Spring 1

Planning : Spring 1  2004

Topic:  Who and what helps keep us healthy

Key Texts:    A Superhero like you by Dr Singh

                      Busy People texts by Lucy George

Maths

In Maths, in addition to following their own mathematical interests the children will be exploring:

  • Counting to 10
  • Weight – focusing on the language heavy and light
  • Shape – focusing on the names of both 2d and 3d shapes.
  • Prepositions
  • Repeating patterns

 

Phonics

In Phonics, the children will be learning Phase 2 and 3 letter sounds.
We use the Story Time Phonics scheme to teach phonics. It supports the Phonics Planning of Letters and Sounds by learning the actions to the song for each new letter, sound and the actions.

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

 

Indoor Learning

The children will have access to play based learning opportunities to help develop communication and social interaction skills through daily continuous provision activities.

 

Outdoor Learning

The children have access to their own outdoor learning area to give children the opportunity to explore the world around them and learn through play.

 

Learning at home

Each week your child will be given a reading book to share with you at home. Once this is returned to school a new reading book will be provided.

If there is anything else you need, or require further information please feel free to contact me before or after school or give me a ring.

Miss Sharp

Year 3 Spring Term 2024

Year 3 Spring Term 2024

Hello everyone and welcome back to the spring term in year 3.

 

Maths:

We will continue to use Power Maths and Fluent in 5 each day. We will start by continuing our work on multiplication and division, focusing on multiplying and dividing 2 digit numbers. We will then move onto length and perimeter, fractions, mass and capacity. This term we will consolidate our times tables work on the 4s and 8 tomes table and focus specifically the 3 times table too. The children can use TTRockstars and One Minute Maths to support at home.

English:

We will start the term by focusing on narrative writing inspired by the book How to Live Forever by Colin Thompson. The children will produce lost posters, dialogue, setting and character descriptions, ledger entries, instructions and letters of warning. The main outcome will be a prequel to the book. We will then use a short film ‘Tadeo Jones’ to inspire diary writing.

We will then move onto a poetry unit. We will use The Sound Collector poem by Roger McGough to inspire our own poetry.

We will finish the term by learning how to write a persuasive information leaflet based on the book The Tin Forest by Helen Ward.

 

Topic: Ancient Egypt

Our topic this term is Ancient Egypt and we are going to find out all about this fascinating period of history. We will be doing lots of activities in our Kagan books, looking at Egyptian artefacts and discovering what life was like in the Egyptian times. We will take part in an amazing drama workshop which will bring parts of the learning to life.

 

 Science: Magnets and Forces followed by Rocks and Soils

We will learn about forces, friction and magnetic attraction. We will learn about forces in the context of pushing and pulling, and will identify different actions as pushes or pulls. We will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate friction, by exploring the movement of a toy car over different surfaces. We will work in a hands on way to identify magnetic materials. We will conduct an investigation into the strength of different types of magnet.

In the rocks and soils unit we will classify, group and test rocks. We will explore and test different soils.

PHSE: JIGSAW Dreams and Goals and Healthy Me

During the first half term, children will look at understanding what their dreams and goals are and look at how to achieve their aspirations. In the second half term they will learn about making healthy choices with food and activity and how to deal with difficult situations.

 

RE: Why do people pray?

In RE the children will be looking how and why people pray across a range of different religions.

 

PE: Dance, hand ball, tennis and netball

The children in 3LY will have the sports coach working with them on a Wednesday afternoon and Forest School sessions on Tuesday afternoons (the first half term only.)

3LE will have their PE sessions on Monday afternoons.

This may change after half term. We will update this page when this happens.

Music: BRASS

During our music lessons the children will have the opportunity to learn how to play a brass instrument with Tameside music service. Music lessons are every Monday. If your child would like to take their brass instrument home to practice, a deposit can be paid to the office allowing them to take it home.

 

Computing: desktop publishing and branching databases.

This term the children will learn about combining text and images to produce a leaflet. They will then find out what a branching database is and what it is used for.

 

MFL: French

We will be developing our language skills this term by looking at colours and the French alphabet. Then after half term we will learn to count from 20- 50 in French and begin to look at how to say and write the date.

The Arts

Alongside topic art and art inspired from our reading we will be doing a unit on drama in the first half term. In the second half term we will focus on using natural materials to make images.

