Park Avenue, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S25 2QZ

01909 550779

Anston Park Junior School


Welcome to Year 5!

We hope that this page gives you and your families lots of information about some of the things we will be learning.

Parents/carers, if you have any questions please contact your child's class teacher at school or

Y5 Teachers

Mrs Dunsdon - 5D

Mrs Drake - 5C

Teaching Assistant 

Mrs Morton

Our Class Novel

Over the year, we will be reading and discussing a range of different class novels. 

 We are currently reading:

The Explorer

by Katherine Rundell

Summer Term 2 - Foundation Subjects

 Science - Growing Up and Growing Old

 During this unit we will:

  • Learn about how humans change from babies to old age
  • Learn about gestation periods in humans and animals
  • Explore what it is like to be a teenager, an adult and part of the older generation


     History  - Would the Vikings do anything for money?

    During this study of the Vikings we will:

    • Learn what happened when the Vikings raided Britain in 793CE
    • Find out why so many Vikings decided to come over to Britain and settle here
    • Consider if Alfred the Great really was 'great'
    • Consider our views of the Vikings and whether people at the time would have had similar viewpoints or not
    • Write a Viking saga


    Art - Textiles: Pacita Abad

    During this unit we will:

    • Explore the type of textiles produced by the artist
    • Find out about Pacita Abad
    • Exploring a range of dyeing techniques
    • Exploring a range of simple sewing stitches
    • Plan, create and evaluate a piece of textiles work

    Computing - Selection in Physical Computing

    During this programming unit we will:

    • Learn how to connect and use the 'Crumble' kit
    • Learn how to combine outputs, control conditions and selection when programming
    • Draw a design to create a moving object with the Crumble kit
    • Create a moving object and write and test algorithms to make it move

    In our other foundation subjects...

    PHSE - Dreams and Goals / Healthy me

    RE - Do beliefs in Karma Samsara and Moksha help Sanatanis lead good lives?

    Music - Dancing in the Street

    French - Clothes

    PE - Basketball and Orienteering


    Year 5 Wider Curriculum 

    Below is Y5's long term plan for the foundation subjects. This shows the topics covered throughout the year.


    Homework Menu

    As part of our wider curriculum topic, children can also choose to complete homework from our  homework menu (see below). This is optional, however, it will be enjoyable for the children and it will allow them to take their learning further and share it with you at home. Once any tasks have been completed please bring them into school and we will do our best to display as many of them as possible.

    We would love to see how creative you can be and display your hard work for all to see. 

    Reading and Spelling

    Reading is an essential part of the curriculum and opens up many other curriculum areas for the children. We expect children to read at least three times a week.  Some children may choose to read independently, which is completely fine, but it is also helpful for adults to check children understand the vocabulary within the text and understand the content of what they are reading.

    If you are struggling to find a new book, check out the Reading for Pleasure section on the website here


    One thing that you could do at home to improve your English skills is to try to learn how to read and spell as many of these words as possible. These are the words you have to know by the end of Year  6.

    Times Tables

    Currently, year 5 are working towards 'Going for Gold' with their times tables. We have explored lots of links between our times table facts and are working on the 36 core facts we need to know in order to work out any other times table! The facts we are learning are below. 

    Times tables are so important as they fit into nearly every maths topic we study! 


    Both Year 5 classes have PE sessions each week with our sports coach; Mr Smith. The days which these lessons take place can change depending on the weather/events in school so please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school all week. Please note that even during the winter, we may deliver some PE sessions outside so it is important that children have all the kit listed below in school every day.

     Y5 PE days are currently:

    Tuesday afternoons

    Thursday mornings

     Indoor Kit =  plain white t-shirt, black shorts and suitable shoes (pumps or trainers). No football shirts or strips please.

    Outdoor Kit = plain tracksuit bottoms and warm jacket and shoes suitable for all weathers (trainers)

    Please remember that no jewellery should be worn and earrings MUST be removed by the child for any PE session. Long hair needs to be tied back.



    This is a fun and competitive way for your child to learn their times tables. Look out for new competitions and challenges! All children will have their log ins given to them before the end of the first week back, just in case any have been lost!


    Times Tables Songs

    These songs are really catchy tunes that may help your child master their times tables if they are finding them difficult to remember.