WELCOME BACK!

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

English

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 throughout the course of the year.

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

SPAG      https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p

 

 

Mathematics

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 Rockstars.

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Science

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, the day and 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.

 

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 Education

“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.

We will be using our skills across the curriculum to embed our learning including using various apps.

 

PE

The children will be having P.E. every Tuesday. Our focus this half term will Gymnastics.

 

Your child must have their P.E. kit in school with them. Please make sure that your child’s 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 Pinington  or Mr Macdonald 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 once a week by the teacher. 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.

Summer Term 1

ENGLISH

 

This half term we will begin by exploring pirate narratives including Peter Pan and we will be reading and writing information about Pirates and learning about commands. Children will continue learning to spell common exception words and learning to use the sounds they need in their writing, which they learn in phonics sessions.

Please remember to continue using Reading Eggs at home and to read regularly and learn your spellings.

Reading books will be changed twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays. It is important that children learn to re-read books to build fluency and good expression.

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/pirates/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome-back/for-home/reading-owl/english–1

 

MATHS

Here are the objectives for this half term:

Find 1 more, 1 less, 10 more, 10 less than any 2-digit number; explore patterns on the 100-square; understand place value in 2-digit numbers and identify 10s and 1s

Use number facts to add and subtract 1-digit numbers to/from 2-digit numbers; add pairs of 1-digit numbers with totals above 10; sort out additions into those you ʻjust knowʼ and those you need to work out

Add three small numbers, spotting pairs to 10 and doubles; add and subtract 10 to and from 2-digit numbers

Compare weights and capacities using direct comparison; measure weight and capacity using uniform non-standard units; complete tables and block graphs, recording results and information; make and use a measuring vessel for capacity

Find half of all numbers to 10 and then to 20; identify even numbers and begin to learn halves; recognise halves and quarters of shapes and begin to know 2/2=1, 4/4=1 and 2/4=1/2; recognise, name and know value of coins 1p–£2 and £5 and £10 notes; solve repeated addition problems using coins; make equivalent amounts using coins

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

http://www.iseemaths.com/visual-games/

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

 

SCIENCE

Plants

This unit will introduce children to the idea of plants as living things which grow and change over time. Children will work towards answering the Quest question, ‘How can we make a plant identification kit?’ The unit will encourage children to recognise the common features, similarities and differences between plants. Children will learn about the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees. They will identify, name and describe the main parts of plants, including trees. They will learn that trees are plants and will learn the meaning of ‘evergreen’ and ‘deciduous’ when describing and comparing trees. Children will describe and compare common plants and trees in their local environment and will learn specific vocabulary relating to trees, e.g. trunk, bark etc. They will have the opportunity to plant, grow and observe their own plants throughout the unit.

Children will consider how to treat plants as living things with care. At the end of the unit, children will create a model plant, a record of local plants and an identification kit for plants in their local area.

Working Scientifically, children will focus on observing closely using simple equipment, naming and grouping and recognising similarities and differences between plants. Children will make and record their observations and will also have the opportunity to gather and record data in a simple way to help in answering questions.

This unit builds on any work children have done in the Foundation Stage. This is the introductory unit on plants and lays the foundations for future work in this area.

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

 

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Our topic is Pirates. The children will be learning about famous pirates and creating artwork for our revamped KS1 library based on Neverland. We will explore the high seas and mapping and learn to make our own maps. We will learn about pirate ships, weapons and explorations. Flags, treasure and animals on board ship add to the fun!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/pirates

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/pirates/

 

RE

Coming soon…

 

COMPUTING

Using the beebots to code directions on a map.

Using Pic Collage and Book Creator to create information about pirates.

Exploring technology around us.

Using a photo album to create a Spring collection.

PE

This half term we will focus on developing our gymnastic and games skills.

PSHE

Our new topic is Relationships. We will be exploring how we work together well and how important it is to respect each other.