 

Please check out the year 3 curriculum page on the website for the annual plan.

 

HOME LEARNING LINKS / IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER

 

Homework is set on a Friday and due the following Wednesday. We provide the children with a menu of choices for topic homework activities that they can carry out during the term. They need to complete one piece per week. We will also continue to set maths homework based on what we are learning that week. There are support videos provided each week on Google Classroom. Children will also have some spellings to learn each week. Using TTRockstars is an expectation in year 3 also. There is a Battle of the Bands competition.

 

If you would like to email us your child’s homework please email to year3@corrie.tameside.sch or add to Google Classroom.

 

Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your child’s homework. Reading books are checked every Wednesday and your child must read at least twice a week, though ideally each night. Your child’s reading diary must be signed before a new book is given. We strongly encourage parents to sit and read with their child as often as possible. Please ask your child questions about what they have read out loud to you. This will help to improve their fluency.

 

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 or Friday you will achieve YELLOW. If you don’t hand your homework in you will be RED for that week.

You all have a 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:https://www.ttrockstars.com

 

Other important information:

Please ensure your name is clearly written in all your school uniform.

Please ensure your correct and full PE kit is in school all week as PE days can change in school.

Bring your reading book and reading diary to school every day. Sometimes a reading volunteer will choose you for extra reading.

 

Mrs Lynch, Miss Lester, Mrs Hall and Mrs Holt

 

 

 

 

 

2AF

2AF

WELCOME BACK & HAPPY NEW YEAR!

12thJanuary 2024 Mrs Akhtar

We will be doing some very exciting work this term in year 2!

English:

In English we will be looking at the story The Dragon Machine. We will be creating descriptive sentences and collecting inspired ideas by Cressida Cowell. We will also be writing our own story based on the book.

We will then be looking at identifying the features of a poem and reading them out with great expression and clarity. After exploring known poems and discussing them we will write our own poem based on a dragon.

After that, we will be looking to write Non-Chronological reports on Wolves based on the book by Emily Gravett and understand the difference between fact and fiction. We will write factual sentences using cause and effect and describe wolves using ambitious words.

Maths:

We will be looking at money, to recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p) To find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money and solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change.

After that we will look at multiplication and division and solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts.

We will then look at length and height, choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels.

Finally we will look at mass, capacity and temperature and compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =

Science:

We will be looking at changing shape and finding out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

After that we will be looking at living things by exploring and comparing the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive. Also noticing that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults.

Topic:

We will be doing the topic ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ we will place known events in chronological order and find answers about the past from simple sources of information. We will discuss the lives of significant individuals in the past and use some to compare aspects of life in different periods e.g. Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth 1. We will locate different castles throughout the United Kingdom by using simple maps. We will also be visiting Skipton Castle and comparing the area with Denton.

Other things:

PE will be on Tuesdays.

Homework and reading will be given out on Fridays and need to be returned on Wednesdays.

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Spring Term

Welcome back to our Spring Term Year 1

What are we learning this term?

 

English

We will begin our term by reading Dinosaur Roar, How to Catch a Star and Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish. The children will be writing a poem and a story inspired by these lovely books.

Later in the term, the children will be writing information about dinosaurs and doing more poetry inspired by Stomp, Chomp, Big Roars! Here Come the Dinosaurs!

In all their writing children will be actively encouraged to use their phonics using segmenting to spell out words and begin to say words and sentences out loud in preparation for writing sentences. We will also be learning to read and spell Common Exception Words. These are words we will read and write LOTS but that don’t follow the phonic sounds we have learned so far.

Follow the links below for resources to inform parents and support this learning at home:

28 ways to practice Spelling at home 

Year 1 Common Exception Words

Year 1 Spelling Rules

There will also be a focus on developing pencil control and a good writing position to support handwriting as the children practise the essential pencil strokes they will need for correct letter formation of lower case letters.

Find more information about Guided and Home Reading towards the bottom of the page.

 

Maths

This term we will be following the school’s maths scheme, Power Maths to focus on the following objectives:

Numbers to 20

Addition and Subtraction within 20

Numbers to 50

Introducing length and height

Introducing mass and capacity

 Follow the links below for games and activities to support this learning at home:

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

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

 

Science

Types of Animals

In this unit children will observe and recognise some simple characteristics of animals. They will learn that animals are similar to each other in some ways and different in other ways. They will begin to start grouping animals by the key features of their appearance.

