Hormead C of E
First and Nursery School

"Love of Learning, Love of Life Itself and Love of God"

"I have come that they may have life and have it to the full." John 10:10

Cherry Class Reception

Welcome to Cherry Class

We are the Reception class here at Hormead; our class teacher is Mrs Guilliam. Mrs Plumb and Mrs Livings ("Mrs Kim") are our lovely teaching assistants. Mrs Burns-Leake also supports us as a 1:1 teaching assistant.


Every Wednesday, Mrs Wignall teaches us at Forest School. We also have our PE session on a Tuesday with Mr Fitzgerald.


On our class page, you will find regular updates on our learning and useful information. Alongside our page, please see Class Dojo for our regularly updated class stories and any new messages. We will continually update yourselves on any key dates, events, reminders or important information, therefore, please check there daily.


If you have any questions or any concerns, you are very welcome to message us through Class Dojo. 


Many thanks and kind regards, 

Mrs Guilliam


Our Team

Mrs Guilliam

Class Teacher

Mrs Plumb

Early Years Practitioner

Mrs Burns-Leake

1:1 Support

Mrs Kim

Early Years Practitioner


Our Curriculum 2023-2024


Autumn 1Let's Explore 
Autumn 2Marvellous Machines - (to include a visit to Duxford IWM)
Spring 1Once Upon A Time
Spring 2Animal Kingdom
Summer 1Time To Grow!
Summer 2At The Seaside


Our curriculum topic planning is planned in advance of each half term, however our daily activities, teaching and learning are also led by the children's own interests and curiosities and is adapted as necessary.

What does a day in Cherry Class look like?


Each morning begins with 'busy fingers' (a range of fine motor skills activities) as the children come in and settle, and registration takes place.


We do a daily phonics session following Little Wandle. Our weekly maths sessions follow White Rose planning. Throughout the week, we also have a range of other adult-led sessions such as Literacy, RE, PE and PSHE, as well as 'Drawing Club' and 'Chatterbox Time'.


We also spend lots of time in 'busy learning' (child-initiated play) where the children have the opportunity to play, create and explore their own interests and ideas. Children have access to our well-resourced indoor and outdoor areas.


In our class, we also love to share stories together and explore lots of interesting types of books!


Spring 1 Sounds - Phase 3

This Phase 3 sounds taught in Reception Spring 1 video is designed to be shared with families to help them support the learning at home.

Autumn 2 Sounds - Phase 2

This Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 2 video is designed to be shared with families to help them to support learning at home.

Autumn 1 Sounds - Phase 2

Spring Term - What have we been doing?