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 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.