Reception Summer Term



Welcome to the Reception class page were you will find lots of information about all the learning that happens in the Reception class at Corrie Primary and Nursery School.

What a fantastic start to the summer term. The children are excited to be back to school.

The Topic this term is Plants, Growth, and Mini Beasts.

Many of the continuous provision areas both indoors and outdoors will be enhanced with Growing and Mini beast themed activities. We have a Garden Centre role-play area.
The children will be drawing, writing and painting pictures plants growing and using ICT to record and describe Mini Beast and their features and habitats.
In the outdoor classroom, the children will be designing and making a growing area.
This will develop their understanding of gardening and growth and feeling a sense of pride in developing the outdoor area for planting.

Communication and Language.
The children will be reading and sharing many non- fiction books on plant growth and habitats for mini beasts. They will read the Traditional story of Jack and the Beanstalk and the modern story of Jasper’s Beanstalk.
The children will listen to a range of stories, begin to accurately anticipate key events and characters in the stories and respond appropriately, and be attentive in the activity. These will be stories cross-curricular and linked to the writing tasks for the term: Being able to say and write a simple sentence.

In Maths, the children will be reciting numbers to 20, then 100. Counting back from at least 20 to zero. Reciting numbers to 100, counting to 100 in 1s and 10s. Counting in 2s.
Counting on: Adding 1,2,3, given numbers to 20 by counting on.
2D shape and data handling:
Pattern – Create and complete repeating patterns with two or three colours/shapes/objects/ actions.

Addition and Subtraction: Find 1 more/ 1 less. Subtract 2 by counting back.
Measures (capacity): Direct comparisons. More or less.

Money: Recognise all coins. Very simple addition and subtraction problems involving money.

Please see all the Phonic Fairy story resources on Google Classroom using your child’s personal log in.
In Phonics the children will be learning the Phase 3 and Phase 4 Phonics sounds and the phase three/four key words. These will be sent as homework for the children to practise at home.

Outdoor learning – Gardening: Plants, Growth, and Mini- Beasts.
The children will collaborate to design and build a Garden and planting area.
We will plant and grow Beanstalks linked to the story.
The children will use a variety of large construction materials (crates, hollow blocks, planks etc.) for children to construct their own ideas and creation.
The children have access to the outdoor area where we develop children’s creative ideas through different role-play areas enhanced with quality play equipment.
The outdoor learning gives children the platform to learn and explore through all the areas of the Early Years Foundation stage curriculum.

Home learning
The children will receive homework on Friday and this should be returned by Wednesday.
Reading Books
The children will have their books change at least once a week. We ask that children bring in their reading book everyday as they may read with one of the adults in the class on different days.
Books for Enjoyment.
The books are changed on Monday and should be returned on Friday. These books are for you to read with your child and not for the children to read.

Thank you for your on going support the Reception team.
Mrs Rafferty, Mrs Ethell, Miss Richards, Mrs Bellis and Miss Leach.


Summer Term in year 3

Summer term in year 3!

Welcome to the final term of year 3, we have a busy and action-packed term ahead! We will be celebrating World Culture Day on May 21st, where the children will learn about the wealth of cultures we have in school. Sports and Health week will be held on w/b 6th June, where the children will get to try lots of new sports!


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.


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:


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.


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 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: Basket Ball and athletics

In PE the children will have the sports coaches on a Monday to learn basketball skills before playing short games against each other in teams. We will also have athletics on a Thursday in preparation for sports day.

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: We will continue with our work on programming including using Turtle Logo and Scratch. We will then move onto Creating Media using a desk top publishing program.

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.




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 Miss Wood / Mrs Lynch.


The children will also be set a piece of maths work online linked to their learning in class. If your child does not have access to the internet, please ask for a worksheet instead. The children will also have handwriting/ spelling practice each week.


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. Reading books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday. 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.


Want more?

You all have an ACTIVE LEARN and Times Tables Rockstar login for other Maths activities, games and multiplication facts practise to enjoy at home online. Please ask an adult to see your teacher for a replacement card if you lose or forget your login. Web links:

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. 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.

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 our final term. If you have any questions or concerns, please book an appointment to see your child’s class teacher.

Miss Wood and Mrs Lynch

Welcome back Year 1! We’re so happy to have you back at school for our final term of the year!

