Summer Year 1

Welcome to Year 1’s Summer Term

Take a look at what we’ll be exploring this term………

English

We will begin the term by exploring a range of fictional texts relating to our theme which is all about Pirates (ooooarghh!)     The first book we’ll be reading is called ‘The Night Pirates’ by Peter Harris & Deborah Allwright which is a fantastic pirate adventure story about a boy called Tom who joins a crew of girl pirates in a quest to find treasure across the high seas. We’ll also be using a book called ‘Molly Rogers Pirate Girl’ by Cornelia Funke to support our understanding of this genre including: story structure and language features. We’ll use ‘Talk for Write’ strategies to retell the story and innovate our writing by using a story map. Later on this term we’ll be reading some pirate poetry including ‘Pirates’ by Valerie Bloom to inspire our own poetry writing. We will also be learning to write instructions on how to make our very own pirate hat.

Practising Spellings at Home

Year 1 Spelling Rules

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources

 

Maths

Mulitiplication and Division

Building upon the counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s work we’ve completed during the Spring term, we’ll be introducing the concept of multiplication and division through learning to double, half (make equal groups) and making simple arrays. We will also introduce fractions by learning about how some shapes can be split into equal halves and quarters.

Position and Direction

We will be exploring position and direction by using key vocabulary: ‘quarter turn’, half a turn’, ‘three quarters of a turn’ and ‘whole turn’.

Numbers to 100

Building upon our numbers to 50 work, we’ll be learning to count to 100, exploring number patterns using number grids,  ordering and sequencing numbers and learning how to apply our existing knowledge of number bonds to numbers up to 100.

Time

We will continue to review our learning about: days of the week, months of the year and seasons. During this unit we’ll be learning to use new vocabulary: before and after, learning how to use a calendar, how to tell the time to the hour and half hour and how to write time.

Money 

We’ll be recognising and counting coins : 1p, 2p, 5p, 20p, 50p £1 & £2 and recognising notes: £5, £10, £20 & £50

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

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

 

Science

This term’s topic is all about ‘Plants’ and we’ll be learning to recognise the common features, similarities and differences between plants and trees. We’ll learn about the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants and how to identify, name and describe the main parts of a plant, including trees. We will be learning the meaning of ‘evergreen’ and ‘desiduous’ and we’ll grow our own plants which the children can observe throughout the term. This year, Corrie Primary & Nursery School is entering the Tatton Park Schools garden competition and each year group is growing plants so that they can contribute to our competition entry. Fingers crossed!

We will also be finishing our unit on ‘Changing Seasons’. The children have been learning about each season throughout the year and have already completed some investigations in school to find out about the weather. The children will be exploring nature during the summer term through a series of outdoor lessons including our recent introduction of Forest school. We will finish the unit by completing our seasonal data strip and comparing/contrasting information across the four seasons. Hopefully we’ll have time to arrange a lovely summer walk down to the river.

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

 

Topic

‘Ooooarhhh me hearties’ and ‘Shiver Me Timbers’. Our topic this term is learning all about pirates and treasure! We will be learning about who pirates were and when & why they sailed around the world. To do this we’ll be identifying and learning about the world’s oceans and compare/contrast our own town of Denton with a town on the Carribean Islands. We will be learning some basic map skills and complete a local Geographical study. Children will also learn about some famous pirates including the notorious English pirate, ‘Blackbeard’. We will be using our DT skills to make pirate hats, bandanas and flags!

We’ll conclude our ‘Pirates’ unit with an exciting end of year Pirate Party!

Keep an eye out for our Pirates themed Homework menu. Children need to complete one piece of homework per week from the menu.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/primary-school-songs-pirates/zjpgvk7

 

RE

This term we will be studying a unit titled, ‘What does it mean to belong to a faith community?’ Children will think and explore what belonging means to them. We will will learn about how religious people show they belong to their faith community, about the ways babies are welcomed in religions faiths and the promises made at weddings. Children will think about their own network of belonging and how we all belong to someone.

 

Computing

The children will follow the ‘Teach Computing’ scheme of work and this term will be learning how to create media using digital writing. They will learn how to use a keyboard, how to add and delete information, explore the tool bar and change information using choices that they can explain to others.

