New 3 Week Timetable

Please collect your new packs from school or ask for them to be emailed.

Week beginning May 18th

 

 

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9– 9:15 Mad Maths!

Times Table Rockstars

Spag

Learn 5 spellings today from the Y5/6 spelling list

Mad Maths!

Times Table Rockstars

Spag

Learn 5 spellings today from the Y5/6 spelling list

Mad Maths!

Times Table Rockstars

9.15-9:00 Reading Twinkl online activity / Captain Tom Moore Reading Comprehension Reading Twinkl online activity / VE Day Comprehension Reading Twinkl online activity / Ramadan Comprehension Reading  Twinkl online activity / Reading for pleasure. Read and enjoy a non-fiction book Reading Twinkl online activity / Reading for pleasure. Read and enjoy a story
10.00- 11.00 English

What are your thoughts about Tom Moore? Write him a letter.

English

Write a recipe for something you might have made or something you did make on VE Day.

 

English

Write a decorative list of things that you believe strongly in, inspired by your Ramadan reading.

English

If you have a computer, make a Powerpoint about your reading or write a fact file.

 

English

Write an alternative ending to the story or continue the story in your own words.

 

11.00- 11.15 Break

Go outside and get some fresh air

Break

Go outside and get some fresh air

Break

Go outside and get some fresh air

Break

Go outside and get some fresh air

Break

Go outside and get some fresh air

11.15-12.15

 

Maths

Work through the Number and Place Value Maths Pack over two weeks. Do the Negative Numbers Mastery work if you need extra challenge afterwards.

Please go on Activelearn for 15 minutes each day also.

 

Maths

Work through the Number and Place Value Maths Pack over two weeks. Do the Negative Numbers Mastery work if you need extra challenge afterwards.

Please go on Activelearn for 15 minutes each day also.

 

Maths

Work through the Number and Place Value Maths Pack over two weeks. Do the Negative Numbers Mastery work if you need extra challenge afterwards.

Please go on Activelearn for 15 minutes each day also.

 

Maths

Work through the Number and Place Value Maths Pack over two weeks. Do the Negative Numbers Mastery work if you need extra challenge afterwards.

Please go on Activelearn for 15 minutes each day also.

 

Maths

Work through the Number and Place Value Maths Pack over two weeks. Do the Negative Numbers Mastery work if you need extra challenge afterwards.

Please go on Activelearn for 15 minutes each day also.

 

 

12.15-1.15 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:15 – 1:30 Read a book Read a book Read a book Read a book Read a book
1.30- 2.30

 

P.E – 5 –A-Day

Try some yoga/ Play outside/ create your own indoor exercise and fitness plan

Handwriting for 15 minutes – select 10 words from the Year 5/6 list and write joined-up.

 

Topic: Mayans

Where did the Mayans come from?

Make a map showing where they lived. Showing cities or seas. And/or complete the worksheet – Maya Civilisation – Grid Reference

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zq6svcw

 

 

Science: Types of change

Carry out the science experiment:

Dissolving Sugar at Different Heats

 

SAFETY –Make sure you are careful with hot water. Ask an adult first.

 

Read the Knowledge Organiser and see if you can explain what has changed and happened during your experiment.

 

Handwriting for 15 minutes – select 10 words from the Year 5/6 list and write joined-up.

 

Topic: Mayans DT

Design or draw your own Mayan Temple. Research different designs. What happened inside?

 

Go to for examples:

https://kids.kiddle.co/Mayan_pyramid

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-introducing-the-maya-civilisation/znk3cqt

 

P.E – 5 –A-Day / Try some yoga / Play outside/ create your own indoor exercise and fitness plan
2.30-3.30

 

 

French –Parts of the house

Revise vocabulary-cut up and match. Then play games such as snap or pairs.

Support for pronunciation:

https://www.french-games.net/frenchvocabulary

 

Treat this as your Golden Time. If your parents agree, you may now do an activity of your choice.

Week beginning 8 June

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9– 9:15 Mad Maths!

Times Table Rock stars

Spag

Learn 5 spellings today from the Y5/6 spelling list

Mad Maths!

Times Table Rockstars

Spag

Learn 5 spellings today from the Y5/6 spelling list

Mad Maths!

Times Table Rockstars

9.15-9:00 Reading Twinkl online activity / End Plastic Pollution Comprehension Reading Twinkl online activity / Alan Turing Comprehension Reading Twinkl online activity / Greta Thunberg Comprehension Reading  Twinkl online activity / Reading for pleasure. Read and enjoy a non-fiction book Reading Twinkl online activity / Reading for pleasure. Read and enjoy a story
10.00- 11.00 English

Write a letter to your local MP about what you could do to help end plastic pollution in Denton. Post it if you can or email him.

