Welcome to Cannon Street Class

Class Teacher - Mr Grundey

Classroom teaching assistants - Miss Marshal and Mrs Ancel

PPA cover - Mrs Forde

Music - Mrs Hughes / Mr Regan

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Week beginning 29th January 2018

January 28, 2018

Year 5 notices/news

We are currently reading Room 13, by Robert Swindells. If your child would like to read along with our book in class, you can purchase a copy here at The Book People.

Room 13 - Paperback - 9780440864653 - Robert Swindells

 

Next week, we will be learning the following:

Maths:

We shall be learning all about fractions this week. We shall specifically be looking at: adding and subtracting fractions and the relationship between fractions and decimals.

English:

These will be our learning objectives throughout the week, they are based around the book Room 13:

I can edit my own warning story.

I can identify what makes a good police report.

I can use convert informal into formal language.

I can plan imitating a police report. (Starter: Recap speech)

I can use formal language to write a police report.​

French:

We shall be looking at the topic of food in our french session. We shall be learning all about breakfast!

PE:

Due to hall time allocations last half term, we shall be continuing our gymnastics sessions on Tuesdays and starting Basketball on Thursdays.

PSHE:

We shall be continuing our Apple’s Friends programme.

Music:

We shall be continuing our Soundstart lessons with Mr Regan.

 

Key dates

6th February – Mrs Stout is in to stamp your Croydon University passports.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 22nd January

January 18, 2018

Year 5 notices/news

We are currently reading Room 13, by Robert Swindells. If your child would like to read along with our book in class, you can purchase a copy here at The Book People.

Room 13 - Paperback - 9780440864653 - Robert Swindells

 

Next week, we will be learning the following:

Maths:

We shall be learning all about fractions this week. We shall specifically be looking at: equivalent fractions; comparing fractions with related denominators; and recognising improper and mixed number fractions and how to convert between them. 

English:

These will be our learning objectives throughout the week, they are based around the book Room 13: 

I can develop and build-up my own warning story.

I can use talk for writing to develop and rehearse a story/warning dream.

I can plan my warning dream/story.

I can use various narrative devices to write a warning story or dream.

I can apply my editing skills when improving my own warning story or dream.

French:

We shall be looking at the topic of food in our french session. We shall be learning all about breakfast!

PE:

Due to hall time allocations last half term, we shall be continuing our gymnastics sessions on Tuesdays and starting Basketball on Thursdays.

PSHE:

We shall be continuing our Apple’s Friends programme. 

Art:

Next week we shall be looking at William Morris, the artist. 

Music:

We shall be continuing our Soundstart lessons with Mr Regan.

PSHE/Computing:

Howard Primary School will be learning all about how to keep ourselves safe this week. As such, we shall be using our ICT lesson to create some helpful leaflets about how we can do just that!

Key dates

6th February – Mrs Stout is in to stamp your Croydon University passports.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 15th January 2018

January 14, 2018

Year 5 notices/news

Please make sure that your child has their full PE kit on Tuesdays and Thursdays. As your child knows, they should be reading every day at home. Below is a useful set of questions that you can use to share with your child about their book.

 

Next week, we will be learning the following:

Maths:

We shall be looking at the formal method of division and also completing an end of unit assessment. It is obvious that some children need to practise their times tables. Please encourage your child to take some time at the end of the day to learn them – and to help them feel more confident! It is an end of Year 4 expectation that they can confidently recall their tables up to 12 x 12.

English:

We are currently reading Room 13, by Robert Swindells. If your child would like to read along with our book in class, you can purchase a copy here at The Book People.

French:

We shall be looking at the topic of food in our french session. We shall be learning all about breakfast!

PE:

Due to hall time allocations last half term, we shall be continuing our gymnastics sessions on Tuesdays and starting Basketball on Thursdays.

PSHE:

We shall be continuing our Apple’s Friends programme as well as discussing New Year’s Resolutions.

Art:

Next week we shall be looking at Greek patterns and the art of using paste resist.

Music:

We shall be continuing our Soundstart lessons with Mr Regan.

Art:

Key dates

6th February – Mrs Stout is in to stamp your Croydon University passports.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 3rd/8th January 2018

January 4, 2018

Year 5 notices/news

Welcome back! We hope that you have had an enjoyable and relaxing break.

 

Next week, we will be learning the following:

Maths:

We shall be looking at the formal methods of multiplication and division. IT IS ESSENTIAL that your children are confident with their times tables knowledge. Please encourage them to learn them at home to help them with their calculations in class.

English:

We shall be tying our English unit to our new class text, Room 13 by Robert Swindells. Over the next week, we shall be taking part in hot seating activities to build character profiles as well as planning our own innovation dream sequence – based on the first chapter of the book. We shall also be focusing on fronted adverbials and relative clauses in our grammar activities.