Later in the term they will continue with the creative media unit by learning how to use a computer to digitally paint. They will learn about the tools available to draw and paint using freehand, how to draw and paint lines & shape, how to select the size of paintbrushes to create different effects and use the skills learnt to create a piece of art in the style of an artist.

 

Music

Following our Charanga scheme, children will be following a unit called, ‘Your Imagination’ followed by a unit called, ‘Reflect, Rewind & Replay’. Children will learn to sing a song throughout the unit which they will perform at the end of the unit. Children will also play the Glockenspiel and recorder to accompany the song they’ve learnt. Children will listen and appraise a range of songs throughout both units using: Pitch, pulse & rhythm and tempo to describe, compare & contrast the pieces of music.

 

PSHE

Our Jigsaw topics for this term are ‘Relationships’ and ‘Changing Me’. In ‘Relationships’ we will be learning about families and how they can be diverse, friendships and what good qualities we look for in a friend, appropriate ways to greet friends and people who can help us in our school community.

In ‘Changing Me’ we will look at the life cycles of animals and humans, identify ways that our bodies have changed since being a baby, identify girl and boy parts of the body using scientific vocabulary and discuss changing and growing as part of our development.

Please note that there will be a dedicated parents/carers meeting to discuss and inform you about the lessons in our ‘Changing Me’ unit.

 

PE

The children will continue to follow the ‘Primary Passport Curriculum’ which the KickStart team will support us to deliver. In the first half term, children will be learning about Athletics with a focus on how to run and jump using different styles of jumping. They will also learn to throw a javelin. In the last half term, children will be developing their invasion games skills by learning to: dribble a ball with either hand, receiving and trapping a ball, passing a ball using bounce and combining a jump with passing a ball.

At Corrie we monitor reading, homework and PE kits as part of our Assertive Mentoring Scheme.

PE will take place on Monday and Wednesday this term.

Please make sure that PE kits are in school all week, every week as we may change sessions and because we monitor having a kit to wear as part of our Assertive Mentoring scheme.

 

Reading

Please encourage a love of reading at home and use Reading Eggs regularly. As children progress through Reading Eggs, they are awarded with reading certificates which we check weekly, print off in school and celebrate in class. This has proven to be a great motivator for children as they become proud and confident readers. (Reading Eggs login details are attached to the Homework books along with Google Classroom logins. Please ask a member of staff if you have any problems.)

We ask that you read with your child as often as possible and sign their reading record a minimum of twice weekly for each book in line with school policy.

We will send home two ‘reading’ books each week:

The first is a ‘phonically decodable’ book. This just means that with practice children should be able to read the words by ‘sounding out’ (saying each letters sound and then blending them together to read the word). This book will be closely matched with the phonics your child is learning at school. We will send this book home with your child until they can recall the letter sound matches and use blending to read the words to you.

The second book is a ‘read to me’ book. This will be changed every week. This book will contain words your child may not be able to decode using their phonics.You should read this book to them encouraging them to point to the words as you say them, joining in where they can. This will build your child’s sight vocabulary.

We will check reading records and change reading books as appropriate once per week every Wednesday. Howeverplease make sure your child has their reading books and diary in school every day as we sometimes have opportunity to do extra reading or to change books more frequently.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

https://readingeggs.co.uk/

 

Homework

In Year 1 homework is given on a Friday and expected back every Wednesday. Children will receive a maths and/or a reading task based on what we’ve been learning in class and they will choose a piece from the Pirates homework menu.

Children are encouraged to be as creative as they wish and can choose how to present their homework so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to us!

F.A.O. Mrs. Ethel, Miss. Richards or Mrs. Hodkinson   year1@corrie.tameside.sch.uk

Don’t forget that your homework and reading are monitored as part of our Assertive Mentoring scheme.

 

On time by Wednesday – GREEN

Late by Friday – YELLOW

No homework or reading completed – RED

Summer Term in 3L

Summer term in year 3

Welcome to the final term of year 3, we have a busy and action-packed term ahead!

IMPORTANT NOTES:

PE lessons will be every Tuesday and Wednesday. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school. This should be black shorts, pumps and a plain white t shirt or Corrie PE top.

 

Please find below what we will be learning about:

Autumn 1

Maths:

In maths we will continue using Power Maths and will start the term by focusing on fractions before looking at time. Please practise telling the time as much as possible with your child at home. We will then learn about angles and properties of shapes before moving onto mass and capacity.

