Welcome to Koala's
Class Learning Page
Enjoying our learning adventure together.
Our Teaching Team
Hello, I am Miss York, Class Teacher in Koala class
Our super teaching assistants are:
Mrs Carter, Mrs Figueira, Mrs Sutherland and Mrs Moody
In Koala Class we are:
Our class charity is the RSPCA Ashley Heath Animal Centre! We will be organising fund raising events for this local charity throughout the year. Watch the video below to find out about what the RSPCA does.
Trips and Visits
In Koala Class we enjoy taking part in a range of exciting social trips and therapeutic activities such as cycling, horse riding, forest school and social mini trips.
These trips help your child gain confidence, practice key social skills, increase core strength plus gain an understanding of our local environment.
We welcome visitors to our school. Earlier this year, Paul Linnet, author of Supertato visited for the day and ran fun writing workshops.
What to bring to Koala Class
Please bring the following to school:
- a healthy snack for after break Snack Time
- 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 Esme's Rock by Simon Philip.
We will be writing lists, invitations and descriptions for our own surprise celebration.
To find out more about what we will be learning see our curriculum newsletter.
We love reading in Koala Class. We have a fun 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 at least 4 times a week, practice reading tricky words and use their phonics to decode unfamiliar words.
We visit the library on a regular basis and enjoy story time there and borrow books.
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.
To find out more about how we teach phonics please look under the learning tab on the Home Page.
We have lessons in spelling, punctuation and grammar. The glossary below explains some of the terms used in SPAG lessons:
We learn spellings from the common exception words list. Your child will be given 10 spellings to be learnt over a half term from the lists below. He/she will be tested each half term. Click on the buttons below to see the words on each list.
In Koala Class learning tasks are adapted to each child's needs. 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 a range of equipment.
Here is an overview of the topics covered. We will be covering units within the Y1-Y3 curriculum:
Maths Yr 1/2 curriculum topics
Maths Yr 3 curriculum topics
We like to join in with lots of whole school activities where we can meet our friends from other classes. Here are some of the many things we take part in:
- Year group trips
- Team events
- Sports Day
- School Council
- KS2 productions
- KS2 Leavers party
- KS2 residential
- Themed days and celebrations
- Birthday cake days!
Our curriculum is bespoke to meet our individual needs, however sometimes we also join our friends in other classes to participate in lessons that we particularly enjoy and excel at such as Art, Music, PE and Science.
Homework involves learning spellings, practicing reading and completing a book review. Some children may have additional tasks to practice key skills. Homework is given out on a Friday and due back by the following Wednesday. Reading books are changed every Friday.