Year 5 Whole Class Reading Units

Lists of Reading Domains and skills covered can be obtained by clicking  below:

Yr 5 Reading Skills covered

Yr5 Whole Class Reading Leon and the Place Between by Grahame Baker-Smith
 Wanting to prove to his brothers and sister that magic really exists, Leon volunteers

to be in Abdul Kazam's magic show and he gets transported to a mysterious world.

Yr5 Whole Class Reading Anglo-Saxon Boy Weeks 1 and 2 by Tony Bradman

(same as Yr4 unit)

 The story of one Anglo-Saxon boy's journey to the Battle of Hastings in 1066: Key Stage 2 History brought to life as battle-packed adventure.

Yr5 Whole Class Reading Anglo-Saxon Boy Weeks 3 and 4 by Tony Bradman

(same as Yr4 unit)

 The continuing story of one Anglo-Saxon boy's journey to the Battle of Hastings in

1066: Key Stage 2 History brought to life as battle-packed adventure.

Yr5 Whole Class Reading Cogheart (prologue) by Peter Bunzl
Lily's life is in mortal peril. Her father is missing, and now silver-eyed men stalk

her through the shadows. What could they want from her?

 

Yr5 Whole Class Reading There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar
Bradley Chalkers IS the oldest kid in the fifth grade. He tells enormous lies and he picks fights with girls. No one likes him. This is a story about believing in yourself...

 

Yr 5 Whole Class Reading Who Let the Gods Out? by Maz Evans
Elliot's mum is poorly and he is in trouble at school, but a shooting star crashes to earth and changes his life forever.

 

Yr 5 Whole Class Reading Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo
In fifth-century Denmark, a murderous monster stalks the night, and only Beowulf has the strength and courage to defeat him. This is the story of Beowulf's terrifying quest to destroy the terrifying Grendel.

 

 

Yr 5 Whole Class Reading Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo  (same as Y6 unit)
Michael's parents buy a yacht and take him off to sail around the world.  But a tragedy occurs and Michael is shipwrecked with no food or no water and he is all alone - or so he thinks...

 

Yr 5 Whole Class Reading Overlander by Suzanne Collins  (same as Y6 unit)
The first in a series from the author of THE HUNGER GAMES. When eleven-year-old Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland.

 

Upper Key Stage Two Whole Class Reading Journey to Jo’burg by Beverley Naidoo (same as Y6 unit)
The story is set in South Africa during the apartheid years. Two young children are travelling alone to Jo’burg to try to find their mother who is needed back in the family village.