Cherry - Nursery

Cherry class is a fantastic classroom that is full of learning opportunities for our younger children. Mrs Harris, our incredibly talented and experienced Nursery Nurse, ensures that the continuous provision in this classroom and the adjoining outdoor space enables our children to learn through play and develop their:

  •  Communication and language
  •  Physical development
  •  Personal, social and emotional development
  •  Literacy
  •  Mathematics
  •  Understanding the world
  •  Expressive arts and design

Cherry class projects for term 4 are Dangerous Dinosaurs and Puddles and Rainbows.

Starry Night:

This exciting project teaches children about the different animals that roamed Earth millions of years ago and how they are related to animals that live on Earth today. 

Winter Wonderland:

This project teaches children about the weather that happens during spring and allows them to explore natural phenomena, including rainbows. It supports them to explore colour in the natural world.

Supporting your child at home

  • Go onto the Natural History Museum website and look at interesting facts about dinosaurs together.
  • Go to the CBeebies Dinosaurs website and explore the games and videos together.
  • Look up interesting dinosaur facts to share with the class.
  • Walk in your local environment and talk about the changes that have happened since winter.
  • Go on a colour hunt and find objects for all the colours of a rainbow.
  • Watch the weather forecast together and make a note of the different weather through the week.
  • Go outside on a rainy day and find puddles to jump in.

Memorable Experiences

We will be starting our new project by becoming explorers and going on a Dinosaur Safari.

Areas of Learning 


Number; Numerical patterns 


Gross motor skills; Fine motor skills


Self-regulations; Managing self; Building relationships


People, culture and communities; The natural world 

Exp A&D

Creating with materials; Being imaginative and expressive


Listening, attention and understanding; Speaking


Comprehension; Word reading; Writing

Memorable experience

Dinosaur Safari 

Innovate challenge 

Designing a dinosaur

Home learning

Letter formation sheets linked to the sounds we have been learning will be sent home weekly.

We have attached the home learning workbooks and the did you know? resources. These are a great way of engaging with our topic at home. We recommend choosing at least 3 projects to complete at home across the term. Any projects completed will be shown in class and celebrated.


Cherry Classroom 

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Reflection Area

Children in Cherry Class are encouraged to access our reflection area when they would like a quiet moment to sit and think. If they choose too, they can light a candle to help them think about our Collective Worship value. This term our value is Courage

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Creative Area

Children can access an assortment of creative and fine motor activities in our creative area. A range of materials are available at all times to encourage their imaginations. Enhanced provision activities linked to our current topic are provided for the children to engage with. 

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Maths Area

Maths is taught daily to challenge and inspire all. Maths resources are available for children to access at all times and enhanced provision activities linked to our weekly maths focus are provided to encourage children to develop their skills independently. 

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Phonics and Mark Making

We take part in daily phonics sessions every morning. Children are grouped based on their phonetic understanding, ensuring each child is challenged and makes fantastic progress. Our children particularly enjoy involving phonics as part of their play. 

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Outdoor Learning

We have a wonderful outdoor area that extends across two levels and has a range of equipment to encourage the development of gross and fine motor skills. 

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Weekly observations of your child will be recorded on Tapestry. Any home learning ideas and messages from the staff will be left on here. Please aim to access Tapestry at least once a week to ensure you are up to date with your child’s learning.

If you need help with accessing Tapestry then please talk to Mrs Hadfield or ask in the school office.


Prayer Space

We have discussed what prayer is, what people may pray for, and the different ways in which people pray. We have a collection of activities to access, or we simply sit and reflect.


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