Panda Class

Welcome to Panda Class

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

Term 4, Week 1

I have loved catching up with everyone in our Teacher Time sessions this week.  It has been wonderful to see your work and hear your enthusiastic contributions to our lessons.  Lockdown didn’t dampen our holiday fun too much – Zoe wrote wildlife magazines, Thomas got some new pets – in fact, I think everyone had a really exciting time!

We have been writing about bees and learning about volume and capacity (Year 3) and 3D shapes (Year 4).  In the afternoons, we have learned to say where we are from in French. 

Everyone’s really excited about our Writing Week next week; I’m looking forward to working with everyone on looking at different perspectives of a familiar tale.  More information to come soon!

At the bottom of the page is a photo of Harper and Hattie wearing their red noses in eager anticipation of Red Nose Day in March.

Ms Osborne

Additional Panda Class Information and Resources

Panda Class Curriculum Newsletter and Letter from Ms Osborne September 2020

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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