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A Warm Welcome to Caterpillar Class...

Our topic this term is... 
Very Victorian! 
This term we will be learning all about the Victorian Era! Finding out and exploring a Victorian past. What was school and life like? What did they wear and eat?

We will be exploring Victorian Christmas traditions later on in the term.
Take a look at an overview of our Learning Journey in Term 1b... 

 

Click here to see the Learning Journey for term one

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This term the children will be making their own Victorian toys and learning about a Victorian past.

I wonder what they will think of a Victorian school compared to modern times?

We will be exploring Victorian Christmas traditions and toys, what fun!

They will be practicing their Nativity and preparing for the big performance! 

 

NEW! Make sure you are exploring 'Spelling Frame' for your weekly spelling challenge homework!

 

 

Make sure you are signed up to 'MarvellousMe', a helpful app that enables you to receive notes regarding Caterpillar class learning and events.

If you have any questions regarding this please contact the school office. 
 

Phonics 

A helping hand for home learning! These are the correct sounds for each grapheme. Going through these daily with your child will help embed the sounds they will need to know. Try and spot them in your reading books!

Caterpillar Class Photo Gallery

We are a Growth Mindset Classroom.

Growth mindset may be your child's key to success within school and life. Follow this link to watch a TED talk form Professor Dweck on what having a Growth mindset can mean for our children and ourselves as primary carers and role models.  

Oh yes... we even have a song!

Calling all Parents, Friends and Carers!

Reading at home with your child...


Please read daily with your child, we will be sending books home for you to enjoy. Research shows reading with your child is one of the most important things you can do for their education, well-being and future success. Reading spans every subject, helps with emotional development, overcoming challenges and critical thinking skills.

Reading in class...
We will be reading an exciting range of 
books and poems in class. 
The children will be helping 'Infurry-Rabbit' with his inference skills, he listens to the story in his burrow but doesn't pop up until the end!
The children are challenged to help him understand the story
by 'reading the picture' and explaining what has happened.

 

READING VIPERS 

Please click below to view the reading VIPERS booklet

This will give you a clear idea of how to support your child's comprehension at home, remember sounding out and blending to read words is only half the job! let me know how you are getting on in your child's yellow reading diary. 

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Here are some websites to look at to support learning

Search for: Top Marks
We love number families, related number facts within 10 and 20. 
http://www.mathplayground.com/number_bonds_10.html
Just aim at the number bond partner to score points!

Phonics Play
The phonics play website is a really good site to help children with their phonics learning, it is easy to follow and has enjoyable games to make learning fun.

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-4-games.html 

Try Blending Bingo on letter and sounds!

Here are some favourite songs we enjoy listening to.....

Words we can not sound out are called 'Tricky Words'. We know that we must learn these as we can't break them down. Watching the videos below will help you to remember them.  

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