English:

In English, we will start the term by looking at Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit, which tells the true story of the volcanic eruption in Pompeii in 79AD. Children will look at writing descriptive recounts of the volcano erupting before writing their own newspaper reports about the eruption. We will then look at The Tear Thief by Carol-Ann Duffy about a thief who each night collects the tears of children who cry. We will use this story as inspiration to write a persuasive poster and a letter of explanation. We will continue to embed year 3 SPaG throughout all of our writing.

Topic: Extreme Earth

Our geography topic this term is Extreme Earth. We will look at the structure of the Earth and will be investigating what causes volcanoes and earthquakes. We will then look at the impact of a natural disaster and what to do during a natural disaster. We will learn about other extreme weather such as tornadoes and tsunamis and identify patterns in weather around the world.

 

Science: Plants and Rocks and Soils

We will continue learning about what plants need and the functions of all the different parts of the plant. We will then move on to learning about Rocks and soils. The children will recognise that below the surface of Earth is rock which they may not be able to see. They will understand that over time rocks have been broken down to form smaller rocks, pebbles, stones and eventually soils. They will recognise that there are different rocks and different soils which have different properties and appearances. Children will identify, name and describe different rocks. They will compare and group different rocks and soils based on appearance and properties.

 

PHSE: JIGSAW: Relationships and Changing Me

The children will learn how babies grow, outside and inside body changes, family stereotypes and look ahead to next year in school and further as they grow up.

RE: What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?

In RE the children will learn more about the Hindu faith and the different beliefs and traditions. We will then look at what it means for people being a Hindu in modern Britain.

PE: Athletics, hockey, cricket, football

In PE the children will learn about aspects of the above 4 areas, improving their techniques and skills in these sports.

Music: BRASS

During our music lessons the children will have the opportunity to learn how to play a brass instrument with Tameside music service.

Computing: The children will learn about Branching databases and programming with Scratch.

MFL: French

We will complete our work on months and the date, then look at The Very Hungry Caterpillar story in French. After that we will look at the topics of My Family and On the Farm.

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HOME LEARNING LINKS / IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER 

Every term the children will receive a ‘Take Away Homework’ a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic. If you would like to email us your child’s homework please email to admin@corrie.tameside.sch FAO Mrs Lynch or send it to the Year 3 email address, alternatively you could sent it to us through Google Classroom.

 

The children will also be set a piece of maths work, linked to their work in class that week and some handwriting/ spelling practice.

 

Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Children should read at least twice week and signed by an adult. Reading books will get checked every Wednesday. Your child’s reading diary must be signed before a new book is given and all activities completed (if applicable) Your child should have their reading book in school every day.

Homework will be sent home every Friday and is expected to be returned to school by the following Wednesday.

Remember TTRockstars is part of your child’s homework. This term the children have a challenge to reach 1000 points by the end of the first half term. If they manage to achieve this target we will have a special reward session.

 

 

REMEMBER: all homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring. If you hand it in on Thursday you will achieve YELLOW. If your homework is not completed you will receive RED for that week.

 

Links:

https://www.ttrockstars.com

 

You will need to regularly revise the year 2 spelling list and learn the Year 3 spelling lists.

Practicing Spellings At Home

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words

Year 3 Spelling Rules and Examples

 

Other important information:

  • Please ensure your name is clearly written in all your school uniform.
  • Please ensure your correct and full PE kit is in school all week as PE days can change in school (it will be sent home every half term to wash)
  • Bring your reading book and reading diary to school every day. Sometimes a reading volunteer will choose you for extra reading.
  • Please ensure your school water bottle is in school every day.

All the equipment you need is supplied for you in school. Please do not bring in your own pencils, rubbers etc from home.

 

We are really looking forward to this busy final term with you in year 3.

Mrs Lynch and Mrs Hall

SPRING YEAR 1

Welcome to Year 1’s Spring Term

Take a look at what we’ll be exploring this term……

English

We will begin our term by reading and exploring features of Non-fiction using the information books:

Dinosaurs: First Facts by Charlie Gardner and First Dinosaur Encyclopaedia: A First Reference Book for Children (DK First Reference). We will look at the role of titles, diagrams, labels and captions in non-fiction. We will use a range of non-fiction books about dinosaurs to research real dinosaurs and then imagine we are palaeontologists and dinosaur experts and produce our own non-chronological report about an amazing dinosaur we have discovered.

