Welcome to Cannon Street Class

Class Teacher: Mr C Grundey (Year Group Lead)

Teaching Assistant: Mrs J. Brown

Homework:

Handed out on Fridays,

Returned by Wednesday,

Please remember that homework is an important building stone in the child’s learning and development. The children will receive Dojo-Points for completed homework as well as particularly outstanding contributions.

Daily Reading:

To help further develop the children’s reading and academic development, please support and encourage the children to read daily for at least 10 minutes. This daily reading should then be recorded (title + pages) in the Learning Diary. We would kindly ask parents to sign/initial the record.

The children will receive Dojo-Points for daily reading.

Reading Activities:

Once the children have completed reading a book, they then choose an activity related to the book (e.g. book-review, letter to the author, sequel, character profile, alternative cover etc.). This activity is completed in the child’s Reading Journal. Our wonderful teaching assistants will then check, feedback and record the completion of these activities.

The children will receive multiple Dojo-Points to reward exceptional work.

PE:

Our current P.E. days are Tuesday (Miss Handley) and Wednesday (Mr Grundey).

 

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Spring 1 – Week 2 – 11th January 2021

January 10, 2021

Dear all,

Well done for your hard work in the first week of “lockdown”.
Please continue with a great focus and fantastic contributions. Have a look at the timetable for the week ahead.

We are incredibly excited as we are trying new things on Google Classroom and are using live-lessons more and more for a range of lessons.

On that topic, please remember that our live-lessons are ONLY for lesson & learning related contributions, not private chats. Also, please be aware that all contributions are shared with the school’s leadership team.

Have a fabulous start to the new week.
Your Year 5 team

First week of January 2021 – distance learning

January 3, 2021

Dear all,

We are wishing you a very happy, healthy, successful and fulfilling New Year.

Sadly, we will not be seeing each other on a daily basis as yet. However, learning will still take place via Google Classroom.

Please check Google Classroom on Sunday evening, when we will outline the timetable for the following week. Then, on a daily basis, we will upload/release the lessons. During the first two days of the coming week (beginning 4th January 2021), we will be mainly using links and resources from the Oak National Academy, however, from Wednesday, we would like to focus on what we would be learning at school as if it was open.

We will upload the daily lessons as slides (.pdf) and the accompanying worksheets as a .doc and .pdf. Sometimes, a video or video-link will support the lesson slides. If the work is completed on an electronic device, please use the .doc and submit it back to us as a Google Document. Should you wish to print the sheets (or in cases where conversions have confused the formatting of the document) please refer to the .pdf.

While one half of our team will be working with the children in school, the other half will be creating, monitoring and trouble-shooting the Google Classroom content. Should a student have any relevant questions regarding the work, please contact us via the Year-Group-Email (year5@howard.croydon.sch.uk) or the comment feature in Google Classroom. We will aim to respond as quickly as possible.

We thank you all so much for your understanding and support. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to support you and the children in their learning at home.

Have a safe week.

Your Year 5 team

Autumn 2 – Week 4 – 23rd November 2020

November 22, 2020

Welcome to this week’s Year 5 blog.

Can it really be true that in 4 weeks it is going to be Christmas? No way! Yes way!

 

REMEMBER

Should you be absent, please check out Google Classroom for the slides to our lessons and follow them.

Our PE days are still Tuesday and Wednesday.

Homework will be handed out on Fridays and is due back in on the following Wednesday.

 

Lesson Content:

English:

We will dive into our new book, “The Journey” by Francesca Sanna and …

  • analyse illustrations, make justified predictions, explore the links between feelings and memories, expand our experience with (free-verse) poetry, and use Edgar A. Poe’s “The Raven” as a model to create our own atmospherical poem.

Maths:

Finally, the fractions are arriving!

This week, we will identify different fractions, explore and find equivalent fractions and focus on the link between improper fractions and mixed numbers. Fun!!!

PSHE

  • The children will be introduced to our new programme/curriculum called “Jigsaw”.

Music

  • Mr Regan will continue with Soundprogress.

Spanish:

  • We will continue to explore the fruits and vegetables in Spanish.

Science:

  • We are looking forward to our new topic. We will explore different … forces.

Religious Education

  • We will further explore Sikhism – specifically the concept of worship.

ICT:

  • We will continue with our E-Safety.

History:

  • We will explore how Ancient Greece became the birthplace of DEMOCRACY.

 

Homework -> See Google Classroom

 

Have a fabulous start to the new week.

Your team in Year 5

 

 

Autumn 2 – Week 3 – 16th November 2020

November 15, 2020

Welcome back after such a rainy weekend.

Have a look at our week ahead:

REMEMBER

We will see you all on Monday in our best odd socks!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Should you be absent, please check out Google Classroom for the slides to our lessons and follow them.

