This is a link to a very useful, if not a bit dull, video to help parents with phonics at home. The aim of this video is to support all parents with the correct pronunciation of all of the sounds so that the children can be well supported at home.
Friday 29th September 2017
Dear Parents, carers and Pandas.
Well done!! You have all survived your first week of being a full time Panda!! It has been a busy one too!
We started on Monday with a story called The Scarecrow’s Wedding. We listened to all of the rhyming in the story as well as thinking about the feelings and emotions that the main characters within the story were feeling at different times. We then used these words to start our word bank that we will be adding to over the year so that we can use them in our writing whenever we want.
Tuesday was PE day and the first challenge, getting changed! The children were all really good at this and we think they even went home I the correct clothes though we can’t always guarantee that trousers are on the right way round! Please can you ensure though that all uniform items and PE kits are clearly named so that we can reunite the children with the correct pieces of clothing. Thank you.
Wednesday we carried on thinking about rhyming, this time playing a game with the class where we had to match up lots of pictures to create one long line of rhyming pictures. The children are becoming really great at rhyming which is an important skill to develop that will support them in both their reading and their writing. In the afternoon we had our first open afternoon. These will be happening every Wednesday at 3pm and any parents or carers are welcome to come along to listen to a story or take part in any activities that we have going on at that time.
On Thursday we were busy weighing different things in the classroom to find out if bigger really did mean heavier. The children all had great fun trying to find the heaviest thing in the classroom that they could fit into the hanging part of the scales. We then thought about getting the scales to balance and using this knowledge to create cupcakes. The smelt really good as they cooked! We only hoped that they did!
And then it was Friday and we spent the morning playing rhyming games as well as decorating the cakes that we had made the day before. Then finally in the afternoon, we got to eat them!! And they tasted great.
The children have all bought a book pack home with them today. These are kindly donated by The Book Trust and are yours to keep and share at home. These are always lovely stories and are perfect for cuddling up on the sofa with, especially as the weather is starting to take a bit of a turn for the worst.
Monday will be our first forest school session and so you will need to bring with you to school a change of clothes that can get mucky. Please can these clothes be clearly named and in a separate bag. Waterproofs and welly boots are not needed as we have those in school for the children to use.
Thanking you all for your continued support,
Have a great weekend.
Mrs Cannell, Mrs Gadd and Miss Taylor.
Friday 15th September 2017
Dear Pandas, parents and carers.
Welcome to our class home page! We will upload our class newsletter to this page every week as well as adding photographs, internet links and any other information that you may find useful throughout the year. We will also add any dates here that are important to Panda class.
Well our second week in Panda class has just flown by! And what a busy one it has been! We started on Monday with a fire drill. The children were all brilliant, listening well to the adults and lining up beautifully so well done to all of them! It can be a little bit scary as it a very loud bell but they were all brilliant.
On Tuesday, Mrs Rawling was in the class for the morning and the children enjoyed getting to know her. She will be in Panda class every other Tuesday so is someone that the children will get to know well.
On Wednesday we played a lot of listening games as well as sending time being creative in the classroom and our outside area.
On Thursday we made Gruffalo crumble. We are really lucky as at this time of year we have apples on the trees in our school orchard and they are perfect for a Gruffalo crumble. The children were brilliant at cutting as well as making the special crumble topping. The smell coming from the oven as it cooked was lovely and we all hoped that it would taste as good as it smelt.
And then it was Friday and the chance to eat the crumble! The overall opinion was that it was lovely! And we had a lot of clean bowls with some Pandas even coming back for more! We also met our buddies today which was very exciting. We shared our summer diaries with them as well as some stories before they had to go back to class. They also filled out a sheet about themselves that all of the Pandas have bought home with them today. The buddies will be helping the Pandas in the lunch hall for all of next week so that they know what they have to do.
So another week has passed and the children have all settled in really well. Next week the Pandas will be staying for lunch which is always exciting for them.
Have a great weekend and we will see you all again on Monday!
Thanking you all for your continued support.
Mrs Cannell. Mrs Gadd and Miss Taylor.
We are now part of the Letter-join handwriting scheme and any of our pupils wishing to practice their handwriting at home can now log on to the Letter-join website on iPads and tablets as well as desktop and laptop computers.
DESK TOP LOG-IN
Go to www.letterjoin.co.uk and log in using the desktop log in boxes:
Letter-join works best on browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Opera.
IPAD AND TABLET LOG-IN
Go to www.letterjoin.co.uk and select the tablet log in button, log in using these details:
Swipe code: starting at the top left form the shape of a capital L