Good Morning my panda cubs,
Your task for this week is to find an example of each of the following material in your home:
When you have a good example of each, draw and label an image of each and write a sentence for each material explaining why this material was used to make this object. Can you recognise it's unique properties and why it was used? Remember the Science work we have been doing in school recently.
A little activity you may be interested in: ask your child to make/draw/paint a rainbow image and then take a photo of the finished product and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org . We will combine with Catcote School to make a video of the images our children design. This is a little project going on across the country to try and keep everyone's spirits up in these difficult times. The idea being that you would then place your rainbow image in your window for everyone to see.
Hello Parents and Carers
Here are a few ideas of websites that may be helpful over the coming weeks to keep your little cherubs occupied but remember the most important thing is to keep your family safe. You don't need to replicate a school day!
When looking at phonics or Letters and Sounds activities look at 'phase' 2 and 3. With Maths activities look for Year 1 based learning. Look out for Peace Out on You Tube for meditation activities - the children are used to doing this in class.
This is a little schedule you may like to follow but seriously don't stress about it, it's just to give you a few ideas.
I'll be in contact via this page soon.
Thanks for your continued support and understanding
Welcome to Panda Class
Panda class is made up of 10 brilliant KS2 aged children who have a variety of learning needs.
Panda Class became Fire Fighters!
Look who came to visit us!!! We loved meeting the fire brigade and exploring the equipment that they use.
A visit from Maisie
We loved playing with Maisie the PAT dog in Panda Class!
In science we have been learning all about habitats! We have looked at micro- habitats within our school grounds and researched larger habitat. We then used adjectives to describe some different micro-habitats and researched larger habitats. With all of our research we even made some of our own habitat boxes and they look amazing!
Computing - We Are Treasure Hunters
We learnt how to give each other precise instructions, to reach a specific destination. We also learnt how to program a robot to search a specific destination.
R.E. - Caring For Others
We have looked at the different ways different religions look after people ; in Hinduism the celebration of Raksha Bandhan and in Sikhism the Langar Meal.
We had a great time at Christmas and took part in a variety of activities such as; decorating a tree at St. Hilda's Church, performing a play about aliens landing on Earth at Christmas time and we had a party.
Spring 2020- Topic; Old and New
We have been looking at modern toys compared to toys of the past. We took part in a workshop at the Hartlepool Museum.
Panda's work this week 20-24/1/2020
Panda Class has worked really hard this week. In Literacy we have tackled rhyming words and written our own simple poems, which are fabulous!
In Maths this week we have focused on doubling numbers. History has been all about old and new toys, we have looked at their differences and their similarities. Panda class are very lucky to have two visitors come in each week to work with us. First, was Mike and he teaches us music. This week we got to play the chime bars and work on rhythms and beats, singing our favourite tunes. Secondly was Joanna from the library service. This time we read stories all about Chinese New Year and made some incredible, dragon masks.
Panda's work this week: 27-31/01/2020
Panda Class has had a very busy week. Following our theme of Old and New, in D.T we have looked at biscuits across the ages. This week we baked hobnobs! They were delicious.
We played the Ukulele in Music this week with Mike. We practised strumming to a beat.
In P.E we are learning about gymnastics, focusing this week on balancing with a partner.
Joanna from the library service visited and we listened to a dinosaur story and made some cool dinosaur hats!
Panda Class Assembly: 03/02/2020
This week Panda Class hosted the school assembly. We showed everyone what we have learned so far about Old and New toys. We had fun, guessing games and a quiz. Everybody had lots of fun!
Panda Class' visit to Preston Hall Museum-13/02/2020
This week Panda Class enjoyed a visit to Preston Hall Museum to look at the old toys they have, in keeping with our theme this term of Old and New. There was a large of variety of toys to see, some of which the children did not recognise at all! Everyone had a lovely time and now appreciates the modern toys we have available today.
Panda Class' work this week-24-28/02/2020
This week Panda Class have really enjoyed our Science and Geography lessons. In Science the children have looked at and identified a variety of everyday materials including wood, plastic, glass, brick, paper and cardboard. In groups we walked around our classroom and the school, identifying what everything was made from.
In Geography we talked about and explored the human impact on the planet. As a class we went on a litter collection around the school grounds.
Panda Class Art- 03/03/2020
This week in Art we have focused on the works of Jill Townsley. In particular we have looked at the sculptures she has created using plastic spoons and rubber bands. We decided to try out her methods and create our own sculptures using those same materials.
Panda Class work w/b: 16.03.20
This week in Panda class we have been counting in 5's, writing lists in Literacy and exploring how we can change materials in Science.