Welcome to Cherry Class - Year R

Mrs Perry and Mrs Alexander are the teachers in this busy but friendly Reception class. Mrs Perry teaches all day Monday and Tuesday morning and on a Friday and Mrs Alexander teaches all day on a Wednesday and Thursday. We meet together for our planning time on Tuesday afternoons and Mrs Britton and Mrs Hill teach the class during this time. Mrs Hill and Mrs Britton are our regular class LSA's.
Our current topic for Spring 2 is 'Treasures and Pirates' and this guides a lot of the learning we do. This is one of our favourite terms as the sun comes out and we get to be outside more and it's the term when the children's learning all clicks into place.
We learn all about naughty pirates and have a great time setting out on voyages to hunt for buried treasure. We even make our own treasure maps and a message in a bottle and write an exciting pirate adventure of our own. We learn about fair sharing pirate treasure in our number work and a pirate who comes and steals our treasure to learn about taking away.
Our RE topic is all about Easter and the Easter story and the symbol of the cross. We will make clay crosses and an Easter garden too so it is a really lovely, creative and fun topic.  
We explore these themes during our Discovery Time with loads of great learning opportunities as well as more focused, teacher led activities. However, in Reception nothing is set in stone and we like to follow our children's interests, which can lead us into a lot of exciting learning opportunities. 
We like to make the most of our lovely setting here at St Martin's. We take regular Welly Walks up the lane opposite the school and find many things of interest to develop our understanding of the world there. We learn about insects and flowers and the beauty in our natural world. More recently we have also been invited to the farm behind our school and have loved meeting the cows, sheep and pigs there and last term we had the pleasure of seeing new born lambs. We also use the Nature Area on a regular basis to enhance our learning. We are very lucky to have great facilities at our school and we love to cook in Acorn room and make lots of delicious treats during the year.
We bring our topics to life by going on lots of regular trips with the class. The children really enjoy these opportunities and learn a great deal from them. The farm and castle trip are particular favourites of theirs! 
Parents are always encouraged and welcome to help us in our many class activities. We always value the support that is given to our children and as soon as it is safe to have you back, you will be most welcome. 
You can access an overview of what we are learning this term by clicking on the link underneath the pictures.