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  • Reading Recommendations Year 5

    Published 19/10/18, by Sam Wilcox

    A list of recommended reading books for Year 5 under different topics.


    Traditional Tales – Legends


    Sir Galwain and the Loathly Lady - Selina Hastings

    Don Quixote - Marcia Williams

    Arthur: The Seeing Stone, Kevin Crossley-Holland

    Beowulf – K. Crossley-Holland

    The Story of Robin Hood – R. Leeson

    Athur, High King of Britain – Michael Morpurgo

    The Tale of Tales – Tony Mitton

    Myths and Legends – Anthony Horrowitz

    Arion and the Dolphin – Vikram Seth

    Just So Stories – Rudyard Kipling


    Suspense and Mystery

    Snow horse and other stories – Joan Aiken

    Snaggletooth’s mystery – Gene Kemp

    Shock forest and other stories – Margaret Mahy

    Room 13 – Robert Swindells

    The London Eye Mystery – Siobhan Dowd

    No Such Thing as Dragons - Written and illustrated by Philip Reeve

    Cosmic - Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce

    Flood Child - Written by Emily Diamand


    Fiction from our Literary Heritage

    Narnia Stories – CS Lewis

    Harry Potter series – JK Rowling

    Billy the Kid – Michael Morpurgo

    Why the Whales Came – Michael Morpurgo

    Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

    Kensuke’s Kingdom – Michael Morpurgo

    A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

    Stig of the Dump – Clive King

    Snow Spider – Jenny Nimmo

    Macbeth for Kids, Louis Burdett

    The Wolves of Willoughby Chase – Joan Aiken

    Peter Pan – J. M. Barrie

    A Christmas Carol (Eyewitness classics) – Charles Dickens

    The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (adapted by Chris Mould)

    The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

    The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

    Mary Poppins – P.L. Travers

    Stories from Dickens (ed Blishen)

    Stories from Shakespeare (ed. Geraldine McCaughrean)

    Tom’s Midnight Garden - Philippa Pearce


    Fiction Genres


    Skellig – David Almond

    The Various – Steve Augarde

    Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer

    The Bag of Bones – Vivian French

    Inkheart trilogy – Cornelia Funke

    Coraline – Neil Gaiman

    The Weirdstone of Brisingamen – Alan Garner

    Pure Dead Magic – Debi Gliori

    Wolf Brother – Michelle Paver

    Truckers – Terry Pratchett

    The Spiderwick Chronicles – Lynne Reid Banks

    Goblins series – Philip Reeve

    Wonderstruck – Brian Selznick

    The Amulet of Samarkand – Jonathon Stroud

    The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

    The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making – Catherynne M. Valente

    Tanglewreck – Jeanette Winterson


    Science Fiction

    Supernaturalist – Eoin Colfer

    Grinny: Grinny and You Remember Me – Nicholas Fisk

    Among the Hidden – Margaret Peterson Haddix

    Double Identity – Margaret Peterson Haddix

    Maphead – Lesley Howarth

    The Giver – Lois Lowry

    Other Worlds: 10 Amazing Sci Fi Stories – Rick Riordan ed.

    Timesnatch – Robert Swindells

    Hydra – Robert Swindells


    Chilling Stories

    The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman

    Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror – Chris Priestley

    Horowitz Horror – Anthony Horowitz

    Breathe – Cliff McNish

    At the Firefly Gate – Linda Newberry

    Chill – Alex Nye

    Tales from the Tunnel’s Mouth – Chris Priestley

    Tales of Terror From the Black Ship – Chris Priestley

    Marianne Dreams – Catherine Storr


    Real Life

    Pig Heart Boy – Malorie Blackman (science/ethics)

    Tangerine – Edward Bloor (blindness)

    The Eighteenth Emergency – Betsy Byars (bullying)

    The 10PM Question – Kate De Gold (worry/anxiety)

    Running on Cracks – Julia Donaldson (running from home – mature themes)

    Step By Wicked Step – Anne Fine (step parenting)

    Dead End in Norvelt – Jack Gantos (boredom, friendship)

    Love, Aubrey – Suzanne LaFleur (family)

    Hangman - Julia Jarman (bullying)

    The View from Saturday – E.L. Konisburg (friendship)

    The Other Side of Truth – Bevery Naidoo (refugee)

    Wonder – R.J. Palacio (appearance)



