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



Dangerous Dinosaurs

Puddles and Rainbows


Dangerous Dinosaurs

In the Dangerous Dinosaurs project, your child will find out about prehistoric animals that lived on Earth. They will learn facts about dinosaurs and discover how big some of these giant creatures were. They will learn about the difference between carnivores and herbivores. They will also find out about the animals that lived after the dinosaurs and which modern-day animals have prehistoric relatives.

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.
  • Share and discuss the Did you know? resource in the page downloads. 



Puddles and Rainbows

In the Puddles and Rainbows project, your child will learn about the weather associated with the season of spring. They will explore natural phenomena, including rainbows, clouds, rain and wind. They will explore colours found in the natural environment and learn how to mix primary colours to make new colours.

Supporting your child at home

  • 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.
  • Share and discuss the Did you know? resource in the page downloads. 




3D shapes; Composition of numbers to 10; Numerical Patterns

Literacy Where the Wild Things Are; Fact Files; The Colour Monster

Understanding the World

Dinosaurs and prehistoric animals; Volcanos; Herbivores and Carnivores; Animals; Fossils; Extinction

PD/ PE Gymnastics; Agility, Balance and Coordination; Fine motor skills
PSED Bedtime routines; Importance of personal and oral hygiene
Expressive Arts and Design Cave painting; Drawing fossils and ammonites; Creating dinosaur shadows and puppet shows; Creating Dinosaur skeletons; Designing a prehistoric island; Creating dinosaur eggs  
Communication and Language Listening, attention and understanding; Speaking; Working in small groups; Taking turns in discussions
Religious Education Our theme this term is Christianity: Salvation. Our big questions is 'Why do Christians put a cross in the Easter Garden?' 
Memorable experience A Dinosaur Dig! 

Our PE days this term are: Wednesday and Friday. 



Our theme this term is Christianity: Salvation. Our big questions is 'Why do Christians put a cross in the Easter Garden?' 

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


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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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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Expressive Arts and Design

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 project are provided for the children to engage with. 

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Understanding the World

Understanding the World is an exploration of the natural world, past and present, and different cultures and communities. Understanding the World is taught through our project lessons. Children will find an investigation task in their enhanced provision each week linked to their project or something they have expressed an interest in. 

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Creating bird feeders.

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Clean teeth egg investigation

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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Reflections and Prayer Space

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 Perseverance.

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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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.


Page Downloads Date  
Did you know Puddles 22nd Feb 2024 Download
Did you know Dinosaurs 22nd Feb 2024 Download