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Welcome to Koala Class' page! Here you will find lots of information about our class, and you will also find photos of us learning. Visit often so you are always up to date with Koalas!

Class Information:

Teacher: Mrs Brough

TA: Miss West

 

Our Focus Habit of Mind: Persistence and Taking Responsioble Risks

We will be Hardworkers and we won't give up when things get tough. We are Adventurers so we are not afraid to try new things.

 

PE

Our PE day is MONDAY. Please ensure your child has NAMED kit in school during term time. As weather can be quite unpredictable, we advise that both shorts and jogging bottoms are kept in PE bags, along with a sweatshirt for cooler days. 

 

Homework

Homework is set on WEDNESDAYs and returned on TUESDAYs.

 

Reading

We would like children to read as much as possible- every night would be perfect! We will continue to award raffle tickets for those who read at least 5 times a week. Those children will also be able to choose a small prize from Mrs Brough's special box! We will collect in reading records on a MONDAY to count up how many reads your child has for that week. 

 

Children are responsible for changing their own books. They can do this every morning before they do their morning challenge. We encourage children to reread books for pleasure, and to develop fluency which comes with reading familiar books. 

 

We will regularly review reading levels to see if children are ready to move on. It is important that children read widely within their book band so they have a broad diet of books. Please encourage your child to read information texts, poetry and stories.

 

Reading can be done anywhere- cereal packets at breakfast, signs on the roads, etc. It is easy to get 5 reads in a week if you include all of the little bits that you do daily without even thinking about it!

 

While we would like children to read their book band books, please also feel free to share favourite or new books at home. These can also count towards daily reading.

 

Belongings

Please could you ensure tat all of your child's clothes and other belongings are named. This will help at the end of warm days or PE sessions when we have jumpers etc left over.

 

Water Bottles

Water is very important for health and learning! We have cups in class, but a named water bottle in school daily would be great!

 

21/11/17 Pink Maths group went outside to practise counting in 10s!

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21/11/17 Then they got musical!

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17/11/17 Today we went outside and created multiplication arrays using natural materials. Can you guess what the number sentecnes are?

17/11/17 Today we went outside and created multiplication arrays using natural materials. Can you guess what the number sentecnes are? 1
17/11/17 Today we went outside and created multiplication arrays using natural materials. Can you guess what the number sentecnes are? 2
17/11/17 Today we went outside and created multiplication arrays using natural materials. Can you guess what the number sentecnes are? 3
17/11/17 Today we went outside and created multiplication arrays using natural materials. Can you guess what the number sentecnes are? 4
17/11/17 Today we went outside and created multiplication arrays using natural materials. Can you guess what the number sentecnes are? 5
17/11/17 Today we went outside and created multiplication arrays using natural materials. Can you guess what the number sentecnes are? 6
17/11/17 Today we went outside and created multiplication arrays using natural materials. Can you guess what the number sentecnes are? 7
17/11/17 Today we went outside and created multiplication arrays using natural materials. Can you guess what the number sentecnes are? 8
17/11/17 Today we went outside and created multiplication arrays using natural materials. Can you guess what the number sentecnes are? 9
17/11/17 Today we went outside and created multiplication arrays using natural materials. Can you guess what the number sentecnes are? 10
17/11/17 Today we went outside and created multiplication arrays using natural materials. Can you guess what the number sentecnes are? 11
17/11/17 Today we went outside and created multiplication arrays using natural materials. Can you guess what the number sentecnes are? 12
17/11/17 Today we went outside and created multiplication arrays using natural materials. Can you guess what the number sentecnes are? 13
17/11/17 Today we went outside and created multiplication arrays using natural materials. Can you guess what the number sentecnes are? 14
17/11/17 Today we went outside and created multiplication arrays using natural materials. Can you guess what the number sentecnes are? 15
17/11/17 Today we went outside and created multiplication arrays using natural materials. Can you guess what the number sentecnes are? 16
17/11/17 Today we went outside and created multiplication arrays using natural materials. Can you guess what the number sentecnes are? 17
17/11/17 Today we went outside and created multiplication arrays using natural materials. Can you guess what the number sentecnes are? 18

16/11/17 Today we created this story map for our new book Rainbow Bird.

