Welcome to Panda class! We have two groups of children in Panda class - one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
Our focus this term is 'Growing'.
In Literacy our special stories this term are 'Jack and the beanstalk', 'The enormous turnip' and 'The very hungry caterpillar'. We will be learning to retell these stories using actions, props and story maps.
We will continue to 'Squiggle while you wiggle' as we listen to music, now focussing on letter formation. We have really enjoyed 'writing' marks in our new floor books, and look forward to doing some more amazing drawing and writing
In our phonics work, we will be focussing on alliteration (similiar sounds at the beginning of words). I wonder what sounds will be in our Sound Box?
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 growing. Firstly we will learn about how seeds grow into plants, and what we need to do to care for plants. Later in the term, we will learn about the life cycle of a butterfly.
At the end of the term we will learn about how people celebrate Easter
The 'Jigsaw' theme (our focus for Personal, Social and Emotional development) is ‘Healthy me’, and we will talk about keeping our bodies healthy by exercising, eating healthy foods and having a good night's sleep.