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Queen's Drive
Infant School

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Hi, we’re the Pandas!

We love to play together and work together.

Our teacher is Mrs Talbot and Miss Dileta also works in our classroom.

This half term our topic is 'Rainforest Explorers'

For our final topic in year 2 we will be exploring Rainforests,the animals that live there,the weather conditions and how people live in different parts of the world and comparing them to Peterborough.

Pop Up Literacy Event

The author Michael De Souza popped into our classroom to share his 'Rastamouse' stories,we also acted out the story and made up our own rhymes.


Please keep checking your child's bookbag/parentmail for letters informing you of everything that is happening.

Previously in the Pandas class...

'Nuts about Nature'

We learnt about our local environment,named plants and trees and what made them grow healthily.We also looked at the local inhabitants in gardens,parks and school.Named living things and explored how they change as they grow.

We had a lovely day at Ferry Meadows,looking at minibeasts and their habitats.

'Dungeons and Dragons'

During this topic we looked at castles,who lived in castles and the jobs they had.

We had an amazing day out to Tattershall Castle.We walked up a spiral staircase to reach the top of the castle.We found out about the different jobs people had in a castle.We decided the worst job was the toilet cleaner!

"I enjoyed the dancing.It was called 'catch the rat'. They had a kitchen outside.I counted the stairs and there were 117 to reach the top." by Tayyibah

Please click on the link to find out more about Tattershall Castle


During this topic we investigated gravity,pushes and pulls and materials for science.In History we learnt about Neil Armstrong and explored key events in his life.

We also designed and made our own lunar moon buggy.In computing we thought about e-safety and how to program a space game.We really enjoyed the planetarium visit.We saw all the planets in space.

'The Great Fire Of London'

We stepped back in time to 1666 to explore the event itself and looked at diaries from real life people who were there at the time like Samuel Pepys.

We had an amazing WOW day.We took part in some exciting activities including candlemaking,weaving and rat catching!










In the afternoon we became archaeologist's and dug for evidence of where the fire started and the jobs people did in 1666.

Boat Making









'Food,Glorious Food'

We started off our topic with a 'WOW Day' thinking about ourselves,what it means to be healthy and investigating how we can change food.

We had a fantastic visit to Wagamama's where we got to make vegetarian noodles.













We loved our exotic animal encounter. We had lots of different animals to look at and handle including a massive snake!!

'Nuts About Nature'

We learnt about our local environment,named plants and trees and what made them grow healthily.

Making clay minibeasts


We learnt about life in a castle,jobs people did and Kings and Queens.

WOW! We had an amazing trip to Tattershall Castle.



We learnt a medieval dance, watch the video below to see how we did.












We really enjoyed having a go at 'fencing' just like a Knight.

World Book Day - We enjoyed bringing our favourite book to school.

"I really like this book because at the end Mrs Armitage's bike brakes and she chooses roller skates"
"I like this book because the Genie comes out of the lamp when Aladdin rubs it and gives him 3 wishes"















'Out Of This World' - We started this topic with a WOW day where we all dressed up as aliens!

We learnt about Neil Armstrong, explored key events in his life.We also investigated gravity,pushes and pulls and materials.We designed and made space buggy models and used paints and pastels to create space pictures.

We enjoyed our visit from a planetarium. We looked at planets, the earth and night and day and star patterns.

See our clip below of us playing our instruments in our music lesson!