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Leiston Primary School

Pandas - Miss Brown

Meet the Pandas team:

Miss Brown (Teacher)

Mrs Edwards and Mrs Golding (TA) 

Curriculum outline for this term: 


We will be exploring a range of stories throughout the term for example, 

Alan's Big Scary Teeth by Jarvis and Dogs Don't Do Ballet by Anna Kemp and Sarah Ogilvie. We will develop language, create story maps and develop our fluency in recalling key information and vocabulary from the texts that we read. 

Phonics will be taught as whole class sessions daily. Children will be read to with by an adult at least once a week.


In Maths, we will be following the White Rose scheme of work which focuses on developing reasoning and fluency techniques. Every Maths lesson will begin with counting forwards and backwards and later in multiples. You could help your child by practising counting to 20 forwards and backwards.


This term our focus will be place value within 20 and addition and subtraction within 20.


Animals -

  • Identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles,birds and mammals
  • Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores andomnivores

Planting -

  • Know, identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees
  • Know, identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees


How have toys changed?

Using objects to discuss and sort toys and sequence into a physical timeline. Investigating artefacts from the past and beginning to pose questions. Finding out how teddy bears have changed and ‘interviewing’ an old teddy bear. Investigating what toys may be like in the future using what they have learnt.


Sculpture and 3D.


We are painters- illustrating an ebook


Key information about the school week



Sharing stories and practising reading using the phonics they have learned in school, is vital to improving a child’s confidence and skill with reading, understanding stories and developing a love for reading. It also has an important role in developing a child’s vocabulary and ability to express themselves effectively. 

We would like each child to read as often as possible, ideally at least 4 times a week for around 10 minutes at a time. Please make sure their reading record is signed each time they have read to ensure that we know when to change their book. 

Reading books will now be changed on Monday.



PE will be during a Monday and Wednesday afternoon. 

Long hair should be tied up and any earrings should be removed or covered with tape. Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own PE belongings. Please support your child to do this by ensuring that all of their clothing is fully named and by practising some of the skills needed i.e. buttons/zips/etc. at home to promote their independence. 



Year 1 will come home with weekly spellings. Please practise these spellings with your child. Every FRIDAY the test will take place.  The children will be awarded house points when there is evidence of effort and determination to learn them.  

Thank you for your continued support,

The Pandas team 


Below are some links to support further learning at home: 


Reading, writing and phonics:


Spelling Shed online is a fantastic, fun resource for practising spellings! Currently, membership is free and you can even add your own spelling lists!


Find free reading books at: