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Koalas - Year 1

Welcome to Koala Class!

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Our class teacher is Mrs Booth.
Mrs Kyne is our TA on Monday and Tuesday
Mrs Smith is our TA Wednesday to Friday



Our learning this half term is based around the topic 'Food, Glorious Food'.  We will learn all about where our food comes from. 



In English we will start with the book While We Can't Hug and do lots of speaking and listening and circle time activities focusing on returning to school and settling in to our new class.  Later on we shall be focusing on books with a food theme.  We will start with Oliver's Fruit Salad and write write a shopping list of things we need to make our own fruit salad and move on to Don't Forget the Bacon where we will write silly sentences to help us remember what we need from the shops!



This half term we will be counting with, reading and writing numbers to 10.  We will learn different strategies to help us use these in addition and subtraction number sentences. We will also learn about Shape and Patterns.






In Science we will learn about the human body.  We will identify, name draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense. We will use our senses to investigate different smells and tastes.



In Geography we will find out where different foods come from and name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas. We will be designing and making a fruit salad in Design Technology.  In Music we will be following the Charanga Music Scheme - Hey You!  Our Computing skills will be used throughout the half term in many of our other subjects, and we will also be learning about and using different paint programs.  Our Jigsaw theme this half term is Being Me in My World and we will be talking about the British Value of Democracy and put it into practice by voting for class School Council Members, Eco Warriors and Playground Pals. 






We have P.E. on Tuesday (Dance) and Friday (Gymnastics).  The children will be learning to perform dances using simple movement patterns and learn to master basic movements including running, jumping throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities. Children will need a white or green round neck t-shirt, shorts and plimsolls or trainers.  Long hair will need to be tied back.  If possible, earrings should be taken out.  If this is not possible, they should be covered with plasters or micro-pore tape.




Homework will be given out on Friday.  Children should bring it back by the following Wednesday.  They will get a sticker on their homework chart, and a stamp on their Bear Hunt sheet.



We expect children to read every night at home, and this to be recorded in the children's reading diary.  Children will get stickers in their diary when they have reached 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175 and 200 nights worth of reading, along with a small reward.  The number of reads your child has achieved will also be recorded on a chart which will be displayed in the classroom window. 



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