This unit provides an opportunity for children to complete an offsite visit to a local zoo, farm or aquarium where they can experience live animals first hand. This needs to be arranged in advance of starting the unit and would be ideally placed in the mid-point of the unit after children have had some experience of identifying characteristics of animals. This is an enhancement opportunity and the unit can be completed successfully without a visit but children should have the opportunity to explore and observe animals at first hand in their school grounds.

They will work towards creating a plan of a zoo environment incorporating different types of animals in their design.

Working scientifically, children will have the opportunity of observing and classifying animals in the local environment and beyond. They will classify animals that are mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians or fish using simple observable features. They will record data, with help, in charts and tables and use these to answer questions.

 

Parts of Animals

In this unit children will learn about their senses and how they use them to describe the world. Children will identify and name the basic external parts of the human body and recognise the functions of some body parts, including the sense organs. Children will describe and compare common animals, and will recognise and name a variety of animals and their body parts. They will construct and label a map of the human body and will draw comparisons between human and animal body parts. They will consider how to treat other people and living things with care and respect. At the end of the unit, children will create a song which compares the functions of various animals’ body parts.

Investigative work in this unit focuses on exploring the senses, observing and communicating ideas about their own body parts and those of animals, and recording their ideas in diagrams.

This unit builds on any work they have done in the Foundation stage where they have made observations about animals. This unit lays the foundations for future work on humans and other animals.

Follow the links below for games and activities to support this learning at home:

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

 

Topic (History and Geography)

 The topic this term is DINOSAURS

Lots to learn including:

Where did they live?

When did they roam Earth?

How do we know they existed?

Who was Mary Anning?

Why did they disappear?

What does Mr Derbyshire know?

And more exciting things….

Follow the links below for websites to support this learning at home:

 https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/prehistoric

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/dinosaur-facts

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/andys-dinosaur-adventures-tyrannosaurus-rex-facts

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/dinosaurs.html

 

The Arts

We will begin by exploring Moving Pictures in books and the children will create their own in DT lessons.

In Art we will explore media when looking at fossils.

 

RE

During this term we will be learning all about what makes some place sacred.

 

Computing

 Digital painting and data tools this term.

 

PE

The children will be following the Primary PE Passport Curriculum which our Kick-start team will help us deliver this term. This term we will be learning dance and how to play invasion games.

Our days for PE this term are Tuesday and Wednesday.

Please make sure that PE kits are always in school on these days. We monitor having the correct PE kit available when needed as part of our Assertive Mentoring Scheme and it will be reported on in your child’s termly report.

 

PSHE

Dreams and Goals – setting personal targets and how to achieve them

Healthy Me – Mind and Body

 

Music

Charanga – In The Groove

Dinosaur and Animal Songs

 

Home / School Learning

Homework

In Year 1, homework will be given out every Friday and expected back every Wednesday. Children will receive either a maths or a reading task based on what we’ve been learning in class and they will choose a piece from the Space Homework Menu (one piece per week in any order they wish).

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. Mr. MacDonald year1@corrie.tameside.sch.uk

Please make sure that completed Homework is brought into school on these days. We monitor Homework as part of our Assertive Mentoring Scheme and it will be reported on in your child’s termly report.

GREEN – On time by Wednesday

YELLOW – Late by Friday

RED – No homework completed that week

Guided Reading and Home Reading

Please encourage a love of reading at home and share stories together as often as you can. It is the most important and long lasting contribution parents can make to their child’s early learning and fundamental to successful lifelong learning and wellbeing.

Follow the link below to find lots of advice, support, free online stories and activities suitable for Year 1 children learning to read.

Oxford Owl reading for 4-5s

Oxford Owl reading for 5-6s

Each Year 1 child will be given one reading book every week (Big Cat) to practise reading with their adult at home. In addition, they will choose a book to bring home for the week from our class library reading for enjoyment collection. They will also be given a log in to access their own online account for the online reading program Reading Eggs.

The reading book will be linked to the phonics phase and sounds that your child will be learning in school. It is important that you listen as your child reads this book to you as often as possible during the week so that they become secure and confident using the focus phonemes to decode words when reading.

