Skip to content ↓

Nyewood CE Infant School

Smiling, Caring and Learning Together on a Journey with God

Cherry Class Blog 2019-2020

Page 1

  • Cherry Class Blog

    Published 05/12/19, by Steve Richardson

    Well, the year really is moving on so fast. We've done our Christmas Nativity! The children have really enjoyed re-telling and acting out the story of how Jesus was born in a stable. 'He was born in Bethlehem,' Harley remembered, 'In a stable,' Hugo recalled. 'The three kings gave him presents. Frankensence,' Amelie told us. 'And gold,' said Matilda. The children were very excited to act out and sing the story to all the grown-ups who came to see the Nativity. Thanks for being a super audience.

    We've also been really busy; making paper chains to decorate our classroom and writing about the Christmas story. Our sound of the week has been 'k', our word of the week 'into' and our number of the week '12'.

    Read More
  • Cherry Class Blog

    Published 29/11/19, by Steve Richardson

    We've had another fantastic week in Cherry Class. The highlight of the week was the den building on Wednesday. Thanks to all the grown-ups who came to help out.

    We've been busy rehearsing our Christmas Nativity; practising the songs and acting out some of the Christmas Story. Don't forget to come and see us next Friday 6th December at 9.30am! On this day can your child please bring in their onesies or pyjamas, in a bag with their name on.

    This week our sound of the week is 'c' as in cat; our word of the week is 'no' and our number of the week is '11'.

    Read More
  • Cherry Class Blog

    Published 21/11/19, by Steve Richardson

    You can see from the picture one of the results of our exploration, over the last couple of weeks, of creating different textures. We have been using a range of materials in our Expressive Art and Design work - we made a class dragon to fit in with our Knights and Castles theme.

    We've been following up our 'talking-like-a-robot' by writing the sounds we can hear in simple words like vet, bin, sit etc. Our sound of the week is 'o' like at the start of 'on' and 'off'. Our word of the week is an owl word 'the'.

    Our Year 1s have been looking at Arundel castle, using the laptop to change font size and colour to print out their castle facts.

    Many thanks for your contributions to our junk modelling - keep them coming!

    Read More
  • Cherry Class Blog

    Published 15/11/19, by Steve Richardson

    We've had another super busy learning week in Cherry Class. We've been exploring different materials and using them to create textures in our art and design work. We created a class dragon to add to our theme of castles, knights and dragons.

    In mathematics we looked at 3D shapes and have been learning names for some of them, such as a cube, sphere and cylinder. We have been talking about what makes them different to 2D shapes. In our writing we have been continuing our talking like a robot to sound out and blend together the sounds in simple words: Rebekah was able to talk like a robot to the whole class ; saying "p-e-n, pen." 

    The children love making junk models but we are running short of the materials we need. Therefore we are making a plea for you to bring in more stuff tha we could use for junk-modelling: e.g. egg boxes, cereal cartons, plastic milk tops - anything you think the children will be able to use to make models. We do have to be careful about allergies so please nothing that has had nuts in it. Thank you in advance.

    Read More
  • Cherry Class Blog

    Published 08/11/19, by Steve Richardson

    This week got off to a super start with everyone coming back to school dressed up as dragons, princesses, queens, kings and knights; all to kick off our theme this half term. We have been reading 'The Kiss That Missed' and acting out the story. We have been practising writing our names and having a go at sounding out and writing simple words and labels. Our sound of the week is 'd' and our word of the week is 'go'.

    In maths we have been exploring 2D shapes, talking about their names and their properties and making shape pictures with them. "It's a square, it's got 4 sides," said Oliver. Gabi got a triangle, "Look 3 sides and 3 corners."

    We have also been talking about bonfire night and drawing pictures of fireworks. We have looked at the Hindu Festival of Light, Diwali, and looked at Rangoli patterns and made some of our own.

    Read More
  • Cherry Class Blog

    Published 25/10/19, by Steve Richardson

    It's hard to believe but we're at the end of our first half term!

    Our sound of the week is 'm' and our number of the week is '6'. We've been listening to words to see what sounds we can hear and say. We have been talking like robots to say the sounds we can hear in simple words and blend them together.

    Joey talked like a robot; "f - o - x; fox." 

    Our Year 1s continued their exploration of technology and followed up their science experiment by observing and evaluating what happened to the seeds they planted some weeks ago. 

