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Caterpillars

 

Dear my lovely Caterpillars, I hope you are all growing lots and being helpful little Caterpillars to your adults at home.

 

2020 has been a very strange year, for so many reasons, but mainly because our 'normal lives' had to change so drastically. I wish we could have been all together all year but despite that, I am so proud and impressed with all the learning you have done at home. I have been so amazed with your beautiful writing, your fantastic effort with cracking on with your Maths and your different ideas and creations. I have loved opening up my emails in the morning to see the brilliant work you have been getting on with at home and I am so impressed with your perseverance. I bet your adults have loved having you home with them, although I bet they are also glad they get to hand you back over soon wink .

 

I know you will be going to your new classes in September and I will miss you all so much, but I will make sure I come and visit you lots to see how you are all getting on.

 

To all the parents, grandparents, friends and family members that I have had the pleasure of working with this year, thank you for all of your hard work in raising these truly beautiful children. 

 

Best wishes to you all, and have a wonderful summer with your families. 

Happy half term Caterpillars.You have a break from learning this week but I have attached a activity grid for the week if you fancy getting busy with something creative.

Stay safe and be enjoy the sunshine!

Hello my lovely Caterpillars,

 

Welcome back to home learning. Friday 22nd May is International Day for Biological Diversity so, our theme for this week is................ Wild Week!

 

 

 

 

 

As always, I hope you continue to enjoy the activities we have planned for you.  Links to learning for each day are at the top of this page. Once you have completed it, I would love to see what you have done. Thank you to those who have been sending me photographs of your learning. 

 

PLEASE REMEMBER I now have a class email so you can send me some photos or files of things you have done. You can also send me a message if you need some support or guidance;

 

catterpillars@knowle-plymouth.co.uk

 

Look after yourselves and keep checking back here each morning for your learning for the day.  Keep working hard like I know you always do.

 

Mrs Gough

Hello my lovely Caterpillars,

Welcome back to home learning. This week, our theme is................  Britain is Great!

 

 

As always,  I hope you continue to enjoy the activities we have planned for you.  Links to learning for each day are at the top of this page. 

 

PLEASE REMEMBER I now have a class email so you can send me some photos or files of things you have done. You can also send me a message if you need some support or guidance;

 

caterpillars@knowle-plymouth.co.uk

 

Look after yourselves and keep checking back here each morning for your learning for the day.  Keep working hard like I know you always do.

 

Hello my lovely Caterpillars,

 

Welcome back to home learning. This week, our theme is................  Potions, dragons and all things magic!

 

 

As always,  I hope you continue to enjoy the activities we have planned for you.  Links to learning for each day are at the top of this page. 

 

 

 

https://play.numbots.com/?#/account/school-login-type

 

The link above is a link to 'NumBots'. 'NumBots' is a game which supports Maths skills in Foundation. It is designed by the same people who have created 'Times Tables Rock Stars'. It is a highly engaging platform for learning to add and subtract. NumBots is designed to improve the understanding in recall and fluency in mental addition and subtraction, so that they move from counting to calculating.

 

 Each child has their own login which was sent home before we closed school for the Lockdown. Please have a look at this fantastic resource. It is all set up ready to go. Each activity gets harder as the user progresses through each game level.

 

If you don’t know your password, please send me an email and I will send across your child’s login details:

caterpillars@knowle-plymouth.co.uk 

 

It is a fantastic resource which is designed just for Foundation stage Maths, and a great resource for children to be accessing.  

 

Good morning my lovely Caterpillars!

This week's learning theme is........'Extreme Earth'. As always,  I hope you continue to enjoy the activities we have planned for you.  Links to learning for each day are under this post. Once you have completed it, I would love to see what you have done. Thank you to those who have been sending me photographs of your learning.

 

 

Please remember to send me pictures of your learning as I love to see them all:

caterpillars@knowle-plymouth.co.uk

 

Have a great week and stay safe. 

 

 

Morning Caterpillars, I hope you are all ready for lots of learning this week. This week's theme is 'Dinosaurs'! So make sure enjoy lots of listening to your adults at home and work hard. Adults please do send in photos and updates of what your little ones get up to. I would love to see!

Please email: caterpillars@knowle-plymouth.co.uk

 

Children, I am going to be looking out for the best dinosaur themed learning task so get creative. 

I have also copied this link for you to look at. It has some lovely dinosaur games for you to play:

https://pbskids.org/games/dinosaur/

 

Checkout this dinosaur adventure too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH_dOScj9FU

Have a lovely week Caterpillars!

