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Year 5/6

Autumn Term 2020

Spring Term 2020

General Notices:

  • PE kits need to be in school all week - we will be doing at least 2 hours of PE a week so PE kits will be needed.
  • We would like children to read as much as possible. Please encourage your child to read as much as possible at home.
  • Topic homework can be found on the homework sheet and should be returned fortnightly.
  • Maths homework is given out weekly and should be returned the following week.


Our Enquiry Topic this term:


Earth and Space: Could we live elsewhere in our solar system? 


If you are in need of ideas of quality texts your children could be reading, please see a list below for both Year 5 and 6.


Year 5 Recommended Books

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken

Varjak Paw by SF Said

Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver

The Midnight Fox by Betsy Byars

Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce

FArTHER by Grahame Baker-Smith


Year 6 Recommended Books

Holes by Louis Sachar

Clockwork by Philip Pullman

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein

Skellig by David Almond

Fireweed by Jill Paton Walsh

River Boy by Tim Bowler


For recommended books on Space, see 


Useful topic links


(These resources have not been created by teachers at Greythorn Primary School. These and other resources can be found on the Internet.)



Suggested Reading Lists for Years 5 & 6

Useful external links - Let us know if you'd like any others adding