Caterpillars 2023 - 2024

Mrs Chapman Brown

Reception Teacher

  Welcome to Caterpillars

Welcome to your first year in school and we are really excited to have you here at Farndon. We have lots of amazing and exciting activites planned this year. 

Mrs Chapman Brown is your class teacher. 

Mrs Edmond is our Teaching Assistant within Reception.    

Spring Term

Our Spring Term starts with us participating in a whole school topic as part of our Get Set Go curriculum. The school will be using the book "Colours Colour Everywhere" by Julia Donaldson. Then, we move onto reading Katy and the Starry Night. Katy reaches into the picture and takes a star, but the others fall out and she needs help to put them back. Our pupils will help by painting their own stars in Van Gogh's style and then paint their own starry night master pieces! 

Calling all "twitchers" as in Reception we then will be studying about all things birds, as part of Garden Watch on the 26th - 28th January. We will read One Snowy Night by Nick Butterworth. It tells of Percy the Park Keeper and how he cares for the animals over winter. Then, we will learn all about Owls as we read Owl Babies. It is a story of 3 chicks desperately worried as their mother has gone. But the children also get to see their joyous flapping in excitement when she returns with some tasty treats. 

As February arrives, we will learn all about Chinese New Year through reading "Story of New Year Chinese Animals" and taste some delicious Chinese food.


Our P..E day is Wednesday. Please make sure that your child comes to school in their P.E.kit and brings a labelled drinks bottle. Just a reminder that our P.E kit is  a red T-shirt, black shorts, leggings or jogging bottoms and black pumps.


Each Friday we will post a class newsletter and a homework task on to Google Classroom. This is usually a practical task linked to the weeks learning. We also ask that you read or share a book with your child every day and we send a library book home once a week. We follow Read, Write,Ink for phonics and during the year there will be activities and tasks linked to this.





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