The second reading book is a ‘reading for enjoyment book’. These are ‘real’ books rather than School Reading Scheme books. They are books matched to children’s interest level rather that their reading level. They include picture books and often text which engage children well despite being beyond the level at which they can decode for themselves. They are therefore intended to be read aloud by or shared with an adult (as a bedtime story for example).

We will also provide you with access to a fun online reading program called Reading Eggs. There are lots of stories, games and activities to have a go at. As they move through the levels, they are awarded with reading certificates which we check weekly, print off in school and celebrate in class. This has proven to be a great motivator for children as they become proud and confident readers.

Reading Eggs login details are stuck inside your child’s Reading Log.

We ask that you read with your child as often as possible (a minimum of twice weekly in line with school policy). Do this in frequent short sessions (5 to 10 minutes depending on how long your child can maintain focus and motivation).

Please always sign and date in their Reading Log on each separate occasion you read with your child. We will check reading records and change reading books every Wednesday but will not know they have completed their reading if they are not signed and dated. New reading books will be sent out on Friday along with other Homework. We monitor Home Reading as part of our Assertive Mentoring Scheme and it will be reported on in your child’s termly report.

GREEN – Both reading books (Read To You and Read To Me) completed at least twice

by Wednesday (evidenced by parent sign and date each time in Reading Log.

YELLOW – Reading complete but books returned late by Friday

RED – Book not returned / not signed and dated in Reading Log that week

 

 

Spring Term

Welcome back to our Spring Term Year 1!

What are we learning this term?

 

English

We will begin our term by reading Dinosaur Roar, How to Catch a Star and Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish. The children will be writing a poem and a story inspired by these lovely books.

Later in the term, the children will be writing information about dinosaurs and doing more poetry inspired by Stomp, Chomp, Big Roars! Here Come the Dinosaurs!

In all their writing children will be actively encouraged to use their phonics using segmenting to spell out words and begin to say words and sentences out loud in preparation for writing sentences. We will also be learning to read and spell Common Exception Words. These are words we will read and write LOTS but that don’t follow the phonic sounds we have learned so far.

Follow the links below for resources to inform parents and support this learning at home:

28 ways to practice Spelling at home 

Year 1 Common Exception Words

Year 1 Spelling Rules

There will also be a focus on developing pencil control and a good writing position to support handwriting as the children practise the essential pencil strokes they will need for correct letter formation of lower case letters.

Find more information about Guided and Home Reading towards the bottom of the page.

 

Maths

This term we will be following the school’s maths scheme, Power Maths to focus on the following objectives:

Numbers to 20

Addition and Subtraction within 20

Numbers to 50

Introducing length and height

Introducing mass and capacity

 Follow the links below for games and activities to support this learning at home:

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

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

 

Science

Types of Animals

In this unit children will observe and recognise some simple characteristics of animals. They will learn that animals are similar to each other in some ways and different in other ways. They will begin to start grouping animals by the key features of their appearance.

This unit provides an opportunity for children to complete an offsite visit to a local zoo, farm or aquarium where they can experience live animals first hand. This needs to be arranged in advance of starting the unit and would be ideally placed in the mid-point of the unit after children have had some experience of identifying characteristics of animals. This is an enhancement opportunity and the unit can be completed successfully without a visit but children should have the opportunity to explore and observe animals at first hand in their school grounds.

They will work towards creating a plan of a zoo environment incorporating different types of animals in their design.

Working scientifically, children will have the opportunity of observing and classifying animals in the local environment and beyond. They will classify animals that are mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians or fish using simple observable features. They will record data, with help, in charts and tables and use these to answer questions.

 

Parts of Animals

In this unit children will learn about their senses and how they use them to describe the world. Children will identify and name the basic external parts of the human body and recognise the functions of some body parts, including the sense organs. Children will describe and compare common animals, and will recognise and name a variety of animals and their body parts. They will construct and label a map of the human body and will draw comparisons between human and animal body parts. They will consider how to treat other people and living things with care and respect. At the end of the unit, children will create a song which compares the functions of various animals’ body parts.

Investigative work in this unit focuses on exploring the senses, observing and communicating ideas about their own body parts and those of animals, and recording their ideas in diagrams.

