Panda Class comprises Years 3 and 4, taught by Mrs Evans with Miss Curtis as the teaching assistant. This classroom is part of the original, Victorian building. It has direct access to the outdoor space, which is used regularly for lessons. The children build on the skills they have developed in Reception and Key Stage 1 and use this to tackle the full range of National Curriculum subjects. The curriculum is organised so that the children cover all of the Year 3 and 4 learning objectives over a two year period as well as undertaking a range of enriching visits, trips and experiences. Pupils in Year 4 will undertake a national multiplication tables assessment during the summer term.
During their time in this class, the children learn to become more independent and to understand how to challenge themselves.
They have the opportunity to attend an adventurous activity residential in both years which allows them to work together as a team and participate in activities that can’t be taught in school. On Friday afternoons they receive specialist PE teaching from a visiting coach and also will have swimming lessons for a term.
Panda class newsletter Autumn term 2021
During Art week -the children produced bags for life using glue to create fabric batik.
In a science unit of work on light, the children created their own shadow theatre and puppets.