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Panda Class - 2021/2022

 

 

The teacher of Panda Class is Chris and the teaching assistants are Rachel, Tanya, Cheryl and our HLTA is Kelly. This year we are all going to have lots of fun! 

 

This term the topic is Home and Away!

Dates to Remember!

 

Monday 6th June 2022 - Return to School.

Monday 13th June 2022 - PANDA CLASS ASSEMBLY.

Thursday 23rd June 2022 - Hartlepool Royal Navy Museum Trip.

Friday 1st July 2022 - Canoeing Trip.

Wednesday 13th July 2022 - Parents Evening.

Friday 15th July 2022 - Transition Morning.

Thursday 21st July 2022 - Break Up for Summer Holidays.

 

SWIMMING - EVERY TUESDAY!

P.E. - EVERY WEDNESDAY!

Tuesday 28th June 2022: Ice - In Science today, we experimented with ice. We used different sand timers to measure and see how the ice cubes changed over time.

Tuesday 28th June 2022: House Watercolours - In Art today, we drew a picture of a house. Using watercolour paints to add the colours. They are fantastic!

Friday 24th June 2022: Spelling Phonetically - In Literacy today, we have been spelling words phonetically (as they sound!).

Thursday 23rd June 2022: Houses - In Literacy today, we have been readying the book 'Let's Build a House'. We then discussed what type of house we would like to live in and why.

Wednesday 22nd June 2022: Bubbles - In Science today, we experimented using different sized bottles. We looked to see which one created the most amount of bubbles and to see if they were big or small bubbles.

Tuesday 21st June 2022: Sandcastles - In Art today, we followed instructions to draw a wonderful sandcastle. We chose appropriate coloured pastels to colour them in.

Monday 20th June 2022: Beach Watercolurs - In Art today, we followed instructions and created our own beach pictures. Using watercolour paints to add colour. They look BEAUTIFUL!

Monday 20th June 2022: Discussing Houses - In Literacy today, we enjoyed reading the story 'Let's Build A House'. We then discussed how houses look different inside and out. With a partner, we described how our bedrooms look.

Friday 17th June 2022: Paddling Pool - In Golden Time today, we had LOTS of fun playing outside in the paddling pool. We also had a water fight! It was GREAT!!!

Friday 17th June 2022: PACMAN - In Computing today, we took turns to play on a game called PACMAN. It was great fun!

Friday 17th June 2022: Doubles - In Maths today, we continued learning about doubles.

Thursday 16th June 2022: Spelling Phonetically - In Literacy today, we have been spelling words from the story phonetically (as they sound). Great work!!!

Wednesday 15th June 2022: Hansel & Gretel - In Literacy today, we enjoyed acting out this week's story, 'Hansel & Gretel'.

Monday 15th June 2022: Shabbat - In R.E. today, we made some challah bread. This is what Jews eat as part of their Shabbat meal.

Friday 10th June 2022: Counting - In Maths today, we were given a set number of things to draw on a whiteboard. We worked very well!

Thursday 9th June 2022: Doubles - In Maths today, we continued using mirrors to help us work out double a given number of spots on a ladybird.

Thursday 9th June 2022: Counting Objects - In Maths today, we continued counting a certain number of objects.

Monday 6th June 2022: Doubles - In Maths today, some children were using mirrors to help them work out double and a given number!

Monday 6th June 2022: Counting Objects - In Maths today, some children were asked to find a certain amount of objects that you can find in class. (For example, 3 glue sticks) We worked very well and were able to find the items and the correct amounts.

Monday 6th June 2022: Hansel & Gretel - In Literacy today, we listened to the story 'Hansel & Gretel'. We discussed and made predictions on how we thought the story would end.

Thursday 26th May 2022: Jubilee Parade and Picnic - Today we celebrated Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. We dressed as Beefeaters and walked to Throston School. We then had a whole school picnic on the yard. It was an AMAZING day!!!

Wednesday 25th May 2022: Throston Visit Springwell - This afternoon, some children from Throston School came to visit our class. We made collage pictures, using red and blue materials. We made union jack flags and stamps, ready for the Jubilee celebrations.

Wednesday 25th May 2022: Visit to Throston - This morning, another group of our children went to Throston School. Today we painted beads and pasta to make fancy necklaces. They looked BEAUTIFUL!

