Cherry Class (Reception)

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Welcome to Cherry Class where we love to learn through play and exploration. We learn inside and outside about all sorts of fascinating things from bugs to number bonds. We all try our best and understand that sometimes when we are learning it can be a bit tricky but we must persevere. Most of all we like to have fun together!


Spring Term

Our learning this term is inspired by exploring the question: How do seasons and weather impact the world around us?

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We will be finding out about how seasons change the length of day and night. We will explore different types of weather. We will be investigating how weather and seasons impact our environment, plants and animals.

Some of our key  texts this term will be:

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Key Information

PE happens on Monday. Please ensure all PE kit and shoes are labelled clearly.

Super Star Assemblies are on Friday afternoon.


Year R will take new reading books home once they have begun blending. Their books will be changed each week on a Monday.

Reading at home is encouraged at least 3-5 times a week. We also strongly encourage reading to your child regularly as well as listening to them read.

Home Learning

Please update their Tapestry with any exciting home learning. For observation ideas and information see: Exemplification of ELGs developed by the Department for Education

Useful Websites


A lot of different ideas for interesting yet simple to carry out homemade science activities.


A variety of activities for maths including number recognition, patterns, measure and shape.

Fantastic activities to challenge a wide range of mathematical areas. Articles about developing children’s maths are also interesting and thought provoking to read.

Games and interactive activities to challenge mathematical thinking in KS1.


We learn phonics in Cherry Class. Here is a useful guide to our pronouncing sounds we are learning.

This site has lots of tips to get children reading; fun stuff to do; book recommendations; ideas for all ages up to end of KS2. Excellent site.

This is an extensive site giving tips on how to share books; book lists & recommendations; catering for all ages including adults. Highly recommended.

Free eBooks; advice and tips for supporting children in KS1 & KS2; lots of games & activities that support reading skills; links to Oxford reading schemes. Definitely worth a look.

This site regularly updates its reading lists for specific age groups. It gives synopses, reviews & recommendations. Useful for keeping abreast of what’s popular in children’s fiction.


Provides a checklist of tips for hearing your child read.

Top ten tips on hearing your child read + a few related links.