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Welcome to Year 5!

 

5HF - Mr J Husband and Mr L Fitzgerald

5L - Mr R Lewis

 

Our topic for this current half term is 'Bend and Flow'.

 

Our web page will be updated with 'Learning Flyers', homework and spelling lists.

 

Please check this website regularly smiley

 

Please bring PE/Games kits of the following days.

5HF - Monday and Tuesday

5L- Tuesday and Friday

 

WE ALL NEED TO WORK ON OUR TIMES TABLES!

 

PLEASE practise your times tables! The better you get, the easier Maths will become.

Throughout the year, we will be allocating times tables for the children to learn.

 

Here is a great link for practising your times tables:

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

What books are suitable for Year 5?

Some of you have asked about books that we would recommend to your children.  Please find a list compiled at the bottom of this page.  They are just a taste of course and it is by no means a comprehensive list, but the books are suitable for the age group and have been promoted by many past pupils.  If you are unable to get these books, do take note of the authors, some of whom have been prolific in their writing.

 

RECOMMENDED READING LIST

  • Who Let the Gods Out by Maz Evans
  • The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell
  • Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen
  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  • The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
  • The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo
  • Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
  • Clockwork by Phillip Pullman (might be reading this with the class soon)
  • Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl (just one of many)
  • The What on Earth? Wallbook Timeline of Big History by Christopher Lloyd
  • Dial a Ghost by Eva Ibbotson
  • Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kaster
  • I know what you did last Wednesday by Anthony Horowitz
  • Any of the Harry Potter series although best to start with her first in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.  The most magical and least sinister I think.  By J.K. Rowling
  • The Iron Man by Ted Hughes
  • The Hundred and One Dalmations by Dodie Smith
  • Stig of the Dump by Clive King
  • Hacker By Malorie Blackman
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • How to Train a Dragon by Cressida Cowell
  • Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
  • The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
  • The Demon Dentist by David Walliams (his books have proved to be very popular amongst the children)
  • Tom Gates by L Pichon (easy to read- a good start for reluctant readers.  I know because my own daughter struggled to put it down)
  • Dragon Rider by Cornerlia Funke

 

If your children have really enjoyed another book, please tell them to share it with us and their class us,  as it would mean a lot more coming from them than us.

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