Here is what we’ll be learning about this term:

We will begin our term by reading ‘The Nigh Pirates’ by Paul Harris which is a lovely story about a boy’s adventure with a group of rough, tough little girl pirates. The children will discover a treasure chest within our school grounds and have to take part on a quest to take back our school’s treasure from those sneaky pirates. We will be using ‘Talk for Writing’ strategies to retell the story and create our own pirate stories using a story map. We will then be exploring a number of non-fiction texts to inspire our writing as we will be producing a guide on how to become a pirate. We will be focusing on applying our Phonics within our writing, punctuating sentences and our handwriting this term.

Here are some websites to help you support your child at home:

Practising Spellings at Home

Year 1 Spelling Rules

Please encourage a love of reading at home and use Reading Eggs regularly. (Reading Eggs login details are attached to the Reading Record book. 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 in line with school policy. We will check reading records every Wednesday with homework. We will change their book twice a week, on a Monday and a Wednesday. This is to encourage more depth of comprehension and more fluency practise. Pleases return reading books and records everyday.


This term we will be following our Power Math scheme. We will cover multiplication, division, numbers 1 to 100, position, direction, fractions, time and money.

Here are some websites to help you support your child at home:

Your child has also been given their TT Rockstars login so that they can practise their times tables at home.

They will also be given one piece of Maths homework per week which will be completed via School Jam.


The children will cover two topics this term in Science; types of animals and identifying materials.

Through our types of animals unit the children will learn to name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. They will also develop an understanding of how to identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We will also be going on a very special trip to Chester Zoo where we will learn even more amazing facts about animal. 

Our final topic is, identify materials where the children will build on their previous knowledge of materials. They will learn to distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made. They will also learn how to identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock.

Here are some websites to help you support your child at home:


We will be learning all about Pirates and treasure this term! We will carry out our very own research using ICT to learn about the very famous pirate, ‘Blackbeard’. Our main focus this term will be developing our Geography skills through our pirate topic, using map work and learning about the continents around the world. We will be completing lots of artwork and DT through the topic; designing and creating our very own pirate hats, a pastel picture of a beach landscape and many more. We will conclude our topic at the end of the year with our very own pirate party!

As part of their homework the children will complete a topic activity each week (from the pirate homework menu).

During this term we will be exploring the following question; What does it mean to belong to a faith community? We will learn about different communities and their faiths.

For the first half term the children will be practising their programming skills through the Scratch Junior app, this app is free to download at home if you wish to. After the holidays we will move onto our final computing unit where the children will learn how to create their own digital media on the laptops.

The children will be doing athletics for the first half term and net and ball skills when they return after the holidays.

PE will take place on Mondays but it is important to keep the children’s PE kits in school each day as they may need them.

They can be taken home on Friday to be washed over the weekend.

We will continue to follow our school’s Jigsaw scheme and cover our two final units; Relationships and Changing me.

We will be exploring two units in Music this term; ‘Your Imagination’ and ‘Reflect, Rewind and Replay’.  Through these two units the children will learn to listen and appraise music, practise playing the glockenspiel, sing, compose and finally, perform.

In Year 1 homework is given on a Friday and expected back every Wednesday. Children will receive a maths (SchoolJam) and a spelling (spellingshed) task, based on what we’ve been learning in class and they will choose a piece from the Pirate 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

Click on the link here for a copy of the  homework menu:


This is also stuck in the children’s Homework book.

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

On time by Wednesday – GREEN

Late by Friday – YELLOW

No homework or reading completed – RED

Willies Letter Home

62 Meadow lane

Little Wierwold

23rd August 1940

Dear Mrs Billeting Officer,

I don’t know if you remember me, but my name is  William Beech (people call me Willie though). Six months ago you took me to Mister Toms house. I am one of the the escapees from London. I am writing to to tell you how thankful i am am that you brought me here. I have never been so happy in my whole entire life and i don’t want anything to change.

It was my birthday yesterday – my first ever proper birthday i have had in my life! We had a party at Mister Toms house he even got me a present! It was amazing. It was the best day ever… but then the letter arrived. It was from my mum. Mister Tom told me she was sick and wants me back. That’s why i am writing to you. I need to know why. I want to stay here with Mister Tom because he is like a dad to me.

I never thought i would be able to write a letter to you. I have not ever wrote before i came here, not even my own name! Mister Tom taught me how to write my own name and read. You can even ask Mrs Hartridge. She has moved me up to the bigger class now. Every night we practice to write.

Will you please consider not sending me back to my mum’s where i get whipped with a leather belt. Can i please stay with Mister Tom as he is very kind to me.

Yours Faithfully

Willie Beech

Tristan 6mp