Reception - Caterpillar
Welcome to Caterpillar
Welcome to the Caterpillar class!
In Caterpillar Class we understand that each child is unique and our aim is to support and enhance your child’s development. We will do this by providing your child the opportunity to immerse themselves in a supportive and enabling environment, where each child is celebrated for the unique little person they are. Learning will be hands on, active and immersive but most importantly FUN!
This term, we have all been settling into school, learning the rules, routines and how to keep safe. We will continue to embed this knowledge throughout the term. Our book focus for this term is ‘The Three Little Pigs’, throughout the term, the children will have many opportunities to explore the story, through art, music, dance and drama. We have also just begun learning all about Phonics. We are using a new scheme to the school, called ‘Storytime Phonics’, each sound has a book to share, an action for the sound and provides memorable learning experiences for the children.
Our PE lessons are on a Monday and Friday, so please don’t forget to send your Caterpillar to school wearing their PE kit on these days.
Your child’s first year in school will be an exciting one and to help cement the home, school relationship we will be keeping you informed of their journey through the use of Tapestry. Not only will you be able to view some of the amazing learning opportunities your child experiences whilst at school, but by adding your own adventures from home we can work together to produce a one off journal that you will be able to cherish for years to come.
Books we are currently reading in school
Three little pigs set off to build new homes for themselves. But someone big and bad soon comes looking for a tasty piggy snack . . .
Can the pigs outwit the wicked wolf?
Once upon a time there was a wolf called Rolf - a good little wolf who liked baking cakes and was always kind to his friends. But real wolves aren't supposed to be good - they're supposed to be BIG and BAD.
Can a good little wolf still be a real wolf?
And will Rolf discover there's something big and bad lurking inside him after all?
This anthology of poems, compiled by Brian Moses, contains a mix of light-hearted poems and more serious ones, poems that rhyme and those that don't. There are plenty of good 'read alouds', choruses, and the sort of poems that children can use as models for their own writing.
Poetry is a key feature of the new National Curriculum and these fantastic poems are perfectly suited for this.
Beautiful illustrations bring each poem vividly to life
New cover reissue of this magical story from award-winning international bestselling picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers
There once was a boy and one day a penguin arrives on his doorstep. The boy decides the penguin must be lost and tries to return him. But no one seems to be missing a penguin. So the boy decides to take the penguin home himself, and they set out in his row boat on a journey to the South Pole.
But when they get there, the boy discovers that maybe home wasn’t what the penguin was looking for after all
The bright red toy London bus in this story gets into all sorts of mischief: playing with other toys, making a mess in the house and exploring the garden. The masterful photographs illustrating the tale are shot from a child’s perspective, getting you down onto the floor with the naughty bus and encouraging imagination and creative play.
The moon and back before bath time? Whatever next!
Join Baby Bear as he finds a rocket, makes friends with an owl and has a picnic on the moon
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Books to Share and enjoy together
Titch by Pat Hutchins
Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivian French
The Blue Balloon by Mick Inkpen
Supertato by Sue Hendra
Elmer by David McKee
Suddenly by Colin McNaughton
Oi Dog! (and series) by Kes and Claire Gray
We are going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
Alien loves Underpants by Claire Freedman
Six Dinner Sid by Igna Moore
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
You Can't Take An Elephant On the Bus by Patricia Cleveland-Peck
Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs (Harry and the Dinosaurs)by Ian Whybrow
Whatever Next by Jill Murphy
Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
Mr Wolf's Pancakes by Jan Fearnley
The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson
The Jolly Postman by Allan and Janet Ahlberg
Blown Away (Penguin Blue) by Rob Biddulph
Meg and Mog by Helen Nicoll
I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato (Charlie and Lola) by Lauren Child
The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
There was an Old Lady who swallowed a fly by Pam Adams
Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan and Janet Ahlberg
Dogger by Shirley Hughes
Tiddler by Julia Donaldson
The Fish Who Could Wish by John Bush
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
Peace at Last by Jill Murphy
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (Picture book version) by Jill Tomlinson