 

Andrew Gwynne

Town Hall
Market Street
Denton
M34 2AP

 

gwynnea@parliament.uk

English

Imagine you could invent something brilliant like Alan. What would it be? Write a persuasive script for it for a pretend Dragon’s Den. Perform it for your parent(s) or film it.

English

What do you feel passionate about like Greta? Do you want to help the planet? Do you want to protect animals?

Write a passionate speech and convince us to take action. Maybe film it.

English

If you have a computer, make a Powerpoint about your reading or write a fact file.

 

English

Write a new scene for your story using one of the characters or a new character. Write it as a playscript if you like and perform it.

11.00- 11.15 Break

Go outside and get some fresh air

Break

Go outside and get some fresh air

Break

Go outside and get some fresh air

Break

Go outside and get some fresh air

Break

Go outside and get some fresh air

11.15-12.15

 

Maths

Work through the Number and Place Value Maths Pack over two weeks. Do the Negative Numbers Mastery work if you need extra challenge afterwards.

Please go on Activelearn for 15 minutes each day also.

 

Maths

Work through the Number and Place Value Maths Pack over two weeks. Do the Negative Numbers Mastery work if you need extra challenge afterwards.

Please go on Activelearn for 15 minutes each day also.

 

Maths

Work through the Number and Place Value Maths Pack over two weeks. Do the Negative Numbers Mastery work if you need extra challenge afterwards.

Please go on Activelearn for 15 minutes each day also.

 

Maths

Work through the Number and Place Value Maths Pack over two weeks. Do the Negative Numbers Mastery work if you need extra challenge afterwards.

Please go on Activelearn for 15 minutes each day also.

 

Maths

Work through the Number and Place Value Maths Pack over two weeks. Do the Negative Numbers Mastery work if you need extra challenge afterwards.

Please go on Activelearn for 15 minutes each day also.

 

 

12.15-1.15 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:15 – 1:30 Read a book Read a book Read a book Read a book Read a book
1.30- 2.30

 

P.E – 5 –A-Day

Try some yoga/ Play outside/ create your own indoor exercise and fitness plan

Handwriting for 15 minutes – select 10 words from the Year 5/6 list and write joined.

 

Topic:  Mayans – Way of life

Find out more about what people did in ancient Maya. Research jobs/roles for adults and children. Compare to today’s roles. You could make a comparison table.

 

Use website:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zq6svcw

 

Science: Separating Mixtures

Go to BBC daily lesson for 29th April 2020 Year 5

Mixing, Dissolving & Separation

Follow the lesson

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6pyvk7

 

 

If no access to website then complete this activity

SAFETY (adult supervision required)

Take some rice or pasta and mix it with water. Think about how they might separate them and then try it out (Hint: You will need a sieve/colander). Next dissolve some salt in water and then heat it up and see what happens. Is it what you expected?

 

Handwriting for 15 minutes – select 10 words from the Year 5/6 list and write joined.

 

Topic: Mayan Number System

The Mayans were advanced mathematicians. Find out why. Then create a poster showing the Mayan Number System. You could include additional facts you find out.

See worksheet for symbols.

 

 

 

P.E – 5 –A-Day / Try some yoga / Play outside/ create your own indoor exercise and fitness plan
2.30-3.30

 

 

French: Family & Friends

Revise French greetings using the jigsaw worksheet

Time yourself.

 

Then learn the key words for family members use the word mat and website.

 

Support for pronunciation:

https://www.french-games.net/frenchvocabulary

 

 

 

 

Treat this as your Golden Time. If your parents agree, you may now do an activity of your choice.

Week beginning 15 June

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9– 9:15 Mad Maths!

Times Table Rockstars

Spag

Learn 5 spellings today from the Y5/6 spelling list

Mad Maths!

Times Table Rockstars

Spag

Learn 5 spellings today from the Y5/6 spelling list

Mad Maths!

Times Table Rockstars

9.15-9:00 Reading Twinkl online activity / My Shadow Comprehension Reading Twinkl online activity / My Longest Journey Reading Twinkl online activity / Throwing A Tree Reading  Twinkl online activity / Reading for pleasure. Read and enjoy a non-fiction book Reading Twinkl online activity / Reading for pleasure. Read and enjoy a story
10.00- 11.00 English

Write your own poem about your shadow. Will it be a funny poem?

English

Write your own poem like the one you’ve just read, but make it about Summer.

