Welcome to Boost Group!

 

Children who attend our ‘Boost group’ have been identified as needing an extra ‘boost’ with their learning.

Each morning, each child will work to develop their speaking and listening, reading, writing and maths skills.

Here you will find further information about what your child in Boost Group will be learning in other areas of the curriculum, along with other useful information.

Topic: Climate change

Our topic this term is Climate change. We will be learning the types of climate and where they can be located, how climates are changing, what impact this is having and what action can be taken to reduce climate change.

Science: Properties of materials

In the properties of materials we will test different materials for magnetism, transparency, electrical conductivity and heat insulation.

PHSE: JIGSAW Dreams and Goals

Our school follows a scheme called Jigsaw and this term Boost group children will complete a unit called ‘Dreams and Goals’ which the children will: consider a person who has faced difficult challenges and achieved success, identify a dream/ambition that is important to them, face new learning challenges and working out the best ways for them to achieve them, be motivated and enthusiastic about achieving their new challenge, recognise obstacles which might hinder their achievement and can take steps to overcome them and evaluate their own learning process and identify how it can be better next time.

RE:

In RE the children will be considering: Why do people pray?

Art:

The children will be focussing on developing their printing skills.

PE: Dance (also swimming for year 4 children)

The children will continue to have the sports coach working with them on a Wednesday afternoon. This half term, the children will be developing their dance skills to create collaborative sequences.

Please ensure that their correct and full PE kit is in school all week as PE days may change to accommodate other activities taking place in school.

Year 4 children, will join their peers and attend swimming lessons on a Monday afternoon. Please make sure the children have appropriate swimming kits and towels in a bag.

Music: Xylophone (also brass for year 3 children)

The children will learn to create a piece of music using a xylophone.

Year 3 children will have the opportunity to learn how to play a brass instrument with Tameside music service. Music lessons are every Monday. If your child would like to take their brass instrument home to practice, a deposit can be paid to the office allowing them to take it home.

Computing: programming

This term the children will develop their programming skills.

Forest School

Children in Boost Group have the fantastic opportunity to take part in Forest Schooling each Thursday. We venture out in all sorts of weather conditions and therefore children should have waterproof and warm clothing and sturdy footwear.

Other Support

To help support each child’s individual needs, children may take part in other activities to support their needs. These may include Zones of Regulation, speech and language, motor skills, lego therapy, social skills, memory skills or support with specific life skills.

Home Reading:

We ask that you read with your child as often as possible and sign their reading record a minimum of twice weekly in line with school policy. We will check reading records and change reading books every Friday. We monitor reading, homework and PE kits as part of our Assertive Mentoring Scheme.

Homework

Homework will be issued each Friday and should be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in Assertive Mentoring. If it is handed it in on Thursday or Friday you will achieve YELLOW. If you don’t hand your homework in you will be RED for that week.

 

Other important information:

Please ensure your child’s name is clearly written in all your school uniform.

Children have a  login for Active Learn, Readingeggs, Spellingshed and Times Table Rockstars.. Each of these will help support your child’s learning and can be used at home. Please ask an adult if you lose or forget your login.

 

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’.

If there is anything you need, or any help we can give you with anything, please let me know by either messaging on Google Classroom or speaking to us.

We are available after school, except on Wednesdays because that’s when we have our Staff Meeting. If a matter is urgent, you can always speak to an adult in the morning.

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Mrs Appleton-Jones, Miss Witty, Mrs Chambers and Mrs Farrington

Growing our outdoor classroom!

Children in school have enjoyed taking part in Forest School and are gaining an increasing understanding of the importance of trees. They help with our mental health, provide habitats for animals and absorb CO2 which is a cause of climate change.

The children have been helping to plant more trees around school, to continue to improve our grounds and to grow our outdoor classroom for the future.

 

Welcome to Boost group!

Welcome to Boost group!

Children who attend our ‘Boost group’ have been identified as needing an extra ‘boost’ with their learning.

Each morning, each child will work to develop their speaking and listening, reading, writing and maths skills.

Here you will find further information about what your child in Boost Group will be learning in other areas of the curriculum, along with other useful information.

 

Autumn Curriculum

 

Topic: Prehistoric Britain

Our topic this term is Prehistoric Britain. Prehistory is any time that occurred before Human societies developed writing systems. We will be learning about the Stone age, Bronze age and Iron age.

 

Science: Grouping living things

In the grouping living things unit children will learn to identify a range of plants and animals and will start to group these using a range of features.

 

PHSE: JIGSAW : Being in my world

Our school follows a scheme called Jigsaw and this term Boost group children will complete a unit called ‘Being in my world’ which the children will identify positive things about themselves and their achievements, face new challenges positively, make responsible choices and ask for help when they need it, understand why rules are needed and how they relate to rights and responsibilities, understand that their actions affect themselves and others and care about other people’s feelings, make responsible choices and take action and to understand their actions affect others and try to see things from their points of view.

 

RE:

In RE the children will be learning about What different people believe about God.

 

PE: Basketball (also swimming for year 4 children)

The children will continue to have the sports coach working with them on a Wednesday afternoon. This half term, the children will developing their skills for the game of basketball.

Please ensure your correct and full PE kit is in school all week as PE days may change to accommodate other activities taking place in school.

Year 4 children, will join their peers and attend swimming lessons on a Monday afternoon. Please make sure the children have appropriate swimming kits and towels in a bag.

 

Music: (also brass for year 3 children)

Music this half term will be linked to our Prehistoric Britain topic and the children will be learning a number of songs associated with this.

