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Perfect Pandas (RJH)

Teacher - Janet Hares                   

Associate Teacher - Debbie Bailey

Welcome to Perfect Pandas class. We have just started school in Reception and we are settling well. Every day we love to explore our Outdoor Garden area, especially looking after our growing areas, where we have planted spring bulbs, herbs and wild flower seeds. Next we will develop our vegetable patch and grow some tasty things to eat.

 

We are enjoying learning about the sounds in words. We can now recognise and say some sounds and are learning to write them correctly. We are also enjoying helping Fred the Frog to blend sounds to make words, and his Fred Talk sometimes makes us laugh!

 

We are getting used to lunch times and choosing our school dinners and eating our packed lunches. Our teachers help us to make choices and to cut up our food if we can not manage!

 

We are really looking forward to learning so many things this year!

The time is passing by so quickly in Perfect Pandas class. The spring bulbs which we planted in September have well and truly sprung and we have now sown some vegetable seeds to harvest in the summer.

 

All of the children are making good progress towards the Early Learning Goals and we have been delighted to welcome some new children to the class. Pickles the Panda has had some very enjoyable weekends away at the children's homes and we have all enjoyed reading his news and looking at photographs which record his adventures. The children know that he only goes home with children who have been on the green behaviour chart all week and he has visited most children by now.

 

Building and construction activities seem to be firm favourites with the Pandas and we have had some fantastically designed models made, especially the robot who they designed to help tidy up the classroom, the dragon's head for dancing at Chinese New Year, and the house made recently. It is fantastic to see the children working collaboratively to solve problems.

 

We enjoyed visits by the poet James Carter and by Michael Rosen, the former Childrens' Laureate. Our favourite story is Little Rabbit Foo Foo.

 

We are now looking forward to our visit to Godstone Farm after the Easter break.

 

Aren't we clever?

Perfect Pandas have been very busy recently. Following a very successful visit to Godstone Farm at the beginning of Term 5, this week we have been to Horton Kirby environmental centre, where we learned about camouflage, identifying trees, birds and mini beasts, and had a snail race!
We have also been learning about the creatures which live in the sea, some real and some imaginary. Our favourite story is The Singing Mermaid by Julia Donaldson....we turned it into our class wall display.

The Singing Mermaid

The Singing Mermaid 1

Snail racing

Snail racing 1
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