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Wisdom & Faith

English

 

Your child will receive regular reading homework so please ensure you listen to them read as frequently as possible and discuss the text that they are reading. If you have any questions, please see Mr Rodger.

It is important that your child reads texts which are suitable for their age and ability and which challenge their thinking. Remember - just because a book is popular, does not mean it is worthwhile. Please help your child to choose appropriate books.

Spelling homework is given on a Monday and to be completed for a Friday, when there will be a spelling test. Your child should use the 'Look, Cover, Write, Check' method to learn their spellings.

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The Grimm's Fairy Tales online.

We will be reading these Fairy Tales this week:

 

Rapunzel

The Golden Goose

The Old Woman in the Wood

The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids

 

There are online versions of these Fairy Tales available here:

https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~spok/grimmtmp/

 

RECOMMENDED READING FOR YEAR 5 (AGE 9-10)

 

  1. Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt
  2. The Children of Green Knowe, Lucy Boston
  3. Millions, Frank Cottrell Boyce
  4. The Demon Headmaster, Gillian Cross
  5. Danny the Champion of the World, Roald Dahl
  6. The Gorgeous Georgians, Terry Deary
  7. The Slimy Stuarts, Terry Deary
  8. The Terrible Tudors, Terry Deary
  9. The Vile Victorians, Terry Deary
  10. Rumpelstiltskin and other Grimm Tales, Carol Ann Duffy
  11. My Family and Other Animals, Gerald Durrell
  12. The Little White Horse, Elizabeth Goudge
  13. From the Mixed up Files of Mrs, Basil E. Frankweiler, E.L. Konigsburg
  14. Goodnight Mr Tom, Michelle Magorian
  15. The Box of Delights, John Masefield
  16. Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery
  17. The Phoenix and the Carpet, Edith Nesbit
  18. Tom’s Midnight Garden, Philippa Pearce
  19. The Indian in the Cupboard, Lynne Reid Banks
  20. The Silver Sword, Ian Serraillier
  21. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
  22. Shakespeare Stories: The Tempest, Andrew Matthews
  23. 101 Dalmatians, Dodie Smith
  24. Charmed Life, Diana Wynne Jones
  25. The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 

 

RECOMMENDED READING FOR YEAR 6 (AGE 10-11)

 

  1. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
  2. Skellig, David Almond
  3. Carrie’s War, Nina Bawden
  4. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
  5. The Dark is Rising, Susan Cooper
  6. Boy: Tales of Childhood, Roald Dahl
  7. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens (Puffin)
  8. Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens (Puffin)
  9. Coraline, Neil Gaiman
  10. The Owl Service, Alan Garner
  11. King Solomon’s Mines, Rider Haggard (Puffin)
  12. I am David, Anne Holm
  13. Biggles: The Camels are Coming, W.E. Johns
  14. Stig of the Dump, Clive King
  15. Skulduggery Pleasant, Derek Landy 
  16. The Thieves of Ostia, Caroline Lawrence
  17. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle
  18. The Ghost of Thomas Kempe, Penelope Lively
  19. Number the Stars, Lois Lowry
  20. Shakespeare Stories: Antony and Cleopatra, Andrew Matthews
  21. Private Peaceful, Michael Morpurgo
  22. Wonder, R.J. Palacio
  23. A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning, Lemony Snicket
  24. Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Jules Verne
  25. The War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells
  26. The Machine Gunners, Robert Westall

       (Especially demanding texts in bold)

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