Year 3 children will have the opportunity to learn how to play a brass instrument with Tameside music service. Music lessons are every Monday. If your child would like to take their brass instrument home to practice, a deposit can be paid to the office allowing them to take it home.

 

Computing: Computing systems and networks

This term the children will develop learn about computing systems and networks.

 

Forest School

Children in Boost Group have the fantastic opportunity to take part in Forest Schooling each Thursday. We venture out in all sorts of weather conditions and therefore children should have waterproof and warm clothing and sturdy footwear.

 

Other Support

To help support each child’s individual needs, children may take part in other activities to support their needs. These may include Zones of Regulation, speech and language, motor skills, lego therapy, social skills, memory skills or support with specific life skills.

 

Home Reading:

We ask that you read with your child as often as possible and sign their reading record a minimum of twice weekly in line with school policy. We will check reading records and change reading books every Friday. We monitor reading, homework and PE kits as part of our Assertive Mentoring Scheme.

Homework

Homework will be issued each Friday and should be completed each week and handed in by the following Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in Assertive Mentoring. If it is handed it in on Thursday or Friday you will achieve YELLOW. If you don’t hand your homework in you will be RED for that week.

 

Other important information:

Please ensure your child’s name is clearly written in all your school uniform.

Please ensure that if your child requires medication in school (e.g. inhalers) that this has been provided and is not due to expire.

Children have a  login for Active Learn, Readingeggs, Spellingshed and Times Table Rockstars.. Each of these will help support your child’s learning and can be used at home. Please ask an adult if you lose or forget your login.

 

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’.

If there is anything you need, or any help we can give you with anything, please let me know by either messaging on Google Classroom or speaking to us at school.

We are available after school, except on Wednesdays because that’s when we have our Staff Meeting. If a matter is urgent, you can always speak to an adult in the morning.

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Mrs Appleton-Jones

Green Tree Schools Award

We are proud that Corrie Primary School has been awarded a Green Tree Schools Award. The Woodland Trust scheme encourages outdoor learning and inspires pupils about trees, woods and wildlife.

Through the award, the children take part in fun, practical projects while helping the environment and improving our grounds.

Big Battery Hunt

This term, we are taking part in Duracell’s Big Battery Hunt, which  is all about helping to make the planet a better place for us all to live in. We’re collecting used batteries and are calling on you to support us by sending your used batteries into school!

Welcome to Boost Group!

Children who attend our ‘Boost Group’ have been identified as needing an extra ‘boost’ with their learning.

Each morning, each child will work to develop their speaking and listening, reading, writing and maths skills.

Here you will find further information about what your child in Boost Group will be learning in other areas of the curriculum, along with other useful information.

Topic: Anglo Saxons and the Vikings

This term we will be learning about the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings. We will learning about why they invaded and what kind of people they were.

Science: Materials

In the materials unit we will learn about solids, liquids and gases and investigate if a material can change its state.

Art

We are hoping to have the opportunity to work with a local artist this half term! The children will work towards an Arts Award. Hopefully, we will have more information for you shortly.

PHSE: JIGSAW Relationships

Our school follows a scheme called Jigsaw and this term Boost group children will complete a unit called ‘Relationships’ which the children consider who they are as a person in terms of their characteristics and personal qualities. They will consider the positive and negative aspects of being online and the rights and responsibilities that they have when on line.

RE:

In RE the children will be visiting Ashton Mosque and will also be learning ‘What matters most to Christians and Humanist?

PE: Athletics

The children will have the sports coach working with them on a Wednesday afternoon. This half term, the children will be developing their knowledge and skills during athletics.

Please ensure your child has correct and full PE kit and that it is in school all week. PE days will possibly change to accommodate other activities taking place in school.

 

Music: Singing (also brass for year 3 children)

The children will learn songs about the Anglo Saxons.

Year 3 children will continue to learn how to play a brass instrument with Tameside music service. Music lessons are every Monday. If your child would like to take their brass instrument home to practice, a deposit can be paid to the office allowing them to take it home.

Computing: Programming

This term children will continue to develop their skills in computer programming.

Forest School

Children in Boost Group will continue to have the fantastic opportunity to take part in Forest Schooling each Tuesday. We venture out in all sorts of weather conditions and therefore children should have waterproof and warm clothing and sturdy footwear.

Other Support

To help support each child’s individual needs, children may take part in other activities to support their needs. These may include Zones of Regulation, speech and language, motor skills, lego therapy, social skills, memory skills or support with specific life skills.

Home Reading:

We ask that you read with your child as often as possible and sign their reading record a minimum of twice weekly in line with school policy. We will check reading records and change reading books every Friday. We monitor reading, homework and PE kits as part of our Assertive Mentoring Scheme.

Homework

Homework will be issued each Friday and should be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in Assertive Mentoring. If it is handed it in on Thursday or Friday you will achieve YELLOW. If you don’t hand your homework in you will be RED for that week.

 

Other important information:

Please ensure your child’s name is clearly written in all your school uniform.

Children have a  login for Active Learn, Readingeggs, Spellingshed and Times Table Rockstars.. Each of these will help support your child’s learning and can be used at home. Please ask an adult if you lose or forget your login.

 

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’.

If there is anything you need, or any help we can give you with anything, please let me know by either messaging on Google Classroom or speaking to us..

We are available after school, except on Wednesdays because that’s when we have our Staff Meeting. If a matter is urgent, you can always speak to an adult in the morning.

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Mrs Appleton-Jones