Hollingbourne Primary School
Hollingbourne | Maidstone | ME17 1UA

Welcome to Cherry Class!

Here you will find all the news and events from the class! If you have any feedback, please let Mrs Nurden and Mrs Tong know.

Thank you to all those parents who came to the children's bring and buy sale for Children in Need. We really enjoyed the event and hope that you did too.

As we move on through Term 2 we are really busy preparing our Nativity play for you to come and watch on Thursday 6th December at 2pm and 6pm. If you enjoyed our band performance and dancing then you will love our nativity play. 

We are also looking forward to singing at the senior villagers Christmas tea, going out on a trip to the theatre in Canterbury, having a Christmas party, eating Christmas dinner and many other fun Christmas activities. 

Term 2 in Cherry Class

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?

Making playdough

Making playdough

Stirring and mixing

Stirring and mixing

Playing with the playdough

Playing with the playdough

Week 1

Practising my letters

Practising my letters

Look what I can write

Look what I can write

I found seeds inside the beans

I found seeds inside the beans

Funky fingers table

Funky fingers table

My dog needs a thinner bone!

My dog needs a thinner bone!

'The slide is closed'

'The slide is closed'

Term 1 continues ...

Careful balancing.

Careful balancing.

Great concentration and focus.

Great concentration and focus.

'Is it full yet?'

'Is it full yet?'

Making notes.

Making notes.

Ordering, measuring and labelling the bears.

Ordering, measuring and labelling the bears.

Working together.

Working together.

Our trip to Maidstone.

We travelled by train.

We travelled by train.

We lined up to choose our favourite.

We lined up to choose our favourite.

We stuffed our playful puppy.

We stuffed our playful puppy.

We woke up our hearts.

We woke up our hearts.

We rubbed them on our body.

We rubbed them on our body.

We made wishes for our puppy.

We made wishes for our puppy.

We put all of our hearts in the puppy.

We put all of our hearts in the puppy.

We chose an outfit for him.

We chose an outfit for him.

We said the beary promise.

We said the beary promise.

Lunch in the gardens.

Lunch in the gardens.

It was lovely and sunny.

It was lovely and sunny.

Looking at books with a friend.

Looking at books with a friend.

Choosing a book to borrow.

Choosing a book to borrow.

Travelling back by train.

Travelling back by train.

Welcome to Buddy! Our playful puppy!

Welcome to Buddy! Our playful puppy!

Lots of learning and fun in Term 1!

Writing a party invite.

Writing a party invite.

The story of the 4 bears.

The story of the 4 bears.

'I can write the number 4'

'I can write the number 4'

Writing numbers.

Writing numbers.

We are firefighters! We need water!

We are firefighters! We need water!

Help! The slide is on fire!

Help! The slide is on fire!

Cherry Class band.

Cherry Class band.

Our performance.

Our performance.

'I can make pink paint'

'I can make pink paint'

Counting bottles.

Counting bottles.

Painting box models.

Painting box models.

Learning letter sounds.

Learning letter sounds.

Having fun exploring our classroom!

cutting and sticking

cutting and sticking

What tool shall I use?

What tool shall I use?

I can go round the garden!

I can go round the garden!

Look what happens if I blow!

Look what happens if I blow!

I love drawing and colouring!

I love drawing and colouring!

I learned how to put the wheels on!

I learned how to put the wheels on!

we help each other

we help each other

looking closely at shells and stones

looking closely at shells and stones

den making

den making

Please come to my party!

Please come to my party!

Is it full up yet?

Is it full up yet?

jumping in muddy puddles!

jumping in muddy puddles!

making a lost dog poster

making a lost dog poster

junk modelling

junk modelling

Basketball club is fun!

Basketball club is fun!

Look what we have been up to this term...

Term 4

Paying for snack using 1p's and 2p's

Paying for snack using 1p's and 2p's

Recognising and ordering numbers

Recognising and ordering numbers

Which number is more? Why?

Which number is more? Why?

Writing using P3 sounds

Writing using P3 sounds

Writing character names

Writing character names

Writing in 'Play to learn'

Writing in 'Play to learn'

"My 2's are getting better"

"My 2's are getting better"

"Number Dance helps me"

"Number Dance helps me"

"I can write a 4 now"

"I can write a 4 now"

Building a lego model with friends

Building a lego model with friends

A home with room for our cars

A home with room for our cars

We worked together

We worked together

Mother's Day Surprise

We had a lovely time welcoming our Mums to their Mothers Day Surprise. We hope that they enjoyed their cards, gifts, song, poem and the children's thoughts about their Mum.

Welcoming our Mums

Welcoming our Mums

Reading our Razzle Dazzle writing

Reading our Razzle Dazzle writing

Giving a card and a gift

Giving a card and a gift

More Term 4 fun in Cherry Class

Balancing can be quite tricky!

Balancing can be quite tricky!

We have been learning 'ow'

We have been learning 'ow'

Making a collar for my cat.

Making a collar for my cat.

Weighing 'moon rocks'

Weighing 'moon rocks'

'It balances! Look!'

'It balances! Look!'

A car track outside.

A car track outside.

A space station for our rockets

A space station for our rockets

Another space station!

Another space station!

What about this one?

What about this one?

What shall I build today!

What shall I build today!

'I am balancing!'

'I am balancing!'

'I made a 3 man bobsleigh'

'I made a 3 man bobsleigh'

Our trip to the Planetarium

What a view!

What a view!

Going into the Planetarium

Going into the Planetarium

The Planetarium show

The Planetarium show

Ted is looking for the Big Bear

Ted is looking for the Big Bear

Exploring the galleries

Exploring the galleries

Lunch with firends

Lunch with firends

Our moon walking workshop

Our moon walking workshop

We had lots of fun!

We had lots of fun!

Our trip to Pizza Express

On Tuesday 24th April we travelled by train to Pizza Express in Maidstone. We decorated a chef's hat, learned about the ingredients we would be using and learned how to make a pizza. We had great fun making our pizza which we got to take home for our tea. It was really yummy!

Decorating our hats

Decorating our hats

Mrs Tong made a hat too

Mrs Tong made a hat too

Tasting the ingredients

Tasting the ingredients

Ready at the kitchen counter

Ready at the kitchen counter

Pressing the dough to make the base

Pressing the dough to make the base

The pizza chef stretching the dough

The pizza chef stretching the dough

Our bases in the pizza tray

Our bases in the pizza tray

Adding the tomato sauce

Adding the tomato sauce

Cheese on top. Ready to be cooked!

Cheese on top. Ready to be cooked!

Vinters Valley Nature Reserve

On Thursday 17th May we visited Vinters Valley Nature Reserve. We met Steve the warden who looks after the nature reserve. We enjoyed exploring the wildlife there. We went on a scavenger hunt, made up a song, sat quietly and listened to nature, went pond dipping, went on a slow worm and honey bee hunt, hunted for minibeasts, made up a story, saw some goslings, saw a giant redwood tree and some bamboo from china. What a busy day!

We did lots of walking!

We did lots of walking!

What will we find living in the pond?

What will we find living in the pond?

On stage to tell our minibeast story

On stage to tell our minibeast story

Is their a slow worm here?

Is their a slow worm here?

No! Keep looking!

No! Keep looking!

Lunch under the big oak tree.

Lunch under the big oak tree.

Cute goslings!

Cute goslings!

We can make symmetrical patterns.