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In Year 5, we place a high importance on reading and love nothing better than discussing books we've read, authors we like and making connections between texts and ideas. Across the year, we have opportunities to explore a variety of genres including non-fiction and poetry. We share stories at the end of the day, as well as completing independent and whole-class reading activities.

Current Whole-Class Reading Text

We are currently reading:

Viking Voyagers: Tite, Jack, Tite, Jack: 9781787414198: Books




Around 1,200 years ago the legendary voyaging Norsemen set sail to raid and trade - the Viking Age had begun. Step back in time to find out what Viking life was like, how they travelled, where they traded and their rich mythology. Come face to face with a fearsome berserker, explore inside a Viking longhouse and learn how these expert boat builders made their fleets. 

Bold graphic illustrations of vibrant Viking characters, incredible artefacts and stunningly detailed scenes by author-illustrator Jack Tile showcase the Viking Age in full brilliant colour. Lively, engaging text throughout is informative and easy to read, and big fold-out pages allow you to discover the Vikings in exciting detail.

Author: Jack Tite

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By navigating this non-fiction text, children will discover facts about Vikings as well as their artefacts, mythology, religions and social structures through a range of engaging activites and comprehension tasks and quetions that will support their reading of the text.


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In whole class reading sessions we focus on comprehension skills; word reading skills are covered through interventions for key pupils.

At St. George’s, Reading VIPERS are used to support children with their reading comprehension skills. VIPERS are a range of reading prompts based on the 2016 reading Content Domain Areas (CDAs) found in the National Curriculum Test Framework



Please find in the file section example questions stems using VIPERS to support reading with an adult at home.

Reading is the most important thing you can do for your education.

Please continue to read daily and record this in your reading records. 

For homework each week complete a reading task from the task card in your homework journal



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