Welcome to Mrs Paisley’s Year 5 Class
I hope everyone has had a great summer break filled with all sorts of fun! After a good break all of the children are looking refreshed and ready to work hard to achieve their goals in the coming year. I’m sure the year ahead will be yet another exciting year for the year 5 children in Brampton Primary School.
We start our term with a Viking themed story and linked to this our topic work in the Autumn Term is based on the Vikings. Our maths work starts with place value activities and our first science topic of the year will be, ‘Materials and their Properties.’ This year, we are lucky to have Mrs Watson working with us during both the morning and afternoon lessons.
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 yellow homework diary in which they should record the book they are currently reading 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 in 5CP will 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 or red 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:
Monday 4th September School starts
Monday 11th September Tullie House Viking Assembly Y56
Tuesday 26th September KS2 Netball Tournament @ WHS
Wednesday 27th September ‘Meet the Teacher!’ Details to follow
9th – 13th October Y56 Assessment week
17th – 20th October Annual Residential at HAWSE END
23rd – 27th October HALF TERM
Finally, here’s to a happy, hardworking and successful year.