Year 1 - Cherry Class

Cherry Class News

Spring 2022

Year 1 went back in time!  We visited London in 1666 to learn all about the Great Fire of London.  The children loved learning about Samuel Pepys' diary and why and where the fire started.  We created timelines of the events that took place and wrote a diary entry imagining we were Samuel Pepys; it was very exciting!

Year 1 learnt all about the HeartSmart phrase, fake is a mistake, which taught them to be their authentic self and trust in who they are.

In R.E the children learnt all about why Easter matters to Christians. We had fun acting out the story of Easter and pretending to wave palm leaves as Jesus entered Jerusalem.

We also had lots of fun at our circus workshop during book week, where we learnt how to balance a plate and juggle with scarves!

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Spring Term 2020

For the majority of children we were teaching remotely. This involved a daily English and Maths live lesson as well as one other live lessons focusing on a  range of other topics such as French, RE, History, Geography and Science. We also celebrated Wellbeing Wednesday where all children tried to spend the day off the screen focusing on their wellbeing. We are so proud of all families and children for their resilience during this time.

Some wonderful work was completed during this time.

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Autumn Term 2020

This term the Year One Cherry and Holly classes have had an action-packed term!  In their literacy lessons, they have learnt about the features of an instructional text and been able to write a variety of different instructions, such as how to decorate a Christmas tree, how to brush their teeth and how to make a jam sandwich. 

The children meet Luna the friendliest dragon. Before Luna had arrived, an enormous egg appeared in the playground after three days the egg hatched and we had a baby dragon to look after.  It was Luna's egg.  The awe and wonder of who the egg belonged to captivated the children's imaginations.  Then, Luna, a full-sized dragon, appeared at school.
Year One had a wonderful day which was full of fun and exciting activities. When the children meet Luna, they played a range of games such as negotiating their way around the full-sized dragon without the dragon hearing them. In the afternoon, the baby dragons came to visit in class.

Black History Month

In Year One we hosted a mini-Olympics, to show appreciation and recognition to some sporting heroes. The children were able to bounce the ball like Michael Jordan, skillfully kick the football like Alex Scott, jump over the hurdles like Katarina Johnson-Thompson and use a tennis racket like Venus and Serena Williams. At each sporting station, the children learnt interesting facts about the sporting icon.

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Autumn Term 2019

This term in English, Cherry Class have learnt about how write list, labels and captions. They have also been learning about how to write instructional texts.

Cherry Class and Holly Class have also had some strange things happening in their classrooms. They have had a visitor from the North Pole who has been leaving them surprises in the classroom everyday.

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Summer Term 2019

This term cherry class have been learning about Judaism and Islamic religions. We were very lucky that Amelie’s mummy came in to talk to use about Judaism and Isaiah’s mum to talk about Islam.

We have also been learning lots in maths this term weighing and measuring using non standard units. We had lots of fun learning about capacity.

In Science this term we have been looking at how to stay safe in the sun, trees and plants. We had lots of fun dissecting a flower and labelling the parts.

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Spring Term 2019

So far this term Cherry Class have created their own story web. The children took turns in creating a piece of the story. They had to roll the string to the next person to continue the story therefore creating our story web and also created their own stories to read to the class. They have come in dressed as their favourite book characters and Daddy bear popped along to read a story to the class and our building learning powers super heroes.

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Autumn Term 2018

Cherry class have been learning in Maths their number bonds, adding and subtracting a given number from 10. They have also been learning how to count in multiples of 2’s and 5’s.

In RE the children have be learning about the story of the creation of the world and the importance of caring for the world God created.

Science we have been learning about our bodies parts. We have also been learning about different animals and their differing characteristics (mammal, birds, reptiles, amphibians) we have also discussed the different types of foods they eat which makes them either a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore.

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Summer Term 2018

This half term we have been learning how to split shapes into quarters and halves. During Outdoor Classroom week we learnt how to describe and measure capacity. In English we learnt all about instructional writing and enjoyed writing instructions on how to make a delicious Jam sandwich. Our topic this half term in Science was Plant Detectives. We thoroughly enjoyed planting our very own Runner Beans we have also learnt about the parts of plants and their functions. We now are all plant experts!

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Spring Term 2018

This term Cherry Class have been learning all about the Great Fire of London. We can't wait to write explanation texts all about it. We have a better understanding of place value and can solve word problems relating to place value. We have thoroughly enjoyed learning about Judaism and importance of symbols. 

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Spring Term 1 2018

This term Cherry Class have been learning all about the Great Fire of London. We can't wait to write explanation texts all about it. We have a better understanding of place value and can solve word problems relating to place value. We have thoroughly enjoyed learning about Judaism and importance of symbols.

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Autumn Term 2017

Cherry Class loved acting out The Jolly Postman using Talk 4 Writing actions.  Then they wrote their own version of the story using characters of their choice, I loved reading all of your stories!

In Science we sorted different objects according to the materials they are made from, we are now all experts at identifying materials.  We really enjoyed using positional language to place the ducks in the correct places.

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Autumn Term 1 2017

Cherry Class have been learning all about their senses. In Science we used our sense of touch to describe the mysterious objects from the feely bag and predict what these objects could be. We became poets in English and wrote poems all about our senses. We loved exploring the Numicon shapes and know how to make numbers using Numicon.

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