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Important dates

  • Summer Fair-16th July
  • Sports day-17th July
  • 26th July- break up for Summer.

We had a lovely day at Whitepost farm. The children were able to feed animals, hold guinea pigs and touch a dragon. It was enjoyed by us all.

This week we have sports day on Tuesday. Please send in a full PE kit including suitable footwear.

We have had a busy start to this half term. We have been learning about the seaside and what we might do there. The children have really enjoyed it. We will soon be moving onto our Farm topic ready for our visit to Whitepost Farm.

The forecast is for glorious weather next week. Please remember sunhats and cream. The children will be able to apply cream when needed. We have water in school at our independent snack table.

Week beginning 4.6.2018

This week is our special Take One Book week. We will be working on the book Where The Wild Things Are. We will be doing lots of exciting work about it including writing, maths and lots of creative activities. Hopefully the children will be as excited as we are.

I would also like to inform you that our PE lesson has changed from a Tuesday to a Wednesday. The Thursday lesson will remain the same.

I hope you have a restful half term. Please remember your family homework. It will be lovely to see all the creations.

Week beginning 14.5.2018

Thank you for attending our class assembly on Wednesday. The children were really excited to see you all.

This week we will be doing some celebrating of the Royal Wedding. We are going to make finger sandwiches which will link with our maths focus of halving. We will then write instructions in our writing sessions. We are also going to write invitations to the tea party on Friday.

Week beginning 30.4.2018

What a lovely week we had. The Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle Walk was great fun and enjoyed by everybody. Please remember to send all money in by Thursday so we can have the final count. We are doing brilliantly so far. This week we are rewriting the story of The Enormous Turnip. We are woring on the vocabulary of more and fewer in maths.

Next week Wednesday 9th May it is our first class assembly. Please come along to watch at 3pm.

Week beginning 23.4.2018

Well last week was a lovely first week back. The sunshine makes it a happier place with lots of opportunity to do some outdoor learning. One of the highlights for the children was making vegetable soup in the water tray. They used real vegetables to mix, chop and generally play with. They had a great time.

On Thursday we are doing our Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle walk. Please sponsor your child to do this because all money goes to a good cause.

The children have done so well coming into the classroom independently. They put their bags and coats away and then sit down. They are so grown up!

As always if you need me just ask and I am always available.

Week beginning 16.4.2018

Welcome back after the Easter holiday. I hope you had a good Easter despite the awful weather. The sun is shining this week so please remember sun hats and apply sun cream if possible.

Our new topic is Growing. The first few weeks we are working on The Enormous Turnip. We will then move onto Jack and the Beanstalk. I have lots of lovely activities planned and hopefully the sun will keep shining so we can spend lots of time learning outdoors.

The children are now coming into class by themselves which is promoting their independence. They are all doing it so well.

Finally if you need to talk to me I am always available.

Week beginning 26.3.2018

This is the last week of the Spring term. It was a great week last week. The children loved the visit from the police and even got to sit in a police van. This week we are working on Easter. We are doing a Easter egg hunt and also making Easter nests. It's going to be another busy week.

I will send home some Easter activities on Thursday to work through over the holidays.

I hope you have a lovely Easter and I look forward to seeing you back on 16th April.

Week beginning 19.3.2018

Last week was great fun. We did some science experiments making the volcanoes explode. The children loved it. We are working hard with our writing and number everyday. This week we are working on 3D shapes. We also have an exciting visit from our local PCSO on Wednesday. The children will have the opportunity to ask him questions which could be interesting for him.

Remember class photos on Friday.

Week beginning 12.3.2018

British Science Week.

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I would like to say thank you to all the parents who came last week. It was very enjoyable to share all of the positive things that your children do on a daily basis.

This week we are working on writing skills by writing independently using some describing words. We are working on subtraction in maths. It is also Science week so we will be doing some science experiments which the children are going to find great fun. We will do PE on Tuesday and Thursday.

Please send in any WOW moments so we can add them to our new collection on the door.

Thank you for all your support with your children. I look forward to a great week.

Week beginning 5.3.2018

Welcome back again after our two snow days. I am sure the children were really excited to play outside and they all had fun stories to tell. We will be continuing with People Who Help Us this week.

In writing we will be writing about our family who helps us. In maths we are working on 1 more and 1 less. Please work on these at home. Please remember to read 5 times a week.

I look forward to meeting with you on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Week beginning 26.2.2018

Welcome back after the half term break. I hope you all had a lovely rest.

Our topic this half term is People Who Help Us. We will be looking at people who help in school and in the community. If anybody is able to come and talk about jobs they might do that help us then please come and talk to me. We will also be doing Easter activities in the final week of term.

It is forecast very cold weather this week. Please can you make sure your child has appropriate clothing.