 

MUSIC

Your Imagination

  1. Listen and Appraise the song Your Imagination and other songs about using your imagination: ● Your Imagination by Joanna Mangona and Pete Readman ● Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious from Mary Poppins ● Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory soundtrack ● Daydream Believer by The Monkees ● Rainbow Connection from The Muppet Movie ● A Whole New World from Aladdin
  2. Musical Activities – learn and/or build on your knowledge and understanding about the interrelated dimensions of music through: a. Warm-up Games (including vocal warm-ups). b. Flexible Games (optional extension work). c. Learn to Sing the Song – step-by-step manageable learning chunks spread over the 6 steps. Or, the whole song so you can decide when to learn each section during the 6 steps. d. Option: Play Instruments with the Song. Play the given parts or your own compositions/improvisations over the coda (the end section of the song, you will see it named on the screen) section of the song e. Option: Improvise with the Song (over the coda section of the song). f. Option: Compose with the Song (over the coda section of the song). As a class, you may want to write your own lyrics where you split into 2 groups to sing and copy back. Or, using the given notes, create a group composition.
  3. Perform the Song – perform and share your learning as you progress through the Unit of Work.

HOMEWORK

Will be issued on Fridays and must be returned by the following Wednesday.

Happy New Year!

Welcome back and Happy New Year!

ENGLISH

This half term we will continue learning about sentence structures and using our pictorial targets to help us to write them. We will be exploring recounts and creating fact sheets about space and the moon landing using ‘Book Creator’ on the ipads. We will also be writing our own space adventure stories and performing them using ‘Green Screen’.

The children will be learning to spell common exception words and learning to use the sounds they need in their writing.

Please remember to continue using Reading Eggs at home and to read regularly and learn your spellings.

Reading books will be changed twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays. We will also send home Reading For Enjoyment books every Friday. It is important that children learn to re-read books to build fluency and good expression – well done to everyone who has been reading at home.

Reading Morning takes place on a Tuesday morning from 8.50-9.20am. This is an opportunity for parents and carers to join us in our shared read. Please feel free to come along.

MATHS

Here are the objectives for the next half term:

Say the number one more or less and two more or less using a number line or a 100 grid; locate 2-digit numbers on a 100 grid and a 1-100 bead string; read, write and say 2-digit numbers and understand them as some tens and some ones

Revise pairs to 5, 6, 7, 10 and doubles to double 6; derive subtraction facts; understand a symbol being used for an unknown; use number facts to solve simple addition and subtraction word problems; find pairs of numbers with a total of 8

Add by putting the larger number first and counting on (numbers up to 100), spotting unit patterns; count on from 2-digit numbers; add a 1-digit number to a 2-digit number

Name, recognise and know the properties of 3D shapes: cube, cuboid, cone, cylinder and sphere; begin to sort 3D shapes according to properties; order and name the days of the week and months of the year; recognise and name the seasons

Count on and back in tens from any number; begin to count in 5s and 2s recognising multiples of 5 end in 5 and 0; children begin to count in 2s; estimate a number of objects within a range and count by grouping into 10s or 5s

http://www.iseemaths.com/visual-games/

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

SCIENCE

Here are our objectives for Identifying Materials:

In this unit children will have identified and named common types of materials including wood, metal, plastic, rubber, fur, towelling, nylon, wool, sponge, cotton wool, paper, card, brick, ceramics, rock and some liquids and powdered solids. They will have labelled, collected and grouped together objects made from the same material. They will state that different objects can be manufactured from the same materials. They will say why some materials are unsuitable for some objects.

Working scientifically, children will have tested the properties of different liquids. They will have investigated which materials are good to wrap and protect a hollow chocolate object being sent through the post.

 

We have also started to learn about seasons and will be exploring Winter:

In this unit children will learn that there are four seasons, the names for these seasons and that there are differences between them. They will identify and design weather symbols for the different types of weather they are likely to experience across the seasons.

Working scientifically, children will make observations and measurements over time throughout the seasons including day length, temperature, rain/snow fall, wind strength, cloud conditions and the accompanying changes to plants and animals in their local environment. They will describe and record their findings and compare them across the seasons.

 

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

 

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Our topic is Space Megastructures. We will be learning about where in the world super telescopes are and why. We will learn about the moon landing and the timeline of the International Space Station and what it is like to live in space. We will be creating our own artwork inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting. We will be learning about Tim Peake, Helen Sharman and Neil Armstrong. We will be using clay to make a model of an alien using the story of Beegu as a stimulus.

www.esa.int/kids/en/home

www.sciencekids.co.nz/space.html

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/space

 

RE

Coming soon…

COMPUTING

Using Book Creator App to create space fact sheets.