Tuesday 24th May 2022: Visit to Throston - This morning, some of our children went to visit Throston School. Whilst we were there we enjoyed making sceptors for the Queen, ready to celebrate the Jubilee. We had a lovely time!

Friday 20th May 2022: Number Sequence - In Maths today, we used number lines to help us work out the following numbers in a sequence.

Friday 20th May 2022: Rapunzel - In Literacy today, we enjoyed acting out the story of Rapunzel. We took turns to play the different roles of Rapunzel, the Prince and the Witch!

Thursday 19th May 2022 - Rapunzel - In Literacy today, we have been thinking about how we would have rescued her from the tower. We had some amazing ideas like making lifts, using magic and blowing the tower down like the Big Bad Wolf does!

Wednesday 18th May 2022: Wardrobes - In DT today, we had lots of fun making wardrobes using cardboard boxes.

Monday 16th May 2022: Sending E-mails - In Computing today, we were learning about sending e-mails. We used the iPads to send e-mails to Chris!

Monday 16th May 2022: Towers - In DT today, we used different blocks to make towers for Rapunzel.

Monday 16th May 2022: Old and New Houses - In History today, we looked at different styled houses. We discussed their properties and if we thought they were old or new.

Thursday 12th May 2022: Bread Plaits - In DT today, we made bread. We then plaited them, just like Rapunzel's hair. They were fantastic!

Wednesday 11th May 2022: Drawing Rapunzel - In Literacy today, we followed a step-by-step guide and drew some fantastic pictures of Rapunzel. We then used adjectives to describe her!

Tuesday 10th May 2022: Beds - In DT today, we continued making furniture, using cardboard. Today we made beds. They looked super comfy!

Monday 9th May 2022: Union Jacks - In Art today, we painted the union jack flag, ready for our Jubilee parade.

Friday 6th May 2022: Old & New - In History today, we looked at old and new houses from all around the world. We discussed their properties and which ones were our favourites.

Thursday 5th May 2022: Writing E-Mails - In Computing today, we have been learning about how to write and send an e-mail.

Thursday 5th May 2022: Ordering Numbers - In Maths today, some children were ordering numbers to 20.

Thursday 5th May 2022: Halving - In Maths today, we have been learning about half. We split groups of objects in half and also cut a piece of bread in half.

Wednesday 4th May 2022: Building Furniture - In DT today, we have been building chairs for the new topic of Homes. We are going to create lots of different items that you find around your home. The chairs looked brilliant!

Friday 29th April 2022: Ordering Numbers - In Maths today, we have been ordering numbers to 50.

Friday 29th April 2022: Three Little Pigs - In Literacy today, Chris was pretending to be a pig and the big bad wolf. We took turns and came up with questions to ask the characters from the story. We all had lots of fun!

Thursday 28th April 2022: Ordering Numbers - In Maths today, we were ordering numbers to 40.

Thursday 28th April 2022: Drawing Pictures from a Story - In Literacy today, we drew pictures from this weeks' story, The Three Little Pigs. Some of the children even labelled these pictures too! GREAT WORK!

Wednesday 27th April 2022: Old and New Houses - In Geography today, we looked at different types of houses. Some were old and new, some were made of wood and some bricks. We also discussed where in the world we think the houses are from.

Wednesday 27th April 2022: Room Designs - In DT today, we made room layouts by using blocks and cubes to make the furniture.

Monday 25th April 2022: Ordering Numbers to 20 - In Maths today, we ordered numbers to 20. We also looked at which numbers become before and after a given number.

Thursday 7th April 2022: Easter Egg Hunt - We really enjoyed our Easter Egg Hunt this afternoon. Thank you to the Easter Bunnies (and the Easter Giraffe) :) HAVE A LOVELY EASTER EVERYONE!

Thursday 7th April 2022: Smeds and Smoos Food - In Literacy today, we tried some of the food from the story. We also discussed what we thought would happen in the future for the Smeds and the Smoos.

Wednesday 6th April 2022: Sink or Float - In Science today, we have been experimenting with different objects to see if they sink or float in water.

Tuesday 5th April 2022: Smeds and Smoos Painting - In Art today, we used skills we have already learnt to mix paint to make the purple baby from this weeks' story.

Monday 4th April 2022: BeeBots - In Computing today, we worked in groups when programming the BeeBots.

Monday 4th April 2022: Google - In Geography today, we discussed why we like to use google to find out information. We also discussed the similarities and differences between other ways of finding information (phones, videos, CDs etc.

