Year 5

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

Click here for 100 Books to Read before you leave Year 5

Summer 1 Recommended Reading List for Year 5

Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo

For Will and his mother, going to Indonesia isn't just a holiday. It's an escape, a new start, a chance to put things behind them – things like the death of Will's father.

And to begin with, it seems to be just what they both needed. But then Oona, the elephant Will is riding on the beach, begins acting strangely, shying away from the sea. And that's when the tsunami comes crashing in, and Oona begins to run. Except that when the tsunami is gone, Oona just keeps on running.


Rainforests in 30 Seconds by Jen Green

Everything you ever wanted to know about the rainforest...in just 30 seconds! Jam-packed with fast facts, mini missions, and engaging artwork, this informative book explores the extraordinary ecosystems of the world’s rainforests. From the depths of the jungle, 30 fascinating topics are covered in 30-seconds summaries, 3-second soundbites, and 3-minute active missions making this the perfect book for junior explorers!

Shaman's Apprentice by Lynne Cherry

In a Tirio village deep in the heart of the Amazon rain forest, the shaman Nahtahlah has a place of honor in his tribe.Young Kamanya wants to learn the healing secrets of the forest plants--he hopes that he, too, will become the tribe's shaman, so that he can cure his people.When the villagers fall sick with an illness that Nahtahlah cannot cure, many lose faith in the shaman's wisdom--until a foreign woman helps them understand its value while giving Kamanya an opportunity to realize his dream.