Welcome to Panda class! We have two groups of children in Panda class - one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Our afternoon group will be welcoming some new children in January. We look forward to playing and learning together!
Our focus this term is 'People who help us'.
In Literacy our special stories this term all introduce the children to different people who help us - 'Harry goes to school', 'Emergency', 'Firefighters' and 'Peppa goes to the dentist'.
We will continue to 'Squiggle while you wiggle', mark-making on large pieces of paper as we listen to music. We will begin to practise letter formation in our names and make 'writing' marks in our new floor books.
In our phonics work, we will be focussing on rhyme and rhythm
In Maths this term we will continue to focus on a number each week so that the children gain a good understanding and knowledge of each number. We will be counting, recognising, forming and beginning to order these numbers. The children will then use this knowledge as they work in our maths area.
Understanding the World
This term we will learn about how people help us through their different occupations. We are really looking forward to meeting the firefighters, who will be bringing their fire engine to our school!
If you know of anyone who could come and visit the children and talk about their occupation e.g. doctor, nurse or dentist, please let us know.
The 'Jigsaw' theme (our focus for Personal, Social and Emotional development) is is ‘Dreams and goals’, and we will talk about setting a goal, the challenges we might face on the way and never giving up.