Developing our performance skills using green screen.

Developing key skills such as logging in and out of reading eggs.

Using graphics and text to support our work about space.

 

PE

This half term we will be learning to develop our dance skills including performing and evaluating basic routines with a Dance Coach and will be developing our gymnastic skills further. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school every day, with each item labelled with their name.

PSHE

Our theme for this half term is Dreams and Goals which is about setting targets and working towards them.

MUSIC

We use songs on a regular basis to help us when learning Maths and grammar concepts. Ask your child to sing some for you!

Listen and Appraise the song In The Groove and other songs in other styles:

  • How Blue Can You Get by B.B. King
  • Let The Bright Seraphim by Handel
  • Livin’ La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin
  • Jai Ho by J.R. Rahman
  • Lord Of The Dance by Ronan Hardiman
  • Diggin’ On James Brown by Tower Of Power
  1. Musical Activities – learn and/or build on your knowledge and understanding

about the interrelated dimensions of music through:

  1. Warm-up Games (including vocal warm-ups)
  2. Flexible Games (optional extension work)
  3. Learn to Sing the Song( in 6 different styles; Blues, Baroque, Latin, Bhangra,

Folk and Funk)

  1. Play Instruments with the Song
  2. Improvise with the Song (and optional extension activities)
  3. Compose with the Song
  4. Perform the Song

 

HOMEWORK

We received some fantastic homework last term – well done and keep up the good work! Homework will be issued on Fridays and must be returned by the following Wednesday.

 

Half Term 2

Well done to all of the children, they have settled into Year One really well and have been working really hard. They were really excited to join in with the story of ‘The Big Bad Bogey’ and wrote about his adventures. We have also been doing lots of learning about the 100 year anniversary of World War One, drawing poppies for our art display and competition. The children worked exceptionally hard writing World War One poems – well done to Mason who won runner up in the competition!

ENGLISH

This half term we will continue learning about sentence structures and using our pictorial targets to help us to write them. We will be exploring non fiction and creating fact sheets about dinosaurs using ‘Book Creator’ on the ipads. We will also be writing our own dinosaur adventure stories and performing them using ‘Green Screen’. We will finish the term by writing some festive poems.

The children will be learning to spell common exception words and learning to use the sounds they need in their writing.

Please remember to continue using Reading Eggs at home and to read regularly and learn your spellings.

Reading books will be changed twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays. We will also send home Reading For Enjoyment books every Friday. It is important that children learn to re-read books to build fluency and good expression – well done to everyone who has been reading at home.

Reading Morning takes place on a Wednesday morning from 8.50-9.20am. This is an opportunity for parents and carers to join us in our shared read, please feel free to come along.

MATHS

Here are the objectives for the next half term:
Revise bonds to 5, 6 and 10; find pairs which make 7; use addition facts for 5, 6 and 10 to solve subtractions; use number facts for 5, 6 and 10 to solve word problems
Describe position and direction using common words (including half turns); compare lengths and heights; estimate, compare and measure lengths using uniform non-standard and standard units
Add 1, 2 and 3 by counting on; subtract 1, 2, 3 or more by counting back; begin to add three small numbers by spotting bonds to 10 or doubles (1-6)
Compare and order numbers to 20; recognise coins and know values (up to £2); begin to make amounts in pence; understand teen numbers are 10 and some 1s

 

http://www.iseemaths.com/visual-games/

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

SCIENCE

Here are our objectives for 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.

 

We have also started to learn about seasons and have been investigating Autumn:

In this unit children will learn that there are four seasons, the names for these seasons and that there are differences between them. They will identify and design weather symbols for the different types of weather they are likely to experience across the seasons.

Working scientifically, children will make observations and measurements over time throughout the seasons including day length, temperature, rain/snow fall, wind strength, cloud conditions and the accompanying changes to plants and animals in their local environment. They will describe and record their findings and compare them across the seasons.

 

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

 

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Our topic is Amazing Animals. We will be learning about where in the world animals live and where dinosaur fossils were discovered. We will learn about the passing of time and when dinosaurs roamed Earth. We will be learning to draw animals in various styles and using a variety of media. We will be learning about Mary Anning and David Attenborough. We will be using clay to make a model of a dinosaur.

