Welcome to Mrs Paisley’s Year 5 Class
I wish you all a Happy New Year!
I hope you have all had a restful break and enjoyed the festivities. It’s now time to get back to work and enjoy 2019! I’m certain the year 5 children are ready to make an enthusiastic start to the New Year and term - the children already have lots of workbooks to be proud of and it is my pleasure to mark the work they create. I hope they keep this up in 2019!
During the afternoon sessions we will are going to start our, ‘Materials’ topic in science and our topic this term will be, ‘The VIKINGS!’ Most children have them already, but if not it is useful if children could remember to bring an old shirt in for ‘cover-up’ during messy activities – our art work will involve working with clay during this term. Thank you. In PE this term we will complete units of work in both gymnastics and dance as well as keeping up our weekly mile which will continue to happen on Friday each week. The children will continue to have P.E. on both Monday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon 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 remember to have their P.E. kit on the appropriate day.
Homework: I would like to congratulate the year 5 children on the completion of their homework (most of us are now completing it). Along with the excellent work they produce in school, the effort and high standard of work continues at home in their homework books.
Just to remind you, your child will be given some homework each week 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. Homework is given out on Monday and returned on Thursday.
Also, each child has a Reading Record in which they should record the books they are reading and page numbers they reach each time they read 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. Their diary also contains their usernames and passwords for both TT Rockstars and Prodigy.
Dates for your diary:
8th January Children return to school
10th January Gym club starts (8:00am) for children who have received texts
12th January Sands Football Competition?
21st – 25th January ‘Bikeability’ training will take place for year 5 and some 6 children
30th January Gym Competition in Carlisle
7th February Swimming Gala at The Pools in Carlisle – 1pm start (Year 6)
18th – 22nd February HALF TERM
25th February Fairtrade week begins
1st March Interim reports out to parents
5th March Y56 Badminton festival and competition (9 – 12:25)
6th & 7th March Parents’ evenings
29th March Break up for the EASTER HOLIDAYS.
I am looking forward to another fun, hardworking and successful term.
OUR RIVER TRIP
5CP had a great time on their trip today (Thursday 4th October). Our topic this term is Rivers and Coasts so we jumped on the bus and after a short journey we reached our destination. Carrying lots of gear, we had a lovely walk to our base and the section of the river Irthing we wanted to study. We completed river corridor surveys, measured the flow rate using table tennis balls, graphed a cross section using tape measures and metre sticks and finished with river dipping. We all found lots of information and didn't get too wet in the process! Well done year 5.