Year 6: Summer

Topic: We are covering two topics this half term, We will be looking at Climate change and how this affects our local area. We will then move on to study the amazing Ancient Greeks! Although Climate change is only a short topic for us we will study in detail how the area of Haughton Green and Denton is affected. We will also make weather vanes to study the wind. During our Ancient Greece topic we will also complete lots of art work and use clay to try and recreate some of the beautiful vases and sculptures they created.

English: This term we will be looking at a range of writing styles. Firstly, we will be writing a balanced argument about children using mobile phones. The children will explore both sides of the argument equally. Secondly, we will use the video Francis from literacy shed. Using this video we will create some setting descriptions and then move on to produce a newspaper report about the disappearance of the girl in the video.

In SPaG lessons we will be revising all areas of punctuation and continuing to work on all the aspects of grammar to make your written work better. Remember the children have weekly spellings to learn, using Spelling Shed.

Maths: In our maths lessons we will be covering the Year 6 objectives from the maths Curriculum. You will be continuing to work hard to achieve your targets in a variety of aspects of maths, trying to become more fluent and developing your reasoning and problem solving skills. We will be focussing on the using and applying aspect of maths through problem solving, reasoning, explaining and investigating.  You will also be continuing to learn all your times tables so that you know all the multiplication and division facts to 12 x 12 to become and taking part in the Battle of the Bands.

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Science:
Classifying Living Things: In this unit children will learn how to classify living things using the major classification kingdoms. They will identify and describe the observable characteristics of a range of classification groups including micro-organisms, plants and animals. Children will make careful observations to identify the characteristics that help scientists classify all living things, such as whether a living thing has a backbone and how they reproduce. Children will also be able to use their observations to construct classification keys of increasing complexity. They will use evidence from their investigation to predict and investigate how to accelerate the rate of decay. We will complete this unit in the summer term.

Evolution and Inheritance: In this unit children will have worked towards answering the Quest question ‘How do living things evolve?’ They will have investigated how living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. They will have had the opportunity to make a visit (real or virtual) to a Natural History museum and they will have constructed a geological timeline. Children will have identified how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution. They will have explored the principal of inheritance, recognising that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but that normally such offspring vary and are not identical to their parents. Children will have researched how plants and animals are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and they will have identified some beneficial adaptations that may lead to evolution. They will have explored natural selection through drama and designed their own species.

 

Computing– We will continue our work on coding, using the Scratch 3 program. We will also continue on creating and editing videos. Computing will also be used in a cross-curricular manner too in a variety of other curriculum areas to enhance learning. We will be using  Book Creator, Powerpoint, imovie and Keynote to present our work in other subjects in different ways.

Homework-
The children will continue to get English and maths homework every week. We will always set the homework on a Friday and it must be brought back into school by the following Wednesday. This can either be set on googleclassroom or paper copies are available. 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 Tuesday, 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!

Home Learning

Mrs Marsden, Mr Macdonald and the whole Year 5 staff hope that you are all keeping well during this difficult time and are making the best of the weather and your time at home.

We are all missing you and we are doing some new things. Mr Macdonald has his chickens now, which are getting him up early and Mrs Marsden has been growing some vegetables for her garden and sewing some scrubs for the lovely NHS staff.

Here are the timetables for the next two weeks. They are just an outline and there are more detailed versions of these with the accompanying activities in your work packs which are available from the KS2 office or by email.

If your child works with Mrs Appleton Jones or Mrs Dyer, please contact school and we can email your morning work or have it ready for collection. The afternoon work is the same for everyone.

Week beginning 4.5.20

Monday

4.5.20

Tuesday

5.5.20

Wednesday

6.5.20

Thursday

7.5.20

Friday

8.5.20

Mad Maths!

Times-table Rock stars play your times table games

 

 

Spag

Learn 5 spellings from

competition

Mad Maths!

Times-table Rock stars

play times table games

 

Spag

Learn 5 spellings from

competition

VE Day

75th Anniversary

Today is a Bank Holiday

Find out about VE day

Reading:

Classic poem Matilda

Reading:

Choose an online

e-book from Twinkl or Audible

 

Reading:

Classic poem From a Railway carriage

Reading:

Twinkl reading:

Rainforest Potoo

 

VE Day
English:

Fronted Adverbials

 

English:

Fronted

Adverbials

English:

Write a letter

 

English: Writing

You in the story

Break- Go outside and get some fresh air, or try some activities from active classroom if it’s raining.
Maths:

Roman Numerals

Maths:

Roman Numerals

 

Maths:

Roman Numerals

 

Maths:

Roman Numerals

 

 

 

 

VE Day Activities.

 

Lunch
Reading for pleasure – Read a book or continue to listen to your audible book.
PE

Active Classroom website

or

You could create your own gym

 

 

Handwriting:

Practice your handwriting

 

 

Topic: Mayans

What did the Mayans wear?

 

 

Science

Materials: Invisible Ink experiment

Handwriting:

Practice your handwriting

 

 

Topic: Mayans

Create a rainforest collage, painting or drawing.

 

  VE Day Activities.
French

Vocabulary linked to the home

 

 

 

Golden Time

If your parents agree you may

do an activity of your choice.

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 11.5.20

Monday

11.5.20

Tuesday  12.5.20 Wednesday

13.5.20

Thursday

14.8.80

Friday

15.5.80

Spelling

Spelling mistake

activity

 

Mad Maths!

