Year 3 Autumn Term 2021

Welcome to Year 3!

 

We hope that you have had a fantastic summer break and are ready to start the juniors. We have loads of information for you and your parents on this page.

Autumn Term 2021

Maths:

In maths we will be continuing with Power Maths. We will be looking at place value (3 digit numbers), addition and subtraction, multiplication and division.

English:

In English our featured text will be ‘Stone Age Boy’ by Satoshi Kitamura. We will also be reading extracts from Stig of the Dump by Clive Davies and The Wild Way Home by Sophie Kirtley to support us with our writing. We will then write our own adventure story inspired by these texts and include some of the SPaG features we have been looking at in class. Other areas of reading and writing will be covered related to Black History Month and Roald Dahl day. We will then be concentrating on writing instructions based on “How to wash a Woolly Mammoth”, followed by reading and writing shape poems.

 

Topic: The Stone Age

Our topic this term is The Stone Age. Through our topic we will develop our historical skills by looking at what life was like in the Stone Age, studying what we can learn about the past from artefacts and finding out when the Stone Age was by looking at timelines. We will also be looking at Stone Age Art and Craft and create our own cave paintings and analyse Stone Age weapons and jewellery including spears, axes and bear tooth necklaces.

 

Science: Moving and Feeding

In Science the children will learn that animals including humans need the right types and amounts of nutrition to thrive and grow and that eating the wrong types and amounts can lead to health problems. They will investigate some of the health problems associated with not eating well. They will learn that we cannot make our own food and that we need to eat a varied diet and list the types of food that we need and why we need them and construct a balanced food plate. They will find out that different animals have different dietary requirements and some foods humans eat may be poisonous to animals.  The children will also discuss the role of the muscles and skeleton and describe what would happen if we didnʼt have them.

Our second science topic is Light and Shadows.

The children will explore the differences between light sources and light reflectors. They will be able to describe how shadows are formed and will explore the relationship between light, objects and the formation of shadows. They will create and change shadows in the context of a puppet shadow play. They will explore the properties of materials that can cast shadows and use the scientific terms opaque, translucent and transparent to describe these materials. Finally children will demonstrate an understanding of the possible dangers to health that the Sun, as a strong source of light, holds for them and others.

Working Scientifically, children will set up simple comparative and fair tests to compare materials, and they will make systematic and careful observations of shadows.

 

PHSE: JIGSAW: Being Me in my World

During this ‘puzzle’ the children will be looking at their thoughts and feelings during new experiences. They will be looking at what makes them proud and how this made them feel. They will create their own personal and class targets linked to our Investors in Pupils and assess their progress in achieving them.The second puzzle is : Celebrating Difference where we look at differences between people, diversity and anti-bullying.

 

RE: What do different people believe about God?

In RE the children will be looking at what different people believe about God through stories, buildings and art.

PE: Basketball, Tri-golf, dance and gymnastics

In PE the children will learn games skills and dance and gymnastics

Music: BRASS

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

ICT:

In our ICT lessons we will be looking at Connecting Computers and Stop-frame Animations.

MFL: French

Our first theme is France and its culture. We will then look at greetings and names and learning how to count up to 20 in French, the French alphabet and colours.

 

 

Want more?

You all have a Times Tables Rockstar login to practise fast retrieval of your multiplication tables. Please ask an adult to see your teacher for a replacement card if you lose or forget your login.

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 bring a school water bottle 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.

PE lessons will be every Wednesday and Thursday this term. 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.

 

Homework

Homework will be sent home every Friday and is expected to be returned to school by the following Wednesday. If all homework is completed and handed in by Wednesday you will achieve green on your assertive mentoring chart. If you hand it in later than Wednesday you will achieve yellow. If you do not compete all homework you will be given a red.

Children have maths homework which is linked to their lessons that week, topic homework from the menu and also Spelling and handwriting practise and Times Table Rockstars.

Take Away The Stone Age

 

Reading books should be signed at home at least twice a week and should be in school every day, but will also be checked on Wednesdays along with the homework.

We are really looking forward to a new and exciting term. If you have any questions or concerns, please ask.

Mrs Lynch and Mrs Hall

 

Welcome to Autumn Term in Year 5!

Welcome to Autumn Term in Year 5!

We hope that you all had a wonderful summer break and are ready and raring to go for a new school year. We have lots of exciting things planned this term and we are really looking forward to learning with you all this year.

PE lessons will be every Monday and Thursday. 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.

 Homework will be sent home every Friday and is expected to be returned to school by the following Wednesday. Children have maths homework, topic homework from the menu and also a spelling/ handwriting sheet, plus Table Rockstars. 

Take Away Homework The Tudors

Reading books should be signed at home at least twice a week and should be in school every day, but will also be checked on Wednesdays along with the homework.

Please find below what we will be learning about:

Autumn

Maths:

In maths we will continue using  ‘Power Maths’ We will be looking at place value within 1,000,000 and addition and subtraction. We will then look at statistics and focus on graphs and tables before moving onto multiplication and division and finally area and perimeter.

English:

In English 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.

Reading:

This year, we will move to whole class guided reading. We will focus lots of our lessons around our class novel The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie. We will also develop our comprehension skills by looking at a wide range of texts including non-fiction, poetry, newspapers and song lyrics.

