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:

Squiggle while you wiggle!

In Nursery we enjoy weekly 'Squiggle while you wiggle' sessions. These sessions help develop gross and fine motor skills, providing children with the skills they need to help them to write when they are ready! First we dance with our flipper flappers. Then we practise the movement of the week in a sensory resource (flour, foam. cornflour etc), then with chalk and finally on paper! Let's get squiggling!! 

 Dancing practise       Sensory pracitse               Chalk practise                  Paper practise              

Our first half term:

We have had a fantastic first half term in Nursery. Here are a selection of our favourite experiences from the past 8 weeks! 

We enjoyed our sleepy slumber party at the beginning of the term! Mmm, hot chocolate! 

We were so excited when we met our pet guinea pigs. We love looking after them! 

On 'Yellow' day we enjoyed lots of activites which help us have a healthy mind.

With the help of Luna we found some sticks and turned them into magic wands. Abracadabra! 

We had so much fun watching 'Peace at Last' when they came to school. We listened to lots of music and watched some super acting.

We investigated pumpkins! We scooped out the inside, felt the seeds and smelt them! 

Our second half term:

We have had a busy second half of the term in Nursery. We explored Atuumn and had lots of fun during the run up to Christmas! Here are a few examples of our favourite activities:

We enjoyed our Autumn walk at the beginning of term. Our grown-ups helped us find a variety of Autumnal treasures and we made lots of lovely crafts.

We enjoyed our road safety day. We wore our stripey clothes and learnt how to be safe on the roads.

We enjoyed eploring the ice! It is getting much colder now, brrrrr!

We had so much fun during our polar express day! We especially enjoyed our hot chocolate.

We explored the snow in our water tray. It was very soft and fluffy.

We are fantastic at decorating our Christmas tree in the funky fingers area.

We enjoyed watching our very own firework display on Bonfire Night! Whooosh, Bang! 

We constructed a new pen for our pet Guinea Pigs. They love it and so do we!

We have been retelling the story of the first Christmas this month.

We designed and made our own Christmass tree in the playdough!

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