Caterpillars class is one of our two Year 1 classes, where our children are in their first year of Key Stage 1. During Year one, we aim to support the development of independence both academically and personally.  Children work hard during their transition into year one and they will become much more fluent in their reading, writing and known facts related to number.  These are the building blocks for future learning and we value the support of parents to help develop fluency in reading and number bonds. We have high expectations of our children but we also have large amounts of fun along the way!

On this page you will find lots of useful information about what we are up to in class, as well as how children's learning can be supported at home, both from a parent's perspective, as well as how children can learn independently at home in their spare time.  We hope you find it useful.

  • Miss Emma Stevenson


  • Miss Elkie McMahon

    Teaching Assistant

  • Mrs Sharon Teckoe

    Teaching Assistant

 Termly  topic:  PE this half term:  Important dates:
During the Spring term we are looking at the history of toys thinking about how they have changed over time. We will have a trip to Blists Hill to enrich our classroom activities and we will also consolidate our learning more widely through other subjects. In Science, we will be looking at materials so this will help us to identify changes in the materials used to make toys over time. Through our science, we will also be investigating properties of materials and thinking for example, why certain materials float and sink. In English, we will use stories about toys as a stimulus for our writing and in DT, we will design and construct some of the mechanisms associated with toys, eg wheels and axles. 
Please can children come to school in their PE kits on the following
Monday: Forest School (alternate Mondays with Centipedes)
PE - Dance
PE - Ball skills
Important notices:
  • Children will receive new spellings on a Friday, to practise every day at home.
  • Phoneme mats have been sent home to support the 'Letters and Sounds' phonetic learning the children will receive at school.
  • Children should aim to read 10 minutes every evening at home and this should be recorded in their individual reading diaries.
  • This half termly focus in Maths is recalling the number bonds within 20 as known facts. It would greatly improve the children's recall if they can practice these at home also.
  • Children's work and important class announcements will be uploaded onto the seesaw platform. All children have received individual invitations for family members to join.
  • Just like reception, reading books will be changed when the children are reading fluently.
Below you can download supporting documents which will help with home-learning:
You will have already received a Seesaw code. Please log on to this as soon as possible as we use it as a communication tool with our homes to help share important information.
We also use core interactive and exciting programmes to support our learning, which can be logged into at home using the children's provided usernames and passwords. All passwords will be inside your child's reading record.