Welcome to Mrs Paisley’s Year 5 Class
Welcome to the third and final term of this academic year. I hope you have all had a fun yet restful Easter Break and enjoyed your chocolate in moderation!
What an action-packed start to this term we have had. We’ve really enjoyed starting our WHIS Kids sessions – learning about our well-being, we’ve watched a fantastic performance of Beauty and the Beast at William Howard School and started our swimming lessons. Phew… what a week to get us started.
During the afternoon sessions this term, we are going to be completing our unit of work, ‘Light’ in science and moving onto, ‘Plants.’ Our ‘Stone Age to Iron Age’ topic will start when we have completed our work on ‘Brazil’. I’m sure the children will thoroughly enjoy all of the activities they are faced with.
Homework: I would like to remind everybody about the importance of completing their homework and to reiterate to all children that they should ask at school if they are unsure about any of the tasks they have been asked to do. As a reminder to parents, your child will be given some homework each week (Monday, handed in Thursday) and I would appreciate it if you could help your child to plan 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. Also, each child has a yellow homework diary in which they should record the book they are reading and page numbers they reach each time they read their books and anything else they need to remember. Feel free to use this diary as a channel of communication between home and school should you wish too.
The children have P.E. on both Monday and Wednesday, this hasn’t changed this term, and they will need to remember their kit on these days. I should remind everybody; P.E. kit includes white or red plain T-shirts (not the polo shirt they are wearing all day), black or blue shorts and either trainers or plimsolls. No jewellery should be worn for safety reasons. P.E. is part of the curriculum and it is important for children to have their P.E. kit on the appropriate day. During the summer term we will be enjoying tag rugby, rounders, tennis, swimming and athletics!
Just a few dates:
Swimming Lessons – Swimming lessons for Year 5 start on Friday 20th April for 10 weeks. All children will need to wear swimming costume or shorts with long hair appropriately secured and no jewellery. We leave school at 10am and return at 12 noon.
Year 5 and 6 Handball Festival @ William Howard School – Thursday 17th May 2018
Half Term – Week beginning 28th May 2018 for one week.
Kwik Cricket Tournament (Girls) – Thursday 7th June 2018, 9:30-3pm
Year 5 and 6 Athletics Competition – 12th June 2018, 9:30am – 12noon
National School Sports Week – Week beginning Monday 25th June 2018
Year 5 and 6 Rounders Tournament – 26th June, 9:30am – 12noon
National School Sports Week – Monday 20th – 24th June 2016.
Swimming ENDS – Friday 29th June 2018
Summer Term ends – Friday 20th July 2018 – Enjoy the summer holidays J
I am looking forward to a fun, hardworking and successful term.