Cherry Tree (Year 5)

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Welcome to Cherry Tree Class


Class Teacher: Miss Tracey Mitchard

Class Teaching Assistants: Miss Jane Wilkinson and Mrs Michaela Drobac-Clough




Our Curriculum

In Cherry Tree Class this year we will learn about Earth and Space, including the planets in our solar system, the history of space exploration and why we explore space. In Term 2, we will learn about World War II and how this affected the children at the time. In the Spring Term we will answer the question, 'Why are mountains so important?' The children will learn about different mountains and where they can be found in the World. They will understand their key features and how they are formed. We will then travel further back in time to learn about The Vikings: where they came from, how they settled here and their communities. In the summer terms we will investigate Catalonia, compare it to where we live and decide which place we would prefer to live in. To finish the year, we travel back to Ancient Greece to learn about this time period and how the modern world has been influenced by their leadership.

Our six key questions for the year are:

Have we really explored space?

Were the children of WWII refugees?

Why are mountains so important?

Did the Vikings use peace or war to settle?

Would you rather live in Wiltshire or Catalonia?

How did the leadership of the Greeks influence the Western World?

Our class curriculum overview can be found here.

Each term we will send you our knowledge organisers and parent letter so you can keep up with the learning in the classroom.


Home Learning

It is our expectation that home learning is completed daily.

  • Reading – please ensure you are reading each evening and logging this in the reading diary.
  • Spellings – new spellings will be given out on a Monday and tested the Friday of that same week. You should practice your spellings on Spelling Shed.
  • Multiplication tables - practice your times tables on Times Tables Rockstars. Your teacher will login to check your progress.

Parents please help us by ensuring that all children bring in their reading books everyday as they will be read with in school time by an adult. Please make sure spelling books are returned on a Friday to give out the new ones for the following week. Your continued support with your child's learning at home is appreciated and will have such a positive impact on your child's continued progress in their learning journey.

Contact Us

Happy to answer any questions

Office hours Monday - Thursday 8 am - 4 pm Friday 8 am - 3.30 pm


  • The Buffer Purton Swindon SN5 4GT

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