Solent Junior School
Welcome to Year 5
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Welcome back to the Summer Term in Year 5! We all hope that you had a thoroughly enjoyable Easter break and are ready to take on the challenges of a new term.


Our main Learning Unit theme for this term will be ‘A Tale of Two Cities’– encompassing Geographical enquiry, English, Maths, Art and DT. We will be exploring Geographical knowledge of England before narrowing down to our home city of Portsmouth and then doing some geographical exploration of South America before focusing in on the city of Lima in Peru. We will learn about both physical and human geography and will be exploring similarities and differences between the two cities, including food, education and climate. All being well, we hope to be able to offer our Peruvian Day again in the latter part of the term. We will also be incorporating work on Changing State and Forces throughout the unit.


Maths home learning will be uploaded to Teams on a Monday and handed in on a Thursday. English home learning will continue to be uploaded on a Thursday and handed in on the following Monday. Spelling lists and Times tables will be uploaded every Wednesday and tested the following Tuesday. We will provide reminders to enable the children to organise themselves and become more independent in their learning. We would like the children to carry on with their HOME READING which should be recorded in their Reading Records the following morning at school. We hope that we can continue to rely on your support, so that together we can help your child reach his/her full potential.


P.E. (games, gymnastics and dance) will take place twice a week. It is essential that your child comes to school on those days in the appropriate sports attire. We would ask that pupils have a plain t-shirt in their house colour or a plain white t-shirt, black or blue shorts and trainers (not converse or plimsolls for outdoor games). We would ask that earrings are taken out and left at home on P.E. days and that hair is tied back.

MOBILE PHONES - If you wish your child to have a mobile phone at school, please complete a mobile phone permission form from the office. These will then be stored in class during school hours.

We are really looking forward to starting the Summer term together with you all; please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have via the office email:

Yours Sincerely

The Year 5 Teachers

Mrs Winslade, Mrs Atkins, Mrs Galbraith and Mr Washer