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 2020 and a new decade! The year 5 children have already made an enthusiastic start to the New Year and term and I’ certain they will keep this up in 2020!
During the afternoon sessions we will are going to study 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.
Another exciting addition to our timetable this term is our music lessons which involve learning to play the trumpet! The children will be taught by Mr Tugwell from Carlisle Music Services and these lessons will take place on Friday afternoon for 10 weeks. The children will be given a trumpet to play during these sessions and will be able to take them home to continue honing their skills – apologies for the inevitable noisy weekends!
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 Spelling Shed.
Dates for your diary:
7th January Children return to school
10th January Trumpet lessons start for 10 weeks
13th January Year 5 Viking Assembly delivered by Tullie House
13th January Gym club starts for children who have received texts
20th – 24th January ‘Bikeability’ training will take place for year 5 and some 6 children
22nd January Gym Festival at William Howard School
29th January Gym Competition in Carlisle
6th February Swimming Gala at The Pools in Carlisle – 1pm start (Year 6)
14th February Year 5 start 6 weeks Therapeutic Treehouse Sessions – details to follow
17th – 21st February HALF TERM
27th 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.