TT Rockstars play times table games.

 

Spelling

Complete one of spelling mistake worksheets

 

Mad Maths!

TT Rockstars

play times

table games.

 

Spelling

Spelling mistake

activity

 

Reading:

Choose an online e-book from Twinkl or Audible

 

Reading:

Classic poem

The Tyger

Reading:

Choose an online

e-book from

Twinkl or Audible

 

Reading:

Classic poetry:

The Owl and the Pussy Cat

 

Reading free choice

Choose an online e-book

from Twinkl/Audible  or

Dinosaur Comprehension

English:

Recognising Parenthesis

 

 

English:

Recognising Parenthesis

 

English: Writing Descriptive Setting 1

 

 

English: Writing Descriptive Setting 2

 

English: Writing

Descriptive Setting 3

Maths:

Multi-step problems

 

Maths:

Multi-step problems

 

 

Maths:

Multi-step

problems

 

 

Maths:

Multi-step

problems

 

 

Maths:

Multi-step

problems

 

 

PE:

Five-a-day activity

Handwriting:

Practice your handwriting

 

Topic:

What was life like for ancient Mayans?

 

Science

 

Materials

 

Oil and Water

experiment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handwriting:

Practice your handwriting

 

Topic: Art & Design

Mayan Jewellery

 

Create your own Mayan jewellery!

 

 

 PE:

Pok-a-Pok

or

Active Classroom website

or

You could create your own gym

 

French:

Food Vocabulary

 

 

Golden Time

If your parents agree you may do an activity of your choice.

 

 

If you have any questions or queries please email: year5@corrie.tameside.sch.uk and Mr Macdonald or Mrs Marsden will be happy to help you.

Please try to complete your work and make sure you try some creative activities and science experiments.

Keep smiling and take care.

Year 5 Team

Tree sculptures

Year 5 have been taking part in an eco/art project called ‘Keen to be Green’. They have worked with artist, Sam Owen Hall, and used recycled materials to create tree sculptures. The focus of the project was to take rubbish and transform it into something beautiful that looks like it belongs to nature. We think the outcomes look beautiful!

School Council Meeting: 03.02.20

Corrie Primary School Council Meeting Minutes.
Date: 3rd March 2020
Time: 12:45PM
Location: 6T Classroom
In Attendance: Miss Pinington, Miss Turner, Mrs Ethell, AR, JC, MD, MC, ML, TG, EF, BC, KDS, JP, JO, BP, HP
Apologies:
Topic: Reading area, money raising for choir and fund raising for Uganda
Speaker: Mrs Ethell Miss Turner & Miss Pinington
Details:
1st on the agenda: Mrs Ethell requested attendance at a school council meeting to raise the profile of reading across school. She asked if school council can set up a possible book swap station within school for trial over the next half term. Completed books will be brought into school for other people to take. School council members will promote and run this system through school.
2nd on the agenda: Raising money for music box
Choir have requested school council’s assistance in raising money for a new boom box. At present they are using an unreliable boom box and having to borrow this from classes around school. They have asked if school council can plan an event to raise money. Possible options discussed were: a paid assembly, an after school show and charity buckets.
3rd on the agenda: Helen returning from Uganda.
A visitor to our school, who moved to Uganda to help build a school, is returning soon and would like to come and talk to us about her work. She has asked if we would like to help fundraise for more of the work she is doing. Possible options discussed were: a non-uniform day where the children come in colours of the Ugandan flag and donate £1.
Required Action: School Council Committee to talk to Mrs Cartledge about fun raising events. Representatives to devise a rota for book swap. Representatives to write a parent mail about book swap and make posters.
By Who: School Council Committee, AR, JC and MD
Any Other Business:

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).

Tudor Day

We had two tudors coming in for our Tudor day mistress Alice and Jack they taught us all about Tudor illnesses such as : the plague and the sweats.
We also learnt about Tudor court cases and how Tom Appletree shot a gun at queen Elizabeth 1st and how her guard died from the gunshot. In the afternoon, we did a play and made a Tudor rose we also learnt how to balance a peacock feather them it was the end of a splendid day and we all got to dress up for the day.

– James C

School Council Meeting

Corrie Primary School Council Meeting Minutes.
Date: 27th September 2019
Time: 12:45PM
Location: 6T Classroom
In Attendance: Miss Pinington, Miss Turner, AR, JC, MD, MC, ML, TG, EF, BC, KDS, JP, JO, BP, HP
Apologies:
Topic: Welcoming the new School Council & Charity
Speaker: Miss Turner & Miss Pinington
Details: We all introduced ourselves as this year’s School Councillors and talked about what we would like to achieve this year. We discussed organizing a charity event within the next term. Our new school charity is Cancer Research UK. We voted and decided that after the success of the last event, we are going to organize a bake off competition and bake sale. We also discussed the mess left in the hall after lunch times and discussed possible solutions. Finally, we discussed homework buddies and set up a system where the UKS2 children will give up part of their lunch time to help in lunch time homework club.
Required Action: School Council Committee to talk to Mrs Cartledge about charity event. Y6 representatives to devise a rota for homework buddies.
By Who: School Council Committee, AR, JO and MD
Any Other Business:

Orienterring

Today year 5 went orienteering as part of our topic. We had to find the letters and unscramble the words using a map of our school. The word we found was ‘Survivor’!