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Welcome to Koala Class

Learning Page





Koala Class Teaching Team

We are taught by Mrs Major on Mondays and Miss York on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 

During the week we are supported by Mrs Carter, Miss Wall, Mrs Glyde, Mrs Sutherland and Mrs Knight.                 


  Mrs Major           Miss York           Mrs Carter


  Mrs Glyde            Mrs Knight


In Koala Class we are:



Visits Out

Due to the current situation with Covid, we will not be going horseriding, attending forest school offsite or going on social trips.  As soon as the situation changes, we will let you know.


Equipment for Koala Class

Please check you bring to school the following:

- 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

- always bring in a coat with a hood

- 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

- no toys, games, pencil cases or electronic equipment to be brought into school.



Literacy Texts

Our text this half term is Zog by Julia Donaldson.  It's a fun book about a young accident prone dragon, named Zog, who wants to be the best student in dragon school.




Children read on a regular basis in Class 5.  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 Class 5.

Reading List 1

Reading List 2



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 a programme called 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



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

 SPAG Glossary KS 1                                          


Spelling Lists

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 Year 1 and Year 2 curriculum and personalising learning accordingly:



In Class 5 homework is learning spellings, reading your reading book and answering questions about it plus writing book reviews.  Some children may have some practical activities to practice key skills. 


Curriculum Newsletter

We are covering the following topics this term: 

Curriculum Newsletter Spring

Curriculum Newsletter Autumn

 Class Timetable

Class Timetable