16/11/17 Today we created this story map for our new book Rainbow Bird. 1

15/11/17 Green and Pink English groups created this fab role on the wall for Bird Woman in our book Rainbow Bird. Florence cleverly linked it to our leaning on growth mindset!

15/11/17 Green and Pink English groups created this fab role on the wall for Bird Woman in our book Rainbow Bird. Florence cleverly linked it to our leaning on growth mindset! 1

10/11/17 Today in Maths we practised our knoweldge of the 2 times table by playing an awesome Minecraft themed game!

10/11/17 Today in Maths we practised our knoweldge of the 2 times table by playing an awesome Minecraft themed game! 1
10/11/17 Today in Maths we practised our knoweldge of the 2 times table by playing an awesome Minecraft themed game! 2
10/11/17 Today in Maths we practised our knoweldge of the 2 times table by playing an awesome Minecraft themed game! 3
10/11/17 Today in Maths we practised our knoweldge of the 2 times table by playing an awesome Minecraft themed game! 4
10/11/17 Today in Maths we practised our knoweldge of the 2 times table by playing an awesome Minecraft themed game! 5
10/11/17 Today in Maths we practised our knoweldge of the 2 times table by playing an awesome Minecraft themed game! 6
10/11/17 Today in Maths we practised our knoweldge of the 2 times table by playing an awesome Minecraft themed game! 7

10/11/17 In science we were investigating materials. In our co-op groups, we sorted different materials according to their properties. Can you work out how we sorted them? The scientific words we used were: flexible and rigid; hard and soft; smooth and rough and see through and not see through.

10/11/17 In science we were investigating materials. In our co-op groups, we sorted different materials according to their properties. Can you work out how we sorted them? The scientific words we used were: flexible and rigid; hard and soft; smooth and rough and see through and not see through.  1
10/11/17 In science we were investigating materials. In our co-op groups, we sorted different materials according to their properties. Can you work out how we sorted them? The scientific words we used were: flexible and rigid; hard and soft; smooth and rough and see through and not see through.  2
10/11/17 In science we were investigating materials. In our co-op groups, we sorted different materials according to their properties. Can you work out how we sorted them? The scientific words we used were: flexible and rigid; hard and soft; smooth and rough and see through and not see through.  3
10/11/17 In science we were investigating materials. In our co-op groups, we sorted different materials according to their properties. Can you work out how we sorted them? The scientific words we used were: flexible and rigid; hard and soft; smooth and rough and see through and not see through.  4

09/11/17 Look at Lewis' amazing poem about Bonfire Night!

08/11/17 Here are some examples of the butterflies we draw in class, following Austin's Butterfly's example. You can see how much we improved in just an hour with the right feedback.

07/11/17 In our Growth Mindset Work today we came up with a list of things we can do to help us when we are in the Learning Pit.

03/11/17 Today was our whole-school Exciting Writing Day! We went outside to look at the fire and talked about what the fire was like. Then we came inside to learn wny we have bonfires on the 5th November.

03/11/17 Today was our whole-school Exciting Writing Day! We went outside to look at the fire and talked about what the fire was like. Then we came inside to learn wny we have bonfires on the 5th November.  1
03/11/17 Today was our whole-school Exciting Writing Day! We went outside to look at the fire and talked about what the fire was like. Then we came inside to learn wny we have bonfires on the 5th November.  2
03/11/17 Today was our whole-school Exciting Writing Day! We went outside to look at the fire and talked about what the fire was like. Then we came inside to learn wny we have bonfires on the 5th November.  3
03/11/17 Today was our whole-school Exciting Writing Day! We went outside to look at the fire and talked about what the fire was like. Then we came inside to learn wny we have bonfires on the 5th November.  4
03/11/17 Today was our whole-school Exciting Writing Day! We went outside to look at the fire and talked about what the fire was like. Then we came inside to learn wny we have bonfires on the 5th November.  5
03/11/17 Today was our whole-school Exciting Writing Day! We went outside to look at the fire and talked about what the fire was like. Then we came inside to learn wny we have bonfires on the 5th November.  6

03/11/17 We had a history learning question: Why did Guy Fawkes want to blow up the houses of parliament? We found out that King James I wanted to stop the Catholics from praying their way. We talked about their feelings, what they could have done about it and what they actually did. This picture shows our up-levelled feelings work and our flow map to show what happened.

