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  • Headteacher: Mrs A Burton
  • Deputy Headteacher: Mrs L Taylor


5B's English page


Here you will find out what is happening in our English lessons and the spellings for each week.



New Topic: Newspaper Reports


Welcome back... 


Over the next few weeks we will be putting on our reporter hats and immersing ourselves in the world of writing newspaper reports. We will be exploring their features including: headlines, factual language and quotes. We will learn what makes an eye-catching, engaging newspaper report. Within this we will be looking at a number of SPaG areas in our new SPaG flash sessions at the start of our longer lessons on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


Check out these brilliant fantasy stories for year 5 children to inspire you!



The Hobbit - JRR Tolkein

Harry Potter Series - J K Rowling

Watership Down - Richard Adams

Northern Lights - Philip Pullman

Dragon Rider - Cornelia Funke

Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer

Mister Monday - Garth Nix

Boy in the Tower - Polly Ho-Yen

The Indian in the Cupboard series - Lynne Reid Banks

Frog Princess - E. D. Baker

Dragon’s Breath - E. D. Baker

The Boggart - Susan Cooper

Dragon books - Cressida Cowell

Harvey Angell - Diana Hendry

Dogsbody - Diana Wynne Jones

A Tale of Time City - Diana Wynne Jones

Skulduggery Pleasant - Derek Landy

Playing with Fire - Derek Landy

The Witch Trade - Michael Molly

The Dog So Small - Phillipa Pearce

Dakota of the White Flats - Philip Ridley

Scribbleboy - Philip Ridley

A Series of Unfortunate Events Lemony Snicket – Daniel Handler

Muddle Earth - Paul Stewart





This week 5B are looking at the spelling rule of adding the suffix 'ness' to root words to turn them from an adjective into a noun.










8. willingness

9. carelessness

10.  foolishness


Bonus Words


11.  harass

12.  definite


Test date: Friday 18th January














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