We are a playful, explorative and happy class. We pride ourselves on always trying our best and our motto is:
"When you try, try, try...you can, can, can!"
*We are gentle
* We are kind and helpful
* We listen
* We are honest
* We work hard
* We look after property
If you would like to discuss how your child is doing at school or to ask a classroom specific question (eg a lost jumper etc...) please feel free to email Mrs Donnelly using the class email address: CherryWaterloo@connectedlearningmat.co.uk
This email address will also be used during periods of school or bubble closures. Don't forget you can also use Tapestry as a way to communicate with the EYFS team.
If your query relates to something other than classroom matters, for example: dinners, payments, events, please continue to contact the office via telephone or the admin email address, thank you.
Summer 1 Around the World with animals
Understanding of the World
This half term we will be travelling the world through stories about animals. Each week we will visit a different country including UK, The Arctic, Antarctica, Australia, Africa and life Under the Sea. We will be thinking about how the features of the countries are the same/different to where we live, as well as how we would get there and what we would do there. We will be looking at maps and the globe, and learning a little bit about a compass.
Why not ask your little one what country we are learning about each week?
We have been learning to subsitise numbers to 10 and will be moving on to 20- this means looking at a number of objects and knowing how many is there without counting. We have also been doing a lot of addition, including how to write addition sums.
We have been learning how to use finger spaces and full stops when writing short sentences. We are able to spell words using our segmenting and blending skills and we are beginning to use tricky words in our writing too. Our independence is growing and we are learning how to write labels independently.
Phonics and Reading
We have learnt all of the single sounds and the first phase of digraphs/trigraphs, we will now briefly recap the sounds we have learnt so far before moving onto building ccvc words. We continue to read with an adult in school
regularly and would like to send a gentle reminder for reading to happen at home daily too please.
PSED and C&L
Children get the chance to explore their interests and opinions throughout the school day. We have regular circle times and encourage the children to speak openly about their ideas and feelings.
Expressive Art and Design
We will be mixing colours and combining resources to create different effects. The children also have weekly music lessons with Mrs Williams the MAT's specialist Music Teacher.
Oxford Owl ebook log in.
I have created a class login for the Oxford Owl website. Here you will be able to find books to suit your child’s reading age... there are lots of books available so the children can get through as many as they want 👍🏻😊
To make it even better each book has 2 games to play too 😊
To access this amazing resource please visit:
Press the lines in the top right corner and select log in, then student log in.
Class name: eyfs cherry tree
(capital W in password)
If you have any problems, please do let me know!
Happy reading 📖
PSED & C&L
This half term our topic has been 'All about Me.'
We have shared our likes and dislikes and have spent lots of times learning about our similarities and differences whilst talking about our families. We have had lots of circle time experience to help us develop good communication skills, our focus has been: speaking in full sentences.
At the beginning of term we spent some time focusing on environmental sounds, and learnt how to understand and use Fred Talk (blending and segmenting words).
We are now beginning to learn phonemes (letter sounds), so far we have learnt to hear, say and write the letters /s/a/t/p/i/n/m/d/g/o.
We can spot the phonemes in words and we are learning to use sound buttons to blend the sounds together to form words.
Reading is a very high priority for us. The children enjoy stories being read to them at last twice each day and they have free access to our relaxing and inviting book corner. We send home reading books and reading records and each child will have the oppurtunity to read to an adult at least twice a week.
Please make sure that books and reading records are returned each day.
The children are learning how to form letters as part of their Phonics lessons. We are also practicing writing their names each day- it would be helpful if this could be continued at home.
There is free access to pens and paper throughout our setting and children are encouraged to make marks, draw and write throughout the day. We also have dedicated fine motor activities to help develop the muscles needed to write.
We have been focusing on recognising numbers, counting with one to one correspondence, grouping objects and patterns.
Understanding of the World
We are currently looking at Autumn and seasonal changes.
The children are taught PE by a dedicated Sports Coach each Tuesday, please ensure that your child brings in their PE kit from Autumn 2
We also have a range of fine motor activities in the classroom and the children are encouraged to use gross motor movements whilst playing outside in the garden.
Thank you to all of the parents that have downloaded tapestry, your comments and uploads and have been great and very helpful.
Remember to keep checking Tapestry to see all of the amazing things we get up to in school, and please continue to add observations of your own!
If you haven't downloaded and logged in yet, please do, I know you will love it!
This year the children will need to learn to read and spell the words in the link below. There are lots of great ways to practice reading and writing them, why not try…?
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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