Autumn 2

Welcome back! We have lots of exciting things planned for this half term!

Important dates
14th-15th November: Parents evening
19th-20th November: Tree planting
21st November: SPaG Workshop
23rd November: 5P assembly
28th November: PTA Film Night
30th November: Wizard learner assembly
4th December: St Mary’s Church
7th December: Winter Fair
11th December: KS1 Nativity
17th December: KS2 Christmas show
19th December: Year 5&6 Christmas Party.
20th December: Pantomime
21st December: Break up.

English

We will start the term by focusing on the poem ‘The Highwayman’ by Aldred Noyes. This narrative poem tells the story of the Highwayman and Bess and how their love is hindered by Tim the Ostler. The children will use this poem to write their own version and innovate the ending. We shall then move on to performance poetry and film our own performances.

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

Mathematics

The children will recognize which numbers are divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 25 and identify multiples and find factors. They will also compare and place fractions on a line, find equivalent fractions and reduce them to their simplest form. They will be using mental strategies to multiply and divide multiples of 10 and 100. They will learn how to use a written method to multiply 3-digit and 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers and estimate answers. We will then move on to dividing 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers and using a written method and express remainders as a fraction and solve division word problems. When focusing on shape we will use a protractor to measure and draw angles in degrees and recognize and use terms and classify angles as obtuse, acute and reflex. The children will learn to recognize that angles on a line total 180° and angles round a point total 360°. We shall then begin to identify and name parts of a circle including diameter, radius and circumference. The children will learn to draw circles to a given radius using a pair of compasses; relate angles to turns, and recognise that a 360° angle is a complete turn and use angle facts to solve problems related to turn. The children will be able to place numbers to 100 000 and decimals up to two places on a line, round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 and decimals up to two places to the nearest whole number and compare and order numbers with up to two decimal places. Then we shall move on to reducing fractions to their simplest form, knowing and recognizing equivalent fractions and decimals to half, tenths and fifths.

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Science

The topic for this half term is Forces. The children will be learning that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity. They will plan and carry out a fair test investigation to find out which shoe has the best grip and which is the most slippery. They will use a force meter to measure the force needed to pull shoes across different surfaces and then draw conclusions and create graphs to display this. Children will learn how air resistance slows objects down as they fall back to the Earth. They will plan and carry out a fair test investigation using paper spinners to explore the effect of air resistance on a moving object. They will apply their knowledge of air resistance to investigate which sail is best at harnessing the push from air. They will also learn that levers can be used to reduce the force needed to lift a load.

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

PE

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.

 

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 Wood or Miss Pinington 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 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.

Miss Wood, Miss Pinington and Miss Wickham.

Archie Wright Blog – Facts about Henry VIII 5P

Fact about Henry the VIII

He was an author.

At 6ft 2 inches tall Henry was slim and athletic for most of his life.

He was a great athlete in his youth. Henry threw the javelin and enjoyed hunting, archery, jousting and tennis.

In 1536 in his forties Henry suffered a serious wound to his leg whilst jousting, this never properly healed and he couldn’t move about like he used to.

Four years later his waist had grown from 32 inches to 52 inches!!!!!!!!!

At his heaviest he had to be winched onto his horse (poor horse).

He had six wives and they were called Katherine of Aragon, Ann Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Katherine Parr.

Henry VIII had two wives executed, the second wife Anne Boleyn, and the fifth wife, Catherine Howard.

Wife no 2 was Anne Boleyn. She gave him a daughter, the famous Elizabeth I, but couldn’t give him sons. Henry fell in love with Jane Seymour, and had to get rid of Anne in order to marry Jane. He had charges of witchcraft, incest and treason cooked up against her, which were untrue, and had her beheaded by the sword.

Wife no 5 was Catherine Howard. Henry was now nearly 50, fat, and suffering from a wound in his leg. Catherine was a cousin of Anne Boleyn’s, and was only a teenager. She was not very bright, and had affairs. Henry found out, was devastated, and had her beheaded by the axe. No children.

Henry sent more people to their death than any other Monarch.

Henry was a very selfish person and by the end of his life everyone was afraid of him.

Year 5 Science Investigation.

As part of our Earth and Space topic in Science, Year 5 have been investigating day and night and the apparent movement of the sun.

We wanted to investigate what happens to the length of a shadow throughout the day? We measured the length of a rounders stick post shadow every few hours throughout the day and recorded the measurements. We found out that the length of the shadow was at it shortest at mid-day. This was because the sun was at its highest point in the sky. We also noticed that the angle of the shadow changed each time, this is because as the sun’s position in the sky changes it alters the angle at which it hits the post. This proved to us that the Earth moves!   

Blog Post

Tudor schools

Most children did not go to school in Tudor times. The people that did go were normally the sons of rich or working families who could pay for them to go to school. Boys would start school at 4 years old and move up to grammar school at 7 years old. No girls got to go to school they were kept at home to help with work round the house or sent out to work to get money for their family.

The teachers at Tudor schools were very strict, if the child was ever naughty they would get hit with the birch. Birches were a type of cane. Teachers would punish children with 50 “lashes” of the birch. Some pupils would not go to school because they were too scared of the strict punishments being given.

Pupils from rich families would pay for a special friend (poor person) called the whipping-boy. This means when the rich child was naughty, it was the whipping boy who took the punishment.

By Archie (5P)

Welcome back!

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.

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 ‘The Princess’ Blankets’ by Carol Ann Duffy. This beautifully illustrated fairy-tale tells the story of a princess, who no matter what, always feels cold. Her worried parents, the King and Queen, announce that if anyone can cure their daughter they can have anything they wish even half of their kingdom. 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.

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 Rocksars.

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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, 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.

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

PE

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.

 

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 Wood or Miss Pinington 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 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.

Miss Wood, Miss Pinington and Miss Wickham.