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Lunsford: A Journey of Success and Excellence

Panda (Year R)

Term 2



Welcome to Panda Class page. Here you will be able to find out about what we are doing in Panda Class each term but please remember that our door is always open!

We are very lucky to have lots of adults in Panda Class, we have;

Mrs Dove (Monday)

Mrs Root-Hicks (Tuesday - Friday)

Mrs Birchard (Monday - Friday)

Mrs Webb (Monday - Thursday)



This year we are using Tapestry. We are so delighted with how all of you are taking it on board, commenting on your child's learning and sending us photos/ videos of their amazing time outside of school. Thank you.



Thank you so much for reading regularly with your child. We change reading books on a Monday and Wednesday. We visit our in school library on a Friday and your child can change their library book in this session. We appreciate you recording how your child is reading in the reading records frequently. Please remember to model how to read to your child by sharing a range of texts with them.


Homework will go home on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. We will send home phonics and maths.

The phonics will allow you to see the sounds that we have been learning that week - linked to Jolly Phonics.

The maths will allow you to see the number/ numbers that we have been learning and how we form them - linked to Ten Town.


In maths we use 'Ten Town'. Ten Town teaches children the correct formation of numbers through a rhyme and teaches them the value of numbers through songs and games. It is very interactive. Each number 0 - 10 - is associated with a character. After this the characters meet up and children then learn about number bonds. Ten Town starts at 0 and finishes at 20, at the end the characters come together and have a banquet - which we will also have when the time comes.

You can subscribe to Ten Town at a cost and access it at home. Come and speak to Mrs Root-Hicks if you would like more information on this.

We will also be watching and discussing number blocks at the same time as discovering the Ten Town characters.


This term we are studying 2 texts: Anna Hibiscus' Song and Stanley's Stick.

At the end of the term we will also explore a winter text.  

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Patty Panda

On a Friday 1 child will be chosen to receive a headteacher certificate, this will be for something outstanding that they have done that week (it will say this on the certificate). They will receive this certificate in the whole school assembly. Due to them being amazing they will get to take home Patty Panda, the class teddy. Patty will come in a back pack for easy transportation and a diary. In the diary we would like you to record with pictures and words what you have done with Patty on your weekend of fun!

Panda Class Catchup:

Thank you so much for coming to our 'catch-up' please find below my notes. Remember our door is always open if you want to ask anything.

Secret Reader

Once a week Panda Class will have a Secret Reader come in and read a story to them at the end of the day. It could be Mr Anscombe, it could be Mr Wheat or it could be you! If you would like to read your favourite story to us then please let Mrs Root-Hicks know. If you speak another language and would like to read in this language then we would love to listen to you.

So far our secret readers have been:

Ronnie's mum who read T-Veg

Stay and Play

This term stay and play is on Thursdays 2 - 3pm.

Forest Schools

Monday 25th November 2019