Silverstein

Year 5

Welcome to Class 5 Silverstein.

Our teacher is Mr McInroy

Our class TA is Miss Kayleigh

 

 

Weekly updates

Friday 18th September 2020

It’s been another fantastic week in Silverstein Class! The children have continued to settle well and worked hard throughout this very busy week.

In English this week, we have continued our work on Myths and Legends. A particular highlight being the drama, in which the children re-enacted the story of Pandora’s Box. They were highly entertaining and will be a useful tool when we come to generating our own ideas for writing myths. In Maths, we have continued our work on place value, focusing primarily on rounding, which the children did exceptionally well in due to their focus and effort. Well done! We started our Forces unit in Science, conducting an investigation into the effects of gravity on different size/weight balls (linked to meteorites). Next week we will be exploring friction.

Admin:
Water bottles are necessary every day, especially when we are experiencing warmer weather.
Children need to bring a bag every day.
Please ensure your child knows which days they have club and that they have their PE kit if needed.

Homework:
Thank you for all your support with getting the homework returned by Tuesday. The children worked hard on their homework last week.
Spelling and grammar sentences – It is important that the children revisit their spellings throughout the week and not just learn them all on one day. This way it will help with retention of the words/rules.
Comprehension – I have provided a paper copy for ease.
Mathletics – please ensure your child has completed this by Thursday evening.
Times Tables – keep practising! It would be great if every child could learn all their times tables with rapid recall.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Mr McInroy

Friday 11th September 2020

It has been a fantastic week in 5 Silverstein! It was always going to be trickier than usual starting back after such a disjointed period, but the children have settled incredibly well and we seem to be quickly establishing a good rhythm to our days. I would also like to add that it has been refreshing to see the children coming to school smiling and so enthusiastic about their learning! Let’s keep it up!

It has been a pleasure meeting some of the parents and carers this week, and I look forward to meeting all of you at some point; it is however more difficult than usual given current circumstances.

Our first English topic of the year is Myths and Legends, which the class seem to be eager to get started with. Over the next few weeks, we will be building up to writing our very own etymological myths, which explain how a certain natural phenomenon came to be (I am already looking forward to reading them!) In Maths, we will lay the foundation for our Year 5 learning by securing place value and number. Additionally this term, we are covering ‘The Victorians: The Industrial Revolution’ in History, ‘Judaism’ in RE and ‘Forces’ in Science, which involves some exciting experiments in the coming weeks.

Admin

Reading books will be given out on Mondays and need to be returned on Fridays. However, if you child finishes the book it can be brought in earlier in the week.

Homework is on the website class page (the same as pre-lockdown) and is due in by Tuesday. Apologies for such a short turnaround; however, the books need time to be decontaminated before Miss Kayleigh can mark them.

Children are to come in PE kits on Mondays and Tuesdays only. If they have a club before or after school, they need to bring their school uniform.

 

My e-mail is j.mcinroy@ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk. Please contact me if you have any queries or would like to discuss anything further.

I hope you all enjoy the weekend and what looks to be sunny weather next week,

Mr McInroy