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 2018! The year 5 children have already made an enthusiastic start to the New Year and term and I hope their determination will continue so they are able to make the progress they are capable of. The children have lots of workbooks to be proud of and it is my pleasure to mark the work they create. Well done.
Throughout the day we are lucky to have Mrs Watson working with us and during the first half of the Spring Term we also have Miss Cooke supporting and teaching the children in our class. During the afternoon sessions we will are going to complete our, ‘Materials’ topic in science before moving onto our new topic, ‘Light.’ We are also going to start work on our geographical topic, ‘Brazil.’ It is useful if children could remember to bring an old shirt in for ‘cover-up’ during messy activities - most children have done so already. Thank you.
I know there are lots of children keen to take part in extra-curricular activities; I look forward to seeing the commitment they give to the clubs they attend.
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 yellow homework diary 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.
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!
Dates for your diary:
8th January Children return to school
8th January Gym club for Y56 (runs for 5 weeks + competition)
20th January Sands Football Competition
22nd – 26th January ‘Bikeability’ training will take place for year 5 and some 6 children
5th – 9th February Assessment week
6th February Gym Competition at William Howard School – 9am
8th February Swimming Gala at The Pools in Carlisle – 1pm start
12th – 16th February HALF TERM
14th March Second round Gym Competition
16th March Taster Day at William Howard School for Year 5
17th March Lanercost Cross Country – 10am start
22nd March Year 5 and 6 Festival@ WHS 3:45 – 5pm – Badminton
26th – 29th March Assessment week
29th March Break up for the EASTER HOLIDAYS.
I am looking forward to a fun, hardworking and successful term.