RE

Our learning this term is about answering the questions: Who are Christians and what do they believe?

COMPUTING

Using Book Creator App to create dinosaur fact sheets.

Developing our performance skills using green screen.

Developing key skills such as logging in and out of reading eggs.

Learning about E-Safety and using online websites as well as programming using the Daisy Dino app.

Using graphics and text to support our work about dinosaurs.

 

PE

This half term we will be learning to develop our dance skills including performing and evaluating basic routines and will be developing our gymnastic skills. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school  everyday, with each item labelled with their name.

PSHE

Our theme for this half term is Celebrating Difference. We will discuss similarities and differences between ourselves and what makes a good friend.

MUSIC

We use songs on  regular basis to help us when learning Maths and grammar concepts. Ask your child to sing some for you!

We will be practising songs for our Christmas performance.

 

HOMEWORK

We received some fantastic homework last half term – well done and keep up the good work! Homework will be issued on Fridays and must be returned by the following Wednesday.

Welcome Back!

ENGLISH

 

This half term we will begin by learning about sentences and how to write them. We will be learning our pictorial targets for writing and these will help us when we begin to write traditional tales. We will also be writing information about animals and dinosaurs.

Children will be learning to spell common exception words and learning to use the sounds they need in their writing.

Please remember to continue using Reading Eggs at home and to read regularly and learn your spellings.

Reading books will be changed twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays. It is important that children learn to re-read books to build fluency and good expression.

MATHS

Here are the objectives for the first half term:

Count up to 20 objects (match number to object); estimate and count up to 30 objects; count on and back and order numbers to 10; recognise domino/dice arrays without counting; identify a number 1 more (next number in count)

Find pairs that make 5; subitise to 5; find pairs that make 6; subitise to 6; find pairs that make 10; subitise fingers to 10; match pairs to 5, 6 and 10 to number sentences; find missing numbers in number sentences

Double numbers 1 to 5; find 1 and 2 more; count back 1 and begin to find 1 less

Recognise, name and describe squares, rectangles, circles and triangles; recognise basic line symmetry; sort 2D shapes according to their properties, using Venn diagrams and Carroll diagrams

Read and write numbers and number-names to 20; compare and order numbers to 20; identify 1 more and 1 less; estimate sets of objects, count to check and order sets according to size; understand 0 as the empty set

 

http://www.iseemaths.com/visual-games/

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

SCIENCE

Here are our objectives for 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.

 

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

 

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Our topic is Amazing Animals. We will be learning about where in the world animals live and where dinosaur fossils were discovered. We will learn about the passing of time and when dinosaurs roamed Earth. We will be learning to draw animals in various styles and using a variety of media. We will be learning about Mary Anning and David Attenborough. We will be using clay to make a model of a dinosaur.

RE

Our learning this term is about answering the questions: Who are Christians and what do they believe?

COMPUTING

Learning about E-Safety and using online websites as well as programming using the Daisy Dino app.

Using graphics and text to support our work about dinosaurs.

 

PE

This half term we will be learning to develop our dance skills including performing and evaluating basic routines and will be developing our gymnastic skills.

PSHE

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

MUSIC

Coming soon…

 

HOMEWORK

Will be issued on Fridays and must be returned by the following Wednesday.

Summer Term

 

ENGLISH

 

We will begin by recounting our visit to Skipton Castle to complete our previous learning. Then we will be reading a story called Dear Greenpeace, to help us write our own letters to real people. We want to raise the important issue of caring for our planet and the world’s oceans. We will be writing instructions too linked to our gardening in Science. In hand with all this, we will continue learning SPaG elements linked to our texts.

Children will continue learning key word spellings, common exception words and will continue to learn to apply phase 5 graphemes in their writing.

Handwriting sessions continue to support the children reach the end of year objectives and more of us are learning to join.

We will be doing our SATs this half term which will include: two reading tests, a spelling test and a SPaG test.

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

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

MATHS

Here are the objectives for this half term. Please continue learning your 10, 2, 5 and 3 times tables too.