Later in the term we explore the story Dinosaurs and all that rubbish by Michael Foreman. This cautionary tale will be used to stimulate discussion about the extinction of the dinosaurs and what we can learn about looking after our world to avoid our own extinction! We will focus on describing settings as we write our own retelling of the story. Finally, we will read and write dinosaur inspired poems to perform using the books Dinosaur Roar by Paul & Henrietta Stickland and Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Shields to explore language play such as rhyme and alliteration and give us inspiration for our own work.

Phonics

Our Phonic work this term will continue to Revise Phase 4 (using the Phase 3 sounds to read and spell more complex words). We will be learning new Phase 5 sounds which will introduce the children to the idea of alternative graphemes (the same sound being made in different words by different letters e.g. /igh/ as in night and /ie/ as in pie).

Practising Spellings at Home

Year 1 Spelling Rules

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources

Maths

This term we will be following the school’s maths scheme, Power Maths to focus on the following objectives: –

Numbers to 20: Count using tens and ones Count one more and one less Compare numbers of objects Compare and order numbers.

Addition within 20: Add by counting on. Practise adding ones to help with adding numbers to 20. Use number bonds to 10 to help us with numbers bonds to 20 Solve word problems.

Subtraction within 20: Subtract tens and ones Learn how to cross a 10 when subtracting Compare additions and subtractions Solve word and picture problems.

Numbers to 50 :Count up to 50 Compare numbers to 50 Order numbers Count in 2s and 5s Solve word and picture problems.

Compare lengths and heights of objects Use non-standard units to measure objects Measure with a ruler Solve word problems about length.

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

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

Science

In Science this term we will be going animal mad! The Science topics following the school’s Science Bug scheme are ‘Parts of Animals’   and ‘Types of Animals’.

In the ‘Parts of Animals’   unit we will name and locate parts of our bodies, including our sense organs. We will learn the functions of the sense organs, identifying familiar scents, textures, tastes and sounds. We will name parts of the bodies of other animals including those of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and other mammals, and will learn to use species specific vocabulary, e.g. fin, wing, paw. We will describe, compare and contrast two different animals.

In the ‘Types of Animals’ unit we will recognise that different animals live in the local environment and name some of them. We will learn to recognise similarities and differences within and between animals, classifying familiar animals according to their characteristics. We will gather information on animals and present the data in tables, Carroll diagrams and bar charts, making simple interpretations of these using them to answer and generate questions.

Each pupil will get their own discovery education username and password. This has a range of fun resources that covers the whole of the curriculum.

Topic

Watch out… the dinosaurs are coming! In our Kagan topic this term we explore the giants of the Jurrassic. We will be placing the Age of the Dinosaurs on a historic world timeline. We investigate the science of Palaeontology… fossil hunting! We will learn about Britain’s own Fossil hunting superstar Mary Anning who was discovering evidence of prehistoric creatures at the same age as Year 1 children! We will look at how the geography of the Earth has changed and where in the world the most exciting dinosaur finds have been made. In DT we will be making our own dinosaur puppets and investigating simple lever mechanisms and joins. In art we will look at junk model sculpture to create our own imaginary Jurrasic creatures. In Art we will use clay printing to produce fossil designs as well as exploring drawing and collaborative collage, painting and printing on the theme of Dinosaurs and Fossils.

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

https://app.discoveryeducation.co.uk/learn/signin

RE

During this term we will be learning all about ‘What Makes Some Places Special? We will be exploring places of worship like Churches, Synagogues and Mosques, discovering who goes there and why. At Chinese New Year we will investigate some of the traditions the Chinese community uses to celebrate their New Year and draw comparisons with the way New Year is celebrated at home. We will also be learning about Easter, why it is special for Christians and how it is celebrated. We will be joining the team at St. Mary’s for a special Easter service.

Computing

The children will be following the ‘Teach Computing’ scheme of work and learning about computing systems and networks. During this term, the children will be investigating programming by Moving a Robot, Giving commands, direction command sequences, Planning a simple program. Later in the term children will be using computer Data Handling programs to grouping data, label, count, describe and grouping objects and use data to compare.

