Totternhoe Academy

With God’s love, we seek adventure with our minds and find a home for our hearts


Welcome to Cherry Class

Teacher: Miss Needham
Teaching Assistant: Miss Smith


Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Please find links to our class timetable and planning below:

This term our projects are:


Starry Night

This project explores the differences in the world at night compared to during the day. It teaches children about the importance of a good night’s sleep, and helps them to discover what is happening in the world while they are sleeping, including finding out about nocturnal animals.

Winter Wonderland

This project teaches children about the changes that happen during winter, including the types of weather associated with winter. It also explores places that have snow all year round and the types of animals that live there.


Dangerous Dinosaurs

This exciting project teaches children about the different animals that roamed Earth millions of years ago and how they are related to animals that live on Earth today.

Puddles and Rainbows

This mini project teaches children about the weather that happens during spring and allows them to explore natural phenomena, including rainbows. It supports them to explore colour in the natural world.


PE lessons will be every Wednesday so please remember to  wear PE kit to school.

Please make sure all items of clothing are named as this makes returning them to the correct child much easier! This includes shoes, plimsoles and wellies, and any spare clothes you put inside their PE bag.

Talk Through Stories


Talk through stories grows children's spoken vocabulary drawing on the best of children's literature.

Each week we will be reading a different story and learning new vocabulary.


Our Autumn term books are:

Our Spring term books are:

Blended Learning

In the event that your child has to remain at home, during periods of self-isolation, or in the event of a local or more widespread lockdown, we will provide blended learning for your child. This will normally be the activities posted on Class Dojo at the beginning of each week.
As we progress through the year it will be more appropriate to access lessons/activities from the Oak Academy, for Reception these are blocks of learning linked to a story or theme. In this case I will add you to the Cherry Class Blended learning Class Dojo page for the duration of your isolation period.