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 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

 

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.