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Cherwell Class Year 1


Welcome to Cherwell Class!

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Welcome Back to Cherwell Class!

Miss Penn and Mrs Fisk



We hope you have had a lovely Easter break filled with chocolate eggs! Over the year so far the children have grown so much and come so far. This term we are going to have great fun with our new topic, Ocean Adventures!


As part of our topic we will be looking at holidays around the world and learning about different travel destinations. We will also be comparing British seaside holidays from the Victorian period with seaside holidays today. We will be learning about pirates and will look at the features of pirate ships and their purposes; the continents that they travel to; the language of pirates and much more!.


In Literacy the children will continue to work on sounding out sentences independently in their work. They will be writing stories and poems about the seaside and they will even make their own holiday brochures about different holiday destinations. We will also be learning the story of ‘The Pirates Next Door’.


In Numeracy the children are deepening their understanding of place value and number through different play-based and formal activities. They will also be exploring measurements, money and time.



Reading books and word lists will be changed on a Monday and sent home every evening each week. Please read with your child and write a short comment 6 times a week in their reading record. As before, these comments can be about their school books or books from home. Please continue to practise all of the sounds in the back of their reading records to reinforce these.


Spellings will be changed on a Friday and sent home in your child’s green spelling book. This book can be kept at home and returned on the following Friday. We will have a spelling test on Friday to see how your child is getting on.


Education City: Your child has their own username and password which has been sent home in a letter but please let us know if you need another copy. Every Friday we will add a piece of homework that your child can complete using their log in details. If your child does not have access to a computer please speak to your child’s class teacher.


We will be sending additional phonics homework to some of the children during the week too.



Please make sure that your child’s clothing is named, including PE kit and plimsoles.

During the Summer term the weather can be very hot so please ensure that your child is prepared with a named sunhat and sunglasses if necessary. They will also need to have sun-cream applied in the morning if the weather is very hot for that day.


End of the Day

If you need to discuss anything with teachers at the end of the school day, please wait until all children have been collected by their parents.

Secondly, a kind reminder that pick up is at 3.10pm. Please be there promptly to collect your child.


Dates for your diary


Friday 22nd June – INSET day


Tuesday 26th June – Infant Sports Day


Wednesday 4th July – Little Hampton Trip (Cherwell)


Wednesday 11th July – Cherwell Class Assembly


Friday 20th July – End of term! (12 noon finish).