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Welcome to our Panda Class Page.


Our teachers are Mrs Gibbs-Murray, Monday -Thursday and Mrs Dove on Fridays. Our teaching assistant is Mrs Birchard.


Panda Class is an exciting and fun place to be!

We learn through the Early Years Framework, which consists of seven areas:

- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Literacy
- Mathematics
- Understanding of the World
- Expressive Arts and Design


Please click the link at the top of the page to see the Early Learning Goals for the end of Reception.



 We  experience a range of exciting and challenging activities and topics.



Our main topic for Summer term 2 is...


 The senses  





 The outside wooden shelter will remain a shop for buying        healthy and less healthy foods, to consolidate work on adding coins last term.  Our maths focus this term is doubling and halving and problem solving.           



Our other topic will be 'Holidays'  with a Geography focus where we will be comparing places and climates. 


The home corner castle will remain for story-telling role play.


 Take a look at our photos of the Swan Princess workshop from our class visit to Leeds Castle on 28th March.....





The balanceability sessions in May were a huge success. Using specially adapted bikes without pedals the children worked in groups of 10 to improve their balance skills. The leaders were so impressed with both the children's behaviour and their level of skill. We are hoping to practise these skills this term to award some bike certificates for riding a bike without stabilisers.



During Sports week we learned circus skills with Milo we had alot of fun juggling scarves and spinning plates!










We have been busy exploring and enjoying Forest Schools.

The children have loved every minute!


Photos  from a lovely warm 15th May ....... 





 And from today's final session this year ...........we got into the hammock without ending up on the dusty ground!




Helpful reminders for Panda Class families...

  • P.E days are Monday and Thursday. Please remove earrings.
  • Our Library day is a Friday. Please bring your library folder in each week to change your book.
  • Please keep alphabet mats and pencil control workbooks at home for practising writing.
  • Reading and sharing books and practising tricky words every day for 10 minutes makes a huge difference. 
  • Remember to revise  the sound cards in their phonics folders as these are being used regularly for reading and spelling. 
  • Please do send in the proud clouds and any photos of outside school achievements for our  learning journals.



                             Memories of Stay and Play




We love our outside area.




Now the weather has warmed up we can get full use out of the Beach hut sand area and adventure playground.



Your child needs sun cream applied before school and a sunhat and drink in school everyday please to keep safe in the lovely hot sunshine.



House Points

  • Chartwell
  • Hever
  • Knole
  • Penshurst
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