Panda Class

Welcome to Panda Class

Welcome to Panda class, taught by Ms Osborne and assisted by Mrs Peeling.

Term 5, Week 2

This week, Panda Class have enjoyed reading the next chapter of ‘Cliffhanger’ and finding out how to abseil, in readiness to write instructions using imperative verbs and chronological order.

We have learned about the 8 points of a compass, and looked at map symbols in Geography, discovering that there are many different symbols to represent churches and roads.

Next week, we will be looking at features of sports commentary and thinking about how much we can exaggerate when speaking and writing about things that are important to us.

Ms Osborne

Additional Panda Class Information and Resources

Panda Class Curriculum Newsletter and Letter from Ms Osborne September 2020

Panda Class Curriculum Newsletter Summer Term 2020-21 

Writing Assessments

Links to recommended reading books

Year 3 and Year 4 Statutory Spellings

Multiplication Square

KS2 Reading Vipers


Children should read every day, and it is still important, even if they are able to read by themselves, that they still read to an adult, or are read to by an adult. We would appreciate you having 'book talk' discussions with your child in order to develop their enjoyment of reading and their comprehension and word skills. You may find these links useful in guiding you on reading for pleasure and supporting your child at home: or .

Above are some question stems to assist you with this (Vipers KS2). If you are looking for suitable books then this website may be helpful: 


English homework is given on a Tuesday to be returned by Friday.  Maths homework is given on a Friday, to be returned by Wednesday.  Homework is set to support current learning in class, to help consolidate skills taught.  It should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete. 

Children need to know all of their times tables up to 12x12 by the end of Year 4. Attached below is a copy of a 12 x 12 grid for you to download if it would be helpful. There are many good, free websites for children to play mental arithmetic games on. 

If you would like some tips on how to support your child with homework, you may find this website useful:

Subscribed Resources

Please don't forget to use SpellZone and Conquer Maths, as often as possible with your personal login in. 




  • Checkendon Church of England (A) Primary School
  • Checkendon
  • Reading
  • Oxfordshire
  • RG8 0SR
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 01491 680693
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