Welcome to Cannon Street Class

Class Teacher: Mr C Grundey (Year Group Lead)

Teaching Assistant: Miss Campbell

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.

Recommended reading books for Year 5:

Best Books for Year 5 | Ages 9-10 | BooksForTopics

Expertly selected books for 9 and 10 year old children (lovereading4kids.co.uk)

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 3rd September 2018

September 4, 2018

Welcome to Year 5! We hope that you have had a lovely summer.

The Year 5 team are as follows:

 

London Bridge Class

Miss Blackford – Year Group Leader and Class Teacher

Mrs Brown – Teaching Assistant

 

Cannon Street Class

Mr Grundey – Class Teacher

Miss Mayley – Teaching Assistant

Miss Alcorn – 1:1 Teaching Assistant

 

Please do take the time to come and introduce yourselves after school. It will be lovely to get to know as many of you as possible as we work together throughout the year.

 

This week, we will be learning the following:

Maths:
Over the course of the first week we shall be looking at: a range of different times tables, mental maths and place value activities.

English:

This week we shall we looking specifically at diary writing and recognising different word classes.

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Reading:

We shall be sharing our favourite books and creating their book reviews. How exciting! We shall also be starting our class text, There’s a boy in the girls’ bathroom – by Louis Sachar. 

PSHE:

As a year group, we shall be taking part in team building games and problem solving activities. As Howard Primary is a Rights Respecting School, we shall we taking the time to create our class charters this week and discussing our rights and responsibilities in Year 5.

 

Keep an eye out for some important upcoming dates for Year 5!

 

 

Week beginning 2nd July 2018

July 3, 2018

Our end of year performance is this Wednesday (4th July). We hope to see as many of you there as possible.

 

Next week, we will be learning the following:

Maths:
Over the next week, we shall be revising column subtraction and place value

English:

We shall be continuing our new unit, diary writing. We shall be building character profiles as well as starting to plan our own innovation as Alice.

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PE:

This week is the last swimming lesson of the year.

Group C Tuesday 5th June – Tuesday 3rd July

Please can you make sure that they bring a swimming costume (preferably NOT a bikini for girls and NOT long shorts for boys), towel and, if they have long hair, a swimming hat all in a bag that can be easily identifiable. Children will be taught how to swim by 2 qualified swimming instructors including a teacher from Whitgift school and no prior knowledge of how to swim is needed. Children will be assessed the first week and then put into suitable groups with no child entering the deep end unless they can swim a length unaided. A trained lifeguard will also be present.
Children who are not going swimming during this time will still have a PE lesson. All children will continue to have their Thursday PE lesson.

Music:
We shall be continuing our Soundstart lessons with Mr Regan.

RE:

Mrs Grundey and Mrs Swift will be taking our RE sessions on Tuesday afternoons. This term we shall be looking at Judaism.

French:

Mrs Grundey and Mrs Swift will also be taking our French sessions this term. This term we shall be looking at clothes!

 

This term will be very much focused on preparing your child for Year 6.

 

 

Week beginning 25th June 2018

June 23, 2018

Congratulations to all those children who took part in Croydon Athletics. They represented Year 5 extremely well. Well done: Zain, Michael, Yasmin, Lavena, Kimaya, Alex and Logan.

 

We have our school trip on Monday 25th June to Wandle Park. Children will need a packed lunch, plenty of water and a sun hat. 

 

Next week, we will be learning the following:

Maths:
Over the next week, we shall be revising angles.

English:

We shall be starting our new unit, diary writing!

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PE:

Your children will have taken a letter home on Thursday 22nd February, detailing which swimming group that they are in. Below is a reminder of the key dates and swimming kit that they will need.

Group A Tuesday 27th February-Tuesday 27th March
Group B Tuesday 17th April-Tuesday 22nd May (No swimming on the 15th May)
Group C Tuesday 5th June – Tuesday 3rd July

Please can you make sure that they bring a swimming costume (preferably NOT a bikini for girls and NOT long shorts for boys), towel and, if they have long hair, a swimming hat all in a bag that can be easily identifiable. Children will be taught how to swim by 2 qualified swimming instructors including a teacher from Whitgift school and no prior knowledge of how to swim is needed. Children will be assessed the first week and then put into suitable groups with no child entering the deep end unless they can swim a length unaided. A trained lifeguard will also be present.
Children who are not going swimming during this time will still have a PE lesson. All children will continue to have their Thursday PE lesson.