    Don't forget that on the first day back we are dressing up as dragons, princesses and knights to start our new theme for the next half term based around the book "The knight who wouldn't fight."

    Read More
  • Cherry Class Blog

    Published 17/10/19, by Steve Richardson

    Great news this week - Cherry class were top of the leader board for attendance last week. This means we get to look after Hero Bear for the week - you can see the picture of Hero Bear keeping Cherry Bear company. We are doing really well in our attendance record - this is the second time this term we have won. Keep it up! Who knows, we may win the prize for best attenders this term. 

    Our sound of the week is 'n'. We have also been listening to see if we can hear and say the sounds at the beginning of words. Amelie told us that pan starts with a 'p' sound. Blossom told us that cat starts with a 'c' sound.

    Our number of the week is 5. We have also been counting out objects and seeing if we can match them to the correct number.

    Our Year 1s have been talking about and exploring some of the technology they use in their everyday lives at home and school.

    Read More
  • Cherry Class Blog

    Published 10/10/19, by Steve Richardson

    This week our sound of the week is the sound made by the letter 'p'. We have been finding words that start with the 'p' sound and having a go at writing 'p'. Our number of the week is the number 4. Alexia showed us how to make the number 4 with her fingers. "Four fingers." "I'm four," Matilda said.

    In our phonics we have been listening carefully to the initial sounds in words to see if we can hear and say them and group them together. In maths we have been counting objects and matching the total with the correct numbers.

    Our Year 1s have been scientists this week. They have planted seeds and will grow some in the light, some in the dark, and observe and record what happens.

    Read More
  • Cherry Class Blog

    Published 04/10/19, by Steve Richardson

    We had a fabulous start to our week when all our grown-ups came into school to share in our Harvest Worship. The children really enjoyed showing the grown-ups what they had been doing to celebrate Harvest. Some of the children from Cherry Class acted out the story of 'The Enormous Turnip'.

    We have been learning about rhymes and the children have really made progress in recognising and saying rhyming words. This week we have been learning about alliteration - words that start with the same sound. Can your child tell you some words that start with the same sound?

    Our Year Ones have been scientists this week; looking at and naming parts of a flower and planning an investigation into what plants need to grow well.

    Read More
  • Cherry class Blog

    Published 26/09/19, by Steve Richardson

    This week we have been looking at lots of different vegetables and fruits and having a go at drawing and painting them.

    We have been talking about what we can do to be healthy.

    "Apples are healthy," said Amelie

    "You need to sleep." 

    "You have to brush your teeth." 

    "Do exercise," Matilda said.

    Our Year 1s have been learning about physical and human geography, exploring our school grounds to find out what is natural and what has been made by people.

    Read More
  • Cherry Class Blog

    Published 12/09/19, by Steve Richardson

    Neal Layton, the illustrator of Stanley's Stick, came in this week to talk to the children about what he does. He showed us how he draws Stanley and read the story of Stanley's Stick. He was highly entertaining, adding lots of effects to go with the story and the children really enjoyed listening to him. 

    The Year Ones have been designing and making their own stick like Stanley. "I made a fishing rod," said Mason and Toby told us, "I made a wand with some sparkles."

    We are focusing on reading as a priority this year. Your child has been given a reading book and can choose another from our classroom reading box. They also have a reading record which we encourage you to write comments in when you hear your child read to you. Every time they read and it is recorded in the reading record we let them stamp their chart. We catch up with the stamps when we hear them read in the class. Each time they complete a full chart we will award a Reading Certificate.

     

    Read More
  • Cherry Class Blog

    Published 06/09/19, by Steve Richardson

    We've had a great start to the school year this week. The children are amazing and are already settled into their learning, busily exploring Early Years.

    This week we have been talking about what we enjoy doing. " I like playing at school." "I like playing with my friends." "I like playing with my transformers at home."

    We have also been warming up our listening ears to listen carefully to all the different sounds around us.  

    In maths we have been counting up to 10 and singing lots of number songs. The favourite seems to be 5 Little Speckled Frogs!

    As you can see from the picture the children have enjoyed drawing on the Interactive Whiteboard.

    We have been reading Stanley's Stick, getting ready for our visit next week by the illustrator of Stanley's Stick - Neal Layton.

    Read More