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Staff: Miss Gavaghan / Mrs Ward / Miss Coates / Mrs Clarke 

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Music is taught by Mr Mitchell on a Tuesday

Welcome to Panshanger School and to our Reception class. On this page, we post photos every half term sharing updates on the activities and learning the children are completing. 

Review of Summer 1

This half term has been very busy but so much fun! We seemed to have celebrated lots of changes, we spent a week preparing for the Coronation of King Charles making flags, crowns, sandwiches and cakes, learning traditional country dances and of course the national anthem. We then had a true British street party in the rain, playing traditional street games and performing our Circassian Circle.

In the classroom, we were lucky enough to observe the life cycle of a caterpillar first hand as we nurtured our caterpillars all the way through their change to chrysalis and then butterfly. The children used non-fiction texts to discover lots of new vocabulary and facts related to butterflies. We have also been growing sunflowers, observing the changes each week as they grow, using our mathematic skills to measure and compare them.

We have thoroughly enjoyed watching the changes in the children as they have entered their final term in Reception, they have changed into confident writers moving from labels and captions to being able to write in sentences. Seeing the children stand up and speak so confidently in their class assembly was a real highlight this half term.