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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 5 and 6 we will be learning all about time and money as the farmer needs to feed the animals at the right time and buy his seeds ready to plant.

Later on in the morning we have our Literacy session. This is when we share amazing books together and sometimes complete some writing too.  In the Summer Terms, we will be looking at the Farmyard Tales series, in addition to reading some famous stories like 'The Little Red Hen', 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' and 'The Lost Sheep'.  We will also be exploring the book 'Handa's Surprise' as we compare fruit grown in the UK and fruit grown in Kenya.  We always have the opportunity to practise our reading and writing skills during choosing time.  This term we will be working hard on our Set 2 sounds and writing words using our knowledge of these sounds and our sight vocabulary.

We are certainly ready for lunch after such a busy morning.  After lunch we focus on our project/themed learning.  Our project for Terms 5 and 6 is 'On the Farm' and we will be thinking about the following questions:  'What is a farm?' 'Who lives on the farm?' 'What will we see at the farm?' 'What grows on the farm?' and 'Which vehicles are used on the farm?'  We will be doing many exciting activities to answer these questions, like sharing our farm homework research, making vegetable soup, planting our own beans and watching them grow and change, visiting a farm and having a barn party! 

Mrs Jacklin loves to sing and knows lots of songs to help us learn. 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.