West End Primary School

West End Lane, Leeds,
West Yorkshire LS18 5JP

0113 2582819


We hope you like the new look website! Class pages are now located in the 'Children' zone. Well done to all our children who helped to raise £105 as part of our World Book Day celebrations

Year 5 Macaw Class

Our class mission statement as written by the children:

In Macaw Class we are kind and helpful whenever we can be. We are an enthusiastic and smiley class and we always like to have fun!

In lessons we always try our best and we work together as a team making sure that no-one is left out. We always listen to each other and treat other people the way we want to be treated ourselves.


Thursday 22nd March 2018


We have had another very busy week in Macaw Class! On Friday we had our class trip to Yorkshire Water and had lots of fun learning all about the water cycle and seeing how water is treated so that it is safe. It was also very exciting to have Miss Smith back in class! Thank you to Mr Stevens and Mrs Rukas for accompanying us on our trip; we hope you enjoyed yourselves! Can you remember the names of all the nasties we need to remove from water to make it safe to drink? We have also completed our Sports Relief Mile, with some children running even further! Well done Macaw class for your fantastic efforts. I was also so proud of the children for helping Toucans complete their laps too!


In maths, we have continued our work on fractions, focusing on ordering them and improper and mixed number fractions. I am very pleased with how the children have coped with the tricky topics. In science we have continued our work on life cycles of plants. Thank you to everyone for your wonderful memories, Mrs Wharton will be using those on Tuesday morning. We have also enjoyed using these to help inspire our autobiographies which we have been writing in English. I look forward to sharing these with you on parents' consultation evening next week!

 We have 2 PE sessions a week. We aim to be outside for at least one of the sessions (weather permitting), but to be on the safe side, please ensure that children have both an indoor and an outdoor PE kit with them in school.

Homework information


To celebrate the work that Sports Relief does, please could the children do some research on the work that all of the Sports Relief charities do and use these facts to create 5 maths problems. These will be collated into a class book which we can share and use. For this reason, please could this be to fit A4 paper? We have plenty at school if necessary. As always, you may write it by hand or on the computer. You might want to think about decorating your page.

Extra challenge: can you use all four operations: multiplication, division, addition and subtraction?


I have allocated the children a few SPaG activities to complete on Literacy Planet. Please can they make sure that these are completed by Wednesday. Once they have finished the allocated tasks, they are more than welcome to access the rest of the site!

You can access  Literacy Planet here.


Online resources

Here is the times table grid that we have started using in class.

 If you would like to practise your times tables online, you can use the following links:


If children would like to email any work to me, the class' homework email address is macaw@westendprimary.org.uk

 Please have a look at our Spring Term Topic Map

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