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.

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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

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 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 that 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 11.4.20

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

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

We are both looking forward to hear how you are and seeing your work.

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).

Spring Term

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 epic poem based on The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. The focus of this poem is about a girl named Bess who falls in love with the notorious Highwayman. The children will be using stanzas and poetic devices to create their own epic poem. #

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 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 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 focusing on the Using and Applying aspect of Maths through Problem Solving Challenges.

Please remember to carry on practicing your times tables up to 12×12.

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

We will be using a programme called Scratch. The children will be using coding to create their own maze games. We will also be using Powerpoint to present information that we research in our topic lessons. The children will use book creator on the iPads in order to develop eBooks about the wonders of the world.

 

PE

PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays

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.

If you cannot do your homework at home then homework club is open to everyone on a Wednesday and Thursday lunch time.

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 Pinington, Mr MacDonald, Miss Jackson and Mrs Sharrock.

 

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