French:

We shall be looking at the topic of food in our french session.

PE:

Due to hall time allocations last half term, we shall be continuing our gymnastics sessions on Tuesdays and starting Basketball on Thursdays.

PSHE:

We shall be continuing our Apple’s Friends programme as well as discussing New Year’s Resolutions.

Music:

Soundstart shall restart on Wednesday 10th January.

Key dates

6th February – Mrs Stout is in to stamp your Croydon University passports.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 18th December 2017

December 14, 2017

Year 5 notices/news

Below is a list of questions that you could be asking your children when reading with them at home. We do encourage our children to read at home for at least 20 mins a day. Please take this time to share your child’s book and help us to encourage a love for reading.

 

Next week, we will be learning the following:

Maths:

We shall be assessing perimeter, area and conversion of metric units.

English:

We shall be continuing our new unit of poetry. We will be learning and performing a rage of poems in small groups.

Reading:

We shall be trying to finish reading our class novel, George’s Secret Key to the Universe. We shall also be writing our own book reviews, based on what our favourite reading book has been during the Autumn Term.

Key dates

Monday 18th December – Carol Concert – St Andrews Church – Years 3/4/5 – 2:15pm

Tuesday 19th December-Class Parties are in the afternoon.  Please look out for a letter that your child will be taking home over the next few days.

Wednesday 20th December-Last day of term!!

 

Please remember that we return to school on the 3rd January 2018. 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 11th December 2017

December 10, 2017

Year 5 notices/news

 

Congratulations to all those who received a merit card and a Privilege Card this week.  Keep up the hard work.

Unfortunately, we have been noticing that quite a few of the Year 5 children are not as confident with their times table knowledge as we would have hoped. It is an end of Year 4 expectation that they are confident with knowing up to their 12 x 12 times tables. Please practise these crucial number facts with your children at home. Use this handy times tables square, below, to help you. Many thanks for your support,

The Year 5 team.

Next week, we will be learning the following:

Maths:

We shall be looking at perimeter, area and conversion of metric units.

English:

We shall be starting our new unit of poetry. We will try to visually recreate the scene that the author is trying to describe. We will then look to rewrite and extend of own versions of a variety of poems.

RE/Art: We will continue to explore the (Christian) value of giving when designing and planning an advents calendar for another student in ourclass.

PE: We will have PE lessons outside until Christmas, due to the hall being used for the Christmas performance rehearsals.

ICT: We shall be continuing to create our very own Scratch Boat game!

Music: The children will secure and extend their Guitar and Piano skills during Soundstart (A-Minor, G-Major …).

PSHE: We shall be continuing our Apple’s Friends programme.

Key dates

Monday 18th December – Carol Concert – St Andrews Church – Years 3/4/5

Tuesday 19th December-Class Parties are in the afternoon.  Please look out for a letter that your child will be taking home over the next few days.

Wednesday 20th December-Last day of term!!

Congratulations to all those who received a merit card and a Privilege Card this week.  Keep up the hard work.

 

 

Week beginning 4th December 2017

December 3, 2017

Year 5 notices/news

 

Congratulations to all those who received a merit card and a Privilege Card this week.  Keep up the hard work.

Unfortunately, we have been noticing that quite a few of the Year 5 children are not as confident with their times table knowledge as we would have hoped. It is an end of Year 4 expectation that they are confident with knowing up to their 12 x 12 times tables. Please practise these crucial number facts with your children at home. Use this handy times tables square, below, to help you. Many thanks for your support,

The Year 5 team.

Next week, we will be learning the following:

Maths:

We shall be applying a range of multiplication and division facts and strategies to solve number problems.

English:

We shall be finishing our film reviews about the film Moana, following our trip to the cinema. We shall be looking specifically at the planning, writing and editing process. After this piece of work, we shall be independently writing our own film reviews based on our favourite films!

RE/Art: We will continue to explore the (Christian) value of giving when designing and planning an advents calendar for another student in my class.

PE: We will have PE lessons outside until Christmas, due to the hall being used for the Christmas performance rehearsals.

ICT: We shall be continuing to create our very own Scratch Boat game!

Music: The children will secure and extend their Guitar and Piano skills during Soundstart (A-Minor, G-Major …).

PSHE: We shall be continuing our Apple’s Friends programme.

Key dates

Saturday 9th December – Christmas Fayre

Monday 18th December – Carol Concert – St Andrews Church – Years 3/4/5

 

 

Week beginning 27th November 2017

November 23, 2017

Year 5 notices/news

A very big thank you to all of you who donated presents for the Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes.  They are being wrapped this week and sent of in the next couple of weeks.  I know they will very much be appreciated.

