Welcome to the Caterpillars!
Hello and welcome!
*Meet the Caterpillar grown-ups*
The grown-ups in the Caterpillar class are Mrs Elwell, Mrs Leatherland and Mrs Soulsby. We love teaching the Caterpillars and we are so proud of their achievements!
If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you!
*Our Christian Value for the term*
Our term 3 Christian value is 'Compassion'. ‘Compassion’ is an important value to us because it is about putting ourselves in someone else’s shoes and experiencing what they experience. In his life, Jesus often showed compassion towards other people. Compassion and ‘sympathy’ have much in common and both are stronger in meaning than simply ‘feeling sorry for’ someone.
‘Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble’. 1 Peter 3:8
‘Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.’ Colossians 3:12
What does this mean in practice?
How do we show compassion to our friends at school, our families at home and within our communities?
*Our Learning for the term*
Spring Term 1
Welcome back to all our wonderful Caterpillars. We have had a lovely first day back after the Christmas break. We have welcomed seven new children into the Caterpillars class and our St. Faith's family today. I'm so very proud of how well the children confidently entered our classroom and joined in choosing their learning. What an amazing start to your learning journey at St. Faith's. We hope that you all had a lovely Christmas and a happy new year. We are looking forward to all the learning that is going to take place this term. Our talk for Writing text this half term is 'Little Red Hen'. You can find the story script, activities and topic ideas in the Remote Learning section on this website.
In phonics we will continue to learn Phase One Phonics and teach Phase Two Phonics to children who are ready to move on to learning phonemes. In Maths we are continuing to develop our understanding and love of number including ordering numbers, and practical addition.
Alongside all of this we will learning indoors and outdoors, challenging our ideas and allowing the amazing Caterpillars to lead their learning as we plan our play together.
Autumn Term 2
We had a super time learning about the story Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? last half term. Well done Caterpillars for your great story telling using our story map. You joined in with the actions brilliantly. The children enjoyed making bear biscuits on Marvellous Me Monday.
We also enjoyed our shared reading text Dear Zoo.
We are focusing on the story of Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle this half term for talk for writing. I think that the children will really enjoy the actions which accompany the story. Our shared reading text is The Train Ride and I look forward to the children joining in with the repeated refrains.
In phonics we spent time learning lots of different rhymes and gaining in confidence to participate. We are moving onto learning about alliteration as well as instrumental sounds to accompany the sounds of fireworks on Bonfire night as well as learning about how to stay safe around fireworks, bonfires and sparklers.
We look forward to celebrating odd socks day at the start of Anti-Bullying week and learning about what the word bullying means and how we can help others if someone is being unkind. Odd socks day helps us to share with the children that it's alright to be different because we are all unique.
We will continue to learn how to count, recognise and represent numbers. The children will also learn about shapes and measures.
The children in the Caterpillars love to listen to stories and once a child asks for a story to be read to them you can always guarantee that other children will come across to sit and listen, it's lovely to see.
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