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Year 5 - Mrs Paisley & Mrs Bouch

Welcome to Mrs Paisley and Mrs Bouch's Class   

The children have had a super first two terms in Year 5, and have worked very hard. We hope that the Summer term will be just as successful.  Year 5 will continue to be taught by Mrs Paisley from Monday to Wednesday and by Mrs Bouch on Thursday and Friday.

In literacy, we start our term with the book The Explorer and The Promise. Our maths work continues with shape and decimals and our first science topic of the term, is an exciting new opportunity, and it will be ‘Komatsu Climate Heroes.’  Have a look at the document I have attached to our page to find out more. This project is fully funded by Carlisle United Football Club. We will continue our whole class clarinet lessons with Mrs Tuffin, and we are looking forward to some food technology and cooking. In history we will be learning about the Maya civilisation. In PE, we will be working on Tag Rugby, Tennis, Athletics and Rounders. For more information about the Year 5 curriculum please refer to the ‘Curriculum on a page’ document at the bottom of the page.

Each week, your child will be given some homework. This will include reading each evening, learning the multiplication tables, spellings and a maths activity. Homework will be given out on Friday and returned on Wednesday each week. I would appreciate it if you could support your child in the planning of when he/she should spend time completing homework as it is best to do frequent short sessions rather than all of it in one evening.  In year 5 we encourage the children to be independent and responsible for their homework and handing it in on time. All of the children have a red homework book and a reading record in which they should record the book they are currently reading along with anything else they need to remember. They all have both their AR (Accelerated Reader) and Spelling Shed passwords in their reading records. Spelling Shed provides a fun way to learn weekly spellings. Feel free to use either the homework book, reading record or class dojo as a channel of communication between home and school should you wish to.

The children in year 5 have P.E. lessons on both Monday and Tuesday afternoons: they will need to remember their kit on these days. I should remind everybody; P.E. kit includes coloured T-shirts (depending on their house team), black or blue shorts and trainers. No jewellery should be worn for safety reasons. It is important for children to have their P.E. kit so we are able to provide them with a healthy, active curriculum.


  • Children should arrive at school at 8:45am.
  • Children need to bring a coat, a water bottle (containing water), a bag, a breaktime snack (if they wish - fruit or a cereal bar) and their homework books and reading records to school (and a packed lunch if needed) - please avoid bringing pencil cases and any other unnecessary items.
  • Have PE kit in school every Monday and Tuesday. This can be left in school for a half term at a time.

Not only in our class but as a school, we strive to help your child achieve his/her full potential in every area of school life and to this end we will all work hard to ensure this happens.  In return we expect the children to apply themselves fully and success should follow. Lots of effort in school, plenty of water to drink and lots of sleep needed. Let’s make a really good job of this year!

A few dates:

Tuesday 16th April           Summer term starts

Wednesday 17th April     Komatsu Climate Heroes Science 

Monday 22nd April          Afterschool Dance club for Y5/6 children - more details to follow

Thursday 25th April         Visit to Steve Wilson Butchers - more details to follow


Mrs Paisley and Mrs Bouch


Homework and website links