Finally please can I remind you I am always around at the end of the day to chat if you need to.

Week beginning 12.2.2018

This is our last week of half term. It has gone so fast. The children have enjoyed learning about Julia Donaldson. We are finishing this week with The Smartest Giant In Town. This will include us doing lots of measuring work using the vocabulary tallest and shortest. We will also be doing some descriptive writing about the giant.

This week is also pancake day and Chinese New Year. We will be tasting pancakes and then celebrating Chinese New Year by doing lots of different activities.

After half term our topic is People Who Help Us. Please have a think of any way you could help us to learn.

Week beginning 29.1.2018

This week we are working on Superworm. We started off with worms in soil and examined them through the magnifying glasses. We saw lots of things. We decided they were very long just like Superworm. We will be working on length in maths thinking about longest and shortest.

​​Week beginning 22.1.2018

This week we are continuing with What The Ladybird Heard. We will be doing our own treasure maps and working on positional language. In phonics we are working on initial sounds and CVC words. We are also blending different words. If you would like to see this please search on the internet for Ruth Miskin. There are a lot of examples. We will also be working on positional language. Please continue to read at home.

Great maths activities happening.

Week beginning 15.1.2018

We all had an enjoyable first week back. It was very busy and we started our new topic. This week we are working on the story What The Ladybird Heard. We are going to do some lovely activities and I am sure the children will be enthusiastic about them.

In phonics we are continuing with learning the initial sounds and blending CVC words. We are also writing short sentences using our knowledge of sounds. Please encourage this at home.

Im maths we are working on numbers 1-10. This includes lots of practical activities and a daily number session.

Please continue to read at home because this really helps children to progress further.

I am sure we will all have an enjoyable week. Thank you for your support.

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Week beginning 8.1.2018

Happy New Year. I hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing Christmas. The children are excited to be back at school and we have a very busy half term in store. Our topic this half term is Julia Donaldson. We are going to be using a selection of her stories to inspire us to do writing and creative work. If you have the opportunity to read any of her stories at home please do so and remember to send it in on a Wow moment.

We are still continuing with our daily phonics sessions and daily maths. Please ask if you would like any further information about these. I am always happy to give any ideas of how you can work with your child at home.

PE sessions are still on a Tuesday and Thursday. Thank you for sending in PE kits ready for the lessons.

Week beginning 18.12.2017

Please remember our Christmas party is on Wednesday 20th December. Please bring party clothes in a bag and your food on the morning of the party.

Thank you.

We are all very proud of the children for their excellent performance on Wednesday. They were all so confident and did brilliantly. Well done !

Please remember your best clothes for our Christmas play on Wednesday.

Our Christmas performance of The Nativity is on Wednesday 13th December at 2.15pm. Due to limited space we can only invite 2 people per family. We look forward to seeing you.

Week beginning 20.11.2017

This week we are continuing with our Celebrations topic. We will focus on weddings and christenings to give children the experience of what they are. If you have any photographs please could you send them in.

Thank you to everybody for the WOW moments. Please continue to send them in so we can add them to our display on the door.

We are now doing PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please can you make sure the children have the correct PE kit in school and that it has their name on it.

I hope you are enjoying our new reading books. There are some lovely new stories. Please look after them and return ready for changing.

Thank you for your support. Please ask if you have any questions.

Week beginning 6.11.2017

Welcome back after half term. I hope you all had a relaxing time. I am sure the children are eager to begin their new topic. It's a very exciting week because Monty our class teddy turns 5. We are going to be celebrating by doing lots of party activities.

Our new topic is Celebrations. Our main celebration is going to be Christmas and we are already busy preparing for our Christmas concert.

We are continuing with PE on a Thursday. Please remember your PE kit.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

Week beginning 16.10.2017

This is the final week before our 2 week half term. It is hard to imagine that all the children have come so far in such a short time. Apart from the occasional tears children have now settled in well are into a great routine. Our days are busy and it shows on a Friday when lots of children are so tired.

This week we will be celebrating the festival of Diwali. We are lucky to have one of our own mums visiting to talk about how she celebrates at home with her family.

I wish you a very happy half term and look forward to seeing you in November.

We made paper plate elephants for our display.

Week beginning 2.10.2017

We have had such a busy few weeks and the children have produced so much work and have been so busy. We have been very impressed with their independence and willingness to work on a variety of tasks.

Please can I remind you that we do PE on a Thursday and all children need a PE kit. This should consist of black shorts and a white t-shirt.

This week we have 2 Inset days so we will be extra busy at the beginning of the week to fit all of our work in.

​Thank you for all of your Wow moments. Please continue to send these in as children enjoy having them read out.

