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Cherry Class

Welcome to Cherry Class!


Cherry Class are our Year 1 children, so there is a strong emphasis on acquiring basic literacy and numeracy skills and practising these across a broad and balanced curriculum. The learning contexts are carefully chosen to be engaging and inspiring.



Ash, Cherry and Elder classes are taught by members of the EYFS and KS1 Team.


They are:

Mrs Harding (Monday - Friday)

Mrs Stuart (Monday - Thursday)

Mrs Patterson (Thursday)

Mrs Harris (Friday)

Mrs Goatley, Mrs Lyford and Mrs Thornhill


If you have a query about your child, you are welcome to speak to any member of the team who can direct you to the most appropriate person if needed.

Picture Gallery - Andy Goldsworthy inspired art work

Current Timetable


Pupil equipment list

As stated in our recent newsletter, at school your child will be given their own pen, pencil, whiteboard and whiteboard pen

Please ensure your child brings 

  • a named small clear soft plastic water bottle with a non spill lid
  • their book bag with their reading book and Number Bond Challenge Card (Y2 to begin with)
  • all uniform and outdoor clothing clearly labelled
  • spare pair of socks for PE



Cherry Class has a library session every Tuesday. So please remember to bring in library books on this day so that they can be exchanged.



PE kits should be available in school every day but this term our usual PE sessions will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please ensure that you include a  pair of socks for your child to change into and also ensure that they have plimsols or trainers at school on rainy days



This term the children can change and take home two reading books every Monday from their specific phonics or coloured book band baskets. Please encourage your child to read and reread these texts daily to build up their fluency and confidence with reading. 

The children will also bring home their Number Bond Challenge Card. Please support your child to focus and work on their current star challenge, and let them know when you feel they are ready to be tested in school. Please also ensure that the Number Bond Challenge Card is in your child's book bag every day as they will also be tested on a rotational basis.  


Reading at Brightwalton School

Please find the following information, which clarifies and explains the approach to reading at our school. 


Cherry Class Number Bond Challenge

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Watch the video to see how you can earn your bronze, silver and gold stars for each set of number bonds.

Phonics and Reading Information session for Parents & Carers June 2021

Please find below the information shared in our Zoom session on Wednesday 9th June 2021.  If you have any questions, please contact your child's class teacher via the school office.  There will be further information sessions to recap and extend on this subject in the Autumn term.

Articulation of phonemes video clip

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