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

In Summer 1, we are currently reading:





An illustrated encyclopaedia of Greek mythology like no other, Mythologica features startlingly beautiful and exquisitely otherworldly portraits of mythological characters in eye-popping colour from artist Victoria Topping and authoritative text from Classics scholar and Greek mythology expert Dr. Stephen Kershaw. Uncover the colourful lives of 50 powerful gods and goddesses, earth-dwelling mortals, and terrifying monsters as you journey back in time to ancient Greece. From the fearless Athena and her meddlesome ways to the brave and bold Odysseus and his remarkable journey home, discover why these incredible stories are still a part of our culture today.

Author: Stephen P Kurshaw


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



Booklist for 6-11 year olds:


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