Welcome to Year 5
Our 2019 – 20 curriculum map can be found here:
We use our CLIC values to help us to learn to the best of our ability. We believe that every child has the right-
C– to be a confident communicator
L– to learn
I– to improve their health
C– to be part of a community
At Netley Abbey Junior School, these ideas underpin all of our learning. With this in mind, please take some time to see what we have been up to in class.
If you would like any further information about our curriculum, please feel free to talk to our class teachers in the first instance who should be able to answer any queries. After talking to the class teacher, if there are any further enquires, they can be directed toward our head teacher.
Please see the link on key grammatical terms that your child will be learning about.
Many parents have asked if we can recommend age-appropriate challenging texts for their child.
Below are links to two book lists of ‘recommended reads’ which are suitable for Year 5 Readers and for More Able Readers:
Welcome To Year Five
Here is a link to the slides for our “Welcome To” evening. Unfortunately due to technology issues we were unable to film this.
Mr Oliver – Castle
Mr Archer and Mrs Hance – Moore
Miss Hansell – Denzil (Year 5 Lead)
We would like children to have their PE kit in school every day, however, we understand that they do need washing. P.E. kits will be sent home at the end of each term.
Our PE days are-
Castle: Wednesday and Thursday
Moore: Monday and Tuesday
Denzil: Tuesday and Thursday
Homework is given out on a Friday and is collected in on the following Wednesday.
Homework includes either an English or maths task related to the work taught that week or may be a revision of a concept taught earlier in the term. Weekly spellings are also given and these will include important key words, as well as words with a particular pattern or rule.
Children are also expected to read regularly, updating their reading logs, and practise their times tables using TTRS.
All homework will be set using Seesaw.
BBC Bitesize Maths revision: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/
Maths games: http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/
Even more maths games:
Grammar glossary: http://www.theschoolrun.com/primary-literacy-glossary-for-parents
BBC Bitesize English revision games:
First News: http://www.firstnews.co.uk/
BBC Bitesize Science: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/
Natural History Museum: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/kids-only/index.html
Computing and coding: https://studio.code.org/
National Geographic: http://www.ngkids.co.uk/
Woodlands Trust: http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk
As the new school year begins, we are very much looking forward to getting to know our new Year 5’s and exploring some new topics with them!
This term we will be starting our Earth and Space unit in science, as well as building our vocabulary in Spanish in order to give our opinions.
In our English lessons, we will be looking at a video called “The Unsung Hero”, reminding ourselves of expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials. We will also be looking at “Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls”, finding out about a variety of notorious women throughout history who have possessed the courage to make a change. For the first time ever, we will also be looking at a similar text called “Stories for Boys who Dare to be Different” which follows a similar theme.
In our maths, we will be recapping our written methods of addition and subtraction as well as thinking about how we can use rounding to check our answers.