Believe, Achieve, Succeed

Headfield Road, Huddersfield, HD4 6LU

office@hillsideprimaryschool.co.uk

01484 226834

           Pandas Class                      

My name is Mrs Kaur and I am the teacher in Pandas Class, I also lead key stage 1 and phonics at Hillside. I am really looking forward to seeing you all in September and assure you that you will have lots of fun in Pandas Class while learning, making new friends and exploring new subjects and topics. I believe that 'reading is the key to learning' and 'practice makes perfect'. In Pandas, you will also be learning about the importance of having a 'growth mindset'. Together, we will 'Believe, Achieve and Succeed!'

 

If you have any queries or concerns, please contact me on pandas.hillside@kirkleeseducation.uk

Welcome letter for parents

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Pandas is our year 1 and 2 class. Mrs Kaur is the class teacher, supported by Teaching Assistant Miss Wells.

The morning session starts at 8.50am until 12.00pm and the afternoon session starts at 1.00pm and finishes at 3.15pm.

In a morning, the children are taught the core subjects of English and Mathematics. During these sessions, the children can work either as a whole class, in small groups, or 1:1 with an adult.

During the afternoon session, the children undertake topic related work which covers subjects such as history, geography, science, PE, music and art. These topics change on a termly basis. 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

2020-21

Stories Around the Fireside - Great Fire of London

Keeping Healthy – Florence Nightingale & Mary Seacole

Seasides

2021-22

The Magic Toymaker

Man on the Moon

What a Wonderful World

PE sessions take place on Monday and Tuesday. For the first half term Pandas will have Tuesday PE session (Football) with Mr Spencer. All children need to bring a PE kit including pumps or trainers on these days. 

At Hillside, we love reading. We believe it is essential to our children's learning as it helps them to develop language skills and increases their knowledge of the world around them. Children will change their home reading books in the morning at 8.50 and complete their reading diary at home once routines are established. Children are expected to read at home each evening and should return their home reading diary on a regular basis so that it can be monitored by the class teacher.

Homework is given out on Fridays and should be completed and returned by the following Tuesday. If it is returned late, it might not be marked. Homework includes a list of spellings to be learnt and either an English or Mathematics activity. We will be using virtual learning environment (VLE) in September and children will be trained to access these sites/programs/apps in ICT lessons. 

The children in Pandas class have regular educational visits which may vary according to the topic being studied. All KS1  children go to pantomime each year and have a summer trip at the end of the year.


Basic Skills for reading, writing and maths

  Year 1 non-negotiable targets

   Year 2 non-negotiable targets

 

Termly Topics

Autumn - Medium Term planning

Spring - Medium Term planning

Summer - Medium Term planning


Pandas Classroom

Please visit the Phonics area of this website to see some videos showing you how to say the sounds and how to form their letters correctly. You will also find useful information about different phases of phonics.

 Our Class Timetable

Online learning and homework for Pandas Class

We use White Rose schemes of work for Maths and set online homework using MyMaths. We also use Active Learn to set online Phonics and Reading activities for our pupils. Due to Covid19 and under new guidance for schools, it is highly likely that homework will be set using online resources in September.

Pandas's amazing work from home learning - 2020 

 

  Growth Mindset 

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Headfield Road, Huddersfield, HD4 6LU

01484 226834

office@hillsideprimaryschool.co.uk