English

Write your own poem similar to the one you’ve just read about the sea becoming polluted by people.

English

If you have a computer, make a Powerpoint about your reading or write a fact file.

 

English

Write a letter to the author of the book and post it if you can. What might you ask them? Or contact them with adult help through social media.

11.00- 11.15 Break

Go outside and get some fresh air

Break

Go outside and get some fresh air

Break

Go outside and get some fresh air

Break

Go outside and get some fresh air

Break

Go outside and get some fresh air

11.15-12.15

 

Maths

Work through the Measures Workbook this week. Do the Perimeter Mastery work if you need extra challenge afterwards.

Please go on Activelearn for 15 minutes each day also.

 

Maths

Work through the Measures Workbook this week. Do the Perimeter Mastery work if you need extra challenge afterwards.

Please go on Activelearn for 15 minutes each day also.

 

Maths

Work through the Measures Workbook this week. Do the Perimeter Mastery work if you need extra challenge afterwards.

Please go on Activelearn for 15 minutes each day also.

 

Maths

Work through the Measures Workbook this week. Do the Perimeter Mastery work if you need extra challenge afterwards.

Please go on Activelearn for 15 minutes each day also.

 

Maths

Work through the Measures Workbook this week. Do the Perimeter Mastery work if you need extra challenge afterwards.

Please go on Activelearn for 15 minutes each day also.

 

 

12.15-1.15 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:15 – 1:30 Read a book Read a book Read a book Read a book Read a book
1.30- 2.30

 

P.E – 5 –A-Day

Try some yoga/ Play outside/ create your own indoor exercise and fitness plan

Practise your handwriting for 15 minutes –use the poem from this morning and copy your favourite lines.

 

Topic: Mayans

How long did the Maya civilisation last?

Complete the timeline placing key events in order.

Then find out 5 more facts about the Mayans. Then add these to the timeline. You could decorate your timeline with pictures.

 

Science:

Make Lava Lamp

Follow the worksheet-

Lava Lamp.

 

Can you explain what happened?

 

Practise your handwriting for 15 minutes use 10 words from Y5/6 list and practise joining.

 

Topic: Mayan Writing Codices

Find out about Mayan codices. Make a folding book with some of the Mayan symbols.

Look at some codices at:

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/mayans/mayan-writing/

You could invent your own codices.

 

Finally – Find out

What happened to the Mayans?

Watch:Video

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zq6svcw/articles/zndq7p3

 

 

 

 

P.E – 5 –A-Day / Try some yoga / Play outside/ create your own indoor exercise and fitness plan
2.30-3.30

 

 

French- Family & Friends

Revise basis greetings to start.

Then use your word mat from last week to revise French words for family members.

Then complete word search.

Treat this as your Golden Time. If your parents agree, you may now do an activity of your choice.

Home Learning

Mrs Marsden, Mr Macdonald and the whole Year 5 staff hope that you are all keeping well during this difficult time and are making the best of the weather and your time at home.

We are all missing you and we are doing some new things. Mr Macdonald has his chickens now, which are getting him up early and Mrs Marsden has been growing some vegetables for her garden and sewing some scrubs for the lovely NHS staff.

Here are the timetables for the next two weeks. They are just an outline and there are more detailed versions of these with the accompanying activities in your work packs available from the KS2 office or by email.

If your child works with Mrs Appleton Jones or Mrs Dyer, please contact school and we can email your morning work or have that ready for collection. The afternoon work is the same for everyone.

Week beginning 4.5.20

Monday

4.5.20

Tuesday

5.5.20

Wednesday

6.5.20

Thursday

7.5.20

Friday

8.5.20

Mad Maths!

Times-table Rock stars play your times table games

 

 

Spag

Learn 5 spellings from

competition

Mad Maths!

Times-table Rock stars

play times table games

 

Spag

Learn 5 spellings from

competition

VE Day

75th Anniversary

Today is a Bank Holiday

Find out about VE day

Reading:

Classic poem Matilda

Reading:

Choose an online

e-book from Twinkl or Audible

 

Reading:

Classic poem From a Railway carriage

Reading:

Twinkl reading:

Rainforest Potoo

 

VE Day
English:

Fronted Adverbials

 

English:

Fronted

Adverbials

English:

Write a letter

 

English: Writing

You in the story

Break- Go outside and get some fresh air, or try some activities from active classroom if it’s raining.
Maths:

Roman Numerals

Maths:

Roman Numerals

 

Maths:

Roman Numerals

 

Maths:

Roman Numerals

 

 

 

 

VE Day Activities.