 

Topic:

Our topic this term will be the Tudors. We will learn about Tudor Kings and Queens and what life was like during the Tudor period. We will develop our historical enquiry skills by studying a range of artefacts and discussing what they tell us about the Tudors. We will also have our very special Tudor workshop Day!

 

Science: Earth and Space

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.

 

PHSE: JIGSAW: Being Me in my World

We will look at ‘Being Me in my World.’ During this ‘puzzle’ the children will be looking at their thoughts and feelings during new experiences. They will be looking at what makes them proud and how this made them feel. They will create their own personal and class targets linked to our Investors in Pupils and assess their progress in achieving them.

RE: “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

 

PE: Tennis and Hockey

The children will have the Sports Coach every Monday and will be developing their tennis skills. We will also look at hockey and practise our dribbling and defending.

 

ICT:

In our ICT lessons we will be looking at computing databases and creating media.

MFL: French

We will begin the year by recapping our learning from year 3 and 4. We will then move onto looking at emotions and learning body parts in French.

 

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.uk FAO Miss Wood / Miss Turner

 

The children will also be set a piece of maths work linked to their learning in class and a handwriting sheet.

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)

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 and after that you will achieve RED for that week.

 

Other important information:

  • Please ensure your name is clearly written in all your school uniform. We have a permanent marker if you need to write your child’s name in their jumper etc.
  • 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 bring a school water bottle every day.

We are really looking forward to a new and exciting term. If you have any questions or concerns, please book an appointment to see your child’s class teacher.

Miss Wood and Miss Turner

New Year Begins!

Welcome to Year 4

We hope that you have had a fantastic Summer break. We are looking forward to seeing you all again and doing all the lovely work we have planned for you this year.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Swimming lessons will start in the week beginning 6th September and will then be every Monday for 4AF and Friday for 4M . Please make sure the children have appropriate swimming kits and towels in a bag. A note is needed if your child needs goggles.

PE lessons will be every Tuesday afternoon for 4M and every other Friday afternoon for 4AF. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school.

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

Reading books should be signed at home at least twice a week and should be in school every day, but will also be checked on Wednesdays along with the homework.

Please find below what we will be learning about:

Autumn 1

Maths:

In Maths we will be continuing with ‘Power Maths.’ We will begin by looking at place value (4 digit numbers) and addition and subtraction.

English:

To begin with our featured texts will be Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett and The Lion and the Unicorn by Shirley Hughes. We will be looking at non-chronological reports and narrative writing in particular.

Topic: Water of the World.

Through our topic we will find out about water of the world in a number of different contexts. We will look at famous rivers, seas, oceans, lakes in the world and their geographical features and locations. We will also be looking at the formation of rivers and their geographical features in general. We will be also looking at water in the local area and the River Tame and the part that it plays in our local history and the importance of it to the community as well as looking at how the river was formed and its features.

Art:

Watercolour skills, shading and tone and drawing skills, including work inspired by the rainforest.

DT:

Making books with moving mechanisms.

 

Science: Electricity

To begin with, in our science lessons we will be studying Electricity, including making basic circuits.

PHSE: JIGSAW: Being Me in my World

During this ‘puzzle’ the children will be looking at their thoughts and feelings during new experiences. They will be looking at what makes them proud and how this made them feel. They will create their own personal and class targets linked to our Investors in Pupils and assess their progress in achieving them. They will look at and discuss the Jigsaw Charter including the ‘right to pass’ and then help to create their own rules for the classroom.

RE: Why do some people describe life as being like a journey?

In RE the children will be looking at what different views are to life and the journey they travel on through their lives.

PE: Gymnastics and Swimming

In PE the children will take part in a swimming lesson every Monday afternoon (4AF) or Friday morning (4M) at Denton baths. The sessions are tailored for all needs, catering for non-swimmers who have never been to a lesson, right up to capable swimmers who attend lessons outside of school. We will also be doing Gymnastics lessons in school every Tuesday (4M) or every other Friday afternoon (4AF).

Music: Charanga

During our music lessons the children will be working through units of the online Charanga resource.

We will be learning and performing Mamma Mia and developing our glockenspiel skills further.

Computing:

We will continue learning about the internet and will be learning about audio editing.

French:

We will recap Year 3 learning, then our topics are Pets and At Home.

 

HOME LEARNING LINKS / IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER 

Every half term the children will receive ‘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 year4@corrie.tameside.sch.uk FAO Mr. MacDonald or Mrs Faulkner/Mrs Akhtar

The children will also be given Maths work on Google Classroom.

Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Reading books are changed or checked every Wednesday but will be changed on other days if a book has been completed. Your child’s reading diary must be signed before a new book is given and all activities completed (if applicable)

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 and after that you will achieve RED for that week.

You all have a Times Tables Rockstars  login which needs to be used regularly.

https://www.ttrockstars.com

You will need to learn the Year 3/4 spelling lists.

Practicing Spellings At Home

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words

 

Other important information:

  • Please ensure your name is clearly written in all your school uniform. We have a permanent marker if you need to write your child’s name in their jumper, etc.
  • 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.
  • Please bring a school water bottle 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.