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 1 are Let's explore and Build it up!

Let's Explore

Let's Explore

In the Let’s Explore project, your child will explore their class environment and school grounds so that they feel settled and happy in their new surroundings. They will learn about the local environment and find out about places they have visited on holiday. They will look at and create maps for journeys.

Supporting your child at home

  • Use Google Earth to explore the locality.
  • Go on a walk around your local community and talk about the things that you see.
  • Encourage your child to talk about the activities they enjoy doing at school.
  • Share and discuss the Did you know? resource.

2D shapes; Number; Numerical Patterns

PD Tennis; Developing gross and fine motor skills
PSED Families; Friendships
World Seasonal changes; Past explorers; Exploring the community and creating maps
Exp A&D Exploring colour; Construction and building bridges
CL Listening, attention and understanding; Speaking

In Every House on Every Street; The Owl Babies; Name Writing; Letter formation

Memorable experience Let's explore! - An exploration around our village
Innovate challenge Helping Theo

Companion project: Build it Up!

Build It Up

In the Build It Up project, your child will explore structures in the world around them. They will learn about materials and their properties, and will have the chance to work independently and in groups to design and make marvellous structures.

Supporting your child at home

  • Take a walk in the local area. Look at and talk about the buildings and other structures you see.
  • Talk about the materials from which their house is made, such as brick, stone or wood.
  • Take a large cardboard box and see what you can create together.
  • Share and discuss the Did you know? resource.


Our PE days this term are: Wednesday (indoor) and Friday (outdoor)


In term 1, our theme is Special People and our Big Question is "What makes people special?". We are learning about Christianity and Judaism. 

In Collective Worship, our current value is TrustWe have started to reflect on stories from the bible that demonstrate examples of trust. We have thought about why it is important to tell the truth and how this affects others. 


‘My God is my strength in whom I trust’

Psalm 18:2


What have we been learning?


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 Truth and Truthfulness


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.  


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. 


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. 


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 class teachers 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 Miss James 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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