Panda Class Autumn 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,


It has been lovely welcoming the children in Panda Bear Class and getting to know the children who have joined our class this year. The children are settling in very well and making friends with their peers and the adults in the class.


IEP/Annual Reviews will be held on Wednesdays from 1:30pm. You will be sent a letter letting you know which date your child’s meeting will take place.


Our topic for the term is ‘World Around Us’.


In our Communication and Language/Literacy sessions we will be reading stories, using rhymes, playing games and singing songs with links to our topic. The children will work on a chosen book for the term and take part in reading, writing and comprehension activities. Our focus will be on developing communication skills and participating in a variety of sensory activities. There will also be lots of opportunities for encouraging children to interact with their peers.

During Maths sessions the children will concentrate on counting, understand numbers and quantity, patterns, recognizing colours and sorting shapes by their properties. We will use Numicon to support them with this. The children will also be encouraged to continually extend their knowledge and develop their skills for problem solving.


Our Personal Social Emotional Development topic is about differences and similarities, developing a sense of self and others. We will concentrate on building positive relationships with adults and peers. There will be an emphasis on developing individual communication skills. In our lessons, we will be learning, exploring and identifying different aspects of our close environment through science and our understanding of the world.


This term we are delighted to continue Special Yoga as part of our P.E. curriculum, this will be taught by Nora, who has been trained to teach Special Yoga, a practice which incorporates stretching and strengthening of the body as well as calming and focusing of the mind. 

Expressive Arts will continue through dance sessions with Zoe and additional session with Flamingo Chicks on Thursdays as well as Music with Laura.


Our aim is to provide a creative and interactive curriculum so that our children’s time in school is as enriched and rewarding as possible. There will also be opportunities for inclusion with mainstream peers from Lancasterian School.


There is a copy of our timetable attached for your information. Please keep using the home/school books to let us know about things you do with your child at the weekends or about any other news you wish to share – so that we can talk about this to the children at the beginning of the day.



Panda Bear Class






Anna – Teacher

 Vicky- Physio


Nora –Teacher -  Special Yoga – Fri-P2

Kheziah- SLT



Angela - OT


Shana- Higher Level Teacher Assistant (Mon- Wed)

Mariam - Nurse


Joanna -Special Needs Assistant (Wed- Fri)

Halina - Swimming


Nadine - Special Needs Assistant



Maureen – Special Needs Assistant









Lunch Time Supervisor (12-14.00)





If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will try and help you as much as possible.


Thank you again for your support and cooperation.




Anna Krok

Anna Krok

Class Teacher