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Welcome to Panda Class





Our teacher is Caroline Derbyshire and our classroom assistants are Claire, Becca, and Karen.

Panda class is made up of 9 brilliant KS2 aged children who have a variety of learning needs.

Makaton CarPark Karaoke - Wonderful World - Singing Hands

Makaton #WonderfulWorld We do a lot of travelling by car between classes and events - so to pass the time we have fun singing and signing along with our eclectic playlist!. After what seems like months of singing Christmas songs, we were back at work this week so whilst driving about we put together the signs for "Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong.

                                                     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.

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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.