Finding fractions of amounts

Data handling

Money, including totals, finding change and finding the difference

Inverse operations

Measuring in cms and work on mass and capacity

For our SATs we will complete an arithmetic and a reasoning test in class.

http://www.iseemaths.com/visual-games/

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

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

 

SCIENCE

Growing Plants

In this unit children will explore how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. They will investigate what plants need to grow and will find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. Children will discover where seeds come from by investigating fruits and seeds in their local environment. They will carefully observe and sort seeds and will also recognise how some plants are able to grow from bulbs. They will plant a variety of seeds, describing how they grow. Children will have the opportunity to plant seeds and to observe growth.

Working Scientifically, children will observe seeds and plants using simple equipment. They will ask simple questions about what plants need to grow and they will perform simple tests recognising that their questions can be answered in different ways. They will observe and measure the growth of the plants over time.

This unit builds on the work children have completed in Year 1 Plants.

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

 

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Our topic is Seaside Rescue. We will be exploring the history of the RNLI as well as comparing our local area to a seaside location elsewhere outside of Europe. We will be exploring saving our world’s oceans by understanding about the dangers plastics pose, including a study of our local river. We will be producing a sculpture out of plastic for our school garden.

RE

Our learning this term is about creation stories and the importance of the world we live in.

PE

This half term we will be improving our outdoor games and athletics skills and continuing with developing our games skills with our Sports Coach.

 

 

PSHE

The theme is Relationships. We will be learning about different families, people who help us and how to be a kind friend.

MUSIC (The Greatest Showkids)

We will be performing three songs from the film for our class assembly. Following this all the learning is focused around one song: Friendship Song, which links well with our PSHE this half term.

HOMEWORK

Will be issued on Fridays and must be returned by the following Wednesday.

 

Thank you

 

Mr Macdonald and Miss Ratcliffe

New Year 2018

ENGLISH

 

This half term we will begin by learning, performing and writing a recount about the Battle of Hastings and writing instructions for how to build a castle. We will be writing a poem about a dragon inspired by the book Tell Me A Dragon. All this links to our Creative Curriculum topic, Dungeons and Dragons

Children will continue learning year 2 spellings and common exception words and will continue to learn to apply phase 5 graphemes in their writing.

Handwriting sessions continue to support the children reach the end of year objectives and more of us are learning to join.

We will be learning to meet various writing objectives this half term, including learning to read and edit our writing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/anglo_saxons/normans/

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

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

MATHS

Here are the objectives for this half term. Please continue learning your 10, 2, 5 and 3 times tables too.

Place value and ordering 2-digit numbers; place value additions and subtractions; add and begin to subtract 9, 10 and 11

Revise number bonds to 10; begin to bridge 10; subtract from 10 and 20; use number facts to find the complement to ten; find a difference between two numbers by counting on

Rehearse complements to multiples of 10; find differences using a number line; find change from 10p and 20p, and from £10 to £20 by counting up and using bonds to 10 and 20; add two 2-digit numbers by counting on

Recognise and identify properties (including faces and vertices) of 3D shapes; sort according to properties including number of faces; name the 2D shapes of faces of 3D shapes; tell the time to the nearest quarter on analogue and digital clocks

Order 2-digit numbers and revise the < and > signs; locate 2-digit numbers on a landmarked line and grid; round 2-digit numbers to nearest 10; estimate a quantity <100 within a range

http://www.iseemaths.com/visual-games/

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

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

 

 

SCIENCE

Uses of Materials

In this unit children will name, identify and hunt for everyday materials including wood, metal, plastic, glass, rubber, brick, rock, paper, fabric and card. They will list properties of different materials such as hardness, strength, flexibility and shininess. They will learn that the properties of materials are important to the object they are made from. They will identify suitable and unsuitable materials for different objects and will be able to explain why.

Working Scientifically, children will classify materials sorting them into groups in a variety of ways. They will use reference materials to find out some fascinating facts about a type of material. They will compare the strength of different types of paper predicting which will rip when pulled by their hands. They will learn what absorbency means and explore the absorbency of different types of materials. They will examine different ways to record results and select an appropriate way to record the results of an investigation about waterproof materials. They will apply the findings from these investigations to design a nappy.

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

 

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Our topic is Dungeons and Dragons. We are learning about the Norman Conquest and events leading up to the invasion. We will discover how castles were built, linking to our materials topic in Science, and will find out how they were defended and attacked. We will learn about life inside and around castles and will be visiting Skipton Castle. We will explore local geography to decide where to best build a castle. We will carry out an art project using the Bayeux Tapestry to inspire us.

