Cherry Class


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



On the Beach


In the On the Beach project, your child will visit a beach and learn about animals that live in rock pools and on the seashore. They will explore days out at the beach and compare their experiences with beach holidays in the past. They will learn about the animals that live in the sea and find out about worldwide seas and oceans. They will explore the importance of looking after the environment to keep living things safe. They will learn about staying safe at the beach and find out about people who help us.

Supporting your child at home

  • Go for a day out at the beach, and investigate a rock pool.
  • Look at pictures of family days out at the beach and talk about the activities you enjoy.
  • Use  Google Earth to look at images of seas and oceans around the world.
  • Share and discuss the Did you know? resource listed in page documents. 

Moving On



In the Moving On project, your child will explore how they have grown and changed through the year. They will celebrate their successes and reflect on what they have learned and how they have developed. The project prepares your child for the next step of their learning moving into next year. 

Supporting your child at home

  • Look at photographs from the year and talk about how they have changed and grown.
  • Encourage your child to talk about their favourite learning experiences from the year and their successes and achievements.
  • Talk about change and encourage your child to explain what they are looking forward to next year.



3D shapes; Ordering numbers to 5; Numerical Patterns; Symmetry.


Drawing Club: Tiddler; The Rainbow Fish; Lost and Found; Tiger who Came to Tea; Room on the Room.

Mark making; pattern making; pencil grip and control; songs and rhymes. 

Understanding the World

Who lives on the beach?; Who lives in a rockpool?; Who eats who? (Animal diets); Seabirds; Coral reefs to icy seas; Under the sea investigations 

PD/ PE Gymnastics; Agility, Balance and Coordination; Fine motor skills
PSED Staying safe in the sun 
Expressive Arts and Design Seaside scenes; Beach art; Ice Cream shop (Role play); Seaside songs and shanties. 
Communication and Language Listening, attention and understanding; Speaking; Working in small groups; Taking turns in discussions
Religious Education Our theme this term is Special places. 'What makes places special?' 
Memorable experience In school beach day! 

Our PE days this term are: Wednesday and Friday. 



Term 6

Our theme this term is 'Special Places'. Our big question is 'What makes places special?'. We are learning about different special places around the world and exploring what special places we have ourselves and what makes them special. We will later be exploring churches, synagogues, and mosques. 

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Term 5

Our theme last term was 'Stories from around the world'. Our big question is 'What can we learn from stories?'. We were introduced to stories from a range of countries and religions, such as: India, Asia, Christianity and Islam. 

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Term 4

Our Big Question was 'Why do Christians put a cross in the Easter Garden?'. Our theme was salvation. We looked at the symbolism of hot cross buns:

'It has a cross because Jesus was on the cross'

Then we ate them, yummy!

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Next, we made our own paper plate Easter Gardens. The children made a cave for Jesus's tomb and decorated a cross for the garden. 

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In Collective Worship, our current value is Justice. We have started to reflect on stories from the bible that demonstrate examples of Justice. We 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.


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