Welcome to Caterpillars Class, part of the Early Years Foundation Stage at Meadowfield School.

In Term One we will be settling in to our new class and we will be busy learning the new routines. We will take part in PE and so need a PE kit in school.

Shorts, t shirt and plimsoles.

In Caterpillars class we learn through a combination of Planned Play and Teacher Directed activities. We work to the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and Development Matters documents which cover seven areas of learning. These are:

Personal, Social and Emotional development (PSED); Communication and Language (CL);Physical Development (PD); Literacy (L); Mathematics (M); Understanding the World (UW); and Expressive Arts and Design (EAD).

This year we will be visiting the seven areas of learning through different topics, following the interests of the children and a range of practical and creative activities.

In order for all the children to reach their full potential we use a multi-sensory approach to teaching and learning. The children develop skills in the seven areas of learning through songs and rhymes, Write Dance, ‘messy’ play, sensory stories and small world and role play.

The children have the opportunity to explore and investigate a wide range of different learning materials and within different environments and different weather. It would be helpful if you could provide some waterproof trousers and welly boots.

Caterpillar Class team are always happy to hear from you and to help your child in the best possible ways.

Teacher: Debbie

Teaching Assistants: Flick, Laura and Melanie


Home Learning Term 1