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 Hill and Miss Harvey teach the class during this time. Mrs Hill and Miss Harvey work in our class as LSA's.
Our current topic for Autumn 1 is 'Bears and Rhymes' and this guides a lot of the learning we do. We have a lovely time learning about naughty Goldilocks and the three Bears and we get to make some porridge to try. We also go on our very own Bear Hunt as we retell the story through actions and music. For Number we do lots of number recognition and counting using teddy bears and we look at numbers in our school environment. We also compare sizes following the Goldilocks story. 
We explore our topic 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. This term we will learn about the trees which our classes are named after and go on a conker hunt. We look out for signs of Autumn and might even take our Bears on a welly walk with us. We learn about insects and flowers and the beauty in our natural world. 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 we are looking forward to welcoming you back into the class with us. 
You can access an overview of what we are learning this term by clicking on the link underneath the pictures.