Welcome to Cherry Class


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All About Cherry Class

Classroom organisation:

Staff: Miss Whitcombe is the main class teacher. Miss Knott will be teaching Cherry Class every Wednesday afternoon.

Level of Work: The children will be following the National Curriculum Scheme for Year 1 and this will be differentiated to ensure that all children find their learning stimulating and challenging and supportive at their own individual level.

Seating arrangements: The children will spend short periods on the carpet for whole class teaching, using their whiteboards to ensure active learning, and will be sat in different table groups depending on the task set. There will be opportunities for the children to choose their own seats when working in mixed ability groups.

Behaviour: There are high expectations for achievement and behaviour.  The children have written their own class agreement. We have a weather behaviour chart within the classroom and children will move their own named along the weather depending on behaviour. We also have whole school reward systems in place.

Water bottles:  Please provide your child with a water bottle, these will be kept in a tray in the classroom.  Please fill these with water only. 

Snack: Year 1 are provided with fruit each day before break time. If you wish to pay for your child to have milk please speak to Mrs Allison in the office for more details.

P.E. Days: Monday morning and Friday morning with Miss Whitcombe.

Correct kit: All children should bring blue shorts, red t-shirts, white socks, daps or trainers for PE. Children can wear a jumper outside but not a coat. Please label all kit. Children without kit may be asked to wear any spare and available school kit.

Jewellery: No jewellery including bracelets, earrings or charity bands. Stud earrings only. No earrings on PE days please.

Homework: The children will be given Spelling Worms with 6 spelling words which they have to learn throughout two weeks. They will get new Spelling Worms every two weeks with different words on. There will also be the home learning task which is explained in the curriculum newsletter.

Reading books and reading record: Please sign your child’s reading record and mark how many times they have read to you. We can then ensure that your child receives their certificate!  Please try to hear your child read daily and help them to develop their comprehension skills by asking them about the text they are reading. This will give them the opportunity to recall and describe events, discuss characters and develop their inference skills. 

Attendance: We have a really full timetable so please try to ensure your child is at school every day full of energy to learn. It is very difficult for us to catch up missed learning and this is a disadvantage to your child's achievement.

Picking Up: Please can you let the office know if your child will be picked up by another adult and whether this is regular or a one - off. This will help when dismissing the children.

Availability:  Please let Mrs Allison or Mrs Larcombe in the office know if you wish to meet with me. If you need a longer chat please avoid Wednesdays as I usually have a staff meeting.   You are always welcome to come to the class if you would like to see a class display or your child wants to share some of their work with you.

Topics: Please see the long curriculum for more detail.

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2



Fire of London

Kingdom of Animals

Lighthouse Keeper

What’s in your garden?


Thank you for your support.

Miss Whitcombe