03/11/17 We had a history learning question: Why did Guy Fawkes want to blow up the houses of parliament? We found out that King James I wanted to stop the Catholics from praying their way. We talked about their feelings, what they could have done about it and what they actually did. This picture shows our up-levelled feelings work and our flow map to show what happened. 1

02/11/17 Today we talked about having a growth mindset and how we can sometimes get into a learning pit when we are learning something new. We all know what to say to ourselves now if we want to give up!

19/10/17 The Great Eye Bake Off After we did our research we found out that children would like a chocolate chip bread at lkunchtimes. So we followed the bread recipe, making one change- chocolate chips! here we are in action and the delicious loaves we made. Yum!

19/10/17 The Great Eye Bake Off After we did our research we found out that children would like a chocolate chip bread at lkunchtimes. So we followed the bread recipe, making one change- chocolate chips! here we are in action and the delicious loaves we made. Yum! 1
19/10/17 The Great Eye Bake Off After we did our research we found out that children would like a chocolate chip bread at lkunchtimes. So we followed the bread recipe, making one change- chocolate chips! here we are in action and the delicious loaves we made. Yum! 2
19/10/17 The Great Eye Bake Off After we did our research we found out that children would like a chocolate chip bread at lkunchtimes. So we followed the bread recipe, making one change- chocolate chips! here we are in action and the delicious loaves we made. Yum! 3
19/10/17 The Great Eye Bake Off After we did our research we found out that children would like a chocolate chip bread at lkunchtimes. So we followed the bread recipe, making one change- chocolate chips! here we are in action and the delicious loaves we made. Yum! 4
19/10/17 The Great Eye Bake Off After we did our research we found out that children would like a chocolate chip bread at lkunchtimes. So we followed the bread recipe, making one change- chocolate chips! here we are in action and the delicious loaves we made. Yum! 5

20/10/17 Today we went out into nature to help us generate vocabulary for our own autumn poem. We thought about adjectives and adverbial phrases. Then we made an amazing tree map for all of the vocabulary we learned.

20/10/17 Today we went out into nature to help us generate vocabulary for our own autumn poem. We thought about adjectives and adverbial phrases. Then we made an amazing tree map for all of the vocabulary we learned.  1
20/10/17 Today we went out into nature to help us generate vocabulary for our own autumn poem. We thought about adjectives and adverbial phrases. Then we made an amazing tree map for all of the vocabulary we learned.  2
20/10/17 Today we went out into nature to help us generate vocabulary for our own autumn poem. We thought about adjectives and adverbial phrases. Then we made an amazing tree map for all of the vocabulary we learned.  3
20/10/17 Today we went out into nature to help us generate vocabulary for our own autumn poem. We thought about adjectives and adverbial phrases. Then we made an amazing tree map for all of the vocabulary we learned.  4
20/10/17 Today we went out into nature to help us generate vocabulary for our own autumn poem. We thought about adjectives and adverbial phrases. Then we made an amazing tree map for all of the vocabulary we learned.  5
20/10/17 Today we went out into nature to help us generate vocabulary for our own autumn poem. We thought about adjectives and adverbial phrases. Then we made an amazing tree map for all of the vocabulary we learned.  6
20/10/17 Today we went out into nature to help us generate vocabulary for our own autumn poem. We thought about adjectives and adverbial phrases. Then we made an amazing tree map for all of the vocabulary we learned.  7
20/10/17 Today we went out into nature to help us generate vocabulary for our own autumn poem. We thought about adjectives and adverbial phrases. Then we made an amazing tree map for all of the vocabulary we learned.  8
20/10/17 Today we went out into nature to help us generate vocabulary for our own autumn poem. We thought about adjectives and adverbial phrases. Then we made an amazing tree map for all of the vocabulary we learned.  9
20/10/17 Today we went out into nature to help us generate vocabulary for our own autumn poem. We thought about adjectives and adverbial phrases. Then we made an amazing tree map for all of the vocabulary we learned.  10
20/10/17 Today we went out into nature to help us generate vocabulary for our own autumn poem. We thought about adjectives and adverbial phrases. Then we made an amazing tree map for all of the vocabulary we learned.  11
20/10/17 Today we went out into nature to help us generate vocabulary for our own autumn poem. We thought about adjectives and adverbial phrases. Then we made an amazing tree map for all of the vocabulary we learned.  12
20/10/17 Today we went out into nature to help us generate vocabulary for our own autumn poem. We thought about adjectives and adverbial phrases. Then we made an amazing tree map for all of the vocabulary we learned.  13
20/10/17 Today we went out into nature to help us generate vocabulary for our own autumn poem. We thought about adjectives and adverbial phrases. Then we made an amazing tree map for all of the vocabulary we learned.  14
20/10/17 Today we went out into nature to help us generate vocabulary for our own autumn poem. We thought about adjectives and adverbial phrases. Then we made an amazing tree map for all of the vocabulary we learned.  15
20/10/17 Today we went out into nature to help us generate vocabulary for our own autumn poem. We thought about adjectives and adverbial phrases. Then we made an amazing tree map for all of the vocabulary we learned.  16
20/10/17 Today we went out into nature to help us generate vocabulary for our own autumn poem. We thought about adjectives and adverbial phrases. Then we made an amazing tree map for all of the vocabulary we learned.  17

