Week beginning 13th July 2020
It is the last week of the School Year. It has been a strange year and we have spent lots of time with our families and staying safe.
It is time to say goodbye to some of the Pangolins who are going to start new adventures at their new schools.
Some of the Pangolins are moving to new classes in September and some Pangolins will be coming back to Pangolin Class in September ready to make new friends.
We wish all the Pangolins well and hope that you all have a good Summer and stay safe.
Janis, Kay, Grace, Nicola and Sandra.
Week Beginning 6th July 2020
Our focus this week is Keeping Active.
Last week in school, we tried to be outside and practiced our throwing and climbing and running. We had to come inside when it rained.
This week you could go for a walk, visit the park and you can play on the playgrounds now.
Think about different ways to be active. I am going to walk Bowie this week as I am working from home.
Stay Safe from Janis, Kay, Grace, Sandra and Nicola.
Week beginning 29th June 2020
This week some of the Pangolins will be in school and some of the Pangolins will be staying safe at home.
I hope that you have enjoyed the sunshine and played in your gardens.
We had lots of rain and thunder on Saturday so we stayed safe in the house. Bowie liked to look through the window and watch the rain.
Our story this week is one of my favourites, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Janis, Kay, Grace, Sandra and Nicola.
Activities to try
Make your own caterpillar using some circles - you can draw round a small plate.
Try some of the foods the caterpillar eats - I love strawberries and ice cream too! Which one is your favourite?
Can you find any caterpillars or butterflies in your garden?
You can plant some flowers in a pot as butterflies like flowers.
You could look for some other mini beasts in your garden. I found some wood lice when I was gardening this week.
Week beginning 22nd June 2020
It was lovely to see some of the Pangolins last week and to speak to some of you on the phone last week.
This week our story is Oliver’s Vegetables.
Stay Safe Pangolins and see you soon
Janis, Kay, Sandra, Grace and Nicola
Please practice singing the different vegetables.
How many different vegetables can you try this week?
My favourite vegetable is Asparagus.
You could try paint printing with different vegetables.
As part of our virtual Sports Day take part in the actions in this song.
Week Beginning 15th June 2020
This week some of Pangolins are coming back to school and some Pangolins are staying safe at home.
We still working on our story Oliver’s Fruit Salad.
I have also put down some of the activities we will do during the week so the Pangolins at home can try these activities too.
Our activities this week include
Printing with apples
Mark Making with shaving foam
Trying different fruits.
Along with our morning greetings and days of the week song and the weather song.
Week beginning 8th June 2020
I hope that you are all well and staying safe at home.
I am looking forward to seeing some of you next week while some of you stay safe at home.
Our work for the next two weeks is all about Fruit..yum yum.
Our story is Oliver’s Fruit Salad.
I will speak to your Mums and Dads on Wednesday.
This week I would like you to try some different fruits.
Which one is your favourite fruit? My favourite fruit is strawberries.
You could make your own fruit salad.
Enjoy trying the different fruits.
Here are some counting activities too.
You could count the fruits you eat this week. We are suppose to eat 5 to 7 portions of fruit and vegetables each day.
How many have you tried? It is hard sometimes but they can be hidden in your tea like the tomatoes in Spaghetti Bolognese, my favourite tea.
We will try some fruits in class next week.
Week Beginning 1st June 2020
I hope that you are well and staying safe. I have enjoyed the sunshine last week.
This week our story is Old McDonald.
I hope that you enjoy it.
Practice signing the animals and making some animal sounds.
Hid some animals in the garden or house and go on a farm animal hunt.
Have fun !
Remember to go for your walk each day.
Week beginning 25th May 2020
Happy Half Term
I hope you all enjoy the half term week and stay safe.
During the break I am going to read some books in my garden, go on walks with Bowie and Jason.
It was good to talk to your Mums and Dads this week and know that you are all well and staying safe.
Have a good week and remember to stay home but go for your walk each day and wash your hands.
If you do anything exciting, you can send photos to Dani on the family support email.
See you soon.
Week Beginning 18th May 2020
Hello Pangolins, I hope that you are all well and staying safe at home.
Last week we went on a bear hunt so this week we are going to see some different animals.
Our story this week is Dear Zoo.
I am in school from Wednesday lunch time till Friday so I hope to speak to you or if you want to call school to speak to me.
You can practise signing the different animals in the story and in the video.
