Reading is the key to all success! If you can read, you can gain knowledge, understanding and enjoyment.
In Year 5, we expect you to read for at least 20 minutes everyday, so that you gain stamina and fluency, as well as the love of reading. Record your home reading in your reading diary daily to gain rewards in class.
Most children in Year 5 will be free readers. This means that you will be able to choose the book you read. Use the list below to help you to read a range of genres at the right level. You can also borrow non-fiction books from our school library and novels from your class library.
If you need to consolidate your word reading skills, vocabulary reading or fluency, your teacher will allocate a second reading book from our home reading scheme to support you. You can still have your own choice book to read for pleasure, but it is important to read the book allocated by your teacher regularly (it is recommended to read this a couple of times to improve your fluency and to change this weekly).
St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School
Year 5 Recommended Reading List
Dear Parents/ Carers,
As I am sure you are aware, as well as being an enjoyable pastime, reading impacts hugely on children’s writing ability and general learning. We encourage children to read as much as possible, both at home and in school.
To assist with the difficult task of choosing a new book, we have put together a recommended reading list for each year group across the school.
Whilst the children have access to a variety of books within each classroom, we are aware of the fact that not all of the below titles are available to the children in school. We are currently working on increasing the range of fiction books available to the children both in class and in the library. In the meantime, we also encourage them to bring in their own books from home, to visit their local library and to share some of the recommended books below between their friendship groups.
You will notice that this is not an exhaustive list, but it represents a cross-section of books suitable for your child’s year group.