Cheriton Primary School

Cheriton Primary School
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The school is vibrant, cultural heritages are valued and celebrated. Outstanding engagement with parents. Pupils lives are enriched because you make the most of the diverse cultral and social mix. All staff are proud to work here and enjoy being part of the school. Ofsted



 Welcome to Year 5 

5E - The Giraffes

Mrs Ellis and Mr Bones


5T - The Axolotls

Mr Thatcher and Mrs Simionescu


5M - The Owls

Mr Moore and Mrs Scrace

There are hundreds of great reads for year 5.

These are some of our favourites.

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Click Here for a copy of our latest homework grid..

Please click here for Year 5 word list.



Canada Day

For a number of years, Cheriton have been attending the Canada Day memorial service at the Shorncliffe Cemetery. We were very lucky with the glorious weather this year and were able to enjoy the stroll to and from the cemetery as well as the glorious surroundings where the service took place.

Our children were impeccably behaved and respectful throughout the whole ceremony and enjoyed being a part of remembering the sacrifices that the Canadian forces made for our country.

We had beautiful posies of flowers to lay at the foot of the graves for each of the Canadian soldiers.

The Mayor even came over to personally thank us for attending the ceremony.

As part of science, we have been looking at life cycles, discussing the differences between reptiles, birds, fish, amphibians and mammals.

Both classes have been lucky enough to be able to 'grow' our own butterflies. We received a supply of baby caterpillars in the post and we have fed them, nurtured them and watched them grow, turn into chrysalises and then emerge as beautiful Painted Lady butterflies.


We hope to release them in the wildlife area at the end of the week and watch them fly away to lay new eggs and begin the cycle again. 


In art, we worked together using only paper to create a collage of the life cycle of a butterfly- the results were amazing! Well done year five!


Mexico is our topic this term. So far, we have learned about where Mexico is, the countries surrounding Mexico, a little about the climate and landscape and how Mexico compares with other countries we are familiar with.

Did you know?

The national flower of Mexico is the Dahlia. There are 42 species including a number of spectacular flowers with various sizes, shapes and colours!

We have continued our theme of using shade through the medium of watercolours and have had a go at painting some Dahlias. Here are a few of the results:


Subasna achieved some amazing shades using her watercolours!


We love hearing about what our year 5s achieve. Well done to Nieve and Phoebe for your awards- we are very proud of you!


     Phoebe's gymnastics medal                              Nieve's Karate trophy


We will soon be learning about rivers and volcanoes as part of our Geography topic work. Lots of the children have loved creating model volcanoes as part of their homework- many of which actually erupt!

Kaci used diet coke and mentos for her eruption.

While Lydia made a fully edible erupting volcano from cake and chocolate! It was lava-ly!!

We continue to enjoy our Forest Schools sessions where we have been learning about the different types of trees in our school grounds. We learned how to conduct a tree survey, measuring the heights, branch spans and even estimating the ages. There are some trees in our grounds which may be over 100 years old!


Year 5 have just started a sunflower race! We have planted 2 sunflower seeds each along the front fence. We will look after our sunflowers and will collect data from them, measuring them to see who's sunflower grows the tallest. 

Not only will they look amazing when they flower but we can also use them when we come to learn about plants in one of our science topics later on in the summer term.

Having planted them just before the Easter holidays, we were excited to see that many of the seeds have already sprouted. Some of our seeds haven't and we have discussed the range of reasons why this may be. We will give them another week or two in case they are slow starters.

Update: Our latest measurements show that most of our sunflowers are between 20 and 30cm, with our tallest almost 35cm! They should look radiant over the summer!

We started term 4 with MADD week where we cover a range of different Music Art Dance and Drama activities. In year 5 we have been learning about New Orleans in the USA. We have looked at its history with Jazz music, its cultural diversity and the colourful arts and festivals for which it is well known.

Click below to hear our own versions of 'Mama Don't Allow' where they all had improvised solos in each chorus.Proper Dixieland style jazz!

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5T's performance:

5E's performance:



 Take a look at our photo gallery below. We will be adding more photos during the year.