Solent Junior School
The Year 5 Home page
Autumn Term 2019

Welcome to Year 5! This term will include lots of interesting learning which we hope will be challenging as well as enjoyable for the children.

We will continue to structure the majority of our learning around our LEARNING UNITS. Some subjects will still be taught discreetly where they do not easily unite into the overall theme. 

Our main Learning Unit theme for this term will be ’The Earth and Space’– encompassing Scientific enquiry, English, History, Maths and Art. We will also be incorporating work on Light later in the term. A curriculum overview can be found HERE.

Maths HOME LEARNING will be set on a Monday and handed in on a Thursday.  English HOME LEARNING will be set every Thursday and handed in on the following Monday. Spelling lists will be given out 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 hope that we can continue to rely on your support, so that together we can help your child reach his/her full potential.

We have a very exciting trip coming up to WINCHESTER SCIENCE MUSEUM so look out for a letter related to this. 

We look forward to seeing you at our PARENTS’ EVENINGS on Monday 14th October and Thursday 17th October. This will be an opportunity to discuss this initial ‘settling in’ period with your child’s class teacher.  


P.E. (games, gymnastics and dance) will take place twice a week. It is essential that your child has the appropriate clothing for each lesson. We would ask that pupils have a plain white t-shirt, black or blue shorts and trainers (not converse or plimsolls for outdoor games) to change into. We shall continue to go outside for games unless the weather is too bad, so your child will require suitable outdoor clothing when the weather becomes colder.

CYCLING AND SCOOTING TO SCHOOL - If you and your child cycle or scoot to school and you wish to leave your child’s bike at school please inform the office. All children cycling to school must be accompanied by an adult and must wear a helmet.

PENCIL CASES – It is a Year 5 privilege to have a pencil case in school.  Please ensure they are labelled with your child’s name.  It is their responsibility to take care of it and the contents. 

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 sure that we shall have a happy and successful year; 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, Mrs Pye and Mr Washer