Home Learning

Home Learning

All children have been issued with a home learning pack. If you have access to the internet, please ask your child to access all the fabulous learning resources available to them as an alternative to the pack or as a support tool.
You child has access to:

Activelearn (password changed to maths123)
Spelling Shed
www.twinkl.co.uk has launched free access for parents too with amazing resources.
Joe Wicks is doing free Youtube fitness videos from 9am.
I have heard that the BBC will be launching TV educational shows.
Classroom Secrets is also launching free resources online.

Other useful sites:

We would like to take this opportunity to say how amazing the children have been through this difficult time. They make us all proud every day and we wish all of you well during this challenging period.
We hope to see you soon. Stay safe and look after each other.
From all of the Year 5 Team.

Philippe Petit by Brooke

Philippe Petit is a French high-wire artist who gained fame for his high-wire walk between the towers of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, 1971 as well as his high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, on the morning of 7 August 1974, Petit has lived in New York, where he has been artist-in-residence Since then,at the also a location of other aerial performances. He has done wire walking as part of official celebrations in New York, across the United States, and in France and other countries, as well as teaching workshops on the art.by brooke 

Coming Home by Bobby G

One Icy cold day on Christmas eve there was a damp isolated old broken shed. Suddenly a robin popped his head out of an old broken teapot. That robin was me. I flew and looked in the distance and saw trees. I must go to get my friend. I took off flapping my wings then gliding it was cold and Icy.

I was cold and numb I could not feel my feet and my wings. It was cold black and grey and it was lightning crash! Bang! The lightning went I was exhausted.  I was hungry I looked but I could not find a worm not even one! Suddenly I saw a hole. I went in there to get shelter but then I saw a black nose it was a ferret! I fled away.

I was flying about the mountains and the trees. I was freezing I like an ice cube. The cold breeze was blowing against me. Suddenly I saw a hawk staring at me with his beady eyes looking at me. Then it flew off with a bang. So close I had to twist and turn to get away. I was safe that was a close one.

I am under a rock I am safe my cold feet on the green grass. I was waiting for the sky to calm down then I was off with a flash. I was flying in the breeze. I saw a lighthouse the light was as bright as the sun. Oh no a giant storm. Crash! Bang! It was like a laser crashing on the sea bed I was horrified.

I saw an isolated boat on the deep dark sea. The dark clouds gathering together. The white raging sea. There was a boat I was relieved I flew to the boat. Suddenly a monstrous wave hit me like a car. I was sliding across the hollow wooden floor. Stomp a man with a big white beard scooped me up and he said rest little robin rest.  Will I die? Will I make it?

The next day the man opened the box and the man fed me. I got up and flew away. I will not give up. I will get there. I was flying above the Icy cold deep sea I saw a fish. I was flying for a long time. Where is the village? I think I see the house.At last I am home but she’s not there. I whistled. There she is at last. She said “I was worried”. We had our mince pie for Christmas dinner.

Tudor Day – Brooke Pires Year 5

We have been learning about Tudor times and the other week we had a special day in year 5. Some people came into school to teach us fun things that used to happen in Tudor times.

We learnt about what happened in a Tudor court room and what would happen if you stole a cloak. The best thing  that we got to do was play a game where we rolled a dice and if you got a 7 you give wedding present by putting a shell on, if you rolled a 2 you got everything on the board except the wedding presents. If you got 12 you get everything on the board even the wedding presents and you win the game and the game would be over. We played twice but i didn’t win.

We did a play on Francis Drake and i had to play an instrument that looked like a french horn.

We all had so much fun and we got to dress up n Tudor clothes. I wish we could do things like this again.

the 7 wonders of the world by brooke pires

in school we leanred about  the wounders of the world i am going to tell you about the The Giza pyramid complex, also called the Giza Necropolis, is the site on the Giza Plateau in Greater Cairo, Egypt that includes the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure, along with their associated pyramid complexes and the Great Sphinx of Giza. now here is  some other one The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World as listed by Hellenic culture next is The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek sun-god Helios, erected in the city of Rhodes, on the Greek island of the same name, by Chares of Lindos in 280 BC. another is The Temple of Artemis or Artemision, also known less precisely as the Temple of Diana, was a Greek temple dedicated to an ancient, local form of the goddess Artemis. It was located in Ephesus i know lot more let us carry on The Statue of Zeus at Olympia was a giant seated figure, about 12.4 m tall, made by the Greek sculptor Phidias around 435 BC at the sanctuary of Olympia, Greece, and erected in the Temple of Zeus there. there is another  The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus or Tomb of Mausolus was a tomb built between 350 and 353 BC in Halicarnassus for Mausolus, a satrap in the Persian Empire, and his sister-wife Artemisia II of Caria. The structure was designed by the Greek architects Satyros and Pythius of Priene. here is the last one The Lighthouse of Alexandria, sometimes called the Pharos of Alexandria, was a lighthouse built by the Ptolemaic Kingdom, during the reign of Ptolemy II Philadelphus, which has been estimated to be at least 100 metres in overall height. BY BROOKE PIRES

New 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!


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.


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!



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.


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.


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 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!


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.


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!!



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.

Coming Home by JJ

I was in an abandoned, isolated, old broken shed, in an unused rusty kettle.I popped my head out of the kettle. I must get there. I will get there. I must flap my wings as fast as I can in this cold wasteland. I will be there for my friends and family. I will return.

I feel cold and hungry. I must get there. I will get there through the hailstone and rain. Into a tree I go and feel soaking wet. Can my wings handle this rain? Finally, some shelter to be safe. A ferret with a wet black nose and white shiny whiskers came towards me. “Get out of here” he said. I was scared. I flew away.

I flew over the clouds and a blanket of snow. I must get there. I will get there. I am so tired of flying. I must take a drink but I saw the shadow of a hawk with sharp claws, a pointed beak and wings as long as an eagle. Twirl. Spin. Dodge. The hawk got tired and flew away. Phew that was a close one!

A rock is my shelter whilst I wait for the weather to go away. I must get there. I will get there. I must travel across the sea. I’m ready to go. I start to fly again. Oh no, the weather changes again. Thunder and lightening. Boom! Bam! Wackapow! I do not like this. I am too uncomfortable to fly through this weather. It is cold and my wings are shivering.

This boat will do. A giant wave rolled over me sweeping me along the deck but these giant hands, so big, grabbed me and put me into a warm box. Mmmm, food! Now it was time to go. I am almost there. I’m coming home. Coming home to my family. The fisherman was nice and kind and threw me up, so I can fly again.

I am almost there and the weather is calm. I can see it. I’m finally home but where is she? I must look for her. I see a mince pie and my loved one. I said “hello”. She replied “I missed you”. We ate our mince pie and I am back home. I am happy now with my loved one.

  • JJ


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:


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




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.




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.



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.



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.



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.



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 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.