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 - Amazing Changes

 During this unit we will:

  • Learn about a range of reversible and irreversible changes including: Elephant's Toothpaste, Inflating balloons, Volcanic Eruptions, Making Plastic, Investigating Rust, Burning and exploring new materials


     Geography  - Where does all our stuff come from?

    During this study of journeys and trade we will:

    • Learn where items such as school uniform comes from
    • Learn where food items such as fruit and products from my school lunch come from


    DT - Celebrating with Food

    During this unit we will:

    • Research current products by conducting a taste test
    • Plan and write a recipe
    • Follow a recipe to make an item of food
    • Taste the products we have made during a celebratory tea party
    • Evaluate what we have made

    Computing - Databases

    During this unit we will:

    • Learn about paper-based and computer databases
    • Learn how to use a database
    • Learn how to use search tools
    • Compare data visually from databases

    In our other foundation subjects...

    PHSE - Healthy me / Relationships / Changing me

    RE - Christianity: What is the best way for a Christian to show commitment to God?

    Music - Reflect, Rewind and Replay

    French - Clothes

    PE - Cricket and Tennis


    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

    Wednesday 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.