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.
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.
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)
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.
Every child matters, every moment counts.
Welcome to Foundation
Read Write Inc
Check out the website below to see how we teach the children in Foundation class Phonics for Reading.
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.