Year 5 – Macaws and Chipmunks

Year 5 – Macaws and Chipmunks

  • Long Term Plan Year 5 2019-20


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Please click on the link below to read the spring 1 newsletter.

Year 5 Spring 1

Weekly Spellings

There are no new spellings this week (7th – 13th February).

We will be holding our end of half term spelling test this week, which will involve a selection of words from the past 5 weeks along with some words from the year 5 spelling list.

Spellings will be handed out each Friday and tested the following Friday. We will also carry out spelling sessions in school, which includes learning about the words, spelling patterns and daily word practice. As part of our weekly homework, we also ask that your child completes the dedicated spelling tasks, this may also include a spelling quiz on Purple Mash (a website that your child has individual login details for).

Purple Mash


CLIC is our daily maths skills practice! Each day, as a starter for our maths lessons, we will ask the children to take part in some quick maths tasks. These will help your child with both their maths knowledge and also their quick recall speed. CLIC stands for Counting, Learn Its (facts you just have to learn), It’s Nothing New (building on existing facts) and Calculations.

This week in CLIC

C Counting in multiples of 0.07, 0.08 and 0.09

L – A selection of times tables throughout the week (revision)

I – Coin card multiplication (x1, x2, x5, x10, x20, x50, x100 and x200). Then using these skills to answer Where’s Mully questions (e.g. what is the highest multiple of 6 without going beyond 615).

C – Mental division with remainders

The year 5 teachers are Mr Czartowski (5 Chipmunks) and Mr Miller (5 Macaws), they will be supported in class by Mrs Czartowski and Mrs Macdonald. Mrs Crook and Mrs Norfolk will be working with the children during PPA sessions (Monday afternoons)

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.

We have recently moved away from Mathletics in school and are trailling a number of other websites where your child can improve their maths skills and fluency. Please ask your child about the following sites (click on the links below).


Prodigy Maths



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

Recommended websites


The children will be expected to read regularly at home and have a reading record to record this in.  Although we encourage the children to read regularly, this may only be a couple of pages or 5 to 10 minutes. They should also make sure they regularly (at least once a week) bring in their home reading record.

Games and PE 

Can we ask that the children bring a full indoor and outdoor kit with them at the start of the week. Normally, indoor PE will be on a Friday and outdoor games will be on a Wednesday afternoon.

Year 5 – Macaws and Chipmunks
Year 5 – Macaws and Chipmunks
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The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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