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Caterpillar Class

Autumn term in caterpillar class

During the second half of the Autumn term the children have fully settled into routines. 

Our topic this half term has been Festivals of light. 

We have learnt about Bonfire night, Diwali, and Hanukah. We have discussed how these festivals came about and how they are similar or different to our own customs. 

The Caterpillar Class have enjoyed carrying out maths activities based on shape, space and addition. They have consolidated their knowledge of Phase 2 letter sounds and began to learn the single letter sounds from Phase 3. It is great that the children are beginning to identify sounds around them, some blending and segmenting to read and write words. We have also been lucky enough to begin developing our outside area and would like to say a big thank you to the parents who have supported us with this. 

We recently had a maths cafe where we had a fantastic turn out. It was great to see so many parents joining in with their child. Thank you for the positive and constructive feedback - as a result of this our next cafe will have a phonics theme and we will demonstrate some of the learning in class and how you can support your child. 

The children also attended a school trip with Caston Primary to see The Snail and the Whale. We all had a fantastic time and it was a great experience for them. 

We are now preparing for our Christmas Nativity 'It's a Party' the children are trying very hard to sing songs and act. Over the next coming weeks we will be focussing on our Christian celebration of Christmas. We will be making decorations for the church trees and our classroom. We will be sharing Christmas stories and objects that are special to the children from home.