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 19th March 2018

March 15, 2018

 

Next week, we will be learning the following:

Maths:
Over the next few weeks, we shall be revisiting our calculation strategies. This week’s focus is specifically aimed at multiplication and division. We shall specifically be looking at: multiples and factors; prime numbers, calculating mentally based on known facts; and multiplying 4 digits by 1 digits.

English:

We shall be finishing our unit on characterisation. We shall be rewriting a scene from The Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom where the children will be describing their invented character’s first meeting with Carla, the counsellor.

Spag: Word Classes

I can use various devices to develop a character through actions and dialogue.

I can use my targets to improve my narration.

I can use peer-feedback to edit and improve my narration.

I can identify the features of a biography.

I can analyse the structure of a biography and identify what makes a good biography.

French:
We shall be continuing our animal unit, specifically looking at how to describe our own pets.

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.

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

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

RE:
We shall begin to look at Holy Week, in preparation for Easter.

Art:

We shall be designing a class tablecloth, representing Greek patterns, using the paste resist process. We shall be creating two drafts as well as evaluating good examples of work.

 

Week beginning 12th March 2018

March 11, 2018

 

Next week, we will be learning the following:

Maths:
Over the next few weeks, we shall be revisiting our calculation strategies. This week’s focus is specifically aimed at addition and subtraction. We will be looking at decomposition and carrying over; as well as applying these to reasoning and problem solving.

English:
Our English will continued to be based around our class reading book, There’s a boy in the girls bathroom.

French:
We shall be continuing our animal unit, specifically looking at how to describe our own pets.

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.

Computing:
We shall be creating a memory game, using Scratch.

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

RE:
We shall begin to look at Holy Week, in preparation for Easter.

Art:

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

 

Week beginning 5th March 2018

March 4, 2018

Year 5 notices/news

Well done to everyone who made it in every day last week. Please keep an eye out for new parents evening times, for those that were due to take place last Thursday. Congratulations to London Bridge Class who won the “Best participation award” for the NSPCC sponsored event.

Next week, we will be learning the following:

Maths:
We shall continuing metric and imperial units of measurement as well as being able to: identify, describe and represent a shape following a translation or reflection.

English:
Spag: subordination
I can use T4W to explore a character’s personality.
I can use a cartoon to plan narrating a scene.
I can use various narrative devices to imitate a scene.
I can edit and improve my narration.
I can create an “I am-poem” to explore a character’s feelings and actions.

French:
We shall be starting our new unit in French, looking at animals!

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.

Computing:
We shall be focusing on how to keep ourselves safe on the Internet and who we can talk to if a problem arises.

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

RE:
We shall begin to look at Holy Week, in preparation for Easter.

Our new class reading book

February 26, 2018

There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom - Paperback - 9781408869109 - Louis Sachar

 

We have started reading our new book There’s a boy in the girls’ bathroom, written by Louis Sachar. You can purchase a copy from The Book People here should your child wish to read along in class.

Week beginning 26th February 2018

February 22, 2018

Year 5 notices/news

Thursday 1st March is World Book Day! We hope to see as many of you in costume as possible!

Next week, we will be learning the following:

Maths:

We shall continuing with shape and measurements. This week we shall be looking at: perimeter; regular and irregular polygons; and converting between metric and imperial units of measurement.

English:

We are continuing with our Police Report writing. We shall be looking specifically at the editing process and what makes a good piece of writing in Year 5.

French:

We shall be starting our new unit in French, looking at our families!

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.

Computing:

We shall be focusing on how to keep ourselves safe on the Internet and who we can talk to if a problem arises.

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Music:

We shall be continuing our Soundstart lessons with Mr Regan.

 

RE:

We shall begin to look at Holy Week, in preparation for Easter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 5th February 2018

February 1, 2018

Year 5 notices/news

This week is Online Safety Week. Please take time to discuss with your children about using the Internet safely at home.

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Next week, we will be learning the following:

Maths:

We shall be delving into the world of decimals this week. We shall be looking at: comparing decimals; multiplying decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000; and rounding them to the nearest whole number or one decimal place.

English:

As we have now finished Room 13, we shall be finishing our English lessons this half term by writing a Police report and a book review.

French:

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

PE:

We shall be taking part in ‘Buddy’s Big Workout’ this week as part of our effort to help raise money for the NSPCC.

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PSHE/Computing:

We shall be focusing on how to keep ourselves safe on the Internet and who we can talk to if a problem arises.

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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 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.