Welcome Back

I hope that you’ve had a wonderful and restful Christmas holiday and enjoyed your (nearly) two-week break. Firstly, may I thank you all for the wonderfully kind gifts you gave – they were sincerely appreciated.

Over Christmas, I’ve been busy spending time with my family; we visited Santa’s Grotto and went to the panto at the Theatre Royal to see Snow White. I don’t know who had more fun, my children or me!

Thankfully I’ve had time to myself (occasionally) and I’ve been able to work my way through another Star Wars book that I’ve sincerely enjoyed – let me know if you’ve finished reading any books over Christmas, I’ve love some recommendations on my ‘up next’ list of books.

As we return in 2023, we’ve got lots of great things planned – read on to find out more…

What are we learning?

Our first topic

In year 5 we’re going to be reading a book called Skellig, written by a man called David Almond. It’s a fantastic book – not quite as deadly and murderous as Beowulf but it’s a brilliant story all the same, I know we’ll love it!

Awesome Websites

Keen readers

Parents frequently ask me about recommendations for books. It can be challenging to find a good selection specifically aimed at year 5. Luckily, the Books Trust have a superb tool to help you out!


The tool allows you to select your age range, type of book then gives you your results.

A catch up

If you do have any questions or concerns that I can help with, please catch me on the playground and I’ll do my best to answer them then and there.

Kind regards,

Mr. Litchfield