Welcome to the Cherry Class Page!


My name is Mrs Quigg and I teach in Alder class alongside Mrs Warman. I cannot wait to spend the year with Cherry class.


My name is Mrs Warman. I am the Deputy Headteacher and also teach in Year 5. I have many school leadership responsibilities including supporting the development of school council. I believe that hard work leads to success and I enjoy encouraging people to achieve their best. 

Block 6 – Summer Two

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Block 5 – Summer One

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Here is our poem for this half term. Read it a few times to yourself and out loud to ensure you understand it. Then answer the questions below.

The Crocodile 

Lewis Carroll 

How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!
How cheerfully he seems to grin,
How neatly he spreads his claws,
And welcomes little fishes in,
With gently smiling jaws! 

1. What does the crocodile do to make his tail shiny?
2. Where in the world do you think this crocodile lives? Give a reason for your answer. 
3. Why do you think the crocodile is smiling in the second verse? 
4. Do you think the crocodile is a friendly creature? Explain your answer? 
5. Which ‘more modern’ word do you think ‘doth’ could be replaced with nowadays in the poem? 
6. This poem is spoken by a character called Alice in chapter 2 of a well-known book by Lewis Carroll. Can you name the story?

Block 4 – Spring

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Block 3 – Spring


Block 2 – Autumn


For Block 2, we are learning a poem about going into space. Practice this with your family at home. Can you add actions and use your voice to add intonation and appeal to your audience?

Block 1 – Autumn


Last week, we learnt about what Harvest means and how Christians celebrate Harvest. The children in Cherry Class where very generous and brought in some non-perishable food from home:

We also looked at the Bible and read a couple of verses from it which helped us to answer the question: How do Christians believe God provides for them?

Here are some of the responses from Cherry Class –

‘I think that Christians believe that God gives them food which comes from the plants in the ground.’ 

‘God doesn’t just give Christians food and enough to survive. He gives it to everyone because everyone is equal – even the birds and animals.’ 

‘God is there to listen to peoples worries. Just because someone might have everything, doesn’t mean that they don’t worry sometimes. Christians do this by praying or talking to him.’ 

‘People who don’t believe in God still get provided for by their Mums, Dads and families. Sometimes there are homeless people and there are charities that can help them. We can also help them – we are doing this today by giving food.’ 

‘We are thankful for God and what he provides for us but also thankful for everyone around us like our families and teachers.’ 

Our class really enjoyed this and are looking forward to learning more about different religions this year!


Today we celebrated European Day of Languages. In the morning, we learnt how to have a short conversation in French. This afternoon, we learnt all about British Sign Language (BSL). We learnt to sign our names along with other words. We have had an amazing day and are looking forward to our next challenge day!

Year 5 Poem

Please Mrs Butler

Allan Ahlberg

Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
Keeps copying my work, Miss.
What shall I do?

Go and sit in the hall, dear.
Go and sit in the sink.
Take your books on the roof, my lamb.
Do whatever you think.

Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
Keeps taking my rubber, Miss.
What shall I do?

Keep it in your hand, dear.
Hide it up your vest.
Swallow it if you like, my love.
Do what you think is best.

Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
Keeps calling me rude names, miss.
What shall I do?

Lock yourself in the cupboard, dear.
Run away to sea.
Do whatever you can, my flower.
But don’t ask me!

Every half-term, we will be sending a poem home with your child to read, perform and learn. We will practice these in class and look forward to hearing about what the children think of the poems – they may even be inspired to write some of their own!