Year 5 – Chipmunks and Mountain Lions

Year 5 – Chipmunks and Mountain Lions

  • Long Term Plan Year 5 2023-24


Welcome 5 Chipmunks and 5 Mountain Lions

The teachers in year 5 this year are Mr Czartowski and Miss Moody.


All Year 5 children will enter the school building by walking up the school drive and entering the main Reception.

The start time for Year 5 is 8:50am and the exit time is 3:20pm. 


Each week, we will focus on a spelling rule and the children will practise words associated with this rule on a daily basis by completing their look, say, cover, write, check in class. In addition to the spelling rule, the children will also be given two common exception words to spell each week.  Please check that your child is bringing home their spelling sheet and practising for 5-10 minutes per day. There will be no weekly spelling test but there will be weekly spelling homework, which will be sent home weekly.

Here are some spelling websites that you may wish to use to practise your spellings:

Please use the online dictionary to help with the meaning of any unfamiliar words –

This link shows the Year5/6 spelling list from the National curriculum.


All children should have their own reading book. This may be chosen from the year 5 library or if your child has a book that they are reading at home, this may be brought into school. Reading books from school are fine to be brought home. Please check that your child is coming home with their reading book and reading it. The children will be expected to read regularly at home.  Although we encourage the children to read regularly, this may only be a couple of pages or 5 to 10 minutes. The children will be taking part in one to one reading with an adult in school.

All children have been issued with a home reading record.  These are to be filled in by your child but please feel free to also add parent comments. We ask that home reading records are signed and dated by parents before they are returned to school. We encourage the children to bring them to school each day alongside their reading book. The children will be completing a reading challenge this year and these are displayed in the classrooms! Each time they read a book (with comments made in their reading books and signed by a parent), they will be awarded a stamp and a reading raffle ticket!

Bronze = 10 Pride Points

Silver = 5 Merits

Gold = Select a book and a book mark from the school vending machine

Each time your child reads at home, they will be awarded a raffle ticket! These raffle tickets will be placed into our  special reading boxes! At the end of the half term, tickets will be selected and book prizes awarded.


We love reading in Year 5! E.R.T. (Everyone Reads Together) is taking place 3 times a week. This is a time when all of the children have the opportunity to sit and enjoy reading their books.  The teachers and teaching assistants also read their books!


BIG Maths

Each day the children take part in BIG Maths work. These are usually CLIC sessions. CLIC stands for:


Learn Its

It’s Nothing New


The children will also take part in weekly BIG Maths CLIC tests where they aim to beat their previous score.

In school, we keep the last test of each half term.  The other tests will be sent home with your child so please take a look at it with your child and help them to practise.

Learn Its

The Learn Its for this week are …

Please come and talk to us to find out more about BIG Maths or click on the link below

What is BIG Maths?

Go Noodle and Supermovers

Both of these websites are brilliant at encouraging physical activity.  Go Noodle does require a log in which is an e-mail address and a password of your choice.  Both websites are free to use.

Year 5 is an important year and sees the children make the transition to upper key stage two. In year 5, we look to place more responsibility on the children by encouraging them to be more mature in their approach to their learning. It is important to see the children taking greater ownership of their learning becoming more independent and reflective.

The Year 5 Curriculum

Homework – 

Please return homework in the homework book provided (light blue). Homework will be given out on a Friday and must be returned by the following Friday.  Please check in your child’s homework book for the weekly homework tasks. Each week, there will also be an online spelling task to complete (this can be accessed through Purple Mash).


There will be two P.E lessons taking part this half term – Tuesday and Thursday.

Please be aware that no jewellery is to be worn for PE and this includes fitness watches. If your child wears earrings, please cover them with plasters for P.E lessons if they have been recently pierced or remove them if your child has had them in for longer than 6 weeks.

Please ensure that your child arrives in their school PE kit (no bright coloured leggings/football shorts etc).  An example of the P.E Uniform is displayed on the School Uniform page of the website.

Golden Time

Golden Time takes place on a Friday afternoon. Children are able to bring items into school with them for Golden Time but please remind them that all toys must be kept in the classroom and not in the cloakroom.

Reading in Year 5

Our class library is filled with a super range of books!


Year 5 – Chipmunks and Mountain Lions
Year 5 – Chipmunks and Mountain Lions
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