September 2017

Welcome to Cherry class. I am pleased to say that all of the children have settled in well and we are now into a good daily routine. We have started a daily phonics and maths lesson and we have now started our independent challenge books.

Reading books are now coming home. We will change them on a Monday and Thursday. Please read 5 times every week. Foundation key words are also included to learn.

Week beginning 10.7.17

The children enjoyed their visit to class 1 last week and now only have a few weeks left in reception. The year has flown by and it has been lovely to see how all the children have grown in confidence.

This week we are continuing with our work on the seaside. Please send in any photographs you have so we can share them together.

We are still continuing with writing and this week we are writing about packing our suitcase for our holiday. In number we are working on partitioning different numbers.

Lets hope the good weather continues.

Week Beginning 26.6.17

This week we are starting work on the seaside. Please send in any photographs of you on holiday for a display.We are going to be looking at postcards and writing our own.

In Maths we are still working on number activities and addition.

Friday is Inset day.

Week Beginning 19.6.17

This week we are working on the book Dear Greenpeace. This is a lovely book about a girl who writes to Greenpeace to get advice about her whale. It lends itself perfectly to nonfiction writing about whales and also letter writing.

We will continue with sentence writing and phonics work.

In Maths we are working on addition and practical work. This will be ongoing for the whole week.

Friday will be our final session for Bikeability. This has been really enjoyable and popular with all of the children.

Please continue to read five times or more at home.

Thank you.

Week Beginning 12.6.17

We had a lovely start to our new topic and the children loved making lots of sea things. This week our story is The Rainbow Fish. We will continue with making lots of fish things.


We will be working on sentences and independent writing. We will rewrite the story independently and do some descriptive writing.


We are working on subtraction and money. We are going to have a seaside shop and buy things. We will then add up how much we have spent.

On Friday we have Bikeability. This is very popular and we have great fun.

Please continue with reading at home.

Here is a song that the very talented Mrs Moore and our wonderful singers in Foundation have come up with:

Summer 2

Our topic this half term is divided into two. We will be starting with Under the Sea where we will learn about different sea creatures. We will then move onto The Seaside which will let children talk about their holidays and the experiences they have had. It is always a busy half term. We will be continuing with lots of reading, writing and maths.

I would like to have a final push on reading and the amount of times you are reading at home. There will be a prize for anybody who manages to read 5 times a week for the next 7 weeks. Hopefully we can get all of the class.

Have a restful week off.

Amilee enjoyed reading different words.

Week beginning 22.5.2017

This is our final week on the topic of Julia Donaldson stories. It has been great fun and the children have enjoyed lots of different activities.

In English we are going to work on story maps so we can retell the whole story. We will then write the story independently.

In maths we will work on some measuring and some number work. Please continue with number recognition and number ordering at home.

Please can you send in some WOW moments so we can freshen up our display.

Fingers crossed for some better weather this week.

Week beginning 15.5.2017

Our book for the next two weeks is The Smartest Giant in Town. The children really enjoyed listening to it today and then made their own patterned ties.

In maths we are working on measuring.

We will continue to practice our writing skills so please reinforce this at home.

We will have the balance bikes back in school on Friday. The children are really enjoying it and have improved over the past 2 weeks.

Week Beginning 8. 5. 2017

We are still working on the story of A Squash and a Squeeze. We have done some great animal pictures and writing. We are also making pig faces.

In maths we have been working on sharing. We looked at sharing cookies between some teddies then we continued with this independently. We have had a very busy week.

On Friday 12th May we have the bikes back into school to practice some more balancing.

. Angel and Kavarn share food between bears.

Week beginning 1.5.17

Our book this week is A Squash and a Squeeze. We will be writing some descriptive sentences about the pictures. In maths we are working on addition. Please reinforce this at home.

Remember to read 5 times every week.

Summer Term

Our topic is the stories by Julia Donaldson. We have started with Room on the Broom. We have had great fun doing different activities and even had a go at making our own potions.

On Wednesday we had the balance bikes. We really enjoyed using them.

Spring Term

This half term our topic is Space. Keep an eye on the website for updates.

Class Challenges- Reading challenge. Read 5 times each week for a treat on a Monday. Please make sure comments are in the record books.

World book day 2.3.2017.

Week Beginning 6.3.2017

This week we are learning about the different planets. We will be looking at rockets and astronauts. This will include watching clips on rocket launches and Tim Peakes in space.

In maths we are working on ordering numbers to 20.

We are continuing to work on writing sentences. Please support your child in their reading and writing at home.

Week beginning 27.3.2017

This has been a busy half term. We have now come to the end of our Space topic. We will be starting work on the books by Julia Donaldson after Easter. I will be sending home Easter homework on Friday. Please support your child to do this. Please continue with Wow moments. Some children do not have any in their books yet.

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