For Your Information
The summer holidays will finally be here at 215pm on Tuesday 23rd July and hopefully the sun will make an extended appearance too!
There are lots of things available to families throughout the summer and we have displayed this information on the noticeboards in the alleyway between the main gates to both sites. We have listed activities to do, cheap or free places for children to eat and information about courses happening for families supporting children with additional needs. Don't forget to take a photo when you are collecting your child at the end of the day!
We are aware that the holidays are not always easy as normal routine and everyday life is suddenly changed (and that's for children too, not just us adults!). If you are finding it challenging, then please visit our website page which lists the support agencies available: Signposts to support home adults
We hope you all have an enjoyable break and can't wait to see you back on Wednesday 4th September for another exciting year ahead!
School Blog Year 1

School Blog

Year 1

The blog for Cherry, Chestnut & Cedar
Mr Barnett, Ms Antrobus and Mrs Wrangles


By Chestnut Class, in Year 1 - Wednesday, 2 November 2022

Today Chestnut class had a special visitor in to tell us all about the festival of Diwali. We learnt about why people celebrate Diwali and what they do to decorate their homes. We listened to a lovely story about the day of the festival and what activities people do to celebrate. Our favourite part of the afternoon was dancing! It was great fun and we really enjoyed it!


By Cedar Class, in Year 1 - Tuesday, 1 November 2022

Today we had a special visitor to help us find out more about Diwali. The children had a fabulous time learning how to create special dances and learning new moves. Yesterday we made Diva lamps and Rangoli pictures.

Look at our animal projects!

By Cherry Class, in Year 1 - Friday, 21 October 2022

Look at the fantastic animal projects we made at home!  We have been teaching our friends all about our favourite animals.  There were so many things we found out “Did you know, spiders have eight eyes?” and “Narwhals live for up to 50 years!”

We’re really looking forward to our half term break but can’t wait to come back to school and find out all about Diwali and seasons over the next half term.

Bee and Me

By Cedar Class, in Year 1 - Friday, 14 October 2022

The children in Cedar Class have enjoyed the story of Bee and Me so much they have made lots of pictures and there own books to accompany the story. 

Bee and Me

By Chestnut Class, in Year 1 - Tuesday, 11 October 2022

This week we have been looking at a new book. Our new book is called 'Bee and Me'. It is a special book as it doesn't have any words!


We have been adding words to the book and using our phonics to segment and write these words.


We have enjoyed learning about bees and have even spent our independent time painting and drawing flowers and bees! 


If you would like to look at this book at home, you can find a video on the link below;


Bee & Me by Alison Jay - Bing video


Amazing Designs

By Cherry Class, in Year 1 - Friday, 7 October 2022

We have been super busy designing animal habitats for our topic, Amazing Animals.  We learnt about the different habitats, such as, artic, mountains, rainforests, woodland forests, deserts and the ocean.   We made a plan and had to decide what tools and materials we will need to help us make our habitats next week.   Year 1 parents and carers will notice on this week's newsletter our request for junk modelling resources.  We're very excited to start creating our imaginative habitats.  

Safari Stu

By Cherry Class, in Year 1 - Friday, 23 September 2022

We were surprised and excited this week to receive a visit from Safari Stu and his animals.  We loved the lizard, snakes, hissing cockroaches, chameleon, tortoises and tenrec.  When we held the animals it made us feel happy.  The tenrec was very funny when it started running in the circle and the snake was so long and slithery.  We found out lots of information we didn't know about animals.  Thank you Safari Stu.

Welcome Back!

By Cherry Class, in Year 1 - Friday, 9 September 2022

Cherry Class have had a fantastic start to Year 1!

"We get to play outside."

"We started writing sentences."

"I like independent time because we get to play with our friends."

"I like dancing."

They have been making new friends and learning to work in a group.  Well done Cherry Class, excellent teamwork!