Cherrywood Community Primary School

Pine (Yr 5)

Welcome to Pine Class

2023 to 2024.

Computing Workshop 01.02.2024


Pine Class welcomed family members to come and join them create a Scratch programme. They worked hard and were able to show off their programming skills!! Thank you to all those who were able to attend. 

FAST Museum October 2023

On Tuesday 3rd October Pine Class visited the FAST Museum a part of our History learning. We had a great time finding about the history of aviation. Our favourite part was exploring the WWII bunker and sitting on board an army helicopter. 

CARE Workshops for Mental Health

Over the last three weeks pupils in Pine Class have been lucky enough to have had the CARE team come and work with them on dealing with Mental Health. They discussed overwhelming emotions such as anger and anxiety and gave children ways to cope with these feelings. During sessions they practised breathing techniques, how to change their mind set and ideas on how to self soothe. 

Online Safety Spring 2

Online Safety


In Pine Class, we discussed Online Bullying. We identified the different types of bullying behaviours, which could occur on line and in person.  As a class, we talked about how to spot the signs if someone was being bullied and thought about the emotional clues.  From our lessons, we could describe the helpline services which can help people who are experiencing bullying, and how to access them.

RSHE - Money Matters!

Last week Pine Class enjoyed a RSHE themed day all about MONEY!  They discussed the importance of saving and how to spend their money wisely considering their wants, needs and priorities.  They looked at how they could get value for money when considering a purchase.  They talked about different places to put their savings and the dangers of getting into debt and the places they could go for support. 

RSHE - Money Matters!

E-Safety Self Image and Identity Part 2


In our E-Safety afternoon Pine discussed how to make sensible choices when setting up online accounts by deciding which information was safe to share with the public and which to keep private.  We talked about the benefits of communicating with people online and the shared responsibility we all have to be kind to online users and how to report bullying or inappropriate messages. 


RSHE Day - What makes up a person's identity?

Yesterday Pine Class had a visit from the Rotary Club.  They were all delighted with their gift of a beautifully illustrated Dictionary. Children will be able to use these in their learning in Years Five & Six and then get to keep them as a donation from the Rotary Club. 

RSHE - How to communicate with friends safely.

For our RSHE Day we were asked to think about how friends can communicate safely, whether this was online or in person. We took part in discussion work and gave advice to others on how to keep safe. We also considered what was safe / unsafe to share online with 'friends.'

In Art,  Pine Class have been studying the sculptures of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.  They used clay to create a mini abstract sculpture using positive and negative spaces. 

Creating Abstract Sculptures

Last week Pine Class took part in E-Safety lessons.  Their learning was all about Self Image and Identity.  They discussed the advantages and disadvantages of Deep Fakes.  They also enjoyed creating their own avatars and spoke about the dangers of revealing personal information in their online identities. 

E-Safety Self Image and Identity

Remember the daily activities you should be practising at home :

  • Times tables facts (up to 12 x12) and related division facts. 
  • Reading either a book from school, library service or home - 15 minutes a day.
  • Learning your spellings by writing them out using different colours, Pyramid Writing, drawing around the word or writing them in sentences. 

On 5th April Pine Class visited the Gordon Brown Centre in Hook for an Egyptian Day.

We had to use Mapping Skills to find the hidden treasure in the secret maze.  We also studied Egyptian writing and wrote our names using hieroglyphics.

We had great fun participating in the Mummy Wrapping Competition and Chariot Racing!

Egyptian Day at the Gordon Brown Centre.

Thursday 10th March 2022


Our Class went to Fernhill Secondary School to do Food Technology. We met three lovely teachers who taught us how to make a Cream Tea. We made delicious scones. We learnt new skills like rubbing in butter to the flour, using an oven and even did the washing up!  Our favourite part was getting to enjoy eating them after school!

Pine's Visit to Fernhill.

Last Friday Pine Class took part in RSHE Day.


Our key question was: What makes up a person's identity? 


We looked at what makes us unique and the meaning of our names.

Yesterday we had a visit from John from the Rotary Club. He brought with him a fabulous illustrated dictionary as a gift for each child in Pine Class  to use in class and to keep when they leave Cherrywood in Year 6. We even got John to sign his autograph in them! The Rotary Club are very excited to share photos of this event on their Club's Facebook page too. 

Use the link below to read or listen to a range of amazing books for free using the School Library Service.  Just enter your child's first name followed by the password Books1.