Mrs Gough

 

 

Another helpful learning link. There are loads of Maths activities on here for all ages: 

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/kids-activities/fun-maths-games-and-activities/

Morning Caterpillars, your work is listed in the tabs above. Please don't forget your online phonics lesson at 9.30. Have a lovely day and work hard! 

Adults, I have posted a link to a really nice learning site. It is called TopMarks. There are lots of nice activities the children can access. You can select each activity based on age range and subject:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

 

I have also posted a link to a phonics game which we use in school most days. It allows the children to practise they blending skills. Just don't let them look at the words with the eye button (the little monkeys will do this if you don't keep an eye on them). They need to listen to the word and the sounds within it and try sounding it out first: 

 

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/forestPhonics/index.html 

 

Thank you, 

Mrs Gough 

Please note, you can contact Mrs Gough directly through email. You can post the children's learning to me, ask any questions you have regarding their learning and let me know how they are getting on. 

Please email: caterpillars@knowle-plymouth.co.uk 

 

Thanks, 

Mrs Gough 

Home Learning Grid EYFS

Caterpillars 

 

We are becoming super readers in Caterpillar class! Look how much we have been practising. Don't forget adults at home that we have our new reading records. Please record when your children read with you at home and let us know how they are getting on.  This will help us to improve our reading fluency.  Remember our new reading record also shows you all the sounds we need to know by the end of the year.  

 

 

 

 

Look at what we have been up to this term: 

In Maths we have been learning how to continue a pattern. With this in mind, we made candy cane tree decorations to sell at the Enterprise fair. We had to look and think really carefully as the pattern was tricky to remember. 

 

 

 

We have also been learning all about shapes. We now know about flat shapes and fat shapes. Some us are so clever, we can even make and identify shapes as tricky as a square based pyramid. 

 

P.E

 

Please note that we have PE on a Tuesday and Thursday ensure your child has their coloured PE top, PE hoodie,  black bottoms, hair tied up and jewellery removed on these days so that they are ready and safe to take part. Thank you for your cooperation.  

 

The children have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in Forest Schools this term and have gained so much from being outside (even the days where it was rather wet). They have built dens, made magical wands and helped to create lots of mucky muddy recipes in the mud kitchen. We will have a break from Forest School learning next term but for Caterpillar class it will start again take with another set of sessions in term 4. We will send out a letter later in the term to advise you on days and timings. 

 

 

 
 

AUTUMN TERM 

 

Foundation

This term we have been learning the story of The Jolly Postman. We have loved playing in our Post Office role play area and even had a real postman come in to answer our questions. We learnt all about why they wear red and how they deliver their letters. It was fascinating!

 

Information for parents. 

 

Once the children are settled into school routines, they will be given a picture book in the first instance.  They can use their imagination to  make up a story based on the illustrations, a perfect bedtime story.  When the children begin Phonic sessions and have learnt the first set of sounds, they will be given a book with simple CVC words. 

 

STAR OF THE WEEK

Star of the Week will be awarded to a different child every Friday afternoon for being a superstar all week! It could be for their attitude to learning, behaviour or producing outstanding work (to name a few!). They will then take home the class bear for the weekend and write about their adventures in our class book. 

 

 

 

We have been learning to count. 

 

In Caterpillar class we have been learning to count to 10 and beyond. We can now count up to 20 orally and we are great at counting objects that do not move. This term, one of the things we are learning to do is to find one more and one less of a number and we are doing really well. Some of us are even able to order numbers beyond 10 now. Make sure you ask us at home and we can show you how clever we are. 

Every child matters, every moment counts.

Welcome to Foundation

 

Caterpillars Class

The class teacher is Mrs Gough

 

We have a wonderful team that support your child and are a valuable part of the foundation team. These include:

 

Teaching Assistants

Amanda Axworthy, Sharon Corey, Donna Page,  Nadene Stoddart and Lurdes Raposo 

 

Inclusion coordinator

Mrs Leah Burch is the school's Inclusion Coordinator, Leah is an Early Years specialist and she will also be working closely with our Foundation unit.

 

 

Read Write Inc

Check out the website below to see how we teach the children in Foundation class Phonics for Reading.

 

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/sound-pronunciation-guide

 

 

We are learning the story of 'Going on a Bear Hunt' for the first few weeks to familiarise children with sequential language, repetition and rhyme in stories. We went on a bear hunt and have been counting how many bears we can find around the classroom. 

After School Club is now running and there are still spaces.

We've loved our bear hunt. We found lots of lovely bears. Some had really good hiding places!

Can you count these things?

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  • Hawking: 585
  • Ali: 701
  • Thunberg: 532
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