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Welcome to Cherry Class

Welcome to Cherry Class! We work together to make learning fun for each other. We are the Cherry Champions who are taught by Mrs Sweeney and Mrs Taylor.
We used our creative skills this week to prepare for the Christmas Fayre. Melting Snowmen biscuits and Christmas sweet jars are now our specialities!
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Mrs Sweeney then set us a challenge! We had to teach the Seafield children how to make the biscuits without any help from an adult. An excellent use of time connectives and your oracy skills Cherry Class!
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We really enjoyed taking part in the Beoley Book of the Year vote this week. We voted in private and went to post our voting slips in the Seafield ballot box. We are excited to discover which book won!
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This week we've used our values of gratitude and awareness to help us compose an 'alternative letter to Father Christmas'. The children discussed what it is important to consider at this time of year and how we should put others before ourselves. Fantastic oracy work Cherry Class! Fingers crossed for a reply!
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This week we've been weaving and using base ten to demonstrate our knowledge of tens and ones within numbers. Remember to practise counting in twos, fives and tens at home!
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Our trip to the Black Country Living Museum provided lots of inspiration for future learning. Look out for links to measurement, inventions and materials in the coming weeks. 
Congratulations to Cherry Class for showing great awareness and posing some impressive questions. We are very proud of you. 
Mrs Chadwick, Mr Sweeney and Mr Phillips very kindly joined us for our Remembrance Assembly this week. Mr Sweeney and Mr Phillips spoke to the children about the Navy and RAF and the importance of remembering those who fought for our country and are still protecting it. Many thanks to them for the invaluable information.
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We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Redditch Library this week. We had a tour of the library with Seafield Class as part of our 'Buddy Reading' sessions. This included an inquisitive trip down into the basement to look at the really old books! Some were two hundred years old! Hannah from the library read us 'Where The Poppies Now Grow' to help us learn about Remembrance and we were creative in choosing new books that interested us, sharing them with our reading partners. Some of us who didn't already have a library card signed up for one and became members. Happy Reading everyone!
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We've been investigating materials in Science and have been inquisitive when looking around school to discover which materials have been used. We enjoyed visiting our new toilets and looking at the flooring in the corridor to help with this. Can you find any different materials at home?
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A busy final week of the half term ended with our Harvest Service up at St. Leonard's. Beautiful singing Cherry Class! This week we have been experimenting with 3D shapes, directing the bee bots using time connectives and exploring our sense of touch. 

We would like to congratulate Cherry Class on all your hard work this half term - you are all Cherry Champions! Looking forward to lots more learning fun next half term! Have a wonderful break!

We've been revising our number bonds. 'Hit the Button' has helped us to speed up!
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Our morning activities give us the opportunity to develop a love for reading whilst practising our skills.
We've had a mystery visitor in Cherry Class this week! They've left some items for us to describe using adjectives. We've had so many suggestions such as 'smooth, shiny, sparkly, pretty and noisy'. We used these to write descriptions. Well done Cherry Class! 
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We couldn't contain our excitement this week after receiving an email from a 'real live' author! Karl Newson very kindly took the time to answer all of the questions that we sent to him! We discovered what it's like to be an author, possible reasons for the mouse wanting to be a tiger, Karl's favourite authors and illustrators and a great deal more! Each child has a copy of the email to share at home. Many thanks to Mr Genders for helping us to make contact. 

Our learning around this text has involved role playing animals that we'd like to be, creating elephants and tigers, writing letters, discovering facts about unusual animals, composing emails and much more! 

What a busy week! This week we've been studying shapes and number - finding one more and one less. We're enjoying writing everything from letters to prescriptions and the doctors' surgery is fully operational. We've investigated our sense of smell and have impressed everyone with our reading. Mr Genders gave us a sneak peak of a book that's not even in the shops yet; 'Oi Puppies!' by Kes Gray and Jim Field. We were extremely excited! 

Cherry Class have made an impressive start to their time in Year 1. We have enjoyed reading our new text 'I Am A Tiger' by Karl Newson and are excited that we will be sending him some questions about the book and also about being an author. 

We will be reading with children from Seafield on a Friday and sharing some of our favourite books.

We have been writing about the animals we would most like to be and have used our acting skills to pretend to be these animals with Mr Veness outside. We are preparing for something special!

We've been learning about our bodies and 2D shapes with Mrs Taylor and have been looking for missing numbers in our Maths lessons.

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