 

RE

Coming soon…

 

PE

This half term we will be improving our gymnastic and games skills, as well as learning a medieval dance and invasion game.

 

PSHE

The theme Dreams and Goals using our new scheme Jigsaw, and we will be creating our own Dream Dragons for our castle play area.

 

MUSIC

I Wanna Play In A Band is a rock song written especially for children. In this song the children learn about singing and playing together in an ensemble.

As well as learning to sing, play, improvise and compose with this song, children will listen and appraise classic rock songs.

 

 

HOMEWORK

Will be issued on Fridays and must be returned by the following Wednesday.

January and February 2018

ENGLISH

 

This half term we will begin by learning, performing and writing a recount about the Battle of Hastings and writing instructions for how to build a castle. We will be writing a poem about a dragon inspired by the book Tell Me A Dragon. All this links to our Creative Curriculum topic, Dungeons and Dragons

Children will continue learning year 2 spellings and common exception words and will continue to learn to apply phase 5 graphemes in their writing.

Handwriting sessions continue to support the children reach the end of year objectives and more of us are learning to join.

We will be learning to meet various writing objectives this half term, including learning to read and edit our writing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/anglo_saxons/normans/

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

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

MATHS

Here are the objectives for this half term. Please continue learning your 10, 2, 5 and 3 times tables too.

Place value and ordering 2-digit numbers; place value additions and subtractions; add and begin to subtract 9, 10 and 11

Revise number bonds to 10; begin to bridge 10; subtract from 10 and 20; use number facts to find the complement to ten; find a difference between two numbers by counting on

Rehearse complements to multiples of 10; find differences using a number line; find change from 10p and 20p, and from £10 to £20 by counting up and using bonds to 10 and 20; add two 2-digit numbers by counting on

Recognise and identify properties (including faces and vertices) of 3D shapes; sort according to properties including number of faces; name the 2D shapes of faces of 3D shapes; tell the time to the nearest quarter on analogue and digital clocks

Order 2-digit numbers and revise the < and > signs; locate 2-digit numbers on a landmarked line and grid; round 2-digit numbers to nearest 10; estimate a quantity <100 within a range

http://www.iseemaths.com/visual-games/

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

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

 

 

SCIENCE

Uses of Materials

In this unit children will name, identify and hunt for everyday materials including wood, metal, plastic, glass, rubber, brick, rock, paper, fabric and card. They will list properties of different materials such as hardness, strength, flexibility and shininess. They will learn that the properties of materials are important to the object they are made from. They will identify suitable and unsuitable materials for different objects and will be able to explain why.

Working Scientifically, children will classify materials sorting them into groups in a variety of ways. They will use reference materials to find out some fascinating facts about a type of material. They will compare the strength of different types of paper predicting which will rip when pulled by their hands. They will learn what absorbency means and explore the absorbency of different types of materials. They will examine different ways to record results and select an appropriate way to record the results of an investigation about waterproof materials. They will apply the findings from these investigations to design a nappy.

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

 

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Our topic is Dungeons and Dragons. We are learning about the Norman Conquest and events leading up to the invasion. We will discover how castles were built, linking to our materials topic in Science, and will find out how they were defended and attacked. We will learn about life inside and around castles and will be visiting Skipton Castle. We will explore local geography to decide where to best build a castle. We will carry out an art project using the Bayeux Tapestry to inspire us.

 

RE

Coming soon…

 

PE

This half term we will be improving our gymnastic and games skills, as well as learning a medieval dance and invasion game.

 

PSHE

The theme Dreams and Goals using our new scheme Jigsaw, and we will be creating our own Dream Dragons for our castle play area.

 

MUSIC

I Wanna Play In A Band is a rock song written especially for children. In this song the children learn about singing and playing together in an ensemble.

As well as learning to sing, play, improvise and compose with this song, children will listen and appraise classic rock songs.

 

 

HOMEWORK

Will be issued on Fridays and must be returned by the following Wednesday.

Here’s what to expect before Christmas

ENGLISH

This half term we will begin by learning and performing a story called Into The Forest. We will be using the book in Art to design our own forest scene. The children will be retelling the story in writing and some of us will innovate the story, creating new characters and changing other events in the tale, including conversations and the setting. A small group of children will be writing Hansel and Gretel. Before Christmas we will be learning to write instructions.

