Bellefield CofE Primary & Nursery School

Chestnut & Cherry Classes (Y1)

Cherry Class

Class teacher: Miss Brown

Teaching assistants: Miss Bailey and Mrs Mason (Tuesday)

Chestnut Class

Class teacher: Miss Rolfe

Teaching assistants: Miss Udell and Mrs Lawson (Monday and Tuesday)


Dear Parents/Carers,

A very warm welcome back to our final term of Year 1! This half term, we will be focusing on the topic 'Once upon a time'. Within this topic, we will be learning about castles. We will also be looking at Queen Elizabeth II as our significant person, learning about her life, her family and the importance of her work. 


Reading / Phonics

Phonics lessons are taught for 30 minutes everyday. The children read books linked to the sound we are learning in phonics and a new book will be sent home every week. Please ensure you are listening to your child read daily (little and often works best). 



Please make sure that your child has their P.E kit in school, with all items named. Your child should have a plain t-shirt, shorts and daps/trainers. As the weather turns colder, you may wish to provide trousers and a long sleeved top as well. 

Cherry PE lessons - Monday and Friday

Chestnut PE lessons - Monday and Tuesday



Homework is set every Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. Our homework links to our phonics learning. 


Class Dojo

We have been sharing our class learning and updates through the Class Dojo platform. Please speak to Miss Brown or Miss Rolfe for more information on how to set this up to view your child's learning! 


Important Dates

Thursday 26th May - Tropical Discovery Visit (at school)

Tuesday 16th May - Fairfield Animal Centre Trip (external visit)


To find out more about our learning this term, please look at the topic web and knowledge organiser below. 

y1 topic web once upon a time summer 2.pdf

y1 knowledge organiser term 6 once upon a time.pdf


The document below shows our focus books for this term.

book overview for once upon a time.pdf


 Cherry Class Timetable: 

cherry timetable summer 1.pdf


Fairfield Animal Centre Visit - Cherry Class


Bird Feeders


Museum trip


Andy Goldsworthy