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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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

 

Week beginning 6th November 2017

November 5, 2017

Please make sure as many of you attend our Apple’s Friends workshop and Rocket Exhibition on Thursday 9th December.

Next week, we will be doing the following:

Maths:

I can read and interpret one-way tables.

I can read and interpret two-way tables.

I can read and interpret timetables.

I can solve problems using different types of tables and graphs.

I can visualise and interpret data I have collected myself. (Assessment)

English:

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

SPAG: I can correctly form the plural of nouns adding -s, -ies or -es.

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

PE: We will have the chance to develop our Hockey skills as well as our fitness during circuits training.

ICT: We shall be exploring 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 …).

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

Monday 6th November – Bikeability course starts for London Bridge (all bikes are required on Monday).

Thursday 9th November – Rocket Exhibition and Apple’s Friends workshop

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

Thursday 16th November – Film trip: Moana

 

Homework from the last week of half-term

October 28, 2017

As some of you were absent on the Friday before the holidays and therefore might be wondering about the homework, have a look at the link below.

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Returning after half-term: Week beginning 30th October

October 28, 2017

Dear all, We hope you had a restful, exciting and enjoyable week, but also managed to keep your eyes on some of your homework. How are the rocket-designs developing? We are very excited to see them.

Next week, we will be doing the following:

Maths:

Together, we will revisit what the children have learning regarding the reading and interpreting of data using different visualisations. We will extend our skills of reading, interpreting and drawing line graphs and then move on to solving problems using (line-)graphs.

English:

We will independently research facts needed for a non-chronological report of our choice. Then will will plan the report and write it using a range of language devices. Eventually, we will further improve our editing skills by proof-reading, peer-assessing and up-leveling our work.

SPAG: We will practise the spellings of Homophones as well as words with prefixes and suffices.

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

PE: We will have the chance to develop our Hockey skills as well as our fitness during circuits training.

ICT: We shall be exploring 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 …).

 

Week beginning 16th October 2017

October 12, 2017

A huge thank you to all those parents who have attended Parents’ Evening so far. For those appointments still to come, we kindly ask you to remember that they have been made on a 10 minute slot basis. Please arrive promptly.

Please also make sure that you are reading with your child each night. We ask you to record: which book they have read, how many pages and if they had any difficulties. Many thanks for your support!

 

What are we learning this week?

Maths

 

We shall be continuing our learning with addition and subtraction. On Friday, we shall have our assessment on this block of learning.

English

 

Unit: Non-chronological reports based on Howard Primary School

 

I can plan and write a non-chronological report using research that I have gathered.

I can edit and up level my writing.

I can use standard English in my writing.

SpaG

We shall be focusing on words ending in -ible and -able.

Science

I can work scientifically (plan, measure, record, report).

PE

Tuesdays – Hockey

Thursdays – Circuits 

RE

We shall be learning all about Gandhi in our Hinduism topic. We shall be creating a poster or a leaflet about the individual.

ICT

We shall be continuing our games design unit by creating our own game on Scratch.

 

Important information

Key information –

 

Ask your child about our Privilege Cards-once your child has received 5, they will earn a prize

Don’t forget to log on to the Class Dojo and see how your child is doing.

 

 

Week beginning 9th October 2017

October 5, 2017

Please also make sure that you are reading with your child each night. We ask you to record: which book they have read, how many pages and if they had any difficulties. Many thanks for your support!

 

What are we learning this week?

Maths

I can add numbers with more than four digits.

I can subtract numbers with more than four digits using written methods.

I can subtract numbers with more than four digits using a choice of methods.

I can use rounding to estimate my answers.​

English

 

Unit: Non-chronological reports based on Black History Month

 

I can identify the key features of a non-chronological report.

I can plan and write a non-chronological report.

I can edit and up level my writing.

I can distinguish the difference between fact and opinion.

SpaG

We shall be continuing to focus on the spelling rule: ‘i before e, except after c’ this week. We shall be exploring any exceptions to the rule as well.

Science

I can work scientifically (plan, measure, record, report).

PE

Tuesdays – Hockey

Thursdays – Circuits 

RE

We shall be learning all about Diwali as we start our new Hinduism topic.

ICT

We shall be continuing our games design unit by creating our own game on Scratch.

 

Important information

Key information –

11th and 19th October 2017 – Parents’ evening

Ask your child about our Privilege Cards-once your child has received 5, they will earn a prize

Don’t forget to log on to the Class Dojo and see how your child is doing.

 

 

Week beginning 2nd October 2017

September 28, 2017

Please make sure that you are reading with your child each night. We ask you to record: which book they have read, how many pages and if they had any difficulties. Many thanks for your support!