Children will continue learning key word spellings, common exception words and will continue to learn to apply phase 5 graphemes in their writing.

Handwriting sessions continue to support the children reach the end of year objectives and some of us are already learning to join.

We will be learning to use conjunctions well this half term and will continue learning to read and edit our writing.

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

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

MATHS

Here are the objectives for this half term. Please continue learning your 10, 2, 5 and 3 times tables too.

Know and use ordinal numbers; understand that 2-digit numbers are made from some 10s and some 1s; Understand place value using 10p and 1p coins; find and record all possible amounts using 10p and 1p coins; find 10p more and 10p less; Find 10 more and 10 less

Add and subtract 10, 20 and 30 to any 2-digit number; Add and subtract 11, 21, 12 and 22 to any 2-digit number; Solve addition and subtractions by counting on and back in 10s then in 1s; solve addition and subtraction problems using concrete and pictorial representations

Understand and use terms and vocabulary associated with position, direction and movement; Measure lengths using uniform units; Begin to measure in centimetres and metres

Add and subtract 2-digit numbers; Solve addition and subtraction problems using concrete and pictorial representations; Add near doubles to double 15; Add several small numbers spotting near doubles or pairs to 10, etc.

Count in 2s, 5s and 10s from zero; Count in multiples of 2p, 5p and 10p; Number sequences of 2s, 5s and 10s; Find the totals of coins and ways to make an amount; Use coins to make given amounts of money

http://www.iseemaths.com/visual-games/

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

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

SCIENCE

Here are our objectives for Living Things:

Children write down examples of things that are alive and things that are not. They explain their choices and see if others agree. Children go on a hunt to find as many different living and non-living things as they can. Children are introduced to the words ʻclassifyingʼ and ʻclassificationʼ and to the idea of ʻonce-livingʼ and ʻnever-livingʼ objects.

Ask children to think of the similarities and differences between a baby doll and a real baby. Children make a checklist of things that living thing can do. They explore a selection of mechanical objects and talk about how some non-living things can be similar to living things despite not being alive. As a group, come up with a set of guidelines to determine what makes something alive and then create a collage to cover each part of the checklist.

The teacher shows children pictures of themselves when they were younger and talk about how they have changed, how the children themselves have changed and how they will continue to change. Children bring in baby pictures of themselves and use as a class display. Ask other members of staff to bring in their baby pictures and play a guessing game. Children look for features that have stayed the same and features that have changed.

Children discuss how animals and humans often look like their parents and that some baby animals are called different things to their parents e.g. cats have kittens. They research one animal that looks similar to its parent and one that does not and present their facts in groups to the class

Children discuss how seeds and plants grow to look like the parent plant. The teacher selects one child to identify an animal and another to find its baby/adult pair. Children then choose an animal or plant to research and make a zig-zag book showing its life stages.

Children will imagine they are curators of a natural history museum and are organising an exhibition so must prepare an information board for visitors. Children use photo cards and categorise their exhibit into living things, non-living things and things that have never been alive. Children place the boards around the class and have a ʻgrand openingʼ, reading and giving each other feedback on their work.

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

 

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Our topic is World Kitchen. We are learning about where in the world food comes from and we will be cooking some delicious dishes. We have already made pizzas, apple muffins, gingerbread men, cookies and a healthy salad. We have used maps and atlases to learn about farm locations in the UK. We have also learnt about the hatting industry in Denton and learnt about where the factories once where and who the owners were.

RE

Our learning this term is about what it means to be a Muslim and what do Muslims believe. We will be comparing Muslims to Christian people and looking at celebrations.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zj3d7ty/resources/1

PE

This half term we will be improving our gymnastic skills and continuing with developing our dance skills.

PSHE

The theme is Getting On and Falling Out. The children are learning about how to deal with their emotions and work well with others. We explored this during Friendship Day and the importance of kindness, which is one of our Golden Rules.

MUSIC

All the learning is focused around the Christmas production: The Magical Christmas Journey.

HOMEWORK

Will be issued on Fridays and must be returned by the following Wednesday.

YEAR 2

Welcome back everyone! Here is what to expect in Year 2. Let’s make it amazing!