 

Important dates and times:

  • Please remember that our PE days are still Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Homework will be handed out on Fridays and is due back in on the following Wednesday.

 

Lesson Content:

English:

In our last week of “Pax” we will conclude the story and then plan as well as write a bookreview about this fantastic book.

Maths:

This week, we will dive into division (2-, 3- and 4-digit numbers by one-digit numbers).

PSHE – Anti-Bullying Week

  • Since it is Anti-Bullying Week, our activities will include reflections on “how to fill somebody else’s bucket”.
  • https://youtu.be/IbPpiY_VAMw

Music

  • Mr Regan will continue with Soundprogress.

Spanish:

  • We will continue to explore the pronunciation rules in Spanish as well as learn the fruits and vegetables.

Science:

  • We are very excited to give you an opportunity to show off your learning in the form of an alternative type of assessment. You will be stars.

Religious Education

  • Since we did not manage to fit this in last week, we will now further explore Sikhism – specifically the Gurdwara as a place of worship.

ICT:

  • We will continue with our E-Safety looking at sharing pictures and streaming online.

History:

  • We will explore the significance of the Battle of Marathon.

 

Homework -> See Google Classroom

 

Have a fabulous start to the week everybody.

Your team in Year 5

 

 

Autumn 2 – 9th November 2020

November 9, 2020

Dear all,

What a short week ahead of us. We hope you all enjoyed your Monday off and have gathered enough energy to power through the week.

REMEMBER

Should you be absent, please check out Google Classroom for the slides to our lessons and follow them.

 

Important dates and times:

  • Please remember that our PE days are still Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Homework will be handed out on Fridays and is due back in on the following Wednesday.

 

Lesson Content:

English:

In our second to last week of “Pax” we will explore the main characters’ feelings, motives and links. It should be a very “Guided Reading” style week working with the book. I can’t wait to hear your great ideas and see your fascinated faces.

Maths:

This week, we will first text your multiplying and dividing by 10/100/1000 before moving on to formal multiplication.

Music

  • Mr Regan will continue with Soundprogress.

Spanish:

  • We will continue to explore the pronunciation rules in Spanish as well as learn the fruits and vegetables.

Science:

  • Due to the missing Monday, we will pause this for the week.

Religious Education

  • We will further explore Sikhism – specifically the Gurdwara as a place of worship.

ICT:

  • We will continue with our E-Safety looking at sharing pictures and streaming online.

History:

  • We will compare Athens and Sparta in order to identify characteristics of different Ancient Greek city states.

 

Homework -> See Google Classroom

 

Have a fabulous start to the week everybody.

Your team in Year 5

 

 

Welcome in Autumn 2 – 2nd November 2020

November 1, 2020

Dear all,

Welcome back to a new half-term. Leading up to Christmas, there will be many exciting things to learn and do. For many, this is the best, but also most exhausting half-term as the nights get longer and the weather teases us almost daily.

 

Should you be absent, please check out Google Classroom for the slides to our lessons and follow them.

 

Important dates and times:

  • Please remember that our PE days are still Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Homework will be handed out on Fridays and is due back in on the following Wednesday.

 

Lesson Content:

English:

We are looking at the last three weeks of “Pax” by Sara Pennypacker and the story will get even more exciting. We will …

  1. use hotseating to explore and reflect on identity (Pax Ch 16);
  2. explore intertextuality – Storymapping Sinbad’s 2nd voyage;
  3. use a storymap to orally retell Sinbad’s 2nd voyage;
  4. identify features of a persuasive text and identify arguments against the use of landmines;
  5. use persuasive language and clear arguments to write a persuasive letter.

Maths:

This week, we will …

  • multiply integers by 10 and 100;

  • multiply integers by 100 and 1000;

  • divide integers by 10 and 100;

  • divide integers by 100 and 1000;

  • find and identify multiples of 10, 100 and 1000.

Music

  • Mr Regan will continue with Soundprogress.

Spanish:

  • We will continue to explore the pronunciation rules in Spanish as well as learn basic communication phrases.

Science:

  • We will explore the moon and the Science behind the different moon-phases.

Religious Education

  • We will further explore Sikhism – specifically Guru Nanak.

ICT:

  • We will continue with our E-Safety looking at sharing pictures and streaming online.

History:

  • We will compare Ancient and Modern Greece in order to identify change.

 

Homework -> See Google Classroom

 

Have a wonderful start to the week everybody.

Your team in Year 5

 

 

Week 19th October 2020

October 19, 2020

 

Dear all,

Wow, we are heading straight towards our well-deserved half-term break.

 

Important dates and times:

  • Please remember, Tuesday and Wednesday are our PE days.

 

Merits:

While we won’t have assemblies, we will still keep up rewarding the children with merits which will happen in our Year group at the end of our Daily Mile on Fridays.

 

 

… and … in London Bridge – Superb.

