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Autumn Term 

During the Autumn term, Year 5 will be reading Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo and Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian as their class texts. 


Alongside the historical work drew from these texts, we looked at specific parts of English grammar. This term we will be focusing on expanded noun phrases, the active and passive voice and modal verbs as well as looking at various spelling rules and learning new ways to remember spellings.


Please use the following links to support your child.

Chapter 17, 18, 19 unavailable online.

Private Peaceful

Spring Term 

During the Spring Term, Year 5 will be reading Holes by Louis Sachar as their class text.


The book centres on Stanley Yelnats, who is sent to Camp Green Lake, a correctional boot camp in the desert in Texas, after being falsely accused of theft. The plot explores the history of the area and how the actions of several characters in the past have affected Stanley's life in the present.


Please use the following links to support your child. 

Summer Term

Our class text this term will be Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.


In this story, the main character Michael is washed up on an island in the Pacific after falling from his parents' yacht. He struggles to survive on his own but he soon realised there is someone close by. This story takes the reader on a suspenseful journey and will create adventure in new places. 

Kensuke's Kingdom Book PDF

Grammar Games