Autumn 2

We have a busy and exciting half term in the lead up to Christmas, including parent’s evening on the 13th and 14th November, the KS2 Corrie bake off (18th November )and our Christmas fair 6th December!

Autumn 2

Maths:

In maths we will be start by looking doubling and halving numbers. We will then move onto fractions and finding fractions of an amount. The children will develop a range of strategies to help them add and subtract and look at finding measurements. We will continue to develop our problem and reasoning skills throughout each unit of work.

 

English:

We will start the half term by focusing on instructional writing inspired by How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson. We will start by reading and following instructions to make our own woolly mammoth model! We will then be doing lots of text interrogations to become familiar with instructional writing before writing our own set of 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: Light and Shadows

In Science the children will learn the differences between light sources and light reflectors, and will sort these into two groups. They will be able to describe how shadows are formed and will explore the relationship between light, objects and the formation of shadows. They will work towards completing a Quest entitled, ‘How Can We Make Shadows Change?’ and they will create and change shadows in the context of a puppet shadow play. In this play they will explore the properties of materials that can cast shadows and use the scientific terms opaque, translucent and transparent to describe these materials. Finally children will demonstrate an understanding of the possible dangers to health that the Sun, as a strong source of light, holds for them and others.

 

PHSE: JIGSAW Celebrating Difference 

During this ‘puzzle’ the children will be looking at celebrating difference by thinking about different families. They will also look at bullying and problem-solve a bullying situation with others. We will be thinking about the impact of our words on others and the consequences of this.

 

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 begin to create their own sequences using the shapes and movements they have been learning in gymnastics. They will have Sports Development working with them in their lessons every other week where they will be focusing on games.

 

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 Wednesday. 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.

 

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 Navigating which will include finding the school website and logging into school apps.

 

MFL: French

We will be developing our language skills this half term by looking at numbers and the french alphabet. We will learn about France and its culture and also look at Christmas in France.

 

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 set a piece of maths homework on Active Learn each week and spelling activities on Spelling Shed each week. Your child should have their log is stuck in their homework book. If you do not have access to the internet at home, a worksheet version of the homework will be available.

Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Reading books are changed or checked every Wednesday and will be changed on a Monday and Thursday. 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. Homework is a vital part of your child’s learning and school provides homework club every night after school as well as homework support during Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes.

 

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.

Millie’s Stone Age blog

Millie’s blog: what I have learnt about the stone age 100 words

1, they kill animals to survive

2, they kill & skin animals for their fur

3, they use sticks & rocks to make fire

4, they used sticks & rocks as tools

5, they lived in caves & a draw cave paintings

6, mammoths lived in the stone age

7, the stone age lasted for 3.4 billion years

8, the stone age years is in three periods

9, the stone age ended between 8700 BCE and 2000 BCE with the advent of metalworking

10, the stone age is the first period in the three-age system of archaeology

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.

 

Welcome Back Year 5!

Welcome Back Year 5!
We hope that you have had a lovely break and are excited to get going again. Spring Term 2 is action packed with lots of things to look forward to, including World Book Day on March 7th, our trip to the mosque and lots of other exciting things.

Englihs

Our focus this half-term will be on non-fiction writing. We will be looking at the story ‘The Man Who Walked Between’ by Mordicai Gerstein. The book tells the true story of dare-devil Philippe Petit, who walked, lay, knelt and danced on a tightrope wire between the roofs of the twin towers in 1974. We will use the story as inspiration to write our own newspaper reports for the New York Times and also create biographies about the incredible life of Petit. 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 knowledge of multiplication and division and looking at using this to help find fractions of large amounts. We will then be focusing of fractions by revising finding equivalent fractions before moving onto improper fractions and mixed numbers. We will be looking at using bar modelling as a method to help us with our work on fractions. 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 Types of Change. We will build on our knowledge of materials by looking at reversible and irreversible changes. We will be mixing materials together to learn that in these changes new materials are made and that these new materials are often in the form of gases. We will explore dissolving and then use evaporation to recover dissolved solutes and will recognise that these are reversible changes. To develop our skills of Working Scientifically, we will use evidence gathered from our own and others’ investigations into dissolving and evaporation to draw conclusions and offer explanations.

 

Topic
We will continue with our topic this term, Grand Designs. We will be learning all about famous landmarks both in Great Britain and around the World! We will look at famous architects before working in teams to design and construct our own buildings!

PHSE

We will continue with our new PHSE scheme ‘Jigsaw’. Our theme for this half term is ‘Healthy Me’, where children will explore how to recognise and explain peer pressure and be able to suggest a number of strategies for dealing with this. Through this, children will also explore thoughts and feels that may be associated with those pressures.

Computing – App Designers.

We will look at designing and building our own apps using App Shed for a given audience and purpose.

 

PE
PE will be on Mondays 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.

 

Spring Term in Year 5!

Welcome Back Year 5!  

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. The start of this term, our focus is on writing non-fiction. We will start the year by writing our own non-chronological reports on own own mythical creature from the planet Pandora, from the film Avatar. We will then focus on narrative writing  and will be basing our work around the text ‘Leon and The Place Between’ by Graham Baker-Smith. The focus of this book is a fantasy adventure which takes place when a boy called Leon visits the circus with his brothers and sister.  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 be in mixed groups across Y5 for 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 then move onto geometry and look at the properties of different triangles and investigate the angles in a triangle. 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.