Don’t forget to donate any bottle you have for the tombola stall at the Christmas Fayre on the 9th December.  It would be lovely to see as many Year 5 children as possible.

Congratulations to all those who received a merit card and a Privilege Card this week.  Keep up the hard work.

Don’t forget that Friday 1st December is Mufti day.  Please bring in a bottle for the tombola at the Christmas fair as payment for wearing your own clothes.

Next week, we will be learning the following:

Maths:

I can divide by 10, 100 and 1000.

I can multiply and divide by multiples of 10, 100, 1000 (Reasoning).

I can multiply and divide by multiples of 10, 100, 1000 (Problem-Solving).

I can apply a range of multiplication and division facts and strategies to solve number problems.

English:

We shall be writing our film reviews about the film Moana, following our trip to the cinema. We shall be looking specifically at the planning, writing and editing process. In our SPAG sessions, we shall be looking at how to up level sentences using descriptive vocabulary. 

RE/Art: We will continue to explore the (Christian) value of giving when designing and planning an advents calendar for another student in my class.

PE: We will have PE lessons outside until Christmas, due to the hall being used for the Christmas performance rehearsals. 

ICT: We shall be creating our very own Scratch Boat game!

Music: The children will secure and extend their Guitar and Piano skills during Soundstart (A-Minor, G-Major …).

PSHE: We shall be looking at cyber bullying: the signs and resolutions to help those affected.

Key dates

Friday 1st December – Mufti Day – Bring a bottle for the tombola

Saturday 9th December – Christmas Fayre

Monday 18th December – Carol Concert – St Andrews Church – Years 3/4/5

 

 

Week beginning 20th November 2017

November 16, 2017

Thank you so much to all our parent helpers on the trips this week! Your help has been very much appreciated!

Next week, we will be learning the following:

Maths:

I can recognise and use square numbers (incl. Notation).

I can recognise and use cube numbers (incl. Notation).

I can use the inverse to check my multiplications.

I can multiply by 10, 100 and 1000.

English:

L.O. I can retell a story accurately, using time adverbials.

L.O. I can use descriptive vocabulary to describe settings and characters.

L.O. I can plan a film review.

L.O. I can write and edit a film review.

RE/Art: I can explore the (Christian) value of giving when designing and planning an advents calendar for another student in my class.

PE: We will have the chance to develop our Benchball skills as well as gymnastics on Thursdays.

ICT: We shall be continuing to explore a very common problem, Video game addiction.

Music: The children will secure and extend their Guitar and Piano skills during Soundstart (A-Minor, G-Major …).

PSHE: We shall be looking at cyber bullying: the signs and resolutions to help those affected.

 

Key dates

Tuesday 21st November – Science Opens Doors parent/pupil workshop in the hall.

Monday 18th December – Carol Concert – St Andrews Church – Years 3/4/5

 

 

Week beginning 13th November 2017

November 12, 2017

Please make sure your children arrive in the classroom by 8:50am on Tuesday 14th and Thursday 16th November so we can leave promptly for our cinema trips. Keep checking the blog for photos from our rocket exhibition

Next week, we will be learning the following:

Maths:

We shall be starting our new unit of multiplication and division. We shall be looking at multiples, factors and prime numbers. We shall be creating visual links between our objectives.

English:

We will be continuing our topic, Film Reviews. Together, we will be identifying and evaluating the key features of a film review. We shall be using the Beauty and the Beast  to learn about the planning, writing and editing process of writing a film review.

RE: We will further explore Hinduism – beliefs and Gods.

PE: We will have the chance to develop our Benchball skills as well as gymnastics on Thursdays.

ICT: We shall be continuing to explore a very common problem, Video game addiction.

Music: The children will secure and extend their Guitar and Piano skills during Soundstart (A-Minor, G-Major …).

PSHE: We shall be starting our Apple’s Friends programme this week.

A few reminders

Please continue to keep your Children’s University passport up to date with activities you did over half term.

The Children’s University is an amazing programme that encourages your child to take part in a wide variety of activities both in and outside school that will enrich their lives and give them access to activities they wouldn’t usually have.  We would like as many children in Year 5 as possible to purchase a Children’s University passport (£2 from Miss Handley) and start collecting stamps.  Clubs that they participate in both in school and outside school will stamp their passport and once they have received 30 stamps they will be recognised at a formal graduation ceremony.  Children in the past have met the Mayor of Croydon at this event and other important people within the community.

It is a great way for children to develop more than just academic skills and be recognised for all the extra-curricular activities that they do.  This can include sports clubs, drama clubs, arts and crafts clubs, brownies, scouts, volunteering with the Lily Trust at school, supporting the school with whole community projects and many more.

 

Key dates

 

Tuesday 14th November – Film trip: Queen of Katwe (Children require a packed lunch)

Thursday 16th November – Film trip: Moana