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Caterpillars Class


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 ‘Colours, Colours Everywhere’. The children will be learning about different colours by exploring a range of books and stories. Next Term, our topic is ‘To the Rescue’.

Class updates

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Forest School

Our forest day is on Tuesday Your child can come dressed in their forest clothes to school. Can they please bring their uniform in their bag to get changed into afterwards as they may get a little messy. We have waterproofs in school for them to wear. We also need a pair of wellies to keep in school.

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PE Day

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.

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People Who Help

This term, we are learning about people who help up. This will focus on dentists, doctors, fire fighters, vets. We will also be learning different life skills through this topic. A letter will be sent out regarding permission for this

Resources and downloads

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Spring 2022

Caterpillars Newsletter


Spring 2023 Newsletter

Uploaded 09/01/23