 

Lunch
Reading for pleasure – Read a book or continue to listen to your audible book.
PE

Active Classroom website

or

You could create your own gym

 

 

Handwriting:

Practice your handwriting

 

 

Topic: Mayans

What did the Mayans wear?

 

 

Science

Materials: Invisible Ink experiment

Handwriting:

Practice your handwriting

 

 

Topic: Mayans

Create a rainforest collage, painting or drawing.

 

  VE Day Activities.
French

Vocabulary linked to the home

 

 

 

Golden Time

If your parents agree you may

do an activity of your choice.

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 11.4.20

Monday

11.5.20

Tuesday  12.5.20 Wednesday

13.5.20

Thursday

14.8.80

Friday

15.5.80

Spelling

Spelling mistake

activity

 

Mad Maths!

TT Rockstars play times table games.

 

Spelling

Complete one of spelling mistake worksheets

 

Mad Maths!

TT Rockstars

play times

table games.

 

Spelling

Spelling mistake

activity

 

Reading:

Choose an online e-book from Twinkl or Audible

 

Reading:

Classic poem

The Tyger

Reading:

Choose an online

e-book from

Twinkl or Audible

 

Reading:

Classic poetry:

The Owl and the Pussy Cat

 

Reading free choice

Choose an online e-book

from Twinkl/Audible  or

Dinosaur Comprehension

English:

Recognising Parenthesis

 

 

English:

Recognising Parenthesis

 

English: Writing Descriptive Setting 1

 

 

English: Writing Descriptive Setting 2

 

English: Writing

Descriptive Setting 3

Maths:

Multi-step problems

 

Maths:

Multi-step problems

 

 

Maths:

Multi-step

problems

 

 

Maths:

Multi-step

problems

 

 

Maths:

Multi-step

problems

 

 

PE:

Five-a-day activity

Handwriting:

Practice your handwriting

 

Topic:

What was life like for ancient Mayans?

 

Science

 

Materials

 

Oil and Water

experiment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handwriting:

Practice your handwriting

 

Topic: Art & Design

Mayan Jewellery

 

Create your own Mayan jewellery!

 

 

 PE:

Pok-a-Pok

or

Active Classroom website

or

You could create your own gym

 

French:

Food Vocabulary

 

 

Golden Time

If your parents agree you may do an activity of your choice.

 

 

If you have questions or queries please email: year5@corrie.tameside.sch.uk and Mr Macdonald or Mrs Marsden will happy to help you.

Please try to complete your work and make sure you try some creative activities and science experiments.

We are both looking forward to hear how you are and seeing your work.

Keep smiling and take care.

Year 5 Team

HOME LEARNING

We hope you enjoyed the Easter break as best as you possibly could during this difficult time. Hopefully you took advantage of the glorious weather to exercise outdoors.

Mr Macdonald now has four chickens in his garden and is learning to take care of them. If you would like to help him with this and do some research, he would love to see your ideas. You could adapt the Science work on April 29th to a chicken coop rather than a rabbit hutch if you like. If you are able to do some outdoor gardening this Spring, please do so as it is excellent learning and you might grow something tasty to eat.

Here are the plans for home learning for the next fortnight:

If your child works with Mrs Appleton Jones or Mrs Dyer, a different morning timetable has been made for collection from school or via email. The afternoon learning is the same for everyone.

Week beginning April 20th Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9– 9:15 Mad Maths!

Times Table Rockstars/ play your times table game

Spag

Learn 10 spellings today from available-community

Mad Maths!

Times Table Rockstars/  play your times table game

Spag

Learn 10 spellings today from available-community

Mad Maths!

Times Table Rockstars/  play your times table game

9.15-10:00 Reading Twinkl online activity / The Hero Twins comprehension

To be eco-friendly, everyone has to do the 2 star challenges

Reading Twinkl online activity / Maya Creation Story comprehension Reading Twinkl online activity / Reading for pleasure. Read and enjoy a non-fiction book Reading Twinkl online activity / Maya Writing Comprehension Reading Twinkl online activity / Reading for pleasure. Read and enjoy a story
10.00- 11.00 English

Using the story you have just read, create your own short myth about twins

English

Using the story you have read, change part of it and create your own creation short story

English

Using your reading, create a fun factfile about your reading.

English

Using the comprehension, create your own secret writing code for someone to solve

 

English

Using your reading, write a character description of a character in the story.

