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Orchard Primary Academy

1 Cherry

Welcome to 1 Cherry


                                             Dream Big, Dare to Fail

  Welcome to the Class Page for 1 Cherry. 

We hope that you find the information on this page useful. If you have any further questions please speak to a member of the Year 1 Team

Our Class name is:





The Class Teacher in 1 Cherry is:


  Mrs Myers 


 The Class Teacher is also supported by:



 Miss Wells

Important Information

Click the link below to view the Year 1 Timetable :

 Year 1 Timetable 

1 Cherry  PE Day: Friday

On this day, children can come to school in their PE kits for the whole day. 

Please ensure your children has the following PE kit - 
- Plain white T- shirt or polo shirt

- Plain black shorts (on warm days)

- Plain black track-suit bottoms (on colder days)

- Trainers or pumps.

On PE day, children need to pack a spare jumper/ hoody for colder days or in case the weather becomes colder throughout the day.

White PE T-shirts with the Orchard Logo are available to order from: https://www.sptuniforms.co.uk/product-category/orchard-primary-academy/


1 Cherry Library day is: EVERY OTHER Friday

The children will be able to select a book to bring home and share.  Please ensure that this book comes back into school on the following Wednesday, to swap for another.

The children in 1 Cherry class will also receive a new home reading book weekly.  We suggest reading a few pages each night. Parents need to record home reading on our digital reading record - Boom Reader.

Click on the Boom Reader logo below to take you to the parents log in page

Key Dates

Monday 6th November - School Re-opens for Autumn 2

Thursday 21st December- Last day of half term.

Friday 22nd December - Sunday 7th January- Christmas Holidays

Monday 8th January  - School re-opens.

This half term we will be learning ...


We use a teaching programme called Read Write Inc. (RWI) to teach our children to read and spell. In RWI lessons, the children are taught new sounds and these progress from set 1 - 3. In Year 1, children continue to learn set 2 sounds, consolidate set 1 sounds and progress onto set 3 sounds.

Children learn to read words by sound-blending using a frog called Fred. Fred says the sounds and children help him blend the sounds to read each word. Children also learn to read red words on sight. Red words are words that cannot be segmented or blended.

Here is a video showing you how to pronounce each sound. 



This half term we will cover one Non-Fiction Text as well as one Fiction text.  We will write a recount of our visit to the Woodlands.

We will read the book 'Clean Up' and then write our own fictional Diary.


During Maths we will be learning all about Place Value within 20. During these lessons we will compare and order numbers within 20.

We will also learn about Position and Direction during this half term.


Our topic this half term is 'Materials'. During this topic we will identify and name different types of materials. We will then sort objects based upon the materials that they are made from.


Our topic in History is called 'My Local Area'. During this topic we will be naming the different seasons of the year. We will explore Chickenley to name local landmarks and different buildings. We will also name the different jobs that people in our local area hold.  

Art & Design 
In Art & Design we will be using materials to design and make vehicles to help our local area.

Religious Education 

Our key question for RE is 'What gifts might Christians in my town have given to baby Jesus ?'  We will focus upon the celebration of Christmas including the Nativity.

PSHE Jigsaw

We have a weekly Jigsaw lesson to help us talk about our emotions and to learn mindfulness.

This half term our topic is 'Celebrating Differences'


This half term we will be focusing on 'Gymnastics'


Author Focus 

Author Focus

Every half term, we will have an author focus. This gives us the opportunity to learn about a range of different authors, their writing style and enjoy a range of books written by them.

This half term we will be focussing on the books by the author, Julia Donaldson.


Here are some of her books.


Which is your favourite?


Links to try at home

 Here are websites which you can use at home to support your child's learning. 

Read Write Inc. Guide for Parents

Phonics Games

Free Reading Books

Maths Games

Active Dance Break

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