Welcome to Year 5

year 5

Our 2017/8 curriculum maps 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-

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.

Autumn Term

This term we are reading the fascinating story of The Matchbox Diary. The story takes us on a journey into the past looking through a Great-Granddad’s memory boxes. Hidden inside tiny matchboxes, we discover the extraordinary tale of an immigrant leaving his home in Italy to sail to America to start a new life.

We will use our own memories and keepsakes to create a diary of our own. As well as this we will produce letters and newspapers showing character’s viewpoints.

Matchbox diary


In science, we have been discovering about different materials and designing our own experiments to test whether chemical changes are reversible or not. The children have really enjoyed finding out and refining their investigative skills.

Miss Phillips — Sellwood

Mr Dunningham —- Moore

Mr Wakeford —- Crescent

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-

Sellwood: Tuesday and Friday

Moore: Tuesday and Thursday

Crescent: 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.

Occasionally there may be a project based task related to our class topic which would be completed over several weeks. This may be science, geography or history based and would encourage the children to complete their own research on an area that interests them.

Children are also expected to read regularly, updating their reading logs, and practise their times tables.

Tasks should take approximately an hour a week.