Aim to be a Times Tables Rockstar this half term if you’re not already!

Science

Our topic this half term is Properties of Materials. In this unit the children will compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, response to magnets and electrical and thermal conductivity. They will have given reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular use of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic. We will develop our working scientifically skills by 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 whole of this term is Grand Designs. We will be learning all about famous landmarks both in Great Britain and around the World! We will then design and build our on 3D structures.

PHSE

We will continue to use Jigsaw in our PSHE sessions and our topic this half term is ‘Dreams and Goals’ we will think about our future aspirations and what we need to do in order to help us achieve these.

Computing – Graphical Images

We will be using Sketch Map, Book Creator and Seesaw programs to design our own 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 Mondays and Wednesdays.

Our focus this half term will be gymnastics. We will look at different jumps, rolls and ways to travel in order to create our own sequences.

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 Mondays 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 Wood, Miss Pinnington, Miss Wickham and Mrs Sharrock

Autumn 2

Welcome back! We have lots of exciting things planned for this half term!

Important dates
14th-15th November: Parents evening
19th-20th November: Tree planting
21st November: SPaG Workshop
23rd November: 5P assembly

28th November- Tudor Day
28th November: PTA Film Night
30th November: Wizard learner assembly
4th December: St Mary’s Church
7th December: Winter Fair
11th December: KS1 Nativity
17th December: KS2 Christmas show
19th December: Year 5&6 Christmas Party.
20th December: Pantomime
21st December: Break up.

English

We will start the term by focusing on the poem ‘The Highwayman’ by Aldred Noyes. This narrative poem tells the story of the Highwayman and Bess and how their love is hindered by Tim the Ostler. The children will use this poem to write their own version and innovate the ending. We shall then move on to performance poetry and film our own performances.

It is crucial that your child practises their spellings each week including their homework and words from the Y5/6 key spelling words.

Mathematics

The children will recognize which numbers are divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 25 and identify multiples and find factors. They will also compare and place fractions on a line, find equivalent fractions and reduce them to their simplest form. They will be using mental strategies to multiply and divide multiples of 10 and 100. They will learn how to use a written method to multiply 3-digit and 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers and estimate answers. We will then move on to dividing 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers and using a written method and express remainders as a fraction and solve division word problems. When focusing on shape we will use a protractor to measure and draw angles in degrees and recognize and use terms and classify angles as obtuse, acute and reflex. The children will learn to recognize that angles on a line total 180° and angles round a point total 360°. We shall then begin to identify and name parts of a circle including diameter, radius and circumference. The children will learn to draw circles to a given radius using a pair of compasses; relate angles to turns, and recognise that a 360° angle is a complete turn and use angle facts to solve problems related to turn. The children will be able to place numbers to 100 000 and decimals up to two places on a line, round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 and decimals up to two places to the nearest whole number and compare and order numbers with up to two decimal places. Then we shall move on to reducing fractions to their simplest form, knowing and recognizing equivalent fractions and decimals to half, tenths and fifths.

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Science

The topic for this half term is Forces. The children will be learning that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity. They will plan and carry out a fair test investigation to find out which shoe has the best grip and which is the most slippery. They will use a force meter to measure the force needed to pull shoes across different surfaces and then draw conclusions and create graphs to display this. Children will learn how air resistance slows objects down as they fall back to the Earth. They will plan and carry out a fair test investigation using parachutes to explore the effect of air resistance on a moving object. They will apply their knowledge of air resistance to investigate which sail is best at harnessing the push from air. They will also learn that levers can be used to reduce the force needed to lift a load.

 

Topic

Our topic this term will be The Tudors. We will be learning about famous Tudor Kings and Queens and about what life was like during the Tudor times.

Please see the curriculum page to find out more.

Religious Educations

“Why do some people believe God exists?”

This is the question we will be focusing on this half term. The children will consider why people do or don’t believe in God and the impact that might have on the way they live their everyday life.

 

Computing

This half term will look at becoming more aware of the dangers of using the internet and looking at ways to stay safe online.

 

PE

The children will be having P.E. on Monday and Wednesday each week. Our focus this half term will be on street dance.

 

Your child must have their P.E. kit in with them. Please make sure that your child’s P.E. Kit consists of a pair of black pumps, plain black shorts or plain black jogging bottoms and a plain white t-shirt or one with the school logo.

 

PSHE

Our theme for this half term is ‘Being me in my World’, where we will discuss what’s good about ourselves and explore what we want to achieve to continue growing and excelling with our unique talents.

Homework

In Year 5 homework is given out each Friday and is to be returned every Wednesday. Each week the children will be set maths, topic and spelling homework. The children can choose from the “Tudor’ homework menu or think of their own activity! 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 Wood or Miss Pinington to admin@corrie.tameside.sch.uk

The children are also asked to read at least twice a week to someone at home. We ask the children to record this in their Reading Log and they are checked every Wednesday and signed by a teacher or teaching assistant. Reading books are changed daily – whenever your child is ready for a new book.

Don’t forget that your homework and reading are monitored as part of your Assertive Mentoring profile

On time by Wednesday – GREEN

Late on Thursday – YELLOW

Late by Friday or no homework- RED

If you have any questions or concerns, please come and talk to us at the start or end of each school day. We are looking forward to a new school year and helping your children to learn and grow.

Miss Wood, Miss Pinington and Miss Wickham.