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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 1 is...


 I Am Healthy.





 The outside wooden shelter will become a shop for buying        healthy and less healthy foods and practising using coins, as our maths focus is money this term.             



The Science focus is linked to the 'being healthy' topic but we will also be learning about 'Spring' as it was just too cold last term!


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


Despite the rain we had a great trip to Leeds Castle. The children made us so proud as their behaviour throughout the day was impeccable and the Swan Princess workshop characters were so confident in their parts. Take a look at our photos of the workshop .....





Advance notice of an exciting opportunity..... every day during the week beginning 30th April Panda class are having outdoor balanceability sessions in groups of 10 using specially adapted bikes without pedals.













We have been busy exploring and enjoying Forest Schools.

The date of our next session is Tuesday 15th May.

Don't forget your old clothes, coat and wellies!

Photos from today's session 17th April ....... 









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. 
  • Please do send in the proud clouds and any photos of outside school achievements for our  learning journals.


Stay and Play Sessions- Fridays 8.40-10am

Stay and Play sessions allow you to come into school and join in with our learning. There will be a different focus each week and Pandas will be able to show you the fun jobs they have had for the week. We hope you can come along.



We are very excited about our outside area.

  We are now enjoying using the stage and music area, which parents kindly helped make possible.  

Thank you again to FOLS for our extension which has given us so much more space to learn and play outside.



Now the weather is warming up we can get full use out of the Beach hut sand area.






House Points

  • Chartwell
  • Hever
  • Knole
  • Penshurst
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