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.    



Summer Term 

This half term we will be focusing on castles and learning about all of the different parts of a castle and what they were used for. We will look at castles that surround our local area and we will discuss what life inside a castle might have been like!

The children will have opportunities to create castle pictures using different techniques and materials and we will also look at stained glass window artwork.

We will share stories that link to our castle theme including traditional tales such as ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and ‘Rapunzel’ and we will also look at non-fiction books to develop our understanding of life inside a castle.


We will then move onto looking at dragons and focus on the story ‘Zog’. We will use our imaginations to create a dragon and think of the type of dragon it might be e.g. a fire dragon or water dragon.


The children might be able to visit a castle as part of our school trip and therefore, be able to experience being inside a real castle and see how all of the different parts of a castle fit together. The children will then be able to share their experiences and write a recount of their day.


Finally, we will celebrate all of our individual and collective achievements this academic year and we will come together to have a tea party whilst focusing on the story ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ by Judith Kerr.



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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Caterpillars: News items

Medication in School, by Mrs Wakefield

World Book day 2024, by Mrs Wakefield

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Caterpillars: Gallery items

Sports Day, by Mr Walker

Soapbox Race, by Mr Walker

Caterpillars: Calendar items

Chirk Castle, by Ms Diamond

‘Unlocking the Potential’