Welcome to Year 5

year 5

 Our 2019 – 20 curriculum map can be found here:

Year 5 2021 – 22 overview

Reading VIPERS for parents

We use our CLIC values to help us to learn to the best of our ability. We believe that every child has the right-

CLICC– 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.

Homework help


Please see the link on key grammatical terms that your child will be learning about.

A Parents Guide to Grammar

Recommended Reads

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:

SLS Booklists Recommended Reads Year 5

SLS Booklists Able Readers at KS2

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.

Welcome to Year 5 for 2021-22

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. 

PEOur 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.


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.