Year 5 – Macaws and Chipmunks

Year 5 – Macaws and Chipmunks

  • Long Term Plan Year 5 2019-20


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The year 5 teachers are Mr Czartowski (5 Chipmunks) and Mr Miller (5 Macaws), they will be supported in class by Mrs Dexter. 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.

In year 5 we encourage the children to continue their learning at home. Each child has their own login details for,

Prodigy Maths

Times Tables Rockstars

In Class This Week…

In our English lessons this week we start the week by using the skills and knowledge we gained before Christmas to write a set of instructions to create a ‘potion’ to help cure sea sickness. This work then nicely links into our new text for this half term, which is Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. At the end of the week, we will be looking at this book at we will start to read it together.

In maths, the focus this week are angles. We start by classifying and comparing angles – do you know what an acute angle is? Or a reflex angle? The week then progresses to measuring angles and looking at angles within shapes.

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 up and down in 0.7s

L – The 7 times table

I – Dividing by 10, 100 and 100

C – Multiplying decimal numbers (e.g. 6 x 4.3 =)


Spellings will normally be issued each Friday and tested the following Friday. Your child will bring home with them a spelling list each week but not their spelling book, this will stay in school. They will also bring home a look, say, cover, write, check sheet, this is to practice their spellings and does not have to be returned to school.

In school, we will spend time each day learning the weekly spellings. In addition, each week there will be a spelling quiz set for homework. This can be accessed through the PurpleMash website and will feature in your child’s To Do list (they will be shown in school how to easily access this).

Spellings for week commencing 4th January 2021

Knuckle, ceiling, receipt, inefficient, proficient, sought, drought, admiration, considerable and perceive

To be tested on Friday 8th January

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


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. We are now asking that home reading is recorded on Microsoft Teams using the Class Notebook feature (this can be found in the General channel), your child has been shown how this works in school. If for any reason you are unable to access Teams, please send a weekly message on SeeSaw with details of home reading completed.

Your child can also access Fiction Express online (they have individual login details for this, please contact school if you need a reminder of these). When your child reads online, their class teacher can see what they have read. This saves having to complete other versions of remote reading records!

Games and PE 

All PE/games lessons are currently taking place outdoors and your child should attend school in the PE/games kit on the day of their lessons (they will stay in this kit for the day). In spring 1 (January 2021 onwards) Year 5 will have one outdoor games session a week. This will be on Friday’s, it will be on the key stage 2 playground and will be basketball. With the expectation that the weather will be colder, please can we ask your child to wear appropriate clothing (hats and gloves are also allowed).

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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