Year 5

    Welcome to Year 5!

    Looking forward to an exciting and fun year ahead! It is our goal to provide all pupils with an educationally challenging, yet fun, experience in Year 5.

    There are high expectations for your child and we will do all that we can to help your child achieve those expectations. We require children to be active learners and take responsibility for their learning.  They can do this at home by reading, learning spellings and completing maths & English homework.  We encourage all pupils to access Purple Mash online to enhance their learning, a huge range of resources are available free.  In school, they will be required to listen, follow our school rules and complete their tasks to the best of their ability. We expect all pupils to:

    • Be respectful - respect should be shown not only in words but in actions also.
    • Be responsible
    • Be resourceful
    • Follow the directions
    • Raise their hand to speak
    • Treat others with kindness
    • Accept an adult's directions without answering back

    We look forward to your active participation both in your child’s development and interaction with us. I am confident this home/school partnership will lead to the maximum improvement for your child in every aspect of his/her life.  By working together we will be able to better meet the needs of your child.


    Mrs A. Chaggar

    Upper KS2 Phase Leader 

    Year 5







    We have high behaviour expectations at Cherry Lane and expect all children to be respectful and kind to all adults and pupils.  Expectations are clearly outlined in the behaviour policy; behaviour matrix is followed by teachers in class for sanctions. The school Motto is ‘Support, Achieve & Celebrate’.



    Children are expected to attend school looking smart in the correct uniform and black school shoes or plain black trainers.

    Please ensure you write your child’s name on all uniform and PE kit. 

    We encourage girls to have long hair tied back and small stud earrings and no nail varnish.




    We encourage children to read daily and it’s important to hear your child read.  Please sign their reading log, four times a week.  Please encourage your child to talk about the book and ask questions. Comprehension skills are just as important as reading the words on the page.



    Swimming & PE



    Swimming will take place on Fridays (Spring term). Please ensure your child has their swimming kit (costume or trunks, hat and towel) in school every week.  We will confirm the start date nearer the time.


    PE lessons will take place twice a week and your child is required to have a complete PE kit in school for all lessons (House colour T-Shirt, plimsolls and shorts).




    Topic homework will be set on Purple Mash, your children has a unique login. Purple mash is a secure child friend site. Homework on Purple Mash will be set on Wednesdays and the deadline will be the following Monday.


    Maths, English and spelling homework will be set on Friday and to be handed in by Wednesday. Please assist your child to complete his/her homework to a high standard.

    Spelling Test


    Test Monday & Friday

    Children are encouraged to learn their spellings as it’s an important part of the curriculum.  Golden spelling test will be on Monday and Read, Write Inc spelling test will be on Friday.  Please help your child learn their weekly spellings.


    School Council





    The School Council is very popular with all the pupils, as it gives them a voice in school, and enables the whole school community to work together, and we shall be electing a new School Council for this school year.


    The School Council is made up of two representatives from each class in KS2.  The Council meet regularly to discuss any issues that may be of concern, or that have been brought to their attention by other pupils.  These issues are then forwarded to Mr Whitehouse for consideration.




    We are planning trips for Spring or Summer term according to the topics.  Trips are yet to be confirmed.


    If you are able to help, please see your child’s class teacher.

    Here's the plan for this academic year showing the main subjects and topics that we will be exploring. To download, click below.

    School News

    To find out the latest news about the school, it's important that you regularly take a look at our school newsletters.


    At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to the child's success is ​the positive involvement of parents.

    At Cherry Lane we understand that learning is a partnership between home and school.  During the year we are likely to run a number of parent workshops to assist you in helping your child at home.  Look out for these opportunities.

    I have enjoyed the parent workshops as they have made me feel more confident with helping my child at home.

    Purple Mash is an exciting and safe online environment where children can get involved in all sorts of creative projects to support their learning in Literacy, Maths, Science, Computing, History, Geography, RE, Art, Music, and Design and Technology.

    Your child has a Username and Password to access their Purple Mash account from home.

    This personal login is unique to them and will enable them to access the different activities Purple Mash has to offer and to complete any homework that has been set by the class teacher.  Please click on the image below to access the materials.


    Here are some helpful tips to make reading fun at home. Click below to download a copy. 

    Reading Resources

    The reading workshop was useful as it enlightened me with ideas that could make reading more fun with my children

    Maths support 

    The maths work your child is doing at school may look very different to the kind of sums you remember. Click on this useful little guide may help you with the differences and help you support your child's learning.

    Maths resources

    I have learnt new strategies to help me support my child with their maths.

    The writing workshops gave me ideas on how I could help my child to improve the quality in their work

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