11.00- 11.15 Break

Go outside and get some fresh air

Break

Go outside and get some fresh air

Break

Go outside and get some fresh air

Break

Go outside and get some fresh air

Break

Go outside and get some fresh air

11.15-12.15

 

Maths

Work through the multiplication and division booklet over two weeks and do the Mastery Challenge cards if you can

 

Complete the Big Maths Assessment sheets also

 

 

Maths Maths Maths Maths

 

12.15-1.15 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:15 – 1:30 Read a book Read a book Read a book Read a book Read a book
1.30- 2.30

 

P.E – 5 –A-Day

Try some yoga/ Play outside/ create your own indoor exercise and fitness plan

Practise your handwriting for 15 minutes

Topic Afternoon

Use the Ancient Maya Codices page in your Booklet to create a decorative mini-story

 

Science

 

Materials/Cooking Afternoon

Do some cooking with an adult and discuss how new materials you have made might be irreversible

Practise your handwriting for 15 minutes

 

Art Afternoon

Design a Mayan Mask.

 

 

P.E – 5 –A-Day / Try some yoga / Play outside/ create your own indoor exercise and fitness plan
2.30-3.30

 

 

Geography

Make a detailed colour map of where the Mayans lived. Use your Ancient Maya Civilisation informative book to help you

Treat this as your Golden Time. If your parents agree, you may now do an activity of your choice.

Week beginning April 27th Timetable

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9– 9:15 Mad Maths!

Times Table Rockstars/ play your times table game

Spag

Punctuation sheet

 

Mad Maths!

Times Table Rockstars/  play your times table game

Spag

Punctuation sheet

Mad Maths!

Times Table Rockstars/  play your times table game

9.15-10:00 Reading Twinkl online activity / Earthquakes comprehension

 

Reading Twinkl online activity / Lottery comprehension Reading Twinkl online activity / Reading for pleasure. Read and enjoy a non-fiction book Reading Twinkl online activity / Wimbledon comprehension Reading Twinkl online activity / Reading for pleasure. Read and enjoy a story
10.00- 11.00 English

Plan a Mayan adventure story. You somehow go back in time…

 

English

Start writing your Mayan adventure story

 

English

Using your reading, create a pretend webpage about your reading. If you have a computer, make a Powerpoint

English

Continue writing your Mayan adventure story

 

English

Using your reading, write a diary entry for a character in the story.

11.00- 11.15 Break

Go outside and get some fresh air

Break

Go outside and get some fresh air

Break

Go outside and get some fresh air

Break

Go outside and get some fresh air

Break

Go outside and get some fresh air

11.15-12.15

 

Maths

Work through the multiplication and division booklet over two weeks and do the Mastery Challenge cards

Complete the Big Maths Assessment sheets also

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths Maths Maths Maths

 

12.15-1.15 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:15 – 1:30 Read a book Read a book Read a book Read a book Read a book
1.30- 2.30

 

P.E – 5 –A-Day

Try some yoga/ Play outside/ create your own indoor exercise and fitness plan

Practise your handwriting for 15 minutes

Topic Afternoon

Use the Ancient Civilisation informative book, read about the Mayan Gods and create some artwork and writing about your favourite God or Gods

 

Science afternoon

 

Think about what you know about materials and their properties to design an animal shelter for rabbits. Make it the ultimate outdoor shelter with lots of features! Consider the materials you need and why.

 

 

Practise your handwriting for 15 minutes

 

History and Cooking Afternoon

Read about Precious Cacao in your booklet. Make something to eat with chocolate and enjoy!

 

 

 

P.E – 5 –A-Day / Try some yoga / Play outside/ create your own indoor exercise and fitness plan
2.30-3.30

 

 

French

Revise your greetings and create a comic strip conversation.

Treat this as your Golden Time. If your parents agree, you may now do an activity of your choice.

If you have any questions please email: year5@corrie.tameside.sch.uk and Mrs Marsden or Mr Macdonald will be happy to help.

Enjoy your home learning and try your very best. Don’t be too worried if something is difficult. We just want you to have a go and have fun. Get really creative in the afternoons. We expect some lovely art around the Mayans.

Take care everyone,

Year 5 Team

 

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:

TTRockstars
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:
www.topmarks.co.uk
www.prodigygame.com
www.classroomsecrets.co.uk/home-online-learning
www.whiterosemaths.com
www.masterthecurriculum.co.uk
www.mrsmactivity.co.uk/free-resources-2

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.

Spring 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!

English

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.

Maths

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!
https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0
https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Science

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.

Topic

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.

PHSE

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

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!

HOMEWORK

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.

REMEMBER:

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!!

 

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’. 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.

 

Welcome to Year 5!

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

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.

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.

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, 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 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 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.