Music:
We shall be continuing our Soundstart lessons with Mr Regan. Keep an eye out for our end of year performance.

RE:

Mrs Grundey and Mrs Swift will be taking our RE sessions on Tuesday afternoons. This term we shall be looking at Judaism.

French:

Mrs Grundey and Mrs Swift will also be taking our French sessions this term. This term we shall be looking at clothes!

 

This term will be very much focused on preparing your child for Year 6.

 

 

Week beginning 11th June 2018

June 12, 2018

Congratulations to all those children who took part. It was an enjoyable day for all.

 

Also, a HUGE thank you to the Friends of Howard for our new visualisers. We are looking forward to using them in our lessons. 

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Next week, we will be learning the following:

Maths:
Over the next week, we shall be revising measurement. We shall specifically at volume; what it is, how to compare shapes and estimating volume.

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English:

We shall be creating our own explanation texts based on our research for Healthy Living Week.

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PE:

Your children will have taken a letter home on Thursday 22nd February, detailing which swimming group that they are in. Below is a reminder of the key dates and swimming kit that they will need.

Group A Tuesday 27th February-Tuesday 27th March
Group B Tuesday 17th April-Tuesday 22nd May (No swimming on the 15th May)
Group C Tuesday 5th June – Tuesday 3rd July

Please can you make sure that they bring a swimming costume (preferably NOT a bikini for girls and NOT long shorts for boys), towel and, if they have long hair, a swimming hat all in a bag that can be easily identifiable. Children will be taught how to swim by 2 qualified swimming instructors including a teacher from Whitgift school and no prior knowledge of how to swim is needed. Children will be assessed the first week and then put into suitable groups with no child entering the deep end unless they can swim a length unaided. A trained lifeguard will also be present.
Children who are not going swimming during this time will still have a PE lesson. All children will continue to have their Thursday PE lesson.

Music:
We shall be continuing our Soundstart lessons with Mr Regan. Keep an eye out for our end of year performance.

RE:

Mrs Grundey and Mrs Swift will be taking our RE sessions on Tuesday afternoons. This term we shall be looking at Judaism.

French:

Mrs Grundey and Mrs Swift will also be taking our French sessions this term. This term we shall be looking at clothes!

 

This term will be very much focused on preparing your child for Year 6.

 

 

Week beginning 4th June 2018

June 5, 2018

This Thursday (7th June) is KS2 Sports Day. This is a normal day at school and each child will be expected to attend as we will take registers at the arena. They will need a packed lunch, plenty of water to drink as well as their PE kit. They should also bring a coat or school sweatshirt in case the weather changes.

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Next week, we will be learning the following:

Maths:
Over the next week, we shall be revising measurement. We shall specifically be looking at the conversion of metric and imperial units.

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English:

We shall be improving and imitating an explanation text. We shall also be looking at the editing process.

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PE:

Your children will have taken a letter home on Thursday 22nd February, detailing which swimming group that they are in. Below is a reminder of the key dates and swimming kit that they will need.

Group A Tuesday 27th February-Tuesday 27th March
Group B Tuesday 17th April-Tuesday 22nd May (No swimming on the 15th May)
Group C Tuesday 5th June – Tuesday 3rd July

Please can you make sure that they bring a swimming costume (preferably NOT a bikini for girls and NOT long shorts for boys), towel and, if they have long hair, a swimming hat all in a bag that can be easily identifiable. Children will be taught how to swim by 2 qualified swimming instructors including a teacher from Whitgift school and no prior knowledge of how to swim is needed. Children will be assessed the first week and then put into suitable groups with no child entering the deep end unless they can swim a length unaided. A trained lifeguard will also be present.
Children who are not going swimming during this time will still have a PE lesson. All children will continue to have their Thursday PE lesson.

Music:
We shall be continuing our Soundstart lessons with Mr Regan. Keep an eye out for our end of year performance.

RE:

Mrs Grundey and Mrs Swift will be taking our RE sessions on Tuesday afternoons. This term we shall be looking at Judaism.

French:

Mrs Grundey and Mrs Swift will also be taking our French sessions this term. This term we shall be looking at clothes!

 

This term will be very much focused on preparing your child for Year 6.

