In the Pandas class we love to learn! We have a real emphasis on phonics and reading in year 1 and EYFS. The children have a daily half an hour phonics session, which is interactive and exciting. One day a week, we focus on tricky words and the children complete a carousel of activities.
In maths, we build on number work. The children learn the foundations of place value and addition and subtraction. Much of our learning is practical and follows a mastery approach. As the children build in confidence, we progress onto reasoning and problem-solving questions.
In the Pandas, we have a real push for independence and show Oxley’s “I can attitude”. Therefore, the children are responsible for coming in on their own in the mornings and putting their belongings away. They then start their morning activities. The children come into morning maths every day.
Through all of our learning opportunities in school, the children are exposed to exploring time. This is time through the continuous provision where they can access educational resources. This is outdoor and indoor. This enhances the children’s learning.
This year, our overarching themes will be: