Cherry Class

Cherry Class is one of the Year 1 classes at Westlea. We are super proud of how each and every child has settled in to year 1 during the first term. We are always showing positive Westlea behaviours including magnificent manners and lovely listening.

We understand that children have different learning styles and encourage learning in a variety of ways. We are a class family and always encourage positive qualities including kindness and consideration towards others and ourselves.

Class teacher: Mrs Blewett (Monday – Thursday), Mrs Edmonds (Friday)

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Wardop. We are also lucky to have Mrs Haywood, Miss Bailey and Mrs Webb in class helping with specific children.

Reading and phonics.

We are currently taking small steps to promoting independence and responsibility with our own learning and self care. We encourage the children to have a go even if we find something tricky as making mistakes is how we learn.

We are having a big focus on phonics and developing early reading skills. Supporting your child with home reading is invaluable! You should be aiming to read at least 5 times a week. Remember to record it in your reading record. We count up the number of reads every term and the children will receive a certificate.


During Term 2 we will be sending home pick and mix homework activities. You will have the chance to choose which homework activity to complete each week. You will receive points for each piece of homework you complete.

What do I need?

  • Coat, hat, scarf, gloves

  • Water bottle

  • Bag or book bag – reading records/books to be kept in your bookbag or bag.

  • Lunch box (if needed)

  • Wellies – to be kept in school.

  • Snack – fruit or plain biscuits if needed.

  • PE Days – Wednesday and Thursday: Children to come in to school with their PE kits.

  • Please put your child’s name on everything!

Useful Documents

Year 1 Overview