 

 

Week beginning 21st May 2018

May 21, 2018

 

Next week, we will be learning the following:

Maths:
Over the next few weeks, we shall be learning all position and direction. We will be looking specifically about reflection and translation.

English:

We shall be focusing on retelling the first chapter of Alice in Wonderland. We shall be continuing our Alice substitution stories and then editing them according to the Year 5 standards.

Reading:

Children should be reading at home every evening. They are expected to complete a book review, using the Y5 grammar expectations, once completed. If they don’t already, please encourage your child with their reading at home as it is hugely important. We shall soon be starting our new class novel, Alice in Wonderland. You can purchase a copy here.

PE:

Your children will have taken a letter home on Thursday 22nd February, detailing which swimming group that they are in. Below is a reminder of the key dates and swimming kit that they will need.

Group A Tuesday 27th February-Tuesday 27th March
Group B Tuesday 17th April-Tuesday 22nd May (No swimming on the 15th May)
Group C Tuesday 5th June – Tuesday 3rd July

Please can you make sure that they bring a swimming costume (preferably NOT a bikini for girls and NOT long shorts for boys), towel and, if they have long hair, a swimming hat all in a bag that can be easily identifiable. Children will be taught how to swim by 2 qualified swimming instructors including a teacher from Whitgift school and no prior knowledge of how to swim is needed. Children will be assessed the first week and then put into suitable groups with no child entering the deep end unless they can swim a length unaided. A trained lifeguard will also be present.
Children who are not going swimming during this time will still have a PE lesson. All children will continue to have their Thursday PE lesson.

Music:
We shall be continuing our Soundstart lessons with Mr Regan. Keep an eye out for our end of year performance.

Art:

We shall be designing a class tablecloth, representing Greek patterns, using the paste resist process. This week, we shall be using the paste resist process.

RE:

Mrs Grundey and Mrs Swift will be taking our RE sessions on Tuesday afternoons. This term we shall be looking at Judaism.

French:

Mrs Grundey and Mrs Swift will also be taking our French sessions this term. This term we shall be looking at clothes!

Science:

This week we shall be starting our new science unit of ‘Forces’. We shall be planning and conducting an evaluation based on gravity and air resistance.

 

Week beginning 8th May 2018

May 8, 2018

 

Next week, we will be learning the following:

Maths:
Over the next few weeks, we shall be learning all about percentages and how to find their fraction and decimal equivalents.

English:

We shall be focusing on retelling the first chapter of Alice in Wonderland. We shall be looking at developing story maps and creating character profiles for the main character.

Reading:

Children should be reading at home every evening. They are expected to complete a book review, using the Y5 grammar expectations, once completed. If they don’t already, please encourage your child with their reading at home as it is hugely important. We shall soon be starting our new class novel, Alice in Wonderland. You can purchase a copy here.

PE:

Your children will have taken a letter home on Thursday 22nd February, detailing which swimming group that they are in. Below is a reminder of the key dates and swimming kit that they will need.

Group A Tuesday 27th February-Tuesday 27th March
Group B Tuesday 17th April-Tuesday 22nd May (No swimming on the 15th May)
Group C Tuesday 5th June – Tuesday 3rd July

Please can you make sure that they bring a swimming costume (preferably NOT a bikini for girls and NOT long shorts for boys), towel and, if they have long hair, a swimming hat all in a bag that can be easily identifiable. Children will be taught how to swim by 2 qualified swimming instructors including a teacher from Whitgift school and no prior knowledge of how to swim is needed. Children will be assessed the first week and then put into suitable groups with no child entering the deep end unless they can swim a length unaided. A trained lifeguard will also be present.
Children who are not going swimming during this time will still have a PE lesson. All children will continue to have their Thursday PE lesson.

Music:
We shall be continuing our Soundstart lessons with Mr Regan.

Art:

We shall be designing a class tablecloth, representing Greek patterns, using the paste resist process. This week, we shall be tracing our designs onto cloth, using paste to repeat our designs.

RE:

Mrs Grundey and Mrs Swift will be taking our RE sessions on Tuesday afternoons. This term we shall be looking at Judaism.

French:

Mrs Grundey and Mrs Swift will also be taking our French sessions this term. This term we shall be looking at clothes!

 

Week beginning 30th April 2018

April 26, 2018

 

Next week, we will be learning the following:

Maths:
Over the next few weeks, we shall be revisiting our work with fractions and decimals. This week’s focus: rounding decimals, decimals as fractions,

English:

We shall be editing our independent biographies and then starting our new unit, portal stories.