PSHE

 Our Jigsaw topics for the Spring Term are ‘Dreams and Goals’ and ‘Healthy Me’. In ‘Dreams and Goals’ we will explore how to set simple goals, say what we do well and how we learn best. We will learn how to challenge ourselves, break down our goals into smaller steps, keep going and celebrate our and others achievements. Throughout we will reflect on and name the feelings that this journey provokes in us.

In ‘Healthy Me’ we will learn the difference between healthy and unhealthy. We will explore healthy choices and how to make them. We will look at how we can begin to help ourselves if we feel poorly and how we can help prevent being poorly. We will look at being safe around roads and keeping our amazing bodies safe. We will learn there are adults that can help us to be safe and healthy and we can help them to do that.

Music

 We will be exploring units called ‘In The Groove’ and ‘Round and Round’ using the school’s music scheme, Charanga.

For the unit’ In The Groove’ we will learn a very easy song and then explore how it can be performed in six different styles; Blues, Baroque, Latin, Bhangra, Folk and Funk. We will listen and learn a different style of In The Groove each week. We will also listen to and appraise a well-known song in that week’s style.

For the unit ‘Round and Round’ our learning is focused around one song: Round And Round, a Bossa Nova in a Latin style. Through it we will consolidate and develop our learning about musical elements like pulse and pitch. We will practice performing vocals, body percussion accompaniment and glockenspiels. Each week we will to other songs in other styles: Livin’ La Vida Loca (Latin/Pop) by Ricky Martin, March Of The Empire (Film music) by John Williams, It Had Better Be Tonight (Latin/Big Band Jazz) by Michael Bublé, Why Don’t You (Big Band/Dance) by Gramophonedzie , Oye Como Va (Latin/Jazz) by Santana

https://charanga.com/site/log-in/

PE

The children will be following the Primary PE Passport Curriculum which our Kick-start team will help us deliver. We will begin the terms with a Gymnastic unit which explores different ways of balancing and spinning or turning on points. It includes floor works using mats and box and bench and climbing frame apparatus. Children will learn how to perform and link element into a simple sequence and practice performing for other and appraising their own and others work. Later in the term we will begin a dance unit based on a Dinosaur theme.

At Corrie we monitor reading, homework and PE kits as part of our Assertive Mentoring Scheme.

PE will take place on Monday and Wednesday this term.

Please make sure that PE kits are in school all week, every week as we may change sessions and because we monitor having a kit to wear as part of our Assertive Mentoring scheme.

Reading

 Please encourage a love of reading at home and use Reading Eggs regularly. As children progress through Reading Eggs, they are awarded with reading certificates which we check weekly, print off in school and celebrate in class. This has proven to be a great motivator for children as they become proud and confident readers. (Reading Eggs login details are attached to the Homework books along with Google Classroom logins. Please ask a member of staff if you have any problems.)

We ask that you read with your child as often as possible and sign their reading record a minimum of twice weekly for each book in line with school policy.

We will send home two ‘reading’ books each week:

The first is a ‘phonically decodable’ book. This just means that with practice children should be able to read the words by ‘sounding out’ (saying each letters sound and then blending them together to read the word). This book will be closely matched with the phonics your child is learning at school. We will send this book home with your child until they can recall the letter sound matches and use blending to read the words to you.

The second book is a ‘read to me’ book. This will be changed every week. This book will contain words your child may not be able to decode using their phonics.

You should read this book to them encouraging them to point to the words as you say them, joining in where they can. This will build your child’s sight vocabulary.

We will check reading records and change reading books as appropriate once per week every Wednesday. However, please make sure your child has their reading books and diary in school every day as we sometimes have opportunity to do extra reading or to change books more frequently.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

https://readingeggs.co.uk/

Homework

 

In Year 1 homework is given on a Friday and expected back every Wednesday. Children will receive a maths and a reading task based on what we’ve been learning in class and they will choose a piece from the Dinosaur homework menu.

Children are encouraged to be as creative as they wish and can choose how to present their homework so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to us!

F.A.O. Mrs. Ethel, Miss. Richards or Mrs. Hodkinson   year1@corrie.tameside.sch.uk

Don’t forget that your homework and reading are monitored as part of our Assertive Mentoring scheme.

 

On time by Wednesday – GREEN

Late by Friday – YELLOW

No homework or reading completed – RED