This unit builds on any work they have done in the Foundation stage where they have made observations about animals. This unit lays the foundations for future work on humans and other animals.

Follow the links below for games and activities to support this learning at home:

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

 

Topic (History and Geography)

 The topic this term is DINOSAURS

Lots to learn including:

Where did they live?

When did they roam Earth?

How do we know they existed?

Who was Mary Anning?

Why did they disappear?

What does Mr Derbyshire know?

And more exciting things…..

Follow the links below for websites to support this learning at home:

 https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/prehistoric

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/dinosaur-facts

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/andys-dinosaur-adventures-tyrannosaurus-rex-facts

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/dinosaurs.html

 

The Arts

 We will begin by exploring Moving Pictures in books and the children will create their own in DT lessons.

In Art we will explore media when looking at fossils.

 

RE

During this term we will be learning all about what makes some place sacred.

 

Computing

 Digital painting and data tools this term

 

PE

The children will be following the Primary PE Passport Curriculum which our Kick-start team will help us deliver this term. This term we will be learning dance and how to play invasion games .

Our days for PE this term are Thursday and Friday.

Please make sure that PE kits are always in school on these days. We monitor having the correct PE kit available when needed as part of our Assertive Mentoring Scheme and it will be reported on in your child’s termly report.

 

PSHE

Dreams and Goals – setting personal targets and how to achieve them

Healthy Me – Mind and Body

 

Music

Charanga – In The Groove

Dinosaur and Animal Songs

 

Home / School Learning

Homework

In Year 1, homework will be given out every Friday and expected back every Wednesday. Children will receive either a maths or a reading task based on what we’ve been learning in class and they will choose a piece from the Space Homework Menu (one piece per week in any order they wish).

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. Ethell & Miss. Richards year1@corrie.tameside.sch.uk

Please make sure that completed Homework is brought into school on these days. We monitor Homework as part of our Assertive Mentoring Scheme and it will be reported on in your child’s termly report.

GREEN – On time by Wednesday

YELLOW – Late by Friday

RED – No homework completed that week

 

Guided Reading and Home Reading

Please encourage a love of reading at home and share stories together as often as you can. It is the most important and long lasting contribution parents can make to their child’s early learning and fundamental to successful lifelong learning and wellbeing.

Follow the link below to find lots of advice, support, free online stories and activities suitable for Year 1 children learning to read.

Oxford Owl reading for 4-5s

Oxford Owl reading for 5-6s

Each Year 1 child will be given one reading book every week (Big Cat) to practise reading with their adult at home. In addition, they will choose a book to bring home for the week from our class library reading for enjoyment collection. They will also be given a log in to access their own online account for the online reading program Reading Eggs.

The reading book will be linked to the phonics phase and sounds that your child will be learning in school. It is important that you listen as your child reads this book to you as often as possible during the week so that they become secure and confident using the focus phonemes to decode words when reading.

The second reading book is a ‘reading for enjoyment book’. These are ‘real’ books rather than School Reading Scheme books. They are books matched to children’s interest level rather that their reading level. They include picture books and often text which engage children well despite being beyond the level at which they can decode for themselves. They are therefore intended to be read aloud by or shared with an adult (as a bedtime story for example).

We will also provide you with access to a fun online reading program called Reading Eggs. There are lots of stories, games and activities to have a go at. As they move through the levels, they are awarded with reading certificates which we check weekly, print off in school and celebrate in class. This has proven to be a great motivator for children as they become proud and confident readers.

Reading Eggs login details are stuck inside your child’s Reading Log.

We ask that you read with your child as often as possible (a minimum of twice weekly in line with school policy). Do this in frequent short sessions (5 to 10 minutes depending on how long your child can maintain focus and motivation).

Please always sign and date in their Reading Log on each separate occasion you read with your child. We will check reading records and change reading books every Wednesday but will not know they have completed their reading if they are not signed and dated. New reading books will be sent out on Friday along with other Homework. We monitor Home Reading as part of our Assertive Mentoring Scheme and it will be reported on in your child’s termly report.

GREEN – Both reading books (Read To You and Read To Me) completed at least twice

by Wednesday (evidenced by parent sign and date each time in Reading Log.

