Welcome to Year 5

year 5

 Our 2019 – 20 curriculum map can be found here:

Year 5 overview: 2020-2021

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

Mrs Kreft — Sellwood

Mr Archer and Mrs Hance — Moore

Miss Hansell — Crescent (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-

Sellwood: Monday and Friday

Moore: Monday and Tuesday

Crescent: Tuesday and Wednesday

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.


We were so proud of Year 5 for settling back in so quickly after the long break. They showed excellent behaviours for learning!

This term we looked at Earth and Space in our science and Roman Britain in our history.

In our English lessons, we looked at a video called “The Unsung Hero”, reminding ourselves of expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials. We also really enjoyed looking at “Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls”, punctuating speech correctly and writing biographies. In particular we wrote a biography for Sir Captain Tom Moore. Some of us even sent our stories to him!

In our DT, we enjoyed exploring mechanisms such as pulleys and levers using K’nex to help us. We worked well in our teams to follow instructions and be resilient!


This term we have all been working on our resilience when it comes to home learning! Our texts all link with the idea of North America this half term and we have enjoyed exploring “A Matchbox Diary” and “The Wolves of Currumpaw”. Both these books include lots of beautiful pictures and have allowed us to really work on our inference and prediction skills in our reading. We’ve also been able to work on our persuasive writing, creating adverts to persuade families to move to America and writing letters to ask Ernest Seton to help catch Lobo.

Although we are apart and miss learning together, we’ve become experts at sharing what we are getting up to using Seesaw. The teachers definitely look forward to their weekly live catch ups with their classes and love looking at all the amazing work that has been produced.


This term we are looking forward to our topic on Vikings! We are looking at the book “Riddles of the Runes” to help make links between our history and writing. In our art, we are also looking at printing Viking runes using different materials to do so.


In maths, we are going to be building upon our previous learning of the four operations to ensure we can use formal written methods to add, subtract, multiply and divide. We are also developing our understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages and the links between them.