18/10/17 Here is the text map for our new WaGOLL- a poem called Autumn Days! Can you remember the actions?

18/10/17 Here is the text map for our new WaGOLL- a poem called Autumn Days! Can you remember the actions? 1

10/10/17 For our DT project, we needed to do market research to see what flavours of bread there are. Here we are tasting some to see which flavour we would like to bake for the Great Eye Bake Off!

05/10/17 Today was our church afternoon and John from St Matthews came in to talk to us about the colours of the church season. Then we designed new robes and stoles for Mr Hurst using the church colours.

05/10/17 Today was our church afternoon and John from St Matthews came in to talk to us about the colours of the church season. Then we designed new robes and stoles for Mr Hurst using the church colours.  1
05/10/17 Today was our church afternoon and John from St Matthews came in to talk to us about the colours of the church season. Then we designed new robes and stoles for Mr Hurst using the church colours.  2
05/10/17 Today was our church afternoon and John from St Matthews came in to talk to us about the colours of the church season. Then we designed new robes and stoles for Mr Hurst using the church colours.  3
05/10/17 Today was our church afternoon and John from St Matthews came in to talk to us about the colours of the church season. Then we designed new robes and stoles for Mr Hurst using the church colours.  4
05/10/17 Today was our church afternoon and John from St Matthews came in to talk to us about the colours of the church season. Then we designed new robes and stoles for Mr Hurst using the church colours.  5
05/10/17 Today was our church afternoon and John from St Matthews came in to talk to us about the colours of the church season. Then we designed new robes and stoles for Mr Hurst using the church colours.  6
05/10/17 Today was our church afternoon and John from St Matthews came in to talk to us about the colours of the church season. Then we designed new robes and stoles for Mr Hurst using the church colours.  7
05/10/17 Today was our church afternoon and John from St Matthews came in to talk to us about the colours of the church season. Then we designed new robes and stoles for Mr Hurst using the church colours.  8

05/10/17- We started a new English unit this week on instructions. We have linked this to our topic by using a bread recipe as our WaGOLL (don't worry- we won't leave the oven on like Thomas Farriner!) We used our White Thinking Hat to find the features of the text, then we made a text map of it with actions so we can magpie the good language when we write our own instructions later on.

