Welcome to Mrs Paisley’s Year 5 Class
Welcome to the third and final term of this academic year. I hope you have all had a fun yet restful break.
I must say a HUGE congratulations for the INCREDIBLE space homework the children completed during last half term. Mrs Jackson and I were so impressed by the huge amount of effort the children had given to their work. We have displayed it all in the classroom for all to admire!
The children are faced with yet another action-packed term. During the afternoon sessions this term, we are going to be completing our unit of work, ‘Living Things’ in science and moving onto mapwork in geography – hopefully extending this to some orienteering work at Talkin Tarn later in the term. I’m sure the children will thoroughly enjoy all of the activities they are faced with.
During this term the children will complete 10 weeks of swimming as part of their PE curriculum. They will also have PE on Monday so will need to make sure they have their PE kits in school each week. 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 have their P.E. kit on the appropriate day. During the summer term we will be enjoying tag rugby, rounders, tennis, swimming (each Friday for 10 weeks) and athletics!
Homework: I would like to remind everybody about the importance of completing their homework and to reiterate to all children that they should ask at school if they are unsure about any of the tasks they have been asked to do. As a reminder to parents, your child will be given some homework each week (Monday, handed in Thursday) 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. Also, each child has a Reading Record in which they should record the book they are reading and page numbers they reach each time they read their books 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.
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.