Bellefield CofE Primary & Nursery School

Chestnut & Cherry Classes (Y1)


Chestnut Class

Class teacher: Miss Rogers (Mrs Mason on a Tuesday)

Teaching assistants: Miss Udell

Cherry Class

Class teacher: Miss Hinett (Mrs Stevens on a Friday)


Dear Parents/Carers,

A very warm welcome to Year 1! This term, we will be focusing on the topic 'Once Upon a Time'! Within this topic, we will be learning about castles and the royal family. In Science this term, we are learning about types of plants, how plants grow and will even be doing our very own plant growing experiment. In DT, we are going to be learning how to create our very own moving story book!


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). 

Your child will choose a lending library book each week. Cherry can choose a library book on a Thursday and Chestnut can choose on a Friday. In school we will keep track of which books have been chosen and the books will be changed every Friday for Chestnut, and every Wednesday for Cherry.

As a parent/carer, you are your child's first and most important teacher. When you help your child learn to read, you are opening the door to a world of books and learning. Reading aloud to children is the best way to get them interested in reading. Before long they will grow to love stories and books! With the help of parents, children can learn how to read and they will have a whole world of information and knowledge at their fingertips!



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.

Chestnut PE lessons - Monday and Wednesday.

Cherry PE lessons - Tuesday and Wednesday.

As the weather turns warmer, please make sure your child has a hat and suncream.


The deadline for Summer homework is Tuesday the 9th of July. If you have any questions, ask/message Miss Rogers!


summer term homework project docx.pdf


Class Dojo

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


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


term 5 knowledge organiser.pdf