Checkendon CE (A) Primary School

Checkendon CE (A) Primary School

Panda Class


Welcome to Panda class, taught by Ms Osborne.

Term 1, Week 7

On Monday we discussed what open and closed questions are to help us create a survey we are going to send out to children in our school so that we can share different views on life in Checkendon and at our school.

At lunchtime, many of the Pandas came back into class for the first Games Club; it was lovely to see children teaching each other how to play new and old games.  

Tuesday afternoon, we used our teambuilding skills to travel across the field using only crates!

On Wednesday, we sadly said farewell to one of our Perfect Pandas who is moving back home to a country far away.  We will all miss you so much, and hope you enjoy reading the book we gave you.  

 Additional Panda Class Information and Resources


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: 



Panda Class Home Learning


Reading - Listen and discuss the text, sign reading record book, note the page number and add a brief comment. Please help your child to complete two comprehension tasks.


English writing task – no longer than 20-minute writing task, including personal writing target.

Hand in by Friday morning latest


Purple Mash reading comprehension chapter and online questions

Complete on Tuesday


Grammar and comprehension questions linked to the reading comprehension chapter

Will be discussed on Friday


Maths either set using ConquerMaths or in the Maths home learning book. 

Year 4 – You also need to complete the multiplication tables check, which will be set as a weekly 2Do on Purple Mash.

Hand in/complete online by Tuesday of following week


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.