Cherry Class 

Welcome to Cherry Class. 

Cherry Class is a Year 5/6 class. Our teacher is Mr Ramsden and our teaching assistant is Mrs Freeman.


This term we will learn about 'Weather and Climate'- please click here for examples of our learning!

Weather and Climate:

 Geography Learning Goals

·      Be able to identify geographical patterns and use their knowledge to explain them 

·      Be able to use appropriate geographical vocabulary to describe and interpret surroundings
·      Be able to use appropriate techniques to gather information 
·      Be able to make a map using symbols and keys
·      Be able to use and interpret globes and maps
·      Be able to understand how localities are affected by natural features  

ICT Learning Goals
  • be able to combine different forms of information and data from different sources
  • be able to select which program to use to present information or data in the most effective way

Science Learning Goals

 be able to find out about aspects of the past from a range of sources

  • be able to conduct scientific investigations posing scientific questions
  • be able to choose an appropriate way to investigate a scientific issue
  • be able to make systematic and accurate measurements from observations
  • be able to explain and justify a prediction

 Technology Learning Goals 

  • be able to work with a variety of tools and materials with accuracy
  • be able to test and evaluate learning and improve upon it

We will concentrate a lot of learning on Antarctic exploration - one of the tasks will be to develop a rescue plan and strategies for survival in extreme weather conditions and make up a risk assessment to assist scientists stranded at the South Pole. 

We'll look in detail at the British explorers Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton who attempted to 'conquer' the South Pole over one hundred years ago. 

In Geography we'll be finding out about weather and climate around the world, and study Hurricane Katrina.

In International, we'll be finding out about climate and environmental problems in England and around the world and what can be done to prevent them.

Home Learning - Just to clarify, home learning will be handed out on a Friday (the children have their own home learning books where learning will be stuck in). The home learning will also be on the Cherry home page weekly, in the 'Home Learning' folder  The expectation is that it must be handed in by the following Tuesday AT THE LATEST. Home Learning will be a mixture of Literacy, Numeracy and Topic activities to consolidate the learning in class. If the child's home learning book goes 'missing' or there is a query you have with the home learning, please do not hesitate to contact me. Also, if your child is away on Friday, the Home Learning is to be collected from Mrs Freeman or myself on Monday morning. Thank you.

PE - In Term 5, PE will be every Monday afternoon with Mr Ramsden, either in the Hall or outside (weather permitting). We'll be doing netball this term.

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Click here for Timetables