Year 5 – Cherry Class

On this page you will find out about our learning here in Class Cherry. You can learn more about our learning this year on the Curriculum page.

Click here for further information on Cherry Class from our recent Welcome Evening.

Welcome to Cherry Class (year 5)! We like to look smart, think smart and be smart! Please read on to find out how you can support us with our education.

Our Class

There are 30 children in Cherry. We are taught by Mrs Gawthrope on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Mrs Faulkner on Thursdays and Fridays. Mr Gawthrope teaches us P.E. on Mondays and Tuesdays. We are supported by Mrs Verwoerd.

Our Curriculum

We are going to learn about some very exciting topics this year including The Tudors, the Human Body, Meteorology, Hinduism, African and Chinese Art!

Life in Cherry Class

In Cherry, we know that having the right mindset allows us to learn. We are not born knowing how to do everything. As we learn, our brain grows and we develop the skills we need to apply our knowledge to new things. We refer to this as the Growth Mindset. Having a growth mindset means that we say things such as, “I can’t do it… yet!” Please encourage us to challenge ourselves to make the most of our learning opportunities.

Homework & Spelling

English homework is given out on Wednesdays, due in for the following Monday. Maths homework is given out on Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. Homework consists of a task for Maths and English. Children are also expected to practise spellings and times tables, and read daily. We celebrate those children who have pushed themselves in their homework by giving them 3 merits and awarding them with ‘Homework of the Week.’


We are expected to practise our reading every day and complete our reading records. These should be brought into school every day.  Reading is such an important skill that affects every part of our learning, so we make sure we do some every day. We also enjoy class novels. Reading and talking about what we have read is really important – lots of discussions about plot, language, structure and characterisation help deepen our understanding. This can be done outside as well as inside school.

Things to Remember

PE Kit is needed on Mondays and Tuesdays. However, it is best if we have a kit available on our pegs all week in case the timetable needs to change.

Useful Websites for Learning

Click on the links below to find some fun websites with games and activities to help you with your learning.

Sumdog – Online Maths Games

Top Marks KS2 – Maths

BBC Bitesize KS2 – Maths