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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.



Current Topic: Fantasy Stories


Over the next few weeks we will be studying and writing our own fantasy stories! We will be looking at the features of fantasy and also applying writing techniques such as developing characterisation through 'show, don't tell', using expanded noun phrases to describe, controlling pace and detail through using different sentence lengths and balancing dialogue and description in narrative. 


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's spelling focus is homophones. Words that sound the same but are spelt differently.

Use a dictionary to find out the definitions of any unfamiliar words!


1. allowed

2. aloud

3. past

4. passed

5. aisle

6. isle

7. effect

8. affect

9. proceed

10. precede


Bonus spellings:


11. exaggerate

12. familiar


Can you think of any other words with this rule?



Test date: Monday 26th November














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