Welcome to Caterpillar Class
We are some of the youngest class in the school. We are nursery age children (3-4 years). There are 26 places in our class on a morning and afternoon. Children start at different times of the year once they are three years old. We are in a ‘pod’ with Bumblebee and Butterfly class. We are taught by Miss Carty and she is helped by our teaching assistants, Miss Evans, Mrs Thompson and Miss Allman. We have lots of fun working on the early year’s curriculum. We have a fantastic outdoor area where we like to spend lots of time. Some of the parents in school have spent a lot of time helping our teachers make this area brighter and more interesting for us. Find out about our curriculum and long-term plans in the Our Curriculum section of our website.
We are sure there are lots of achievements which happen at home which your teachers would love to know about too! These do not have to be academic, it can be about confidence, becoming more independent or being kind to family or friends! Send these into school with your child, and we will put them into their books and learning journeys. You can download them from here Praise notes from home pdf or pick up one from school (they are always available in the main entrance or when you collect your child at the end of the day!)
Homework across the Early Years Foundation Stage consists of sharing a story book at home with a parent/carer, listening to stories and songs or looking at books independently. Your child with receive a new story book each week and complete a simple book review alongside this to share their favourite parts from the book.
Our theme this half term is ‘Growing.’ We will explore the lifecycles of plants, animals and humans.
Our theme this half term was ‘Amazing Animals.’ We explored the different animals around the world and looked at their habitats noticing similarities and differences.
EYFS had lots of fun at Dream Big. We took on roles in the hairdressers, the police station, the vets and many more wonderful places. We even saw some chickens! More photos can be found on our Facebook page. Thank you to all our volunteers
We also had lots of fun playing in the snow during one of our Forest Friday explorations!
Our topic this half term is ‘Seasons.’ We will explore autumn, winter, spring and summer looking at the different types of weather and the most appropriate clothing for these different weathers and season.
We are going to continue with our pre-phonics activities with a focus on visual discrimination and sounds in our environment.
We are going to be learning about the following;
- Continuing AB patterns
- Using the language of size
- Exploring principles
- Identifying more, less or the same amount in objects
We will continue to read and explore a range of texts this half term including ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears.’
On an afternoon we will access topic sessions such as Science, History, Music and many more!
We also had lots of fun at our Christmas party
We have had a fantastic half term settling into Caterpillar Class! We have enjoyed exploring the classroom both indoors and outdoors as well as making new friendships.
Our topic this half term is ‘Who am I?.’ We will share our likes and dislikes and compare these to our friends to see if we have any similarities or differences.
We began to learn and explore sounds within our environment. We have participated in listening walks where we ‘cupped’ our ears to help emphasise the noises we could hear – we heard shouting, singing, whispering, music, knocking, birds and many more!
We learnt about the following;
- Recognising and naming colours
- Matching colours
- Sorting objects
- Continuing AB patterns
We read and explored a range of texts this half term including ‘The Three Little Pigs.’ We loved this story and even chose to build the houses in our choosing time! We picked out choice vocabulary words to explore, drew story maps and characters as well as acting out the story.
On an afternoon we access topic sessions such as Science, Geography, Music and many more!
Stay and Play!
We were very lucky when our grown-ups joined us in school to watch and join in with our phonics activities. We showed them our sounds and even showed them how to write them. It was great fun!