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 and on a Friday morning and Mrs Alexander teaches all day on a Wednesday and Thursday. We meet together for our planning time on a Friday afternoons and Mrs Britton and Miss Nicoll's teach the class during this time. Mrs Hill and Miss Britton are our regular class LSA's.
 
Our current topic is 'Celebrations and Transport' and this guides a lot of the learning we do. 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. During the first few weeks back we will be learning all about Diwali and Firework's Night. We will explore these themes during our Discovery Time with loads of great learning opportunities as well as more focused, teacher led activities. 
 
We like to make the most of our lovely setting here at St Martin's. We take regular Welly Walks into the farmyard and up the lane opposite the school and find many things of interest to develop our understanding of the world there. 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. This term we intend to decorate 130 plus cakes for the whole school for our Children in Need Day. We also enjoy visiting our school library and borrowing books. 
 
We bring our topics to life by going on lots of regular trips with the class. This term we will be going on a train trip. 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. 
 
You can access an overview of what we are learning this term by clicking on the link underneath the pictures.