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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 8th April  - School re-opens

Monday 6th May  - School closed for May Day Bank Holiday

Thursday 23rd May - Year 1 Showcase Assembly @2:40pm

Friday 24th May - School closes for half-term break

Monday 3rd June - 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 be finding out about and writing a non-chronological report using the past tense about Whitby and Blackpool Then and Now. .

We will read the book 'Nen and the Lonely Fisherman' and then write a setting description using the present tense of the calm and angry seas.



During Maths we will begin to learn about Mass and Volume. We will also start to develop our Multiplication and Division skills, as well as Fractions.


Our topic this half term is 'Seasonal Changes'. During this topic we will find out about the changes across the four seasons. We will observe and describe weather typically associated with each season and discover how the length of the day varies. 




Our topic in History is 'The Seaside in the Past'. 

During this topic we will be learning about where holidays took place in the past and finding the locations on a map. We will find out about and describe what the seaside looked like in the 1950's. Finally, we will use sources to create a postcard home from the seaside in the 1950’s.



Design & Technology
In D.T. we will be creating a healthy snack that KS1 children can eat outside in the playground at breaktime or perhaps a smoothie.



 Religious Education 

Our key questions for RE are

'Is Shabbat important to Jewish children?' and

 'Are religious celebrations important to people?'


 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 'Relationships'


This half term we will be focusing on 'Kwik Cricket'

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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