Teacher: Mrs Dawson
The children have been working so hard for their Christmas Production of 'The Very Hopeless Camel' we are overwhelmed with their commitment to learning their lines and putting on a fabulous show. Thank you to all of the grown ups who have helped with costumes your support is greatly appreciated! We look forward to seeing you for the show!
We have been very busy in Caterpillar class since we started school in September. We have been learning to become more independent and now remember to wash our hands before we help ourselves to a snack.
We have sung lots of number rhymes and had lots of practise at counting, as well as learning all about Numicon which is really helping us with our numbers. We play lots of counting games on the interactive whiteboards which is lots of fun!
Our reading garden is a lovely space where we enjoy sharing books and stories with each other. It is comfy and cosy in there and a great space to sit with your friends.
We also do lots of learning outside. We have enjoyed being builders and making lots of obstacle courses. We also have lots of physical equipment which we play with including bikes which we love riding around and some balancing equipment. We can also do writing outside on chalkboards on the shed doors and also on wooden blocks with whiteboard pens.
We have learnt so much and have really settled in to school life!
We had a very exciting morning in Foundation Stage this morning with a visit from Zoolab. Chris bought in a variety of animals and insects for us to see and touch and we learned so much! We were very brave and all stroked at least 2 of the creatures, even if we didn't want to hold them. One animal was a tree frog which actually stuck onto the wall of the classroom! We listened carefully to all of the interesting information that Chris had to tell us and asked him some questions of our own. It was a fantastic morning and a great way start the week!
On Wednesday we had a visit from the police as part of our People Who Help Us topic. They told us about some of the things they use in their job and they brought a police van with them. We were all allowed to sit in the back of the police van but the most exciting part was when they put the sirens and flashing lights on!
Then on Thursday it was World Book Day and we all came to school dressed as characters from our favourite books. Everyone's costumes were fantastic and we were all very excited! In the afternoon we had a book swap where we could bring in a book from home that we don't read anymore and swap it for someone else's.
And to top it off we all had great fun at the disco after school on Thursday.
What an exciting week it has been!
The children in Foundation Stage have been busy learning all about Chinese New Year. This year is the Year of the Monkey.
We listened to, watched and re-enacted the story of how the years were named after 12 animals. We also found out about how the Chinese celebrate their new year. Their celebrations carry on for 2 weeks. They clean their houses from top to bottom, wear red clothes because they believe the colour red is lucky and eat special food. In PE we even practised our own dragon dance.
On Friday afternoon it was very exciting as our classrooms were turned into a Chinese restaurant. We had the chance to try some prawn crackers and some noodles. We all tried very hard to use our chopsticks but it wasn't easy. The food was delicious and we had lots of fun!
Welcome to Caterpillar class! We are named after the book 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. Find out more about this book and other Eric Carle books here .
We love to learn and explore the world around us using all our different and new learning areas. Over the year we will be learning through some very exciting topics. Please keep checking our page to see all our fun learning throughout the year.