Cherry class (Reception and Yr1)

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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! Here are some photos of our learning:


Spring Term

Our learning this half term is inspired by Living and Growing! 

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We will be finding out how different animals grow – including frogs, chickens, stick insects, bees and reptiles! We will also observe the changes in our garden and will plant some new flowers, fruit and vegetable plants. This will help us learn how to be responsible and caring. We will also develop our close observation skills spotting similarities, difference and changes.

Some of our key fiction texts this term will be:

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We will also be using non fiction texts on life cycles and ‘How to look after…’ to create our own books on living and growing.

Key Information

PE happens on Tuesday. Please ensure all PE kit is labelled clearly.

Show and Tell  takes place at the end of the day on Thursday based on our rota.

Super Star Assemblies are on Friday afternoon.

Year R take new reading books home each Friday. Reading at home is encouraged at least 3-5 times a week.

Year 1 have new spellings each Thursday and maths home learning each Friday. Year 1 children are encouraged to read 3-5 times a week.

Cherry class

Useful Websites

Creative Curriculum

A science website with information on plants 

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.



A useful guide to our Read Write Inc scheme’s pronunciation.

An overview of Read Write Inc for parents.

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.