Panda Class Spring 2022

January 2022


Dear Parents and Carers,


Happy New Year!  All the children have resettled very well into our daily routine after their Christmas Holidays. We are happy to be back and start our learning journey in 2022. We hope this New Year will bring us happiness and lots of joy while exploring and learning together


Here is some information detailing our curriculum for the spring term. The theme for this term is ‘Dinosaur detectives!’ In our literacy lessons, we will be reading stories, using rhymes, playing games and singing songs linked to this topic. 


Our focus stories are ‘Back to Earth with a bump’ and ‘Whatever next’. We will focus on communication skills, participating in a variety of literacy activities, as well as developing an understanding of the sequence of the story. We will also continue to focus on developing recognition of sounds in words, word building and further development of reading strategies. 


In maths we will continue learning about numbers and adding and subtraction with numbers to 20. We will explore and talk about size, weight, capacity, position, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. We will concentrate on number order, recognizing numbers and number bonds. We will continue to use shapes to create and recreate patterns and build models. We will learn about number patterns and begin counting in 5’s and 10’s.


This term we will be making the most of the outside environment.  We will have regular sessions in our garden planting bulbs, seeds and flowers. We plan to make trips to the local park and the local pond when Covid-19 situation allows. There will be lots of opportunities to encourage the children to interact with their peers and express themselves through free choice activities, music, art and ICT based sessions.  Our regular Dance sessions are on Mondays and Tuesdays - still online through ZOOM. 


Thank you in advance for your support. We look forward to discussing your child’s progress at their PSP’s (Personal Support Plans) and Annual Review meetings.


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

Anna and the Panda Class Team.