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
- 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 this term is...
People Who Help us
We will be having some special visitors later in the term.
The 'home corner' in the classroom has been a comfy house for role play. It will be changing into a vets surgery in the next couple of weeks to fit in with our topic.
Here are a few photos to show how much the children love the home corner.
We will be doing lots of number work through games and focused teacher-led activities. We have started learning our individual letter sounds using Jolly Phonics and the Phonics Play program. The children are doing really well joining in with the songs and actions.We were very pleased to see so many of you at the Phonics and reading session last term.
We will now start to send out a list of 'rocket' words that are sight words for your child to learn, as explained at the reading session.The children will begin to recognise the first set (phase 2) : I, no, the, to, go, into, as we are using the 'tricky words' song which you can find on You Tube.
Our story books for this term are the 'Percy the Park keeper' series written by Nick Butterworth.
We will be sharing the online Rising Stars, picture 'Lift Off' books in our story time, so you will find the children will tell you about the books as they may have already seen them in class.
Helpful reminders for Panda Class families:
Stay and Play
Please note a change to the start date of 'stay and play'. Due to prospective parent tours on the morning of Friday 9th, we will be postponing starting until Friday 16th November. Please do come along if you can and enjoy playing alongside your child and sharing in their learning. The morning starts with a short phonics session and then you are free to help your child choose activities inside and outside the classroom.
The session ends at 10am
Look at the fun the children had using the outside area last term .....