    Noah Barleywater Runs Away – John Boyne

    Ruby Holler – Sharon Creech

    Danny: the champion of the world – Roald Dahl

    The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane – Kate DiCamillo

    Stormbreaker – Anthony Horowitz

    The Devil and his Boy – Anthony Horowitz

    Journey to the River Sea – Eva Ibbotson

    From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – E. L. Konigsburg

    Outlaw: the Legend of Robin Hood – Tony Lee

    The Ghost of Thomas Kempe – Penelope Lively

    Mortal Engines – Phillip Reeves

    Varjak Paw – S. F. Said

    The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick

    Wonderstruck – Brian Selznick


    Warboy – Michael Foreman

    Once/Now/Then/After – Morris Gleitzman

    Goodnight, Mr Tom – Michelle Magorian

    War Horse – Michael Morpurgo

    At the Firefly Gate – Linda Newberry

    Johnny and the bomb – Terry Pratchett

    My Friend the Enemy – Dan Smith

    The Machine Gunners – Robert Westall

    Carrie’s War – Nina Bawden

    Doodlebug Summer – Alison Price

    Soldier Dog – Sam Angus



    Chasing Vermeer – Blue Bailliett

    The Crossroads – Chris Grabenstein

    Silver Fin – Charlie Higson

    The Case of the London Dragonfish – Joan Lennon

    The Sign of the Black Dagger – Joan Lingard

    Magnus Finn and the Selkie Secret – Janis Mackay

    Out of the Depths – Cathy MacPhail

    Flood and Fang – Marcus Sedgwick



    How to Train Your Dragon - Cressida Cowell

    How to speak dragonese - Cressida Cowell

    The Meanwhile Adventures – Roddy Doyle

    Boom! – Mark Haddon

    Ribblestrop – Andy Mulligan

    Goblins series – Philip Reeve

    Holes – Louis Sachar

    There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom – Loius Sachar

    A Boy and a Bear in a Boat – Dave Shelton

    Gangsta Granny – David Walliams

    Ratburger – David Walliams




    The Midnight Fox – Betsy Byars

    The Tale of Despereaux – Kate DiCamillo

    Charlotte’s Web – E.B.White

    Flush – Carl Hiaasen

    One Boy and His Dog – Eva Ibbotson

    A Coyote in the House – Elmore Leonard

    The Call of the Wild – Jack London

    Going Home –Cliff McNish

    Why the Whales Came – Michael Morpurgo

    The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips – Michael Morpurgo

    War Horse – Michael Morpurgo

    Catscape – Mike Nicholson

    Wolf Brother – Michelle Paver

    The Outlaw Varjack Paw – S.F. Said

    Black Beauty – Anna Sewell

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  • No Homework for the Holidays, however .....

    Published 19/10/18, by Sam Wilcox

    No homework in the holidays, however, I do have a Maths problem that I have never been able to solve and would like help with. If you have a spare few hours and you are patient enough, please have a go. The : means divide. Good luck!

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  • Homework Diaries

    Published 10/10/18, by Sam Wilcox

    On Tuesday we gave out brand new homework diaries. We are getting the Year 5 children prepared for Year 6 and beyond. We will encourage the children to write down important events, homework, reminders and when they read at home.  Could we ask that parents sign the diaries and return them on Tuesdays, although we will need to keep them in most days.

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  • Nits in Year 5

    Published 10/10/18, by Sam Wilcox

    Please note that nits have been reported in Year 5. Please can you check your child's head for them and take the appropriate action if required.

    Also, would you let the school know if your child does have nits, as it means we can warn other parents.


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  • Year 5

    Published 09/10/18, by Julie Martin

    Year 5 Spellings 9/10/18

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  • Year 5

    Published 02/10/18, by Julie Martin

    Year 5 Spellings 2/10/18

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  • This Week in Yr 5

    Published 28/09/18, by Sam Wilcox


    A simpler one this week, pupils are asked to do a book review as a recommendation for the other pupils in the class. It is due in on Wednesday. Tuesdays' are spellings days. Do not forget your spelling books otherwise you'll feel the wroth of the Brockenhurst Dragons!  Capital cities this week. Remember to only research the name, it is only a fun memory game.

    Belarus Minsk
    Belgium Brussels
    Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo







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  • Year 5

    Published 26/09/18, by Julie Martin

    Year 5 Spellings 25.9.18

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  • Year 5 Key Information

    Published 13/09/18, by Sam Wilcox

    PE Days

    PE will be on Mondays and Thursdays, although PE kits should always be in as we do have impromptu PE sessions with special guests.


    Homework will be handed out on Fridays (normally), and be handed back in on Wednesdays

    Mathletics will be set every Friday and there will normally be 2 tasks (if passwords become lost, Mr W has a copy by his desk)


    We will change books every Friday


    This term we are studying The Mayans in history, Changing Materials in Science, Dance in PE, and we are looking at Frida Kahlo in art.

    In literacy, we are looking at biographies and autobiographies, with a focus on Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

    Maths, we are investigating and measuring angles.

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