YELLOW – Reading complete but books returned late by Friday

RED – Book not returned / not signed and dated in Reading Log that week

 

 

 

Welcome Back 5T

Happy New Year! Hope you’ve all had a brilliant holiday and are ready and raring to go again. We are really looking forward to this half term and we hope you are too! Spring Term 1 is a very busy one, so here’s what we’ll be up to!

English

As usual, we’ve got lots of exciting activities planned in English. Our focus is on writing a biography. We will be basing our work around the text ‘The Man Who Walked BetweenThe Towers. The focus of this book is a stunt which French man Phillipe Petit undertook between the towers of the World Trade Center in New York in 1974. We will be analysing different texts and video clips to help inspire our own writing, so that we can carry on being awesome authors too!

We will develop our SPAG knowledge through continuing to learn about the various word classes and different spelling patterns, including the Y5/6 word list. We will be focussing on how to apply all our SPAG work into our own writing.

Maths

We will continue to develop our skills in the 4 operations, our understanding of Place Value, Decimals, Percentages and Fractions and Measurement. We will be focussing 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.

Science

Our topic term is Properties of Materials. We will be carrying out investigations to test materials to see if they are dissolvable and whether they are good insulators or conductors.

Topic

Our topic for the first half of this term is Grand Designs. We will be learning all about famous landmarks both in Great Britain and around the World! For the second half we will be learning about the countries of Eastern Europe and their geographical features

 

 

RSE

We will continue working on our RSE scheme ‘Jigsaw’ and discussing issues which are important to us and help us work together as a team. Our topic is Dreams & Goals.

Computing – Graphical Images

We will be using Sketch Map, Book Creator and Seesaw programs to design our own bridge structures. Children will be exploring drawings/illustrations representing both 2D and 3D worlds.  The children will need to think about who they are designing their building for and other elements such as what materials they might use.

 

PE

PE will be on Tuesdays.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR PE KIT. Make sure you don’t get RED on your Assertive Mentoring!

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 a great half term with you all!

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Turner & Miss Mees

 

Spring Term in Reception

 

Welcome to Corrie!

Everyone in the Reception Team are incredibly excited to see you all again and to begin a brilliant 2024 together!

The Reception team would like to welcome you to our year group page.

Here you will find information about what your child has been learning in Reception and how you can help them at home. This page will be updated with information about current and future topics.

What does your child need for Reception?

  • A school uniform and shoes
  • A water bottle
  • A coat
  • A pair of wellies
  • A set of spare clothes in a soft bag to hang on their peg.
  • A smile!

Please label all of your child’s belongings with their name.

Our new theme for learning is Our World Around Us!

During this term we will be learning all about our World. We we exploring how countries around the globe are different to the one we live in, including Antarctica and China. As part of this learning we will be exploring their weather, animals and traditions.

Spring 2 – We will exploring learning around the topics People Who Help Us, Superheroes and Easter Celebrations!

Maths

In Maths, in addition to following their own interests the children will be exploring:

Spring 1

  • Comparing numbers within 10 – more and fewer
  • Addition to 10
  • Measuring height, length and distance
  • Measuring weight
  • Number Bonds to 10

Spring 2

  • Subtraction
  • Exploring patterns
  • Counting on and counting back

Click the links below to sing along to our core Maths songs:

Literacy

As part of our Topics we will be exploring a variety of texts;

Spring 1

  • One Day On Our Blue Planet: In the Antarctic by Ella Bailey
  • Same, Same but Different by Jenny Sue
  • Martha Maps it Out by Leigh Hodgkinson
  • Maisy’s Chinese New Year by Lucy Cousins
  • Mr Wolf’s Pancakes by Jean Fearnley

Click the book covers to read them online

     

Spring 2

  • Real Superheroes by DK Children
  • Heroes Who Help Us Around the World by Liz Gogerly
  • Ten Little Superheroes by Mike Brownlow
  • Supertato by Sue Hendra
  • Tap the Magic Tree by Christine Matheson
  • Spring by Ailie Busby 

Click the book covers to read them online

         

Our Core Nursery Rhymes and Songs shared will be,

 

Phonics

In Phonics, the children will be recapping Phase 2 and 3 single letter sounds and learning digraph and trigraphs from Phase 3 Phonics and the phase two and three key words. These will be sent as homework for the children to practise at home.