05/10/17- We started a new English unit this week on instructions. We have linked this to our topic by using a bread recipe as our WaGOLL (don't worry- we won't leave the oven on like Thomas Farriner!) We used our White Thinking Hat to find the features of the text, then we made a text map of it with actions so we can magpie the good language when we write our own instructions later on.  1
05/10/17- We started a new English unit this week on instructions. We have linked this to our topic by using a bread recipe as our WaGOLL (don't worry- we won't leave the oven on like Thomas Farriner!) We used our White Thinking Hat to find the features of the text, then we made a text map of it with actions so we can magpie the good language when we write our own instructions later on.  2

28/09/17 Here is Harry our Maths King for today! He has been solving greater depth problems in maths and using his reasoning skills to explain his ideas! Well done! We are very proud of you!

28/09/17 Here is Harry our Maths King for today! He has been solving greater depth problems in maths and using his reasoning skills to explain his ideas! Well done! We are very proud of you! 1

22/09/17 Today we learned about Rainbow sentences to help us write in sentences which make sense. Here are the sentences we wrote in co-op groups. Children: can you explain what each colour is?

22/09/17 Today we learned about Rainbow sentences to help us write in sentences which make sense. Here are the sentences we wrote in co-op groups. Children: can you explain what each colour is?  1

22/09/17 We have been learning to compare numbers in maths. We have learned to look at the tens first, then the ones if the tens are the same. Here we are playing showdown! in our co-op groups.

22/09/17 We have been learning to compare numbers in maths. We have learned to look at the tens first, then the ones if the tens are the same. Here we are playing showdown! in our co-op groups.  1
22/09/17 We have been learning to compare numbers in maths. We have learned to look at the tens first, then the ones if the tens are the same. Here we are playing showdown! in our co-op groups.  2
22/09/17 We have been learning to compare numbers in maths. We have learned to look at the tens first, then the ones if the tens are the same. Here we are playing showdown! in our co-op groups.  3
22/09/17 We have been learning to compare numbers in maths. We have learned to look at the tens first, then the ones if the tens are the same. Here we are playing showdown! in our co-op groups.  4
22/09/17 We have been learning to compare numbers in maths. We have learned to look at the tens first, then the ones if the tens are the same. Here we are playing showdown! in our co-op groups.  5
22/09/17 We have been learning to compare numbers in maths. We have learned to look at the tens first, then the ones if the tens are the same. Here we are playing showdown! in our co-op groups.  6
22/09/17 We have been learning to compare numbers in maths. We have learned to look at the tens first, then the ones if the tens are the same. Here we are playing showdown! in our co-op groups.  7

15/09/17 Look at our amazing maths! We were working on place value in our co-op groups. Then we went on a Galloping Gallery to peer-asses our learning. We gave smilie faces if the group had 6 different representations, or we added things in if needed.

15/09/17 Look at our amazing maths! We were working on place value in our co-op groups. Then we went on a Galloping Gallery to peer-asses our learning. We gave smilie faces if the group had 6 different representations, or we added things in if needed.  1
15/09/17 Look at our amazing maths! We were working on place value in our co-op groups. Then we went on a Galloping Gallery to peer-asses our learning. We gave smilie faces if the group had 6 different representations, or we added things in if needed.  2
15/09/17 Look at our amazing maths! We were working on place value in our co-op groups. Then we went on a Galloping Gallery to peer-asses our learning. We gave smilie faces if the group had 6 different representations, or we added things in if needed.  3

Pulling down houses as fire breaks

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Making a water line to put out the fire

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Bring out your dead!

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Fire: Friend or Foe?

Our first topic is all about fire! We will be learning about the Great Fire of London in our History lessons, as well as about using maps and symbols in Geography. Our art will be about creating fiery images using paint and collage. Our DT lessons will be all about bread! We will be tasting different breads then baking our own flavours in the Great Eye Bake Off! We will be linking our English work with our topic, beginning with writing a story about a boy who lived in the times of the fire! Our maths work continues on the Maths No problem! journey. We begin with counting, adding and subtracting. 

 

History off the Page

We will be having a very exciting day where we all get into role as Londoners at the time of the Great Fire! We will dress up and become craftspeople who gossip about who might have caused the fire! Then we become archaeologists, digging for evidence! History off the Page will be on Friday 8th December. We will need lots of adult helpers, so please let us know if you are able to come and dress up with us!

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