Welcome to Mrs Paisley’s Year 5 Class
Welcome back! 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; 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 Miss Scott working with us for part of the morning. During maths and literacy time, we also have Mrs Israel, Mrs Jackson, Mr Armstrong and Mrs Winter working with smaller groups of children which is really beneficial for all of our children.
Each week, your child will be given some homework which will include reading each evening, learning the multiplication tables, spellings and a 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. They all have both their AR (Accelerated Reader) and Spelling Shed passwords in their reading records. Spelling Shed provides a fun way to learn weekly spellings. Feel free to use either the homework book or reading record as a channel of communication between home and school should you wish to. 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. Lots of children have already been completing reading quizzes at school and logging on to Spelling Shed at home – well done everyone!
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 30th October Sportshall Athletics
Wednesday 6th November Bonfire Disco
Friday 8th November Talkin Tarn Cross Country
Friday 15th November Children in Need - Non-uniform day
Wednesday 27th November Badminton and Trampolining Festival @ WHS
Tuesday 10th December Year 5 and 6 Christmas Performances (afternoon and evening)
Thursday 12th December Trip to Theatre by the Lake
Tuesday 17th December KS2 Christmas Party
Wednesday 18th December Christmas Dinner
Thursday 19th December Christmas Carol Service
Friday 20th December Break up for the Christmas Holidays!
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.