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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


5M - Ms Marker


5T - Mr Thomas


Our web page will be updated with what we will be learning, homework and spelling lists (when neccessar).


Please check this website regularly smiley


This term our topic is Near and Far, in which we will be looking at Roath in both a geographical and historical context before moving onto the Victorians.


Please wear your PE/Games kits of the following days:

5M & 5T PE - Tuesday

Games - Thursday (5M) and Wednesday (5T)





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:


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.



  • 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 
  • 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)  
  • Dragon Rider by Cornerlia Funke
  • There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom by Louis Sachar
  • Holes by Louis Sachar
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney
  • The Percy Jackson Series Rick Riordan
  • I believe in Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo
  • The Dork Diaries Collection by Rachel Renee Russel
  • The Beast of Buckingham Palace by David Walliams (one of many)
  • Beastquest by Adam Blade
  • The Train to Impossible Places by PJ Belton
  • Dirty Bertie by David Roberts
  • The Highland Falcon Thief by M G Leonard
  • Alex Rider stories Anthony Horrowitz
  • The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher
  • Funny Life of Pets by James Cambell
  • The Seriously extra Ordinary Diary of a Pig Emer Stamp
  • The Bolds by Julian Clary


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.

Unit 2 Root words

Unit 3 ir and ire words

Unit 4 auto circ words

Week 5 ai and ou words

Unit 6 y words

Unit 7 - Dis words

Unit 8 el and il words

Unit 9 trans tele bi words

Unit 10 s, es words

Unit 11 ow words

Unit 12 et endings

Soft C words

Unit 15 Homophones

Unit 16 Unstressed vowels