We use the Story Time Phonics scheme to teach phonics. It supports the Phonics Planning of Letters and Sounds by learning the actions to the song for each new letter sound and the actions.

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.

 

Learning at Home

Your child will bring home a library book and a reading book to share with you.

Their library, home reading book and homework book is handed in every Wednesday.

Their home reading book is changed on a Wednesday.

Your child’s library book will be changed every Friday.

Every Friday, your child will bring their homework book home to complete an activity that supports their learning that has taken place that week, which you can choose with your child from the menu below. These can be completed in any order. They can be completed in their homework book or presented and shared in any way that they choose. For example, photographs and videos taken can be shared by email at reception@corrie.tameside.sch.uk Their homework is due the following Wednesday every week. Here’s our current Homework Menu – Our World Around us Reception Spring 1 Homework Menu

 

Happy Learning from the Reception class team.

Mrs Macdonald, Mrs Lomax, Mrs Baguley, Miss Cross, Mrs Alderson and Miss Wrigley

Welcome to Boost Group!

 

Children who attend our ‘Boost group’ have been identified as needing an extra ‘boost’ with their learning.

Each morning, each child will work to develop their speaking and listening, reading, writing and maths skills.

Here you will find further information about what your child in Boost Group will be learning in other areas of the curriculum, along with other useful information.

Topic: Climate change

Our topic this term is Climate change. We will be learning the types of climate and where they can be located, how climates are changing, what impact this is having and what action can be taken to reduce climate change.

Science: Properties of materials

In the properties of materials we will test different materials for magnetism, transparency, electrical conductivity and heat insulation.

PHSE: JIGSAW Dreams and Goals

Our school follows a scheme called Jigsaw and this term Boost group children will complete a unit called ‘Dreams and Goals’ which the children will: consider a person who has faced difficult challenges and achieved success, identify a dream/ambition that is important to them, face new learning challenges and working out the best ways for them to achieve them, be motivated and enthusiastic about achieving their new challenge, recognise obstacles which might hinder their achievement and can take steps to overcome them and evaluate their own learning process and identify how it can be better next time.

RE:

In RE the children will be considering: Why do people pray?

Art:

The children will be focussing on developing their printing skills.

PE: Dance (also swimming for year 4 children)

The children will continue to have the sports coach working with them on a Wednesday afternoon. This half term, the children will be developing their dance skills to create collaborative sequences.

Please ensure that their correct and full PE kit is in school all week as PE days may change to accommodate other activities taking place in school.

Year 4 children, will join their peers and attend swimming lessons on a Monday afternoon. Please make sure the children have appropriate swimming kits and towels in a bag.

Music: Xylophone (also brass for year 3 children)

The children will learn to create a piece of music using a xylophone.

Year 3 children will have the opportunity to learn how to play a brass instrument with Tameside music service. Music lessons are every Monday. If your child would like to take their brass instrument home to practice, a deposit can be paid to the office allowing them to take it home.

Computing: programming

This term the children will develop their programming skills.

Forest School

Children in Boost Group have the fantastic opportunity to take part in Forest Schooling each Thursday. We venture out in all sorts of weather conditions and therefore children should have waterproof and warm clothing and sturdy footwear.

Other Support

To help support each child’s individual needs, children may take part in other activities to support their needs. These may include Zones of Regulation, speech and language, motor skills, lego therapy, social skills, memory skills or support with specific life skills.

Home 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 and change reading books every Friday. We monitor reading, homework and PE kits as part of our Assertive Mentoring Scheme.

Homework

Homework will be issued each Friday and should be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in Assertive Mentoring. If it is handed it in on Thursday or Friday you will achieve YELLOW. If you don’t hand your homework in you will be RED for that week.

 

Other important information:

Please ensure your child’s name is clearly written in all your school uniform.

Children have a  login for Active Learn, Readingeggs, Spellingshed and Times Table Rockstars.. Each of these will help support your child’s learning and can be used at home. Please ask an adult if you lose or forget your login.

 

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’.

If there is anything you need, or any help we can give you with anything, please let me know by either messaging on Google Classroom or speaking to us.

We are available after school, except on Wednesdays because that’s when we have our Staff Meeting. If a matter is urgent, you can always speak to an adult in the morning.

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Mrs Appleton-Jones, Miss Witty, Mrs Chambers and Mrs Farrington