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Reception - Caterpillar


Welcome to Caterpillar

Miss McMullon
Mrs Turner


16th July 2020 - Transition Booklet

Welcome to the Caterpillar class!

A warm welcome to everybody visiting our Reception page. 

The children are busy settling in to school life. They are learning the rules and routine that a typical school day brings and they are doing a great job. The children have been assessed through play so we know where their learning journey is beginning and now we are ready to engage in our themed learning to progress and challenge what we already know. We have thoroughly enjoyed the time to really get to know the children and watch their friendships grow. 

Learning is a team effort from both the parents and teaching staff and therefore we encourage you to upload any learning that you do outside of school with your children to Tapestry. They can then showcase their learning to the rest of the class. 

We have handed out this half terms home learning and we look forward to filling our homework display with all your lovely pieces of work. 

Lastly we request that you read every day whether that be the school book provided or one from home. We will then be able to reward your child with a merit for every 5 stars they receive during the week for their reading. (Refer to the Reading Diary.)

Don’t forget our PE days are on a Tuesday and a Friday so please come to school wearing your PE kits!


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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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Recommended Read

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