… Karolina and Gabriel in Cannon Street Bridge – Well done!

 

Lesson Content:

English:

Using our superb text “Pax” by Sara Pennypacker, we will learn and practise to …

  • Plan and write our own poem,
  • Edit our own poem based on feedback and
  • Dive again into a deep booktalk about PAX.

 

Maths:

This week, we will find and identify …

  • factors of a number,
  • Common Factors of two numbers,
  • Prime Numbers and
  • Square Numbers.

Spanish:

  • We will continue to explore the pronunciation rules in Spanish as well as learn basic communication phrases.

Science:

  • A four days week means that we cannot fit Science in.

Geography:

  • We will pause momentarily.

History:

  • We will explore Myths as historical sources.

Religious Education

  • We will further explore Sikhism.

ICT

  • We will fast-forward with our E-Safety looking at friendships and technology.

Music

  • Mr Regan will continue with Soundprogress.

 

 

Homework:

 

Have a wonderful week.

Your team in Year 5

 

 

Week 5th October 2020

October 6, 2020

Dear all,

We have now entered October and everyone is working amazingly hard.

 

Important dates and times:

  • Please remember, Tuesday and Wednesday are our PE days.

 

Merits:

While we won’t have assemblies, we will still keep up rewarding the children with merits which will happen in our Year group at the end of our Daily Mile on Fridays.

 

 

… and … in London Bridge – Superb.

… Sophie and Georgi in Cannon Street Bridge – Well done!

 

Lesson Content:

English:

Using our superb text “Pax” by Sara Pennypacker, we will learn and practise to …

  • using clues from a text to analyse a character,
  • empathising with a character’s decision making,
  • creating a balanced argument,
  • engaging with a text with the help of book-talks
  • using relative clauses in our writing.

 

Maths:

This week, we will …

  • add numbers with more than 4-digits and several exchanges,
  • subtract 4-digit numbers with one exchange,
  • subtract 4-digit numbers with several exchanges,
  • subtract numbers with more than 4-digits and several exchanges,
  • check our work using estimating, approximating and the inverse.

Spanish:

  • We will continue to explore the pronunciation rules in Spanish as well as learn basic communication phrases.

Science:

  • We will continue to explore the old scientific “battle” between geocentric and heliocentric view of the “solar system”.

Geography:

  • We will pause momentarily before continuing to secure and expand our Locational Knowledge of the world and then specifically the African continent.

History:

  • We will continue to explore chronology with a view onto Ancient Greece before moving on to using Myths as historical sources.

Religious Education

  • We will explore devotion in Sikhism focussing on the Ek Onkar.

 

For Homework, please seeGoogle Classroom.

 

Have a wonderful week.

Your team in Year 5

 

 

Week of 28th September 2020

September 28, 2020

Dear all,

We are now marching with gigantic steps towards the end of the calendar year and it is less than 3 months to the Christmas break. Monday is an Inset day, so you will have time to do something pleasant (hopefully it’s going to be sunny) and also complete your homework to an exceptional standard.

 

Important dates and times:

  • Please remember, Tuesday and Wednesday are our PE days.

 

Merits:

While we won’t have assemblies, we will still keep up rewarding the children with merits which will happen in our Year group at the end of our Daily Mile on Fridays.

 

 

… Codey and Sienna in London Bridge – Superb.

… Alana and Amari in Cannon Street Bridge – Fabulous.

 

Lesson Content:

English:

Using our superb text “Pax” by Sara Pennypacker, we will learn and practise to …

  • Further develop our understanding of perspective in narratives,
  • analyse the content and style of poems,
  • use inspiration from a text to create charcoal imagery,
  • analyse a character.

Maths:

This week, we will …

  • Test our knowledge of place-value,
  • add 4-digit numbers with one,
  • a series of exchanges as well as
  • add numbers with more than 4-digits.

Spanish:

  • We will continue to explore the pronunciation rules in Spanish as well as learn basic communication phrases.

Science:

  • We will track the historical explosion of knowledge by exploring the clash of the helio- and geocentric view.

 

Religious Education

  • We will dive into Sikhism by exploring the importance of showing devotion to a God and using related symbolism.

 

Geography:

  • We will continue securing and expanding our Location Knowledge of the world.

History:

  • We will further expand our knowledge of chronology with a view onto Ancient Greece.

 

Homework (like in the separate post, click on the .pdf): Au1-Wk4-25September2020 AllTogether

Have a wonderful weekend everybody.

Your team in Year 5

 

 

National Doodle Day

September 26, 2020

Happy Weekend to all of our families,

As part of our learning today, we found out about “National Doodle Day” which is a fundraising day to educate and support the work of Epilepsy.org. We read the story “I’m not just a scribble …” and then created our very own doodles.

Have a look at our fabulous doodles!