Hollingbourne Primary School
Hollingbourne | Maidstone | ME17 1UA

Welcome to Cherry Class!

Welcome to our class page! Here you will lots of pictures and information about what we have been up to in Cherry Class. 

Going into Term 2 our learning will be based around the theme 'Bright Lights, Dark Nights', sometimes our learning may take a twist as we think it is really important to run with the children's interests. This term we will be thinking about celebrations such as Diwali, Firework Night, Christmas as well as learning about Winter.

 

Thank you for your continued support and if you need any help or if you have any questions please speak to Miss Lake or myself, we are always available for a chat.

Mrs Ischt and Miss Lake

Term 2 -Bright Lights, Dark Nights.

Week 6

This week we had a visit from a rather naughty little elf, he was sent to cherry class so we could teach him how to be good. With it we read "There is an Elf in your Book." We wrote letters to santa and posted them in the postbox opposite, we created christmas tree paintings and ordered the christmas light numbers.

Week 5

This week we really got into the swing of our Nativity practise. We read the Christmas Story and we had lots of activities out based around this theme. We made our own stick puppets and put on a puppet show, we explored a nativity scene and created stars.

Week 4

This week we read Jack Frost and we were very lucky because he came and sprinkled his magic all over Hollingbourne. He left lots of ice and frost and lots of sparkles. We enjoyed crunching the leaves and spotting the mini icicles around the playground. We created frosty collages, decorated a frosty window and described Jack Frost we even made our own winter themed repeating patterns.

Week 3

This week we read 'My Pet Star', we all had or very own star to care for, then we wrote instructions on how to look after it. We created constellations with star stickers and chalk,  made our own starry sky by cutting and sticking and we also practised counting stars. 

Phonics Workshop

We loved having our parents and carers with us for our phonics workshop. We loved showing them our classroom and teaching them a phonics lesson, the children decided that they were much better at all of their letter sounds! We taught the grownups a new sound just like we do everyday, and then we had lots of games and activities set up around the room for us to explore. Mrs Ischt and Miss Lake set the task over the weekend to have a go at a few of the phonics games we showed or try a new one! It was lovely to hear what you got up to!

Week 2

This week to celebrate bonfire night, we read 'Sparks in the Sky', which is a lovely ebook all about how people celebrate on firework night. We watched a video about fireworks and we drew them, writing down the sounds we heard them making. We continued our number practise, counting, reading and writing numbers as well as finding one more than a  given number. We painted fierworks, created glitter glue firework displays and shape rockets.

Week 1

This week we learned about Diwali, we read the story of Rama and Sita which taught us why people celebrate Diwali. Then we read Dipal's Diwali which taught us about how people celebrate. It was really interesting and we loved all of the colours. We made our own Diva's out of salt dough and decorated them to take home. Throughout the week we made rangoli patterns, designed our own mehndi and counted divas. At the end of the week, we began to read Room on the Broom and with it we made lots of potions, rescued the spiders from their webs using tweezers and we designed and created our own broomsticks.

Term 1 - Super me, Super you!

Term 1 was a very exciting term for us in Cherry Class because we had a lot of firsts! We started school for the first time, had our first lunch at school, took home our first book and reading buddy, had our first harvest festival, had our first visitor and our first trip! Have a look below at all of the wonderful things we got up to.

Our First Trip - Pumpkin Picking

We found so many types of pumpkins at Pumpkin Moon. The field was very muddy and a few of us lost wellyboots which Mrs Ischt had to fish out of the mud for us! Thankfully the weather stayed nice for us but it didn't stop us getting the bus stuck in the mud and having to have 4 members of staff push is off of the field!

Week 7

This week we continued with our Superveggie theme and read Supertato Veggies Assemble. We also got really stuck into our outside construction.

Week 6

This week we read Supertato which was very exciting! We wrote secret codes, revealing them by painting over the top, we mashed up peas, made super hero masks and we created our own superveggies.

Week 5

This week we read Oliver's Vegetables which was very fitting seeing as it was Harvest Festical this week. We created our own scarecrow, weighed vegetables and cleaned them too. 

Week 4

We read 'Little Acorns' this week and had lots of autumn themed activities. We made leaf crowns and explored autumn objects. As a school, we held a Macmillan Coffee morning, so we had lots of dessert themed activities in the classroom. We decorated biscuits, made icecream sundaes and we made playdough cupcakes.

Week 3

We kicked off this week with the book 'The Very Helpful Hedgehog'. We went on a hedgehog hunt looking for clues that hedgehogs may live in our playground, it ended with us finding a hedgehog, in our classroom! We all got to hold the hedgehog and stroke it if we wanted too. We did lots of other hedgehog and autumn themed activities to go alongside our book.

Week 1 and 2

Our focus for these two weeks were settling into Cherry Class, making friends and learning the rules. Mrs Ischt and Miss Lake listened to the things we liked when they came to visit us at our houses and then set them up in the classroom to make sure we came in nice and happy. We read lots of books that the children brought in for us to share, and we also began to explore the idea of Autumn with the book The Leaf Man.

Term 5 : Our trip to Pizza Express.

We went on the train to Maidstone to visit Pizza Express. We learned about the ingredients, the dough and the sauce. We used our fingers to make an edge for the dough, we spread the sauce over the base and then we added the cheese. Our pizzas were then cooked in the oven. 

