Year 5 go to watch Oliver at Fernhill

On Thursday, Pine Class were invited to watch Oliver at Fernhill Language College.The class had been studying extracts from Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, so they were excited to see the story come to life.There was some amazing singing and acting and all of the children had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Many thanks to Fernhill for

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Posted in April 2017

This week in brief

This week Monday: Year 2 Maths Workshop Tuesday: Year 1 Maths Workshop Wednesday: Year 4 Ukelele Concert @ 9.20am; Year 4 Exhibition @ 10am; Year R Maths Workshop Friday: Year 6 Maths Workshop. Also, teachers are attending training for PE & Writing Moderation.

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Posted in April 2017

World Book Day Outcomes

We recently blogged to show you what Cherrywood pupils did on World Book Day.  This blog can be found *here*. The outcomes are now up around our school and we thought you’d like to see the range of creative writing, poetry, sculpture, drama, drawing and collage that was created!  The children spent the entire day

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Posted in March 2017

Chair of Governors Blog: WHAT HAS YOUR GOVERNING BODY BEEN DOING?

Governors have again been busy on your behalf: Monitoring: We have been monitoring progress in relation to School Improvement Priorities including carrying out learning walks, book scrutiny, pupil conferencing and data reviews focusing on our SEND and Pupil Premium children, and reading. It is always a pleasure to be in school and meet with pupils.

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Posted in March 2017

Reading heroes!

You will have noticed in our recent newsletters that there is an addition to our regular weekly rewards! We have started weekly Reading Hero presentations. A pupil will be chosen by each class teacher, each week,  who has shown particular effort, achievement or improvement in reading.  They can also be chosen because they have been a role model in showing their

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Posted in March 2017

Year 6 Parent Reading Workshop

Thanks to the year 6 parents who made it to the reading workshop this afternoon. For those of you who missed it, the key information is here: Mr Welsh’s Advice for Parents Ensure that your children see you reading Encourage children to join in – ask your child to read out a recipe, TV listings, etc Give books

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Posted in March 2017

World Book Day 2017

The children and staff of Cherrywood dressed up as their favourite book characters today.  They very much enjoyed working with different children and teachers on a book they chose last week.  Activities included art, drama, creative writing, poetry and music.  Once completed we will blog pictures of the display of work produced by each of the groups.  A taster of the

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Posted in March 2017

Year 5 are on a magic carpet ride…. Parent Reading Workshop

Year 5 and their parents had an ‘Arabian Nights’ reading workshop this afternoon.  (Thank you to all parents who attended!) If you weren’t able to attend you can find all of the information here: Year 5 Reading Workshop Information. This will give you information on how you can support your child to make progress in

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Posted in February 2017

Read s’more books! Year 4 Campsite Reading Workshop

(Apologies for the photos appearing upside down for some- this will be rectified as soon as possible!) A strong, lasting bond between families and children is founded on shared interests, excitement, and wonder – all of which can be achieved by reading for pleasure, which opens doorways to safely explore new worlds and concepts that

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Posted in February 2017

Year 2 had a ‘whale’ of a time reading to their parents today!

Thanks to the many parents and carers of Elm class pupils that came to their reading workshop the afternoon.  The children thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to read to their parents with all of their friends. Mrs Plascott’s presentation notes can be found here. Find more information on how you can support your child with reading at home

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Posted in February 2017

Investing in books for 7-11s

Recently, we have significantly extended our reading scheme for older pupils.  This will mean your child may have been a ‘free reader’ and will now be given a reading scheme book again.  We would like to re-assure you this is to ensure they are sufficiently challenged and are not freely choosing books that do not

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Posted in February 2017

Book banding information and suggestions for supporting your child with reading at each stage

Book bands are indicated on books by the sticker colour on the side.  The colour of the spine varies between publishers.  Most of our reading scheme books come from Oxford Reading Tree.  The book banding system is used nation wide and any scheme can fit into it.  The picture below shows how the book bands

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Posted in February 2017

Oh I do like to be beside the….. library! Year 3 Parent Reading Workshop

A big thanks to all the parents who attended the year 3 seaside themed reading workshop this afternoon! Here is a link to the presentation: Larch Reading Workshop. This is the website that Mrs Gillatt highly recommended: Love Reading 4 Kids (Free online book available when you register).   Check out the ‘holidays reading snaps’ below!

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Posted in February 2017

With great practise, comes great reading. Year 1 – Superhero Reading Workshop

Thanks to the many year 1 parents who attended the Superhero Reading Workshop today.  Pupils simply loved having their parents in school reading to them! The information that Mrs Gurung shared in the session can be found here: Year 1 Reading Workshop Chestnut.  All parents were given a bookmark with question prompts that they can ask their child. 

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Posted in February 2017

Reminder to parents: Reading Workshops!

Each class is having a parent-pupil reading workshop this week or the first week back after half term.  You will get time to spend with your child in class with some lovely books to choose from.  Your child’s class teacher will be on hand to answer questions and give advice on how you can best

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Posted in February 2017

Year 3 Recommend….

The year 3 girls are up first in our series of book recommendations…   Mariana recommends… Want to buy it?  Click here: Amazon link to ‘The kitten nobody wanted’. Nyah also recommends Holly Webb… Want to buy it?  Click here: Amazon link to ‘Misty the abandoned kitten’. Other books in the series by Holly Webb:

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Posted in February 2017

Reading Heroes!

You may have noticed in our most recent newsletter that we have added a new reward to our weekly presentations during Celebration Assembly on a Friday:  Reading Heroes! Each week class teachers will choose a pupil who has improved, achieved or inspired others with their love of reading. That pupil will get awarded with a special

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Posted in February 2017

Year 4 Parent ‘Campsite’ Reading Event

Reading workshop – Oak

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Posted in February 2017

Year 3 Parent ‘Seaside’ Reading Event

Reading workshop – Larch

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Posted in February 2017

Year 6 Parent Reading Event

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Posted in February 2017