You could use some of your cuddly toys to make your own zoo.
You can sign the animals’ names and you could make some animal noises too.
I am not sure what noise a camel makes!
Week beginning 11th May 2020
Hello Pangolins, I hope you are all well.
This week we are going to read one of my favourite stories We’re going on a Bearhunt and there are some tasks to do which link to the story.
Have fun with the bearhunt.
Stay safe and see you soon Pangolins.
Janis, Kay, Sandra, Nicola and Grace
One of your tasks is to look for look for any bears in the windows during your walk each day.
How many can you see?
You could go on your own bearhunt in the garden or when you are out on your walk.
You could walk through the grass... swishy swishy, swishy, swashy
You could put some water in your paddling pool..... splash splosh, splash splosh
What else can you find ? Did you find the bear?
Week beginning 4th May 2020
We hope that you are all well and staying safe at home.
This week is a special week as we are celebrating VE Day which is Victory in Europe Day which celebrates the day the Second World War ended in 1945.
During the war, children often went to stay away from their Mams and Dads in the country and they could only get a little bit of chocolate or sweets. I would find that really hard.
Your tasks this week are to learn about celebrations, have a party in your garden to celebrate VE Day on Friday 8th May 2020.
The first video shows people celebrating VE Day in 1945 which is a long time ago, older than my Mam and Dad and probably your Grandma and Grandad.
Stay Safe Pangolins and we miss you.
Janis, Kay, Sandra, Nicola and Grace
I thought you might also want to watch Peppa Pig celebrate birthdays and a school fete. You might get some ideas for your own party.
You could make some bunting for your garden. You can colour some triangles of paper and then hang them up in your garden.
You could have a tea party with your Mam and Dad, brothers and sisters in your garden. You could help to make some sandwiches or help bake some cakes.
You could wear fancy dress or dress up in your party clothes.
Our last video is to celebrate Colonel Tom Moore who was 100 years old last week and walked 100 laps of his garden to raise money for our NHS. I know that our Pangolin Mums and Dads are very grateful to the NHS for all the help that they gave you amazing Pangolins.
Please send Dani your photos I love seeing them on Facebook.
Stay Safe Pangolins and see you soon.
Week beginning 27th April 2020
I hope that the Pangolins are all well. We all miss you and hope to see you soon.
I hope you have watched the school video from all the staff. On the video you can see that lots of staff have pets so our work this week is all about pets.
I have enjoyed playing in the garden with Bowie my dog, he is on the video with me.
Stay safe Pangolins
Week beginning 20th April 2020
Good Morning the amazing Pangolins. I hope you are all well and staying safe at home. I hope the Easter Bunny sent you lots of eggs and you enjoyed eating them.
Our story this week is The Gingerbread Man.
I hope you enjoy it.
Here are some activities to try.
Happy Easter Holidays
I hope that you are all well and enjoying the warm weather in your gardens.
Here are some Easter Songs to enjoy
Janis and Pangolins Staff
Week beginning Monday 30th March
I hope that you are all well and enjoying the break. It was good to see the sunshine last week. I did not enjoy the hailstones on Sunday.
Here are some activities for this week. I hope you enjoy them.
Janis and Pangolin Staff.
I hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine. You may have seen the rainbow pictures in people’s windows over the last few days.
If possible could you make one for your window and then send a photograph of the rainbow to this email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your picture will become part of a PowerPoint of photos of rainbows made by our children and Catcote School.
Week beginning 23rd March 2020
Good Morning Pangolins and their parents.
I hope you are all well and trying to have some fun at the moment.
This term we have been learning about Dinosaurs.
Here are some dinosaurs ideas if you want to try them at home.
Take care and have fun with these activities.
Janis and Pangolin Staff
Welcome to Pangolin Class
Staff in Pangolin Class are
Teacher - Janis, HLTA - Pam and Teaching Assistants - Kay,Nicola , Sandra S and our Apprentice Grace.
Pangolin Class uses the Sparkle Curriculum which is learning through play and exploration of the world. Each child has their own personalised learning plan and staff build in opportunities and experiences to help children develop their skills.
The personalised learning plan covers four areas of learning, Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health and Physical and Sensory Needs.
Each week we have different activities as well Swimming, Hydrotherapy Pool, Rebound Therapy and Soft Play as well as visits to different places in the local environment such as the town and local library.
If you want to know anything else, please contact us.