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
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:

Welcome to Year 5!

Welcome back! We hope that you have had a lovely summer break and are now ready and raring to go. We have lots of exciting things planned for the first half term, have a look below to find out more.


We will start the year as film directors by writing and creating a short trailer for our own scary movie! Then our focus will be on ‘Leon and the Place Between’ by Angela McAllister. This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of a young boy who journeys on a magical adventure to a fantasy land. The children will use this story to inspire their own narrative and we will be applying different aspects of Year 5 SPaG within our writing.

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


The children will start the year by looking at number and place value. They will learn to read, write and compare 5 digit numbers. We will then develop different strategies to add and subtract mentally and look at choosing the most effective method. The children will then look at multiplying and dividing numbers by 10, 100 and 100 before focusing on measurement. The children will develop and apply their reasoning and problem solving skills across all areas of the curriculum.

Your child must be fluent in all of their multiplication tables. Make sure you’re a Times Table Rockstar by practising regularly. Each child has their own login to Times Table Rocksars.



Our topic this half term will be Earth and Space. The children will learn about the movement of Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in our Solar System. They will learn about how we get seasons, day at night and the different phases of the moon. They will also have the opportunity to find out about how ideas about the solar system have developed and changed over time. The children will develop their working scientifically skills, by planning an enquiry using a shadow stick to look at changes over time to investigate the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.



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.



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



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.



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.


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 Pinington  or Mr MacDonald to

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.



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’!

Chaperon Rouge by Mia O

A blanket of crimson vapor engulfed the forest and swallowed the old, crumbling trees. The normal didn’t feel normal anymore. As the trees were pulled down into the underground, there is was – the devil of darkness. Black shadows began to spawn into livid, blood thirsty wolves. Twisting round and watching the movement of the haunted, abandoned village, it’s lava like eyes illuminated the harrowing darkness. Finding it’s was through the spooky and eerie forest, the wolf life creature hunted for it’s tasty prey like a ghost searching to find the girl. Breathlessly panting, the girl woke up and froze in terror. Goosebumps crawled over her skin like a million spiders.
– Mia O.

Bear Grylls



  1. Bear Grylls real name is Edward Michael Grylls.


  1. His sister was the person that gave him the nickname Bear.


  1. He served 3 years with British Special Air service


  1. In the SAS he trained in evasive driving, parachuting, demolitions, trauma medic, unarmed combat and jungle warfare.


  1. A year before climbing mount Everest he broke his back in 3 places.


  1. Grylls has consumed raw frozen Yalc eyeballs, camel intestine juice, a live snake, maggots as large as a hand and a giant live spider.


  1. Some injuries he has suffered over the years include crushed shoulders, a sliced finger, broken elbow,


  1. smashed knee, broken toe, dislocated hip and various bites from snakes, bats and scorpions.


  1. Bear Grylls has a black belt in karate.

By Archie (5P)

Stockport Grammar Maths Competition

Some year 5’s went to Stockport Grammar to take part in a maths competition. Unfortunately we did not win but we had great fun. The competition combined reasoning and problem solving skills with physical activity. We had to race other children to get questions and then work in teams to find the answers. Well done to the 8 children who took part.
Miss Pinington and Miss Wood are really proud of you.