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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.

Week beginning 11th October 2021

The children were Cherry Champions in every sense of the word as they walked up the hill to St Leonard's on Thursday and sang beautifully in our whole school Harvest Celebration. It was lovely to hear the school singing as one.

The story of the Little Red Hen has been our focus for our Harvest work this week. We have enjoyed creating artwork and puppets connected with the story.

We discovered carrots in the garden with Mrs Marshall and posed some inquisitive questions connected to our Science work.

Mr Veness has been teaching us more playground games to improve our teamwork. We have played 'Swim Fishy Swim', 'Rainbow Circle', Hopscotch, 'Colour Corners' and 'Poison Tree'.

Week beginning 4th October 2021

Introducing...Traction Man! Each week someone will be chosen to take Traction Man home for the weekend! We encourage the children to complete some writing about his adventures and to take/draw pictures of them. We look forward to seeing what he's been up to this weekend!

We continued to learn about and explore our senses in Science as we tasted and smelt various fruit and vegetables. Ask you child if they can remember some of them!

Nina the archaeologist came to talk to us about the dig that has been taking place in the village. We learnt about the materials that could survive underground for hundreds of years and discovered that the village is three to four hundred years old!

We have been developing our knowledge of number using the hundred square to identify odd and even numbers.

Each week we are learning a new playtime game. So far we have played 'Grandmother's Footsteps' and 'Stuck in the Mud'. The children have demonstrated excellent teamwork and have made us proud by encouraging each other.   

Week beginning 27th September 2021

This week has been thought-provoking, busy, scientific and musical as we've been using adjectives to describe toys and characters in our writing. 'Also an Octopus' has inspired our creativity and helped us to begin to plan stories.

Our Science work has developed the language of measure in Maths as we compared the lengths of our hands and feet as well as our heights.

We have explored our school using our large map and the Bee Bots and have discovered how to debug them if they travelled in the wrong direction.

We also made a new friend...more to follow next week!

Week beginning 20th September 2021

Do your parents recognise the landscape below? Can you remember which artist we're studying at the moment?

This week we've been exploring our skeletons with Mrs Taylor and learning about the important jobs that our bones do. We then put our skeletons to the test in PE whilst taking part in Mr Veness' Outdoor Adventurous Activities!   

News from two different households has inspired some report writing this week and also enabled us to fine tune our listening skills as we discovered all the facts. 

We have enjoyed designing and beginning to set up our new outdoor learning area with Mrs Marshall. More to follow!

Week beginning 13th September 2021

This week we have been exploring the school grounds using directional language and instructions. After studying our local environment, we produced some fantastic landscapes in the style of David Hockney. We used these to create our own mini gallery and discussed our favourites, giving reasons for our choices. 

We loved learning more about cricket this week and particularly enjoyed playing 'volcanoes and craters' as part of our ball skills session.

Don't forget about the 'belonging' Values Homework! We have enjoyed discussing the various groups and clubs that we belong to in PHSE. 

Cricket

'David Hockney' landscapes

Exploring our imaginations with the help of 'Just Imagine'

Sharing dinosaur jokes with Mrs Marshall

Gymnastics with Mr Veness

Congratulations on a fantastic first week Cherry Champions!

Week beginning 6th September 2021

Wow! We have been so impressed with the way in which the children have quickly settled into life in Cherry Class. We have enjoyed a jam-packed week of writing, reading, number work, artwork, gymnastics, ball skills, map work in Geography and singing, all the while reminding ourselves of our school routines and attributes. Has it really only been five days?!

Congratulations on working so hard and demonstrating such resilience children! We can't wait for next week!

This week's text...

Each week we have two 'Writers of the Week'.

Happy Holidays Cherry Champions! Arrrrrr!

Wellbeing Week

Week beginning 12th July

Please ask us about our wellbeing learning activities!

Mindfulness colouring for a competition to help raise funds for the Brighter Beginnings Eco Project.

Practising meditation!

Learning to recognise how our outdoor environment contributes to our wellbeing. 

A 'daily mile'.

Cherry Champions' Sports Day. Thank you Mr Veness and Mrs Allen!

Focusing on colour, texture and detail using the book 'Whose Eyes Are These?' as a stimulus. 

Gymnastics and cheerleading with Sophie from SJ Academy.

Gymnastics on the Tumble Track.

Boccia and archery with Mr Veness.

Demonstrating ambition and resilience with the help of the Redpoint climbing tower.

Making medals to celebrate our achievements this week.

WELL DONE ENGLAND!

Week beginning 5th July 

This week we celebrated England's victory by composing postcards to Gareth Southgate and his team discussing the team's performance and our excitement about Sunday's final! We have been practising our shooting on the field at playtimes and Mrs Sweeney has even scored a few goals!

We've been conducting some floating and sinking investigations in Science and enjoyed checking our predictions and recording our results in teams.

We've also been measuring and recording the heights of our bean plants. Our Science experiment is certainly developing our Maths skills.

Continuing our study of the Great Barrier Reef, we have been making observational drawings of coral and fish. The latter helped us to think of some ambitious adjectives using our sense of smell!

Week beginning 28th June

We would like to let the Cherry Champions know how enormously proud we are of them. This week we have noticed the children going out of their way to help and support each other, demonstrating ambition in their learning and showing kindness by making cards and pictures for each other, sometimes in their own time at home. Well done children. You are amazing.

We are extremely proud of one of our Cherry Champions who is taking part in the Brighter Beginnings Eco Project to rejuvenate an area of land near to his house. Well done! What a creative and ambitious project!

We've continued to learn about directional language in Maths and Computing this week, using the Bee Bots to practise programming various routes around our treasure map.

We worked together to create authentic pirate treasure maps, hiding the treasure and then directing our friends to it.

Week beginning 21st June

Ship ahoy! We've been learning about the life of Captain Cook this week. We were amazed by the number of words that we could use for his travels - 'expedition', 'journey', 'adventure' and 'voyage'. We enjoyed being creative and ambitious when drawing and painting these detailed portraits.

We've been using directional language to move around the playground. We challenged each other to follow chalked out routes, working out the directions and number of steps needed.

Sharing skipping tips...

Week beginning 14th June

We've been busy making shelters for Traction Man out of sheet material this week. After carefully designing the shelters, we selected appropriate materials, including joining materials and conducted evaluations after construction. Some of the shelters will be tested in the woodland area overnight. We will be asking Traction Man for a report as to their suitability!

We've been busy planting and planning a growing experiment this week. Please ask us all about it and also what we predict will happen!

Our persuasive writing skills were very important this week, as we were challenged to create a leaflet that would persuade the Seafield children to go back to Bishops Wood to take part in the same activities as us. Our leaflets were sent anonymously and were judged by the Seafield children. Business and sales careers here we come! 

Our 'Enchanted Wood' Adventure at Bishops Wood

We had a wonderful time learning about trees, leaves, mini beasts and animals with habitats in the woods in the glorious sunshine on Wednesday. It was so lovely to be out on a school trip! Please ask us about Magic Sky Mirrors, fairy gardens, natural artwork and 'smelly cocktails!' 

Congratulations to our talented artists, Golden Certificate winners and Writer of the Week!

We are so proud of one of our Cherry Champions who donated ten inches of her hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that use real hair to create wigs for children who have lost their hair due to ill health or medical treatment. What a wonderful act of kindness! 

We’ve been measuring everything in sight this week! We found lots of items in the classroom to measure in centimetres and were challenged to create ‘snakes’ of various lengths.

We also created a class snake that was longer than the longest snake in the world! The reticulated python is 625cm long and the ‘Cherry Cobra’ was 665cm!