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Cherry Year 5


Welcome to Cherry’s class page. My name is Mr Renzi and I am the class teacher. I also have the pleasure of having Mrs Woods, Mrs McGrath and Mr Vine in our classroom to support the children with their learning. Also, our school’s P.E. teacher, Miss Milne, will be teaching Cherry class on Thursday afternoons.

We have started this year with the Ancient Greeks, exploring how this incredible civilization has influenced the modern world. The children have found this very interesting and have shown that they are ready for the challenge of Year 5

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate in calling the school office. They are very good at pointing people in the right direction or taking messages to allow us to get back to you.  

General Housekeeping 

PE: We will have an afternoon of P.E. every Thursday with Miss Milne. Please ensure your child comes dressed to school on this day in their full P.E. kit: navy shorts, yellow t-shirt, navy/black jumper and joggers and trainers. Please make sure their kit is weather appropriate. Long hair will need to be tied up and jewellery removed.

Homework: The children get a piece of homework each week on a two-week rotation. Homework will be Maths one week and next week will be English. This is handed out to them on a Friday morning, and it is expected to be handed in completed on the following Wednesday morning. 

Spellings: The children receive a dictation each week, following a set spelling rule. They will be tested and given their new set of spellings every Wednesday mornings and will be assessed the following Wednesday. We expect each passage to be copied 3 times at home and 3 times in school. Through exploring words within context, children will be able to develop a deeper understanding of the spelling rule, with the hope that the new vocabulary will become embedded within their learning.

Reading: The children are expected to read their school reading book at home every day for 15 minutes. This will need to be recorded in their homework diary. When your child has completed their book, it is their responsibility to tell their class teacher, who will then allow them to change their reading book. It is also your child’s responsibility to take AR quizzes in order for them to reach their targets each term. Children will be rewarded each time their AR target is achieved.