will be starting a new unit called ‘What makes some places sacred?’. The children will be exploring a range of World Religions and compare/contrast in more detail a Church, a Synagogue and a Mosque.  We will use our visits to St. Mary’s, our RE artefacts in school and Virtual classroom experiences to research different places of worship and explore why these places are considered sacred and to whom. We will use art, drama and circle time to explore this theme creatively.


The children will be following a unit called ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ from the Knowsley Planning Scheme. This will involve the children practically learning about algorithms and beginning to learn Code which will be linked directly to our topic and will be a fun, game based unit. The children will be using code to make Daisy Dino move around a game following a set of instructions.

The children are developing their Dance skills in PE this term with special lessons from one of our Sports Development coaches. In Gymnastics we will be ‘Rocking and Rolling!’. Using mats and some simple apparatus while copying and remembering actions, making a sequence, showing contrasts (such as small/tall, straight/curved and wide/narrow) and learning to hold a position whilst balancing on different points of the body.
PE will take place on Mondays and Fridays this term.
Please make sure that a complete PE kit is in school every week.

Our school follows a scheme called Jigsaw and this term our Year 1 children will complete a unit called ‘Dreams and Goals’. After thinking about our successes and achievements we will be setting simple personal goals and recognising how we can best learn to achieve them. We will take a goal and break it into small steps. Working with a partner and celebrating our successes together, exploring how difficult challenges make us feel and recognising how it feels to overcome difficult challenges will finish off our Dreams and Goals puzzle piece.


Our Music lesson in the first part of Spring 1 explore to songs to learn and perform:Rhythm In The Way We Walk (Reggae style) and The Banana Rap (Hip Hop style). Through these songs and different musical activities we will be developing our understanding of lots different musical dimensions but particularly pulse, rhythm and pitch. We will listen and respond to popular tunes including Happy (Pharrel Williams) and When I’m 64 (The Beatles).



In Year 1 homework is given on a Friday and expected back every Wednesday. Children will be expected to complete a maths activity on Active Learn, a spelling activity on Spelling Shed, read their reading book at least twice and complete an activity from the DINOSAUR 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!

Remember children are registered and have log in details to use all the following learning APPS at home:

TTRockstars, Active Learn, Spelling Shed and Reading Eggs

Children also have home access to Espresso which allows them to explore interactive resources covering the entire Year 1 curriculum and is a great place to find child friendly

information and appropriately levelled activities to support all areas of the curriculum.

Click on the link here for a copy of the  homework which is also stuck in children’s Homework Book. Find a Homework Help Pack on the Class Page of the School website or pick up a pack from your child’s teacher at school.

F.A.O. Mrs. Ethell or Miss. Richards to


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


HOMEWORK CLUB is available after school if you are unable to complete homework at home. Ask teachers or school office staff for details.

Welcome to Year 4

Happy New Year!

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



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


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.



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.



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..



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:

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.