Reading:

Children should be reading at home every evening. They are expected to complete a book review, using the Y5 grammar expectations, once completed. If they don’t already, please encourage your child with their reading at home as it is hugely important. We shall soon be starting our new class novel, Alice in Wonderland. You can purchase a copy here.

PE:

Your children will have taken a letter home on Thursday 22nd February, detailing which swimming group that they are in. Below is a reminder of the key dates and swimming kit that they will need.

Group A Tuesday 27th February-Tuesday 27th March
Group B Tuesday 17th April-Tuesday 22nd May (No swimming on the 15th May)
Group C Tuesday 5th June – Tuesday 3rd July

Please can you make sure that they bring a swimming costume (preferably NOT a bikini for girls and NOT long shorts for boys), towel and, if they have long hair, a swimming hat all in a bag that can be easily identifiable. Children will be taught how to swim by 2 qualified swimming instructors including a teacher from Whitgift school and no prior knowledge of how to swim is needed. Children will be assessed the first week and then put into suitable groups with no child entering the deep end unless they can swim a length unaided. A trained lifeguard will also be present.
Children who are not going swimming during this time will still have a PE lesson. All children will continue to have their Thursday PE lesson.

This week the children will have a sports leaders session, led by a sports coach, on Tuesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon. 

Music:
We shall be continuing our Soundstart lessons with Mr Regan.

Art:

We shall be designing a class tablecloth, representing Greek patterns, using the paste resist process. This week, we shall be tracing our designs onto cloth, using paste to repeat our designs.

 

Week beginning 23rd April 2018

April 19, 2018

 

Next week, we will be learning the following:

Maths:
Over the next few weeks, we shall be revisiting our work with fractions and decimals. This week’s focus: Multiplying fractions by integers; Fractions of amounts; Reading and writing decimals as fractions and rounding decimals with 2 decimal places to the nearest whole number and to 1 decimal place.

English:

Continuing with biographies, we shall be looking at inspirational women. We shall be writing our own biography independently, specifically focusing on the: planning, writing and editing processes.

Reading:

Children should be reading at home every evening. They are expected to complete a book review, using the Y5 grammar expectations, once completed. If they don’t already, please encourage your child with their reading at home as it is hugely important. We shall soon be starting our new class novel, Alice in Wonderland.

PE:

Your children will have taken a letter home on Thursday 22nd February, detailing which swimming group that they are in. Below is a reminder of the key dates and swimming kit that they will need.

Group A Tuesday 27th February-Tuesday 27th March
Group B Tuesday 17th April-Tuesday 22nd May (No swimming on the 15th May)
Group C Tuesday 5th June – Tuesday 3rd July

Please can you make sure that they bring a swimming costume (preferably NOT a bikini for girls and NOT long shorts for boys), towel and, if they have long hair, a swimming hat all in a bag that can be easily identifiable. Children will be taught how to swim by 2 qualified swimming instructors including a teacher from Whitgift school and no prior knowledge of how to swim is needed. Children will be assessed the first week and then put into suitable groups with no child entering the deep end unless they can swim a length unaided. A trained lifeguard will also be present.
Children who are not going swimming during this time will still have a PE lesson. All children will continue to have their Thursday PE lesson.

This week the children will have a sports leaders session, led by a sports coach, on Tuesday afternoon. 

Computing:
We shall be continuing to create a memory game, using Scratch.

Music:
We shall be continuing our Soundstart lessons with Mr Regan.

Art:

We shall be designing a class tablecloth, representing Greek patterns, using the paste resist process. This week, we shall be tracing our designs onto cloth, using paste to repeat our designs.

 

Year 5 – Week 26th March 2016

March 25, 2018

Over the coming, slightly shorter week, we will be …

Maths: Revising multiplying 4- by 2-digit numbers & dividing 4- by 1-digit numbers without and with remainder,

English: Identifying features of a good biography as well as imitating and editing a biography of the great inventor Thomas Edison,

ICT: Continuing to design our Memory-Game on Scratch,

Art: Continuing with our Paste-Resist work,

RE: Creating a story-board of Holy Week.

 

Keep the spirit up, the relaxing break is coming closer and closer.

 

To revise the timestables, follow the links below:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

https://www.timestables.co.uk