Welcome to Pandas
(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
Miss Rebecca Wagstaff
(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
1:1 Miss A Brightman (Tue-Fri) and Mrs C Knowles (Mon)
We hope you have all had a hopping good Easter and are feeling ready for our summer term. We are re-charged and ready for another term where we will be learning about ‘People who Inspire us’. The curriculum web attached will give you an understanding of what learning will be taking place this term.
P.E. will continue to take place on Friday afternoons and is Tatty Bumpkins. We will also be exploring our skipping skills through maypole sessions. Please ensure your children keep their named P.E. kits in school throughout the week as extra sessions may occur. Children should have trainers or plimsolls for outdoor P.E. sessions while indoor sessions will be undertaken in bare feet.
Can you please check that your children come home with the correct clothing please if you have found some pieces of clothing over the Easter break that doesn’t belong to your child, please return them to school.
We have established that more practise is needed with letter formation. It is important to encourage children to hold the pencil in a tripod grip and start in the correct place then moving in the correct direction.
We will be sending out homework sheets to practise letter formation. Please ensure you guide your children to form the letters correctly before allowing them to continue independently.
There are many other ways to practise letter formation, as mentioned before. Use flour/shaving foam/paint and use the index finger to write the letters. You can even go outside and use chalk or big paint brushes with water on dry surfaces. Have fun!
Phonics homework may be sent home alongside the letter formation sheets but please continue to use the phonics homework books regularly to consolidate the children’s understanding of the sounds. The sound mats provided are there to aid with independent writing.
Pocket rocket books (small orange foldable books) and or reading books – these are for your child to practise their blending and to ‘show off’ their reading ability. Once your child has read it to you fluently, use the book to ask questions to develop their comprehension skills. Please write in, or date, the reading record when this has been done so the adults know that the book can be changed.
We listen to your children read during the week and aim to change the books once/twice a week so please ensure that the books are returned to their book bags each night.
Story books – your child will be given a story book to bring home. This is for you to read to them and for you to enjoy together. Again, use the book to develop comprehension sills. Discuss the pictures/emotions/times that the children can relate to.
If you have any queries or concerns, please feel free to contact the school office to arrange a suitable meeting time although, we are available after school most days for more pressing matters.
The Panda class team.
Phonics and Reading Presentation - 2021
Pandas Class Gallery 2021/22
Pandas Class Gallery - 2020/21