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Welcome to Cherry Tree Class!


Class Teacher - Miss Bird

Cherry Tree class is made up of 25 Reception and Year 1 children. Miss Bird is our teacher and we are supported by Mrs Walters and Miss Ivory.

Please keep up to date with all the fun things Cherry Tree class have been up to below! 

Important things to remember


Water bottles and reading books.


Wednesday and Thursday:

Please come to school in P.E. kits.

Timetable and Long Term Plan


Please click here for our timetable this half term.


Please click here to view our long term plan.   Coming soon! 


All children have been allocated a reading book. This could be a picture book or a book with words.

The picture books are a fantastic way to promote talk and discussion. It is really important for you to allow your child to discuss what they can see and for the adult to utilise the questions down the side of the page. It is a fantastic opportunity for your child to use and learn new vocabulary. 

When your child recieves a book with words in, they should be able to read this without adult support.  These books are to support the children to develop and maintain a love of reading and to enable them to become fluent readers. It would be fantastic if children can read the books they are allocated at least three times a week so that they practise recognising words automatically, grouping words to help them gain meaning and reading aloud with expression.


White Rose Maths - WRM home learning resources are still being produced and can be accessed online. These videos may be useful as consolidation of work covered in-class and can be found here: Reception and Year 1

Spellings - Year 1

Year 1 will be focusing on common exception words for their year group. The children will be encouraged to learn these in school and use them in their written work.  Practising these at home will help the children to memorise them. Here are a few ideas to help the children to learn the spellings of these words.

What do we Learn as Reception Children?

The Early Years curriculum is divided into 3 prime areas which are Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development, and 4 specific areas which are Literacy, Maths, Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), we provide opportunities for children to learn through practical and purposeful play. Our classroom offers continuous learning provision both inside and out. The learning environment is guided by the children’s interest and will be adapted to suit their current curiosities; themes previously covered include pirates, Star-wars and superheroes.

Our Outdoor Learning Area

Our outdoor learning area provides the children with great opportunities to learn though the different areas of the EYFS curriculum with a particular focus on maths. Our mathematical aim is to offer concepts such as capacity, length and problem-solving to be investigated on a larger scale that is not accessible indoors by using resources such as water play, ‘mud kitchen’ and den building apparatus. Learning through play encourages the children to not only use the mathematical language taught but also develop an understanding of how to apply their new skills through practical play. Further to the mathematical opportunities, the children at St Mary’s have scope to develop an understanding of teamwork, cooperation and the importance of harmonious relationships through utilisation of the new outdoor equipment.

Reception Home Learning

If you are self-isolation, please see below for guidance on learning from home. 

Please click here to view appropriate web pages for your home learning.

Here are some fun and practical ideas to complete at home during your two week isolation.

Year 1 Home Learning

If you are self-isolation, please see below for guidance on learning from home. 

Please click here to see the website links for your home learning.

Here are some fun and practical ideas to complete at home during week 1 and week 2 of isolation.  

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