Having trouble logging in? Some users have reported difficulties following a site update. If this includes you, please email help@plazoom.com so we can get you up and running.

Making great literacy lessons easy. Why join Plazoom?

Year 5 Reading Comprehension - Summer Term

4 Resource Packs

About the theme

Finally in Year 5, children will move onto the notion of peace, comparing and contrasting how it features in the context of an ancient myth and modern conflicts, and also exploring the range of symbolism with which it is widely associated. Resources to support children in making connections between the texts can be found in the ‘pulling it all together’ pack, as can a suggested list of books also linked to the theme, which could be read as a class.

Real Comprehension


Image of Unit Overview for Year 5 Summer Term

View or download an overview of the complete unit

Book character


Peace is...

Joshua Seigal's poem looks at symbolism that is associated with the idea of peace.

View Resource
Book character


United Nation Peacekeepers

Who are the UN Peacekeepers? What do they do? This text tells you everything you need to know about the Blue Helmets.

View Resource
Book character



Jo Franklin retells the Greek myth of Trygaeus, who called on the gods to restore peace to his warring people.

View Resource

Finished all three texts?

Pulling it all together

Once you have gone through all three texts with pupils, establishing familiarity and understanding with each, you can use these additional resources to help children engage with them thematically, making links between the texts, and to others they may have read or heard of. A suggested list of books for class reading, linked to the unit theme, is also included.

Pulling it all together
Real Comprehension, 54 original texts - 18 themes

See all resources in the Real Comprehension programme

Real Comprehension is a unique, whole-school reading programme designed to develop sophisticated skills of inference and retrieval; build rich vocabularies; and encourage the identification of themes and comparison between texts from years 1 to 6.