Welcome to Year 5CW

Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely break and are ready for the Autumn term.

The teacher in Year 5CW is Miss Wright. The teaching assistant is Mrs Knight.


Autumn 1 Learning
During Autumn 1 we have looked at the Maya! We have used books to research different aspects of their culture, and have used the internet to research the countries that they lived in. We created Maya masks using paper mache to create the shape and used paint to add the details. As a class, we have been reading Kensuke’s Kingdom and have done lots of writing on this, imagining we are Michael who has been lost at sea, and creating our own island.


Autumn 2 Learning
Next term we will be looking at Animals including Humans. We will be creating codes for our own games online and celebrating the difference in our country.


Homework will be given out on Thursdays, and will be expected back in on Tuesdays! If you need any help understanding what to do with the homework, please come and see either myself or Mrs Knight.

Reading Books

As well as weekly homework, your child has a reading book which they are expected to regularly practise reading at home.Each child will be listened to read at least once per week by an adult. A reading quiz will take place on the computers before a child can take home a new book.

Class Dojo

We use Dojo points in school to reward positive behavior. You can see the points your child has been awarded. Please sign up and stay in touch.

Snack/ Water

If you would like to provide your child with a healthy snack, they can keep this in their tray or book bag. If you would prefer to have an extra snack provided for your child by the school, there is a cost of 20p per day. The children are responsible for looking after this money, and buying the snack at play time.

Please provide your child with a labelled water bottle. These can only be filled with water (not juice!).


We have P.E. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children will need a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps in a bag. Please ensure these are all clearly named.


Our class novel is Kensuke’s Kingdom written by Michael Morpurgo. In reading we will be having a big push on ‘reading for pleasure’ at home and during school as well as focusing on retrieving information from our class novel.


Our History Topic for this term is Ancient Mayans.


For the start of the term, we will be recapping E-Safety and learning to use different apps that will make our lessons more interactive.