F1 Cherry Tree


Miss S Parkinson


Mrs C Webb


Mrs D Gornall

Welcome to Cherry Tree class,

Cherry Tree class teacher is Miss Parkinson and the teaching assistants in our class are Mrs Webb and Miss Gornall. Our class is made up of 3 and 4 year old children. Our children attend AM or PM places or 30 hours per week. Our aim in Nursery class is to provide a happy and engaging environment which enables our children become effective learners and responsible citizens. We follow the EYFS curriculum and plan engaging topics which develop all seven areas outlined in this. Additionally, children have access to an indoor and outdoor continuous provision which enables them to explore and get involved in numerous learning activities.

Home learning:

Will you read me a story?

Key questions for our topic this term:

  •  What is your favourite story?

  •  Can you tell me about your favourite fairy tale characters?

  •  What makes a character a goodie or a baddie?

  •  Who lives in a castle?

  •  What would you find at the top of a beanstalk?

Some useful websites to support with home learning:



Hello Cherry Tree! 

Hope everyone is staying safe and well and staying indoors! Please check your emails or this page each morning for the daily challenge and please do email back photos or comments the children have made. We would love to see it and hear about what you have been up to. If anyone has any questions please email on cherrytree@msj.jmat.org.uk. Please look after each other and we miss you so much already! Can't wait to be back!

Lots of love

Cherry Tree 

Daily challenge:


Our first daily challenge is to go on a shape hunt! Can you find any circles, squares, triangles or rectangles around your house or garden? See if you can spot the shapes and tell your grown-ups what they are e.g. a square window. Please do take some photos and email them to our Nursery email address so I can see all the fantastic learning you have been doing :)

Jude found a circle and oval! Good hunting, Jude!

Lyra found lots of shapes today including a lovely heart :)


Thank you to those who sent me some shape hunt pictures to look at yesterday, it is lovely to see what you are up to during our time apart. Please do continue to send me messages and pictures of your child's home learning. If you are happy for your photographs to appear on the website please put 'website ok' on your message. 


The sun is making me feel happier today and I am going to spend some time tidying up the garden. For today's challenge I would like you to go outside and make a garden potion! Can you mix together some soil, flowers, stones, sticks and whatever else you can find outside? While you are making your potion can you describe and talk about the different textures of the ingredients? What can you feel, smell and see? Can you discuss what magic your garden potion could do? If you want to you could draw a picture of your magic potion! 

We miss you all lots, stay safe x

Well done, Cherry! I saw some amazing potions yesterday. I really liked how you explored using lots of vocabulary to describe them e.g. slimy and rough.


Good morning, Cherry. We are blessed with our weather at the moment so I am going to carry on setting some lovely outdoor challenges for the time being. 

Today I would like you to go on a sound walk. It is important for our phonics that we can tune into the different environmental sounds we can hear. Step outside and close your eyes - you could even lie-down. Can you hear anything? Tell your grown-ups all the different sounds you can hear. A car? birds? the trees rustling? Move around your garden to see if you can hear different things in different places.


After you have carried out your listening walk can you draw a picture of your favourite sound? I have just been into the garden for my own listening walk. I liked the sound of the birds chirping best. I am going to draw a bird!

I hope you have lots of fun during this phonics job today. Please do send me some pictures, I love to see what you have been up to! 


Miss you lots, stay safe

Miss P x 

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