We took our pizza home and had it for our tea. It was yummy!

Back at school we have learned lots on the theme of pizza: we have learned about half and quarter of a shape, half of a number, written stories about pizzas, made symmetrical pizzas and sold pizza in our Pizza Kitchen.

Term 4 in Cherry Class

We have had lots of fun this term. We have enjoyed exploring different ways of travelling. We had a lovely trip to the National Maritime Museum. We had fun on World Book Day sharing books in the hall with everyone. We have enjoyed the pancake race and all the Hollingbourne Easter events. 

We have also really enjoyed experimenting with the speed stacks for the Inter-school speed stack challenge. We made some amazing towers and buildings. We made a tower with 20 layers!

We hope you enjoy looking at some photos of our time during term 4.

Our trip to The National Maritime Museum

At the Nationasl Maritime Museum we went on a 'Monster Hunt, had lunch with a lovely view, went and played in a lovely park and explored the 'Ahoy Gallery'.

We had a lovely time and could have stayed for longer as there was so much to explore! 

We had a lovely day!

Term 3 in Cherry Class

With all the excitement of Christmas over term 3 began. We have been thinking about Toys, enjoying learning about number with Numberblocks, learning lots of Phase 3 digraphs and learning to write all our letters correctly.

We visited Maidstone Museum for a toys workshop and called in at the library to find books featuring information or stories about toys. We also went up to the campfire to learn how to be safe around the campfire, light the fire, toast marshmallows and make popcorn.

Week 7

Off to the campfire.

Off to the campfire.

Yummy toasted marshmallows!

Yummy toasted marshmallows!

Cooking the popcorn.

Cooking the popcorn.

Transporting water to the sand.

Transporting water to the sand.

Sharing my toys with a friend.

Sharing my toys with a friend.

A ladder taller than us.

A ladder taller than us.

Week 6

Camp fire role play.

Camp fire role play.

A lovely cut and stick picture.

A lovely cut and stick picture.

Police with mobile phones.

Police with mobile phones.

A group balance in PE.

A group balance in PE.

Writing about a teddy bear.

Writing about a teddy bear.

Wonderful artwork.

Wonderful artwork.

Week 5

Puppet play in a den.

Puppet play in a den.

Balancing with a friend.

Balancing with a friend.

Can you see some ways to make 10?

Can you see some ways to make 10?

Maths games with Oak and Pine.

Maths games with Oak and Pine.

Maths games with Oak and Pine.

Maths games with Oak and Pine.

A robot made of cubes.

A robot made of cubes.

Week 4

Reading high frequency words.

Reading high frequency words.

Tricky words with Trevor.

Tricky words with Trevor.

Writing numbers.

Writing numbers.

Can I get the ball back in?

Can I get the ball back in?

Castle play in the sand.

Castle play in the sand.

Making a beat.

Making a beat.

Our trip to Maidstone Museum and library

Puppets that are new.

Puppets that are new.

Old yo-yos.

Old yo-yos.

At the library.

At the library.

Week 3

I can write.

I can write.

I am exploring ways to make 10.

I am exploring ways to make 10.

I am concentrating.

I am concentrating.

Trying to break the ice.

Trying to break the ice.

Transporting the ice.

Transporting the ice.

Using some new sounds.

Using some new sounds.

Week 2

Painting boxes.

Painting boxes.

What shall I make with my box?

What shall I make with my box?

Sorting and organising.

Sorting and organising.

Writing a number sentence.

Writing a number sentence.

Writing sh words.

Writing sh words.

Look at our fire truck!

Look at our fire truck!

Term 2 in Cherry Class

Christmas Party time!

We had great fun dancing and playing games at our Christmas Party. We went to the hall with the whole school for party food and a visit from Father Christmas.

We hope that everyone has a fantastic Christmas!

We love dancing!

We love dancing!

Musical bumps

Musical bumps

Musical statues

Musical statues

Yummy party food

Yummy party food

Our Wriggly Nativity!

We worked really hard learning songs, dances and words to say. At last the time came to perform to our families and our friends. We were really nervous but we really enjoyed it. Mrs Nurden and Mrs Tong were very proud.

We were amazing!

BBC Children in Need

Cherry Class held a Bring and Buy sale with band and dance performances to raise money for Children in Need. We brought in things from home that we didn't want anymore, we decorated biscuits to sell, we made Pudsey posters, we sung and danced and we bought the things that other people didn't want. We invited our families and even got some of them to join in with the Super Movers Pudsey dance. We had great fun while raising £78 for Children in Need.

Well done Cherry Class! 

Cherry Class Band

Cherry Class Band

Our bring and buy sale

Our bring and buy sale

Selling books

Selling books

Nearly sold out!

Nearly sold out!

Week 3

Dancing and band

Dancing and band

Number play

Number play

This is our house

This is our house

One less. Can you see the Numberblocks?

One less. Can you see the Numberblocks?

'I like to write numbers'

'I like to write numbers'

Exploring 1 less.

Exploring 1 less.

Week 2

Would you like to buy a pencil?

Would you like to buy a pencil?

'I want to do a kicking k'

'I want to do a kicking k'

What's the score?

What's the score?