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Cherry Class Blog 2021-22

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  • Cherry Class Blog

    Published 02/12/21, by Steve Richardson

    We've had an exciting week getting ready to celebrate Christmas. We've been reading the Christmas story about Jesus being born in a stable in Bethlehem. We have been re-telling the Christmas Story and acting it out, getting ready for our Nativity next week. "The kings are going to follow the star to see baby Jesus," Olivia remembered about the story.

    On Wednesday we had our Advent day, beginning the countdown to Christmas. We made our own Advent Calendar, an Advent Wreath and started to decorate our classroom. We also made a Cherry Class Advent promise; "We have kind hands."

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  • Cherry Class Blog

    Published 25/11/21, by Steve Richardson

    We have continued our aliens theme this week and read 'Dinosaurs Love Underpants' by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort. This led to lots of discussion about dinosaurs and we labelled pictures of dinosaurs using our phonics to sound out the words before having a go at writing them. Milo could hear the initial and final sounds in leg; "l is in my name," he said and wrote it. 

    We've also been practising our scissor skills this week, cutting out shapes and cutting along lines, and learning to carry them safely. 

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  • Cherry Class Blog

    Published 19/11/21, by Steve Richardson

    We have been enjoying reading 'Aliens Love Underpants' this week. We have been re-telling the story as well as making our own aliens and designing our own underpants. "I made stripy ones," said Christopher. We've also been labelling our aliens. 

    In Maths we've been making Numicon sandwiches, exploring how we can make numbers using different Numicon shapes. "Four and six make ten," Maya told me. Harry helped a friend to make six: "Two and two and two make six," he said.

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  • Cherry Class Blog

    Published 11/11/21, by Steve Richardson

    "It's a poppy to remember the people who died," Adeline said of the poppy she made this week for Remembrance Day.

    The children were very excited about the visit of their grown-ups to Cherry Class on Thursday this week. They really enjoyed performing 'Whatever Next' and sharing their learning journals with their grown-ups. I'd like to say a big thank-you to those who were able to make it to share in their child's learning.

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  • Cherry Class Blog

    Published 05/11/21, by Steve Richardson

    We've had a great start to our new half-term. All the children have come back from the holiday full of energy and ready to learn.

    We've been reading 'Whatever Next' by Jill Murphy and re-telling the story and acting it out. "I'm going to the moon," said Amelia; "We're going to have a picnic," Bethany added. We've also been using actions to go with the story to help us remember it.

    The children are looking forward to their grown-ups coming in to Cherry Class next week  and have a surprise to share with you!

     

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  • Cherry Class Blog

    Published 21/10/21, by Steve Richardson

    It's hard to believe but we are already at the end of our first half term. Cherry Class have had a really busy week. We finished off our Bear Hunt display by making a bear; " It's got two fluffy ears," said Christopher, "And a shiny wet nose," added Bethany. "Two goggly eyes," Emma finished off the description. The children really enjoyed re-telling "We're going on a Bear Hunt," acting it out with their friends.

    We've been celebrating Black History Week and on Wednesday we had a special treat when a real live Samba Dancer came in to school to teach us some carnival dancing. We all made carnival hats and joined in the Samba. We also had a go at Limbo dancing.

    We also had a super learning time in our woodland area, exploring the plants and minibeasts we could find there.

    Enjoy the half-term holiday!

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  • Cherry Class Blog

    Published 14/10/21, by Steve Richardson

    We've been reading Michael Rosen's 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' this week and acting out the story. As you can see from the photo we've also been recreating the scenes from the book using our expressive art and design skills. "The grass is swishy swashy," Isobel said. In the forest Charlie told us "They stumble trip, stumble trip."

    In Maths we've been looking at the patterns on dice and matching the patterns with the correct number. "It's four," said Kray, counting the dots on the dice he had rolled.

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  • Cherry Class Blog

    Published 08/10/21, by Steve Richardson

    This week we have been celebrating different cultures and countries. Our children with families from different countries brought in books, toys, maps and coins  to share with the rest of the class. Krzysztof showed us on his map of Poland where his family lives - "Poznan." Lily brought in her doll and we listened to the doll as it sang Polish nursery rhymes. We also talked about going on holiday to different countries.

    We have been practising using our super listening ears to listen carefully to what we can hear around us. "I can hear the gate," said Amelia. "I can hear the children," said Mia.

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  • Cherry Class Blog

    Published 30/09/21, by Steve Richardson

    This week we've continued exploring and talking about Harvest time. We looked at lots of different foods that grow during the summer and how the farmers harvest their crops. We also talked about what has been growing in our school. "We've got beans in the garden," said Harry. "There's apples in the playground," Owen told us. 

    In Phonics we have been singing rhyming songs and playing rhyming games matching rhyming words and thinking of our own rhymes. 

    We've also been doing lots of counting - as you can see from the photo.

    Next week we are going to have an International Week. If you have anything your child could bring in to share with the class from another country please send it in.

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  • Cherry Class Blog

    Published 24/09/21, by Steve Richardson

    Hi from Cherry Class!

    We've had another super learning week. We've been playing games, taking turns and sharing as you can see from the photo. We've also been exploring Harvest time. We've been talking about where our food comes from and investigating lots of different fruits and vegetable; looking closely at them, feeling their textures, smelling them and tasting some. We recorded our observations by drawing pictures of the fruit and vegetables we investigated.

    We read the Enormous Turnip and have been acting out the story and re-telling it with our friends. "They pulled and pulled but it wouldn't budge," said Harry, joining in re-telling the story.

    We also talked about the cross in our Prayer Corner and why the cross is important to Christians. We made crosses to add to a whole school display in the main hall. Patrick showed me the cross he made outside using a big paintbrush and water.

    The weather is still warm so we'd ask to make sure your child brings in their own water bottle but please don't put it in their book bag; we are finding leaking water bottles are ruining some of the books. Thanks!

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  • Cherry Class Blog

    Published 16/09/21, by Steve Richardson

    The children are doing really well settling into school life. They are learning to make good choices and to follow the rules and routines in Cherry Class. 

    We have been practising using our 'listening ears' to listen to and talk about the different sounds we can hear around us. We also played a listening game matching musical instrument sounds and talking about which words we could use to describe the different instruments.  "It's scratchy," Harry said, describing the scraper. "Jingly," Amelia said about the bells.

    The children have enjoyed singing counting songs and acting out the stories in the songs. The favourite this week has been Five Little Ducks Went Swimming One Day. 

     

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  • Welcome to our Nyewood Family.

    Published 09/09/21, by Zoe Chandler

    ...and a warm welcome to our Cherry family too.

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