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Knowle Primary School Every Child Matters. Every Moment Counts.

House Points
  • Endeavour -
  • Courageous -
  • Audacious -
  • Dauntless -
Weekly Attendance
  • Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2
    • Caterpillars
    • Butterflies
    • Dragonflies
    • Squirrels
    • Hedgehogs
  • Year 3/4
    • Beavers
    • Otters
    • Woodpeckers
    • Kingfishers
  • Year 5/6
    • Kestrels
    • Ravens
    • Falcons
Overall Attendance: 0

Caterpillars

Caterpillars 

 

Hello and welcome to Caterpillar class. I hope you had a wonderful summer holiday and are ready for your child to start their learning journey with us at Knowle Primary. A welcome back also goes to our Year One children.  Helping the children with their learning this year is Mrs Gough (Class Teacher). In addition, we also have help from our wonderful Teaching Assistants, Mrs Axworthy,  Miss Stoddart and our new apprentice Miss Raposo. 

 

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. 

 

 

  


 

AUTUMN TERM 

 

Foundation

This term, our intention is to get to know your children in the first few weeks and really tap into their likes and interests through circle times and free-flow play. With this is mind, our first topic will be called 'Magical Me,' we will read stories based on families such as 'We're going on a bear hunt, Peace at Last and many more.'

We will complete a baseline assessment based on all areas of the EYFS curriculum to help us identify the children's current stage of development and identify next steps in learning.  From this, we will plan the provision they require.

 

YEAR 1 HOMEWORK

Homework will consist of spellings to practise for a test on the following Friday and Fantastic Facts maths work which helps recall and speed. The spellings are linked to the Year 1 National Curriculum. This will begin in the Spring Term (after Christmas)

 

 

Foundation

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. Who will be the first star of the week this year?

 

Have a little look at what we got up to last year in Caterpillar class.

 

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. 

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We made Christmas cards for our families in Caterpillar class. We wrote out names on them.

We made Christmas cards for our families in Caterpillar class. We wrote out names on them. 1
We made Christmas cards for our families in Caterpillar class. We wrote out names on them. 2
We made Christmas cards for our families in Caterpillar class. We wrote out names on them. 3
We made Christmas cards for our families in Caterpillar class. We wrote out names on them. 4

Rufio and Isla came to visit!

Rufio and Isla came to visit! 1 Miss Furzeland's dogs came to meet Foundation

We are learning our numbers to 10

We are learning our numbers to 10 1
We are learning our numbers to 10 2
We are learning our numbers to 10 3
We are learning our numbers to 10 4
We are learning our numbers to 10 5
We are learning our numbers to 10 6
We are learning our numbers to 10 7

Every child matters, every moment counts.

Welcome to Foundation

 

Caterpillars Class

The class teacher is Miss Claire Furzeland

 

 

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, Paige Williams, Jodie Moore, Nadene Stoddart and Becki Gillings

 

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. 

We all had fun during our Multi-cultural days. In Foundation we learnt about Australia.

Everyone had a fantastic time at our Science event last term. It was lovely to see the new children and our foundation children exploring all of the activities. A massive thank-you to the EYFS team and Stepping Stones Pre-School for organising it.

Stepping Stones Nursery children have enjoyed the chance to become familiar with our EYFS setting. Every Monday and Wednesday the children will have the opportunity to use our outside environment helping their transition to our EYFS in September.

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

After School Club is now running and there are still spaces. 1
After School Club is now running and there are still spaces. 2
After School Club is now running and there are still spaces. 3
We've loved our bear hunt. We found lots of lovely bears. Some had really good hiding places!

Can you count these things?

Can you count these things? 1
Can you count these things? 2
Can you count these things? 3
Can you count these things? 4
Can you count these things? 5
Can you count these things? 6
Can you count these things? 7
House Points
  • Endeavour -
  • Courageous -
  • Audacious -
  • Dauntless -
Weekly Attendance
  • Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2
    • Caterpillars
    • Butterflies
    • Dragonflies
    • Squirrels
    • Hedgehogs
  • Year 3/4
    • Beavers
    • Otters
    • Woodpeckers
    • Kingfishers
  • Year 5/6
    • Kestrels
    • Ravens
    • Falcons
Overall Attendance: 0
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