Welcome to Koala Class
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
Our text this half term is Taking Flight - How the Wright Brothers Conquered the Skies by Adam Hanchen.
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:
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.
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.
We have lessons in spelling, punctuation and grammar weekly. The glossary below explains some of the terms used in SPAG lessons:
We are learning spellings from the Year 1 and Year 2 Tricky Words list:
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 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.
We are covering the following topics this term: