Children in Caterpillar Class follow the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), learning and developing through play. We currently have a mix of Reception and year 1 age children. The class routines consist of adult-led and child-initiated activities in both the classroom and outdoor environment. We use a Total communication approach by using visual cue cards and timetables. We also use Makaton, ALD boards and PECS communication with some of our children.
Our topics and themes are based around the seven EYFS areas of learning and development which include three prime areas; communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional development and four specific areas; literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design. Alongside the classroom and outdoor activities we also support the children to individually develop their personal and independence skills with feeding, dressing, toileting and socialising with others, as well as preparing them for everyday school life.
This term we are exploring the topic ‘Down on the farm’. The children will be exploring animals through a range of different stories
Our PE day is Wednesday. We are still currently visiting the Crystal Leisure Centre soft play centre. Please make sure your child comes to school in comfortable clothing (joggers) . Please send in a PE kit to keep in school and ensure it is clearly labelled.
Please send your child to school with their reading book and reading record every day. This is so we can develop their interest in stories and enhance their focus and attention. The children enjoy exploring a range of books in school. Their reading book will be changed once a week