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 1 and 2 we will be learning our numbers, counting forwards and backwards and completing calculations to find one more and one less than a number. We will also be looking at 2D shapes, the days of the week, height and capacity.
Later on in the morning we have our Literacy session. This is when we share amazing books together. To start the year, we will be reading some traditional stories that have food in them, like 'The Little Red Hen', 'Goldilocks and the three Bears', 'Stone Soup' and 'The Gingerbread Man'. We will carry out lots of exciting activities related to these stories; baking bread, making porridge, cooking our own vegetable soup and making gingerbread men! This term we will be working hard on our Set 1 sounds and we will begin to blend sounds together to make words, for example, 'c-a-t' says 'cat'.
We are certainly ready for lunch after such a busy morning. After lunch we focus on our project/themed learning. Our project for Terms 1 and 2 is 'Food Glorious Food' and we will be thinking about different types of food, where it comes from, when we eat certain foods and our favourite food. We will be exploring the Hindu festival of lights, 'Diwali' and looking at the special Indian foods that are eaten during this festival and other festivals/celebrations.
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.