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Koalas - Year 1

Welcome to Koalas!



Picture 1 Our class teacher is Mrs Booth.
Picture 2 Our class teaching assistant is Mrs Haining.



Our learning this half term is based around the topic 'Myths and Legends'.  We will visit Sherwood Forest and learn all about the legendary Robin Hood.



In English we will read The Story of Robin Hood and follow a boy called Jack as he meets Robin and his gang of Merry Men. We will learn about the features of a good story, before writing our own Robin Hood adventure story. We will then read The Dragon and the nibblesome Knight before writing a set of instructions to catch a dragon. In the final two weeks we will be learning all about the Easter Story.



This half term we will be counting, reading and writing numbers to 50.  We will learn different strategies to help us use these in addition and subtraction number sentences to 20. We will also learn about Time, Fractions and Length and mass.






In Science we will learn about plants and trees.  We will identify and name a variety of plants, identify and describe the basic parts of flowering plants and grow our own sunflowers.



In History we will learn about Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest and produce our own Fact Sheet.  We will be designing and making a Robin Hood Sash using textiles in Design Technology.  In Music we will be following the Charanga Music Scheme - In the Groove.  Our Computing skills will be used throughout the half term in many of our other subjects, and we will also be learning about algorithms.  In RE we will be talking about what it means to belong. Our Jigsaw theme this half term is Healthy Me and we will be talking about the British Value of Mutual Tolerance and what that means. 



We are visiting Sherwood Forest on Monday 2nd March (in the afternoon) and we are going to the allotment on Friday 13th March




We have P.E. on Wednesday and Friday.  The children will be learning to play Unihoc and perform dances using simple movement patterns as we begin to practice our Maypole Dancing.  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.  Our Open Door day is Thursday.  We encourage parents and carers to come into school at 2.55 and share a library book with your child.




Chocolate Day!

We wore yellow for Mental Health Awareness Week

We wore yellow for Mental Health Awareness Week 1

Teddy Bears Picnic

Teddy Bears Picnic 1

Chinese Dancing

Robin Hood

Investigating Plants

Grandparents Reading Event

March Allotment Visit

Parents Grid Spring 2