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Koalas Class



Welcome to the Koala Class! We are a Reception Class with our teacher Mrs Jacklin and two fantastic teaching assistants, Mrs Smith and Mrs O'Hara.

We love to learn through play and investigation, indoors and out! We are very lucky to have two large classrooms and an outdoor area which we access throughout the day with the Kangaroo class.

Our outdoor play equipment is so much fun.  We love to swing, climb, balance, crawl and stretch on it!

We are always busy in the Koala Class. We begin our day with the register and morning skills workshop.  Our teachers listen to us read, in either Guided groups or independently, while we complete exciting activities. 

After morning skills we have our Maths learning.  We love learning our numbers, counting and solving problems.  We also enjoy learning about shape and measures.  In Terms 3 and 4 we will be learning about one more and one less, bonds to 5 and 10  and completing calculations using addition and subtraction.  We will also be looking at 3D shapes, time and patterns.

Later on in the morning we have our Literacy session. This is when we share amazing books together.  For Terms 3 and 4 we will be reading some castle themed books such as 'The Knight and the Dragon' and we will be exploring some Fairytale stories too.  We will carry out lots of exciting activities related to these stories.  This term we will be working hard on our Set 2 sounds and we will learn how to write words and sentences. 

We are certainly ready for lunch after such a busy morning.  After lunch we focus on our project/themed learning.  Our project for Terms 3 and 4 is 'Captivating Castles'.  We are going to be making family shields with our relatives, celebrating what makes us and our families special.  Later in the term we will be finding out about Chinese New Year and we will be solving problems about rescuing the Frozen characters that have been trapped in ice.  To end our Project we will enjoy a Prince and Princess party together.

Mrs Jacklin loves to sing and knows lots of songs to help us learn. We also use Makaton to help us remember lots of new words.  Come and see what we get up to in our gallery.

You can also follow us on Twitter @Koalaclass.

Take a look at our Curriculum letter to find out more.  It is in the 'Curriculum' section on this page.