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Year 5

Here you will find the latest information, useful information and any other important news regarding Year 5.

On the left hand side, you will also find downloadable copies of all the class newsletters; these outline the work your children will be doing in each specific half term.


100 Books to Read before you leave Year 5

Autumn 1 Recommended Reading List for Year 5



Fatal Forces by Nick Arnold

Fatal Forces is packed with the most amazing things about physics. Readers can find out how gravity can make them lose their heads, how they can get walloped by a lamppost, what can make fillings explode and how to reach terminal velocity. Eeek! Redesigned in a bold, funky new look for the next generation of HORRIBLE SCIENCE fans.


Black Powder by Ally Sherrick

England, 1605. 12-year-old Tom must save his father from hanging. He falls in with a mysterious stranger - the Falcon - who promises to help him in exchange for his service. But on the long journey to London, Tom discovers the Falcon's true mission - and a plot to blow up Parliament with barrels of black powder. Tom faces a terrible decision: secure his father's release, or stop the assassination of the king ...


Raven Boy: A Tale of the Great Fire of London by Pippa Goodhart

This work is set in London 1666. Young Nick Truelove blames King Charless II for the death of his parents, and vows to get revent. He forms a special friendship with a young raven and inspired by its bold behavious and wily cunning bluffs his way into the centre of the King's power, the Tower of London. But the Great Fire and an encounter with the King himself will change Nick's life for ever. Pippa Goodhart's novel is firmly rooted in history and vividly describes the horror of the Plague and the Great Fire. At its heart though is a thrilling adventure about a boy, his battle with injustice, and his special relationship with a wild animal.