Thursday 31st March 2022: Towers - In Science today, we used different blocks/kinex to make towers. We were experimenting to see which materials would make the strongest tower.

Wednesday 30th March 2022: Google Search - In Geography today, we used laptops to search for information online, via google.

Wednesday 30th March 2022: BeeBots - In Computing today, we enjoyed experimenting with the BeeBots. We gave them instructions to different areas of the treasure map.

Tuesday 29th March 2022: BeeBots - In Computing today, we enjoyed experimenting with the BeeBots!

Monday 28th March 2022: Smeds and Smoos - In Literacy today, we read this weeks' story. We then discussed how we would feel if we were a 'Smed' or a 'Smoo'.

Friday 25th March 2022: BeeBots - In Computing today, we all took part in a group discussion and took turns asking questions about inventors and robots. We talked about 'how the robot worked', 'how much it costs', 'how to become an inventor' and 'how to turn the robot on'. It was very interesting.

Friday 25th March 2022: Estimating - In Maths today, we continued our work on estimating. We were estimating the amount in two groups. We then counted the total to see if we were correct.

Thursday 24th March 2022: PAT Dog - Today, the therapy dog Maisie came into class for a visit us. We all enjoyed brushing and playing with Maisie.

Wednesday 23rd March 2022: CDs - In Computing today, we looked at CDs. We talked about what information we could get from them. We put them in a CD player and listened to the different sounds.

Tuesday 22nd March 2022: Waterproof Materials - In Science today, we have been looking at waterproof materials. We also enjoyed making some waterproof teepees!

Monday 21st March 2022: Inventions - In DT today, we made our own inventions and labelled them. They were fantastic!

Thursday 17th March 2022: Estimating - In Maths today, we were estimating the number of dots on a whiteboard. Then counting the total to see if we were correct.

Thursday 17th March 2022: Rhyming - In Literacy today, we found rhyming words in this weeks' story 'Izzy Gizmo'.

Wednesday 16th March 2022: Bee-Bots - In Computing today, we used the Bee-Bots. Giving them directions to get to certain destinations.

Monday 14th March 2022: Materials - In Science today, we went on a hunt around school for different materials.

Monday 14th March 2022: Estimating - In Maths today, we have been estimating if a group of objects is more or less than a given amount.

Monday 14th March 2022: Catcote - We enjoyed a trip to Catcote Academy this morning. We loved their forest school area and cafe!

Thursday 10th March 2022: Map Using Images - In Geography today, we looked at how we can use pictures to find out information. We took pictures to make our very own map around school.

Tuesday 8th March 2022: Materials - In Science today, we looked at different materials and their properties.

Monday 7th March 2022: Wedding Time! - In RE today, we have been learning about Christian Weddings. We had our very own wedding in class.. buffet included!

Monday 7th March 2022: Aliens Love Underpants - In Literacy today, we used our fine motor skills to make various things out of play dough to go with this weeks' story.

Friday 4th March 2022: WORLD BOOK DAY! - We really enjoyed ourselves whilst celebrating World Book Day!

Tuesday 2nd March 2022: Phones - In Geography today, we have been around school asking staff members how they use their different phones in school.

Monday 28th February 2022: 2D Shapes - In Maths today, we looked at 2D shapes and identified their properties.

Friday 18th February 2022: The Caterpillar - In Literacy today, we continued learning about rhyming words. We took turns to read a line from the poem and discussed the words that rhyme.

Friday 18th February 2022: Tens & Ones - In Maths today, we used cubes to split numbers into their tens and units.

Wednesday 16th February 2022: Vacuum Cleaners - In History today, we have been learning about how Vacuum cleaners have changed over time.

Friday 11th February 2022: Dress To Express - We have enjoyed wearing clothes to express ourselves today!

Thursday 10th February 2022: Number Bonds - In Maths today, we used number lines to help us work out number bonds to 10.

Wednesday 9th February 2022: Jumping - In PE today, we had lots of fun whilst seeing how far we could jump.

Wednesday 9th February 2022: Hot Drinks - In History today, we were looking at how Kettle's have changed over time. We enjoyed having some delicious hot drinks.

Monday 7th February 2022: Number Bonds - In Maths today, we used number lines to help us work out number bonds to 10.

Thursday 3rd February 2022: Captions - In Computing today, we looked at pictures we have taken and added our own captions to them.

