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Welcome to Koala's 

Class Learning Page






We are looking forward to this year's new learning adventure ...


Our Teaching Team

Hello, I am Miss York, Class Teacher in Koala Class. 

Our fabulous teaching assistants are Mrs Carter who is with us Monday to Wednesday, Mrs Moody who supports us every morning and some afternoons plus Mrs Sutherland and Miss Bingham.


    Miss York           Mrs Carter          Mrs Moody



  Mrs Sutherland       Miss Bingham



In Koala Class we are:



Trips and Visits

In Koala Class we enjoy taking part in a range of exciting social trips and therapeutic activities, eg cycling, horseriding, forest school or social trips.  These trips help your child gain confidence, key social skills, core strength plus gain an understanding of our local environment.


Forest School 


What to bring to Koala Class

Please bring the following to school:

- a healthy snack for after break

- a named water bottle

- a named pair of wellies

- a spare pair of socks (for wet days) - please keep them in your book bag

- a named coat with a hood

- named gloves, scarf and hat for cold days

- PE kit plus trainers (check everything is labelled)

- a school bag - to hold your Reading Book and Link Card





Our text this half term is Supertato by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet.                     



Children read on a regular basis in Koala Class.  We have a fun daily story time session, which is an opportunity to share a book together, ask questions about the text and talk about the book and related topics.  

Reading books are taken home and changed on a weekly basis.  We encourage children to read at home 4 times a week, practice reading tricky words and use their phonics to decode unfamiliar words.

Click on the buttons below to see suggested reading book lists for our class:

Reading List 1

Reading List 2



We practice handwriting regularly.  Children are taught to print their letters, check their letters are evenly sized, how to differentiate between capital letters and lowercase letters and how to present their work neatly.






In Koala Class some children learn phonics in either small groups or individually. We use Monster Phonics to help us learn our letters and sounds. Lessons are adapted to your child's individual needs.

Click on the button below to hear the sounds and see the actions.

  Meet The Monsters  Monster Phonics Actions

  Monster Phonics Story Time



We have lessons in spelling, punctuation and grammar weekly. The glossary below explains some of the terms used in SPAG lessons: 

SPAG Glossary KS1     


Spelling Lists

We are learning spellings from the Year 1 and Year 2 Tricky Words list:





Children's learning is individualised.  We build their knowledge in small steps to deepen understanding.  Children explore how to reason, discuss and connect their Maths understanding using key Maths vocabulary, pictorial representations and equipment.  

Here is an overview of the topics covered. We will be covering the Y1-Y3 curriculum and personalising learning accordingly:



Homework is learning spellings, reading your reading book and answering questions about it plus completing a book review.  Some children may have some practical activities to practice key skills.  Homework is given out on a Friday and due back ideally by the following Wednesday.  Reading books are changed on a Friday.


Curriculum Newsletter

We are covering the following topics this term: 

Curriculum Newsletter Autumn 2 2021


Class Timetable 

Class Timetable