Welcome back to the children's final term in Panda Class! I can't believe we are in Term 6. This year has zoomed by! We have so many amazing learning opportunities planned and we can't wait to get started.
Our curriculum question this term is, 'What animals did Old MacDonald have on his farm?'
In English, we will be reading Flip Flap Farm and creating mixed up farm animals! We will also be writing a non-fiction book about the animals that might live on Old MacDonald's farm. Before we start learning about farmyards and farm animals, we will be focusing on healthy eating by reading 'Supertato' by Paul Linnet and Sue Hendra and 'I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato' by Lauren Child.
In Maths, we will start the term by learning about odd and even numbers. We will also make sure we are confident to count to 20 and order numbers to 20. After that we will recap our subtracting by counting back and addition by counting on. Towards the end of term we will focus on our shape, space and measure learning looking at comparing mass and money. We will also learn about halving and sharing shapes and numbers.
We will continue to have PE on a Monday this term. Our lessons will be delivered by Liam from Elite Community Coaching.
Our Forest School days this term are: Friday 18th June, Friday 2nd July and Friday 16th July.
Please can you ensure the children come to school in clothes appropriate for outdoor learning. The weather will hopefully be warmer this term and the ground will be dryer, despite this, the children will need a long sleeve top and trousers to protect their arms and legs from stinging nettles etc which grow in Forest School.
The children will only need wellington boots for rainy days. If the weather is dry and has been dry leading up to the day, an alternative pair of shoes (e.g. trainers) are fine. If it's wet or has been raining leading up to the day, the children will need an indoor pair of shoes to change into before and after Forest School.
If you would like your child to apply sun cream during the day, they will need to do this independently. Thank you.
Panda Class adults:
This term, the adults in Panda Class are: Miss Jackson, Mrs Ridge (every other Tuesday afternoon), Miss Burchfield, Mrs Burden and Mr Phillpott. Mr Phillpott will also be covering my other afternoon out of class (every other Friday).
All of the adults are so excited to start Term 6 and we hope the children are too!
Meet the Teacher
Hello, my name is Miss Jackson and I am the Panda Class teacher. This is my 6th year of working at Aldington Primary School.
Before teaching in Panda Class, I taught in Dolphin Class for four years. I had the most amazing time teaching in Year 1 and a definite highlight was when we went on our annual school trip to Port Lympne zoo. I'm sure my first class (who are now in Year 6, how has that even happened?) remember that it rained all day long! Little did they know that I actually split my trousers on the morning of the trip so was delighted that I could wear waterproof trousers all day!
Now in Panda Class, I love working as part of our Early Years team. It is a huge honour to be able to work so closely with our families and to support the children on their journey as they start school. One of my favourite things about being in Panda Class is seeing how the children use their imagination to bring the Panda garden to life. The children are always so creative and use the garden in so many different ways.
My passions include practising yoga, eating Cadbury Twirls, wearing leopard print and looking at, talking about and wishing to be as tall as a giraffe! Here is a picture of me doing two out of the four:
Well, that's a little bit about me. I can't wait to get to know you all better!
We are 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