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Lunsford: A Journey of Success and Excellence

Panda (Year R)

Term 1



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 (Friday)

Mrs Root-Hicks (Monday-Thursday)

Mrs Coster - every day



This year we are using Tapestry. You have been amazing at using Tapestry so far and communicating with us, please keep this up!


We will send home reading books probably week 1 or 2 of your child being in school full time. I will send home more information in regards to reading when this happens.



This will start when we start teaching phonics/ numbers.

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.

Show and Tell boxes:

This is something that will hopefully start in Term 3. Each week 5 children will bring home a shoebox on a Thursday, the shoebox has to come back to school on a Monday. The shoebox needs to come back to school containing a few items that the children would like to share with their classmates. Examples:

  • Their favourite book
  • A photograph
  • A leaflet of where they have been at the weekend.
  • A stick
  • Something they have made
  • Something they have written/ coloured, painted etc
We are doing this to promote speaking and listening within the class. Unless it is extra special we would like to deter away from bringing toys in to show and tell daily.


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