Cherry Tree Class

Welcome to Cherry class!

Over the next half term, our topic is Urban Pioneers. We will be focusing on Design and Technology, designing, making and evaluating an urban commemorative garden dedicated to the NHS/Key Workers who have worked incredibly hard in these uncertain and testing times.

Hop on the bus and take a trip downtown where the lights are bright, and every street has a story to tell. Explore with fresh eyes the art of the city, then capture a moment in time – perhaps a reflection on a building or a shadow passing by. Make a map of your home town and find out how things have changed. Has time changed town life for the better? How could you improve the urban environment? Maybe add more colour? More light? More things to do, or perhaps a plaza with a comfortable bench or two? Or maybe, like Emil, the city astounds you with its sights and sounds and people rushing by. Now light up the city with creations of your own – a statue, a light show, a monument or street art. The possibilities are endless. What will you choose? You’re an urban pioneer, so get ready to go.

PE
PE is on Monday afternoon with Prestige and Thursday afternoon with me. Please make sure your child comes in their PE kit (weather appropriate), hair tied up and no jewellery on these days.

Homework
Every Friday your child will be sent home with some maths homework based on the learning we have done in class and it is expected to be returned the following Friday. If your child is stuck or has been busy over the weekend, then please encourage them to ask me for help.

In addition to the maths homework, please see the topic homework grid below.

Times Table Rock Stars
Your child should practice their times tables at home on Times Tables Rock Stars. I have implemented a reward system just like Champion Reader for those children who are consistently practicing and those who have improved. A select few will be rewarded with a certificate, a prize and their picture up on our “Hall of Fame” for the half term.

Spellings
Spelling tests will take place each Monday and children will be issued with new spellings which will be taught throughout the week. Spelling books will be sent home on a Friday so that children can practice ready for the test on Monday.

Reading
Reading is an incredibly important part of a child’s education. It helps them to develop their language and writing skills not just in Literacy but across the curriculum. Pupils will be recognised and rewarded through our Champion Reader Scheme, now also known as our Employee of the Month. The expectation for reading at home is 3 times a week. Please make sure you sign your child’s reading record every time you read with them.

Cherry will be visiting the school library every Thursday to pick a book to read. Once they have finished, they will be able to change it the following Thursday.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Miss L Guest

The Big Little Nativity

Check out Cherry’s new Starbooks Reading Corner!

Hover on the hotspots for more information!

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Check out our new Starbooks Reading corner!

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Look how cool these Starbooks cups are!

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Find out about the hottest books that have just been released here!

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Our Book of the Month this month is

Amari and the Night Brothers

by BB Alston

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Sit back, relax and enjoy your book!