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Welcome to Koala Class

Learning Page

 

 

 

 

We are looking forward to the new term and having fun in Koala Class!

 

Koala Class Teaching Team

Our class teacher is Miss York. 

During the week we are supported by Mrs Carter, Mrs Moody, Mrs Sutherland and Miss Bingham.

Mrs Carter - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Mrs Moody - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings and all day Wednesday and Friday.

Mrs Sutherland - Monday and Friday mornings, Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday.  

Miss Bingham - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.


         

    Miss York           Mrs Carter          Mrs Moody

    

           

  Mrs Sutherland       Miss Bingham

     

 

In Koala Class we are:

 

  

Trips and Visits

In Koala Class we take part in a range of different social trips and therapeutic activities, eg forest school, horseriding therapy, cycling or social trips.  These trips help your child gain confidence, key social skills, core strength plus gain an understanding of our local environment.

 

Equipment for Koala Class

Please bring the following to school:

- a healthy snack for after break

- a named water bottle

- a named pair of wellies

- a spare pair of socks (for wet days) - please keep them in your book bag

- a named coat with a hood

- named gloves, scarf and hat for cold days

- PE kit plus trainers (check everything is labelled)

- a school bag - to hold your Reading Book and Link Card

 

 Literacy Text

 

 

Our text this half term is Taking Flight - How the Wright Brothers Conquered the Skies by Adam Hanchen.

                     

 

Reading

Children read on a regular basis in Koala Class.  We have a daily story time session, which is an opportunity to share a book together, ask questions about the text and talk about the book and related topics.  Reading books are taken home and changed on a weekly basis.  We encourage children to read at home 4 times a week, practice reading tricky words and use their phonics to decode unfamiliar words.

Click on the buttons below to see suggested reading book lists for our class:

Reading List 1

Reading List 2

 

Handwriting

We practice handwriting regularly.  Children are taught to print their letters, check their letters are evenly sized, how to differentiate between capital letters and lowercase letters and how to present their work neatly.

 

 

Phonics

        

 

We learn phonics in small groups.We use Monster Phonics to help us learn our letters and sounds.

Click on the button below to hear the sounds and see the actions.

  Meet The Monsters  Monster Phonics Actions

  Monster Phonics Story Time

 

SPAG

We have lessons in spelling, punctuation and grammar weekly. The glossary below explains some of the terms used in SPAG lessons: 

SPAG Glossary KS1     

  

Spelling Lists

We are learning spellings from the Year 1 and Year 2 Tricky Words list:

Spellings 

 

 

Maths

Children's learning is individualised.  We build their knowledge in small steps to deepen understanding.  Children explore how to reason, discuss and connect their Maths understanding using key Maths vocabulary, pictorial representations and equipment.  

Here is an overview of the topics covered. We will be covering the Y1-Y3 curriculum and personalising learning accordingly:

 

Homework

Homework is learning spellings, reading your reading book and answering questions about it plus completing a book review.  Some children may have some practical activities to practice key skills.  Homework is given out on a Friday and due back ideally by the following Wednesday.  Reading books are changed on a Friday.

 

Curriculum Newsletter

We are covering the following topics this term: 

Curriculum Newsletter Autumn 1 2021

 

Class Timetable 

Class Timetable