Thursday 3rd February 2022: Counting In 2s - In Maths today, we have been practising our two times tables.

Wednesday 2nd February 2022: Model Cars - In DT today, we made our own model cars with moving parts.

Wednesday 2nd February 2022: Old & New Toys - In History today, we have been learning all about old and new toys.

Monday 31st January 2022: Rocket Pictures - In Art today, we had lots of fun making Rocket Pictures. We made these completely independently using the skills we have been learning over the last term.

Monday 31st January 2022: Counting in 2s - In Maths today, we have been learning how to count in 2s.

Friday 28th January 2022: Repeating Patterns - In Maths today, we learnt about repeating patterns.

Friday 28th January 2022: Reciting Phrases - In Literacy today, we recited certain phrases from this week's story 'Countdown'.

Thursday 27th January 2022: Repeating Patterns - In Maths today, we continued learning all about repeating patterns.

Wednesday 27th January 2022: Old & New - In History today, we have been learning all about old and new washing machines.

Wednesday 26th January 2022: Pulley - In DT today, we have been learning about how things move. We worked in groups to make a 'wind pulley' and 'turn pulley'.

Tuesday 27th January 2022: Old & New - In History today, we enjoyed looking at old phone and new phones. We even made some phones using paper cups and string!

Monday 24th January 2022: Repeating Patterns - In Maths today, we enjoyed learning all about patterns. We worked with an adult and had to continue the repeating patterns.

Friday 21st January 2022: Tens & Ones - In Maths today, we continued learning about tens and ones.

Thursday 20th January 2022: Taking Photos - In Computing today, we used the iPads to take pictures.

Wednesday 19th January 2022: Emotions - In PSHE today, we used mirrors to look at how our face can show different emotions.

Tuesday 18th January 2022: Planet Art - In Art today, we made some fantastic planet pictures using chalk.

Monday 17th January 2022: Tens & Ones - In Maths today, we have been learning about tens and ones.

Monday 17th January 2022: Countdown - In Literacy today, we looked at images from this week's story and made predictions on what we thought would happen next.

Wednesday 12th January 2022: Moving Toys - In DT today, we explored toys and the different ways they can move.

Wednesday 12th January 2022: Keep The Beat - In Music today, we took turns to do different actions in time to the beat of a song.

Wednesday 12th January 2022: Shapes - In Maths today, we sorted pictures into their correct shape group.

Tuesday 11th January 2022: Panda Drawings - In Art today, we enjoyed learning how to draw a Panda!

Monday 10th January 2022: Rhyming Words - In Literacy today, we worked in groups to find all of the rhyming words in this week's story 'Cave Baby'.

Friday 7th January 2022: Shape Hunt - In Maths today, we continued to learn all about 2D shapes. We went on a shape hunt around school.

Thursday 6th January 2022: Taking Photos - In Computing today, we practiced using iPads to take photos and videos.

Thursday 6th January 2022: Shapes - In Maths today, we have been learning all about 2D shapes. We had fun exploring shapes and we chose our favourite shapes.

Wednesday 5th January 2022: Running - In PE today, we played some games and then had some fun moving at different speeds around the mile-a-day track. (Slow walk, fast walk, jog, run & sprint!)

Tuesday 4th January 2022: Music!!! - In Music today, we enjoyed listening to 'Rocketman - Elton John' and 'Starman - David Bowie'. We said if we liked/didn't like these songs and how they made us feel. We will be learning these songs this term in Music.

Tuesday 4th January 2022: Moving Toys - In DT today, we explored and played with different toys. We then identified which toys move and which toys don't move.

Tuesday 4th January 2022: Cave Baby - We enjoyed listening to our new story for the week 'Cave Baby'. We coloured in a picture of cave baby and practiced writing some CVC words from the book.

Panda Class - 12 Days Of Christmas!

If you couldn't make it to watch our class in Bethlehem's Got Talent, here it is for you... ENJOY!

Friday 17th December 2021: SANTA! - We had a visitor this afternoon. He brought some presents for all of the children in Panda Class!

Friday 17th December 2021: Grinch's Breakfast! - We absolutely LOVED our fantastic breakfast this morning!!! Waffles, Pancakes and Hot Chocolate.. what a lovely way to end the term!

Monday 13th December 2021: Peppermint Creams - In DT today, we enjoyed making peppermint creams. They tasted so good!