 

What are we learning this week?

Maths

I can apply my knowledge of place-value up to 1,000,000.

I can add numbers with more than four digits using resources.

I can add numbers with more than four digits using written methods.

I can subtract numbers with more than four digits using resources.

I can subtract numbers with more than four digits using written methods.

English

 

Unit: Talk for writing

 

I can write a substitution story.

I can edit and up level my writing.

I can plan and write an addition story.

I can edit and up level my writing.

I can retell my addition story.

 

SpaG

We are focusing on the spelling rule: ‘i before e, except after c’ this week. We shall be exploring any exceptions to the rule as well.

Science

I can work scientifically (plan, measure, record, report).

PE

Tuesdays – Hockey

Thursdays – Circuits 

RE/Art

We shall be continuing with our stained glass windows. Cutting out our templates and then layered our tissue paper effectively.

ICT

We shall be continuing our games design unit by creating a ‘Ghostbusters’ game on Scratch.

 

Important information

Key dates –

11th and 19th October 2017 – Parents’ evening

 

 

 

Week beginning 25th September 2017

September 21, 2017

Thank you very much to the many parents who have followed our invitation to join our Class-Dojos. We hope that you are finding it a useful tool to monitor and feedback about work and behaviour. However, if there are any questions arising, please do not hesitate to contact us after school when picking up your child or via the school office as we will not be using Class-Dojo as a messaging system.

 

What are we learning this week?

Maths

I can round numbers up to 1,000,000.
I can read Roman numerals.
I can use my skills in counting up in powers of 10 to complete and correct sequences.
I can interpret negative numbers, count backwards and forwards.
I can compare numbers up to 100,000.

 

English

 

Unit: Talk for writing

I can retell a story.

I can use a story map to retell a story.

I can use hot seating to develop character profiles.

I can retell a substitution story.

 

SpaG

I can identify and confidently use verbs.

I can use powerful verbs in my writing.

I can change the tense of a verb by adding ‘ed’.

I can use alternative verbs to up level my writing.

 

Science

I can work scientifically (plan, measure, record, report).

PE

Tuesdays – Hockey

Thursdays – Circuits 

RE/Art

We shall be continuing with our stained glass windows. Cutting out our templates and then layered our tissue paper effectively.

 

Important information

Spellings

Knowing how to spell words is a very important aspect of your child’s education and one that we value highly.  Historically, most teachers handed out to pupils a list of words to learn to spell, on a weekly basis, which pupils were tested on at a later time.  Nationally, evidence shows that good spellers consistently perform very well in their tests and poor spellers do not.  In addition, even though some may score highly in tests, evidence of this standard of spelling is not always seen in their daily writing.  Many experts, like us, believe that tests only test pupils’ short term memory and do not assist students in gaining spelling mastery.  For this reason, although there will be on-going assessments, we will no longer be giving weekly spelling tests.  Testing isn’t teaching and we want to teach pupils to become confident spellers through a variety of ways which include word study (e.g. spelling patterns and rules) and word meanings and their origins.

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 18th September 2017

September 14, 2017

A huge thank you to all those parents who attended our Space Exhibition!

 

What are we learning this week?

Maths

I can make 6-digit numbers using the P-V-Chart and counters.

I can visualize numbers using the bar model.

I can order numbers using dienes.

I can order numbers using the P-V-chart.

I can find numbers on a number line (up to 100,000).

 

English

I can use the senses and 5Ws to describe a UFO sighting.

I can use open and closed questions to conduct an interview.

I can plan a recount.

I can write a recount.

I can edit and up level my writing.

SpaG

I can identify the (noun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, article and pronoun).

Science

I can work scientifically (plan, measure, record, report).

PE

Tuesdays – Hockey

Thursdays – Circuits 

RE/Art

I can make a stain glass window using different textures.

 

Important information

Spellings

Knowing how to spell words is a very important aspect of your child’s education and one that we value highly.  Historically, most teachers handed out to pupils a list of words to learn to spell, on a weekly basis, which pupils were tested on at a later time.  Nationally, evidence shows that good spellers consistently perform very well in their tests and poor spellers do not.  In addition, even though some may score highly in tests, evidence of this standard of spelling is not always seen in their daily writing.  Many experts, like us, believe that tests only test pupils’ short term memory and do not assist students in gaining spelling mastery.  For this reason, although there will be on-going assessments, we will no longer be giving weekly spelling tests.  Testing isn’t teaching and we want to teach pupils to become confident spellers through a variety of ways which include word study (e.g. spelling patterns and rules) and word meanings and their origins.