We are the Caterpillars and we hope that you enjoy sharing our journey with us here on our class page.
We are a fun loving, lively and affectionate bunch of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils who enjoy being busy and learning new things. We learn best when taught in a sensory and hands on way and that's what our teachers and support staff do best! Katy (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) and Sarah-Jane (Monday, Thursday, Friday) are our teachers and Sue and Georgia are our TAs who are with us every day.
Each half term we will focus and learn about different topics within our subjects. See our long term plan below to find out what fun is in store for us this school year.
Keep checking back to see pictures of all the amazing things we are doing here in The Rowan Tree.
Love The Caterpillar Class xx
Home School Dairies
We ask families and carers to return the home / school diary each day, as this will enable the class staff to provide comments and information about your child’s day in school. If there are particular things you wish to be informed about, please speak with Katy or Sarah-Jane.
Individual Education Plans (IEP’s)
These set out the priority educational targets that your child is working on for the term. IEPs are updated each term and sent home. If there is anything that you would particularly like us to working on please just let us know.
All children are encouraged to engage in reading and develop a love of stories. We have a wide range of reading books, sensory books and big books to support the learning styles and levels for each child. A member off staff will read with your child every day in class, however, at this point we are unable to send reading books home due to current restrictions regarding COVID-19. Any time you can spend sharing reading materials you have at home with your child is recommended and appreciated.
Magic Moment Books
As with reading books we are unable to send home Magic Moments books at this present time.
We are very proud of the achievements your child makes and would still love to hear about the wonderful things they do at home and the lovely times you share together as a family. So don't forget to pop a little message in their home school diary and we can celebrate with you.
Snack and Cookery Money
We kindly request that you send in £2 a week. This will go towards snack, cookery ingredients and sensory items (we use a lot of these) that we use each week.Time always passes us by so quickly and sometimes one week leads into the next in a blink of an eye. With this in mind, if it is easier for you to send in a half terms money at the beginning of the term that is perfectly fine with us.
We are so happy to have all of our little Caterpillars back together in the Rowan Tree! Whilst we are excited to be back and can't wait to start learning about new and exciting things we also understand that 6 months is a loooooong time for our children to be out of formal education. It may very well take the children some time to settle back into class and recall and accept the rules and expectations we have. Whilst we will be embarking on our topic 'Why can't I eat chocolate for breakfast?' and thinking about ourselves, who we are and how we can make good and healthy choices we will also be following an 'Over the Rainbow' curriculum for the first 4 weeks of this term. Our rainbow curriculum has been developed as part of our Mental Health, Well Being and PSHE Post- Covid19 Curriculum. It endeavors to help children take part in enriching developmental activities whilst exploring their feelings, develop coping skills, renew and develop friendships and positive relationships with adults, to understand importance of being co-operative with others and that change is okay. We will constantly reinforce the importance of washing hands regularly through a series of health and hygiene activities.
The aim of this mini curriculum is for children to be in a place where they can feel happy, confident and ready to learn.