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 questions or feedback, please let Mrs Nurden and Mrs Tong know.

We hope that you enjoyed the Half term break and that the children are rested, relaxed and ready to continue their learning journey in Cherry Class during the coming term. 

Our topic during Term 6 is 'In the garden'. We will be learning about different minibeasts and creatures that live in different parts of the garden. We will be looking at and planting various vegetables and flowers. We will be visiting Vinters Valley to explore the wildlife that lives there and we are going to do some pond dipping too. We are also going on a trip to Tiny Tribe Outdoors which is a forest school. We will experience lots of outdoor learning there.

This term we are looking forward to sports day and we will be preparing for it by practising during our PE lessons. Term 6 is also the time when we get the opportunity to welcome the new intake and introduce them to Hollingbourne School.

We will certainly be making the most of our last term in Cherry Class!

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?

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.