Welcome to Koala Class page. Here you can find out about all of the exciting learning we have been doing. Check back often to keep up with the koalas!
Mrs Brough is the Class Teacher.
Mrs Selves and Miss Barks are the TAs.
PE is on THURSDAY so please ensure kit is in school. As it is cold, please could you include tracksuit bottoms and a hoodie or similar PE style jumper.
Reading books: children change their own in the mornings when they have finished their book, or if they would like a change.
Reading Records: please record every read which is done at home. Please also send the reading record book into school every day. Thank you!
Water Bottles: please ensure all water bottles are clearly named and filled only with water. Thank you.
Clothing: Please can you ensure that all items of clothing are clearly named. Many thanks.
Our Summer Term Topic
We have a very exciting topic planned for this term! Is the Pirate Life for me?- a topic all about pirates, explorers and islands! Children will learn:
Our visit to Wells-Next-the-Sea is on Friday 7th July. We would love as many parents to come as possible- our only limitation this time is seats on the coach! Please let Mrs Brough know if you would like to come along.
Keep checking back to see all of the exciting things we get up to during this brilliant topic!
Aaaarrrrgh!! Me hearties!
We will be learning about animals’ habitats, lifecycles and food chains. We will be having our Wow Day on Friday 6th January 2017, where adults and children will be dressing up as animals for the day to bring the topic to life.
In English, we will be focussing on non-fiction initially. We will be writing non-chronological reports about an animal, then moving onto writing an explanation based on lifecycles. Our fiction work will focus on the story of ‘How the Zebra Got His Stripes’. We will also work on learning poetry by heart.
In Maths, we will be continuing our work on fractions before moving onto time. We focus on o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past before finally looking at 5 minute intervals. Then the children will learn about money including coin recognition, calculating totals and giving change. In the final weeks of the term, we will learn about 2D and 3D shapes, including their properties, similarities and differences and classifying them.
In Geography, our focus will be on the continents and oceans of the world. We will be learning about two contrasting continents- Africa and Antarctica. We will look at climate, mountains, rivers, homes, animals, etc before comparing them.
Our Science learning forms the majority of our topic. We will learn about animal lifecycles, their habitats and their food chains. This will include our visit to Hamerton Zoo on Friday 24th March 2017. Please let us know if you would like to accompany us on the visit.
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 is very new. It is called Maths No problem! It is an approach to learning which focusses on collaboration and talk, which has been proven to significantly enhance learning. We are excited to get started!
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 4th November. We will need lots of adult helpers, so please let us know if you are able to come and dress up with us!