Welcome to Mrs Paisley’s Year 5 Class
I hope everyone has had a great summer break filled with all sorts of fun!
The year 5 children are refreshed, ready to work hard to achieve their goals and certainly impressing me so far. I’m sure the year ahead will be yet another exciting year for the year 5 children in Brampton Primary School.
In literacy, we start our term with the book Floodland which is linked to our autumn topic work. We start the year with Rivers and Coasts. Our maths work starts with place value activities and our first science topic of the year will be, ‘Forces.’ This year, we are lucky to have Mrs Israel and Mrs Jackson working with us each morning. As a result of this we are able to split the year 5 and 6 children into three teaching groups for maths and literacy which is beneficial to the children.
Each week, your child will be given some homework which will include reading each evening, learning the multiplication tables, spellings and a literacy or maths activity. Homework will be given out on Monday and returned on Thursday 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, folder and a snazzy reading record in which they should record the book they are currently reading along with anything else they need to remember. Feel free to use either the homework book or reading record as a channel of communication between home and school should you wish too. I must say… I have been very impressed with the efforts of both the year 5 children and parents as far as reading is concerned.
The children in 5CP have P.E. lessons on both Monday and Wednesday afternoons: they will need to remember their kit on these days. I should remind everybody; P.E. kit includes white plain T-shirts, black or blue shorts and either trainers or plimsolls. 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. Where possible, it is also helpful if all children could bring an old shirt or T-shirt for art and D&T activities – it’s best to keep these in their lockers.
Not only in my 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:
Wednesday 19th September ‘Meet the Teacher’ evening – two slots 3:30 – 4:30pm and 4:30 – 5:30pm
Wednesday 19th September School Photographs
Tuesday 25th September KS2 Annual Netball Tournament at WHS from 9 - 12
Tuesday 27th September Y5/6 Large Schools Football Tournament
Saturday 6th October Y5/6 Annual Football Tournament at WHS
22nd – 26th October HALF TERM
Finally, here’s to a happy, hardworking and successful year.
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.