ENGLISH

This half term we will begin by learning and performing a rhyming story called Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli. We will be using the book to design our own monster and then describe it using adjectives. Following on from this we will be reading The Stinky Cheese Man and comparing it to The Gingerbread Man. The children will be retelling the story in writing and some of us will innovate the story, creating a new main character and changing other events in the tale.

Children will continue learning key word spellings, common exception words and will continue to learn to apply phase 5 graphemes in their writing.

Handwriting sessions continue to support the children reach the end of year objectives and some of us are already learning to join.

We will be learning to use conjunctions well this half term and will continue learning to read and edit our writing.

We will also be learning to write instructions in the form of recipes, as we will be making mini pizzas and mini apple muffins as part of our Creative Curriculum topic.

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

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

MATHS

Here are the objectives for this half term. Please continue learning your 10, 2, 5 and 3 times tables too.

Estimate and count a number of objects up to 100; locate numbers on 0−100 beaded lines and 1−100 squares; compare pairs of numbers and find a number in between; order three numbers, order 2-digit numbers

Revise number bonds to 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10; know number bonds to 10 and begin to learn related subtraction facts; know multiple of 10 number bonds to 100, learn bonds to 20, rehearse number bonds to 10 and 20 using stories

Double numbers to double 15, use patterns in number bonds, use number bonds to solve more difficult additions, to subtract and to solve additions bridging 10

Sort 2D shapes according to symmetry properties using Venn diagrams, identify right angles and sort shapes using Venn diagrams, recognise squares, rectangles, circles, triangles, ovals and hexagons, investigate which tessellate, sort shapes and objects using a two-way Carroll diagram

Begin to mark numbers on a landmarked line, compare and order numbers, using < and > signs, work systematically to find all possible inequalities, find 1 and 10 more or less using the 100-square, find 10 more and 10 less than any 2-digit number

http://www.iseemaths.com/visual-games/

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

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

SCIENCE

Here are our objectives for Feeding and Exercise:

Children imagine they are shipwrecked on a desert island and, in groups, write a ʻmessage in a bottleʼ to be kept for future reference, detailing what they think they will need to survive. Children learn about the fundamental things needed for survival and how long humans can live without air, water and food.

Children consider that food can be divided into different categories: plant, animal and a mixture of plant and animal-based food. Children look back at the terms ʻomnivoreʼ, ʻherbivoreʼ and ʻcarnivoreʼ and their respective diets and explore the ingredients and origins of food.

Children learn about the conditions on board ships hundreds of years ago and the goat that sailed with Captain Cook for two years. They think about what goats eat and recap their learning about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. Children sort animals into these three categories and then play a food chain game.

Children think about the term ʻfood chainʼ and conduct an investigation into a food chain, testing different bird food to see which food birds like best. They monitor the feeding stations and record their results.

Children create a diet and exercise plan before reviewing their ʻmessage in a bottleʼ as a recap on what animals need to survive. Children then think about how sometimes too much food can be unhealthy and discuss the importance of eating a variety of healthy food. In groups, children create a realistic diet and exercise plan for unhealthy people to follow for a day.

Children are reminded of the importance of exercise and eating the right amounts of different food. They think about how environment can influence health too and the importance of good food storage and personal hygiene. They role play being food safety officers looking at unhygienic take-away kitchens and create a poster to display in the class which focuses on one unhealthy thing.

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

 

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Our topic is World Kitchen. We are learning about where in the world food comes from and we will be cooking some delicious dishes. We have already made mini pizzas and will be making apple muffins soon. We designed some super monsters too after reading and performing Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli.

RE

Our learning this term is about what it means to be a Muslim and what do Muslims believe. We will be comparing Muslims to Christian people and looking at celebrations.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zj3d7ty/resources/1

PE

Every Monday this half term we have a Dance Coach, Hannah, and we have started to learn some awesome routines in our crews. Gymnastics will continue with Mrs Muir on a Tuesday.

PSHE

The theme is New Beginnings. The children are learning about how to adapt to the changes in a new year group. The children have also created some personal and class targets as part of our ongoing work for Investors in Pupils.

MUSIC

All the learning is focused around one song: Hands, Feet, Heart. The material presents an integrated approach to music where games, the dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc), singing and playing instruments are all linked.

HOMEWORK

Will be issued on Fridays and must be returned by the following Wednesday.